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Thursday, August 11, 2022

Mayor responds to calls for action against Wilkes-Barre City Controller over animal cruelty charges

WILKES-BARRE — Having been “inundated” with calls and texts following the filing of animal cruelty charges against City Controller Darren Snyder, Mayor George Brown Thursday said he has no authority to discipline another elected official.

Justice Dept. seeks to unseal search warrant of Trump home

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is asking a federal court to unseal the warrant the FBI used to search the Mar-a-Lago estate of former President Donald Trump, Attorney General Merrick Garland said Thursday, acknowledging extraordinary public interest in the case about classified records.

Putting Pittston in the spotlight

PITTSTON — Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Acting Secretary Neil Weaver toured downtown Pittston as part the Wolf Administration’s Investments in Communities program on Wednesday.

Luzerne County exploring security cameras for drop boxes

Luzerne County may provide its own security cameras for mail ballot drop boxes, which would address a frequent criticism that the county cannot guarantee access to video recordings belonging to outside entities hosting the boxes.

Wanted man dies after being shot by police in Hazle Twp.

An individual wanted by the U.S. Marshals on drug and gun charges was shot and killed in Hazle Township after the suspect fired his own weapon at officers pursuing him.

Fork Over Love kicks off August food drives

WILKES-BARRE — Fork Over Love kicked off its round of August food drives Wednesday afternoon in the Highmark parking lot at 19 N. Main St. downtown — a fitting location given Highmark’s recent donation to the local non-profit — as volunteers showed up to pack meals to be delivered directly to homes by DoorDash drivers.

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Notre Dame AD: Big Ten deal with NBC ‘perfect’ for Irish

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick says the coming Big Ten television contract with NBC is a “perfect” way for the network to complement its deal with the Fighting Irish.

RailRiders continue surge, break out for 10 runs to take opener from Worcester

Firmly in the middle of a six-team race for the IL East title, the RailRiders are looking to break into the top group of contenders.

Serena Williams says ‘countdown has begun’ to retirement from tennis

Saying “the countdown has begun,” 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams announced Tuesday she is ready to step away from tennis so she can turn her focus to having another child and her business interests, presaging the end of a career that transcended sports.

Federal judge denies LIV golfers bid for PGA Tour postseason

SAN JOSE, Calif. — A federal judge in California has ruled three golfers who joined Saudi-backed LIV Golf will not be able to compete in the PGA Tour’s postseason.

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