Seinfeld adds second show to Kirby appearance

WILKES-BARRE — With one show already sold out, comedian Jerry Seinfeld has agreed to add a second show to his Feb. 19th visit to the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts.Often called America’s premier comedian, Seinfeld, will be performing his signature stand-up routine on the Kirby stage for two shows — 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.Seinfeld has been hailed for his uncanny ability to joke about the little things in life that relate to audiences everywhere. ...

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Temperatures to cool; snow expected by the midweek

Enjoy today’s warm weather — colder temperatures are on their way back to the Wyoming Valley.It also looks like the region is in for its first snowfall of the season this week.The National Weather Service indicated that it was 62 degrees as of 6:54 a.m. at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport. Overcast skies ushered in the new week, along with some sprinkles.Cloudy skies will give way to mostly sunny skies today, with scattered showers p...

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Average gas prices for November 24

Gas prices continued to tumble across the board over the weekend.AAA Mid-Atlantic provided the following data for today’s average gas prices in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and nationwide:• Wilkes-Barre area gas average at $2.96 today, down 2 cents over the weekend and down 3 cents in the last week. Diesel at $3.64 today, down 2 cents over the weekend.• Pennsylvania gas average at $2.97 today, down 2 cents over the weekend and down 4 cents in t...

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Traffic report for November 24

An easy ride into work and school should greet most morning commuters to the short week.Free-flowing traffic is reported on Interstates 476 and 380 this morning. Some minor traffic is reported on Interstate 476 in the area of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport.Routes 315 and 115 are also free of traffic this morning. The North Cross Valley Expressway and its off- and on-ramps are also without traffic congestion this morning.In Wilkes-Barre, some m...

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Dez, Cowboys upstage Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Tony Romo threw two touchdown passes to Dez Bryant, the winner from 13 yards with 1:01 remaining, lifting the Dallas Cowboys to a comeback 31-28 victory over the New York Giants.Romo threw for two TDs in the third quarter. But the Giants (3-8), trailing 24-21, staged a 93-yard drive capped by Adrien Robinson’s first career TD catch, from 1 yard with 3 minutes left.Back came Dallas (8-3) on an 80-yard march in which Romo never was press...

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Letter to the Editor: Ending gun violence among youths involves more than scare tactics

Although it would be beneficial to a few children to learn the effects of gunshot wounds (“Show teens grim facts on gunplay,” Nov. 10), more focus should be aimed at actually educating the students on the streets and giving them future goals.Having an educational foundation is most important to the future success of children. What children need is something to direct their focus toward.

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Assessing threats for contenders in rivalry week

Breaking down the ballots for the AP Top 25 and wrapping up college football’s 13th weekend:ASSESSING THREATSThis is the point in the season when things get weird.Rivalry week is here, with championship weekend on deck. The AP rankings didn’t change Sunday at the top after a blah Saturday in college football. For the first time since late September the top four is the same as last week’s: Florida State, Alabama, Oregon and Mi...

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Broncos survive matchup vs. Dolphins

DENVER — The Denver Broncos finally found the balance — and the win — they’ve so desperately sought to stop their November slide.Peyton Manning threw three of his four TD passes to Demaryius Thomas and C.J. Anderson ran for 167 yards and the go-ahead score in the Broncos’ 39-36 win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.Anderson’s 6-yard run with 5:01 left gave the Broncos (8-3) their first lead of the game at 32-28.Then, Ryan Ta...

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Notre Dame’s collapse continues after 6-0 start

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame is a loss to rival Southern California away from one of the worst collapses in the program’s history.Coach Brian Kelly said Sunday the biggest concern for Notre Dame (7-4) this week won’t be the rivalry with Trojans (7-4), who are coming off a disappointing 38-20 loss to UCLA, but on finding a way to win.“Finishing the season with a victory is all we’re focused on,” he said. “It’s a great rival...

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Pressure builds after Pacquiao win for Mayweather

MACAU — Manny Pacquiao is done taking the high road, tired of pretending he doesn’t care.At long last he has Floyd Mayweather Jr. right where he wants him. And this time he’s not about to let him slip away without a fight.“I think it’s time to say something,” Pacquiao said Sunday after dispatching Chris Algieri in convincing fashion in this Chinese casino town. “The fans deserve that fight. It’s time to make that fight happ...

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