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Reports: Police have trooper shooting suspect cornered

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Law enforcement apparently had state trooper shooting suspect Eric Matthew Frein trapped inside a house in Monroe County not far from his parents’ home Friday night.Police surrounded a home where they believed Frein was hiding, a local government official told CNN.The national Cable News Network, followed by other media outlets on-scene, reported the development shortly after 9:30 p.m.The home, which was broken into, is not far from Frein’s family home in Canadensis, a village in Barrett Township, in the Poconos Mountains.CNN also reported that police exchanged gunfire in the area with an individual believed to be Frein.

 

Abington Heights School Board approves mediator’s proposal, teachers’ union may vote today

The Abington Heights Education Association voted Thursday to approve state mediator Dan O’Rourke’s proposal for a new teachers’ contract that will now be in effect through Aug. 31, 2017.The Abington Heights School Board voted 9-0 to approve the proposal during its regular monthly business meeting Wednesday night.Since both sides agreed to the proposal, it serves as the parameters for a new contract.Abington Heights teachers had been working w...

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Mayfield church holding hoagie sale

Parishioners of St. John’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Mayfield, will hold a hoagie sale on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at the church center on Hill Street, Mayfield from noon to 2 p.m.A hoagie and bag of chips can be purchased for $5. Orders can be placed by phoning 570-876-0730, 570-876-1191 or 570-876-0391.Deadline for orders is Sunday, Sept. 21. Business establishment orders will be delivered.

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Eric Frein now on FBI’s 10 most wanted list

The FBI has added state trooper shooting suspect Eric Matthew Frein to their ten most wanted fugitives list, enabling additional resources for the investigation and increasing the reward for information leading to Frein’s capture by $100,000.Edward Hanko, special agent in charge of the Philadelphia Division of the FBI, made the announcements with state police Commissioner Frank Noonan at a 4 p.m. news conference today in Blooming Grove, where Frein, 31, allegedly ambushed Cpl...

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Abington Heights School Board approves mediator’s proposal, teachers’ union may vote today

The Abington Heights School Board voted 9-0 to approve state mediator Dan O’Rourke’s proposal for a new teachers’ contract during its regular monthly business meeting Wednesday night.Abington Heights Education Association President Jim Maria said in a Tuesday phone interview that the teachers’ union has a meeting scheduled for today, Sept. 18, to discuss the terms of the proposal and may vote at that time.If both sides agree to the proposal, it wi...

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PennDOT announces Scranton Expressway ramp closure

According to PennDOT, the ramp from Interstate 81 South to Exit 191B (Scranton Expressway) is now closed and will remain closed for the next three weeks. The single lane pattern on Interstate 81 South was moved to the center lane Tuesday night, and work is taking place on the right lane of I-81 South at the 191B exit. As the work is being completed, the off-ramp cannot be accessed. While the ramp is closed, it will also be repaved.

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Lackawanna County Heroes Day event to honor Cpl. Dickson and Trooper Douglass

According to Lackawanna County Commissioners Corey D. O’Brien, Jim Wansacz and Patrick M. O’Malley, this year’s fourth annual Heroes Day, set for Saturday, Sept. 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the County’s 911 Center, Valley View Dr., Jessup, will take on a special, deeper meaning because of the recent events in Blooming Grove Township.A special donation area, staffed by wives of Pennsylvania State Troopers, will be set-up for guests to contribute to assist t...

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Lakeland High School planning Buddy Walk

The Lakeland elementary schools recently raised over $600 with Casual Day fundraisers to benefit the Buddy Walk. The Buddy Walk, now in its 13th year, celebrates National Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October. The goal of the walk is to promote understanding and acceptance of people with Down Syndrome. This year’s Buddy Walk is the senior project of Lakeland High School’s Daniel O’Brian and Mikie Perry. It will be held at Lakeland High School on Sunday, Oct. 5 at 1 p.m....

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AH school board to vote on mediator’s proposal at tonight’s meeting

According to Abington Heights Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael Mahon, the school board will vote on a proposal for a new teachers’ contract, offered by state mediator Dan O’Rourke during a Sept. 10 negotiating meeting between the board and teachers’ union, at tonight’s regular business meeting.Mahon added that O’Rourke constructed the new proposal based on the fact-finding report issued in May that was accepted by the school board but rejected by ...

