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Lackawanna County

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  • State employee charged with taking bribes

    State employee charged with taking bribes
    An auditing supervisor in the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry is charged with soliciting and receiving bribes in exchange for favorable treatment of businesses insured through the State Workman's Insurance Fund (SWIF). James McDonnell, 53,...
  • Republican begins campaign for Rep. Holden's seat

    Republican begins campaign for Rep. Holden's seat
    The lone Republican running for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 17th District is officially launching her campaign. Laureen Cummings, a nurse and small business owner in Lackawanna County, will make stops throughout the district to introduce herself and...
  • Pearl Harbor radar men are reunited in Allentown

    Pearl Harbor radar men are reunited in Allentown
    The three old Army buddies faced one another for the first time in 70 years, united by their experience in America's darkest hour of the 20th century. One of them reflected on the time gone by since their early days in uniform. "I'll tell you how it is...
  • DeNaples' priest had deep debt

    DeNaples' priest had deep debt
    On a take-home pay of $880 a month, the Rev. Joseph Sica amassed debts of $218,000. And he owed the vast bulk of the money -- $148,000 -- to a bank headed by his friend, Louis DeNaples, owner of Mount Airy Casino Resort. How Sica qualified for credit...
  • DeNaples-linked auditor OK's for Mount Airy

    Seven weeks ago, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board's enforcement bureau deemed it a conflict for Mount Airy Casino Resort to hire the auditing firm that works for the Scranton area bank that embattled Louis DeNaples once chaired. On Thursday, the...
  • 'They thought maybe I was dead'

    'They thought maybe I was dead'
    William J. Walker grew up in Peckville, Lackawanna County, one of eight children of a mining engineer. After high school and business college, he joined the Army in June 1941 and rode horses in the cavalry. When the cavalry broke up, he was assigned to...
  • Did gaming board break law? Lawmakers ask for probe

    Six state lawmakers called Tuesday for the state attorney general to investigate whether state gaming regulators broke the law when they, according to sources, ordered their investigators to change a background report on Mount Airy Casino Resort owner...
  • DeNaples demands reporters' records

    Lawyers for Mount Airy Casino Resort owner Louis DeNaples, in a hunt for the source of what they say were illegal leaks from a grand jury, are demanding that 15 reporters turn over not only their handwritten notes but also their personal cell phones and...
  • Mount Airy Casino owner's brother testifies before grand jury

    Federal investigators twice videotaped reputed mobster William D'Elia entering an auto parts business owned by Louis DeNaples, the Poconos casino developer, according to a sworn statement from 2001 in a federal gambling investigation. On Thursday,...
  • Former fed, a DeNaples backer, works for him now

    Thomas Marino, the former U.S. attorney who was listed as a reference on Louis DeNaples' gaming application at a time when Marino's office was investigating DeNaples, has landed a new job -- with DeNaples. Marino, who resigned as U.S. attorney for...
  • Reputed mobster expected to go to trial

    | A reputed mobster who testified before a grand jury investigating Louis DeNaples has yet to reach a cooperation agreement with federal prosecutors in their separate investigation of the Mount Airy Casino Resort owner. And without that agreement,...
  • Suite smell of success: Mount Airy hotel opens today

    Bettyann DeNaples remembers how chaotic and crowded hotel bathrooms could get when she and her husband, Louis, traveled with their children. So when she and her daughter Lisa oversaw the design of the new hotel at Mount Airy Casino and Resort, she wanted...