Photo Blog

The Times-Tribune’s photographers share their best work, photographing the people and places of Northeast Pennsylvania.

Primary Election Night

Primary Election Night

Scranton Police honor officers who died on duty

Scranton Police honor officers who died on duty

Learning to grow at Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center

Learning to grow at Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center

Ross Ventre, 4, of Spring Brook runs with a hoop as he helps set up to play a tag like game at Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center in Covington Township on Monday, May 6, 2019. Jake Danna Stevens / Stevens / Staff Photographer

Testing the water: Checking the quality of NEPA waterways

Testing the water: Checking the quality of NEPA waterways

Don Anderson nest a trout on his fly line in the South Branch Tunkhannock Creek in North Abington Township. Jake Danna Stevens / Staff Photographer

Orange stained rocks from iron oxide and other contaminants or acid mine drainage in the Lackawanna River in Duryea. Jake Danna Stevens / Staff Photographer

Orange stained rocks from iron oxide and other contaminants or acid mine drainage near the Lackawanna River in Duryea. Jake Danna Stevens / Staff Photographer

The Lackawanna River near Taylor and Scranton. Jake Danna Stevens / Staff Photographer

Aquatic Biologist Tim Delay test water and nets invertebrates in the Lackawanna River for testing of water quality in Scranton on Friday, May 3, 2019. Kicking up the river bottom Delay netted a few species like crane fly, mayfly, caddis fly, midges, scud, crayfish and many more invertebrates. Jake Danna Stevens / Staff Photographer

Aquatic Biologist Tim Delay holds a larvae while testing water and netting invertebrates in the Lackawanna River for testing of water quality in Scranton on Friday, May 3, 2019. Kicking up the river bottom Delay netted a few species like crane fly, mayfly, caddis fly, midges, scud, crayfish and many more invertebrates. Jake Danna Stevens / Staff Photographer

An angler casts into the South Branch Tunkhannock Creek near the spillway of Lackawanna Lake in Lackawanna State Park in North Abington Township. Jake Danna Stevens / Staff Photographer

Aquatic Biologist Tim Delay test water and nets invertebrates in the Lackawanna River for testing of water quality in Scranton on Friday, May 3, 2019. Kicking up the river bottom Delay netted a few species like crane fly, mayfly, caddis fly, midges, scud, crayfish and many more invertebrates. Jake Danna Stevens / Staff Photographer

Aquatic Biologist Tim Delay test water and nets invertebrates in the Lackawanna River for testing of water quality in Scranton on Friday, May 3, 2019. Kicking up the river bottom Delay netted a few species like crane fly, mayfly, caddis fly, midges, scud, crayfish and many more invertebrates. Jake Danna Stevens / Staff Photographer

Orange stained rocks from iron oxide and other contaminants or acid mine drainage near the Lackawanna River in Duryea. Jake Danna Stevens / Staff Photographer

Orange stained rocks from iron oxide and other contaminants or acid mine drainage in the Lackawanna River in Duryea. Jake Danna Stevens / Staff Photographer

A beaver dam holds up water in the Lackawanna River near Taylor and Scranton. Jake Danna Stevens / Staff Photographer

Jim Keiper of North Abington unhooks a trout he caought in Lackawanna Lake at Lackawanna State Park in North Abington Township. Jake Danna Stevens / Staff Photographer

Angler fish the South Branch Tunkhannock Creek near the spillway of Lackawanna Lake in Lackawanna State Park in North Abington Township. Jake Danna Stevens / Staff Photographer

Don Anderson casts into the South Branch Tunkhannock Creek in North Abington Township. Jake Danna Stevens / Staff Photographer

An angler casts into the South Branch Tunkhannock Creek near the spillway of Lackawanna Lake in Lackawanna State Park in North Abington Township. Jake Danna Stevens / Staff Photographer

A beaver dam holds up water in the Lackawanna River near Taylor and Scranton. Jake Danna Stevens / Staff Photographer

Angler fish the South Branch Tunkhannock Creek near the spillway of Lackawanna Lake in Lackawanna State Park in North Abington Township. Jake Danna Stevens / Staff Photographer

Don Anderson casts into the South Branch Tunkhannock Creek in North Abington Township. Jake Danna Stevens / Staff Photographer

Pennsylvania State Police Memorial Day at Troop R

Pennsylvania State Police Memorial Day at Troop R

Pet therapy day at The University of Scranton

Pet therapy day at The University of Scranton

Fifth annual Jog for Jude 5K

Fifth annual Jog for Jude 5K

Volunteers help clean up West Side

Volunteers help clean up West Side

Despite battling his fourth cancer, Bill Bittenbender still held his annual spring roadside cleanup in West Side on Monday.

