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Skin Deeper: Scarlett Johansson as predator in ‘Under the Skin’

Skin Deeper: Scarlett Johansson as predator in ‘Under the Skin’

Screens: One of the first images in Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin is a tiny white dot at the center of a black screen. At what are we looking? An eclipse? The sun... By David Riedel 4/16/2014
Alamo Colleges Barely Passed Its Own Accountability Test

Alamo Colleges Barely Passed Its Own Accountability Test

News: After months of passionate protest, petitions and public forums, faculty, students and administration of the five Alamo Community Colleges let out... By Mary Tuma 4/16/2014
Beaches Be Trippin\': Five Texas Coast Spots Worth the Drive

Beaches Be Trippin': Five Texas Coast Spots Worth the Drive

Arts & Culture: Let’s face it, most of us Lone Stars view the Texas coast as a poor man’s Waikiki. Hell, maybe just a poor man’s Panama Beach — only to be used... By Callie Enlow 7/10/2013
‘Jodorowsky’s Dune’ Documents a Cult Director’s Ambitious Failure

‘Jodorowsky’s Dune’ Documents a Cult Director’s Ambitious Failure

Screens: We’ve all seen David Lynch’s 1984 film, Dune. For kids of the ’80s and ’90s, it was a staple in Dad’s VHS library. As an adult looking back on it, or as a... By James Woodard 4/16/2014

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  • Spangenberg headed for disabled list LOCAL BRIEFSpangenberg lands on DLSan Diego Padres prospect and Abington Heights grad Cory Spangenberg’s strong start to the season might have hit a speed bump.The second baseman was placed on the 7-day disabled list with a head injury retroactive to Wedn | 4/19/2014
  • H.S. TRACK HS TRACKTHURSDAY’S MEETSGIRLSWallenpaupack 120 Honesdale 30100 Hurdles: L. Aronica (H) 17.6, VanTine (W), S. Aronica (H). 3200 Relay: Wallenpaupack (Schmidt, Decker, Martone, LaFave) 11:16:6. 100: Jasmine Stevenson (W) 12.4, Hiller (W), Keulin | 4/19/2014
  • Clipboard CLIPBOARDFOOTBALL — West Side Falcons will hold early football and cheerleading registration April 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and April 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the field on Jackson Street. Cost is $50 per child for ages 5-14. Registration will be ava | 4/19/2014
  • Correctional officer injured in slashing as SCI Dallas An inmate serving a life sentence for murder slashed a correctional officer’s face Thursday night at State Correctional Institution at Dallas, sending the officer to the hospital. State police said Joel Perez, 40, Lancaster County, slashed the right side | 4/19/2014
  • Regional briefs, April 19, 2014 Officials question ‘historical’ requestWILKES-BARRE — It’s called the Luzerne County Historical Society. But a proposal to declare the group the county’s historical society is making waves after the county solicitor raised concerns over the impact such a | 4/19/2014
  • ‘1971’ shows analog precursor to NSA scandal Documentary tells story of Media, Pa., break-in and what a huge deal it was for the way we live.NEW YORK — A trove of government documents reveals widespread domestic surveillance of Americans. Leaked revelations hit the front pages of newspapers. A power | 4/19/2014
  • Deaths stoke worries about pot edibles DENVER — A college student eats more than the recommended dose of a marijuana-laced cookie and jumps to his death from a hotel balcony. A husband with no history of violence is accused of shooting his wife in the head, possibly after eating pot-infused ca | 4/19/2014
  • 11th-inning squeeze play sparks ’Pigs past RailRiders MOOSIC — For 11 innings, the RailRiders and rival Lehigh Valley seemingly battled to determine who could find the most unorthodox way to score the few runs that actually crossed the plate.In the end, the IronPigs whipped out the suicide squeeze.On a night | 4/19/2014
  • B-Sens top Pens for East Division title Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s struggles on Binghamton’s home ice continue.BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — Eighty miles of concrete made the difference between an East Division championship and a second-place finish for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins this season.Jean-Gab | 4/19/2014
