91 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Luzerne County on Monday; 1 death

WILKES-BARRE — The latest Department of Health report on Monday showed Luzerne County with 91 new cases of COVID-19 and one new death. The county’s death count is at 865.


Rodgers rallies Packers past 49ers 30-28

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — With only seconds to play and no timeouts, Aaron Rodgers had no doubt where he’d look to drive the Green Bay Packers to a game-winning kick.

Yankees sweep, beat Red Sox 6-3 to take AL wild-card lead

BOSTON — Yankees manager Aaron Boone watched two of his Gold Glove fielders drop easy popups to hand the Red Sox the lead.

RailRiders drop final home game of the season

The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders fell to the Syracuse Mets 5-1 on Sunday afternoon at PNC Field. It was the final home game of the season for the RailRiders.

Palou becomes first Spaniard to win IndyCar championship

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Alex Palou raised the Spanish flag over his head and hugged every teammate he could find. The first championship trophy of his professional career at last in his hands, he planted his lips on the Astor Cup and savored a dream come true.

NASCAR: Hamlin holds off Elliott, takes first win in Vegas

LAS VEGAS — Turns out 21 was Denny Hamlin’s lucky number in Vegas.

Hurts, Prescott set for 1st meeting as Eagles visit Cowboys

ARLINGTON, Texas — Dak Prescott’s first home game since the star Dallas quarterback’s gruesome ankle injury at AT&T Stadium last October is the second chance for Philadelphia’s Jalen Hurts to beat the Cowboys in his home state.

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    Jackie Calmes: Only Republicans want to keep this silly charade over the debt limit

    For all the nation’s problems — resurgent COVID-19, tragic weather extremes and the economic tolls of both — you’d think political leaders wouldn’t crash us into an easily avoidable crisis as well. Yet here we are, facing the catastrophic threat of defaulting on the federal debt.

    Around Town: A great night for an even better cause

    I always say the Wyoming Valley is filled with people who care.

    St. Nicholas Harvest Festival to feature Chili Cook-Off

    With games, music, theme baskets, a 50-50 raffle and the chance to feast on food ranging from bratwurst to empanadas, you might think you’re at a summer bazaar if you visit the grounds of St. Nicholas Church in Wilkes-Barre from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2.

    St. Mary’s Antiochian Orthodox Church taking orders for Oct. 2 food festival

    St. Mary’s Antiochian Orthodox Church, 905 South Main St. , Wilkes-Barre, is taking pre-orders for various Middle Eastern food items. Menu items such as kibbee and stuffed grape leaves can be found on the church website at stmaryorthodox.com . Orders can be placed by following the link on the website, or by calling 570-823-6692, or 570-829-7090. Various desserts will be available for purchase at the time of pick up. All orders must be picked up at the church hall on Oct. 2 between the hours of 2 and 5 p.m. All CDC rules will be followed. Shown are members of St Mary’s food festival committee:Norman Namey, Jenell Fort, John Moses, Alyssa Fort, Kate Namey and the Rev. George Alberts.

    New dentists return to the area they love: NEPA

    KINGSTON — Two new dentists recently started practicing in Kingston, but the practice they’ve joined is anything but new.

    Travel in Canada is a prize for the vaccinated and vigilant

    KAMOURASKA, Quebec — When the pandemic descended, the boundless vistas and insane sunsets of Kamouraska became a distant, unattainable dream for this bicyclist from Virginia. This is one of Quebec’s most beautiful places and, for me, a yearly touchstone I could no longer touch.

    Millennial Money: 5 steps to level up your side hustle

    The pandemic isn’t crushing the entrepreneurial spirit. It’s fueling it.

    ‘You took a great man from us’

    WILKES-BARRE — Tremaine Jamison apologized to the family of Devon Brown who died from a gunshot wound during a scuffle at a kindergarten graduation party in May 2017.

    Plymouth man arrested on plan to kill ex-girlfriend

    HANOVER TWP. — A Plymouth man was arrested on allegations he planned to kill his ex-girlfriend with a fatal dose of heroin to prevent her from testifying against him at a court proceeding Thursday.

    Man arrested on allegations he abused mother

    PITTSTON TWP. — Township police arrested a man they allege abused, neglected and assaulted his 73-year-old mother for more than two years.

    Dallas man illegally in U.S. indicted on firearm offenses

    SCRANTON — A man from Dallas was indicted by a federal grand jury last week on firearm offenses.

    Court Briefs

    Corruption charges withdrawn

    Pizza for those who love meat and heat

    Since buying the Pasta & Pizza Presto cookbook (Maxine Clarke and Shirley Gill) — on a previously mentioned trip to Vermont — I’ve made Fiorentina (with spinach, though I skipped the egg in the center), Marinara (tomato and garlic, no cheese), and smoked chicken with yellow peppers and sun-dried tomato pizzas, to name a few.

    Old-fashioned muffins feature ‘PYO blueberries’ from Whistle Pig

    Last summer the three blueberry bushes in my mother’s backyard in Wilkes-Barre held so much fruit it seemed as if I could pick a couple hundred berries in just a few minutes. And by the time I was finished picking them, I’d notice more had ripened.