Times Leader P.M. Update: Monday, Jan. 18

Kevin Carroll is back with the P.M. Update: A veteran local craftsman is hanging up his tools after decades of serving the community. Also: Local legislator tests positive for COVID, Luzerne County restaurant inspections and more:

Josh McDaniels seems to have momentum as the Eagles inch closer to hiring a head coach

Monday marked a week since Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie dismissed head coach Doug Pederson. Interviews with several potential successors have come and gone, but Sunday’s all-day session with New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels has generated a lot of buzz.

Inside Carson Wentz’s turbulent season and the forces behind his regression

PHILADELPHIA — Howie Roseman had a life-sized poster of Carson Wentz in his office at the NovaCare Complex. It still might be there, but before COVID-19 placed restrictions on Eagles staffers’ movements, when anyone walked into the general manager’s office, there up on the wall was Wentz in action.

76ers-Thunder called off as virus concerns still trouble league

Another NBA game was called off Sunday because of coronavirus concerns, and the Memphis Grizzlies said center Jonas Valanciunas will not play Monday because of the league’s health and safety protocols.

Chen wins fifth straight title

LAS VEGAS — Dick Button has always been the measuring stick for American men figure skaters. And no wonder, with seven straight U.S. titles and two Olympic gold medals.

Australian Open: 72 tennis players in lockdown after virus cases on flights

A further 25 tennis players were forced into quarantine in Australia ahead of the season’s first tennis major after another positive coronavirus test on a charter flight, taking the total number of competitors isolating in hotel rooms to 72 on Sunday.

Long road to normalcy: Virtual village connects marathoners

BOSTON — Organizers of the Boston Marathon — postponed indefinitely because of the coronavirus pandemic — have launched a virtual Athletes’ Village to reproduce at least some of the camaraderie of the real thing.

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    Allied Services Hospice wants patients to have ‘Peace of Mind’ concerning pets

    Allied Services Hospice is pleased to announce a new program aimed at helping hospice patients care for their pets. The program, Pet Peace of Mind, which recognizes and actively supports the unique bond between hospice patients and their pets, launched January 2021 and aligns with the Allied Services Hospice mission to take hospice care above and beyond by offering exemplary end-of-life care.

    A trip to add to your bucket list

    Before COVID wreaked havoc on travel early last year, I was able to meet my daughter in California for a trip that had been on my bucket list. It was a mother-daughter drive up the Pacific Coast Highway from San Diego to her home in Sacramento. We met in San Diego and rented a car for a five-day drive up the coast. It was one of the most picturesque journeys I’ve taken, filled with sweeping ocean views and rugged coastlines. While we drove north, the drive south would probably have been even more spectacular with unobstructed views of the coastline.

    Seeking Serenity: Car problems, the Wild West and what it means to be an American

    You’d think that after the events of the last year I’d be used to being stuck at home.

    John Phillips: A businessman constantly evolving

    WEST PITTSTON – John Phillips, at the age of 40, has led a very interesting life.

    Indian partying hotspot Goa counts losses, braces for change

    GOA, India — The sun’s golden rays fall on Goa’s smooth, sandy beaches every evening, magical as ever but strangely quiet and lonely. This holiday season, few visitors are enjoying the celebrated sunsets in the Indian party hotspot.

    HBO Max follows Wolfgang Puck Catering

    NEW YORK — Cooking a meal for a big group is always stressful. So just imagine cooking for over 1,000 guests. Now make those guests white-hot celebrities like Brad Pitt.

    Stabbing at night club in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — A man was stabbed twice during a fight at La Villa night club early Saturday morning, city police said.

    First female police officer hired in Kingston Township

    KINGSTON TWP. — Township Police Chief Michael A. Moravec called newly hired Courtney Hontz “an asset.”

    Woman charged with hiding fugitive, endangering children

    WILKES-BARRE — A woman was arraigned on charges she hid a man wanted by authorities and endangered two children when syringes were found in their play area, according to court records.

    Alleged drug peddler found hiding under blankets

    WILKES-BARRE — City police arrested a man they say was selling crack cocaine from his residence on New Market Street since December.

    WBPD arrest woman for stabbing at motel

    WILKES-BARRE — City police charged a woman on a felony assault charge alleging she stabbed another woman at a motel earlier this month.

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