Rep. Mullery bill would hold hospitals, nursing homes to high standards

NEWPORT TWP. — State Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Newport Township, recently introduced legislation that would hold hospitals and nursing homes to higher standards for providing care to our loved ones.

76ers-Thunder called off as virus concerns still trouble league

Another NBA game was called off Sunday because of coronavirus concerns, and the Memphis Grizzlies said center Jonas Valanciunas will not play Monday because of the league’s health and safety protocols.

Chen wins fifth straight title

LAS VEGAS — Dick Button has always been the measuring stick for American men figure skaters. And no wonder, with seven straight U.S. titles and two Olympic gold medals.

Australian Open: 72 tennis players in lockdown after virus cases on flights

A further 25 tennis players were forced into quarantine in Australia ahead of the season’s first tennis major after another positive coronavirus test on a charter flight, taking the total number of competitors isolating in hotel rooms to 72 on Sunday.

Long road to normalcy: Virtual village connects marathoners

BOSTON — Organizers of the Boston Marathon — postponed indefinitely because of the coronavirus pandemic — have launched a virtual Athletes’ Village to reproduce at least some of the camaraderie of the real thing.

Saints’ Brees sees playoff clash with Brady’s Bucs as fate

NEW ORLEANS — Drew Brees periodically discusses his long, extraordinary NFL journey in terms of fate and destiny.

Similarities abound for Browns, Chiefs in first playoff game

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Despite their long and storied histories, with the Cleveland Browns having joined the NFL in 1950 and the Kansas City Chiefs with the AFL-NFL merger some 16 years later, the two franchises have rarely met — and never in the playoffs.

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    Beyond the Byine: A look inside Albert Young’s Journal

    PLYMOUTH — Steve Kondrad, a member of the board of directors of the Plymouth Historical Society, said Albert Young’s journal is an eyewitness account of everyday life in Plymouth in the 1880s and 1890s.

    Seeking Serenity: Car problems, the Wild West and what it means to be an American

    You’d think that after the events of the last year I’d be used to being stuck at home.

    Around Town: Taking a break to sit down #OnTheStacks

    During the pandemic, there have also been many blessings that have come to light.

    Poet Amanda Gorman, 22, will read at Biden inaugural

    NEW YORK — At age 22, poet Amanda Gorman, chosen to read at the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, already has a history of writing for official occasions.

    John Phillips: A businessman constantly evolving

    WEST PITTSTON – John Phillips, at the age of 40, has led a very interesting life.

    Indian partying hotspot Goa counts losses, braces for change

    GOA, India — The sun’s golden rays fall on Goa’s smooth, sandy beaches every evening, magical as ever but strangely quiet and lonely. This holiday season, few visitors are enjoying the celebrated sunsets in the Indian party hotspot.

    HBO Max follows Wolfgang Puck Catering

    NEW YORK — Cooking a meal for a big group is always stressful. So just imagine cooking for over 1,000 guests. Now make those guests white-hot celebrities like Brad Pitt.

    First female police officer hired in Kingston Township

    KINGSTON TWP. — Township Police Chief Michael A. Moravec called newly hired Courtney Hontz “an asset.”

    Woman charged with hiding fugitive, endangering children

    WILKES-BARRE — A woman was arraigned on charges she hid a man wanted by authorities and endangered two children when syringes were found in their play area, according to court records.

    Alleged drug peddler found hiding under blankets

    WILKES-BARRE — City police arrested a man they say was selling crack cocaine from his residence on New Market Street since December.

    WBPD arrest woman for stabbing at motel

    WILKES-BARRE — City police charged a woman on a felony assault charge alleging she stabbed another woman at a motel earlier this month.

    West Pittston robbery suspect arrested by U.S. Marshals

    WEST PITTSTON — A man wanted on an arrest warrant charging him with robbing a convenient store in November was captured late Thursday.

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