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Friday's Scores

Sep. 18, 2021 00:57 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Albert Gallatin 34, Uniontown 0 Aliquippa 56, Ambridge 0 Bald Eagle Area 42, Huntingdon 0 Bangor 35, Southern Lehigh 14 Bedford 21, Richland 13 Belle...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Sep. 15, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Sept. 11, 2021. Editorial: A lawsuit built on hypocrisy Fourteen Republican members of the state House have filed a legal challenge to the law that allowed no-excuse mail-in voting — a law that 11 of those esteemed...

Saturday's Scores

Sep. 11, 2021 22:45 PM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Allentown Central Catholic 21, Emmaus 0 Bishop Canevin 27, Northgate 8 Blair, N.J. 25, Kiski School 0 Carlynton 35, Riverview 12 Coudersport 63, Sheffield 0 ...

Friday's Scores

Sep. 10, 2021 23:50 PM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Abraham Lincoln 37, Philadelphia George Washington 0 Academy Park 41, Reading 6 Albert Gallatin 33, Northern Garrett, Md. 13 Altoona 28, Allderdice 20 Annville-Cleona 43,...

Ex-superintendent may eventually have record cleared

Sep. 04, 2021 11:29 AM EDT

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A former northeastern Pennsylvania school district superintendent accused of covering up lead and asbestos contamination in the schools has been accepted into a program that may allow her to eventually have her criminal record expunged. The...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Aug. 25, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

Philadelphia Inquirer. Aug. 20, 2021. Editorial: School vaccine mandates are key as Philly families prepare for in-person classes With less than two weeks to go until the Philadelphia School District’s roughly 125,000 students return to...

Collector seeks rare Scranton baseball cards

Aug. 21, 2021 03:08 AM EDT

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — In the most fun card game a baseball fan as big as he is could play, Stephen Olson is potentially holding a miracle hand. He just needs to be dealt two more cards to complete it. Tucked away somewhere in a drawer inside his desk in Santa Rosa,...

Cosby ruling cited as jail guard's sex abuse case is dropped

Aug. 20, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

Pennsylvania prosecutors dropped their case Friday against a jail guard accused of sexually abusing inmates, saying they were hamstrung by the recent state Supreme Court decision that freed Bill Cosby. The attorney general's office had been seeking to prosecute John...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jul. 28, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. July 26, 2021. Editorial: A fresh start for the State System of higher ed Change can be hard and it can be scary. But, it also can be promising. Because with change comes opportunity. That’s the spirit...

Former state lawmaker gets probation in credit card case

Jul. 27, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A former Democratic state representative from northeastern Pennsylvania was sentenced to three years of probation Tuesday for theft of his mother's caregiver's credit card. A judge sentenced former state Rep. Kevin M. Haggerty, who pleaded guilty in...