Friday, January 27, 2023

Relocation of Kingston magisterial court office proposed

Luzerne County Court officials are seeking approval to relocate the offices of District Judge James Haggerty from Kingston to the county-owned West Side Annex in Forty Fort.

A new painting, new insight for Old King Coal

WILKES-BARRE — The painting depicts a coal breaker that stood a short distance from the artwork’s new home, the children and adults almost floating hauntingly in the foreground, some based on photos of real people who worked at the Dorrance Colliery.

New barrage of Russian strikes in Ukraine kills at least 11

KYIV, Ukraine — Russia fired more missiles and self-exploding drones at nearly a dozen Ukrainian provinces early Thursday, causing the first war-related death in Kyiv this year and killing at least 11 people overall, according to Ukrainian authorities.

US economy slowed but still grew last quarter

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy expanded at a 2.9% annual pace from October through December, ending 2022 with momentum despite the pressure of high interest rates and widespread fears of a looming recession.

WB City Council OKs permanent use of garbage stickers

WILKES-BARRE — Mayor George Brown’s proposal to make garbage disposal easier for residents stuck Thursday, as City Council approved the mayor’s request to make the city’s sticker system a permanent one.

AVP: Airport saw passenger boardings continue to grow in 2022

PITTSTON TWP. — Carl R. Beardsley, executive director at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, Thursday reported to the Bi-County Airport Board that passenger boardings continued to grow in 2022, seeing an increase of 23.9% versus 2021.

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H.S. Girls Basketball: Wilkes-Barre Area rallies late to defeat Wyoming Valley West

PLYMOUTH — Should the opportunity present itself for Wilkes-Barre Area in the final seconds, the idea was to attack the basket.

WBS Penguins can’t hold early lead in 3-2 loss at Rochester

A two-game trip to New York led to no points in the standings for the Penguins, who once again find themselves without their top goaltender.

Associated Press announces finalists for NFL season-long awards

Jalen Hurts, Justin Jefferson and Patrick Mahomes are finalists for The Associated Press 2022 NFL Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year awards.

Chiefs’ QB Patrick Mahomes to practice as usual on sprained ankle

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes walked through Arrowhead Stadium as if nothing was amiss Wednesday, his sprained right ankle hardly hampering the All-Pro quarterback as he began preparing for the AFC title game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

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