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‘Weird Al’ Yankovic bringing tour to F.M. Kirby Center May 14

WILKES-BARRE — Almost four years after his first foray into unfamiliar concert territory with his highly-acclaimed Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour, “Weird Al” Yankovic will be pressing his luck again — this time with The Unfortunate Return of the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour, which will include a stop at the F.M. Kirby Center on Saturday, May 14.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins’ weekend games postponed due to COVID

This weekend’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins games have been postponed due to COVID-19 protocols affecting the Penguins, the AHL announced Friday.

Divergent views for Manfred, Clark point to lengthy lockout for baseball

ARLINGTON, Texas — Hours into Major League Baseball’s first work stoppage in 26 years, Commissioner Rob Manfred and union head Tony Clark presented diametrically opposed views of each side’s negotiating positions that point to a lengthy lockout.

Ex-PSU coach Pry: ‘Honored, humbled’ to be Virginia Tech’s new head coach

BLACKSBURG, Va. — Brent Pry’s voice cracked with emotion as he detailed the career journey he’s been on, one that has brought him back to Blacksburg as Virginia Tech’s head football coach.

Reports: Notre Dame set to promote defensive coordinator Marcus Freeman to head coach

In the two days since Brian Kelly stunned Notre Dame by leaving for LSU, the players made their voices heard. The Fighting Irish wanted defensive coordinator Marcus Freeman to take over as head coach.

Jahan Dotson earns first-team All-Big Ten recognition on a lean awards day for Penn State’s offense

With one more big game, it’s possible that Jahan Dotson will have delivered the greatest statistical season by a wide receiver in Penn State history.

Misericordia men, King’s women earn wins to open MAC Freedom basketball schedule

Misericordia used a hot-shooting first half to come away with a 93-83 road win over King’s in the MAC Freedom opener for both teams on Wednesday night at Scandlon Gymnasium.

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    Scholarship gift to benefit Diocese of Scranton students in need

    A generous gift from the estate of a Lackawanna County native with a lifetime of service in education will continue to help shape the minds of the next generation of faith-filled leaders in the Diocese of Scranton.

    Lake-Lehman’s Marching Knights compete in tournament

    The Lake-Lehman Band would like to introduce the 2021 Marching Knights.

    Students graduate from LCCC’s Emergency Medical Technician program

    Students in the Luzerne County Community College Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program from the Mary Gill Carrozza, R.N. School of Nursing and Health Sciences recently completed their coursework.

    Holiday shoppers navigate shortages with mixed results

    NEW YORK — Like many shoppers, Kathleen Webber understands the struggles of getting the right gifts for her three children this holiday shopping season amid widespread shortages.

    Lawyer: Jussie Smollett ‘a real victim’ of attack in Chicago

    CHICAGO — Jussie Smollett “is a real victim” of a “real crime,” his attorney said in opening statements at the ex-“Empire” actor’s trial Monday, rejecting prosecutors’ allegation that he staged a homophobic and racist attack in Chicago after the television studio where he worked didn’t take hate mail he had received seriously.

    Down Pour thriving with help of DCP

    WILKES-BARRE — It takes pressure to form a diamond, and perhaps no one is more aware of that than Downtown Wilkes-Barre’s business owners.

    Police ask for help on child porn investigation

    WILKES-BARRE — Authorities are requesting the public’s assistance in an ongoing investigation pertaining to a Forty Fort man who was arrested recently on charges of possession and dissemination of child pornography.

    Wyoming County man pleads guilty to sexual assault

    WILKES-BARRE — A Wyoming County man admitted Wednesday he sexually assaulted a girl as they drove away in a vehicle from Movies 14 in Wilkes-Barre more than five years ago.

    Council challenges judge’s denials to withdraw homicide plea

    A Philadelphia man recently sentenced to life in prison after admitting to fatally shooting a 26-year-old woman in Wilkes-Barre has appealed denials by a Luzerne County judge to withdraw the plea agreement.

    Son who killed father in Larksville found dead in prison cell

    A former Larksville resident who pleaded guilty but mentally ill to fatally shooting his father was found dead inside his cell at the State Correctional Institution at Camp Hill last weekend.

    Suspect in road rage shooting sentenced to state prison

    WILKES-BARRE — A man from Rhode Island charged with discharging a firearm during a road rage incident in Kingston was sentenced to state prison Tuesday.

    Upside-Down Cake for a world turned upside-down

    In a world turned upside down, we need Pineapple Upside-Down Cake more than ever.

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