FLN News Articles

1,700 Jobs Up for Grabs

06.12.13 | Abby Lutcher

With an unemployment rate just under 9%, Lackawanna County is among the worst in the state when it comes to people out of work.

Public School Religious Freedom Month

06.11.13 | Abby Lutcher

The Pennsylvania state House of Representatives is recognizing the 50th anniversary of a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision outlawing required Bible reading in public schools.

$28.3 Billion Budget Plan Protected

06.11.13 | Abby Lutcher

Republicans who control Pennsylvania's House of Representatives lined up behind the GOP's $28.3 billion state budget plan, blocking Democratic efforts to add spending for education and health care.

Hospital Charges

06.10.13 | Abby Lutcher

You had a bad heart attack, but survived. So how much will the hospital charge you? How about $18,082? That might sound pricey. But it's better than $26,866. Or $41,080.

Scouts Retire American Flags

06.10.13 | Abby Lutcher

Dozens of American flags were retired Saturday during a special ceremony in Scranton.

Crimes Increase. Police Patrols Decrease

06.07.13 | Abby Lutcher

It's a problem officials say is region-wide. Crime is going up but police patrols are going down. Budget cuts have forced some local departments to slash staff and the officers who remain say there just isn't time to do the job they want.

No Legal Basis for Governor Tom Corbett's Lawsuit

06.07.13 | Abby Lutcher

A federal judge in Pennsylvania says there's no legal basis for Governor Tom Corbett's lawsuit against the NCAA over Penn State sanctions related to Jerry Sandusky.

Philadelphia's Building Collapse 61-Year-Old Survivor

06.06.13 | Abby Lutcher

Some rescuers at a collapsed building in Philadelphia got a welcome sight late Wednesday--a survivor!

Judge Rules in Favor of Girl Who Needs Lung

06.06.13 | Abby Lutcher

A federal judge in Philadelphia has made a dying 10-year-old eligible to seek donor lungs from an adult transplant list.

Sebelius Can't Intervene in Transplant Case

06.05.13 | Abby Lutcher

The U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services says she doesn't want to intervene in transplant decisions about a dying Pennsylvania girl when other children are just as sick.

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