Curtain Call: Carbondale Area shares love letter to Broadway

GIA MAZUR / STAFF PHOTO The cast of Carbondale Area’s “A Tribute to Broadway” include Jason Malone and Alyssa Quinn as master and mistress of ceremonies, respectively. The drama club presents “A Tribute to Broadway,” on Friday, May 5, at 7 p.m. at the school, 101 Brooklyn St., Carbondale.

Lackawanna County Court Notes

Paul and Lisa Salony, Lackawanna County, to T6 Properties LLC; properties at 118 and 120 Kinback St., Jessup, for $87,000. Jill E. and Alan W. Krieg Jr., Scranton, to Sharde and Charondi G. McIver, Scranton; a property at 1420 Cedar Ave., Scranton, for…

Wilkes-Barre man arrested on drug charges after foot chase

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Superintendent picked for Pennsylvania district

A little more than a year after accepting the resignation of the last superintendent, the Carbondale Area School District board named a new one. Members voted unanimously, 9-0, to hire Robert Mehalick of Sugarloaf Twp., Luzerne County, as superintenden…

Michael Mann to Adapt Hue 1968 from Black Hawk Down Author

Academy Award-nominated filmmakers Michael Mann and Michael De Luca have acquired the rights to Hue 1968 , the upcoming new book from Mark Bowden . Hue 1968 is a kaleidoscopic work from personal accounts on all sides during the Tet Offensive, which was…

Wounded PA Veteran Completes Boston Marathon, Carries Woman Across Finish Line

A wounded veteran from Lackawanna County is capturing hearts with his brave gesture during the closing moments of this year’s Boston Marathon. Army Staff Sergeant Earl Granville of Carbondale can be seen carrying a woman across the finish line in a Facebook video from Boston’s ABC affiliate WCVB .

Bus catches fire in Wilkes-Barre

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Wrong-way Driver Sentenced for Deadly Crash

A driver who went the wrong way on the interstate has been sentenced to prison for the death of another driver Prosecutors say that Adam Kovaleski of Carbondale was almost four times the legal limit in 2015 when he got on Interstate 81 in Scranton goin…

Man charged with deceptive business practices after roof disaster

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Man charged with parade day sucker punch

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Local History: Red Cross celebrates a century in Scranton

Sunday Times Archives The Motor Corps of the Scranton chapter of the American Red Cross went into service to offer assistance to victims of flooding in Honesdale on May 23, 1942. Margaret Richards, head of the ambulance service for the Scranton chapter, is shown at left in the temporary headquarters the corps set up in the Odd Fellows’ Hall in Honesdale.

Sick baby prompts investigation, arrest

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Carbondale Digging out from Blizzard

As people living in Carbondale continue to dig out from Tuesday’s big storm, the city had to hire private plowers after three of the city’s plow trucks broke down during the blizzard. Dennis Edgar and his neighbors on Terrace Street took to shoveling for the fourth straight day.

Man charged with threatening Carbondale mayor, fighting with police

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Clothing fashion cycles last maybe a decade, and pop music trends? Maybe half that. Urban planning trends, on the other hand, last generations and take decades of tweaking to react appropriately to the market.

Police: Man tried to have sex with 16-year-old

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Last-minute appeals postpone ex-Carbondale cop’s fatal shooting trial

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Remains found near small Pa. town ID’d, but mystery lingers

One mystery surrounding the discovery of human remains that put the small town of Waymart, Pa., on edge has been solved. But more troubling questions remain about what happened to the 42-year-old man whose body was found Sunday in Wayne County.( One my…

Schulze defense seeks to bar officer’s “cowboy” testimony

A former Carbondale police officer charged with killing an unarmed man is a “cowboy” who once said he wanted to shoot someone, a police chief from a neighboring community told state police. Carbondale Twp.

Remains found in Wayne County over weekend are those of missing Carbondale man

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Comic book collection lost in house fire in Old Forge

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Former Lackawanna officer can’t claim self defense in fatal shooting

A Lackawanna County judge ruled a former Carbondale police officer charged with fatally shooting an unarmed man cannot claim self defense, but can argue he was justified in using deadly force in his role as a police officer. Judge Terrence Nealon’s ruling in the case of Francis Schulze highlights a key difference in the legal standard that applies to police officers and laypersons when deciding if a self-defense claim can be raised in a homicide case.

Drug charges filed against Carbondale con woman

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County hands-out $264,200 in grants

Without funding from the Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department, Carbondale’s beloved Pioneer Nights Block Party would cease to exist, according to the city’s mayor. The block party was among 32 local programs and 22 community projects to receive Lackawanna County arts and culture grants totaling $264,200.

Katie Bifano and Martin Rakaczewski

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mary Kay Bifano of Carbondale and Robert and June Bifano of Jermyn. She is the granddaughter of the late Samuel and Lucy Bifano and the late William and Catherine Price, all from Carbondale.

When a Toy Jeep Goes Missing, Carbondale Police come to the Rescue

A little girl in Lackawanna County is smiling again after police tracked down one of her favorite toys that had been swiped from her backyard. Carbondale police were called around 2:30 p.m. on Friday to a home on Belmont Street for a report of a stolen…

Carbondale police make drug arrest, seize cash

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Police Arrest Man They Say Was Setting off Explosives in Carbondale

Officers investigated the sounds of several loud explosions in the area of Fallbrook and Dundaff Streets around 5 a.m. Tuesday. They found a man riding an ATV with a rack with three PVC tubes.

Three arrested after Carbondale bank robbery

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SCI Waymart Staying Open Brings Relief To Many

There was a collective sigh of relief for many people across parts of Wayne County and the neighboring areas after the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections announced that SCI Waymart, along with SCI Frackville and SCI Retreat will not close as part o…