Wednesday, March 22, 2023

House Committee to proceed with Luzerne County hearing

In a strongly worded statement Tuesday, a Congressional committee said it will proceed with next week’s hearing about Luzerne County’s November 2022 election paper shortage at the U.S. Capitol, even though invited county officials won’t be appearing.

Trump waits out grand jury as New York braces for protests

NEW YORK — Facing the possibility of criminal charges, Donald Trump waited it out in Florida on Tuesday as New York braced for disruptions that could follow an indictment. Republican contenders in the 2024 race sized up the impact a prosecution could have on a campaign in which the former president is a leading contender.

Man gets 4 years for attacking police at Jan. 6 Capitol riot

A Virginia man who assaulted police with a stolen baton and used a flashing strobe light to disorient officers trying to defend the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 was sentenced Tuesday to more than four years in prison.

Author encourages Dana Street students

FORTY FORT — The suspense probably proved more intense for anyone who hasn’t seen the clip of Stanley Tucker on the Ellen DeGeneres show. Ellen called the children’s book author and literacy advocate out of the audience and gave him two chances to roll a ball across the stage through a small hole. The prize: $25,000. Did Tucker make it? Did he get the money?

Fundraiser aims to help homeless vets

PLYMOUTH — The Getaway Lounge in Plymouth hosted a fundraiser Sunday evening for the FSB Initiative, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to helping veterans who are homeless get back on their feet.

A life well lived

She lived most of her life in the Oregon section of Pittston, residing happily in her own home until she was 99.

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Ohtani strikes out Angels teammate Trout to seal Japan’s victory over USA in WBC final

MIAMI — Shohei Ohtani emerged from the bullpen and fanned Los Angeles Angels teammate Mike Trout for the final out in a matchup the whole baseball world wanted to see, leading Japan over the defending champion United States 3-2 Tuesday night for its first World Baseball Classic title since 2009.

Michigan State carrying the banner as lone Big Ten team left in NCAA tournament

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The NCAA Tournament marches on this week and, once again, the Big Ten is the convenient punching bag for fans and national media alike.

Julius Randle scores 57 points, ties 3rd-highest for Knicks

NEW YORK — Julius Randle scored 57 points in one of the greatest nights in Knicks history. The Minnesota Timberwolves had the most sizzling start in the NBA this season.

Ohtani, Japan rally in 9th, edge Mexico 6-5, reach WBC final

MIAMI — Shohei Ohtani sparked a ninth-inning rally with a leadoff double, and Munetaka Murakami hit a walk-off, two-run double to lift Japan over Mexico 6-5 Monday night and into the World Baseball Classic final.

Miami shocks top-seed Indiana in March Madness

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Destiny Harden made a shot in the lane with 3.5 seconds left to send ninth-seeded Miami past top-seeded Indiana 70-68 on Monday night, lifting the Hurricanes to their first Sweet 16 since 1992.

Ferguson stops 48 shots, Senators top reeling Penguins 2-1

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins knew next to nothing about Dylan Ferguson when they took the ice on Monday night.

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