Buyers, beware: Credit-card scheme gaining steam in NE Pennsylvania

The latest technological scheme gaining traction in Northeastern Pennsylvania strikes victims where it hurts most — their bank accounts. Credit-card skimmers are small, sometimes hard-to-recognize devices that criminals plant at gas station pumps, ATMs, self-checkouts or any unattended place that someone might swipe their credit or debit card. The devices grab your card info from […]

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Jury spares Jessie Con-ui’s life for federal prison guard’s murder

SCRANTON — The life of an inmate who brutally murdered a federal corrections officer was spared by a jury Monday in a decision that left the victim’s father searching for answers and a prison official fearful the outcome would put other guards’ lives at risk. Stunned sighs erupted from Eric Williams’ loved ones after the […]

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Eighth Annual Forever Young Kids’ Fishing Derby draws crowd at Hillside Park

S. ABINGTON TWP. — Six-year-old Isabella Lutz and her 8-year-old cousin, both of Scranton, each caught a catfish of eight-and-a-half inches in length. They knew it wasn’t the same catfish because one had dots on it and the other one didn’t. The young fisherpersons They were fishing with their grandmother, Kathy Portalatin, at the Eston […]

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South Abington Elementary third grade students present A Living Wax Museum for teachers, parents

S. ABINGTON TWP. — War heroes. Authors. Major league athletes. Filmmakers. Politicians. Inventors. Performing artists. The likenesses of famous people from a wide range of eras, careers and walks of life crowded the South Abington Elementary School gymnasium Thursday morning, June 8, as the third-grade students presented A Living Wax Museum for their parents and […]

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Indoor Memorial Day ceremony goes on in Dalton despite parade cancellations

DALTON — Borough residents and visitors packed the hall of Dalton Fire Company Station 5 Monday morning to remember and honor local members of the U.S. military who fought and died for their country. The crowd was silent and somber as Mayor Aaron Holzman read aloud the long list of names, which goes back to […]

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South Abington Lions, Chinchilla Hose Co. host Easter egg hunt at South Abington Park

S. ABINGTON TWP. — The South Abington Lions Club, in association with the Chinchilla Hose Company, hosted its annual Easter egg hunt for area children age 10 and under Saturday, March 26 at the recreation field at South Abington Park. There were plenty of treats scattered around the field for all and more prizes were […]

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Abington Business and Professional Association presents 13th Annual Clarks Summit Festival of Ice: Ice, Lights, Broadway

CLARKS SUMMIT — Although most of the 50-plus ice sculptures were almost completely melted by Sunday morning, the spirit and atmosphere of the 13th Annual Clarks Summit Festival of Ice remained intact throughout the four-day event, presented by the Abington Business and Professional Association Friday through Monday, Feb. 17-20. Festival-goers packed The Gathering Place and […]

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South Abington Township residents deliver petition to officials for paving of Northern Spy Road

S. ABINGTON TWP. — Abington Heights High School (AHHS) student Arjun Iyengar often walks to school from his family’s home in the nearby Apple Valley subdivision off of Gravel Pond Road. In the warmer seasons, he enjoys riding his bike in that same area. But the high school junior told township officials at the regular […]

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Time-lapse video of snowfall on Wilkes-Barre’s Oak Street: midnight-7 a.m.

Time-lapse video of snowfall on Oak Street Times Leader VideoID: _zEHqaTN8us VideoType: YOUTUBE URL: Video Embed String: <iframe width=”560” height=”315” src=”” frameborder=”0” allowfullscreen></iframe> Video Caption: Time-lapse video of last night’s snowfall on Oak Street Video Credit: Aimee Dilger Video Position: (use the “for files…” link above to associate attached files with this source)

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Despite pushes to eliminate cursive writing, Luzerne County schools stick with it

John Hancock’s signature on the Declaration of Independence may be the most famous inscription in American history, but here’s the question: Assuming no pre-existing knowledge, could your grandparents read it? How about your kids? And in the age of the internet, does knowing cursive writing matter? Legend says that Hancock signed the Declaration flamboyantly “so […]

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