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WASHINGTON — New first lady Jill Biden took an unannounced detour to the U.S. Capitol on Friday to deliver baskets of chocolate chip cookies to National Guard members, thanking them “for keeping me and my family safe” during President Joe Biden’s inauguration.
WILKES-BARRE — Holy Redeemer guard Justice Shoats demonstrated why he’s one of the most dynamic players in Wyoming Valley Conference boys basketball. Three times in the first quarter Friday night, the reigning Times Leader Player of the Year broke away for dunks.
Over 10 months ago, Riley Barber scored an overtime goal to give Wilkes-Barre/Scranton a 2-1 win at Lehigh Valley.
ATLANTA — Hank Aaron, who endured racist threats with stoic dignity during his pursuit of Babe Ruth but went on to break the career home run record in the pre-steroids era, died early Friday. He was 86
Both of Penn State’s wide receivers from the 2019 recruiting class were from Florida. And both may end up leaving before ever catching a pass for the Nittany Lions.
YATESVILLE — The current pandemic has changed the way we operate on a daily basis from work to worship to education. Local high school sports has also taken a hit from COVID-19, and Pittston Area participated in the school’s very first virtual swim meet against Holy Redeemer on Thursday.
PLYMOUTH — The strategy might not be sustainable in the long run, but on Thursday night it worked for the Hazleton Area girls basketball team.
Joseph R. Biden Jr. arrived in the White House Wednesday thanks to two unappreciated assets: He is 78 years old, and he has been a politician for more than 50 years. Those qualifications may be his hidden superpowers.
Anyone who has had an encounter with an Elf on the Shelf knows they can be pesky little beings. Let’s not even talk about trying to catch one!
“You’re doing magic,” Gina Malsky told Oliver Lew, who was wearing a cape as part of his costume and a mask to combat the coronavirus.
A young woman is determined to avenge her friend.
GOA, India — The sun’s golden rays fall on Goa’s smooth, sandy beaches every evening, magical as ever but strangely quiet and lonely. This holiday season, few visitors are enjoying the celebrated sunsets in the Indian party hotspot.
HANOVER TWP. — A man from Hanover Township used lyrics from a Black Sabbath song and made references to federal elected officials to stalk and harass three owners of a construction business where he was employed, according to court records.
HAZLETON — City police Wednesday added drug possession charges against a 17-year-old boy from Nanticoke, who was charged as an adult last week on felony assault and robbery offenses.
HANOVER TWP. — Township police charged Roberto Herrera, 32, of Warrior Run, with drunken driving after a vehicle crash on Dundee Road and aggravated assault for actions inside a hospital emergency room on Monday.
WILKES-BARRE — Two men were arrested and another escaped during a pursuit with police following an armed home invasion where shots were fired on Tuesday.
PLAINS TWP. — A man from Shickshinny accused of disguising himself as a department store employee when he allegedly stole items was captured by township police Tuesday.