Victims of Montana plane crash identified
GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Two men from Wyoming were the victims of a deadly plane crash in northeast Montana.
The single-engine Cessna caught fire and crashed at its destination outside Wolf...
The Scranton School Board did the right thing late Monday, voting to release public records The Times-Tribune has sought for months.
This morning, I will go to the district Administration Building and collect records that should shed light on how former district “fleet manager” Dan Sansky banked $672,321 over six years working on “district vehicles” without filing IRS forms.
Back Mountain Student Heads To Washington Week
Jason Evan Marcin, Shavertown, has been selected for the United States Senate Youth Program. He will join U.S. Sen. Robert Casey and U.S. Sen. Patrick Toomey as one of two students from Pennsylvania to represent the Commonwealth in the nation’s capital during the 56th annual USSYP Washington Week March 3-10. Marcin, a student at Lake-Lehman High School, and Meg Elizabeth Jones of Hempfield Area High School, were selected from among the state’s top student leaders to be part of the 104 national...
Sen. Bob Casey to honor former Councilwoman Marian Tasco
Sen. Robert Casey (D-Pa.) has announced he will bestow honor this year on former Councilwoman Marian Tasco for Black History Month.
Since 2007, the senator has celebrated an African-American resident of Pennsylvania who has contributed to the country’s history. The first honoree was the late Rev. Leon H. Sullivan.
1. Santa Claus journeyed through Lackawanna County on Dec. 2 using what mode of transportation? A. Sleigh pulled by reindeer B. Rickshaw C. Steam train D. Bicycle 2. In a book recently published by a Luzerne County man, he wrote that he has solved which famous crime? A. The “Jack the Ripper” killings B. The Zodiac killings C. “The Black Dahlia” murder D. The Tylenol poisonings 3. Which member of the Scranton School Board was elected president Monday? A. Barbara Dixon B. Robert Casey C. Mark...
New Director Dixon To Lead Scranton School Board
Barbara Dixon will spend her first year as a Scranton school director leading the board. In an unusual move, directors voted 5-3 on Monday night to appoint the retired Scranton principal to president of the board. Robert Casey, sworn in to his second term, will be vice president. Facing a financial crisis, Monday’s reorganization meeting included emotional goodbyes and pledges to work together, though the first votes of the new board showed divisions over leadership. Mark McAndrew, also sworn in...
Mayor Bill Courtright overcame a strong challenge Tuesday from Republican attorney Jim Mulligan to win his second term. But the broad message from voters is that they are not happy with municipal and school governance.
Editor: This letter is about the future of over 800,000 young people, brought to the United States as children. They are working or in school or both and are contributing to the welfare of the country. Since the cancellation of DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, they stand to be swept into the deportation pipeline unless Congress acts. There is bipartisan support for the Dream Act of 2017 in both the Senate (S1615) and the House (House Res. 3440) It needs more co-sponsors. We can help by calling or emailing our two Senators, Robert Casey and Pat Toomey and our Representative Lou Barletta and urging them to be co-sponsors. Also, we need to ask for a clean passage of the Dream Act without any amendments that would further divide families, and without additional funding for the border enforcement, detention centers or deportations. Passage of this legislation would allay the fears of so many families, and be a measure of healing in our country today. Barbara Craig DALLAS
Scranton voters attended to some important business in the spring primaries by ending Scranton School Board President Bob Sheridan’s reign of error. Nov. 7 they will have an opportunity to take another such step, and they should not waste it.
Five candidates seek four seats on the board. Two incumbents, Mark McAndrew and Robert Casey, are among them.
Collins supporting effort to save Perkins loan program
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine Sen. Susan Collins is joining an effort to extend the Federal Perkins Loan Program for two years.
Collins says the popular program is to set expire on Sept. 30 and approximately 1,500 colleges and universities won't be able to make the loans unless Congress acts. She says that would leave about a half million students without access to a key source of aid.
Zakaria: Many view Dems as out of touch on immigration
In 1992, the Democratic Party faced a challenge on the issue of abortion. Pennsylvania’s governor, Robert Casey, a Democrat dedicated to the working class, asked to speak at the national convention in New York City. He wanted to propose a pro-life plank for the party platform, mostly as a way of affirming his Catholic beliefs.
BOSTON (AP) — A group of U.S. senators led by Elizabeth Warren is pushing President Donald Trump's nominee to head the Food and Drug Administration for more information on how he plans to staff the agency.
The Massachusetts Democrat has sent a letter to Dr. Scott Gottlieb asking how he'll ensure the agency has the resources needed to protect the health of Americans after Trump's January executive order imposing a hiring freeze on federal agencies, including the FDA.
Trump ‘climate denial’ cabinet galvanizes environmental groups, sparks rallies
Two Pennsylvania environmental organizations are announcing an alliance over what they say are mounting fears of a ‘climate denial cabinet' in the Trump administration, and local groups are staging rallies next week.
Casey Tours West Pittston Before Flood Anniversary
WEST PITTSTON — Sen. Robert Casey toured West Pittston on Friday, nearly five years after floodwaters poured into more than 800 properties. After a meeting at Agolino’s Restaurant with residents whose homes were flooded after storms in September 2011, he took a short walk to see some of the vacant lots where homes used to stand. Many property owners are back, but many have taken buyouts, and FEMA regulations mean the lots they left behind can’t be built on again. Local officials are worried that...