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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

PS: The Law

Our area always seemed to have more than its share of strange legal cases and crimes.  This week is off the charts.

A Williamsport Police officer is charged with homicide by motor vehicle for allegedly being too zealous in a chase.

A former Wyoming Valley West teacher has been hit with allegations she had sexual contact with two more students.  The count is up to four.

A judge in Lackawanna County went off the sentencing guidelines to give a former Old Forge Police chief more jail time in a sex with a minor case.  A former police captain and a volunteer firefighter were also caught up in the same scandal.

A fund raiser for a fire victim in Schuylkill County might have been a scam.

A 16 year old from Mifflinville allegedly fired a shot at a State Trooper near the Maryland line Sunday morning.

The Kids for Cash scandal hit its fifth anniversary, and one of the former judges is still appealing.

Convicted Lackawanna County commissioners, where were bribed, are still appealing.

A drunk drove in to a giant hole dug by a utility company in Scranton Sunday morning.

A Scranton school director, who should be setting an example, was suspected of drunk driving, and he quickly ran for rehab.

The Hugo Selenski case became even more bizarre.  His attorney and a private investigator allegedly tried to intimidate witnesses.  Investigators say there might have been a dozen bodies buried at Selenski's old home in Dallas.

The only common thread is geography.

It makes life around here interesting, but it's still sad.