Walter Brasch

12/18/2014 - 4:39am

    Clutching newspaper clippings in one hand and a medical bag loaded with seeds in the other, my ersatz friend Dr. Franklin Peterson Comstock III, knocking down pregnant ladies, students, the elderly, and two burly construction workers who were waiting for a bus, rushed past me, leaving me in a close and...

07/14/2014 - 3:07am

    Gas prices at the pump during the July 4th extended weekend were the highest they have been in six years. This, of course, has little to do with supply-and-demand economics. It has everything to do with supply-and-gouge profits.

    Over the past decade, the five largest...

06/09/2014 - 1:13am

    During this past week, in Scranton, Pa., a 16-year old put two bullets into the head of a taxi driver and then stole about $500 earned by the cabbie that evening.

    The teen, who showed no remorse when arrested a few hours later, mumbled a few words about his reasons....

06/02/2014 - 12:20am

    During this past week, in Scranton, Pa., a 16-year old put two bullets into the head of a taxi driver and then stole about $500 earned by the cabbie that evening.

    The teen, who showed no remorse when arrested a few hours later, mumbled a few words about his reasons....

05/26/2014 - 5:10pm

    A hush has fallen over our house.

    It began late Tuesday night and, if we are fortunate, will last at least a week.

    But it will return. We have no illusions that there will be continued quiet.

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05/18/2014 - 11:35pm

    Part 1: Lackawanna College, a two-year college in Scranton, Pa., accepted a $2.5 million endowment from Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. to strengthen that college’s programs and ties to the oil and gas industry. Part 2: Problems with academic integrity in other Pennsylvania colleges.

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