Sunday, December 4, 2022

Helping homeless veterans

PLAINS TWP. — It would be fair to describe Bren Smith as humble and kind.

Third annual Winterfest returns to Mountain Top

WRIGHT TWP. — A perfect holiday landscape filled with trinkets and trees — all waiting to find their new homes — filled George Burger and Sons in Mountain Top during the businesses third annual Winterfest celebration Saturday.

Chill Grill restaurant to reopen this month in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE — Hope MacFarland this week said her recipe for wing sauce is “the best.”

Fork Over Love announces December meal distributions and holiday giving opportunities

Fork Over Love has announced two meal distributions in December, along with Door Dash meal deliveries.

Rail workers: Deal won’t resolve quality-of-life concerns

OMAHA, Neb. — When BNSF railroad conductor Justin Schaaf needed to take time off from work this summer, he had to make a choice: go to the dentist to get a cavity in his molar filled or attend a party for his son’s 7th birthday.

Pentagon chief: US faces pivotal years in countering China

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — The U.S. is at a pivotal point with China and will need military strength to ensure that American values, not Beijing’s, set global norms in the 21st century, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Saturday.

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Georgia romps into playoff with SEC win

ATLANTA — With all sorts of turmoil behind them in the rankings, the No. 1 Georgia Bulldogs left no doubt about the top team heading into the College Football Playoff, dismantling No. 11 LSU 50-30 in the Southeastern Conference championship game Saturday.

Pratt accounts for 5 TDs as Tulane tops wins AAC

NEW ORLEANS — Michael Pratt accounted for 442 total yards and five touchdowns, Tyjae Spears highlighted his 199 yards rushing with a 60-yard score and No. 18 Tulane beat No. 22 UCF 45-28 on Saturday night in the American Athletic Conference championship game.

Finn, Stuart lead Toledo to first MAC title since 2017

DETROIT — Dequan Finn passed for a touchdown and rushed for 86 yards on 18 carries as Toledo captured its first Mid-American Conference championship since 2017 by defeating Ohio 17-7 on Saturday afternoon.

Local Roundup: Holy Redeemer tops Wilkes-Barre Area in boys basketball

Zack Perta scored 16 points to lead the Holy Redeemer boys basketball team to a 56-45 victory over Wilkes-Barre Area in the first round of the Wilkes-Barre Area Tournament on Friday.

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