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Scranton Council Member Picked to Replace Evans

SCRANTON, Pa. — The four remaining members of Scranton City Council picked a fifth member on Wednesday. After a round of public interviews, council voted ...

SCRANTON, Pa. -- The four remaining members of Scranton City Council picked a fifth member on Wednesday.

After a round of public interviews, council voted 3-1 to appoint Scranton attorney Mary Walsh-Dempsey to the seat.

She was picked from a pool of nine candidates.

Walsh-Dempsey will serve until January to fill the remainder of Wayne Evans' term.

Evans was appointed mayor after the resignation and guilty plea of Bill Courtright.