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Slain Teen's Mom And Her Boyfriend Accused Of Carrying Out Vile Fantasy

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 01.10.2017 | Crime

Authorities say the killing and dismemberment of a disabled Pennsylvania teenager was part of a “rape-murder fantasy” carried out by the girl’s ...

10 Reasons Why Orlando was Homegrown Monster

Hal Donahue | Posted 06.20.2016 | Politics
Hal Donahue

The Scranton, Pennsylvania, LGBTQ community is normally low key in this fairly conservative community. Monday evening, change came to Scranton. St. Lu...

What The Heck Happened Here?!?

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 02.15.2016 | Weird News

It was like a scene out of Disney's "Frozen." On Thursday, an entire neighborhood in Scranton, Pennsylvania was left covered in ice. But it wasn't th...

Scranton, Pennsylvania

Michael Hodin | Posted 06.24.2015 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

If Scranton is a symbol for de-population, it also has the opportunity to become a symbol for imaginative and progressive approaches to turn population aging into a strength and a lever for economic growth

Hillary Clinton Family Tree a Wake-Up Call for Genealogy

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 06.06.2015 | Media
Megan Smolenyak

If everyone got a quarter of Hillary Clinton's tree wrong, what about yours? Are the names adorning your family tree really your ancestors or just crowd-sourced fiction?

Slain Police Trooper Eulogized As Impeccable Officer

Associated Press | MICHAEL RUBINKAM | Posted 09.19.2014 | Crime

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Cpl. Bryon Dickson was an impeccable officer who put his family first and could always be counted on for advice and support, hi...

Police Trooper Killed In Ambush To Be Laid To Rest

Associated Press | MICHAEL RUBINKAM | Posted 09.19.2014 | Crime

Hundreds of mourners, including law enforcement officers from around the country, are gathering in Scranton, Pennsylvania, for the funeral of a state ...

Goldstock: 400 Golden Retrievers Gather for One Weekend

Suz Redfearn | Posted 11.02.2014 | Good News
Suz Redfearn

Close your eyes and picture the smiling, fluffy bundle of mirth that is a golden retriever. Now picture 400 golden retrievers galloping across grassy fields to a long dock jutting into quiet lake and each dog launching him or herself into the water with gusto.

David Lohr

Alleged Kidnapping Victim Sent To Jail To Ensure That She Testifies

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 08.04.2014 | Crime

In an extraordinarily rare legal move, a Pennsylvania judge ordered an alleged kidnapping victim held behind bars to make sure she shows up at the sus...

The Envelope, Please! Announcing The First Annual 'Blurbie' Awards for Truly Ridiculous PR

Peter Mandel | Posted 08.05.2014 | Media
Peter Mandel

As a travel writer whose inbox is always jam-packed with profound and deeply moving press releases, it started me thinking. Wasn't it high time that the finest of these works earned the recognition they deserve?

Immigration, Republicans and Nuns on the Bus

Hal Donahue | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics
Hal Donahue

Just like most veterans, the sisters preach equality, progress and accomplishing the mission. Unlike so many religious extremists, the sisters' god neither threatened nor damned any group. Immigration was a challenge to be faced and solved as equitably as possible.

Scranton Cuts A Deal To Pay Cops And Firefighters For Doing Their Jobs

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 07.31.2012 | Business

Good news, Scranton firefighters: You will once again be making more than the fry cook at your local McDonald's. The city of Scranton, Pennsylvania...

City's Workers Get Back To A Full Wage

Reuters | Posted 09.17.2012 | Business

July 18 (Reuters) - City workers in cash-strapped Scranton, Pennsylvania, will receive their full pay this week, the first paychecks they will have ...

City Workers Battle Mayor Over Minimum Wage Pay Cuts

AP/HuffPost | Posted 09.09.2012 | Business

SCRANTON, Pa. -- Unions representing workers in the northeastern Pennsylvania city of Scranton expect to file a federal lawsuit against the city after...

Erin Mershon

Scranton Wants To Pay Every City Worker Minimum Wage

HuffingtonPost.com | Erin Mershon | Posted 07.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Pennsylvania mayor has an extreme plan to address his city's budget shortfalls: pay every public employee, including himself, minimum ...

Joe Biden's Irish Roots

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics
Megan Smolenyak

I've recently received a flurry of inquiries regarding Joe Biden's Irish heritage, so thought that it might be interesting to share research I did in 2008 during the last election cycle.

The Faithful Shopper: April Antiques

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 06.16.2012 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

The Spring Show, (May 3 to 6 at the Park Avenue Armory, sponsored by the Art and Antique Dealers League of America) led me to make a list of some of New York City's great shops for furniture, jewelry and objets d'art.

David Plowden: Photographing The Soul Of America

Randy Fox | Posted 12.10.2011 | Travel
Randy Fox

From steam engines to gas stations to A&Ps, photographer David Plowden has been documenting the country for nearly 70 years -- and his pictures tell the story of change in America.

America's 10 Most Rapidly Aging Cities

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 09.19.2011 | Business

Just as the United States struggles to figure out the future of Social Security, there's a hard truth to face: Americans are only getting older. Wi...

'The Office' Ends As Documentary Crew Gets All The Footage It Needs

The Onion | The Onion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Read More: Scranton, Home News

SCRANTON, PA—After nearly six years on the air, NBC's hit show The Office ended abruptly Thursday when documentary filmmaker Ian......

Scranton Catholics, Defying Bishop, Put Economy Before Religion.

The Ballot Box | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Ballot Box

**By Luis Andres Henao** Last Saturday, Gerri Williams and Audrey Williams sat inside the food court at Steamtown mall escaping the rain that poured ...

A Video Letter from the Nation's Mayors to Obama and McCain

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Ohio all face midyear FY2009 budget gaps and city governments are increasingly pessimistic about their economic health.

The Dead Core of McCain's Republican Party

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

Now that it has thoroughly discredited the market economy it was ostensibly pushing, the Republican Party is left with no clear, logical economic agenda.

This Election is Green; Not Black and White

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Republicans Bush and Cheney put us here, with McCain agreeing all the way. Electing McSame would result in four more years of greenbacks draining out of our wallets.

"'Office' Convention" Coming To Scranton

Associated Press | Michael Rubinkam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The inaugural "Office Convention" promises to be as quirky as the show itself, with highlights including an Office Olympics (Dunderball, anyone?), a c...