Blog Posts in September, 2009

  • Poconos Juvenile Crime Decline Reported

    || 27-Sep-2009

    The Pocono Record reported yesterday that juvenile probation placements have decreased by 20 percent in the Poconos, and that home foreclosure rates might have something to do with the change. Though there is currently no measurable evidence to support the claim, Monroe County's Chief Probation Officer recently told the Monroe County Commissioners that the he believes the county's negative ...
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  • Dunmore, Lackawanna County Drug Charges

    || 27-Sep-2009

    The Times-Tribune reports that when Dunmore police visited an apartment on Veterans Drive on Friday night to investigate a robbery, they did not find the alleged robber they sought, but did find drugs and drug paraphernalia in plain view. After obtaining a warrant, the police discovered cocaine, heroin, marijuana and assorted drug paraphernalia inside the apartment. They arrested six people, ...
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  • District Attorney Investigates Wyoming County School Crime

    || 27-Sep-2009

    Another incident at a local high school football game, this time involving students from Dallas Area High School, has grabbed news headlines. The Times-Tribune reports that the Wyoming County district attorney's office is investigating reports that members of the Dallas High School football team urinated on the tennis courts at Tunkhannock High School during halftime at a recent game. ...
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  • South Scranton Heroin Arrests

    || 16-Sep-2009

    The Times-Tribune reports that two young Lackawanna County men were arrested yesterday after police found them in possession of over three dozen packets of heroin. The young men, from Carbondale and Archbald, were charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia. The Partnership for a Drug-Free America calls heroin "a ...
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  • Bringing Integrity to the Luzerne County Legal System

    || 14-Sep-2009

    Yesterday's Times Leader reported a story about Steve Flood, Luzerne County's former county controller, a man who called attention to the corruption of area judges and politicians long before their misdeeds were known and acknowledged by the public. Over the years, Flood was treated very poorly by the people whose behaviors he questioned, as well as by many county employees, politicians ...
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  • Increased Police Presence at Scranton High School Football Game

    || 4-Sep-2009

    Have you seen WNEP's report about the increased police presence scheduled for tonight's football game at Scranton's Memorial Stadium? The report states that the number of police working the game will more than double, and that rowdy students and recent gang activity are the reasons why. The school superintendent reportedly believes that policing the games more intensively will yield no ...
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  • Economics, Education and Crime in Northeast Pennsylvania

    || 4-Sep-2009

    Today's Times-Tribune reports that at least ten preschools in Lackawanna, Wayne and Susquehanna counties have either remained closed or are on the verge of closing due to the state budget impasse. The article also discusses new research which suggests that kids who attend preschool are only half as likely to wind up in prison as kids who do not. The article then segues back to economics, with ...
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