Wastewater facility enhancements

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Lauren Elliott, Abington Regional Wastewater Authority director, speaks during the dedication ceremony of a $30 million enhancement at the treatment facility on Northern Boulevard in South Abington Twp. The project began in 2013 and construction wrapped u (read more)

Community Events Listings, October 1, 2016

Abingtons Spaghetti dinner: VFW Abington Memorial Post 7069 Auxiliary spaghetti and meatball dinner, Oct. 29, 4-7 p.m., 402 Winola Road, Clarks Summit, takeouts available, $9/adults and $4/children, benefits the Bob Kromko (past commander) Scholarship Fun (read more)

Lackawanna County Court Notes

MARRIAGE LICENSES ■ Kyle Edwin Cookson and Brittany Olszewski, both of Carbondale. ■ Virginia Isabella Hoehle and Robert Wayne Tuttle, both of Carbondale. ■ James Patrick Golden and Nina Mazzone, both of Scranton. ■ Richard Michael Schank and Stephanie Ma (read more)

‘Kids-for-cash’ judge’s latest motion disputed

WILKES-BARRE — Federal prosecutors on Friday filed a brief opposing infamous “kids-for-cash” judge Mark A. Ciavarella’s effort to have some of his convictions overturned based on a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision. Calling the disgraced judge’s latest a (read more)

Wilkes officials plan $3.5M campus project

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WILKES-BARRE — Wilkes University officials announced plans Friday for a $3.5 million South Campus Gateway initiative, a three-part project that includes a number of improvements and additions. The first part is a $1 million project that will create new en (read more)

Regional briefs Oct. 1, 2016

Two charged in armed robbery SALEM TWP. — Two men face armed robbery charges in Wayne County. A juvenile reported to state police at Honesdale that he arranged to buy marijuana from James Eike, 17, of Lake Ariel, and met Mr. Eike and another person, later (read more)

Cooking up a culinary career

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Malek Thomas, 21, a Keystone College and former South Scranton Intermediate School student, speaks to Diane D’Angelo’s cooking class at South about how his interest in the culinary field began in her classroom. Mr. Thomas, who is also the cooking instruct (read more)

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Retiring Times-Shamrock employee's 58-year career example of American dream

Reflecting on nearly six decades of service at Times-Shamrock Communications, Harold “Hal” Marion said he lived the American dream. (read more)

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Geisinger acquisition opens doors for TCMC research, financial stability

Thirteen years ago, a medical school officer told area entrepreneur Robert Naismith, Ph.D., that the hill was too steep — he could never start a medical college in Scranton. (read more)

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Closure of crumbling bridge cuts lone access to cemetery in Scranton

The state Department of Transportation closed the lone access bridge to St. Mary’s Cemetery in South Scranton on Wednesday because it is unsafe. (read more)

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Police: Man charged for Minooka burglary spree

A Scranton man, arrested last week for breaking into a city bar, faces new felony charges for a burglary spree that spanned a year, city detectives said Wednesday. (read more)

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Marywood president opens her home to students

Over plates of hamburgers and potato salad, Sister Mary Persico opened her home and asked students about their lives. (read more)

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Trial date set for former Carbondale cop charged with homicide

The former part-time Carbondale police officer accused of shooting and killing a Fell Twp. man this year will go to trial next year. (read more)

Scranton council hears about utilities' pave-cut road digs

Scranton officials on Thursday defended their enforcement of newer city rules for utility pave cuts and road restoration. (read more)

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Old Forge police release photo of attempted robbery suspect

OLD FORGE — Borough police on Thursday released an image captured from a surveillance camera of a would-be robber in hope the public can help identify him. (read more)

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Two arrested, drugs seized in second raid on Scranton home

For the second time this month, a police raid at a Hill Section home ended with heroin seized and suspected dealers charged. (read more)

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Police find 110 bags of heroin in man's buttocks

SCRANTON — City police said they found 110 bags of heroin in a man’s buttocks after a drug arrest Thursday afternoon. (read more)