Luzerne County Election Board certifies Nov. 3 general election results

The Luzerne County Election Board’s three Democratic members voted Monday morning to certify the Nov. 3 general election results, while the two Republicans on the board opposed the certification.

Making a splash: Mitchell, Jazz agree on max extension

Donovan Mitchell got the life-changing news Sunday and immediately began celebrating. He ripped off his T-shirt, ran out of the house and leaped into the pool.

Browns step up without Garrett, down Eagles in steady rain

CLEVELAND — Kareem Hunt lifted off just inside the 5-yard line, soared over the head of Philadelphia’s Jalen Mills like an Olympic long jumper and landed in the end zone.

Steelers dominate skidding Jaguars 27-3, remain unbeaten

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Pittsburgh’s latest victory was picture perfect.

More than wins, losses at stake as basketball season arrives

As more than 300 teams prepare to start a season that will look nothing like any before it, the conversation isn’t so much about who will be cutting down the nets at the end of March Madness as much as it whether anyone will cut down the nets at all.

Field Hockey State Championship Notebook: Blue Knights made history with title

WHITEHALL – Faced with a chance to make history, Karen Klassner wanted her Wyoming Seminary field hockey team to make Saturday’s state final as much like any other game as possible.

No. 3 Ohio State holds off No. 9 Indiana 42-35

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Master Teague ran for a career-high 169 yards and two touchdowns, Justin Fields accounted for three scores and No. 3 Ohio State held off a comeback bid by Michael Penix Jr., Ty Fryfogle and No. 9 Indiana for a 42-35 victory Saturday.

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    Dietrich to screen documentary on ‘undisputed King of Rock and Roll’

    The “King” is coming to the Detrich for two days, by way of a feature-length documentary and concert film called “Elvis: That’s The Way It Is.”

    Life at Full Throttle: Surviving holidays without my mom

    With the holiday season approaching, I find myself thinking about my mom and missing her more than ever. Mom passed away three years ago from Parkinson’s Disease, just a few days before her 75th birthday. It was a hard-fought battle and was tough to watch.

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    Liz Weston: How small businesses can help workers save

    Donna Skemp of Bend, Oregon, struggled to save before she signed up for an automatic savings plan offered by her employer’s payroll services company. Now, some of her pay goes into a federally insured, interest-paying savings account that she can access any time with a debit card.

    ‘More people may die’: Biden urges Trump to aid transition

    WILMINGTON, Del. — President-elect Joe Biden warned of dire consequences if President Donald Trump and his administration continue to refuse to coordinate with his transition team on the coronavirus pandemic and block briefings on national security, policy issues and vaccine plans.

    ‘Not your traditional student’

    An award-winning photographer, a paraprofessional, a mother to two sons — there really aren’t a lot of roles that have eluded Angela Ceccarelli over the years.

    Two fugitives captured by Plains Township police

    PLAINS TWP. — Two men wanted by separate law enforcement agencies were captured by township police while investigating a noise complaint at the Red Roof Inn on Route 315.

    Magisterial district courts closed until Nov. 30; jury trials postponed through January 2021

    WILKES-BARRE — Substantial rises in positive COVID-19 cases in the region has prompted Luzerne County President Judge Michael T. Vough to postpone jury trials through January 2021 and close magisterial district courts until Nov. 30.

    West Wyoming police charge woman with abandoning dog

    WEST WYOMING — A woman from Wilkes-Barre is facing animal cruelty charges alleging she abandoned a 6-year-old Boxer/Pit Bull mix on the side of West Eighth Street earlier this week.

    President judge sentences Mercado, Reyes for deadly stabbing

    WILKES-BARRE — A day after a Luzerne County jury found Reynaldo Mercado responsible for the stabbing death of Fred Boote in 2018, President Judge Michael T. Vough sentenced him to life in prison with no possibility of parole after an emotional hearing held at the Mohegan Sun Arena Thursday morning.

    Central Court shut down due to possible Covid exposure

    WILKES-BARRE — Luzerne County Central Court will close until Nov. 30 due to a possible COVID-19 exposure this week.