Tuesday, February 7, 2023

New Luzerne County Manager Search Committee holds first meeting

In its first meeting Monday, Luzerne County’s three-citizen manager search committee agreed it will at least attempt to meet council’s tight requested deadline to recommend applicants for the top position.

Kingston native Rogers wins a Grammy at 65th Annual Grammy Award Show

WILKES-BARRE — Kingston native Matt Rogers won a Grammy at Sunday night’s 65th Annual Grammy Award Show.

Powerful 7.8 quake knocks down buildings in Turkey, Syria

ANKARA, Turkey — A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit southeast Turkey and Syria early Monday, toppling buildings and sending panicked residents pouring outside in a cold winter night. At least 100 were killed, and the toll was expected to rise.

Luzerne County may revisit tax-delinquent repository purchase procedures

A few purchase offers stick out in the latest batch of tax claim repository sales before Luzerne County Council because they are noticeably above the usual $500 or $1,000.

Chiefs, Eagles land in Phoenix, prepare for Super Bowl 57

PHOENIX — A few minutes after the Kansas City Chiefs and quarterback Patrick Mahomes landed in Phoenix, the pilot hung a “Chiefs Kingdom” flag out of the window as players, coaches and staff got off the plane and walked across the runway.

Brown delivers ‘State of the City’ address

WILKES-BARRE — Mayor George Brown laid it all out at Friday’s meeting of the Downtown Wilkes-Barre Business Association, calling it his “State of the City” report.

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Indiana reaches No. 2 in women’s AP Top 25; SC still No. 1

South Carolina beat a top opponent to remain No. 1 in The Associated Press women’s college basketball poll released Monday and now has a showdown with another one looming this weekend.

Purdue stays No. 1 in AP Top 25; NC State in at No. 22

Purdue’s unquestioned grip on No. 1 in The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll is gone after a weekend loss. That didn’t stop the Boilermakers from remaining at the top anyway.

Super Bowl opening night returns with circus atmosphere

PHOENIX — Nick Sirianni answered questions about Rocky, Santa Claus and even which of his players on the Philadelphia Eagles he’d want to date his 5-year-old daughter when she grows up.

Chiefs activate RB Edwards-Helaire off IR for Super Bowl

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs activated running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire from injured reserve Monday and placed wide receiver Mecole Hardman on the list for the second time as they finalize their roster for the Super Bowl.

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