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Thursday, August 11, 2022

Putting Pittston in the spotlight

PITTSTON — Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Acting Secretary Neil Weaver toured downtown Pittston as part the Wolf Administration’s Investments in Communities program on Wednesday.

Luzerne County exploring security cameras for drop boxes

Luzerne County may provide its own security cameras for mail ballot drop boxes, which would address a frequent criticism that the county cannot guarantee access to video recordings belonging to outside entities hosting the boxes.

Wanted man dies after being shot by police in Hazle Twp.

An individual wanted by the U.S. Marshals on drug and gun charges was shot and killed in Hazle Township after the suspect fired his own weapon at officers pursuing him.

Fork Over Love kicks off August food drives

WILKES-BARRE — Fork Over Love kicked off its round of August food drives Wednesday afternoon in the Highmark parking lot at 19 N. Main St. downtown — a fitting location given Highmark’s recent donation to the local non-profit — as volunteers showed up to pack meals to be delivered directly to homes by DoorDash drivers.

Trump says he took the Fifth in New York civil investigation

NEW YORK — Former President Donald Trump invoked his Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination as he testified under oath Wednesday in the New York attorney general’s long-running civil investigation into his business dealings.

Luzerne County Council advances drop box ordinance, confirms division head

A Luzerne County Council majority advanced an ordinance prohibiting the use of county staff or resources to transport mail ballot drop boxes to sites approved by the county election board.

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Serena Williams says ‘countdown has begun’ to retirement from tennis

Saying “the countdown has begun,” 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams announced Tuesday she is ready to step away from tennis so she can turn her focus to having another child and her business interests, presaging the end of a career that transcended sports.

Federal judge denies LIV golfers bid for PGA Tour postseason

SAN JOSE, Calif. — A federal judge in California has ruled three golfers who joined Saudi-backed LIV Golf will not be able to compete in the PGA Tour’s postseason.

Penn State opens season sitting just outside of Coaches Top 25 Poll

For the first time in six years, Penn State won’t start the season ranked in the top 25 of the coaches poll.

WBS Penguins add Sheldon Brookbank to coaching staff as assistant

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced Monday that Sheldon Brookbank has been hired as an assistant coach.

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