Blog Posts in June, 2010

  • Scranton Drug-Related Robberies

    || 29-Jun-2010

    A man convicted of having committed two Scranton drug-related robberies has been sentenced to up to 23 years in prison for his crimes, according to the Times-Tribune. The man, who admitted the crimes, said that they were motivated by his crack cocaine addiction. This case shows just how serious Scranton drug-related crime penalties can be. When you or someone you love gets into serious trouble ...
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  • Wayne County Burglaries, Home Invasion

    || 29-Jun-2010

    There are few crimes that generate more fear in their victims than home invasions. Breaking into an occupied home and forcing the people inside to comply with demands in a space most consider safe or even sacred suggests that the person committing the crime possesses frightening desperation and willful degradation. According to the Times-Tribune, Wayne County police are searching for three such ...
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  • Scranton Serious Injuries Attorney

    || 29-Jun-2010

    Accidents caused by a negligent party unfortunately happen all the time. Walk into any local emergency room, and you are likely to meet someone whose injuries were sustained as a result of such an accident. Some injuries are particularly grievous. Serious injuries, also known as catastrophic injuries or critical injuries, are those which hinder a person's ability to function as normal or to ...
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  • NEPA Preparing Educationally for Marcellus Shale Jobs

    || 28-Jun-2010

    More news about Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling: An article in today's Times-Tribune emphasizes not the negative impact drilling has had and could have on NEPA's natural resources, but the preparations our local educational institutions are making in response to anticipated industry demand for workers. One sometimes gets the feeling that Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling is a ...
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  • Injured in Drunk Driving Accident?

    || 15-Jun-2010

    Recent Times Leader reports about a local drunk driving accident involving a young woman from Towanda, who was driving with a BAC twice the legal limit, and a U.S. Congressional candidate from Lycoming County bring home the fact that drunk drivers can change any of our lives at any moment. They may not always make the papers, but Wilkes-Barre drunk driving accidents injure and/or kill far too ...
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  • New Developments in PA Marcellus Shale Drilling Plans

    || 14-Jun-2010

    The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) announced yesterday that it has amended its 2009 decision requiring sponsors of natural gas extraction projects to obtain permission before beginning production to also require prior permission to drill exploratory wells. These more stringent requirements may be partially due to recent, well-publicized accidents by Marcellus Shale drilling companies. What ...
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  • Scranton Drunk Driving Accidents

    || 13-Jun-2010

    The Times-Tribune reports this morning on a problem law enforcement officers are facing here in NEPA and nationwide - DUI offenders who are arrested, processed and released, only to immediately commit the same crime. There have been three of these kinds of cases in our area just this year. Repeat DUIs present a major threat to public safety, as do all drunk drivers, who cause injury and death to ...
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  • Scranton Car Accident Attorney

    || 13-Jun-2010

    Scranton motor vehicle accidents are so commonplace in NEPA that we almost don't notice them unless they touch us personally, but car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, boating accidents and drunk driving accidents have the potential to profoundly impact each of our lives. If you have been injured in a Scranton auto accident or any kind ...
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  • Wilkes-Barre Personal Injury Lawyer

    || 9-Jun-2010

    A Wilkes-Barre personal injury lawyer has many professional and ethical responsibilities to fulfill on behalf of clients who are seeking justice in civil court for physical and/or emotional injuries caused by someone else's conduct. When you are searching for a Wilkes-Barre personal injury attorney, you want to find someone who will dedicate significant time and energy in asserting your ...
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  • Three Recent Marcellus Shale Drilling Accidents

    || 7-Jun-2010

    The Times-Tribune has reported two major accidents related to Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling in the past week. The first accident in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, resulted in a 16-hour leak of gas and frack into the environment. More recently, seven workers were injured in a massive explosion in West Virginia. A third accident was reported several months ago in a state forest in Clinton ...
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  • Monroe County Home Invasion

    || 3-Jun-2010

    Home invasions combine the most frightening elements of property crimes and violent crimes. Offenders come into a home space - a safety zone - and make it into something completely unthinkable and unrecognizable for its occupants. The Pocono Record reports that two men are on the run after an attempted home invasion in Coolbaugh Township, Monroe County. One resident of the home was injured by ...
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  • New Superintendent in Scranton Diocesan Schools

    || 3-Jun-2010

    The Times-Tribune reports today that Bishop Bambera has appointed a new superintendent for schools in the Diocese of Scranton. The appointment comes nearly three months after the former diocesan superintendent was fired amid allegations of sexual abuse. The allegations made news last January when the DA confirmed he was looking into abuse claims, though the statute of limitations for the alleged ...
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  • West Scranton Underage Drinking Charges

    || 2-Jun-2010

    The Times-Tribune reports today that police cited twenty kids from West Scranton High School for underage drinking at a post-prom party in Wayne County over the weekend. All were charged as juveniles. Juvenile charges mean that the consequences for having broken the law will likely focus on rehabilitation rather than punishment. Whenever you are accused of any juvenile crime, whether underage ...
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  • Upper Delaware Named Most Endangered American River

    || 2-Jun-2010

    The latest news on Marcellus Shale drilling in Wayne County: American Rivers, a national conservation agency, has named the Upper Delaware River as the most endangered river in the nation due to proposed natural gas drilling in its watershed. See today's Times-Tribune for the rest of story, and for the list of endangered rivers. Citizen action surrounding decisions about whether and how to ...
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