News Obituaries

Obituary: Margaret Zemprelli / ‘A first-class model’ in 1940s

Ms. Zemprelli was most well known for her stints during the 1940s as a spokesmodel for Pennsylvania Telephone Co. and Rinso Detergent.

 Michael Abelson.

Obituary: Michael Abelson / Longtime music teacher in city schools

A lifelong teacher of music, Michael Abelson liked to keep people on their toes with his dry sense of humor.

Obituary: Robert Panara / A pioneer in the field of deaf studies

He also was a writer and poet, becoming the first deaf professor at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf.

Obituary: Henry Hartsfield Jr. / Flew on 3 NASA space shuttles

His death was announced by the space agency, which did not say where he died or specify the cause.


Israel agrees to 12-hour 'pause' but reject's U.S. truce terms

Palestinian protests spread across West Bank, while U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry fails to win lasting halt to Gaza fighting.

Russia increases cross-border intervention, Ukraine and U.S. say

Moscow’s intent appears to be to reverse gains by Kiev’s forces in rebel-held territory.



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Planned changes to law stir worry

Updates to the state’s Right to Know law could be in the works in Harrisburg when legislators return in the fall.

Scranton police seek man in rape of girl, 14

Scranton detectives seek a man who traveled to Scranton from Tennessee to have sex with a 14-year-old girl he met on Facebook.


Early Returns

Education cuts? It depends

So, did Governor Corbett cut state spending on education? Or did he increase it? Well, it depends. Education is the most

A rival for Clinton?


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