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Lackawanna County restaurant inspections Aug. 1-8: Cleanliness, food-storage issues lead to non-compliance

The following are recent Lackawanna County restaurant inspection reports from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. According the agency: “any inspection is a ‘snapshot’ of the day and time of the inspection. An inspection conducted on any given day may not be representative of the overall, long-term cleanliness of an establishment. Also, at the time of […]

Comments - 8:00 am

Scranton man indicted in alleged bank robbery

SCRANTON — A Scranton man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly robbing a bank in Nicholson, Wyoming County. The indictment accuses Wyatt Erb, 47, of robbing the First National Bank in Nicholson on Aug. 1, according to U.S. Attorney Bruce D. Brandler. If Erb is found guilty, he faces a maximum […]

Comments - 7:13 pm - updated: 9:06 am.

Lackawanna County restaurant inspections July 26-31: Mold-like substance, rodent droppings found

The following are recent Lackawanna County restaurant inspection reports from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. According the agency: “any inspection is a ‘snapshot’ of the day and time of the inspection. An inspection conducted on any given day may not be representative of the overall, long-term cleanliness of an establishment. Also, at the time of […]

Comments - 11:31 am

Lackawanna County restaurant inspections July 11-18: Dirt and debris found throughout kitchen

The following are recent Lackawanna County restaurant inspection reports from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. According the agency: “any inspection is a ‘snapshot’ of the day and time of the inspection. An inspection conducted on any given day may not be representative of the overall, long-term cleanliness of an establishment. Also, at the time of […]

Comments - 12:20 pm

Local musical benefit planned for Adrenaline Mob crash victims

Area residents have responded with a show of support after Janet Rains, professionally known as Jane Train, was involved in a tractor trailer accident while on tour with Adrenaline Mob in Micanopy, Fla., on July 14. The crash occurred when the group’s RV had pulled off Interstate 75 to change a tire. A native of […]

Comments - 11:00 am - updated: 11:09 am.

Millions could be owed to struggling Game Commission in dispute with mining company

For a cash-strapped agency, every dollar counts. But when it comes to millions of dollars, that sum could go a long way toward helping an agency stay in business. That’s how much could be owed to the Pennsylvania Game Commission in past mining leases, according to board member Dave Putnam. The Game Commission, a Harrisburg-based […]

Comments - 11:00 am - updated: 11:08 am.

WBS Airport sets another passenger record

PITTSTON TWP. — For the second straight month, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport has set an all-time record for passenger travel. At the June meeting of the airport board, Executive Director Carl Beardsley Jr. reported that May was the best month in history for passenger travel — 24,088 to be exact — a 17.5 percent increase […]

Comments - 10:55 am - updated: 11:10 am.

Cashless tolling coming to Northeastern Extension of PA Turnpike

WILKES-BARRE — Toll rates at the Keyser Avenue and Clarks Summit toll plazas on the Northeastern Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike will not increase until April 2018 — a three-month reprieve — as those sites ready to convert to cashless tolling. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission made the announcement at its bimonthly meeting July 18, when […]

Comments - 9:02 pm - updated: 11:01 am.

Keystone College announces major development project on College Ave.

LA PLUME — Keystone College announced a major development plan, which will affect the college community and residents of Factoryville, La Plume, and other surrounding municipalities. The college will develop a new commercial building complex on two parcels of land along College Ave., which currently serves as a parking lot. The complex, named Keystone Commons […]

Comments - 4:32 pm - updated: 10:58 am.

WBS Airport terminal demolition should wrap up by Air Show debut

PITTSTON TWP. — Demolition of the old terminal at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport is under way, and officials believe it will be leveled in time for the Northeastern Pennsylvania Air Show that’s expected to draw big crowds next month. Crews are now working inside the building, removing and separating metal so it can be recycled. […]

Comments - 11:20 pm - updated: 10:54 am.

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