Friday, June 24, 2022

‘We will not go back’

WILKES-BARRE — As reactions pour in around the nation to the Supreme Court’s ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade, Action Together NEPA and their supporters rallied together under a united platform: Bans Off Our Bodies.

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; states can ban abortion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe v. Wade. Friday’s outcome is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states.

‘Agnes’ debuts to sold-out crowd

WILKES-BARRE — Those old enough to live through the Agnes flood of June 1972 had their minds refreshed at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, when the Wilkes-Barré Preservation Society presented “A Documentary Film: Agnes 50th Anniversary” on the anniversary date of the flood.

Gunderman takes home NEPA Sings crown

WEST WYOMING — After a rain check last week, NEPA Sings, now in its fifth iteration, hit the silver screen at the Moonlite Drive-In Thursday night to showcase the depth of local talent, all for a good cause.

Salvation Army spreads word about Adult Rehabilitation Center

WILKES-BARRE — Joan Pierce can no longer keep a secret about the Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center.

‘Agnes baby’ JoAnn Smith turns 50 today

Fifty years ago, on June 22, Joyce Stritzinger was in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital preparing to give birth to her daughter, JoAnn.

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West squad edges east 4-2 in annual Senior All-Star Softball Game

DALLAS TWP. — Jessica Koptcho played a major role in getting the West a lead.

Local roundup: Back Mountain softball wins in extras; RailRiders edged again by Toledo

Back Mountain defeated Northwest 7-4 in seven innings on Wednesday to pick up a win in the District 31 Little League major softball tournament. The victory put Back Mountain into the district championship round.

Local roundup: Plains softball wins in D16 major tournament; RailRiders edged by Toledo

Jordan Prushinski went 3-for-3 at the plate and earned the pitching win with seven strikeouts to help Plains defeat Mountain Top 12-2 in four innings on Tuesday in the District 16 major softball tournament.

Lightning bounce back, beat Avalanche 6-2 in Game 3

TAMPA, Fla. — Steven Stamkos, Pat Maroon and Ondrej Palat each had a goal and an assist, and the Tampa Bay Lightning scored four times in the second period and beat the Colorado Avalanche 6-2 Monday night in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final.

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