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  • Court Disallows Drugs Found In Warrantless Search
    Criminal Defense
    The decision was a victory for individual privacy rights which the state Supreme Court has been expanding in recent years. Drug evidence seized by state troopers during a traffic stop in Lackawanna County is inadmissible, the state Superior Court ...
  • Not Guilty
    Hill Man Acquitted Of Burglary
    The jury found the defendant innocent of burglary in making its decision. The judge earlier had reduced a charge of criminal mischief to a summary offense because the Commonwealth failed to present evidence of damage. The arrest received some ...
  • Not Guilty
    Jury Acquits Taylor Man Of Drunk-Driving Charge
    Police officer concedes he did not see car moving but insists he saw the defendant making a motion, as if turning off the ignition. Confusion over whether a Taylor man was actually the driver of a car at the time he was arrested for drunken driving ...
  • Acquittal - Jury Deliberated 9 Hours Over 2 Days
    Man Acquitted of Kidnapping, Raping Ex-Fiancée
    Accused of kidnapping and raping his ex-fiancée at knife point, an Archbald man was acquitted of all charges Friday by a Lackawanna County jury. After more than seven months behind bars because he could not make bail, the defendant walked out of the ...
  • Jury Acquitted
    Man Fined For DUI
    It was the fourth time the man was on trial on drunk driving charges, attorneys for both sides said. He was also on trial in 1992 for an assault on his mother, a prosecutor said. The man will have to pay a $100 fine for disorderly conduct but won’t ...
  • DUI Charged Dismissed
    Marijuana Conviction Enables Man To Beat DUI Rap
    A charge of drunken driving filed against a West Scranton man was dismissed Wednesday by a Lackawanna County judge because the man had already been prosecuted for possession of marijuana stemming from the same incident. The judge ruled that the ...
  • Prosecutor Doesn’t Find Justice In Domestic-Violence Sentence
    Criminal Defense
    A Lackawanna County judge Thursday said an assistant district attorney who specializes in domestic-violence cases “came close to the edge of crossing from prosecution to persecution” as she fought to have a Taylor man jailed. The rebuke to the ...
  • Accusations Overturned
    Three Men Sued By Society Claim They Were Defamed
    Three Mid-valley men fired a response back to Jessup’s St. Ubaldo Society on Tuesday, claiming that the society has defamed them by accusing them of stealing and claiming ownership of one of the three statues used in the annual St. Ubaldo Day ...
  • Three Mid-valley men fired a response back to Jessup’s St. Ubaldo Society on Tuesday, claiming that the society has defamed them
    Criminal Defense
    Five Dallas High School students were charged Wednesday with vandalizing Lake-Lehman High School’s football field and track. The vandalism occurred on November 3, the night before the Dallas-Lake-Lehman football game. The students were accused of ...