Sunday, June 4, 2023

Ukraine keeps up pressure following Russian declaration of victory in Bakhmut

OUTSIDE BAKHMUT, Ukraine — Watching imagery from a drone camera overhead, Ukrainian battalion commander Oleg Shiryaev warned his men in nearby trenches that Russian forces were advancing across a field toward a patch of trees outside the city of Bakhmut.

Biden signs debt ceiling bill that pulls US back from brink of unprecedented default

WASHINGTON — With just two days to spare, President Joe Biden signed legislation on Saturday that lifts the nation’s debt ceiling, averting an unprecedented default on the federal government’s debt.

Ruth’s Place Women’s Shelter hosts annual Walk for Hope

WILKES-BARRE— A yearly tradition made its way back to Wilkes-Barre on Saturday afternoon, marking a very important fundraising event for a local homeless shelter.

W-B Area program lets students become teachers

PLAINS TWP. — Ingrid wasn’t sure if she wanted to teach, now she is.

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Downtown W-B Business Association hears about new DCP website; book sale

WILKES-BARRE — At Friday’s meeting of the Downtown Wilkes-Barre Business Association, Larry Newman, executive director at the Diamond City partnership, saved the best for last during his monthly report.

‘It’s changed my life already’

At the end of 2021, NEPA Philharmonic Music Director Mélisse Brunet was invited to Paris to compete in La Maestra, the only international competition for female conductors.

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Heat looking to get to the line more; Nuggets vow to be better in Game 2 of NBA Finals

DENVER — For the Miami Heat, shooting at Denver’s 5,280 feet of mile-high altitude during Game 1 of the NBA Finals wasn’t a problem.

H.S. Football: Holy Redeemer duo leads Pioneers to UNICO game victory

WEST PITTSTON — The 72nd UNICO All-Star Classic was a close game Saturday night until one of the most prolific passing combination the past few Wyoming Valley Conference seasons struck.

Pa. Game Commission springtime alert: Leave young wildlife alone

Whether in their backyards or high on a mountain, it’s almost certain Pennsylvanians will encounter young wildlife this time of year.

McKinney’s home run not enough for RailRiders

The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders fell 6-3 to Lehigh Valley IronPigs on Friday night in Allentown.

Vegas-Florida Stanley Cup Final pits top team in West against upstart in East

LAS VEGAS — Few expected the Florida Panthers to be playing for the Stanley Cup. Not with two weeks left in the regular season and certainly not when they trailed the NHL-best Boston Bruins 3-1 in the first round.

Nuggets get an NBA Finals gem from difference-maker Murray

DENVER — The highlight of Game 1 for Jamal Murray came when he dribbled into the paint, put all his weight on his surgically repaired left knee, made a full clockwise turn, then faded away and swished a mid-range jumper.

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