Saturday, January 28, 2023

Prison time for insurrectionist who attacked Capitol officer that later died

WASHINGTON — A New Jersey man who joined a mob’s attack on the U.S. Capitol was sentenced Friday to more than six years in prison for using pepper spray to assault police officers, one of whom died a day after the siege.

Memphis authorities release video in Tyre Nichols’ death

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis authorities released more than an hour of footage Friday of the violent beating of Tyre Nichols in which officers held the Black motorist down and struck him repeatedly as he screamed for his mother.

Jury convicts Wilkes-Barre man of raping child

WILKES-BARRE — A Luzerne County jury on Friday convicted a Wilkes-Barre man of raping a then 5-year-old girl in 2020 and 2021.

Ongoing State Police investigation at Noxen property

NOXEN TWP. – Pennsylvania State Police have been at Simon’s Auto Parts in Noxen for two days, conducting a criminal investigation.

Relocation of Kingston magisterial court office proposed

Luzerne County Court officials are seeking approval to relocate the offices of District Judge James Haggerty from Kingston to the county-owned West Side Annex in Forty Fort.

A new painting, new insight for Old King Coal

WILKES-BARRE — The painting depicts a coal breaker that stood a short distance from the artwork’s new home, the children and adults almost floating hauntingly in the foreground, some based on photos of real people who worked at the Dorrance Colliery.

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Nick Sirianni wins over critics with stellar second season as Eagles head coach

Nick Sirianni is getting his flowers figuratively instead of thrown at his face.

Local roundup: Pittston Area girls basketball holds off Hazleton Area

Daniella Ranieli scored 12 of her game-high 22 points in the third quarter to give the Pittston Area girls basketball team the lead before the Patriots held off a late rally by Hazleton Area to win 49-47 on Thursday.

Wide receivers A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith form ‘Dynamic Duo’ for Eagles

PHILADELPHIA — The caricatures on Nick Sirianni’s T-shirt depicted A.J. Brown making a one-handed grab and DeVonta Smith holding the ball as he struck a Heisman Trophy pose.

49ers’ Christian McCaffrey says ‘zero’ chance he misses NFC Championship

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Christian McCaffrey offered one, crisp word to describe his chances of missing Sunday’s NFC Championship Game: “Zero.”

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