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Crime / 20.11.2018

State law enforcement officials raided the offices of the Scranton School District Tuesday and seized boxes of evidence for the ongoing corruption investigation of district practices.  State Police and investigators from the Office of the Attorney General seized files and computers from the board secretary and transportation offices.  The raid is linked to the September arrest of Daniel Sansky, who faces several felony counts for defrauding taxpayers. Sansky is charged with using his business, Danny’s Auto Service, to overbill and double-bill for work performed on district vehicles. The indictment, and Tuesday's raid, were set in motion by a scathing 2017 performance audit...

City Confidential / 09.11.2018

Political types can be forgiven for sleeping through most of this week.  The Blue Wave has come and gone.  With several Senate seats still up for grabs, it looks as if the Democratic Party successfully harnessed backlash against President Donald Trump to take control of the House of Representatives. Incumbent Democratic Senator Bob Casey defeated Republican Congressman Lou Barletta.  The scale of his victory was predicted by the polls.  For those of us who were around during his first 2006 Senate race against Rick Santorum, it is remarkable to think how far the underdog from the Electric City has come. Governor Tom Wolfe was easily re-elected...