  • H.S. BASEBALL: Marsico, West Scranton drop Abington Heights Mason Marsico allowed six hits and struck out four in a complete game effort to lead West Scranton to a 6-3 win over Abington Heights in Lackawanna League Division I play Friday.Marsico also had two hits, two RBIs and two stolen bases. Cole Stetzar knocke | 4/19/2014
  • Falling concrete limits parking at Linden garage The Scranton Parking Authority closed most of the Linden Street Garage on Friday after a section of concrete peeled off the underside of the exit ramp, the authority’s court-appointed receiver said.Only 90 parking spaces in the garage will be available th | 4/19/2014
  • Vet with PTSD to receive $3.1 million from government Fifteen months after he was awarded $3.7 million in a federal lawsuit, a Marine suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder will receive all but roughly $600,000 of the verdict after the government agreed to drop most of the issues it raised on appeal.S | 4/19/2014
  • Scranton/Wilkes-Barre ranked No. 8 best city to raise family We are among the most miserable people in the nation, have the highest regional unemployment rate in the state and made headlines earlier this year for living in the “Most Hungover City in America.”But if you’re looking for a place to raise a family, pack | 4/19/2014
  • Captain of sunken ferry arrested; death toll at 29 MOKPO, South Korea — The captain of a sunken South Korean ferry was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need, as investigators looked into whether his evacuation order came too late to save lives. Two crew members were al | 4/19/2014
  • President Obama responds to Waverly Elementary students' letters WAVERLY TWP. — Earlier this year, the 51 second-graders sat at their desks with a pencil and piece of white-lined paper and brainstormed ways to make America great.Their assignment: Write a friendly letter, including the date, greeting, body, closing and | 4/19/2014
  • ain Street projects have boosted Moscow business The grant-funded project that has reshaped downtown Moscow helped the borough attract new businesses and was a boon to several existing establishments, according to an economic impact survey borough officials recently conducted.A $500,035 grant transforme | 4/19/2014
  • Hearing set in dispute between DiBileo, commissioners A judge will hear arguments later this month on a request by the Lackawanna County commissioners to throw out Controller Gary DiBileo’s lawsuit over access to the employee time-keeping system.The administration contends the complaint Mr. DiBileo filed Mar | 4/19/2014
  • Judge denies Scranton's request to dismiss police officer's lawsuit A Scranton police officer who claims he was removed as a firearms instructor after he complained the city purchased uniforms only from a company that competed with his parents’ business can proceed with his lawsuit, a federal judge ruled.Joseph Harris fil | 4/19/2014
  • Larger plane to Atlanta short-lived PITTSTON TWP. — Delta’s upgraded jet from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport to Atlanta will run only for a month before the airline diverts it to another location, but the airport will still get a larger craft than it currently has for the route | 4/19/2014
  • State police investigate hit and run DICKSON CITY — State police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that happened late Thursday at the Interstate 81 on-ramp to Exit 190 (Main Avenue). A bluish-colored vehicle, possibly a minivan or sport utility vehicle, left the on-ramp about 8:24 p.m. a | 4/19/2014
  • Thief pilfers from vehicles SCRANTON — Items were stolen from two vehicles parked in the 1200 block of Donnelly Court on Thursday, city police said.It’s likely the two thefts are linked, acting Capt. Glenn Thomas said.A 2001 Subaru Impreza was parked there from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p | 4/19/2014
  • Jogger died of heart attack on trail SCRANTON — A heart attack was the cause of 51-year-old Frank Pallien’s sudden collapse Thursday while jogging on the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Trail, county Coroner Tim Rowland said.The Scranton man would later die from cardiac arrest at Regional Hospita | 4/19/2014
