Saturday, July 2, 2022

Trump’s vulnerabilities for 2024 mount after new testimony

SIOUX CENTER, Iowa — Stunning new revelations about former President Donald Trump’s fight to overturn the 2020 election have exposed growing political vulnerabilities just as he eyes another presidential bid.

4th of July events set for Wilkes-Barre and surrounding areas

This Fourth of July weekend, families all over the area will have a number of chances to catch the fireworks, as several municipalities in Luzerne County and the surrounding areas have their own firework shows scheduled throughout the weekend.

W-B Farmers Market opens with plenty of produce

The Wilkes-Barre Farmers Market opened on Thursday, with plenty of produce, ranging from asparagus to snow peas to those little cucumbers that people like to pickle.

Pennsylvania to begin fiscal year without a budget

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s new fiscal year will begin without a state budget in place, as Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration and top Republican lawmakers haltingly worked through Thursday’s deadline to hammer out a roughly $42 billion spending plan whose details were still largely being kept secret.

144th annual Wyoming Monument ceremony set for Monday, July 4

WYOMING — The Wyoming Commemorative Association will hold its 144th annual observance at the Wyoming Monument National Historic Site, Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming, on Monday, July 4, at 10 a.m.

Commonwealth Court blocks Wolf’s bridge tolling plan

HARRISBURG — A state court on Thursday permanently blocked Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan to toll as many as nine major bridges on interstates in Pennsylvania, including here in Luzerne County.

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Bruins hire Montgomery as coach to replace Cassidy

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins have hired Jim Montgomery as their new coach, giving the hockey lifer another chance at an NHL head-coaching job less than three years since he lost his first one.

San Jose Sharks fire coach Bob Boughner, assistants

San Jose Sharks coach Bob Boughner and his staff were fired two months after the regular season ended, a move the team said it made to clear the decks for the next general manager to pick new leadership behind the bench.

Little League: Back Mountain American hands Sowyersville/West Side first loss

Back Mountain American broke open a tie game by scoring five runs in the top of the third inning,and the held on to defeat Swoyersville/West Side 8-6 Friday in District 31 Little League Major Baseball.

Wimbledon wild-card entry outside top 100 gets Djokovic next

WIMBLEDON, England — It is, to be sure, the stuff of movies: An oft-injured guy ranked outside the top 100, making his Grand Slam debut thanks to a wild card, knocks out two seeded players on his way to a fourth-round matchup at Wimbledon against none other than No. 1 Novak Djokovic, the three-time defending champion.

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