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Lackawanna County restaurant inspections July 11-18: Food stored at too high temps., 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 - 11:22 am

Agreement reached in transgender inmate case

SCRANTON — The Lackawanna County Prison will continue to administer hormone medication to a transgender inmate on the condition the inmate assumes risk for any potential side effects the drugs may induce, according to an agreement struck between the parties Monday. A lawsuit filed earlier this month on behalf of inmate Sparkles Wilson, who was […]

Comments - 8:02 pm

Lackawanna County restaurant inspections July 3-11: No certified food handler, 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 - 10:55 am

Two Luzerne County men indicted in Avoca bank robbery

SCRANTON — Two Luzerne County men have been indicted by a federal grand jury on bank robbery charges. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced Wednesday that Doug Sickler, 36, and Shawn Cavanaugh, 35, were indicted on the charges Tuesday. Sickler and Cavanaugh are accused of the armed robbery of the […]

Comments - 8:42 am - updated: 12:03 pm.

YMCA receives donation for Bernie’s Run

Joseph Coyne, retired Wilkes-Barre police chief, presented a $1,000 donation to the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA for the 34th Annual Bernie’s Memorial 3- Mile Walk/Run to be held July 4 by AllOne Charities in Downtown Wilkes-Barre. The event benefits the Greater Carbondale, Greater Pittston, Greater Scranton, Wayne County and Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA’s. Bernie’s Run is in […]

Comments - 7:23 pm

In wake of Con-ui verdict, thousands sign petition to protect law enforcement

WILKES-BARRE — In the wake of the Jessie Con-ui verdict, a petition urging lawmakers to draft legislation stipulating a mandatory death sentence for the murder of a law enforcement officer has amassed more than 5,700 signatures since Tuesday morning. The change.org petition, started by Ann Russell of Union County, proposes U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Lehigh […]

Comments - 11:30 am - updated: 7:55 pm.

Rain, potentially severe storms predicted as weekend approaches

Some stronger thunderstorms could impact the Wyoming Valley as the weekend approaches. According to a hazardous weather outlook issued by the National Weather Service, an upper low pressure system will move along a stalled frontal boundary that is draped across the area, which will result in thunderstorms. Some of the thunderstorms this afternoon and into […]

Comments - 7:32 am - updated: 9:35 am.

Transgender inmate sues over alleged hormone denial

SCRANTON — The rights of a transgender Lackawanna County Prison inmate were violated when prison doctors refused to provide hormone medication earlier this year, a lawsuit recently filed in federal court alleges. Sparkles Wilson, who was born a male under the name Steven Fritz, indicated on her intake form at the prison that she was […]

Comments - 5:32 pm - updated: 3:35 pm.

Lackawanna County restaurant inspections June 26-29: Grease build-up leads 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 - 10:30 am - updated: 11:43 am.

Lackawanna County restaurant inspections June 20-26: Cleanliness, low temperature 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 - 10:18 am

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