  • 50 evacuated for fire, building should be open after break LA PLUME TWP. — A fire in a Keystone College dorm led to an evacuation Thursday night that temporarily displaced 50 students, but the college believes the building will be open for students after Easter break.Firefighters were called to Hollinshead Hall a | 4/19/2014
  • LOCAL COLLEGES: Lackawanna baseball sweeps DH Lackawanna College swept Salem Community College in a conference doubleheader winning 16-3 and 3-2 on Friday. The Falcons clinched a spot in the post season Region 19 Division II Baseball Tournament. Lackawanna has four more Region games which will determ | 4/19/2014
  • HS SOFTBALL: Valley View slips past Wallenpaupack Valley View built a four-run lead after two innings, then had to hold off Wallenpaupack, edging the Lady Buckhorns, 5-4, in a Lackawanna League Division I-II crossover softball game Friday.Blayse Cholish doubled and knocked in a pair of runs for the Couga | 4/19/2014
  • Fire destroys N.J. shore homes SEA ISLE CITY, N.J. — Three homes have been destroyed by a fire that broke out near the beachfront of a Jersey Shore community.Authorities say no injuries have been reported in the smoky seven-alarm fire, which erupted around 4:30 p.m. Friday in Sea Isle | 4/19/2014
  • 7.2 quake shakes Mexican capital No major damage after temblor from long-dormant fault.ACAPULCO, Mexico — A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of m | 4/19/2014
  • Many parallels from Clinton to Obama WASHINGTON — Thousands of pages of documents from President Bill Clinton’s White House affirm a longtime adage: The more things change, the more they stay the same.As Mr. Clinton prepared for an August 1994 news conference in which he hoped to build publi | 4/19/2014
  • McGinty has chops, but so does rest of fieldMcGinty has chops, but so does rest of field Democratic governor candidate Katie McGinty stands in a tough spot.She’s got all the credentials necessary to offer a strong run at knocking off Republican Gov. Tom Corbett in November.First, she’s from the Southeast, now the best base for Democrats aimin | 4/19/2014
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - 4/19/2014 Not fooledEditor: I will bet that Vladimir Putin has been watching a whole bunch of Lone Ranger reruns. In most episodes the Lone Ranger is mistaken for a bad guy as he wears a black mask.It is only after the Lone Ranger does his good deed and rides away | 4/19/2014
  • It depends on wherethe road goes Pennsylvania has a long list of roads that need improvement, and even a few areas that could use new roads. None of those locations are in state forests, however, the preserved regions of “Penn’s Woods” that remain true to the name.Gov. Tom Corbett views | 4/19/2014
  • Expensivebox of cereal General Mills, the gigantic food company, has figured how to shed the risk inherent in selling products that people put in their bodies. It will shift that risk to consumers. The company recently declared that it no longer will be sued. Its new posture is | 4/19/2014
  • Ukraine insurgents stand ground DONETSK, Ukraine — Pro-Russian insurgents defiantly refused Friday to surrender their weapons or give up government buildings in eastern Ukraine, despite a diplomatic accord reached in Geneva and overtures from the government in Kiev.Denis Pushilin of the | 4/19/2014
  • Pope pensive at Colosseum ROME — Desperate migrants, suicidal failed business owners, battered women, torture victims and all people suffering in the world were remembered at a torch-lit Good Friday Way of the Cross procession presided over by Pope Francis at the Colosseum.With hi | 4/19/2014
  • Avalanche sweeps Everest, killing 12 KATMANDU, Nepal — An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world’s highest peak. Several more were injured.The Sherpa guides had g | 4/19/2014
  • Dunmore Candy Kitchen expanding to Scranton The Dunmore Candy Kitchen is expanding to Scranton, opening a new retail shop and kitchen on Davis Street in the fall.The company’s historic home on Drinker Street in Dunmore will remain a retail store, little changed for visitors. A booming sweets busine | 4/18/2014
  • BC-US-SCI--SpaceStation Cloudy skies aren’t enough to prevent the long-delayed SpaceX launch.CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A SpaceX supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Friday, setting the stage for an Easter morning delivery and urgent spacewalking repairs la | 4/19/2014
