Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Modern tech, old-fashioned police work led to dog cruelty arrests

PITTSTON — In the summer of 2021, “Justice for Nova” became a popular cry around the area after police recovered a severely emaciated pit bull from an alleyway where she’d been abandoned and left for dead.

‘Disgusting monster’ sentenced in child sex assault case

WILKES-BARRE — One by one, they called Richard George Chervenitski a “disgusting monster,” “an animal,” a “spineless slithering snake,” and a “sorry excuse for a human being.”

Justice for Nova: Two animal neglect suspects in custody

PITTSTON — Almost two years after Pittston City police recovered a severely malnourished dog abandoned on Davis Alley, charges have been filed against two suspects accused of neglecting and abandoning the dog.

Harvey named Luzerne County election director

Eryn Harvey has been hired as Luzerne County’s new election director, the administration said Wednesday.

Genetti seeks dismissal of wrongful death lawsuit

WILKES-BARRE — Attorneys for hotel proprietor Gus Genetti has asked that a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the daughter of a man who died in a fire at the apartment complex be dismissed.

Democrats win control of Pennsylvania House, end GOP rule

HARRISBURG — Democrats won control of the Pennsylvania House in special elections Tuesday, wresting partial power from Republicans for the first time in a dozen years in the closely competitive swing state.

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Eagles general manager Howie Roseman again shows his resilience

PHOENIX — The “Howie! Howie! Howie” chants at the team’s send-off party in Philadelphia followed Eagles general manager Howie Roseman to Super Bowl opening night.

Jalen Hurts, Patrick Mahomes buoy Super Bowl teams amid QB injury spate

It matters that Patrick Mahomes is spectacularly talented, of course. Might matter just as much that he is almost always available for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Lafreniere scores in OT to lift Rangers over Flames

NEW YORK — Alexis Lafreniere scored 1:37 into overtime and Jaroslav Halak made 28 saves as the New York Rangers beat the Calgary Flames 5-4 on Monday night.

Clippers surge late, overcome Thomas’ 47 to top Nets 124-116

NEW YORK — Paul George scored 29 points, Kawhi Leonard added 24 and the Los Angeles Clippers overcame a career-high 47 points from Cam Thomas in his first start to beat the short-handed Brooklyn Nets 124-116 on Monday night.

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