All county ZIP codes reported fewer than 60 new cases

For the first time since March 12, every one of the 41 Luzerne County ZIP codes tracked by the Times Leader reported fewer than 60 new cases of COVID-19 last week. And only one code, Wilkes-Barre’s 18702, reported more than 40, with 57 new cases.

First-place RailRiders stay hot, improve to 8-2 with win over Lehigh Valley

It’s only 10 games into the season. But the RailRiders are already making their case to be top team in the Northeast Division.

‘No secrets’ as unique NHL playoffs set to open Saturday night

There will be no mysteries when Tampa Bay and Florida meet in the first round of the playoffs after facing off eight times this season and twice in the past week. Same deal for Montreal and Toronto, who have played 10 times since mid-January.

Medina Spirit cleared to run; Preakness back to semi-normal

BALTIMORE — Fans are back at Pimlico Race Course to witness another chance at a Triple Crown.

Local roundup: Berwick’s Emily Novicki fans 16, hits for cycle in softball victory

Berwick’s Emily Novicki struck out 16 and hit for the cycle as the Dawgs defeated Wilkes-Barre Area 16-4 in six innings Friday in Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1 softball.

Dallas girls track and field claims WVC Division 1 title with win at Pittston Area

YATESVILLE — An earlier rescheduling put the championship-deciding meet in the season-ending spotlight for the Dallas and Pittston Area girls.

H.S. Baseball: Dallas’ Chris Killian throws no-hitter against Wyoming Valley West

Chris Killian threw a no-hitter with 10 strikeouts as Dallas defeated Wyoming Valley West 2-0 Thursday in a Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1 baseball game.

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    Penn State Hazleton schedules vaccine clinic

    Penn State Hazleton to host Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine clinic May 19

    Waverly Comm announces winners of 5K Waverly Waddle

    A little rain and cooler temperatures did not deter more than 100 runners and walkers from participating in the Waverly Waddle 5K Run/Walk to honor mothers and caregivers on Saturday, May 8 at the Waverly Community House.

    ‘Because I love it’

    “I’m a dance minor because I love it,” said Morgan Johnson from Bethlehem, who is a pyschology major at Wilkes University. “That’s one of the great things about Wilkes. You have the freedom to do whatever you want to do.”

    Public transit hopes to win back riders after crushing year

    WASHINGTON — Taking the Los Angeles Metro for his first trip in months, Brad Hudson felt a moment of normalcy when the train rolled into the South Pasadena, California, station, harkening back to his daily commute into LA before the coronavirus pandemic.

    Liz Weston: 8 ½ birthdays that can affect your finances

    You hit a lot of milestone birthdays when you’re young. There’s your first birthday, of course, and also the one where you turn 10 (finally, double digits!). At 13, you’re a teenager. At 16, you’re probably thinking about driving. At 18, you can vote; at 21, you can get into bars.

    Hirthler recognized by Barron’s as a 2021 top financial advisor

    WILKES-BARRE — Michael Hirthler of Jacobi Capital Management in Wilkes-Barre was recently recognized among the Top 1,200 Financial Advisors in America by Barron’s.

    Suspect in two homicides meets definition of ‘serial killer,’ prosecutor says

    BUTLER TWP. — A man who prosecutors say meets the definition of a serial killer was charged with a second homicide and is a person-of-interest in the 2005 disappearance of a Michigan woman.

    Alleged prostitute arraigned in sex tape extortion case

    WILKES-BARRE — A woman accused of threatening to expose a self-made sex tape with a Luzerne County attorney was arraigned on prostitution and extortion related offenses Thursday.

    Police: Thief threatened store clerk with knife

    WILKES-BARRE — City police arrested Erik Joseph Benner, 34, after he allegedly brandished a knife and threatened an employee at Home Depot.

    Former secretary of Duryea church sentenced

    WILKES-BARRE — A jail sentence for Denise Ann Decker, who admitted to stealing nearly $100,000 from Nativity of Our Lord Parish in Duryea while working as a secretary, would be equivalent to a death sentence, her attorney said Thursday.

    Inmate arraigned on charges he attacked counselor at SCI-Dallas

    KINGSTON TWP. — A state inmate serving a life sentence for a homicide in Philadelphia was arraigned Thursday on charges he assaulted a counselor inside the State Correctional Institution at Dallas, Jackson Township.