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Son: Joe Paterno feared wrongly accusing Sandusky

Jul 26

HARRISBURG — Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno told his son the day after his firing that he hadn't informed the coaching staff about allegations Jerry Sandusky may be a child molester because he was unsure whether they were true, Jay Paterno...

Wolf: Wealthy should pay more to cut school taxes

Jul 26

PHILADELPHIA — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf would make a centerpiece of his first budget proposal an increase in income taxes on Pennsylvania's higher-earners to help expand the state's share of public education funding in exchange for a...

Police ID 3 kids killed in Philly carjacking crash

Jul 26

PHILADELPHIA — Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000.

Bookworms engage in sugary-sweet warfare

Jul 26

West Pittston Library hosts Cupcake Wars event
WEST PITTSTON — Bookworms manned their baking stations and brought their best stuff to the West Pittston Library.

Young capitalists from Pittston plow forward with start-up, squeeze all they can from Web trends

Jul 26

Two friends who met on Internet create Web solutions company
FORTY FORT — When the world was just beginning to realize the gargantuan potential in the Internet, Connor Scalleat and Mark Miscavage were in diapers.

OFFICE COACH Supervisor-employee boundaries must be honored

Jul 26

Q: Two weeks ago, my husband “Barry” unexpectedly came home from work with a large flat-screen television. He explained that one of his employees gave it to him as repayment for a loan. I was shocked, because I had no idea that Barry was...

Microsoft beats revenue expectations but falls short on profit projections

Jul 26

Microsoft beat Wall Street expectations for revenue but fell short on profit in its fiscal fourth-quarter results — the first since it finalized its purchase of Nokia's phone business and since new CEO Satya Nadella outlined his direction for the company and...

Stopping deadly oil train fires: New rules planned

Jul 26

WASHINGTON — Responding to a series of fiery train crashes, the government proposed rules Wednesday that would phase out tens of thousands of older tank cars that carry increasing quantities of crude oil and other highly flammable liquids through America's...

lSTEALS AND DEALS Those little plastic customer loyalty cards offer even more deals

Jul 26

Can I freeze-frame time? This summer is going by all too quickly. I had the opportunity to do some camping this past week. There is nothing like camping to give you that escape from everyday life.

Pension 'reform' provides false savings

Jul 26

I've been following with interest recent pronouncements from Gov. Tom Corbett claiming billions of dollars in “savings” if the Corbett/Tobash pension “reform,” based on questionable 30-year assumptions, becomes law. When pressed by reporters...

Corporate Ladder

Jul 26

First National Community Bank

Honors & Awards

Jul 26

MUNLEY LAWMarion Munley, a partner in the firm, has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for the 11th consecutive year. Pennsylvania Super Lawyers 2014 is a distinction given to less than 5 percent of lawyers in the state.

Some online retailers seeing value in opening bricks-and-mortar shops

Jul 26

Some of the hippest online retailers around are pioneering an old concept: offline retailing.

Women business owners face gender gap, report says

Jul 26

NEW YORK — Women who own small business are still far behind their male counterparts when it comes to getting loans and government contracts, a congressional report said Wednesday.

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Jul 26

First National Community Bank is holding a “Christmas in July” promotion to benefit food pantries and soup kitchens in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Gabe's opens East End Centre store

Jul 26

Ribbon cutting Amato's next step in reviving shopping center
WILKES-BARRE TWP. — The spanking new Gabe's store in the East End Centre held its grand opening Saturday, complete with a ribbon cutting, breakfast, t-shirts and prizes.

Lottery Numbers for the week of July 20.

Jul 26

Daily Number, middaySunday: 7-1-2Monday: 4-8-2Tuesday: 8-1-1Wednesday:...

Vehicle stolen from car lot

Jul 26

BUTLER TWP. — Police are investigating the theft of a vehicle from a township car lot.

Materials stolen from Sydney Street Bridge project

Jul 26

WILKES-BARRE — City police reported the following:

Bronx woman slashed in Wilkes-Barre

Jul 26

WILKES-BARRE — A woman from Bronx, New York, told police she realized she had been slashed in an altercation only after waking up the following morning.

