TL Cares: Congratulations, Karen Orzello

PITTSTON — Karen Orzello has been a Times Leader reader “for as long as I can remember.”


King’s kickers make history in win over Albright

WILKES-BARRE — The King’s College Monarchs football team made history today en route to a 51-12 dominant home win over the visiting Albright College Lions on Saturday afternoon in McCarthy Stadium in Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) play.

Lindberg steals the show in Penguins’ historic opening-night win

WILKES-BARRE – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins kicked off their 2021-22 season with pulse-pumping, 2-1 victory over the Lehigh Valley Phantoms on opening night at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.

Riley’s game-winning single in 9th lifts Braves past Dodgers

ATLANTA (AP) — A couple of clutch swings from breakout slugger Austin Riley got the underdog Atlanta Braves off to a fast start in the NL Championship Series.

Grand game: Boston’s 2 slams lead 9-5 ALCS win over Astros

HOUSTON (AP) — J.D. Martinez and Rafael Devers helped the Red Sox have a grand old time in Houston.

Cowboys poised to beat Belichick-led Patriots for 1st time

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Ezekiel Elliott didn’t have to think long this week about what he remembered most about Dallas’ last visit to New England in 2019.

Steelers eye momentum as Seahawks face life without Wilson

PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger is encouraged. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, however, is not convinced his team’s early offensive struggles are firmly in the rearview mirror.

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    Plymouth man charged with child pornography

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    Former C&Y director pleads guilty to child endangerment, obstruction

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    Dallas man sentenced on child pornography charges

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    Not from a box, but worth the wait: Beef Stroganoff from scratch

    I have made beef Stroganoff in the past, if you count “Hamburger Helper” in college as “making” the dish. Otherwise, this stab at the recipe from my brother’s collection (“Uncle Jake’s Favorite Recipes”) was my first try, and considering how late I started cooking thanks to work demands, the boxed stuff sure would have been a smarter choice time-wise. MT & I ended up not having dinner that night until 9 p.m.