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Monday, August 8, 2022

Trump says FBI conducting search of Mar-a-Lago estate

WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump said in a lengthy statement Monday that the FBI was conducting a search of his Mar-a-Lago estate and asserted that agents had broken open a safe. A person familiar with the matter said the action was related to a probe of whether Trump had taken classified records from his White House tenure to his Florida residence.

Singer, actress Olivia Newton-John dead at 73

NEW YORK — Olivia Newton-John, the Grammy-winning superstar who reigned on pop, country, adult contemporary and dance charts with such hits as “Physical” and “You’re the One That I Want” and won countless hearts as everyone’s favorite Sandy in the blockbuster film version of “Grease,” has died. She was 73.

Lights, camera, NEPA: Area filmmaker to debut two new projects

Fresh off his role on the team behind the Agnes 50th anniversary documentary, Lackawanna County-based filmmaker Bob Savakinus is part of two new productions set to debut at a Scranton-area drive-in this month.

‘An opportunity to grow the Jeep family’

WILKES-BARRE — The first annual Jeep Fury Fest brought Jeep aficionados to Kirby Park Sunday, for a chance to show off their vehicles and learn more about their favorite rides.

Toma receives standing ovation at local HOF induction

WILKES-BARRE — George Toma, the legendary head groundskeeper at all 56 NFL Super Bowls, was inducted into the Luzerne County Sports Hall of Fame John Louis Popple Chapter Sunday with 13 other local sports notables.

Families, lawmakers fear ‘devastating impact’ of First Hospital shutdown

KINGSTON — Jennifer Mickle-Symons said her 17-year-old son has been doing well in his treatment at First Hospital.

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Cardinals outslug Yankees 12-9 to complete 3-game sweep

ST. LOUIS — Nolan Arenado and Paul DeJong both homered and drove in four runs to help the St. Louis Cardinals outlast the New York Yankees 12-9 on Sunday, completing a three-game sweep.

Rose dismisses sexual misconduct questions at Phillies 1980 reunion

PHILADELPHIA — Pete Rose dismissed questions Sunday about his first appearance on the field in Philadelphia since the franchise scrapped 2017 plans to honor him because of a woman’s claim she had a sexual relationship with baseball’s hit king when she was a minor.

Little League: Pittston Area falls to Caln Township in Eastern Regional title game

WRIGHT TWP. — Pittston Area received two cracks at the Little League 8-10 Softball Eastern Regional title by having some offensive outbursts throughout the week-long tournament.

James Franklin talks training camp battles at Penn State media day

A week into training camp, Penn State coach James Franklin broke down the biggest questions for the Nittany Lions during Saturday’s preseason media day.

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