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During the first period in last Friday’s game against Binghamton, Bryan Rust found himself engaged in a battle.Rust wasn’t necessarily squaring off against an opponent, but rather himself.It was Rust’s first game back since suffering a lower body injury on Feb. 21, and as his teammates worked to build a lead over the Senators, Rust fought to get his game back.He admits that his timing and playmaking abilities weren’t up to par thanks to...

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Adam Davis an ace on the mound for University of Delaware

When it comes to quality starts, University of Delaware senior Adam Davis is right up there with the best of them in Division I college baseball.Tri-captain and Hazleton Area graduate is 2-1 with a 2.62 earned run average for the 9-9 Blue Hens. In five starts, he’s worked 34.1 innings and given up 33 hits, 14 runs, 10 earned, with 10 walks and 31 strikeouts. The 6-foot, 175-pound right-hander worked 7.1 innings, giving up eight hits and two runs, both earned, with no walks an...

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Out like a lamb? Not March 2015 in Northeastern Pennsylvania

WILKES-BARRE — In like a lion, out like a lamb? Not quite.Snow has been falling in Luzerne, Lackawanna and Wyoming counties since about noon on this last day of March and bringing with it the dangers normally associated with mid-winter — slick roads that have led to automobile crashes across the area.Conditions have been ripe for accidents in higher elevations such as Mountain Top, the Back Mountain and Hazleton, and emergency responders have been dispatched ...

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Michael Bolton to perform at Mohegan Sun Pocono in June

PLAINS TWP. — Michael Bolton is coming to Mohegan Sun Pocono this summer.On June 13, the multi-Grammy Award winner will perform some of his major hits like “When a Man Loves a Woman,” “Georgia on my Mind,” and “How and I Supposed to Live Without You” in the Keystone Grand Ballroom.Tickets for the show go on sale Friday, April 3 and will range from $30 to $100 for tickets.They are available through Ticketmaster or at th...

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Court upholds judge’s role in investigation of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane

HARRISBURG — Attorney General Kathleen Kane on Tuesday lost a challenge in the state’s highest court over an investigation that recommended she be charged criminally in the leaks of secret material.The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that a county judge had the authority to appoint a special prosecutor to look into grand jury leaks tied to the state attorney general’s office.Kane had argued that special prosecutor Thomas Carluccio’s appointment w...

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Kane loses challenge to probe recommending she face charges

HARRISBURG — Attorney General Kathleen Kane on Tuesday lost a challenge in the state’s highest court over an investigation that recommended she be charged criminally in the leaks of secret material.The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that a county judge had the authority to appoint a special prosecutor to look into grand jury leaks tied to the state attorney general’s office.Kane had argued that special prosecutor Thomas Carluccio’s appointment w...

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Misericordia University professor discusses Yemen’s current strife, history of chaos

DALLAS — Misericordia University Assistant Professor Christopher Stevens believes Tuesday’s Saudi-led bombing of Sanaa, Yemen’s capital, reflects the chaos the Middle Eastern country has experienced throughout its history.According to the Associated Press, Saudi Arabia, joined by about 10 other Sunni Muslim countries, targeted a weapons depot and army camps surrounding the city.The attack aimed at Houthi rebels, a Shiite sect, followed five days of figh...

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Big rigs often go faster than tires can handle

DETROIT — Many tractor-trailers on the nation’s roads are driven faster than the 75 mph their tires are designed to handle, a practice that has been linked to wrecks and blowouts but has largely escaped the attention of highway officials.Nearly all truck tires have been built for a maximum sustained speed of 75 mph since the middle of last decade, when drivers across the vast majority of the U.S. were allowed to go no faster than 65 or 70 mph.But 14 states, m...

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Mountain Top man faces burglary charge

FAIRVIEW TWP. — An inmate at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility was arraigned Tuesday on charges he burglarized a residence on Gracedale Avenue, stealing two firearms, coins and other items last year.Township police allege Kaelin James Kovalski, 31, of Senate Drive, Mountain Top, called the homeowner to confirm he was at work before he used a garbage can to climb through an unlocked kitchen window on Oct. 23.Kovalski is known to the homeowners.Poli...

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Chris Springer: Public input shapes path of Atlantic Sunrise natural gas pipeline

As project director for the Atlantic Sunrise natural gas pipeline project, I often compare the regulatory process for siting an interstate transmission pipeline to a funnel. There’s a multitude of data, ideas and analysis that enter the top of the funnel at the beginning of a project, but over time that focus begins to narrow.This week we filed our certificate application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, initiating the formal regulatory review of our Atlantic Su...

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