Luzerne County election director leaving for new position

After just under six months on the job, Luzerne County Election Director Bob Morgan has resigned to accept another position outside county government, county Acting Manager Romilda Crocamo told council by email Monday.


Hot Harper carries Phillies into NL East title contention

PHILADELPHIA — Bryce Harper waited for the “MVP!” chants to fade as he stepped to the microphone at the Phillies’ home finale to thank fans for sticking by them in the pennant race.

Denny Hamlin winning early, often in Cup Series playoff race

LAS VEGAS — Denny Hamlin will reach the third round of the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs next month having faced the make-or-break pressure of the postseason only twice.

Rodgers rallies Packers past 49ers 30-28

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — With only seconds to play and no timeouts, Aaron Rodgers had no doubt where he’d look to drive the Green Bay Packers to a game-winning kick.

Yankees sweep, beat Red Sox 6-3 to take AL wild-card lead

BOSTON — Yankees manager Aaron Boone watched two of his Gold Glove fielders drop easy popups to hand the Red Sox the lead.

RailRiders drop final home game of the season

The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders fell to the Syracuse Mets 5-1 on Sunday afternoon at PNC Field. It was the final home game of the season for the RailRiders.

Palou becomes first Spaniard to win IndyCar championship

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Alex Palou raised the Spanish flag over his head and hugged every teammate he could find. The first championship trophy of his professional career at last in his hands, he planted his lips on the Astor Cup and savored a dream come true.

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    Jackie Calmes: Only Republicans want to keep this silly charade over the debt limit

    For all the nation’s problems — resurgent COVID-19, tragic weather extremes and the economic tolls of both — you’d think political leaders wouldn’t crash us into an easily avoidable crisis as well. Yet here we are, facing the catastrophic threat of defaulting on the federal debt.

    St. Cyril’s Church in Olyphant sponsors ’Not your Baba’s rummage sale’

    Ss. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church, Olyphant, will holds its 11th annual rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 1 and Oct. 2 at St. Cyril’s school gym and outside, and organizers say ‘This is not your Baba’s rummage sale.’ More than 15,000 items of merchandise are sorted according to the categories of furniture, household items, books, toys, ladies jewelry and handbags, holiday items, religious items, etc. A 50-50 raffle also weill be held. Shown are volunteers, first row: Cheryl Masewsski, Annelaine Gazella Sebro, Lauren Telep, Chairwoman, Jeanne Cucura and back row Carol Zadarosni.

    BTE opens season with ‘Airness’

    Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble is presenting “Airness” by Chelsea Marcantel through Oct. 10

    Around Town: A great night for an even better cause

    I always say the Wyoming Valley is filled with people who care.

    New dentists return to the area they love: NEPA

    KINGSTON — Two new dentists recently started practicing in Kingston, but the practice they’ve joined is anything but new.

    Travel in Canada is a prize for the vaccinated and vigilant

    KAMOURASKA, Quebec — When the pandemic descended, the boundless vistas and insane sunsets of Kamouraska became a distant, unattainable dream for this bicyclist from Virginia. This is one of Quebec’s most beautiful places and, for me, a yearly touchstone I could no longer touch.

    Millennial Money: 5 steps to level up your side hustle

    The pandemic isn’t crushing the entrepreneurial spirit. It’s fueling it.

    ‘You took a great man from us’

    WILKES-BARRE — Tremaine Jamison apologized to the family of Devon Brown who died from a gunshot wound during a scuffle at a kindergarten graduation party in May 2017.

    Plymouth man arrested on plan to kill ex-girlfriend

    HANOVER TWP. — A Plymouth man was arrested on allegations he planned to kill his ex-girlfriend with a fatal dose of heroin to prevent her from testifying against him at a court proceeding Thursday.

    Man arrested on allegations he abused mother

    PITTSTON TWP. — Township police arrested a man they allege abused, neglected and assaulted his 73-year-old mother for more than two years.

    Dallas man illegally in U.S. indicted on firearm offenses

    SCRANTON — A man from Dallas was indicted by a federal grand jury last week on firearm offenses.

    Court Briefs

    Corruption charges withdrawn

    In celebration of Bastille Day: Vive Salad Nicoise!

    Bonne fête nationale, or as we folks on this side of the pond say, “Happy Bastille Day.”

    Scampi: It’s all about the garlic, or should be.

    Odds are if I tallied all the meals I’ve eaten in restaurants (excluding fast food and pizza joints), shrimp scampi would be the entree I ordered most. I tried making a recipe of it years ago and was unsatisfied. When I saw the gang on America’s Test Kitchen take a crack at it by poaching the shrimp rather than sauteing it, I expected it to be a solid winner.