Friday, May 20, 2022

‘It’s really great to be back’

WILKES-BARRE — A flute-based rendition of Journey’s 1981 classic ‘Don’t Stop Believin’ rang out from the stage on Public Square just after 2 p.m., solidifying the fact that, after a long layoff, the Fine Arts Fiesta was back … in full color.

Luzerne County acting manager praises municipal takeover of road

Luzerne County will reduce its road inventory by a mile because Sugarloaf Township has formally inspected and agreed to accept ownership of a county-owned stretch of Mountain Drive, County Acting Manager Romilda Crocamo told council Thursday.

How mail-in voting slows election results in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG — Counting of mailed ballots in Pennsylvania is drawing renewed scrutiny amid a too-close-to-call U.S. Senate primary between Republicans David McCormick and Dr. Mehmet Oz.

Oz, McCormick tied with thousands of ballots to count

Two days after polls closed in Pennsylvania’s closely watched primary election, the Associated Press deemed the Republican U.S.Senate race still too early to call Thursday, with celebrity surgeon Mehmet Oz and hedge fund CEO David McCormick seemingly headed toward a recount — and final results unlikely to be determined any time soon.

Large tree falls on King’s campus, blocking street

WILKES-BARRE — A large tree tumbled to the ground on the King’s College campus late Thursday, blocking Jackson Street near North Main Street.

Downtown’s happiest hour returns

WILKES-BARRE — The Diamond City Partnership proudly kicked off this year’s iteration of Sunsets on SOMA happy hour and concert series Thursday night, in alliance with the Fine Arts Fiesta, marking the one-year anniversary of the event.

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