Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Donors step forward to assist Plymouth fire victims

PLYMOUTH — In light of Sunday’s deadly house fire that claimed the life of a six-year-old girl, the community has banded together to offer love, support, and donations in response to the tragedy.

Police: Man ran over ex-girlfriend with van

WILKES-BARRE — A city man surrendered Tuesday on an arrest warrant charging him with assaulting his ex-girlfriend with his van last month.

Capitol quiet during 5th day without new Pennsylvania budget

HARRISBURG — Most Pennsylvania lawmakers were absent from the state Capitol on Tuesday, five days into the new budget year without a state government spending agreement in place.

COVID nursing home deaths claim is campaign trail mainstay

HARRISBURG — Doug Mastriano, Pennsylvania’s Republican nominee for governor, has made a campaign staple out of the allegation that Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s policy of readmitting COVID-19 patients from hospitals to nursing homes caused thousands of deaths — a baseless claim for which no investigator or researcher has provided any evidence.

Making memories, Wilkes-Barre style

WILKES-BARRE — Many families walked out of Kirby Park at the end of Monday’s Fourth of July celebration with something in hand: food, a prize from a carnival game or maybe something from one of the vendors lining the walkways.

Somber ceremony, hallowed ground

WYOMING — It was a somber duty, but Nicholas Dreier was ready for it.

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Annual holiday tradition continues with Bernie’s Memorial Run

WILKES-BARRE — Nearly 600 runners and walkers came to downtown Wilkes-Barre on Monday for one of the area’s long-running Fourth of July traditions.

Trudy Rubin: NATO is united on Ukraine but still not doing what is necessary to deter Putin

When it comes to the NATO summit and President Joe Biden’s performance as global leader, there’s the good news and the bad news.

RailRiders complete sweep of Buffalo

The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (36-42) swept the Buffalo Bisons 5-1 on Sunday afternoon. It was the first series sweep of the season for the RailRiders and the first six-game series sweep in franchise history.

Reddick wins at Road America for 1st NASCAR Cup victory

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. — Tyler Reddick needed a little longer than expected to win in the NASCAR Cup Series.

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