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Thursday, February 9, 2023

Fetterman hospitalized after feeling lightheaded

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. John Fetterman, the Pennsylvania Democrat who suffered a stroke during his campaign last year, was hospitalized Wednesday night after feeling lightheaded while attending a Senate Democratic retreat, his office said.

Modern tech, old-fashioned police work led to dog cruelty arrests

PITTSTON — In the summer of 2021, “Justice for Nova” became a popular cry around the area after police recovered a severely emaciated pit bull from an alleyway where she’d been abandoned and left for dead.

‘Disgusting monster’ sentenced in child sex assault case

WILKES-BARRE — One by one, they called Richard George Chervenitski a “disgusting monster,” “an animal,” a “spineless slithering snake,” and a “sorry excuse for a human being.”

Justice for Nova: Two animal neglect suspects in custody

PITTSTON — Almost two years after Pittston City police recovered a severely malnourished dog abandoned on Davis Alley, charges have been filed against two suspects accused of neglecting and abandoning the dog.

Harvey named Luzerne County election director

Eryn Harvey has been hired as Luzerne County’s new election director, the administration said Wednesday.

Genetti seeks dismissal of wrongful death lawsuit

WILKES-BARRE — Attorneys for hotel proprietor Gus Genetti has asked that a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the daughter of a man who died in a fire at the apartment complex be dismissed.

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H.S. Girls Basketball: Holy Redeemer edges Nanticoke Area, gets shot at title

WILKES-BARRE — The defensive pressure that was so effective in the first quarter returned in the nick of time for Holy Redeemer.

LeBron scores 38, passes Kareem for NBA all-time scoring record

LOS ANGELES — LeBron James became the NBA’s career scoring leader on a step-back jumper late in the third quarter, passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s record during his 38-point performance in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 133-130 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night.

Local Roundup: Dallas boys basketball clinches Division 1 title

Dallas used a huge fourth quarter to pull away from Crestwood for a 58-36 victory Tuesday night to clinch the Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1 boys basketball championship.

Marques Hagans ready for new opportunity as Penn State’s receivers coach

Virginia had been the only coaching stop for Marques Hagans. And that was just fine with him.

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