Friday, February 3, 2023

Pa. House Speaker comes to Wilkes-Barre to listen

WILKES-BARRE — Christa Caceres recounted her own sexual abuse as a youngster “at the hands of a monster,” suffering “almost daily attacks.”

Father-to-be charged with disrupting birth

PLAINS TWP. — A Wilkes-Barre man recording his girlfriend giving birth refused to leave the delivery room and fought with nurses and security at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center Thursday morning.

Pizza Hut opens at 750 Wyoming Ave. in Kingston

KINGSTON — The new Pizza Hut has opened in Kingston.

Johnson College picks Hazleton area for first satellite location

HAZLE TWP. — Scranton-based Johnson College announced big news Wednesday: The opening of its first-ever satellite campus, in Humboldt Industrial Park in Hazle Township. But two unrelated questions popped up as politicians, business leaders and college bigwigs took turns touting the development.

Inaugural ‘Wyoming Valley Run’ announced for September

PITTSTON — Running enthusiasts in Northeastern Pennsylvania have a new event to look forward to at the end of the summer when the Wyoming Valley Run, a 10-mile event from Pittston to Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 3, will be presented by Allied Services.

Runaway truck crashes into garage on South Walnut Street in W-B Township

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Early Wednesday morning, a runaway truck carrying modular units ignored warning signs posted on what is commonly known as Giants Despair and veered onto Lehigh Street before smashing through the debris of a garage at 59 South Walnut St.

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‘X-factor’ Jalen Hurts has Eagles soaring into Super Bowl

PHILADELPHIA — Brandon Graham laughed as he recalled all the doubters who rushed him during the offseason and blurted out the same question — the main concern, really — about the state of the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback.

Local roundup: WVC wrestling teams fall short of finals in District 2 duals

Berwick and Wyoming Valley West were the only Wyoming Valley Conference wrestling teams to win in the quarterfinals of the District 2 Team Duals on Wednesday. Neither, though, will be wrestling for district titles.

King’s men, Misericordia women prevail in local matchup

Hoping to stay alive in the race for a spot in the conference tournament, the King’s men’s basketball team picked up a win over another playoff hopeful, beating Misericordia 74-64 on Wednesday night at Scandlon Gymnasium.

WBS Penguins lose to Springfield in Filip Hallander’s return to action

Filip Hallander returned to action Wednesday night, but it proved to be a tough night for the Penguins forward. Nearly a month after leaving the ice on a stretcher after a scary fall at Mohegan Sun Arena, Hallander was back in uniform for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s 3-2 loss to Springfield.

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