Thursday, December 8, 2022

Bill protecting same-sex, interracial unions clears Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House gave final approval Thursday to legislation protecting same-sex marriages, a monumental step in a decadeslong battle for nationwide recognition of such unions that reflects a stunning turnaround in societal attitudes.

A new Orloski’s Car Wash to be built in Kingston Township

KINGSTON TWP. — A new Orloski’s Car Wash is expected to open by late summer 2023 on the Memorial Highway in Kingston Township.

‘A cause near and dear to our hearts’

HANOVER TWP. — Inside Amvets Post 59 on Fellows Avenue sits a Christmas tree decorated not just with ornaments, but with words.

Mayor Brown reaches out to Wilkes-Barre’s growing Latino community

WILKES-BARRE — What happened Wednesday night in the basement of the Firwood United Methodist Church won’t stay there as far as Andy Castillo was concerned.

Democrats move to take power with narrow Pa. House majority

HARRISBURG — Democrats who barely won back a majority of seats in the Pennsylvania House in November moved to take control of the chamber Wednesday and replace one of their incumbents who died and two others who won higher office.

‘St. Nicholas’ stresses spirit of giving at namesake parish

WILKES-BARRE — The massive display of giving and generosity shown by the parishioners of St. Nicholas Church on Tuesday, collecting toys and games for needy children in the parish and around the area, would surely have made the church’s namesake saint proud.

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Purdue coach Jeff Brohm set to leave for alma mater Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville is finalizing a deal to hire Purdue’s Jeff Brohm as its next head coach, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

AP source: Aaron Judge, Yankees reach $360M, nine-year deal

SAN DIEGO — Aaron Judge has issued his ruling: Court remains in session in the Bronx.

H.S. basketball: Nanticoke Area boys edge Pittston Area; WVW girls win Duda Tournament

Jaidyn Johnson went 9-for-10 from the foul line — hitting 5-of-6 in the decisive fourth quarter — to help the Nanticoke Area boys basketball team hold on for a 42-40 victory over Pittston Area on Tuesday.

Morocco shocks Spain on penalties to advance at World Cup

AL RAYYAN, Qatar — The first World Cup held in an Arab nation has produced the Arab world’s first quarterfinalist.

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