BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. — A white former police officer faced her first court appearance Thursday in the traffic-stop shooting of a Black motorist that has engulfed a small Minneapolis suburb with four straight days of bitter conflict between protesters and police.
CHICAGO — Carlos Rodón threw the majors’ second no-hitter of the season Wednesday night, losing his bid for a perfect game on a hit batter in the ninth inning, and the Chicago White Sox cruised to an 8-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians.
Another reminder that all is not back to normal in college football came Wednesday.
NANTICOKE — A luxury for sure. An embarrassment of riches … probably.
Gianna Adams pitched a complete-game shutout as Pittston Area defeated Wyoming Valley West 5-0 Wednesday in a Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1 softball game.
WILKES-BARRE — Holy Redeemer had an entire missed season to think about that uncharacteristic finish in 2019.
Pittston Area walked off against Crestwood in the bottom of the seventh inning, scoring two runs to come back and win 5-4 Tuesday in a Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1 baseball game.
We are on the cusp of witnessing the two most gruesome, anti-democratic animals ever to walk Penn’s Woods, rearing their ugly heads every 10 years: The Gerrymander and the Hippo-critic. Indeed, they may be two heads of the same beast.
“I love saying ‘friends, Romans, countrymen.’ It gives me a thrill,” said Olivia Schanbacher, who will portray Marc Antony April 22 through April 25 in the Wilkes University production of “The Tragedy of Julius Caesar.”
“I start out really, really sad and end super happy,” Abigail Barhight, 18, of Wyoming said, speaking of the character she portrays in “The Last Five Years.”
Due to the pandemic in 2020, the 10th annual fundraiser Rummage Sale at Saint Cyril’s was postponed, and now the gym, garage and kitchen at the church are full of items. The rescheduled rummage sale fund-raiser will be held 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 23 and April 24, outdoors at 133 River St., Olyphant.
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.
WILKES-BARRE — In his young life, Mendel Erlenwein has made many stops.
DORRANCE TWP. — A Canadian damaged a vending machine when he did not receive a candy bar he purchased, state police at Hazleton reported.
HANOVER TWP. — A home health caregiver and her boyfriend were arraigned Tuesday on charges they unlawfully used bank and credit cards of a man diagnosed with cerebral palsy for personal purchases.
WILKES-BARRE — A Wilkes-Barre man surrendered Tuesday on allegations by city police detectives he shot the man who stabbed him.