The cicadas are coming: How to deal with the emergence of Brood X

In a few short weeks, invaders will descend, not only in our part of the state but up and down the eastern seaboard.

Penn State pushes for strong finish to spring: Where to listen to updates from practice

It would have been easy enough for Jahan Dotson to leave. Same with Tariq Castro-Fields and Jaquan Brisker.

Head of Tokyo Olympics again says games will not be canceled

TOKYO — The head of the Tokyo Olympics on Friday was again forced to assure the world that the postponed games will open in just over three months and not be canceled despite surging COVID-19 cases in Japan.

WBS Penguins outgunned by Binghamton in matchup of rookie goalies

A matchup of goalies making their professional debuts didn’t go Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s way.

H.S. Sports: Rain causes postponements Friday; very busy schedule on Saturday

Rain put a huge damper on Wyoming Valley Conference sports on Friday, but that doesn’t mean a long weekend for many teams.

H.S. Softball: Pittston Area uses big innings to defeat Wilkes-Barre Area

Kallie Booth tripled and had two RBI and Torri Para struck out nine as Pittston Area defeated Wilkes-Barre Area 12-2 in five innings Thursday in Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1 softball.

College sports already adapting to new NCAA transfer rules

As spring practice winds down, Arkansas coach Sam Pittman sees some potential holes in his roster.

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    Remember When: You knew spring had arrived because …

    If you’d been in England this time of year around 1390, you probably would have heard the sure sign of spring that poet Geoffrey Chaucer described as “smale fowles maken melodye.”

    LCCC Alumni Association to hold golf tournament

    The Luzerne County Community College Alumni Association will hold its seventh annual alumni golf tournament on Monday, May 24, at Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club in Mountain Top.

    Telespond Senior Services awarded$13,000 to support Senior Companion Program

    On Wednesday, April 14, Telespond Senior Services accepted a $13,000 award from the PNC Foundation to support seniors at risk of isolation in northeastern PA.

    Seven MMI students place in Israel T. & Mildred Klapper Memorial Holocaust Essay Contest

    Seven MMI Preparatory School students placed in the annual Israel T. & Mildred Klapper Memorial Holocaust Essay Contest.

    AllOne Foundation, 2 area COGs honored with Governor’s Local Government Excellence Award

    Three organizations in the state’s 14th Senatorial District have been awarded the Governor’s Award for Local Government Excellence, state Sen. John Yudichak I-Swoyersville, announced.

    Medical support company brings preventative care mission to WB

    WILKES-BARRE — In his young life, Mendel Erlenwein has made many stops.

    Liz Weston: The high price of money shame

    The U.S. suicide rate has risen dramatically in recent years, and certified money coach Tammy Lally of Washington, D.C., is convinced money shame is a contributing factor.

    Suspect in child sex assault investigation may have fled area

    HANOVER TWP. — Township police believe a man facing charges he sexually assaulted a child has fled the area.

    Wilkes-Barre police seeking identity of fence caper

    WILKES-BARRE — City police Friday released pictures of an unknown man stealing fencing from a location in Wilkes-Barre.

    Shickshinny man faces felony drug charges

    PLAINS TWP. — A man from Shickshinny was charged on felony drug trafficking offenses stemming from an investigation by township police and the Luzerne County Drug Task Force.

    Ex-fire chief waives hearing in tirade case

    WILKES-BARRE — Former Wilkes-Barre Township fire chief John Paul Yuknavich, charged more than a year ago for causing a disturbance at a service station, waived his right to a preliminary hearing in Luzerne County Central Court on Thursday.

    Wilkes-Barre Township man subjected to lifetime registration on child sex offenses

    WILKES-BARRE — Every day Jeffrey A. Andrzejewski wakes up, he said he anguishes over the day he sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl as she did her homework inside a Pittston apartment in October 2019.