Saturday, March 25, 2023

Luzerne/Wyoming County Providers Association holds Legislative Breakfast

WILKES-BARRE — Several major issues affecting human services providers were discussed at Friday’s Luzerne/Wyoming County Providers Association Legislative Breakfast — and state legislators assured the 50 in attendance that they will work together in a bipartisan manner to get some help.

Hundreds of student council members gather at WVW for regional conference

PLYMOUTH — Wyoming Valley West High School had a half-day Friday, so students left at 10:30 a.m. Yet a half-hour later there were still some 500 youngsters having lunch, walking through hallways or sitting in classrooms.

Powder, threat sent to Manhattan DA investigating Trump

NEW YORK — A powdery substance was found Friday with a threatening letter in a mailroom at the offices of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, the latest security scare as the prosecutor weighs a potential historic indictment of former President Donald Trump, authorities said.

Coroner: Homicide ruled in death of man found in roadway

The death of a man whose body was found in the middle of a Pringle roadway last month has been ruled a homicide, the Luzerne County Coroner’s Office announced Friday.

Johnson College announces 2-year associate’s degree in aviation technology

PITTSTON TWP. — Dr. Katie Leonard, Johnson College’s President and CEO, Thursday said the aviation technology industry expects rapid-paced growth within the next decade.

Wright Center to host presentation on Turkey quake relief

SCRANTON — Shortly after February’s devastating earthquakes in Turkey, Dr. Chaitanya Rojulpote purchased airfare to Istanbul.

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Miami ousts Houston to create historic Elite Eight with zero No. 1 seeds

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Knocking No. 1 seed Houston out of the NCAA Tournament made Jim Larrañaga feel like dancing.

H.S. Girls Basketball: Ciera Toomey leads Dunmore to Class 3A state championship

The Dunmore girls basketball team had to overcome plenty adversity to finally play for a PIAA championship.

Local roundup: Pittston Area baseball earns walk-off win vs. Abington Heights

Down by a run heading into the bottom of the seventh, the Pittston Area baseball team rallied for two runs in the frame, walking off with a 3-2 non-conference victory with two outs on Thursday.

Eagles among potential destinations for former Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott

The market has begun to reveal itself for former two-time NFL rushing champion Ezekiel Elliott, who was released by the Dallas Cowboys last week for salary cap reasons.

Phillies’ Rhys Hoskins out indefinitely after suffering torn ACL in left knee

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins needs surgery for a torn ACL after injuring his left knee Thursday fielding a grounder in a spring training game and is expected to miss a significant amount of time.

UConn a step from Final Four after 88-65 blowout of Arkansas

LAS VEGAS — Jordan Hawkins scored 24 points for UConn and the Huskies are one step away from the Final Four after an 88-65 rout of Arkansas in a West Region Sweet 16 matchup Thursday.

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