Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Kids-for-cash judges ordered to pay more than $200M

Two former Luzerne County judges who orchestrated a scheme to send children to for-profit jails in exchange for kickbacks were ordered to pay more than $200 million to hundreds of people they victimized in one of the worst judicial scandals in U.S. history.

Biden will visit Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 30

WILKES-BARRE — President Joe Biden will travel to Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday, Aug. 30, a rescheduling of a trip that was canceled in July when he tested positive for COVID-19.

PennDOT unveils Sans Souci plans

HANOVER TWP. — A project that would see the reconstruction of a four-mile stretch of the Sans Souci Parkway was unveiled to the public at a PennDOT open house held Tuesday at the Hanover Area School District.

A sunny summer luau that makes seniors feel young

KINGSTON — They sounded like an TV ad, but insisted — with a lot of unforced smiles — that they were not paid to praise this particular outing Tuesday.

Hageman defeats Cheney in Wyoming GOP primary

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, Donald Trump’s fiercest Republican adversary in Congress, was defeated in a GOP primary Tuesday, falling to a rival backed by the former president in a contest that reinforced his grip on the party’s base.

7 injured in Berwick attack remained hospitalized

Seven patients remain hospitalized, with five in critical condition, after a car drove through a crowd of people at a fundraising event in Berwick on Saturday.

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Wilkes-Barre Area, Crestwood, Berwick pick up wins in WVC golf play

Brady Gerrity shot a 42 and was followed closely by teammates Mike Hamel and Jordan Wychock as the Wilkes-Barre Area golf team edged Wyoming Valley West 182-190 on Tuesday at Irem Country Club.

NFL looks like old self entering 3rd season in COVID era

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Derrick Henry has been seen jogging on the field with his daughter after practice. Green Bay Packers are once again borrowing kids’ bicycles for rides to practice. Fans are rubbing elbows with their favorite players to get those coveted autographs.

Syndergaard sharp, Sosa drives in 3, Phillies beat Reds 4-3

CINCINNATI — Noah Syndergaard won for the second time in three starts since being traded to Philadelphia, and Edmundo Sosa drove in three runs as the Phillies beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-3 on Monday night.

Pete Carril, old-school Princeton coaching maestro, dies

Pete Carril, the rumpled, cigar-smoking basketball coach who led Princeton to 11 appearances in the NCAA Tournament, where his teams unnerved formidable opponents and rattled March Madness with old-school fundamentals, died Monday. He was 92.

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