Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Testy preliminary hearing in Hazleton fatal shooting case

WILKES-BARRE — Two people were removed from a Luzerne County Courtroom, a perceived threat was made and a victim of a shooting called an attorney “stupid” during a contentious preliminary hearing for homicide suspect Frangel Garcia Andujar on Wednesday.

A truly EPIC night

WILKES-BARRE – The 2022 EPIC Awards were held at the F.M. Kirby Center for Performing Arts Tuesday night, celebrating some of the highest regarded leaders and businesses in Wyoming Valley.

West Side Veterans Memorial Parade set

KINGSTON — A longstanding patriotic tradition will again be held when the 103rd annual West Side Veterans Memorial Parade steps off at 10:30 a.m. sharp on Memorial Day, honoring America’s fallen heroes.

Inspection approved to explore possible reopening of Pittston-West Pittston bridge

The Firefighters’ Memorial Bridge linking West Pittston and Pittston will be inspected to determine if it can safely reopen to traffic in its current condition until a bridge replacement or reconstruction is planned and completed, Luzerne County Council decided Tuesday.

Court battles go down to count deadline in Pa. Senate race

HARRISBURG — Former hedge fund CEO David McCormick went to Pennsylvania’s highest court Tuesday in an eleventh-hour bid to help him close the gap in votes with celebrity heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania’s neck-and-neck Republican primary contest for U.S. Senate.

Texas governor: 15 killed in school shooting; gunman dead

UVALDE, Texas — Fourteen children and one teacher were killed in a shooting at a Texas elementary school Tuesday, and the 18-year-old gunman was dead, Gov. Greg Abbott said Abbott said a local man opened fire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, about 85 miles west of San Antonio.

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