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Lackawanna County

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  • Feds Charge Former State Senator with Mail Fraud

    Feds Charge Former State Senator with Mail Fraud
    Former State Senate Democrat leader Robert Mellow, of Lackawanna County, has been charged by the federal government with Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud and filing a false income tax return.  The 70 year old  Mellow was a member of the Pennsylvania...
  • 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...
  • Extended vehicle warranties are a gamble

    Extended vehicle warranties are a gamble
    Wanda Archilla wasn't happy to hear the alternator had gone bad in her Chrysler Sebring, but she felt some relief knowing she had an extended warranty that should pay for a new one. You probably already know where this is going. The warranty didn't pay...
  • Attorney: Client was ready to testify on DeNaples

    Reputed mobster William D'Elia, the imprisoned head of Scranton's Bufalino crime family, had a personal and business relationship that spanned 30 years with Mount Airy Casino Resort owner Louis DeNaples, D'Elia's attorney said Saturday. And D'Elia...
  • Flood trucks lead to DeNaples probe

    Trucker Richard Rothstein thought he'd found a bargain. Rothstein bought a Freightliner Columbia tractor in December 2005 for $75,000 from DeNaples Auto Sales in Dunmore, Lackawanna County. The truck, which typically sold for $125,000 or more, had come...
  • Reputed Scranton mobster takes deal

    The reputed head of a Scranton crime family who has been linked to Mount Airy Casino Resort owner Louis DeNaples pleaded guilty Friday to witness tampering and conspiracy to launder money. William D'Elia, 62, agreed to the plea after nearly two dozen...
  • 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...