Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Some Luzerne County voters will head to the polls today

Voters in 18 Luzerne County municipalities will head to the polls today for a special election to replace former state Sen. John Gordner.

Downtown goes green

WILKES-BARRE — It’s no secret that Northeastern Pennsylvania has a particular love for the Philadelphia Eagles, and with the Eagles playing Sunday for a chance to advance to the Super Bowl, a sea of green and white took over a few popular bars in downtown Wilkes-Barre.

‘A place of employment for everyone’

PITTSTON — Just over a month out from a scheduled March 1 start date, NEPA Inclusive held a job fair Saturday to seek out workers for the organization’s new Coffee Inclusive coffee shop.

Sweet dreams are made of cheese

JENKINS TWP. — Kelly Lord has worn a few different hats over the years — business owner, baker, performer, just to name a few.

In 67 minutes of video, brutality followed by nonchalance

If you stumbled on the scene too late, you might have missed him there, bloodied and beaten.

Memphis police disband unit that beat Tyre Nichols

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis police chief on Saturday disbanded the city’s so-called Scorpion unit, citing a “cloud of dishonor” from newly released video that showed some of its officers beating Tyre Nichols to death after stopping the Black motorist.

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Purdue a unanimous No. 1 in AP Top 25; Vols up to No. 2

Purdue became this season’s first unanimous No. 1 team in the AP Top 25 men’s college basketball poll Monday after wins over Michigan and Michigan State last week as chaos ensued behind the Boilermakers among other ranked teams.

South Carolina tops women’s AP Top 25; Ohio State tumbles

It was a rough week for Ohio State, which lost all three of its games and tumbled down the AP Top 25 as a result.

McIlroy overcomes Reed, wins Dubai Desert Classic by 1 shot

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Rory McIlroy watched his 15-foot birdie putt roll into the cup, clenched his fist and let out a roar to celebrate a victory that felt bigger and sweeter than most.

Rashada case in Florida highlights issues in NIL, recruiting

Broken promises and unrealistic expectations have been part of college football recruiting for as long as coaches have been pitching their programs in living rooms across America.

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