Latest Scranton News

As heat records fall in Northeast, some city dwellers flee

Jul. 24, 2022 20:25 PM EDT

PROMISED LAND, Pa. (AP) — It's not exactly flowing with milk and honey — just ask the area's struggling black bears — but Promised Land offered respite Sunday for city folks in the Northeast trying to escape a nearly weeklong hot spell that only threatened to intensify. Those...

Positive COVID test upends Biden's police plan announcement

Jul. 21, 2022 13:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden plans to propose a steep funding increase for police, hoping to show that Democrats are serious about combating violent crime, despite the move potentially causing backlash from top members of his party's left flank. But a scheduled trip to...

Former state AG sent to treatment after probation violation

May. 23, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s former top law enforcement officer, who served jail time for leaking secret investigative files and lying about it, admitted Monday that she violated her probation when she was arrested for drunken driving in March. Kathleen Kane, the first...

Candidate in hospital, others scrambling before Pa. primary

May. 16, 2022 20:15 PM EDT

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — The last full day of campaigning in Pennsylvania's hotly contested primaries for governor and U.S. Senate began Monday with a top Senate candidate in the hospital and establishment Republicans trying to stave off victories by candidates they worry will be unelectable in the...

Review: 'Office BFFs' a pleasant return to Dunder Mifflin

May. 16, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

Nearly a decade after its finale aired, the American version of “The Office" is a ubiquitous part of popular culture. So much so that the Scranton, Pennsylvania, branch of fictional paper company Dunder Mifflin became a surrogate workplace of sorts for millions working from home during the...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

May. 11, 2022 12:51 PM EDT

Lancaster Lancaster Online/LNP. May 8, 2022. Editorial: Pennsylvania’s closed primaries diminish democracy and encourage extremism THE ISSUE When Lancaster County residents cast their ballots in the May 17 primary election, more than 57,000 registered...