Woman beaten on train in latest SEPTA violence

PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia transit officials say a woman was beaten by two juveniles on a train Tuesday evening, just hours after hundreds of people gathered at a rally prompted by an attack on the train last month.

Reports: Notre Dame set to promote defensive coordinator Marcus Freeman to head coach

In the two days since Brian Kelly stunned Notre Dame by leaving for LSU, the players made their voices heard. The Fighting Irish wanted defensive coordinator Marcus Freeman to take over as head coach.

Jahan Dotson earns first-team All-Big Ten recognition on a lean awards day for Penn State’s offense

With one more big game, it’s possible that Jahan Dotson will have delivered the greatest statistical season by a wide receiver in Penn State history.

Misericordia men, King’s women earn wins to open MAC Freedom basketball schedule

Misericordia used a hot-shooting first half to come away with a 93-83 road win over King’s in the MAC Freedom opener for both teams on Wednesday night at Scandlon Gymnasium.

Kelly compares LSU to Broadway, brushes off legacy questions after abrupt exit from Notre Dame

BATON ROUGE, La. — Newly hired LSU coach Brian Kelly’s can accept if his legacy at storied Notre Dame is tarnished by the sudden and unceremonious way in which he walked away from the Fighting Irish.

PSU notebook: Jordan Stout wins Big Ten punter of the year award

There wasn’t exactly a ton of national attention two weeks ago when Penn State and Rutgers faced off. As it turned out, one of the most interesting battles came on special teams.

Long-time Penn State defensive coordinator Brent Pry hired as head coach at Virginia Tech

In the middle of one of college football’s wildest coaching carousels in history, James Franklin stayed put. But his closest and longest-tenured assistant did not.

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    Nicholas Goldberg: Are the school districts that ‘defunded the police’ already regretting it?

    The idea of “abolishing” or “defunding” the police has always struck me as risky, to say the least, and not very well thought through. It has the potential to cause at least as many problems as it solves.

    Local man’s hobby lights way into retirement

    Just last week, Richard Holodick said, he drove from his home in Kingston to Drums to deliver two vintage lamps he had refurbished.

    White House holiday decor honors COVID-19 frontline workers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Holiday decorations unveiled Monday for Joe and Jill Biden’s first White House Christmas honor frontline workers who persevered during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    University of Scranton presents Noel Night Concert

    Continuing a time-honored holiday tradition, Performance Music at The University of Scranton will present its 54th annual Noel Night concert on Saturday, Dec. 4. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. in the University’s Houlihan-McLean Center (Mulberry Street and Jefferson Avenue). Doors will open at 7:20 p.m., and there will be an organ prelude beginning at 7:25 p.m.

    Lawyer: Jussie Smollett ‘a real victim’ of attack in Chicago

    CHICAGO — Jussie Smollett “is a real victim” of a “real crime,” his attorney said in opening statements at the ex-“Empire” actor’s trial Monday, rejecting prosecutors’ allegation that he staged a homophobic and racist attack in Chicago after the television studio where he worked didn’t take hate mail he had received seriously.

    Down Pour thriving with help of DCP

    WILKES-BARRE — It takes pressure to form a diamond, and perhaps no one is more aware of that than Downtown Wilkes-Barre’s business owners.

    Downtown College Ambassadors Program returns

    WILKES-BARRE - The Diamond City Partnership is looking to revitalize local businesses, while connecting local colleges and providing students with networking opportunities, on-the-job training and credit for classes.

    Police ask for help on child porn investigation

    WILKES-BARRE — Authorities are requesting the public’s assistance in an ongoing investigation pertaining to a Forty Fort man who was arrested recently on charges of possession and dissemination of child pornography.

    Wyoming County man pleads guilty to sexual assault

    WILKES-BARRE — A Wyoming County man admitted Wednesday he sexually assaulted a girl as they drove away in a vehicle from Movies 14 in Wilkes-Barre more than five years ago.

    Council challenges judge’s denials to withdraw homicide plea

    A Philadelphia man recently sentenced to life in prison after admitting to fatally shooting a 26-year-old woman in Wilkes-Barre has appealed denials by a Luzerne County judge to withdraw the plea agreement.

    Son who killed father in Larksville found dead in prison cell

    A former Larksville resident who pleaded guilty but mentally ill to fatally shooting his father was found dead inside his cell at the State Correctional Institution at Camp Hill last weekend.

    Suspect in road rage shooting sentenced to state prison

    WILKES-BARRE — A man from Rhode Island charged with discharging a firearm during a road rage incident in Kingston was sentenced to state prison Tuesday.

    Chicken Parmesan from one test kitchen to another

    When I’m not pilfering recipes from Emeril Lagasse, another favorite source has become America’s Test Kitchen, AKA Cook’s Country. After many years of enjoying Chicken Parmesan in restaurants, I hunted for a recipe online that sounded like a solid mix of ingredients and technique, and settled on this one. Good choice.