Friday, January 27, 2023

Prison time for insurrectionist who attacked Capitol officer that later died

WASHINGTON — A New Jersey man who joined a mob’s attack on the U.S. Capitol was sentenced Friday to more than six years in prison for using pepper spray to assault police officers, one of whom died a day after the siege.

Memphis authorities release video in Tyre Nichols’ death

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis authorities released more than an hour of footage Friday of the violent beating of Tyre Nichols in which officers held the Black motorist down and struck him repeatedly as he screamed for his mother.

Jury convicts Wilkes-Barre man of raping child

WILKES-BARRE — A Luzerne County jury on Friday convicted a Wilkes-Barre man of raping a then 5-year-old girl in 2020 and 2021.

Ongoing State Police investigation at Noxen property

NOXEN TWP. – Pennsylvania State Police have been at Simon’s Auto Parts in Noxen for two days, conducting a criminal investigation.

Relocation of Kingston magisterial court office proposed

Luzerne County Court officials are seeking approval to relocate the offices of District Judge James Haggerty from Kingston to the county-owned West Side Annex in Forty Fort.

A new painting, new insight for Old King Coal

WILKES-BARRE — The painting depicts a coal breaker that stood a short distance from the artwork’s new home, the children and adults almost floating hauntingly in the foreground, some based on photos of real people who worked at the Dorrance Colliery.

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H.S. Girls Basketball: Wilkes-Barre Area rallies late to defeat Wyoming Valley West

PLYMOUTH — Should the opportunity present itself for Wilkes-Barre Area in the final seconds, the idea was to attack the basket.

WBS Penguins can’t hold early lead in 3-2 loss at Rochester

A two-game trip to New York led to no points in the standings for the Penguins, who once again find themselves without their top goaltender.

Associated Press announces finalists for NFL season-long awards

Jalen Hurts, Justin Jefferson and Patrick Mahomes are finalists for The Associated Press 2022 NFL Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year awards.

Chiefs’ QB Patrick Mahomes to practice as usual on sprained ankle

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes walked through Arrowhead Stadium as if nothing was amiss Wednesday, his sprained right ankle hardly hampering the All-Pro quarterback as he began preparing for the AFC title game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

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