  • As planned, NASA lunar craft crashes CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s robotic moon explorer, LADEE, is no more.Flight controllers confirmed that the orbiting spacecraft crashed into the back side of the moon Friday as planned, avoiding the precious historic artifacts left behind by moonwalkers. | 4/19/2014
  • THE WORLD ACCORDING TO1964 NEW YORK — Video phone calls? Yeah, we do that. Asking computers for information? Sure, several times a day. Colonies on the moon and jet packs as a mode of everyday transportation. OK, maybe not.The New York World’s Fair of 1964 introduced 51 million vis | 4/19/2014
  • $ Q: My breath is OK during the day, but when I wake up in the morning, it’s terrible. What causes bad morning breath? And what can I do to prevent it?A: Bad breath, or halitosis, is a common problem — especially “morning breath.” (Some people call it “dra | 4/19/2014
  • Judge rules Dominick confession can be used in Bonacci homicide trial The confession is in and separate trials are out. The ruling, issued Thursday in the Frank Bonacci homicide case, is a significant blow to the defenses of Jason Dominick and Neil Pal. | 4/18/2014
  • Hot Shot 4/21/14 Jim Evanko submitted this photo of a mute swan doing some fishing taken recently on Irondequit Bay near Rochester, N.Y. | 4/21/2014
  • Hot Shot 4/19/14 Bob Quarteroni, of New Sullivan Street, Swoyersville, discovered this periwinkle in bloom along the shore of Frances Slocum State Park on Thursday. | 4/19/2014
  • Community digest Wyoming Valley Whole Earth Holistic and Psychic Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 26 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 27 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 242 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. Admission is $3. Children 12 and younger are admit | 4/18/2014
  • Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12 KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Several more were injured. | 4/18/2014
  • Relationship issues lead to stabbing threat SCRANTON — Police arrested a woman early Thursday after she threatened in a text message to stab a man, according to the criminal complaint.Jade Pasco, 411 Deacon St., Scranton, was charged with making terroristic threats, a misdemeanor.After responding t | 4/18/2014
  • Man found dead in Hanover was Petersburg resident HANOVER COUNTY (AP) — The Hanover County Sheriff's Office has identified a body found behind a business on Wednesday as that of a 55-year-old Petersburg man. | 4/18/2014
  • Police ID remains as those of city woman PETERSBURG - A body found by a landscaping crew Thursday in a wooded area at 128 S. Crater Road around noon, has been identified as Kathy Furrow, 50, of Petersburg. | 4/18/2014
  • Dodge Journey a competent sport ute The Dodge Journey is the little sport­ ute/crossover that could.Like the titular steam locomotive in the children’s classic, the Journey chugs mightily uphill in an extremely competitive market segment, saying, “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can | 4/19/2014
  • Jeff Ackerman April 14, 2014 Jeff Ackerman, 31, of Hazleton passed away unexpected at his home Monday. Born in Hazleton on Sept. 14, 1982, he was the son of Michael Ackerman of Freeland and Sandra (Eckrote) Ackerman of Harleigh. Jeff was a 2000 graduate of Hazleton Ar | 4/18/2014
  • Film Review: Jodorowsky’s Dune Jodorowsky’s 12-hour 'Dune' didn’t get past the planning stages — but what might have been? | 4/18/2014
  • Film Review: Transcendence Wally Pfister should stick to cinematography and leave the directing to those who can. | 4/18/2014
  • Taylor flasher identified, charged Bobby Dean Willard used to drive around, follow women and expose himself, sometimes yelling explicit sexual comments at them as he masturbated, police said.Then he tried doing it to the daughter of a state police lieutenant . | 4/18/2014
  • Is the pot scene sexist? The Grass Ceiling. | 4/15/2014
  • Jogger dies on Scranton trail of heart attack A heart attack was the cause of 51-year-old Frank Pallien’s sudden collapse Thursday evening, jogging on the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Trail, Lackawanna County Coroner Tim Rowland said. | 4/18/2014
