High winds contributed to intensity of Weis roof blaze

WEST HAZLETON — The raging inferno which devastated Weis Markets’ West Hazleton store Monday night appears to have been contained to the roof, officials with the Sunbury-based chain said Tuesday, adding that they were assessing how long repairs would take.

PSU notebook: Hectic offseason set to continue for Lions coaches, players

The coaching carousel isn’t done with Penn State yet, and the Nittany Lions’ search for a defensive coordinator has dealt with another wrinkle from the state of Virginia since the weekend.

WBS Penguins alum Mike Yeo gets his shot to fix Flyers as Philadelphia’s interim coach

Mike Yeo’s first game as the Flyers’ interim head coach Monday had some good moments — Oskar Lindblom’s first goal of the season, the offense finally waking up to the tune of five goals, Claude Giroux scoring twice and playing with unbridled passion — but at the end of the night, the team’s losing streak was firmly intact.

Patriots out-run Bills in14-10 win in blustery conditions

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Damien Harris scored on a 64-yard run in blustery conditions in which Mac Jones attempted just three passes, and the New England Patriots shored up their familiar place atop the AFC with a 14-10 win over the Buffalo Bills on Monday night.

Previously winless Texas Southern stuns No. 20 Florida

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Johnny Jones got a wet welcome in the visiting locker room at the O’Connell Center. It was a celebration decades in the making.

After firing coach, Flyers drop 9th straight

PHILADELPHIA — Erik Johnson had a goal and an assist, and the Colorado Avalanche beat Philadelphia 7-5 on Monday night to hand the Flyers their ninth straight loss just hours after they fired coach Alain Vigneault.

Flyers fire Vigneault amid skid; Yeo named interim coach

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Flyers fired coach Alain Vigneault on Monday following eight straight losses, two shy of matching a team record of 10 in a row, and with the franchise far from ending a 47-year Stanley Cup drought.

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    Carl P. Leubsdorf: Dole had respect for his rivals

    Bob Dole first emerged as a national figure in the early 1970s, defending President Richard Nixon’s Vietnam policies and excoriating such Democratic opponents as Sens. Edward Kennedy and George McGovern.

    For the feast of the Saint of Lights, St. Lucia saffron buns

    One reason to avoid too much video on demand and do some old fashioned channel surfing is serendipity. You may just come upon something timely and tasty. I recently flipped to a Rick Steve’s Europe episode as he shuffled through the Scandinavian countries, pausing for a look at St. Lucia Day, celebrated Dec. 13. Children dress in white outfits with silver-trim, one of them chosen to wear a wreath of candles (battery-powered, these days, though they may still hold real ones) to represent the saint herself.

    Wright Center scholarly abstract accepted for presentation national conference

    A scholarly research team at The Wright Centers for Community Health and Graduate Medical Education has had their scholarly abstract, “An Addiction Medicine Fellowship’s Valuable Engagement in an Essential Community Provider’s ‘Whole Person’ Care and Education Model,” accepted for presentation at a highly competitive national conference.

    Everhart Museum establishes Lois C. Kearney Learning Center

    The Everhart Museum’s Board of Trustees and the John Kearney Family are pleased to announce the dedication of the Lois C. Kearney Learning Center at the Everhart Museum and the establishment of the Lois C. Kearney Endowment Fund to support the institution’s educational programs.

    An artistic endeavor

    WILKES-BARRE —The Sordoni Art Gallery may be housed on Wilkes University property, but that doesn’t mean it’s exclusive to students.

    Buzzing and wrapping: Bee Hive Gift Shop gearing up for holidays

    WILKES-BARRE — After a year and a half of uncertainty for everyone, one downtown Wilkes-Barre business is eager to give holiday shoppers something to buzz about.

    Lockdown-free Florida top vacation spot for holidays

    MIAMI BEACH — Cooped-up tourists eager for a taste of Florida’s sandy beaches, swaying palm trees and warmer climates are visiting the Sunshine State in droves, topping pre-pandemic levels in recent months.

    Police: Woman causes disturbance inside Swoyersville tavern over bar tab

    SWOYERSVILLE — Borough police arrested a woman on allegations she assaulted the owner of a tavern, patrons and police officers when she failed to pay her $8.50 tab late Monday night.

    Defendant in Nuangola homicide waives hearing

    WRIGHT TWP. — A man from Monroe County accused of fatally stabbing a woman inside her Nuangola, Rice Township, residence in October waived his right to a preliminary hearing Monday.

    Police investigate shots fired in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — City police are investigating shots fired in the area of the 500 block of North Pennsylvania Avenue on Monday night.

    Kingston Township police charge man, 21, with online child solicitation

    KINGSTON TWP. — Township police arrested a 21-year-old man when he arrived at a location believing he was meeting a teenage girl for sex over the weekend.

    3 at large after WB shooting that injured 2

    WILKES-BARRE — City police are on the lookout for a trio of suspects after a shooting at a South Main Street restaurant early Saturday morning left two people injured.

    Potato-crusted fish gets two thumbs up

    I tried to make potato-crusted fish once before and it was a disaster, with the grated potatoes sticking much more to the pan than to the fish. I don’t remember if this was the recipe I used, but lesson learned: This seems surer to work in a good non-stick pan.