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July 10, 2019 - 3:55 pm
HARRISBURG – In a new special report, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale says Pennsylvania taxpayers are still spending tens of millions of dollars every year on the Keystone Exams, which have not been federally required for four years. “Pennsylvania should aggressively explore using a nationally...
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Labor Secretary Alex Acosta speaks during a media availability at the Department of Labor, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 10, 2019 - 2:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on developments in the sex trafficking case against Jeffrey Epstein (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Labor Secretary Alex Acosta is defending his handling of the Jeffrey Epstein case, saying he tried to avoid a deal allowing the wealthy financier to "walk free." Acosta is a...
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FILE - In this May 21, 2019 file photo, Will Smith, right, kisses Jada Pinkett Smith as they arrive at the premiere of "Aladdin" at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles. The Hollywood power couple on Wednesday announced the launch of a new media venture. According to a statement, Westbrook Inc. will be a cross-platform holding company “formed to execute the Smith family’s global content and commerce business strategy.” (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
July 10, 2019 - 12:09 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Will and Jada Pinkett Smith are looking to expand their brands under a new corporate umbrella. The Hollywood power couple on Wednesday announced the launch of a new media venture. According to a statement, Westbrook Inc. will be a cross-platform holding company "formed to execute...
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July 10, 2019 - 10:38 am
We now know it was 11 year old Aiden Middlemiss who died from injuries sustained in a fire early Tuesday morning in Pittston. Crews were called out around 1am and found the home on Wood Street engulfed in flames and smoke. Aiden was removed from a second floor window and taken for treatment. An...
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July 10, 2019 - 5:25 am
A special election will be held in November to pick a replacement Mayor in Scranton. City Council will select a person by the end of the month to fill the spot until then. Those interested in the position have until next Wednesday to submit resumes and letters of interest to council. Public...
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July 10, 2019 - 5:19 am
Three juveniles were arrested late Tuesday night and will be charged in juvenile court in connection with a fatal fire in Pittston on Tuesday. Because the three will be charged in juvenile court, what charges they will face or their ages will not be released. According to investigators an 11 year...
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July 09, 2019 - 10:47 am
Two State Police fire marshals continue looking for the cause of an early morning fire in Pittston that has now claimed the life of a young boy. Flames broke out at 18 Wood St around one o'clock. When the first crews arrived smoke and flames were already showing and the blaze quickly went to a...
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July 08, 2019 - 8:28 am
Scranton City Council will be holding a public caucus this afternoon to discuss what will happen next in the selection of a new Mayor. It's planned for 4:30pm in the Governor's Room at City Hall on North Washington Ave. There are several options including leaving it up to city council or Lackawanna...
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July 08, 2019 - 6:22 am
July 6 and 7 Special Edition Jim Martin and Karel Zubris with the Luzerne County Sports Hall of Fame have details on the organization and the upcoming banquet. Congratulations to Munley Law! 60 years of service to Northeast PA. Atty. Chris Munley gives us a look behind the scenes of how this family...
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A worker hangs a street sign before a ceremony honoring singer Patti LaBelle, Tuesday, July 2, 2019, in Philadelphia. A stretch of Broad Street, between Locust and Spruce Streets, will be renamed "Patti LaBelle Way." (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
July 05, 2019 - 4:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia honored singer Patti LaBelle with her very own street earlier this week. Unfortunately, the signs didn't get her name right. The city's Streets Department didn't capitalize the "b'' in the legendary soul singer's last name on the signs that were put up before...
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