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Library news

As leaves change color and the temperature drops, here at the Abington Community Library we are already looking forward to the 2014 Dorothy Boccella Holiday Marketplace. It has become a favorite community tradition over the past several years, in addition to being a great fundraiser for the library. The Holiday Marketplace is held in memory of Dorothy Boccella — this event never would have been possible without her creativity, imagination and enthusiasm.

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Prep grad receives scholarship at Pitt-Bradford

Hannah Van Vliet, of Factoryville, an undeclared student at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, has received a Panther Scholarship from the university.Panther merit scholarships are awarded to students at the time of their admission based on SAT and ACT scores and high school grades and can range from $2,000 to $11,500 per year.Van Vliet graduated from Scranton Preparatory School.

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Locals named to PSU Dean’s List

The following area students have been named to the Dean’s List at Penn State University:University Park - Mary E. Acker, NicholsonWilkes-Barre - Jonathan E. Geras, Factoryville; Tessa H Wells, FallsWorld Campus - Christopher E. Fuller, Clarks Summit; Steven Marshalek, S. Abington Twp.Worthington Scranton - Megan E. Nothdurft, Clarks Summit; Nicole A Stefko, Clarks Summit

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Locals graduate from Penn State

The following area students have graduated from Penn State University:Mary E. Acker, Nicholson; James J. Colombo, Clarks Summit; Kathryn A. Huffsmith, Tunkhannock; Carl M. Jenkins, Tunkhannock; Ryan L. Kane, Clarks Summit; Karleigh A. Latif, Clarks Summit; Austin G. Neidrich, Clarks Summit; Erica D. Schaub, Clarks Summit; Philip R. Stark, Dalton; Jason W. Strohl, Tunkhannock

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Alley Cats bowling scores

Alley Cats bowling scores from Sept. 9 are as follows:Team Standings: Bobcats-8, Panthers-7, Tigers-4, Manx-4, Siamese-3, Lynx-3, Wildcats-2, Ghost-1High Individual Game: Mary Kay Nealon-174, Pat Chipak & Donna Kay O’Hara - 171, Karron McGowan - 156High Individual Series: Mary Kay Nealon - 481, Pat Chipak - 454, Donna Kay O’Hara - 442High Team Game: Siamese-694, Wildcats-691, Panthers-684High Team Series: Siamese-2001, Panther...

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Prep runners perform well in state invitational

The Scranton Prep boys and girls cross county teams both finished in third place in the Spiked Shoe Invitational at Penn State University on Saturday.The Cavaliers played two runners in the top 10 with Kyle Perry and Ben Evans finishing in eight and ninth place, respectatively. Ryan Burke finished 18th, Mike Robinson 25th, Owen Brier 33rd, Ben Sullivan 37th and Anthony Nardone 44th.The Classics placed six runners in the top 40 led by Erin Feeney, who finished fourth over...

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Lady Comets fall to Hanover Area

Hanover Area defeated Abington Heights, 2-1, in a Wyoming Valley Conference field hockey game Sept. 15. Briana Jaegar scored the goal for the Lady Comets. Michaela Halesey and Bryanna Eichler netted the goals for Hanover. Melanie Fricchione made three saves for Abington Heights.The teams tied, 1-1, in the junior varsity game.In other action, Lackawanna Trail defeated Abington Heights, 2-0, in a Wyoming Valley Conference field hockey contest on Sept. 12.Emily V...

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AH grad named Empire 8 Conference Golfer of the Week

For the second consecutive week, a member of The University of Scranton men’s golf team has been honored by the Empire 8 Conference.This time the honoree is senior Erik Meyer, an Abington Heights graduate, who was named the conference’s male golfer of the week after shooting a season-low and one-under-par 70 at Glenmaura National Golf Club on Thursday, Sept. 11. Meyer’s teammate, junior Ryan Brown, a Scranton Prep graduate, was honored by the conference the previo...

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Factoryville Sportsmen’s Club announces events

The Factoryville Sportsmen’s Club will hold its final archery 3-D shoot from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21 on the club grounds. This is a 30-target “through the woods” course featuring life-size animal targets at various ranges and skill levels. Archers have an opportunity to compete for prizes after completing the course. All types of archery tackle are welcome to be used. For more information, call Paul at 570-561-3748.The Factoryville Sportsmen’s C...

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