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Thursday, June 13, 2024

Luzerne County Election Board debates oversight procedure changes

Luzerne County’s volunteer five-citizen Election Board started discussing changes Wednesday that could reduce the extensive time commitment required on Election Day and in the subsequent adjudication — without compromising oversight.

Blinken says some of Hamas’ proposed changes to a cease-fire plan in Gaza are workable and some not

BEIRUT — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday that mediators would keep trying to close an elusive cease-fire deal for Gaza after Hamas proposed changes to a U.S.-backed plan, some of which he said were “workable” and some not.

Supreme Court has a lot of work to do and little time to do it with a sizable case backlog

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is headed into its final few weeks with nearly half of the cases heard this year still undecided, including ones that could reshape the law on everything from guns to abortion to social media. The justices are also still weighing whether former President Donald Trump is immune from criminal prosecution in the election interference case against him, more than a month after hearing arguments.

State activates online mail ballot applications for Nov. 5 general

Voters interested in casting a mail ballot in the Nov. 5 presidential election can apply online through a newly redesigned, user-friendly application, the Pennsylvania Department of State announced Tuesday.

Explore the Pocono Mountains

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Region’s 3 Penn State branch campuses to transition to 1 chancellor

The region’s three Penn State branch campuses will soon be under the leadership of a single chancellor, according to a news release from the university.

Feeding America CEO visits Weinberg Food Bank, cites growing need

PITTSTON — Hunger is on the rise, while resources have been on a sharp decline since the pandemic years, according to Claire L. Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO of Feeding America, a national food bank.

President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, is convicted of all 3 felonies in federal gun trial

WILMINGTON, Del. — Hunter Biden was convicted Tuesday of all three felony charges related to the purchase of a revolver in 2018 when, prosecutors argued, the president’s son lied on a mandatory gun-purchase form by saying he was not illegally using or addicted to drugs.

County Manager Crocamo speaks at Chamber’s first ‘Public Power Policy Hour’

WILKES-BARRE — Before Luzerne County Manager Romilda Crocamo delivered her remarks at the first gathering of the Greater Wyoming Valley’s Chamber’s “Public Power Policy Hour,” she made one thing very clear.

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Stellar season continues for Adams, Pittston Area softball into state finals

HUGHESTOWN — There is one thing Pittston Area pitching sensation Gianna Adams will never accomplish in her high school career.

RailRiders dominate Red Wings, score 10 for fourth straight game

For the fourth straight game, the RailRiders finished with at least 10 runs.

Oilers’ Draisaitl avoids suspension for hit on Panthers’ Barkov, who could return for Game 3

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Leon Draisaitl is eligible to play for Edmonton in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final on Thursday night after avoiding a possible suspension. Time will tell on two other key players in the series.

Hats off to Scheffler. His collection of caps remind him of what took him to No. 1

PINEHURST, N.C. — Scottie Scheffler took two minutes to celebrate a big win at the Memorial, and then it was on to the next challenge — even though the next one is among the biggest in golf.

Mavericks need more long shots to fall in long-shot bid to rally against Celtics in NBA Finals

DALLAS — Luka Doncic’s message is simple for the struggling 3-point shooters around him, and with Dallas trailing Boston 2-0 while coming home for the NBA Finals.

Celtics’ Porzingis has rare tendon issue in lower left leg and is uncertain for Game 3

DALLAS — Kristaps Porzingis hasn’t played a game in Dallas since the Mavericks traded him nearly 2 1/2 years ago, and now it is uncertain if he will play there in Game 3 of the NBA Finals for the Boston Celtics.

Schwarber hits 2 homers, Wheeler picks up 8th straight win in Phillies’ 4-1 victory over Red Sox

BOSTON — Kyle Schwarber homered on the first pitch of the game — then added another solo shot in the fifth inning — and Zack Wheeler won his eighth straight decision on Tuesday night, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox.

Panthers now 2 wins from the Stanley Cup, top Oilers 4-1 for 2-0 lead in title series

SUNRISE, Fla. — Evan Rodrigues had two goals in the third period, Niko Mikkola and Aaron Ekblad also scored and the Florida Panthers beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-1 on Monday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Stanley Cup Final.

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