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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Funding day room for homeless discussed at Wilkes-Barre work session

WILKES-BARRE — City Council Tuesday night was receptive to a proposed day room for homeless people as a first step toward dealing with the persistent problem in the region.

Trump Organization convicted in executive tax dodge scheme

NEW YORK — Donald Trump’s company was convicted of tax fraud Tuesday for helping executives dodge taxes on extravagant perks such as Manhattan apartments and luxury cars, a repudiation of financial practices at the former president’s business as he mounts another run for the White House.

Council halts plans to remove election board member

Immediately after convening Tuesday, a Luzerne County Council majority halted plans to vote on the removal of a county election board member.

Luzerne County poll workers will receive $60 for staying later on election night

Poll workers will receive an extra $60 — $30 per hour — for staying two hours later the night of the Nov. 8 general election, Luzerne County’s Election Board unanimously decided during a special meeting Monday.

Helping keep the season bright

WILKES-BARRE — Christmas spirit filled the Saint Aloysius School cafeteria as the Back Mountain Police Association in conjunction with Big Brother Big Sisters of the Bridge came together to hand out coats and gifts during a Christmas party on Sunday afternoon.

Helping homeless veterans

PLAINS TWP. — It would be fair to describe Bren Smith as humble and kind.

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Bennett, Duggan, Stroud, Williams are Heisman finalists

Quarterbacks Stetson Bennett of Georgia, Max Duggan of TCU, C.J. Stroud of Ohio State and Caleb Williams of Southern California were announced as finalists for the Heisman Trophy on Monday night.

Mets, Phillies open with big deals

SAN DIEGO — Justin Verlander is going to the New York Mets. Trea Turner has agreed to a blockbuster deal with the Philadelphia Phillies. There are three more high-profile shortstops in free agency, along with ace pitcher Carlos Rodón.

Preseason No. 1 North Carolina drops out of AP Top 25

Houston and Texas remain firmly entrenched atop The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll, while preseason No. 1 North Carolina has dropped out entirely after a fourth straight loss.

World Cup Viewer’s Guide: 2 quarterfinals places left

DOHA, Qatar — The final day of the round of 16 concludes Tuesday at the World Cup when Morocco faces Spain, and Portugal goes head-to-head with Switzerland for the final two spots in the quarterfinals.

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