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Sewer cash may get Scranton out of Act 47, but not a cure-all

Long hailed as the savior of the city’s three pension funds, proceeds from the Scranton sewer system sale will help stave off the funds’ imminent insolvency but will not restore them to full financial health. (read more)

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Local women march in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­— Maura Hennigan marched for equality and human rights. Theresa Kalpan went for friends with disabilities, women who aren’t free to make their own choices and for affordable health care. (read more)

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Scranton service promotes unity in divisive atmosphere

When Tim Maloney started school at Keystone College in 2011, he found himself living on the party floor of his dorm on campus. (read more)

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Pets of the Week 1/22/2017

Find a pet who needs a new home at the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter. (read more)

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Chris Kelly: Historical perspective on Trump

The most nagging aspect of history isn’t that it tends to repeat, but that it can be rewound and replayed on an endless loop. (read more)

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Local History: Stately hotel in Scranton had storied past

For a century, the imposing Lackawanna Valley House stood at Lackawanna and Franklin avenues, keeping watch over the downtown. The hotel burned down in a dramatic fire in January 1951 and the rubble was razed soon after. (read more)

Survey aims to provide count of homeless youths

A count this week of the number of Northeast Pennsylvania youths without a stable place to sleep will provide local service organizations with a better idea of the population’s size and needs. (read more)



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Last surviving Knox Mine worker honored

When Bill Hastie worked at the Knox Mine, he made $2 a day. On Jan. 22, 1959, his pregnant wife was due, but he went to work as scheduled at noon. (read more)

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Remember When - December 1983: Tournament champs

Scranton Central wins the Specs Cohen Junior High Basketball Tournament. (read more)

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Pets of the Week 1/22/2017

Find a pet who needs a new home at the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter. (read more)

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Locals revel in D.C. at Trump inauguration

Dozens of Northeast Pennsylvania residents traveled to Washington, D.C., to watch Donald Trump sworn in as the nation’s 45th president Friday. (read more)

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Three cited in "scuffle" during protest in Scranton

Scranton police filed summary citations against three people Friday afternoon after an altercation inside the building that houses U.S. Sen. Bob Casey’s office during a protest of the incoming president’s administration. (read more)

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Lou Barletta shares photos from inauguration

U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta had a pretty good seat for the swearing in of the 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump. (read more)

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Carbondale man charged with breaking child's leg

A Carbondale man is accused of throwing a 23-month-old child to the floor out of frustration earlier this month, breaking the boy’s leg. (read more)

Family hopes to open medical-marijuana facility in Scranton

A family that runs a internal medicine and cardiology practice in Brooklyn, New York, wants to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Scranton. (read more)