  • Police: Inmate slashed officer's face A correctional officer at the State Correctional Institution at Dallas was taken to the hospital after an inmate slashed the officer in the face Thursday night. | 4/18/2014
  • Sports Week Ahead April 16-22 | 4/16/2014
  • Best Bets TODAY: For a good cause: Scranton School District Throwing Strikes Against Autism, noon to 2 p.m., South Side Bowl, 125 Beech St., $12.SUNDAY: All aboard: entrance fee-free day, Steamtown National Historic Site. Visit 570-340-5200. | 4/19/2014
  • Datebook: Your guide to area meetings and events TodayAmerican Red Cross Wyoming Valley Chapter: Adult CPR/AED, today, 9 to 10:30 a.m.; Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED, today, 1 to 2:30 p.m.; Adult First Aid/CPR/AED, today, 9 to 11 a.m.; Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED, today, 1 to 3:30 p.m.; Babysitt | 4/19/2014
  • WHO’S NEW MOSES TAYLOR HOSPITALBERRIOS: A son, April 14, to Brandon Berrios and Devon Markarian, Archbald.HAUSMAN: A daughter, April 15, to Lee Hausman and Meghan Chmielewski, Scranton.HOPKINS: A daughter, April 15, to Eva Hopkins-Dougher, Scranton.KELLY: A daughte | 4/19/2014
  • TGIF: Places to go and things to do in Northeast Pennsylvania CLUBSARLO'S TAVERN, 10340 Route 171, Union Dale: today, Dem Guyz; Sunday, Joe Statuto.BAR LOUIE, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Plains Twp.: today, Graces Downfall. THE BAR ON OAK, 900 Oak St., Pittston: today, Latin Night with DJ.BAZIL, 1101 Northern Blvd. | 4/19/2014
  • $ Temple to host local comedy showThree New York City-based comedians will bring their funny bones to Scranton’s Temple Hesed next weekend. Jessica Kirson, Raquel D’Apice and Clarks Summit native Steve Leventhal will perform at Temple Hesed’s “A Night of Co | 4/19/2014
  • Cooking for a Cause A pair of fundraisers feature local chefs | 4/18/2014
  • Woodward Avenue Brewers unveils new menu Not drab, WAB. | 4/15/2014
  • Win A Pair of VIP Tickets with A Parking Pass to see the RailRiders! | 4/18/2014
  • Blue Ribbon Task Force holds meeting, discusses potential BRAC in 2017 The Blue Ribbon Task Force (BRTF) recently held a meeting to discuss community impacts, community support and preparing for a potential BRAC in 2017.The Blue Ribbon Task Force was originally organized by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance and has been | 4/18/2014
  • U.S. Rep. Matthew Cartwright to speak at NEPA Alliance Government Contracting Showcase event on April 24 The Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) announced U.S. Rep. Matthew Cartwright (D-Pa. 17), will be the keynote luncheon speaker at the NEPA Alliance PTAC Government Contracting Showcase event slated for Thursd | 4/18/2014
  • ESU’s Lehigh Valley Center to add new program: a seven-course sequence in speech-language pathology Beginning this summer, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley Center in Bethlehem will offer a seven-course sequence in speech-language pathology.The new program, which will provide students with the pre-requisites required to apply t | 4/18/2014
  • Firefighters called to Keystone College for dormitory fire LA PLUME TWP. — A Keystone College dorm was evacuated after a fire broke out in a trash chute late Thursday.Emergency dispatchers said firefighters were called to Hollinshead Hall about 11:35 p.m. for a fire. | 4/18/2014
  • PEL Issues Forum to explore Pennsylvania’s public pension crisis May 7 A noted pension expert and Pennsylvania Economy League associate will discuss “Pennsylvania’s Public Pension Crisis: Causes, Costs, Challenges and Solutions” at the upcoming PEL Northeast Issues Forum to be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. on May 7 at the Gene | 4/18/2014
  • Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center to host Community Health Needs Assessment Summit April 29 The public, community leaders, social service organizations and health care providers are invited to attend a regional Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) summit at the Best Western East Mountain Inn, 600 Wildflower Drive, on Tuesday, April 29 from 8 | 4/18/2014
