Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Wildfires lead to unhealthy air in NEPA; RailRiders postpone game

A pall of haze hung over Northeastern Pennsylvania on Tuesday as smoke from Canadian wildfires drifted across a large swath of the United States.

Former Vice President Pence files paperwork launching 2024 presidential bid in challenge to Trump

NEW YORK — Former Vice President Mike Pence filed paperwork on Monday declaring his campaign for president in 2024, setting up a challenge to his former boss, Donald Trump, just two years after their time in the White House ended with an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and Pence fleeing for his life.

Ukraine keeps up pressure following Russian declaration of victory in Bakhmut

OUTSIDE BAKHMUT, Ukraine — Watching imagery from a drone camera overhead, Ukrainian battalion commander Oleg Shiryaev warned his men in nearby trenches that Russian forces were advancing across a field toward a patch of trees outside the city of Bakhmut.

Biden signs debt ceiling bill that pulls US back from brink of unprecedented default

WASHINGTON — With just two days to spare, President Joe Biden signed legislation on Saturday that lifts the nation’s debt ceiling, averting an unprecedented default on the federal government’s debt.

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Ruth’s Place Women’s Shelter hosts annual Walk for Hope

WILKES-BARRE— A yearly tradition made its way back to Wilkes-Barre on Saturday afternoon, marking a very important fundraising event for a local homeless shelter.

W-B Area program lets students become teachers

PLAINS TWP. — Ingrid wasn’t sure if she wanted to teach, now she is.

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PIAA girls lacrosse: Crestwood battles to the end vs. Gwynedd Mercy in state opener

WRIGHT TWP. — Fighting to the very end, the Crestwood girls lacrosse team shook off a rough first half and took District 1’s Gwynedd Mercy Academy right down to the wire on Tuesday.

PGA Tour and European tour agree to merge with Saudis and end LIV Golf feud

The PGA Tour abruptly dropped its expensive fight with Saudi Arabia’s LIV Golf venture on Tuesday and instead announced a stunning merger that creates a global operation featuring the world’s top players backed by the Saudis’ massive wealth.

Flyers trade defenseman, WBS Knights alum Ivan Provorov to Blue Jackets in 3-team deal

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers have traded Ivan Provorov, sending away the defenseman who boycotted the team’s Pride night as part of a three-team trade that included the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Los Angeles Kings.

Nola takes no-hitter into 7th, Turner has 2 HRs as Phillies beat Tigers 8-3

PHILADELPHIA — Aaron Nola took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and struck out 12, Trea Turner homered twice among his four hits, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Detroit Tigers 8-3 Monday night for their third straight win.

Golden Knights take 2-0 lead in Stanley Cup Final with 7-2 win over Panthers

LAS VEGAS — Jonathan Marchessault scored twice and started an early blitz that chased the NHL’s hottest postseason goalie, and Adin Hill continued his stellar play as the Vegas Golden Knights seized control of the Stanley Cup Final with a 7-2 victory over the Florida Panthers to take a 2-0 series lead Monday night.

H.S. Baseball: Dallas batters Esperanza Academy

LEHMAN TWP. – There was no change to Dallas’ approach, not even after a coveted district championship.

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