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October 2016 Archives

Teenagers' lawyers in murder case ask judge to recuse herself

In July 2015, a Scranton patrolman suffered fatal head injuries while pursuing three teenaged robbery suspects. The three men were arrested and charged with a number of crimes, including second degree homicide because the police officer died during the commission of a felony. Now, one of the defendants' attorneys has filed a motion asking Judge Margaret Bisignani Moyle, who is scheduled to preside at the trial, to recuse herself.

What penalties can a Lackawanna County resident face after DUI?

It could happen to anybody. After a few beers with buddies or a family function where alcohol is present, you are pulled over and are charged with DUI. Since drunk driving allegations and charges are a state-mandated issue, Pennsylvania has laws pertaining to the type of penalties one could face after a DUI conviction. Just because one has been charged with DUI does not make it official until the accused has their day in court.

Man arrested on suspicion of murder at Luzerne County courthouse

A tangle of prior offenses and a sealed arrest warrant led to the recent arrest at the Luzerne County courthouse of a man accused of murder. Sorting out the alleged crimes and the use of the sealed arrest warrant has raised questions about the validity of the arrest.

Two police stings yield 265 bags of heroin and three arrests

Narcotics officers in Lackawanna County used controlled drug purchases to charge three men. Both stings were remarkable for the amount of alleged heroin that was recovered in the stings. The three men now face criminal charges for various drug-related offenses.

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