  • DEP awards 26 counties nearly $2.1 million in West Nile Virus grants The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced it is awarding nearly $2.1 million in West Nile Virus (WNV) control program grants to 26 counties.“These county grants ensure that mosquito populations stay in check to prevent the spread of West | 4/18/2014
  • Northampton Community College’s executive-in-residence, Martin Guitar CEO Chris Martin, to give talk on April 29 Chris Martin, chairman and CEO of Martin Guitar, will give a talk as the executive-in-residence at Northampton Community College on Tuesday, April 29, at 11:00 a.m., 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township. The talk is free and open to the public. C. F. | 4/18/2014
  • Mauch Chunk Trust Financial Corporation releases earnings results for first quarter The board of directors of Mauch Chunk Trust Financial Corporation has released earnings results for the corporation for the quarter ended March 31.Net income for the three months ended March 31 was $972,000, $230,000 more than the same period in 2013. On | 4/18/2014
  • Rock 107 marks birthday in style The steady thump of a drum inside the presidential ballroom marked time as the crowd outside waited. Joan Jett fans, many of them adorned in black t-shirts, sweatshirts and baseball caps, filled the lobby of the Woodlands Inn looking forward to the 34th | 4/18/2014
  • Keystone College named to Princeton Review ‘green college’ list for fifth consecutive year For the fifth consecutive year, Keystone College has been named as one of the most environmentally responsible institutions of higher learning in the nation by The Princeton Review, a leading national education publication. Keystone was one of a select gr | 4/18/2014
  • Skunks raise a stink in Seltzer Something stinks in Seltzer. A Seltzer woman said in the last year, skunks have overrun the village and have torn up her yard while searching for grubs. "They're all over. They're digging all over," Kathy Holley, 63, said while looking at the small, sha | 4/18/2014
  • Zoning board gives Sunoco green light The Pottsville Zoning Hearing Board on Thursday gave Sunoco Inc. the green light to replace the A-Plus Mini Market along Route 61 in the city with a new one. However, the board's decision is contingent upon approvals Sunoco must seek from agencies, inclu | 4/18/2014
  • Trinity Episcopal Church holds Maundy Thursday service Faithful followers of Jesus attended a Maundy Thursday service at Trinity Episcopal Church in Pottsville. The service is held on the Thursday before Easter and observes the Last Supper that Jesus had with his disciples the night before he was crucified. | 4/18/2014
  • 'Canvas Detroit' delves into Motor City street art scene Off the streets. | 4/15/2014
  • Cold Water Challenge today benefits Team Sanfilippo Would you jump in a lake of cold water to help save the lives of two young boys? Eagle Rock Resort and other friends of Weston natives Carl and Jen Kapes will jump into the icy-cold water of Eagle Rock's Susquehanna Lake at 4 p.m. today. It's all part of | 4/18/2014
  • Renovated Jim Thorpe Visitors Center unveiled Whether traveling by train, automobile, bicycle or white water raft, a newly renovated welcome center awaits visitors to Jim Thorpe. Located inside the old Mauch Chunk Train Station on Route 209 in the heart of downtown, the renovated visitor center feat | 4/18/2014
  • Music dealers expect large crowds for Record Store Day Jim Pompa has been fielding questions about Record Store Day for well over a week. "People are already calling and asking, 'Do you know what you're going to get?'" said Pompa, owner of Soundcheck Records in Jim Thorpe. The anticipation is also building a | 4/18/2014
  • Registry a useful tool for researching charities After bombs killed three people at the Boston Marathon last year, Pennsylvanians began receiving telephone calls about offers to help the 264 people wounded in the attacks. "Sadly, people started to solicit for the victims, and the money isn't going ther | 4/18/2014
  • Schuylkill clerk of courts officially resigns Schuylkill County Clerk of Courts Stephen M. Lukach Jr. officially resigned Thursday, thereby ending a 27-year tenure in his office under the cloud of an investigation into alleged misappropriation of money. First Assistant District Attorney Maria T. Cas | 4/18/2014
