D.C. ceremony honors Lackawanna County game commissioner slain more than a century ago

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The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., now bears the name of a game commission officer slain in the Lackawanna County woods more than a century ago. Deputy Game Protector Charles Beecham was killed on Nov. 4, 1906, when he attempted to arrest two men illegally hunting on Sunday in the woods near Priceburg, in what is now Dickson City.

Locals Travels to Bronx for Derek Jeter Ceremony

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Several hundred people from northeastern and central Pennsylvania made the trip to the Bronx on Mother's Day for the celebration honoring Derek Jeter. For seven games in 2013 , PNC Field was Derek Jeter's playground.

Whistleblower’s lawsuit fileda against Scranton Counseling Center

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A former employee of the Scranton Counseling Center filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the company, alleging she was fired for reporting that a co-worker instructed a mentally disabled person to touch the genitals of a fellow resident at a group home. Tiffany Jones, 605 Sanderson Ave., Olyphant, was a residential program worker when she witnessed fellow residential program employee Tyler Williams, 20, of Covington Twp., direct a resident to drop his pants and instruct another resident to touch the man's penis on Jan. 20, according to the lawsuit filed this week in Lackawanna County Court.

Locals Boxers Shine at Undefeated at Genetti’s

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Local boxers stepped into the ring at "Undefeated" at Genetti's in Dickson City.

Honors for Game Commission Officer Killed in 1906

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Officials at the game commission headquarters near Harrisburg admit they had never heard the name Charles Beecham until recently. The deputy game commission officer was shot and killed in 1906 while responding to a call in Lackawanna County.

Motionless In White to sign copies of latest CD in Wilkes-Barre Township

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It was announced today that Northeastern Pennsylvania-based metalcore band Motionless In White will make an appearance at the Gallery of Sound, 186 Mundy St., at 7 p.m. May 8. The band intends to meet fans and sign copies of their latest record "Graveyard Shift," which arrives in stores on Friday, May 5. A press release from the Gallery of Sound ... (more)

Motionless In White to sign copies of latest CD in Wilkes-Barre Township

Posted by Dickson City News.

It was announced today that Northeastern Pennsylvania-based metalcore band Motionless In White will make an appearance at the Gallery of Sound, 186 Mundy St., at 7 p.m. May 8. The band intends to meet fans and sign copies of their latest record "Graveyard Shift," which arrives in stores on Friday, May 5. A press release from the Gallery of Sound ... (more)

Lackawanna County Court Notes

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Mark T. and Lorraine L. Perry, Dunmore, to Lindsey Parker, Dunmore; a property at 1605 Electric St., Dunmore, for $112,000. Valor Federal Credit Union, now known as Pen Federal Credit Union, Alexandria, Va., to Daniel and Amanda Veneski, Scranton; a property at 1122 Wintermantle Ave., Scranton, for $29,999.

Kmart, Gander Mountain in Lackawanna County to Close

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Kmart was one of the first big box stores in Dickson City but it's expected to close this summer. The Kmart location has been a mainstay in Dickson City for decades.

McCarthy’s Commercial Business Is Growing Again, by Acquisition

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McCarthy Tire Service Co. is expanding its commercial tire business with the acquisition of a fellow Pennsylvania tire dealer's commercial division.

Waymart woman sentenced to prison for sex trafficking 14-year-old

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A Wayne County woman who arranged for a 40-year-old man to have sex with a 14-year-old girl last year received a state prison sentence Wednesday in Lackawanna County Court of four to eight years. Judge Margaret Bisignani Moyle also ordered Carrie Ann Hunter, 39, of Waymart, to register as a sex offender for 25 years.

Motionless In White to sign copies of latest CD in Wilkes-Barre Township

Posted by Dickson City News.

It was announced today that Northeastern Pennsylvania-based metalcore band Motionless In White will make an appearance at the Gallery of Sound, 186 Mundy St., at 7 p.m. May 8. The band intends to meet fans and sign copies of their latest record "Graveyard Shift," which arrives in stores on Friday, May 5. A press release from the Gallery of Sound ... (more)

News Quiz, April 30, 2017

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7. A New York City man filed a federal lawsuit against Dickson City, alleging a borough police officer arrested him ... 9. True or false? As part of an $80 million construction project, Regional Hospital of Scranton and Moses Taylor Hospital will be connected by a bridge. 10. How much did the Host for a Day campaign raise for St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen, according to organizers? Answers: 1. B; 2. D; 3. D; 4. B; 5. A; 6. C; 7. A; 8. D; 9. A; 10. B We welcome user discussion on our site, under the following guidelines: To comment you must first create a profile and sign-in with a verified DISQUS account or social network ID.

