Coronavirus remains a concern in Luzerne County prison system

With a rising inmate population and steady stream of new arrivals, the coronavirus remains a concern in Luzerne County’s prison system.


Watt forces fumble in overtime, Steelers edge Seahawks 23-20

PITTSBURGH — Chris Boswell hit a 36-yard field goal with 2:50 left in overtime to give the Pittsburgh Steelers a 23-20 victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday night.

Another walk-off: Braves beat Dodgers 5-4, lead NLCS 2-0

ATLANTA — The Braves won with a walk-off hit for the second night in a row when Eddie Rosario lined a two-out single off shortstop Corey Seager’s glove in the ninth inning, giving Atlanta a 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday night and a 2-0 NL Championship Series lead.

Checkers had Penguins first loss of season

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins fell to the Charlotte Checkers, 4-1, despite putting forth a strong, 60-minute effort on Sunday afternoon at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.

Chris Tierney scores twice, Senators beat Stars 3-2

OTTAWA, Ontario — Chris Tierney scored on two second-period power plays and Filip Gustavsson made 32 saves in the Ottawa Senators’ 3-2 victory over the Dallas Stars on Sunday night.

Murray throws 4 TD passes, unbeaten Cardinals batter Browns 37-14

CLEVELAND — As loud music blasted inside Arizona’s locker room, players danced and could be heard shouting “undefeated” while coach Kliff Kingsbury smiled at the wild scene via a FaceTime call from home.

Prescott TD pass lifts Cowboys to 35-29 OT win over Pats

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Dak Prescott wasn’t going to let anything prevent him from enjoying the moment.

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    Tell Giselle: Is getting the COVID booster the right thing?

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    Murano glassblowing model shattered by methane price surge

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    Ex-inmate: Stabbing victim was ‘purple like a smurf’

    WILKES-BARRE — A dispute about telephone privileges inside G-Block at the State Correctional Institution at Dallas was behind an inmate-on-inmate fight that led to a fatal stabbing earlier this year.

    Kingston Township police charge familiar man with ransacking house

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    Plymouth man charged with child pornography

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    Former C&Y director pleads guilty to child endangerment, obstruction

    HARRISBURG — Former Luzerne County Children & Youth director Joanne Van Saun pleaded guilty to child endangerment and obstruction offenses related to failing to investigate hundreds of reports of child abuse and neglect cases and covering up the cases with false reports.

    Dallas man sentenced on child pornography charges

    WILKES-BARRE — Luzerne County Judge David W. Lupas ignored a request by a defense attorney for a sentence of 43 days of time already served for a Dallas man who admitted to viewing and sharing child pornography.