Though the task is usually one he performs solo, this time Bittenbender, 67, got more than a little help from his friends. Nearly a dozen people turned out to pick up litter and clean sidewalks along the viaduct area of West Elm Street and Fourth Avenue.

West Side resident William Bittenbender has been cleaning up the Viaduct by himself for the last 6 years. This year, he’s battling his 4th cancer so volunteers came out to help William on Monday, April 22, 2019. Jason Farmer / Staff Photographer

Ed Chomko Sr., of West Scranton, helps clean the area of the Viaduct. Jason Farmer / Staff Photographer

William Bittenbender, of West Scranton, mows along the Viaduct on Monday, April 22, 2019. Jason Farmer / Staff Photographer

Andrew Chomko shovels up dirt on the sidewalk of the Viaduct while helping West Side resident William Bittenbender clean up the area. Jason Farmer / Staff Photographer

West Side resident William Bittenbender has been cleaning up the Viaduct by himself for the last 6 years. This year, he’s battling his 4th cancer so volunteers came out to help William on Monday, April 22, 2019. Jason Farmer / Staff Photographer

Bill Bittenbender of West Scranton holds hand-drawn map and instructions for friends helping with his springtime roadside cleanup of viaduct area of West Elm Street. JIM LOCKWOOD/STAFF PHOTO

Bill Bittenbender of West Scranton holds hand-drawn map and instructions for friends helping with his springtime roadside cleanup of viaduct area of West Elm Street. JIM LOCKWOOD/STAFF PHOTO

Powerful storm rips through region

Powerful storm rips through region

A powerful overnight storm left thousands without power, downed trees and had city and county officials questioning whether a tornado ripped through Scranton’s Hill Section. Here are a collection of images from Staff Photographer Jason Farmer and other staff writers who grabbed photos while on the way to work.

Residents of the Hill Section in Scranton assess the storm damage. Jason Farmer / Staff Photographer

A tree fell into a house along Harrison Ave. Jason Farmer / Staff Photographer

Piles of debris are left during the clean up in the Hill Section of Scranton. Jason Farmer / Staff Photographer

A tree uprooted falling on a house and lifted up the sidewalk along Harrison Ave. Jason Farmer / Staff Photographer

A tree fell on a vehicle and lifted up the sidewalk along East Gibson Street in Scranton. Jason Farmer / Staff Photographer

A tree blocks the entry of a home along Harrison Ave. in Scranton. Jason Farmer / Staff Photographer

Down trees throughout the Hill Section of Scranton. Jason Farmer / Staff Photograpehr

Titan Tree Services clean up a downed tree on Harrison Ave. in Scranton. Jason Farmer / Staff Photographer

The windows were knocked out of a home and a tree fell after the storm. Jason Farmer / Staff Photographer

A large pine tree is held up by wires in the Hill Section of Scranton. Jason Farmer / Staff Photographer

A tree fell down taking down wires and a fence in the hill section of Scranton. Jason Farmer / Staff Photographer

Ann Thiel walks past a large branch that landed in her pool. Jason Farmer / Staff Photographer

Scranton resident Henry Thiel looks at his damaged fence afer the storm knocked it down. Jason Farmer / Staff Photographer

Amy Pope points out the damage to her mom’s house and the neighbor’s after the storm on Monday, April 15, 2019. Jason Farmer / Staff Photographer

Car windows were smashed out from the storm that hit the Hill Section of Scranton. Jason Farmer / Staff Photographer

Half of a broken tree rests on the roof of a two-story home at the corner of Cherry Street and Fifth Street in Dunmore on Monday, April 15, 2019.
Christopher Dolan / Staff Photographer

