20 Years Ago: Lake Carey Tornado

20 Years Ago: Lake Carey Tornado

A tornado hit Lake Carey at 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2, 1998, with such violent force that it destroyed homes, ripped trees and shrubs from the ground and caused the death of two residents. The next day, Wyoming County Commissioner Ron Williams reported that...
Jack Johnson Pardoned

Jack Johnson Pardoned

Today, President Donald Trump posthumously pardon the late boxing champion Jack Johnson. Johnson was convicted in 1913 for violating the Mann Act and he served several years in Leavenworth.  On his release date of July 9, 1921, the Scranton Times ran a short piece on...
Love and Bullets

Love and Bullets

Today 84 years ago, the notorious bandit couple Bonnie & Clyde were killed by police who were trying to stop them near Sailes, Louisiana..  In their time together Bonnie and Clyde are believed to have committed 13 murders and numerous robberies and burglaries...
A Royal Wedding

A Royal Wedding

Saturday morning the eyes of the world will be focused on St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. To get you ready for the pomp and circumstance, we have gathered together few articles from previous royal weddings...
Throwback Thursday – Central Baseball 1968

Throwback Thursday – Central Baseball 1968

Collection of images of the 1968 Scranton Central High School baseball team – Central’s Ken Blewitt making a pivot at second base and Ned Holmes practice doubleplay combination at an April 1968 practice. Times-Tribune Archives From left: Jeff Spagna, Bill...
Auto Show 1968

Auto Show 1968

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Auto and Sports Show rolled into the Watres Armory in Scranton on March 29 thru 31, 1968. On display was over a million dollars worth of automobiles, motorcycles, snowmobiles and other sports equipment. In addition to the big cars,  model...