Civitas sells assets in the Carolinas

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Critical of recent remarks made by Lackawanna County Commissioner Laureen Cummings, two Scranton city councilmen on Thursday reiterated their support for a countywide tax reassessment. In the months before Donald Eugene Webb is accused of gunning down a police officer more than 36 years ago, he stayed in motels in eastern Pennsylvania.

Police: Serial bank robber slipped up, let a witness see his face

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A man who police say robbed at least 12 banks in four counties made a mistake with his latest heist and let a witness see his face before he could put his mask on, state police at Dunmore said. The description that witness gave allowed police to draw a composite sketch of the thief who has plagued area banks since the end of 2015.

Sketch of Unknown Serial Bank Robber Released

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The FBI released a sketch of a man who held up 12 banks in our area in the past year and a half. FBI agents confirm that the robber who held up the NBT Bank branch in Archbald last week is the serial robber who has been avoiding authorities since December of 2015.

Owner of Archbald massage parlor charged with prostitution

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Burglar Caught on Camera Swiping Pool Heater

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A bizarre burglary has stalled construction work at a new golf course in Lackawanna County. A burglar swiped the club's new pool heaters but he was caught on camera.

Dog Park Debut: New Place For Pups To Play

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Make no bones about it, there's a new place for pups to play in Lackawanna County. The Jason Corazzi Memorial Dog Park is gearing up for its grand opening this weekend in Archbald.

Prime minister’s UK election gamble backfires as Tories lose majority

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State Sen. Blake staffer plans run against state Rep. Kevin Haggerty

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Kyle Mullins, legislative director for state Sen. John Blake, plans to challenge Haggerty for the Democratic nomination for the 112th District House seat in a year and a half. The 32-year-old resident of Blakely's Peckville section announced his candidacy Thursday and said the timing is unrelated to Haggerty's recent troubles.

Suspect Sought in Bank Hold Up

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Archbald and State Police and the FBI are now on the lookout for the man they say showed a gun and made off with an undetermined amount of cash in one part of Lackwanna County. It happened just before 10am at the NBT Bank on Route 6 in Eynon.

Lackawanna County Court Notes

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LLC, Blakely; a property at Ruth Dilly Tract, Archbald, for $65,000. a- Joseph J. and Georgia A. Healey, Dunmore, to Ruslan Mustafayev and Roza Bakradze, Scranton; a property at 1510 Marion St. and Washington Avenue, Scranton, for $223,400.

Annual Knights of Columbus Race Held in Archbald

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The Knights of Columbus St. Anne's Council Walk and Run was held at Aylesworth Park in Archbald Sunday afternoon. Both runners and walkers alike hit the ground running, making their way through park and helping raise money for the Janet Weis' Children's Hospital near Danville.

Annual Knights of Columbus Race Held in Archbald

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The Knights of Columbus St. Anne's Council Walk and Run was held at Aylesworth Park in Archbald Sunday afternoon. Both runners and walkers alike hit the ground running, making their way through park and helping raise money for the Janet Weis' Children's Hospital near Danville.

Stun gun used in heroin arrest, police say

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Car plows into Times Square crowd; 1 dead, about 20 hurt

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Namedropper 5/17/2017

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Lackawanna County Fishing Derby champions receive trophies from county officials. From left: Mark Dougher, county recreation buildings and grounds manager; county Commissioner Patrick M. O'Malley; winners in the age 4-to-8 category, Moriah Silverman, William Vassel, Cecelia Cravetts, Michael Trombly, Mason Trombly and Alex Hapstak; William Davis, county deputy director for Parks and Recreation; and Andy Kudzinowski, parks and recreation staff member.

Celebrating Mothers Day During Mass in Scranton

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In Scranton, people celebrated mothers both maternal and adoptive. A special Mass was held for them at St Peter's Cathedral.

Area native in the running for interim FBI post

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The area around Lake Scranton is still showing the effects of storm damage sustained more than two months ago. A Lackawanna County sheriff's deputy clenched his fist, punched his girlfriend 20 times and choked her with her shirt as she drove a car Sunday night, Scranton police charged Monday.

RiverFest returns to Lackawanna River with activities on and off the water

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On Saturday, May 13, RiverFest 2017 celebrates the Lackawanna River and promotes its protection with festivities centered at Sweeney's Beach Recreation Area, 41 Poplar St., Scranton. Bernie McGurl, executive director of the LCRA, says the group has spent a number of years fighting on behalf of the river's well-being.

Police: Man put woman in headlock, blocked nose and mouth

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An Archbald man who smelled of alcohol put his girlfriend in a headlock and covered her nose and mouth Friday, borough police charged. Howard Thomas Walter Jr., 47, 424 Church St., Apt.

Kmart, Gander Mountain in Lackawanna County to Close

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Kmart was one of the first big box stores in Dickson City but it's expected to close this summer. The Kmart location has been a mainstay in Dickson City for decades.

Ex-state Sen. Mellow seeks restoration of pension

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State administrators are deliberating whether to restore former state Sen. Robert Mellow's $20,510 monthly pension despite his conviction on federal corruption charges. The former Senate Democratic Leader first appealed the pension forfeiture to the state Employees' Retirement Board in July 2012 The system stripped him of the benefit soon after he agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and filing a false tax return.

Archbald extends Staback Park maintenance agreement

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The borough will continue to maintain Staback Park through at least 2018 but will close the park in the winter to cut costs. After a months-long debate over whether to opt out of a maintenance agreement with the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, borough council on Wednesday unanimously voted to extend the Staback Park maintenance contract with DCNR for 2017 and 2018 – meaning Archbald's Department of Public Works will continue to manicure the park's grounds for the foreseeable future.

Chef’s Table: Cafe Rinaldi marks 20 years in business with 100-year-old heritage recipes

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The late Robert “Bob” Rinaldi Sr. taught his children an important lesson: never underestimate the power of food. “Food can change someone's mood or someone's day in a second,” his son, Russell Rinaldi, said.

Veterans

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Hricak-McAndrew Legion Post 869 Auxiliary roast beef dinner and basket raffle, today, noon to 4 p.m., post home, 161 S. Main St., Archbald, takeouts available, $10, at post. Armed Forces Parade, May 20; those who were in the parade last year and did not receive a letter to participate this year or for information about the parade, call Joe Sylvester at 570-961-2696.

Seven seek four open seats on Valley View School Board

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The district's budget is a major concern for the seven candidates vying for four seats on the Valley View School Board. Board President Ellen Nielsen, Vice President Thomas Owen and newcomer Maria Ruby will compete for two open seats on the school board for Region 1, which covers Archbald.

Local History: Bad fire in Blakely

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Deemed “the most disastrous … in the history of the upper Lackawanna Valley,” a fire that ripped through the Peckville section of Blakely in 1902 destroyed 31 buildings, killed one person and forever altered the appearance of the town's bustling business center. The blaze began March 27, 1902, at Barrett's jewelry store on Depot Street, according to a story later that day in The Scranton Times.

Police investigating South Scranton bank robbery

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Patrol Bikes Donated To Six Police Departments

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The Lackawanna County sheriff's office, headquartered at the county courthouse, was one of the recipients of the new patrol bikes Tuesday. “After 29 years of being employed in the borough of Archbald, I don't think that we've ever had the opportunity to ride a bicycle while on patrol,” said Archbald Police Chief Tim Trently.

Last-minute tax filers expected to flood IRS with returns

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