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Scranton Police Chief Larry “LA” Alexander takes aim at an eighth-generation Ford F150 last weekend at Saturday in the Park. The truck, which was donated and prepared by Dennis Lewis, Scranton, was part of a fundraiser conducted by MacKenze Morris, 15, Scranton, who hopes to raise enough money to open a youth center by the time she finishes high school. Morris, who will be a junior at Santa Fe Trail High School this fall, sold a pair of swings at the truck for $1 each, raising almost $250 Saturday.

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Resident proposes petition
in support of police chief

SCRANTON—Scranton resident and business owner Paula Schuler requested to address the Scranton City Council during its June 21 meeting, about the council’s May 17 decision to reject reappointment of Scranton Police Chief Larry Alexander.

Schuler said she was dissatisfied “a lot” with the decision. She said she saw the decision as “an ambush against Chief Alexander.”

“You haven’t given him a chance,” Schuler said. “Most places give at least a three-year contract. As a council, you guys work for us. I’m asking you to reconsider. When you get somebody who has a good rapport with the community, it needs to be up to the community.”

She said her business, the Branding Iron Restaurant, has done well because of good rapport with the city’s police officers. She said that as a result, new customers, people who were not previously comfortable in the establishment are now patronizing her business.

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