Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Luzerne County Council advances drop box ordinance, confirms division head

A Luzerne County Council majority advanced an ordinance prohibiting the use of county staff or resources to transport mail ballot drop boxes to sites approved by the county election board.

Red wave? In 2022 Senate races, McConnell seems to be curbing his enthusiasm

WASHINGTON — For many months, Mitch McConnell expressed optimism about the favorable political conditions that could deliver Senate control to Republicans this November.

Still few answers in FBI’s Mar-a-Lago raid

WASHINGTON — The FBI’s unprecedented search of former President Donald Trump’s Florida residence ricocheted around government, politics and a polarized country Tuesday along with questions as to why the Justice Department — notably cautious under Attorney General Merrick Garland — decided to take such a drastic step.

Mastriano cuts 1/6 panel meeting short

WASHINGTON — The House panel investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection interviewed former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and met briefly with Pennsylvania’s Republican nominee for governor Doug Mastriano on Tuesday as it probes Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election.

Fundraisers underway for Nescopeck fire survivors

NESCOPECK — Fundraising and donation efforts are underway for the victims of Friday’s deadly house fire on First Street in the borough.

TL employees tour former N. Main St. workplace

“That’s where the press used to run.”

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WBS Penguins add Sheldon Brookbank to coaching staff as assistant

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced Monday that Sheldon Brookbank has been hired as an assistant coach.

Kevin Harvick ends 65-race drought with 6th win at Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich. — Kevin Harvick got his groove back, fittingly at one of his favorite tracks.

Phillies channel champs, finish sweep of Nationals after honoring 1980 squad

PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies replayed highlights from Mike Schmidt, Steve Carlton and Pete Rose and all the big plays from the 1980 World Series championship team on the big screen. The occasion was a celebration of the first World Series winner in franchise history, yes, but it couldn’t help but serve as a reminder of just what might lie ahead for this year’s team.

Cardinals outslug Yankees 12-9 to complete 3-game sweep

ST. LOUIS — Nolan Arenado and Paul DeJong both homered and drove in four runs to help the St. Louis Cardinals outlast the New York Yankees 12-9 on Sunday, completing a three-game sweep.

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