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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...

Former state AG back in jail for alleged probation violation

Apr. 29, 2022 17:27 PM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A former Pennsylvania attorney general who served jail time for leaking grand jury material and lying about it was taken into custody Friday on an alleged probation violation, more than a month after she was charged with drunken driving, officials said. ...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Apr. 06, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. March 31, 2022. Editorial: Publicizing legislator expenses is common sense Sometimes a bill comes along that’s such an obviously good idea that you wonder why it took so long. It’s almost always because legislators themselves stand to be...

ATV carrying family submerges in water; woman killed

Apr. 03, 2022 16:48 PM EDT

ARCHBALD, Pa. (AP) — An all-terrain vehicle a family was riding in northeastern Pennsylvania became submerged in water, killing a woman, authorities said. The Jermyn woman, her husband and her two children were riding a side-by-side Saturday afternoon on private property in...

Former state AG charged with drunken driving after crash

Mar. 17, 2022 17:48 PM EDT

A former Pennsylvania attorney general who served eight months in jail for leaking grand jury material and lying about it was charged Thursday with drunken driving after a weekend crash in Scranton. Police said Kathleen Kane, 55, told officers she was a designated driver, but...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Mar. 16, 2022 07:15 AM EDT

Scranton Times-Tribune. March 14, 2022. Editorial: Another prison incident surfaces Less than a month after one Lackawanna County Prison controversy came to light, another surfaced last week. County officials confirmed that two supervisors at the prison...

NJ man arrested in 2001 slaying of Pennsylvania teenager

Mar. 14, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Federal authorities have announced the arrest of a New Jersey man in the cold-case slaying of a teenager whose body was found in central Pennsylvania more than two decades ago. Columbia County authorities said hunters found the frozen, shoeless body of...

Former state attorney general Kane faces Scranton DUI charge

Mar. 14, 2022 15:38 PM EDT

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's former top state prosecutor was arrested over the weekend and is expected to be formally charged with driving under the influence, Scranton police said Monday. Kathleen Kane, a Democrat who resigned as attorney general after being convicted of...