Blog Posts in July, 2010

  • Tragic Incident Reported at PA Natural Gas Drill Site

    || 23-Jul-2010

    Today's Times-Tribune reports that a tragic explosion in Indianola, Pennsylvania has killed two workers at a natural gas well. A welding project near the well is suspected to have triggered the deadly explosion and subsequent fire, though investigations as to the cause remain underway. My deepest sympathies go out to the families and friends of the men who were killed. Though this particular ...
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  • Scranton Kidnapping Case Moving Forward

    || 19-Jul-2010

    Using cell phone records as evidence, police and investigators have tracked down a suspect allegedly involved in a Scranton kidnapping case that took place last year. The Times-Tribune reports that the suspect was arrested and arraigned last week on charges including kidnapping, robbery, aggravated assault and others. Most of the time, when people think of kidnapping, they think of every ...
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  • If you have been injured in Scranton, but don't know whether you have a solid case against the party that caused your injuries, then you should speak with a Scranton personal injury lawyer. An experienced Scranton personal injury attorney will tell you that establishing legal responsibility, or liability, is among the first tasks you and your attorney will need to tackle. There are really ...
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  • Sex Crimes in Scranton

    || 17-Jul-2010

    According to the Times-Tribune, a Scranton man has been charged with statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and related offenses after allegedly lying to two young girls about his age and having sex with them. These very serious criminal charges will require the services of an experienced Scranton criminal defense attorney who will properly defend this client, someone ...
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  • NEPA Dog Bite Lawyer

    || 17-Jul-2010

    My niece and her family recently returned from a trip through Southern Appalachia, where they spent significant time in a mountain cabin in western North Carolina. Before going, they read many books about the region, and some of the books included descriptions of the "mountain dogs" that roam there freely. The dogs accompany their people when they can be of service and return home daily ...
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  • Good News, for a Change

    || 17-Jul-2010

    I'm always reading the newspaper and commenting on it in these blogs, and oftentimes, the news is less than good. However, today's Times-Tribune cheered me up with an article reporting that Bloomberg BusinessWeek has named the Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre area the tenth strongest job market in America. That doesn't mean we are where we need to be in terms of jobs or our economy, but it does ...
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  • Poconos Murder Charges

    || 13-Jul-2010

    According to today's Pocono Record, a jury found a Blakeslee man facing Poconos murder charges guilty of third-degree murder today for a fatal stabbing incident that took place last fall. Details regarding the outcome of the case will be available tomorrow. Anyone facing Poconos murder charges should understand the absolute seriousness of his situation and should recognize that his choice of a ...
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  • Poconos Auto Accident Attorney

    || 13-Jul-2010

    The Pocono Record's reports of last Friday's police chase and fatal Poconos car crash demonstrate how tragically things can end when one person makes the reckless choice to put his life and the lives of others in danger. Getting behind the wheel of a car always puts a person at some risk, but drivers who behave with abject carelessness create grave and unnecessary dangers for those with ...
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  • Wilkes-Barre Drug Free Block Party

    || 9-Jul-2010

    As someone who regularly works with people facing Wilkes-Barre drug charges, I was glad to see an article in today's Times Leader about the Drug Free Block Party scheduled for this Saturday on Public Square. The event will feature both entertainers and speakers who share the goal of pulling the community together and lifting it up. A drug free party means a party less likely to result in ...
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  • Seven Arrests at Taylor DUI Checkpoint

    || 6-Jul-2010

    The Lackawanna County DUI Task Force operated a DUI checkpoint in Taylor this past weekend that resulted in seven drunk driving arrests as well as several other charges and citations, according to the Times-Tribune. Often, people who are arrested under these kinds of circumstances do not hire an attorney because they feel that the evidence against them is overwhelming. However, even in the cases ...
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  • Today's Times-Tribune details the natural gas industry's current push to label gas gathering pipelines as utilities, which would subject the companies that own the lines to some regulation, but would also give those companies the authority to invoke eminent domain. This could mean that, as the paper states, "Even property owners who don't want a pipeline on their land at any price ...
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