April 8 target set for committee to recommend manager applicants to Luzerne County Council

If all goes as planned, Luzerne County’s citizen Manager Search Committee will present prospective top manager applicants to county council for its consideration on April 8, according to a revised timeline released Wednesday.

Misericordia basketball teams earn sweep of Wilkes in home doubleheader

For the second time in just over a week, the Misericordia men’s basketball team had a strong shooting night to beat an area rival, this time claiming a 90-71 victory over Wilkes on Wednesday at the Anderson Center.

Twelve Wyoming Valley Conference field hockey players named first-team all-state

A few weeks after earning a historic fourth straight state championship, Wyoming Seminary field hockey led a strong group of all-state selections from the Wyoming Valley Conference.

Safeties coach Anthony Poindexter says he will ‘stay at Penn State’ after interest from Virginia

Anthony Poindexter went into the College Football Hall of Fame on Tuesday as a Virginia alum. But he wasn’t heading back to Charlottesville on Wednesday like many expected.

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.

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    Tony Norman: Bad parenting + guns = another American tragedy

    There’s bad parenting, and then there’s whatever James and Jennifer Crumbley were doing while raising Ethan Crumbley, the 15-year-old suspect in the Oxford High School shooting.

    Review: How far would you go to right a wrong?

    Editor’s Note: This week Jacquie O’Neil reviews “A Slow Fire Burning” by Paula Hawkins.

    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.

    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.

    Woman sentenced for possessing items stolen by two men from grandparents home

    WILKES-BARRE — The last of a trio charged by state police at Shickshinny related to the theft of valuable Boy Scout patches and other priceless materials, including Confederate money and gold bars, was sentenced by a Luzerne County judge Tuesday.

    Search warrant issued for homicide suspect’s credit card transactions

    WILKES-BARRE — As alleged evidence recovered without a search warrant remains in limbo related to a 2018 Wilkes-Barre Township homicide case, investigators continue to gather information related to the suspect’s spending habits.

    Sugarloaf Township man pleads guilty, sentenced in I-81 hit-run fatal

    WILKES-BARRE — A Sugarloaf Township man will spend two to four years in state prison after pleading guilty to vehicular homicide related to the death of a construction worker on Interstate 81 last year.

    Hazleton man pleads guilty in online child sex sting

    WILKES-BARRE — A Hazleton man decided to plead guilty to soliciting who he believed was a 15-year-old girl for sex instead of facing a Luzerne County jury trial.

    Trial postponed when alleged shooter granted request for new lawyer

    WILKES-BARRE — A Luzerne County jury trial set to begin Tuesday for a Hazleton man accused of attempting to kill his teenage girlfriend was delayed when defense lawyers were permitted with withdraw from the case.

    Here’s a broccoli dish that almost tastes like candy

    “What are you doing?” my husband asked Thursday morning as I returned from the store with two heads of broccoli, a few other ingredients and — what really sparked his interest — a pound of bacon.