Copper stolen from Bear Creek Twp. basement

Jul 26

BEAR CREEK TWP. — Police are investigating a theft that happened in the 4000 block of Bear Creek Boulevard sometime between July 18 and July 24.

Women face harassment charges

Jul 26

WILKES-BARRE — A mother and daughter face harassment charges after the mother allegedly threw some of her daughter's belongings out a window and the two began fighting.

Diehard TV fans can't wait for reunion shows

Jul 26

TUNED INGeri Anne KaikowskiStaff columnist
We're there for them, but they may not always be willing to come back to be there for us.

Check out some summer relaxation with a book and beach blanket

Jul 26

Check out some summer relaxation with a book and beach blanket
Many people's idea of a good vacation or at least a little get-away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life involves lying on a beach somewhere reading a good mystery novel.

Pittston Township fires police chief, doesn't give a reason

Jul 26

Supervisors vote 2-1 to relieve Robert Avvisato of duties
The Pittston Township Board of Supervisors fired police Chief Robert Avvisato without offering explanation or naming a replacement Friday.

King's choir prepares for closing liturgies

Jul 26

Senior girls participating in the King's College Summer Choir Training Course rehearse on Friday under the direction of guest conductor David Briggs, a world-renowned concert organist, choral conductor and composer from Toronto, in preparation for the climactic...

Fundraiser for Kiss Theater

Jul 26

East End Centre developer Joe Amato, left, gives Aly Tricarico, 13, of Jenkins Township, a hug after she presented him with a donation on Friday morning for the KISS Theatre Company from her tee shirt fundraiser. Amato spoke to the media from the theatre's future...

Coal Street splash pad down; Millennium Circle open

Jul 26

WILKES-BARRE — Splish, splash, splat.The splash pad at Coal Street Park is down again, but could be back in operation within a week.

So are we really unhappy?

Jul 26

Study about region has readers split on issue
WILKES-BARRE — A Canadian survey that ranked the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton region as the unhappiest in the country has readers shaking their heads.

Several Luzerne County commercial properties up for grabs in tax auction

Jul 26

Development linked to 'Kids for Cash' figures among those for sale
Luzerne County's next back-tax auction list includes a former Nanticoke bowling alley, a vacant retail building on South Main Street in Wilkes-Barre and a commercial warehouse on state Route 315 in Plains Township.

Vision of Jewish community in Wyoming Valley drew new leader to area

Jul 26

Danny Goldberg is Jewish Community Alliance of Northeastern Pennsylvania's new executive director
WILKES-BARRE — He was drawn by the community's vision.And the opportunity to play a role in it.

Crestwood seeking committee remix at Career Center

Jul 26

PLAINS TWP. — For years, Crestwood School Board Member Gene Mancini has been the sole representative of his district on the Wilkes-Barre Area Career and Technology Center Joint Operating Committee — a group of 11 representatives from five districts that runs...

Khalifa and company light up the mountain

Jul 26

SCRANTON — Rap superstar Wiz Khalifa kicked off his “Under the Influence of Music” tour Thursday night at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, bringing with him a whole host of the hottest names in hip hop and a clutch of songs from his upcoming...

Lottery Numbers for Friday, July 25.

Jul 26

Midday Drawing:Daily Number: 0-2-4Big Four: 1-1-3-9Quinto: 7-4-5-7-6Treasure Hunt: 01-03-11-12-20Evening DrawingDaily Number: 1-1-3Big Four: 0-2-4Quinto:8-3-2-5-9

Prosecutors fight self-defense claim

Jul 25

WILKES-BARRE — Prosecutors asked the court not to allow accused killer Terrence Clarke to use a “stand your ground” self-defense claim for firing a handgun during a fight outside a Hazleton bar earlier this year.

Police: Mom throws daughter's things out window, both cited with harassment

Jul 25

WILKES-BARRE — A mother and daughter face harassment charges after the mother allegedly threw some of her daughter's belongings out a window and the two began fighting.
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