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Mohegan Sun Pocono names Fernandez named VP of HR

PLAINS TWP. — Kenneth J. Fernandez has been named Vice President of Human Resources at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Having last served at the San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino in his native Puerto Rico, Fernandez brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and skills in the casino and resort industry to Mohegan Sun Pocono. Mohegan […]

Comments - 12:18 pm

Fred Rogers, America’s favorite neighbor, celebrated in 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s been 50 years since Fred Rogers first appeared on TV screens, a gentle and avuncular man who warbled “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” as he changed into a cardigan and sneakers. The low-key, low-tech “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” presented Rogers as one adult in a busy world who always had time […]

Comments - 12:12 pm

Funerals: Grieving teens, raw emotions after school shooting

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Each funeral for the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High massacre is different, yet the same: the mourning relatives, teens walking in clutches wearing black, politicians paying their respects, media cameras pointing at the entrance from across the parking lot. And each service takes its toll on the young mourners, […]

Comments - 10:33 am

Trump urges GOP to fight Pennsylvania’s congressional map

HARRISBURG (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday encouraged Republicans to fight Pennsylvania’s new court-imposed map of congressional districts, issued a day earlier in a move expected to improve Democrats’ chances at chipping away at the GOP’s U.S. House majority. Trump tweeted that Republicans should challenge the new map of Pennsylvania’s 18 congressional districts all […]

Comments - 10:23 am

Dallas Township reverses course on Hildebrandt building, will buy facility

DALLAS TWP. — Township supervisors unanimously decided Tuesday to move ahead with the process of purchasing the former Hildebrandt Learning Center to house the municipal office and police department, rescinding their Feb. 12 vote against buying the building. The facility, located at 105 Lt. Michael Cleary Drive will cost the township $1,315,000, and will be […]

Comments - 9:18 pm

Redrawn map could boost Democrats

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s high court issued a new congressional district map for the state’s 2018 elections on Monday, potentially giving Democrats a boost in their quest to capture control of the U.S. House unless Republicans can to stop it in federal court. The map of Pennsylvania’s 18 congressional districts is to be in effect for […]

Comments - 9:00 pm - updated: 10:03 pm.

Casey calls for ‘common sense’ gun regulations

WILKES-BARRE — U.S. Sen. Bob Casey believes there is plenty that can be done to stop acts of gun violence such as the recent mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. And he believes most of America agrees with him that “common sense” gun regulations are a step in the right direction. […]

Comments - 8:20 pm

Police: Scranton man defecates in lobby of Wilkes-Barre building

WILKES-BARRE — City police charged David R. Sagan, 56, of Scranton, with disorderly conduct and open lewdness after he allegedly defecated in the lobby of a building on East Northampton Street Monday morning. Police said surveillance video allegedly recorded a person who had defecated in the lobby of the building. While police were investigating, Sagan […]

Comments - 7:43 pm

AG Shapiro warns Pennsylvanians of online romance scams

WILKES-BARRE — State Attorney General Josh Shapiro recently warned Pennsylvanians to not allow scammers to steal your money or your heart. Shapiro issued the warning of “romance scammers” who entice people into online relationships, then ask for money and scam them. Online romance scams, commonly known as “catfishing,” are increasingly taking place in Pennsylvania and […]

Comments - 7:41 pm

Nonprofit Earth Conservancy outlines progress amid county councilman’s criticism

Luzerne County Councilman Stephen A. Urban publicly criticized the nonprofit Earth Conservancy at two recent council meetings, estimating the tax-exempt organization is still “sitting on” approximately 14,000 acres of land. “A lot of it is not mine-scarred. A lot of it is not being used for anything,” Urban said, urging the county administration to seek […]

Comments - 7:04 pm

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