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Family Service Association appoints Krzywicki grant writer/outreach specialist

WILKES-BARRE — Family Service Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania (FSA) recently named Paul Krzywicki of Mountain Top as the nonprofit organization’s grant writer and community outreach specialist.

Truex outlasts teammate Hamlin to win again at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Martin Truex Jr. admits to being surprised by his success at Martinsville Speedway.

Japanese golfer makes history at Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The pressure was even more than Hideki Matsuyama could have imagined when he stood on the first tee Sunday at Augusta National. So was the emotion when he walked off the 18th green as the first Masters champion from golf-mad Japan.

A reluctant star heads home with the green jacket

AUGUSTA, Ga. — His were the only pair of hands on the club. Millions of his countrymen will want a piece of Hideki Matsuyama now. Considering how much he values his privacy, it could be quite the interesting tug of war.

Penguins shut out in Hershey

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins lost 2-0 to the Hershey Bears at Giant Center on Sunday afternoon.

Asplund, Skinner lift Buffalo to comeback win over Flyers

PHILADELPHIA — Rasmus Asplund and Jeff Skinner scored 25 seconds apart late in the third period to lead the Buffalo Sabres to a 5-3 comeback victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday.

Mikoliczyk contributes to all-star game victory

WILKES-BARRE – Wyoming Area’s Jesse Mikoliczyk was the leading rebounder for the Blue Friday night when it defeated the Red, 100-99, in the boys game of the Wyoming Valley Conference Senior Basketball All-Star doubleheader.

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    Life at Full Throttle: Fresh spring artichokes bring back childhood memories

    I spotted fresh artichokes when shopping in the produce aisle at the grocery store the other day.

    The Dietrich Theater to partner with WVIA to bring American Portrait – The Story of Us to the big screen.

    The Dietrich Theater is excited to partner with WVIA to bring American Portrait – The Story of Us to the big screen.

    ESU junior wins Council of Retail and Sales Outstanding Student Award

    East Stroudsburg University student Hayley A. Cosgrove, a junior majoring in business management from Saylorsburg, won the “Outstanding Student Award” for the Council of Retail and Sales case contest at DeSales University. The contest was sponsored by Sherwin-Williams. Along with the first place trophy, Cosgrove received a $125 prize. To enter the contest, Cosgrove submitted an application, resume, one-page executive summary, and a short (three-to-five minute) video explaining her ideas about the future of retail.

    AllOne Foundation, 2 area COGs honored with Governor’s Local Government Excellence Award

    Three organizations in the state’s 14th Senatorial District have been awarded the Governor’s Award for Local Government Excellence, state Sen. John Yudichak I-Swoyersville, announced.

    Medical support company brings preventative care mission to WB

    WILKES-BARRE — In his young life, Mendel Erlenwein has made many stops.

    Liz Weston: The high price of money shame

    The U.S. suicide rate has risen dramatically in recent years, and certified money coach Tammy Lally of Washington, D.C., is convinced money shame is a contributing factor.

    Kingston police arrest alleged cocaine trafficker

    KINGSTON — Police and the Luzerne County Drug Task Force say they arrested Alex Bonilla, 25, of Wilkes-Barre, on charges he was distributing quantities of cocaine in the area.

    Edwardsville police identify suspect in shooting

    EDWARDSVILLE — Borough police obtained an arrest warrant charging Shamel M. Williams, 23, with shooting a woman and endangering at least two children in the Hilltop Apartment complex earlier this week.

    Police: Drug trafficker tossed firearm under vehicle

    WILKES-BARRE — A loaded firearm was found under a vehicle being seized by city police when a suspected drug trafficker was arrested Thursday.

    Wilkes-Barre man charged with trespassing on railroad property

    WHITE HAVEN — Police with Reading and Northern Railroad filed trespassing charges against a Wilkes-Barre man who claims he only placed coins on tracks.

    Police: Argument led to shooting inside Wilkes-Barre home

    WILKES-BARRE — City police say they charged a 22-year-old man who discharged a round from a firearm and took another man into custody on an outstanding warrant while investigating gunfire inside a Carey Avenue residence Wednesday.

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