Sunday, March 26, 2023

Luzerne County (and Beyond’s) Got Talent hits all the high notes

WILKES-BARRE —At the top of the show, before ceding the stage to 25 of the area’s most talented acts, Luzerne County (and Beyond’s) Got Talent chair Andrea Bogusko said it best.

‘I’m sure that he’s smiling down on us’

HANOVER TWP. — Monday will mark 15 years since Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Kenton Iwaniec was killed by a drunk driver on the way home from his shift at the PSP Avondale barracks in Chester County.

Bloom & Booze benefits Casterline’s arts and music programs

FORTY FORT — The Arts & Harmony committee of Leadership Northeast held a Bloom & Booze fundraiser Saturday to benefit Casterline Center’s arts and music programs, with dozens of adults trying their hand at crafting a hanging planter.

Public Square and West Market St. streetscape project underway

WILKES-BARRE — Mayor George Brown this week said construction is underway for the final phase of the Public Square Downtown Streetscape Improvements project.

Trump invokes Jan. 6 at Waco rally ahead of possible charges

WACO, Texas — A defiant and incendiary Donald Trump, facing a potential indictment, held the first rally of his 2024 presidential campaign Saturday in Waco, Texas, a city made famous by deadly resistance against law enforcement.

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Terry emotional as Texas’ run ends; his job status uncertain

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Rodney Terry teared up and his voice cracked to the point he could barely talk as he professed his love for the team he took over less than one month into the season and coached to the cusp of the Final Four.

FAU’s Final Four run fueled by sacrifice; ‘No ego, no pride’

NEW YORK — After being knocked out of the NCAA Tournament by a Florida Atlantic team that has defied expectation and description all season, Kansas State coach Jerome Tang described the secret to the Owls’ success under coach Dusty May.

Creighton takes blame after late foul leads to tourney exit

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Creighton guard Ryan Nembhard sat quietly, tossing his head back and taking a deep breath as he reflected on the decisive foul called with 1.2 seconds left in the NCAA Tournament’s South Region final against San Diego State.

Miller, Wong rally Miami past Texas 88-81 for 1st Final Four

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jordan Miller and Isaiah Wong rallied Miami from a 13-point second-half deficit, Norchad Omier made two big free throws and an even more important steal down the stretch, and the fifth-seeded Hurricanes stunned No. 2 seed Texas 88-81 on Sunday to reach the Final Four for the first time in school history.

San Diego State muscles past Creighton, makes 1st Final Four

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Darrion Trammell had shot enough free throws in practice to believe at least one would fall when it mattered.

UConn’s return to prominence has been a family affair

LAS VEGAS — Dan Hurley got choked up when asked about his dad on the eve of UConn’s Sweet 16 game.

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