DA’s office investigating issue with LCCC union

NANTICOKE — Both the Luzerne County District Attorney’s office and the president of the Luzerne County Community College faculty union confirmed there is a county investigation of an issue regarding the union. Neither would give additional details, though the Times Leader has learned it involves some allegedly missing union money.


RailRiders explode for six runs in eighth inning, beat Worcester to end skid

The RailRiders hadn’t lost four games in a row all season. They made sure it didn’t happen on Wednesday.

McLaughlin edges Muhammad in battle of US world-record hurdlers

TOKYO — Sydney McLaughlin broke the world record. Dalilah Muhammad broke it, too.

Don’t expect starters in Cowboys-Steelers Hall of Fame game as preseason opens Thursday

CANTON, Ohio — If you’re looking for stars during Hall of Fame enshrinement week, concentrate on the museum itself and the inductions this weekend.

Former Penn State national champion David Taylor set to wrestle for gold at Olympics

CHIBA, Japan — David Taylor of the United States advanced to the final in the men’s freestyle 86kg class on Wednesday in Olympic wrestling. The Penn State grad won all three of his matches by technical superiority: 11-0 over Ali Shabanau of Belarus, 12-2 over American-born Myles Amine of San Marino and 10-0 over Deepak Punia of India.

Carmelo Anthony set to join LeBron by signing with Lakers

LOS ANGELES — Along with another veteran player, the Lakers added some youth Tuesday to their team on the second day of the NBA’s free-agency period.

Biles returns to Olympic competition, wins bronze on beam

TOKYO — Simone Biles isn’t going home with a fistful of gold medals. A mental block — one brought on by exhaustion or stress or something the American gymnastics star still can’t quite grasp — that forced her to pull out of four Olympic finals saw to that.

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    Stephen L. Carter: In defense of ‘misinformation’

    I’m no fan of the current war on “misinformation” — if anything, I’m a conscientious objector — and one of the reasons is the term’s pedigree. Although the Grammar Curmudgeon in me freely admits that the word is a perfectly fine one, the effort by public and private sector alike to hunt down misinformers to keep them from misinforming the public represents a return to the bad old days that once upon a time liberalism sensibly opposed.

    Friendly Sons of St. Patrick plan Sept. 16 dinner

    Members of the Greater Wilkes-Barre Friendly Sons of St. Patrick are making arrangements for the 75th Annual Banquet to be held at the Best Western Genetti Hotel and Conference Center,Wilkes-Barre, PA on Thursday, Sept. 16. Cost will be $70 a person Tickets may be purchased by contacting ticket chair Charles Kearney at 570-831-9214. Shown from left are, seated: Patrick Peters, Joseph O’Hara, Tom Keeney, Michael Ward, Patrick Jurish, Jack Mulroy, Phil Boyle and John Corcoran. Standing, second row: Jerry O’Hara, Jim Kelly, Joe Lyons, Ned Whalen Jr., Stephen A. McGough, Del McDermott, Charles Kearney, Mike Bradshaw, and Brian Bradshaw. Standing, third row: Jim Conahan, Max Stephens, Ned Whalen III, Paul Richie, Dan Casey, James Casey, Brian Finnerty, Jay Crossin, and Thomas Hogan.

    Un goût de “salmon rillettes”? Oui, Merci!

    This is third recipe from what we might call my “Bastille period,” a dish discovered during my quest last month to prepare something worthy of the French holiday. First Salad Nicoise, then a potato cake actually baked in a cake pan, and now “salmon rillettes” (pronounced ree-yet).

    Kingston class of ‘57 share happy memories

    Irene Miscavage Connor remembers being a majorette, “always marching and twirling.”

    Delivery apps expand reach to meet customer demands

    Spurred by skyrocketing consumer demand during the pandemic, restaurant delivery companies like DoorDash and Uber Eats are rapidly expanding their services to grocers, convenience stores, pharmacies, pet stores and even department stores.

    Liz Weston: How to have a retirement worth saving for

    Most advice about retirement planning focuses on how to save enough money to replace your paycheck.

    Woodhouse Spa: An escape from the crazy day-to-day life

    KINGSTON — Everyone deserves to be pampered, right?

    Hazleton man gets 20-40 years in prison for fatal stabbing

    WILKES-BARRE — Despite a Luzerne County jury finding Gene Hawkins guilty in the fatal stabbing of 34-year-old Lashaun Overton in Hazleton, he maintained his innocence Wednesday.

    Evidence to be argued in Wilkes-Barre Township homicide case

    WILKES-BARRE — Alleged evidence recovered without a search warrant in New Jersey related to a Wilkes-Barre Township homicide case will once again be argued by prosecutors and defense attorneys.

    Wilkes-Barre police seeking assistance to identify woman

    WILKES-BARRE — City police are seeking assistance in hopes of identifying a woman captured by a surveillance camera stealing a package from the front porch of a residence on Wood Street near Carey Avenue on Sunday.

    Police: Woman offered to perform sex act to make car theft charges go away

    WEST WYOMING — In custody on allegations she stole a vehicle from an auto repair garage, a woman offered to perform a sex act on the investigating officer to make the charges go away.

    Kingston man charged with threatening woman with firearm

    EDWARDSVILLE — Borough police arrested a man from Kingston after he entered a house and held a firearm to a woman’s head early Sunday morning.