A wooden dugout roof lays on bleachers at the softball field at Sherwood Park in Dunmore on Monday, April 15, 2019.
Christopher Dolan / Staff Photographer

Uprooted trees break through a chain link fence at Sherwood Park in Dunmore on Monday, April 15, 2019.
Christopher Dolan / Staff Photographer

Half of a broken tree rests on the roof of a two-story home at the corner of Cherry Street and Fifth Street in Dunmore on Monday, April 15, 2019.
Christopher Dolan / Staff Photographer

Uprooted trees along Sherwood Avenue lay inside Sherwood Park in Dunmore on Monday, April 15, 2019.
Christopher Dolan / Staff Photographer

A large metal storage container is overturned at Sherwood Park in Dunmore on Monday, April 15, 2019.
Christopher Dolan / Staff Photographer

An overturned grill lays on a sidewalk on Cherry Street in Dunmore on Monday, April 15, 2019.
Christopher Dolan / Staff Photographer

Uprooted trees along Sherwood Avenue lay inside Sherwood Park in Dunmore on Monday, April 15, 2019.
Christopher Dolan / Staff Photographer

Roofing materials litter the ground in a driveway on Fifth Street in Dunmore on Monday, April 15, 2019.
Christopher Dolan / Staff Photographer

Welcome to the Legislature Rep. Kosierowski

Welcome to the Legislature Rep. Kosierowski

Bridget Kosierowski, a 47-year-old registered nurse from Waverly Twp., was sworn in Monday as the 114th state House District’s new representative.

Rep. Kosierowski is joined by state Sens. John Blake, LEFT, and John Yudichak during her swearing-in ceremony. Courtesy of House Democratic Communications Office

Rep. Kosierowski and House Democratic Caucus Chair Joanna McClinton of Philadelphia. Courtesy of House Democratic Communications Office

State Reps. Bridget Malloy Kosierowski, right, and Movita Johnson-Harrell talk before Kosierowski’s swearing in Monday in Harrisburg. Jake Danna Stevens / Staff Photographer

A legislative reception is held Monday for state Rep. Bridget Kosierowski, D-114, in Harrisburg. Jake Danna Stevens / Staff Photographer

State Rep. Bridget Malloy Kosierowski is seen Monday on a lobby TV being sworn in on the floor of the state House of Representatives in Harrisburg. Jake Danna Stevens / Staff Photographer

State Rep. Bridget Malloy Kosierowski, D-114, in Harrisburg on Monday. Jake Danna Stevens / Staff Photographer

Office of state Rep. Bridget Kosierowski, D-114, in Harrisburg on Monday. Jake Danna Stevens / Staff Photographer

State Rep. Bridget Malloy Kosierowski is seen Monday on a lobby TV being sworn in on the floor of the state House of Representatives in Harrisburg. Jake Danna Stevens / Staff Photographer

State Rep. Bridget Malloy Kosierowski, D-114, in Harrisburg on Monday. Jake Danna Stevens / Staff Photographer

State Rep. Bridget Malloy Kosierowski is sworn in Monday on the state House of Representatives floor in Harrisburg. Jake Danna Stevens / Staff Photographer

Rep. Bridget Malloy Kosierowsk talks with Pa. state representative and House Democratic whip Jordan Harris after being sworn in as Rep of the 114th district on the State House of Representatives floor in Harrisburg, Pa., on Monday, April 8, 2019. Jake Danna Stevens / Staff Photographer

Bridget Malloy Kosierowsk walks with her father Edwin Malloy before being sworn in as Rep of the 114th district on the State House of Representatives floor in Harrisburg, Pa., on Monday, April 8, 2019. Jake Danna Stevens / Staff Photographer

Rep. Bridget Malloy Kosierowsk talks with family, friends and suporters after being sworn in as Rep of the 114th district on the State House of Representatives floor in Harrisburg, Pa., on Monday, April 8, 2019. Jake Danna Stevens / Staff Photographer

Rep. McClinton celebrating her swearing-in with family, friends and House Democratic Leader Frank Dermody. Courtesy of House Democratic Communications Office

Courtesy of House Democratic Communications Office

Courtesy of House Democratic Communications Office

Courtesy of House Democratic Communications Office

Courtesy of House Democratic Communications Office