Thursday, October 6, 2022

Federal agents looking at possible tax charges against Hunter Biden, report says

After a multiyear probe, federal agents believe they have assembled a sufficient case for tax crime charges to be filed against Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, The Washington Post reported Thursday.

Biden pardons thousands for ‘simple possession’ of marijuana

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is pardoning thousands of Americans convicted of “simple possession” of marijuana, as his administration takes a dramatic step toward decriminalizing the drug and addressing charging practices that disproportionately impact people of color.

Pa. Treasurer Garrity calls for end to ‘harsh restrictions’ at Wilkes-Barre VA

Pennsylvania Treasurer Stacy Garrity, a veteran who served in the Middle East, is calling on the Biden administration to end what she calls “the harsh restrictions in place” at the Wilkes-Barre Veterans Administration Medical Center in Plains Township.

You can’t beat the taste of a farm-fresh tomato

Summer had just turned to autumn when the Times Leader taste testers experienced one of the simple joys of harvest time — juicy tomatoes, simply prepared.

Luzerne Foundation Nonprofit Forum sees $160K awarded

WILKES-BARRE — The Luzerne Foundation Wednesday held its ninth Nonprofit Forum, awarding $150,000 in grants to 20 organizations and the Times Leader Media Group added $10,000 from its Book of Dreams Fund, donating four grants of $2,500 each.

Wilkes-Barre Mayor Brown’s 2023 budget in the works, run for 2nd term announced

WILKES-BARRE — What’s included in Mayor George Brown’s 2023 budget won’t be disclosed until next week, but he’s already announced he’ll run again.

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Countdown to opening night: WBS Penguins host students for preseason win

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins defeated the Hershey Bears 3-2 in their preseason opener on Wednesday morning at Mohegan Sun Arena.

Steelers turn to rookie Kenny Pickett to start at QB Sunday in Buffalo

PITTSBURGH — Mike Tomlin never had a definitive timeline on when to hand the keys to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense to Kenny Pickett.

PSU’s Franklin: Defensive end Smith Vilbert won’t play this season

Smith Vilbert opened the year with a breakout performance on New Year’s Day.

Local roundup: Wyoming Valley West girls soccer defeats Dallas

Veronica Warunek scored twice and Wyoming Valley West used a strong first half to take control of a 4-2 victory over Dallas in a WVC girls soccer matchup on Tuesday.

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