Sunday, March 26, 2023

‘I’m sure that he’s smiling down on us’

HANOVER TWP. — Monday will mark 15 years since Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Kenton Iwaniec was killed by a drunk driver on the way home from his shift at the PSP Avondale barracks in Chester County.

Public Square and West Market St. streetscape project underway

WILKES-BARRE — Mayor George Brown this week said construction is underway for the final phase of the Public Square Downtown Streetscape Improvements project.

Trump invokes Jan. 6 at Waco rally ahead of possible charges

WACO, Texas — A defiant and incendiary Donald Trump, facing a potential indictment, held the first rally of his 2024 presidential campaign Saturday in Waco, Texas, a city made famous by deadly resistance against law enforcement.

Officials: 2 dead, 5 missing in chocolate factory explosion

WEST READING — An explosion at a chocolate factory in Pennsylvania on Friday killed two people and left five people missing, authorities said. One person was pulled from the rubble overnight.

Luzerne/Wyoming County Providers Association holds Legislative Breakfast

WILKES-BARRE — Several major issues affecting human services providers were discussed at Friday’s Luzerne/Wyoming County Providers Association Legislative Breakfast — and state legislators assured the 50 in attendance that they will work together in a bipartisan manner to get some help.

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Ninth-seeded FAU reaches Final Four in second NCAA Tournament appearance

NEW YORK — Alijah Martin, Vlad Goldin and ninth-seeded Florida Atlantic became the first and lowest-seeded team to reach this year’s Final Four as the Owls withstood another huge game by Kansas State’s Markquis Nowell to beat the Wildcats 79-76 on Saturday night.

Run ends for shorthanded Notre Dame squad in women’s Sweet 16

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Amid Maryland’s on-court celebration of reaching the Elite Eight for the first time in eight years, Terrapins coach Brenda Frese took a few moments to smile and reflect on how far her team has come in the past year.

UConn women’s Final Four streak ends with 73-61 loss to Ohio State

SEATTLE — UConn’s record Final Four run is over, thanks to a monumental performance by Ohio State.

Creighton ends Princeton’s Cinderella run; Texas rounds out Elite Eight

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Creighton used its size, 3-point shooting and a swarming second-half defense to end the March Madness run of Princeton, beating the 15th-seeded Tigers 86-75 on Friday night in the Sweet 16.

Local roundup: Wilkes baseball outlasts rival King’s 16-15 in 11 innings

Mike Show hit a two-run double in the bottom of the 11th inning as Wilkes completed a comeback to defeat cross-town rival King’s 16-15 on Friday.

AL East Preview: Judge, Yankees lead MLB’s deepest division

From 1998-2003, the five AL East teams finished in the exact same order every season. Back then, the New York Yankees were dominant, the Boston Red Sox were contenders and everyone else was left chasing those teams — and that remained the status quo for a while.

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