Latest Scranton News

Bus driver seeks lighter term in fatal I-380 crash in 2018

Apr. 05, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A New York bus driver is seeking a lighter sentence in an interstate crash in northeastern Pennsylvania that killed a woman and injured several others 2 1/2 years ago. The public defender representing 52-year-old Charles Dixon argued Monday that a...

Prison guard sues AG Shapiro over scuttled prosecution

Mar. 29, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

One of seven prison guards named in a highly publicized sexual abuse case three years ago filed a federal lawsuit against Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, accusing him of malicious prosecution after the charges were ultimately dropped. Shapiro and his office...

Pennsylvania moves to speed vaccinations for older adults

Mar. 25, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

Pennsylvania ordered vaccine providers Thursday to work with agencies that serve older adults to help clear a backlog of people 65 and older who have spent months waiting for COVID-19 shots. The state has accelerated its overall rollout after a series of early stumbles,...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Feb. 24, 2021 09:04 AM EST

Erie Times-News. Feb. 17, 2021. Editorial: Pennsylvania must stop killing the Chesapeake Bay State Sen. Gene Yaw of Williamsport is correct. The pandemic-induced economic downturn and resulting $5 billion state budget deficit make it highly unlikely...

State senator to resign to join congressman's office

Feb. 15, 2021 13:42 PM EST

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania state senator has announced plans to resign his seat to join the office of a fellow Democratic congressman representing northeastern Pennsylvania. State Sen. John Blake is to begin his new role in the office of U.S. Rep. Matt...

Trooper, 3 others accused of illegal activity at strip club

Feb. 11, 2021 16:17 PM EST

MAYFIELD, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania state trooper and three other people were charged Thursday with operating a corrupt organization involving prostitution, gambling and money laundering at a strip club the trooper co-owns. Robert Covington Jr., 48, who has served with...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Feb. 03, 2021 12:16 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania’s newspapers: Good luck, Ms. Beam Erie Times-News Jan. 31 We don’t envy Alison Beam. Governor Tom Wolf’s...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Feb. 03, 2021 09:06 AM EST

Philadelphia Inquirer. Feb. 1, 2021. Editorial: After barely surviving 2020, Pa.’s democracy might not survive the Republican effort to gerrymander the court The effort of Republicans to usurp the will of the people in the presidential election by...

Student's medical setbacks fuel passion for nursing career

Jan. 30, 2021 03:03 AM EST

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Madison Jarocha knows her life would look much different if illness had not touched her. From an autoimmune disease that shook up her world as a teenager to broken bones to a cancer diagnosis in her final year of college, the 21-year-old has faced...

At 78 and the oldest president, Biden sees a world changed

Jan. 23, 2021 13:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Joe Biden took the oath of office as the 46th president, he became not only the oldest newly inaugurated U.S. chief executive in history but also the oldest sitting president ever. Biden was born Nov. 20, 1942, in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He was 78...