Blog Posts in January, 2010

  • Old Forge Gunman Arrested

    || 25-Jan-2010

    The Times-Tribune reports that Old Forge schools were shut down and several local roads closed this afternoon while police worked to apprehend an alleged gunman roaming in and out of the woods in a residential and business neighborhood near West Oak Street Cemetery. Thank goodness, Old Forge pizza production appears to have remained unaffected. In all seriousness, a man with a gun trying to escape ...
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  • Marellus Shale, Wayne County

    || 25-Jan-2010

    Natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale formation has made news repeatedly this past year. As I have stated before, the mass tort, environmental and real estate/contract litigation arising from Marcellus Shale gas exploration and mining is a very pressing legal issue to many in Pennsylvania. Until now, Wayne County has remained removed from the controversies associated with ...
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  • FBI Interviews Lackawanna County Commissioner

    || 20-Jan-2010

    In one of today's most read stories, the Times-Tribune reported that FBI agents spent three hours interviewing Lackawanna County Commissioner A.J. Munchak in its continuing federal grand jury investigation of public corruption. When the federal government becomes involved in investigating Scranton white collar crimes, the person being investigated must act quickly and intelligently to choose a ...
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  • Scranton Truck Crash Lawyer

    || 20-Jan-2010

    Anyone who drives in or around Scranton knows that the area is a major corridor for trucks, and that truck crashes are not uncommon. A Scranton truck crash easily has the potential to cause catastrophic injuries or even death, most often to the drivers or passengers in the other vehicles involved in the collision. If you or someone you know has been injured in a Scranton truck crash, then a ...
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  • Wilkes-Barre Car Crash Lawyer

    || 20-Jan-2010

    If you've been injured in a Wilkes-Barre car crash, then you should consider talking with a Wilkes-Barre car crash lawyer from Rogan Law to ensure that you get all the money and benefits to which you are entitled from the insurance company. You might be looking at a mountain of medical bills and uncertainty about when you'll be able to return to work. What can you do to make sure you are ...
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  • Milford, Pennsylvania Injury Attorney

    || 11-Jan-2010

    The town of Milford in Pike County, PA is a lovely place nestled near the Delaware River where PA, NY and NJ meet. Because of the town's close proximity to neighboring states, residents often pursue services, such as health care, from providers across state lines. Recently, I learned that a resident of the area was looking for a medical malpractice attorney to pursue a claim that originated in ...
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  • Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania Drug Lawyer Ponders Orwell

    || 11-Jan-2010

    I read with great interest and some uneasiness The Citizens Voice's recent report about Wilkes-Barre's plans to use federal, state and local funding to install citywide surveillance cameras worth $2.1 million; the city will soon have more cameras per person than NYC or LA. At the risk of sounding overly dramatic, I could not help thinking of Orwell's 1984 : "It was terribly ...
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  • Fatal Car Crashes Cause for Concern in Poconos

    || 9-Jan-2010

    Do you know the leading cause of death for Americans aged 34 and under? How about the leading cause of long-term disability for Americans of all ages? Turns out if you know the answer to one question, then you know the answer to both. Driving accidents. The Pocono Record recently reported that driving accidents account for more than 40,000 deaths each year - that's around 120 people per day. ...
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  • Thoughts from a Pocono Criminal Defense Lawyer

    || 8-Jan-2010

    In the 1960s, Yale University psychologist Stanley Milgram conducted experiments aimed at measuring everyday people's willingness to perform violent acts against others when told to do so by an authority figure. You may remember the results from psychology class: 65% of participants, obeying the authority figure's orders, inflicted maximum levels of pain on the experimental subject. Of ...
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