Scranton Family Gets Victim Compensation For Deadly GM Crash

SCRANTON — A family in Lackawanna County who lost a daughter in a car crash four years ago is among those receiving a settlement from American auto-maker General Motors. General Motors has begun compensating the victims of crashes tied to ...

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Former Scranton school teacher accused of abusing students

The parents of seven emotional support students in the Scranton School District claim a former teacher abused their children and possibly others, according to court records. Larry Moran Sr., attorney for the parents, said the teacher, Maggie ...

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Teacher Sentenced for Assaulting Students

SCRANTON, Pa. —  A former teacher in Lackawanna County was sentenced Tuesday to almost a year in jail for molesting close to a dozen of his students. The former automotive tech teacher at the Lackawanna County Career Technology Center was sent ...

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Settlement reached in defamation suit against newspaper

SCRANTON — Former Lackawanna County Commissioners Randy Castellani and Joseph Corcoran agreed Friday to settle a defamation case against the owners of The Times-Tribune, ending a 13-year legal dispute. The settlement comes two days after a ...

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Jury in defamation case finds 2004 newspaper article false

A Lackawanna County jury on Wednesday found a 2004 article that alleged former commissioners Randy Castellani and Joseph Corcoran were uncooperative when they testified before a 2003 grand jury was false. The verdict against the Scranton Times LP, ...

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Parents of man killed in crash sues trucking company, others

The mother of a 21-year-old Blakely man killed when a tractor-trailer struck the disabled vehicle in which he was a passenger filed a lawsuit against the trucking company and two other drivers. Rhonda Walsh is seeking damages for the Jan. 24, 2016, ...

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Government settles lawsuit with Duryea woman over alleged groping in Social Security office

The federal government agreed to pay $50,000 to settle a federal lawsuit filed by a woman who said she was groped by an administrative law judge with the Social Security administration, according to the woman’s attorney. Alice De Quevedo of ...

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Woman assaulted by judge seeks monetary damages

A Duryea woman who was indecently assaulted by a federal administrative law judge with the Social Security Administration has filed a $3 million complaint against two federal agencies she claims failed to protect her from the abuse. Attorney Larry ...

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Juvenile law change forbids minors from being held in adult prison

Juvenile justice advocates are applauding a rule change recently enacted by the state Supreme Court that precludes authorities from holding juveniles in adult prisons pending their appearance in juvenile court. The rule, enacted on June 28, ...

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Larry Moran named new Lackawanna County chief public defender

Lackawanna County’s new chief public defender is the man who had the job temporarily – a lawyer with more than three decades in criminal defense work. County Commissioners Corey O’Brien and Jim Wansacz said Tuesday they gave interim chief ...

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