Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Genetti seeks dismissal of wrongful death lawsuit

WILKES-BARRE — Attorneys for hotel proprietor Gus Genetti has asked that a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the daughter of a man who died in a fire at the apartment complex be dismissed.

Democrats win control of Pennsylvania House, end GOP rule

HARRISBURG — Democrats won control of the Pennsylvania House in special elections Tuesday, wresting partial power from Republicans for the first time in a dozen years in the closely competitive swing state.

Potential reopening of Pittston/West Pittston bridge still under review

A proposed reopening of the Firefighters’ Memorial Bridge linking West Pittston and Pittston remains under review by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, which has the final say, Luzerne County officials said Tuesday.

Biden: US is ‘unbowed, unbroken’

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden called on Republicans in his State of the Union address Tuesday night to work with him to “finish the job” of rebuilding the economy and uniting the nation as he sought to overcome pessimism in the country and navigate political divisions in Washington.

WB Area officials: Education funding ruling ‘monumental,’ ‘historic’

WILKES-BARRE — After eight years of legal wrangling, COVID-19 delays and a lengthy trial, a Pennsylvania judge handed down what could be a transformative ruling Tuesday regarding state money for public education, siding with advocacy organizations, individuals and school districts — including Wilkes-Barre Area — that had joined to sue the state with a claim that the current funding system violates the state Constitution.

‘What home have we made for his son?’

WILKES-BARRE — In the end, even the hope-filled lyrics of “Amazing Grace” fell short as Wilkes University students and faculty gathered around the flagpoles for a vigil in memory of Tyre Nichols. Alicia Govens sang the widely used hymn of redemption to close the vigil, but choked up with tears on the last verse.

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Eagles general manager Howie Roseman again shows his resilience

PHOENIX — The “Howie! Howie! Howie” chants at the team’s send-off party in Philadelphia followed Eagles general manager Howie Roseman to Super Bowl opening night.

Jalen Hurts, Patrick Mahomes buoy Super Bowl teams amid QB injury spate

It matters that Patrick Mahomes is spectacularly talented, of course. Might matter just as much that he is almost always available for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Lafreniere scores in OT to lift Rangers over Flames

NEW YORK — Alexis Lafreniere scored 1:37 into overtime and Jaroslav Halak made 28 saves as the New York Rangers beat the Calgary Flames 5-4 on Monday night.

Clippers surge late, overcome Thomas’ 47 to top Nets 124-116

NEW YORK — Paul George scored 29 points, Kawhi Leonard added 24 and the Los Angeles Clippers overcame a career-high 47 points from Cam Thomas in his first start to beat the short-handed Brooklyn Nets 124-116 on Monday night.

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