Drivers Dreading Major PennDOT RoadWork Project That Will Affect Interstate 81

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INTERSTATE 81 - Folks who drive Interstate 81 in Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties should plan for extra travel time for most of the month of May. On Monday, the highway will be down to a single lane, alternating in both directions as PennDOT does extensive maintenance work during a 3-week period. The work will take place in between Exit 186, the Drinker Street exit to Exit 178 A, the Avoca exit.

Man charged for assault with rake

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Man sues Dickson City police for false arrest

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A New York City man filed a federal lawsuit against Dickson City, alleging a borough police officer arrested him to pressure him to testify against another man accused of a drug offense. Anthony Raj, 621 E. 231st St., says he was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Shawn Baynes, of Matthews, North Carolina, that Dickson City police Officer Michael Ranakoski stopped on July 23, 2014.

Shoppers Happy to Hear of Viewmont Drive Paving

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Viewmont Drive is one of the busiest roads in Lackawanna County and if you ask shoppers who have to go up and down it, it is also considered one of the worst. The Viewmont Mall's owner also owns Viewmont Drive.

Local Boxing Returns to Genetti’s Manor in Dickson City

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Four Horsemen Boxing Promoter Doug Long is bringing boxing back to Genetti's Manor in Dickson City, the site of his first local boxing event in 1992.

Wireless store opens near mall; healthy eatery to come

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New developments have come to Bear Creek Commons, located next to Longhorn Steakhouse behind the Wyoming Valley Mall. A grand opening was held Friday for the new Cricket Wireless at 31 Bear Creek Boulevard and across from it, construction is underway for a new restaurant.

Police investigating South Scranton bank robbery

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Electrical problem sparks fire in Greenfield Twp.

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Meet fitness coach, teacher Heather Luklanchuck

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Heather Luklanchuk is on online health and fitness coach; an elementary school teacher at the Lutheran Academy, Scranton; and a realtor with Liberty Realty & Appraisal Services, Dickson City. Luklanchuck is a native of Throop and a graduate of Bishop O'Hara High School and Penn State Worthington Scranton, where she earned a bachelor's degree in human development and family studies.

Update Drinking Water Notice

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Pennsylvania American Water customers in Lackawanna County, no longer have to boil their water before use. Acceptable test results were obtained from samples collected on April 10 and 11, and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has authorized lifting of the precautionary advisory.

Update Drinking Water Notice

Posted by Dickson City News.

Pennsylvania American Water customers in Lackawanna County, no longer have to boil their water before use. Acceptable test results were obtained from samples collected on April 10 and 11, and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has authorized lifting of the precautionary advisory.

Cannabis rally evolves into festival in third year

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Tessa Kelly, of Dickson City, listens to music at the Green Party Earth Day and NEPA Cannabis Rally at Nay Aug Park on Sunday, April 17, 2016. Jason Farmer / Staff Photographer Nay Aug Park, Scranton, again hosts the event, which has evolved from rally to festival its third year.

Water Main Break in Lackawanna County Affecting Water Service to Thousands

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According to the water company, the break happened early Saturday morning and could affect approximately 43,000 homes and businesses in the Scranton / Mid-Valley area of Lackawanna County. There are water tankers available at several locations throughout the area, including Monahan Avenue in Dunmore , West Pine Street in Dunmore, Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton, Regional Hospital in Scranton and Enterprise Drive in Dickson City.

Jessup launching hero banner program

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Similar to popular programs in Dickson City, Tunkhannock and other communities, borough officials began looking into starting a hometown hero banner program in Jessup earlier this year. After discussing their progress at a borough work session last week, Councilwoman Lorraine Stevens, one of the officials spearheading the program, introduced it further at Monday's council meeting.

Metz Group wins national franchise award for local TGI Friday’s locations

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Veteran exaggerated service record

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An Army veteran profiled by The Sunday Times, a sister paper of The Citizens' Voice, lied to the newspaper about his military service. After the story was published, The Sunday Times received messages from soldiers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan with Matthew Gajdys and said he lied about being in combat.