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November 17, 2017 - 1:51 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) Pennsylvania's unemployment rate dropped in October to a new post-recession low, although the labor force, employment and payrolls all shrank during the month. The state Department of Labor and Industry said Friday that Pennsylvania's unemployment rate was 4.7 percent last...
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November 16, 2017 - 11:47 am
Today is the Great American Smokeout. The annual event is held on the third Thursday of November as a day to encourage smokers to quit..even for just one day. The PA Department of Health has many outreach efforts dedicated to curbing tobacco use in Pennsylvania, including a telephone quitline,...
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November 16, 2017 - 7:38 am
The search for a 22 year old man missing in the Lake Silkworth area will resume later this morning.Luzerne County crews say a special underwater recovery team from New Jersey was able to arrive earlier than expected. Adam Lutz of Nanticoke has been missing since a week. Specially trained search...
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November 15, 2017 - 11:23 am
Underway a new suicide and prevention education initiative is being announced on Courthouse Square in Lackawanna County. Let's Stop Suicide involves Geisinger Commonwealth Behavioral Health Initative, Northeast Suicide Prevention Initiative, the Lack Co DA'S office and University of Scranton...
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November 15, 2017 - 8:45 am
The Christmas Holiday Bureau in Lackawanna County is open for interviews. The program thru the Voluntary Action Center, provides limited financial assistance to low income families in the county. Interviews at offices in Scranton and Carbondale are by appointment only and will be held thru November...
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November 14, 2017 - 9:53 am
Investigators are filing new charges after recovering deleted security camera footage taken in a Penn State fraternity house basement the night a pledge consumed a dangerous amount of alcohol and suffered fatal injuries. A prosecutor announced Monday that the new evidence enabled police to...
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November 14, 2017 - 9:37 am
The 64 year old Nanticoke man who police say was abducted, brutally beaten and stuffed into the trunk of his own car last month has died. Charles Eget was critically injured allegedly by a man he offered to give a ride home. PA State Police say 42 year old Bradley Butler of Scranton will now face a...
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November 13, 2017 - 12:10 pm
The Lackawanna County Board of Commissioners have cancelled the additional 2018 Budget Hearing that was to take place tonight at the Glenburn Township Municipal Building. The Lackawanna County Board of Commissioners’ meeting originally scheduled to be held on Wednesday November 15, 2017 at 10am in...
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