  • Councilman, mayor split on business parking proposal Hazleton's mayor and a city councilman are at odds over a proposal that would require business owners pay $125 per year to have customer parking, patient loading and unloading, loading zone and other signs installed at their place of business. Councilman | 4/18/2014
  • Council declares Ramada Inn a nuisance PETERSBURG - The city has taken the future of its biggest eyesore - the Fort Lee Regency, formerly the Ramada Inn - into its own hands. City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to declare 380 E. Washington St. a blighted property and a nuisance to the com | 4/18/2014
  • RailRiders sweep twinbill BUFFALO, N.Y. - Things have been bad away from PNC Field for the RailRiders. Bad since last summer. Bad since the last time they even won back-to-back games on the road, from July 26-28 in Louisville. Twenty-six games have been played on the road by the | 4/18/2014
  • Tryouts, April 17 West Hazleton The West Hazleton Booster Club team of the Valley Junior Babe Ruth League will hold tryouts today at 3 p.m. at the field behind West Hazleton Elementary/Middle School. Anyone still interested in registering can do so today at tryouts. | 4/18/2014
  • New questions raised regarding flier that criticizes proposed government change Supporters of the proposed change in Lackawanna County government question whether a taxpayer-funded flier distributed by county commissioners goes beyond the parameters of an ethics ruling. | 4/18/2014
  • Shamokin officials: Act 47 is not a death knell SHAMOKIN - Acceptance into a state program for financially distressed cities would not be the death knell for the city, according to its mayor and director of accounts and finance. It will, they say, help put Shamokin on the path to fiscal solvency. "I'm | 4/18/2014
  • Shamokin streetlight project ahead of schedule SHAMOKIN - The repaving of sections of Independence Street will be the final major project in the effort to replace 44 street lights in the city's main business district. PPL Electric Utilities reported Thursday the new street lights have been powered up | 4/18/2014
  • Advisors urge Shamokin to file for Act 47 status SHAMOKIN - Financial advisers say Shamokin's fiscal condition is "serious and dire," and recommend city council file with the state to become a designated Act 47 municipality in order to prevent bankruptcy. The advisers say one of 11 criteria must exist | 4/18/2014
  • Joan Jett featured at classic rock station's birthday bash PLAINS TWP. — The steady thump of a drum inside the Presidential Ballroom marked time as the crowd outside waited. Joan Jett fans, many of them adorned in black T-shirts, sweatshirts and baseball caps, filled the lobby of the Woodlands Inn & Resort | 4/18/2014
  • Works from French canon focus of Mostly Opera's new show The French are well-known for their sweets. But they also have produced their fair share of outstanding opera through the centuries. | 4/18/2014
  • Births 4/18/2014 MOSES TAYLOR HOSPITALARCHER: Twins, a son and daughter, April 10, to Vincent Archer and Kerri Ruddy-Archer, Dunmore.COLON: A daughter, April 10, to William Colon and Brittany Goscinski, Scranton.DAVIS: A daughter, April 13, to Jamie and Stephanie Walker D | 4/18/2014
  • TGIF: Places to go and things to do in Northeast Pennsylvania CLUBSAMERICAN LEGION POST 665, Dickson City: today, Marilyn Kennedy.ARLO'S TAVERN, 10340 Route 171, Union Dale: today, Zack Savage; Saturday, Dem Guyz; Sunday, Joe Statuto.BACKYARD ALE HOUSE, 523 Linden St.: today, Music for Models. BAR LOUIE, Mohegan Su | 4/18/2014
  • Astronomers discover Earth-like planet LOS ANGELES — Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected — a distant, rocky world that’s similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it’s not too hot and not too cold for life. | 4/18/2014
  • RFK Jr. delights kids at school named for his uncle At the elementary school named after his uncle, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. explained the importance of books and toothbrushes. | 4/18/2014
  • RAILRIDERS SCOUTING REPORT 4/18/2014 The RailRiders return home to start an eight-game homestand, which opens tonight with the first of a four-game set against turnpike rival Lehigh Valley at PNC Field. | 4/18/2014