Former Minnesota cop charged in shooting of Black motorist

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. — A white former police officer faced her first court appearance Thursday in the traffic-stop shooting of a Black motorist that has engulfed a small Minneapolis suburb with four straight days of bitter conflict between protesters and police.

Rodón throws no-hitter, narrowly loses perfect game in ninth for White Sox

CHICAGO — Carlos Rodón threw the majors’ second no-hitter of the season Wednesday night, losing his bid for a perfect game on a hit batter in the ninth inning, and the Chicago White Sox cruised to an 8-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians.

PSU notebook: Lions prepare for an unusual final spring practice Saturday

Another reminder that all is not back to normal in college football came Wednesday.

H.S. Baseball: Lake-Lehman holds off Nanticoke Area’s seventh-inning rally to win

NANTICOKE — A luxury for sure. An embarrassment of riches … probably.

Local Roundup: Pittston Area shuts out Wyoming Valley West in softball

Gianna Adams pitched a complete-game shutout as Pittston Area defeated Wyoming Valley West 5-0 Wednesday in a Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1 softball game.

H.S. Softball: Holy Redeemer defeats Hanover Area to take over sole possession of first place

WILKES-BARRE — Holy Redeemer had an entire missed season to think about that uncharacteristic finish in 2019.

H.S. Baseball: Pittston Area rallies in the seventh inning to edge Crestwood

Pittston Area walked off against Crestwood in the bottom of the seventh inning, scoring two runs to come back and win 5-4 Tuesday in a Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1 baseball game.

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    Our View: Take redistricting out of lawmakers’ hands

    We are on the cusp of witnessing the two most gruesome, anti-democratic animals ever to walk Penn’s Woods, rearing their ugly heads every 10 years: The Gerrymander and the Hippo-critic. Indeed, they may be two heads of the same beast.

    Wilkes University presents ‘The Tragedy of Julius Caesar’

    “I love saying ‘friends, Romans, countrymen.’ It gives me a thrill,” said Olivia Schanbacher, who will portray Marc Antony April 22 through April 25 in the Wilkes University production of “The Tragedy of Julius Caesar.”

    King’s College presents musical ‘The Last Five Years’

    “I start out really, really sad and end super happy,” Abigail Barhight, 18, of Wyoming said, speaking of the character she portrays in “The Last Five Years.”

    St. Cyril’s Church plans rummage sale

    Due to the pandemic in 2020, the 10th annual fundraiser Rummage Sale at Saint Cyril’s was postponed, and now the gym, garage and kitchen at the church are full of items. The rescheduled rummage sale fund-raiser will be held 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 23 and April 24, outdoors at 133 River St., Olyphant.

    AllOne Foundation, 2 area COGs honored with Governor’s Local Government Excellence Award

    Three organizations in the state’s 14th Senatorial District have been awarded the Governor’s Award for Local Government Excellence, state Sen. John Yudichak I-Swoyersville, announced.

    Medical support company brings preventative care mission to WB

    WILKES-BARRE — In his young life, Mendel Erlenwein has made many stops.

    Liz Weston: The high price of money shame

    The U.S. suicide rate has risen dramatically in recent years, and certified money coach Tammy Lally of Washington, D.C., is convinced money shame is a contributing factor.

    Woman charged with stealing vehicle from casino

    PLAINS TWP. — A Wilkes-Barre woman allegedly used a pair of dropped keys to steal a vehicle from the Mohegan Sun Casino.

    Man flips out on vending machine over candy bar purchase

    DORRANCE TWP. — A Canadian damaged a vending machine when he did not receive a candy bar he purchased, state police at Hazleton reported.

    Caregiver, boyfriend charged with using patient’s bank cards

    HANOVER TWP. — A home health caregiver and her boyfriend were arraigned Tuesday on charges they unlawfully used bank and credit cards of a man diagnosed with cerebral palsy for personal purchases.

    Suspect in Wilkes-Barre shooting surrenders on warrant

    WILKES-BARRE — A Wilkes-Barre man surrendered Tuesday on allegations by city police detectives he shot the man who stabbed him.

    Man charged after child jumps from window

    WILKES-BARRE — City police arrested a man after a child escaped his home by jumping out a second floor window and reported years of physical abuse.