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Democrats Face Election Fraud Lawsuit Over Pennsylvania Special Election

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:56:41 GMT

Former Green Party vice presidential candidate Cheri Honkala, a well known activist in the Philadelphia area, emerged as a viable contender for state representative of Pennsylvania's 197th district in a special election held on March 21. The district has a long record of corruption. The past state legislator, Democrat Leslie Acosta, resigned after pleading guilty to money laundering in 2016.




101-year-old resident attends borough's centennial party

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:26:42 GMT

A 101-year-old woman was on hand to celebrate the centennial of the Pennsylvania borough where she has always lived. Margaret Milewski lived in what's now Dupont - about 10 miles southwest of Scranton - since before it was officially incorporated.




Dogs rescued from South Korea dog meat farm headed to Md

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:39:24 GMT

A crate holding two puppies rescued from a South Korean dog meat farm are loaded onto an animal transport vehicle near Kennedy Airport by Animal Haven Director of Operations Mantat Wong left and volunteer Nicole Smith Sunday A dog meat farm in South Korea is missing 46 dogs that arrived Sunday at New York's Kennedy Airport after being rescued. Kelly O'Meara, who runs the society's companion animal-related worldwide projects, said they had been kept in horrid conditions at the farm in Goyang, a city just north of Seoul.




Pittsburgh receives top certification from Sustainable Pennsylvania

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 06:32:05 GMT

Pittsburgh has achieved platinum certification from Sustainable Pennsylvania, a goal in conducting good government that only six municipalities in the state have reached. The others are Millvale, Cranberry, Ross and, in Lancaster County, Lancaster and Warwick.




Will Bunch: Russia explodes, and Trump is a dog that doesn't bark

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 02:17:04 GMT

Will Bunch has worked at the Daily News for 20-plus years and is now senior writer. Since 2005, he's written the uber-opinionated, fair-but-dangerously unbalanced opinion blog "Attytood," covering a range of topics ; it's been named best blog in the state by the Associated Press Managing Editors and best blog in the city by Philadelphia Magazine.




Sidra Bell Dance New York returns to Baruch Performing Arts Center

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 21:50:00 GMT

Sidra Bell Dance New York returns to Baruch Performing Arts Center with an exclusive preview of the live music collaboration MNSTER OUTSIDE and a new production of the 2015 work Unidentifiable; Bodies from April 27-29, 2017 in New York City. The company is joined by composer Per Strby, Sweden's critically acclaimed band New Tide Orquesta and vocalist Joseph Keckler.




Drillers: Permit limbo hurts Pennsylvania's competitiveness

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 17:18:03 GMT

As Pennsylvania's governor touts the potential for billions of dollars in new investment by petrochemical manufacturers, his environmental agency is struggling to process applications to drill the natural gas wells that will be needed to supply the fledgling industry. An analysis by the industry-funded Marcellus Shale Coalition shows that approval times for a key permit are going up in two of the three regional offices that review them.




Lawrence Township considers updating codes and fees

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 15:03:46 GMT

Lawrence Township Board of Supervisors recently authorized the township planning commission begin work on updating the township's codes and fees. Code Enforcement Officer Debra Finkbeiner asked for the authorization because the township hasn't updated its codes and fees for some time.




Around the Towns, March 26, 2017

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 10:45:29 GMT

JIM LOCKWOOD / STAFF PHOTO Members of Boy Scout Troop 66 of Dunmore watch Scranton City Council's meeting Thursday. From right, Andrew Durkin, Joey Rebar, Nathaniel Rade, James Lamberti, Zack Eynon and A.J. Smith.




Appeals court throws out attorney general's lawsuit against nursing home chain

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 06:26:56 GMT

A lawsuit filed by the state Attorney General's Office against a nursing home chain for failure to provide basic services to patients has been dismissed by Commonwealth Court. The suit, filed in July 2015 under then-AG Kathleen Kane's leadership, claimed Golden Gate National Senior Care LLC violated the state's unfair trade practices and consumer protection law through misleading marketing practices.




Saccone bill to add new medals passes House

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 02:12:45 GMT

The Observer-Reporter is excited to announce new digital offerings, including our new e-Edition apps, available for download in the iTunes & Google Play stores.




State-owned Russian website Sputnik seeks White House press credentials

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 21:40:17 GMT

Sputnik , a Russian state-owned website accused of being an arm of Moscow 's international propaganda apparatus, is petitioning the White House for press accreditation. A self-described White House correspondent for Sputnik said his website is in talks to join roughly 22 other overseas outlets routinely given access to President Trump 's daily activities, Politico reported Friday.




Police log: Man charged after spreading gel ona

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 17:31:35 GMT

Kaylee Poole, is accused of threatening to kill a man with a knife and then harm herself at 1 a.m. Police log: Man charged after spreading gel on car, causing damage Kaylee Poole, is accused of threatening to kill a man with a knife and then harm herself at 1 a.m. Check out this story on publicopiniononline.com: http://ponews.co/2mZWnK3 MERCERSBURG - Edwin Bivens, 50, was charged with felony criminal mischief, stalking and harassment after applying an unknown caustic substance to a 2013 blue Hyundai Elantra on 30 S. Main St. on either Feb. 4 or Feb. 5, according to the Mercersburg Police Department.




IUP student now facing homicide charge in fraternity brother's death

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:07:05 GMT

A 19-year-old Indiana University of Pennsylvania student has been charged with homicide in the February death of his fraternity brother, Indiana District Attorney Patrick Dougherty said Thursday. Brady DiStefano, 19, of Johnstown, was initially charged with aggravated assault after witnesses said he got into a fight with 20-year-old Caleb Zweig on Feb. 3. in Indiana.




4.2 million fish ready: Pennsylvania trout season set to open

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 08:49:27 GMT

Rachael Frazier stood on the banks of the Wissahickon Creek with her toddler son Logan, both ready to take part in a military-scale operation few outside the fishing community know about: stocking waterways for the April 1 start of trout season in Pennsylvania. The Roxborough mother and son were among volunteers in an effort that spans the state's 283-mile breadth of the state.




Man gets 3-6 years in prison for fatal drunken driving crash

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 04:50:11 GMT

A Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to three to six years in prison after pleading guilty to a drunken driving crash that left one of his passengers dead. Jonathan Dinan, of Lake Como, pleaded guilty to homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence.




Pennsylvania Ballet Academy will open in Camp Hill at site of former flower shop

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:42:43 GMT

The three-month-old Pennsylvania Ballet Academy is expected to move this August into the studio at 2009 Enfield St. in Camp Hill, according to administrative coordinator Ashley Cunningham. That's where the former Deissler's Flower & Greenery used to be, and construction crews have already torn the building down make way for the new construction.