Saturday, December 10, 2022

2022 Golden Throne honors dedicated dad battling adversity

In the Lake-Lehman community, Christmas time means more than just cold weather and gifts under the tree: it means that you may just see a black-and-gold toilet decorating someone’s front lawn.

Ex-cop who kneeled on George Floyd’s back gets 3.5-year term

MINNEAPOLIS — The former Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on George Floyd’s back while another officer kneeled on the Black man’s neck was sentenced Friday to 3 1/2 years in prison.

‘I just don’t fit well into a traditional party system’

WASHINGTON — Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona announced Friday she has registered as an independent, a renegade move that could bolster her political brand but won’t upend the Democrats’ narrow Senate majority. She says she will not caucus with Republicans.

Wilkes-Barre City Council OKs 2023 budget, votes on service contracts

WILKES-BARRE — The city will have a balanced budget next year after City Council Thursday night approved the second and final reading of the ordinance to adopt the $53.2 million spending plan Mayor George Brown presented back in October.

Biden: ‘We are not giving up’ on Whelan

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s surprise announcement last July lacked any detail, but its meaning was crystal clear.

Crop One to open vertical indoor farming facility; bring new jobs to NEPA

HAZLE TWP. — Gov. Tom Wolf Thursday, in conjunction with CAN DO, announced that Crop One, an industry-leader in technology-driven indoor vertical farming, is opening a vertical farm in the Humboldt Industrial Park in Hazle Township, bringing 40 new full-time managerial and farm production jobs to the region.

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Penguins defenseman Letang returns to practice 10 days after stroke

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang returned to practice with his teammates Thursday, just 10 days after suffering the second stroke of his career.

Brittney Griner’s release celebrated by basketball world

Brittney Griner’s loved ones and extended basketball family were ecstatic when news broke Thursday about her release from a Russian prison and that she was on her way back to the United States.

Lionel Messi resumes World Cup quest as Argentina plays Netherlands

DOHA, Qatar — Lionel Messi up against Virgil van Dijk. The youngest coach at the World Cup taking on the oldest. South America versus Europe. A back catalog of famous meetings.

Phillies introduce Trea Turner after finalizing 11-year, $300M contract

PHILADELPHIA — Bryce Harper lobbed Philadelphia’s first recruiting pitch over the summer when the injured All-Star used a guest stint in the broadcast booth to advocate for the future free agent and his former Washington teammate.

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