Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Wilkes-Barre Mayor Brown’s 2023 budget in the works, run for 2nd term announced

WILKES-BARRE — What’s included in Mayor George Brown’s 2023 budget won’t be disclosed until next week, but he’s already announced he’ll run again.

Luzerne County names Matthews new coroner

Luzerne County has a new coroner: Jillian Matthews, county Judicial Services and Records Division Head Joan Hoggarth announced Tuesday evening.

Country legend Loretta Lynn dies at 90

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Loretta Lynn, the Kentucky coal miner’s daughter whose frank songs about life and love as a woman in Appalachia pulled her out of poverty and made her a pillar of country music, has died. She was 90.

Supplies being collected for victims of Ian

LEHMAN TWP. — As the world witnesses the devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Ian, one local business — and volunteers from one of our area’s most beloved institutions — are chipping to send aid down to the victims of the storm.

Feds vow major aid for Ian victims

FORT MYERS, Fla. — With the death toll from Hurricane Ian rising and hundreds of thousands of people without power in Florida and the Carolinas, U.S. officials vowed Sunday to unleash a massive amount of federal disaster aid as crews scrambled to rescue people stranded by the storm.

Event aims to draw attention to those wrongfully convicted

WILKES-BARRE — Powerful testimony from three men wrongfully imprisoned for crimes they did not commit underscored the mission highlighted by Pennsylvania Bikers for Justice on Sunday: The men and women victimized by wrongful conviction deserve help, and they deserve better.

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Countdown to opening night: WBS Penguins host students for preseason win

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins defeated the Hershey Bears 3-2 in their preseason opener on Wednesday morning at Mohegan Sun Arena.

Steelers turn to rookie Kenny Pickett to start at QB Sunday in Buffalo

PITTSBURGH — Mike Tomlin never had a definitive timeline on when to hand the keys to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense to Kenny Pickett.

PSU’s Franklin: Defensive end Smith Vilbert won’t play this season

Smith Vilbert opened the year with a breakout performance on New Year’s Day.

Local roundup: Wyoming Valley West girls soccer defeats Dallas

Veronica Warunek scored twice and Wyoming Valley West used a strong first half to take control of a 4-2 victory over Dallas in a WVC girls soccer matchup on Tuesday.

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