Blog Posts in December, 2009

  • Recent allegations that a Scranton detective was found armed, drunk and unconscious in an unmarked police car this past Christmas Eve have renewed public interest in another story about a different Scranton police officer being sued by a Scranton couple into whose car he crashed while pulling an illegal U-turn last January. According the the Times-Tribune, the couple filed suit against the officer ...
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  • Scranton Detective Arrested on Suspicion of DUI

    || 29-Dec-2009

    One of the Times-Tribune's most read stories today is that reporting a Scranton detective's arrest on suspicion of DUI. The detective, a city officer with over 30 years experience, allegedly was found in his unmarked police car armed, drunk and unconscious on Christmas Eve. While people and the press ponder this detective's predicament, the detective himself is likely experiencing ...
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  • Scranton Drunk Driving Accident Attorney

    || 21-Dec-2009

    The holidays are here, and while we all welcome the festivity and celebration the season offers, we could do without the irresponsible behavior of those people who, despite massive efforts to raise the public's awareness about its dangers, continue to drive drunk. According to national statistics, approximately one-third of all auto accidents involve drunk drivers. So many drunk drivers take ...
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  • Schuylkill Hate Crimes Attorney

    || 21-Dec-2009

    Last October, President Obama signed legislation expanding the definition of hate crimes to include assaults based upon sexual or gender identity. The definition already protected individuals on the basis of race, religion and nationality. During the previous presidential administration, though the number of reported hate crimes rose, the number of prosecutions decreased dramatically. Now, the ...
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  • Marcellus Shale's Competing Interests

    || 13-Dec-2009

    Today's Times-Tribune reports that John Quigley, the acting secretary of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and Pennsylvania's top conservation official, has serious concerns about balancing deep-well drilling in the Marcellus Shale formation in Northcentral Pennsylvania with the interests of hikers, hunters, campers and timber companies that also use state forest ...
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  • Scranton Juvenile Felonies Attorney

    || 13-Dec-2009

    "Juvenile" and "felony" are two words nobody wants or expects to see used together in a newspaper article, but in yesterday's Times-Tribune, we learned that ten young boys aged fourteen through fifteen from the Scranton area have allegedly committed a series of crimes that include robberies, armed robberies, burglaries and auto thefts over the last four months. Police say ...
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  • Scranton Slip and Fall Attorney

    || 7-Dec-2009

    Now that the ground is covered with snow, here's a winter time reminder to everyone out there from somebody who sees Scranton personal injury lawsuits every day: Take care of your property and make sure that your negligence does not result in someone else's injury. Standing water, spills, uneven walkways, broken stairs - all of these are made worse by icy and slippery weather conditions. ...
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  • Dickson City Armed Robbery

    || 7-Dec-2009

    The Times-Tribune reports that three people - two men and a woman - robbed a Turkey Hill in Dickson City at gunpoint this past Monday. Armed robbery is defined as the use or threat of use of a deadly weapon during a robbery. In the state of Pennsylvania, if you are accused of this crime, then you will receive an automatic felony charge, an extremely serious matter that can result in significant ...
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  • Carbondale Car Accident Attorney

    || 3-Dec-2009

    The Times-Tribune reported today that a Carbondale man died Thursday as a result of an automobile accident on the Casey Highway. His car was stopped and was facing the wrong direction, without lights, when a westbound vehicle crashed into him. Police stated that the place he chose to stop was not visible to oncoming traffic. The man driving the westbound vehicle was taken to the hospital with ...
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  • Luzerne County White Collar Crimes

    || 3-Dec-2009

    The Luzerne County corruption scandal has become so widespread that today's Times Leader published a list of all those who have been charged - twenty people so far. One man on the list also got a taste of personal notoriety today. The Times Leader reports that a former county deputy chief clerk who has pled guilty in the corruption probe will likely lose his pension because of charges that he ...
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