‘Good Samaritans’ Beat Man, Steal Car; Get Caught When Car Breaks Down Again

SCRANTON, Pa. — Two men are locked up in Lackawanna County for beating another man and stealing his car.

Police say the victim was walking in the 400 block of Prescott Avenue just before 11 p.m. Sunday when two men approached asking if he needed help. The pair then helped the victim get his car started, then beat him up and stole the vehicle.

Officers caught up with the men later, when the car broke down again in Dickson City.

Michael Salax, 32, was charged with robbery, theft, simple assault, and related charges.

Roberto Roman, 19, was charged with conspiracy to commit robbery and conspiracy to commit theft.

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Three Charged with Robbing CVS in Scranton

SCRANTON, Pa. — Police arrested three suspected robbers after a short chase through Lackawanna County.

Police took two men and a woman into custody along Interstate 81 south near the Avoca exit.

Investigators say the trio held up CVS on Moosic Street in Scranton around 2:30 a.m. Monday.

Officers say Corfon House, 20, of Indianapolis, demanded pills from the pharmacist, zip tied the pharmacist, then took off with the other two.

House is charged with robbery, simple assault, terroristic threats, unlawful restraint, and other charges.

Rashad Coleman, 25, and Nicola Dunlap, 21, are both charged with conspiracy.

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Students Rally Against School Shootings in Union County

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Students in Union County want to put an end to school shootings.

Middle and high school students in Lewisburg want lawmakers to enact safer gun laws.

They rallied on Sunday so that deadly shootings like the one in Parkland, Florida, Sandy Hook, or most recently, Santa Fe, Texas never happen again.

“We shouldn’t have to continuously live under the threat of these shootings. We’re here because we say ‘this is not normal.’ Our legislators need to act now to change it, to make it better, to make students safe and keep people safe around the country,” said Lewisburg Area High School Junior Nick Jacobson.

A ceremony to recognize victims and communities affected by gun violence is set for June 2 at Soldiers Memorial Park in Lewisburg for National Gun Violence Awareness Day.

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ABINGTON HEIGHTS HIGH SCHOOL GRADE 12 Lacey M. Ammenhauser, Cassidy A. Bartkowski, Micah J. Beahan, Kyra E. Beckish, Lauryn E. Beermann, Joseph C. Beyrent, Alexander J. Bi, Sandon T. Birch, Savannah M. Blaum, Maria R. Bordonaro, Alec W. Bradican, Abby F.

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Abington Heights Mikaila Brown traveled to Kenya for her senior project to help dig trenches to provide water to villages. “This was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for me and anyone that has an opportunity to go, should,” she said. The trenches Mikaila d

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Sisters Memorialized in Prayer Service

DUNMORE, Pa — Dozens gathered at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Center near Marywood University for a memorial prayer service for Sister Angela Miller and her sister, Rosemary Smith.

“It’s giving back to Angie and to Rose what they gave to the world. They’re just wonderful people,” explains Sister Karen Steinberg.

Police believe Alan Smith killed both sisters including his mother Rosemary. Alan Smith’s body, as well as his mother’s, were recovered after a fiery standoff with police in Scranton late last month.

Investigators say their deaths were the result of domestic violence, but they have still not found Sister Angela Miller’s body after days of searching.

Sisters at IHM say that although there is still uncertainty surrounding the Sister Angela’s death, they feel this service, and others held for Smith and his mother, are needed to bring some closure to the community.

“A sense of togetherness and what Sister Angela would want is to be forgiving and understanding,” says Sister Mary William.

During the Memorial Prayer Service at the IHM Center, there was a sharing of memories. Dozens raised their hand to tell a short story or give an anecdote about the two women to show how they will be remembered.

“I found them very fun to be with and very loving. We always had great family reunions when we were kids we would come out to Scranton and visit with them and had a great time together then,” says the women’s cousin, Father Rich Luberti of Seattle.

Most memories shared highlighted both women for their kindness, generosity, and willingness to lend a helping hand.

“Wonderful women and we’re going to miss them um and we just need to live out that witness that they showed. If we do have of what they did we’re in good shape,” adds Sister John Michele.

A mass for both women is scheduled for Monday morning at the IHM center.

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Abingtons The Rotary Club of the Abingtons had some special guests at meetings last month. U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-17, Moosic, attended one of the gatherings at Ramada Clarks Summit in South Abington Twp. at a homecoming of sorts. Cartwright has been

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