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152 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Luzerne County on Wednesday; 1 death

WILKES-BARRE — The latest Department of Health report on Wednesday showed 152 new cases of COVID-19 in Luzerne County and one new death. The death count is at 785.

Sports world reacts to Chauvin verdict after a year of protests

USC was supposed to take the field on Tuesday for one of its final practices of the spring football season.

H.S. Baseball: Wyoming Seminary hands Lake-Lehman first loss of the season

Aiden Murphy threw a one-hitter and struck out nine as Wyoming Seminary knocked off previously unbeaten Lake-Lehman 10-0 in five innings Tuesday in Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2 baseball.

Local roundup: Wyoming Area holds off late rally to earn softball win

Jocelyn Williams doubled twice and drove in four runs as Wyoming Area held off Lake-Lehman for an 8-7 victory Tuesday in a Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2 softball game.

Steelers sign Tomlin to 3-year extension

PITTSBURGH — Mike Tomlin wants to be part of the post-Ben Roethlisberger era in Pittsburgh.

H.S. Baseball: Dallas shakes off early deficit, defeats Wyoming Valley West

Chris Killian had three RBI and Zach Luksic knocked in two more as Dallas overcame an early deficit to defeat Wyoming Valley West 8-7 Monday in a Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1 baseball game.

Local Roundup: Wilkes-Barre Area boys volleyball posts first win in program history

Wilkes-Barre Area boys volleyball picked up its first win in program history on Monday, outlasting Nanticoke Area 3-2 in a Wyoming Valley Conference match.

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    Doyle McManus: Afghanistan’s war — and America’s stakes in it — won’t end when the troops leave

    When President Joe Biden announced last week that the United States would withdraw its last troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, he cast the decision as closing the book on a 20-year conflict. “It’s time to end the forever war,” he said.

    If you like olives and pork, you’ll love this

    With only a handful of ingredients, this is a dish dominated by the title items of pork and olives, so be forewarned, if you don’t like either, don’t bother with it. Distasteful of olives as a kid, I’ve developed a real appreciation, and this recipe from Sara Moulton packs a lot of flavor into a fairly simple effort.

    Doris Willets celebrates a century

    April 21, 2021 marks the 100th birthday of Doris Alice Eyet Willets.

    To Your Health: Lab professionals instrumental during pandemic

    For more than a year now, health care providers and health systems have been fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. And throughout that time, we’ve given much-deserved thanks and appreciation to those who care for our communities day after day.

    NEPIRC promotes Hager to senior business advisor

    WILKES-BARRE —The Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center (NEPIRC) has promoted Marla Hager to the position of Senior Business Advisor.

    Attorney Santo to address Northeastern PA Trial Lawyers Association

    KINGSTON — Attorney Nicole M. Santo, partner, Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn, will co-present with attorney P. Timothy Kelly, Needle Law, “Pursuing Liability Claims Against Property Owners,” to the Northeastern PA Trial Lawyers Association (NEPATLA) on Thursday, April 22 at 1:15 p.m.

    FNCB Bank announces staff additions

    FNCB Bank, locally based since 1910, recently announced the appointment of five new staff members to their Community Office and Commercial Lending teams.

    Suspect in burglary spree captured by Swoyersville police

    SWOYERSVILLE — A man from Dallas identified as a suspect in a string of burglaries throughout Luzerne County was captured Tuesday night.

    Kingston man charged with child pornography, unlawful contact with teen boy

    KINGSTON —A Kingston man jailed without bail since his arrest April 8 on allegations of online sexual solicitation of a minor was arraigned on charges he possessed child pornography and having unlawful contact with a teenage boy.

    Police: Naked man claimed to be ‘Messiah’ after fleeing crash

    WILKES-BARRE — City police charged a Plains Township man with fleeing the scene after a crash and later found running naked along Wilkes-Barre Boulevard.

    Judge orders woman to stay jailed

    HANOVER TWP. — A woman with a history of failing to appear for court proceedings and skipping bail was ordered by a Luzerne County judge to stay in jail.

    Police: Prisoner defecated on holding cell floor

    WILKES-BARRE — City police officers had to put on hazardous material suits to remove a prisoner who defecated and urinated inside a holding cell Saturday.

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    With only a handful of ingredients, this is a dish dominated by the title items of pork and olives, so be forewarned, if you don’t like either, don’t bother with it. Distasteful of olives as a kid, I’ve developed a real appreciation, and this recipe from Sara Moulton packs a lot of flavor into a fairly simple effort.

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