The Black Hand Mafia wasn’t just involved in shakedowns. They were also involved in a counterfeiting operation that was broken up by some pretty nifty detective work. Continue reading Counterfeit Ring Busted in Chinchilla
A “gangland-style” triple murder in Old Forge, PA in 1934 remains unsolved to this day. Continue reading Gangland-Style Killing in Old Forge Leaves 3 Dead
A notorious intersection in the Bulls Head section of Scranton reinforces its reputation as “Murders’ Corner”. Continue reading Mysterious Shooting at “Murderers’ Corner”
Two men duel to their deaths in the Bulls Head section of Scranton. What prompted the deadly exchange? Continue reading Double Murder in Bulls Head!
In May,1910, a West Scranton woman spilled some water and it resulted in gunfire and death. #TrueCrime #Scranton Continue reading Murder in West Scranton!
On the night of April 25, 1916, Dometrio “Daniel” Morabito is drinking with several others at Mellow’s Saloon near the corner of Monroe & Main St in Archbald. Shortly after 8:00pm, Morabito left the saloon and headed for home. It was a short walk to his place on Chestnut St, where he was supposed to get ready to go to work that evening. As he … Continue reading Dominick Delfino & The Great Escape
I decided to go a little further back in Scranton’s notorious past. This time, over a century ago, when Italian immigrants, particularly Southern Italians and Sicilians, were coming to the US in waves. Starting in the early 1880s and continuing until 1924, over 4 million Italians made the trek. The peak came between 1900-1910 when over half of the total immigrated – leaving the poverty-stricken … Continue reading The Black Hand Society of Bull’s Head