Pa. Child sexual abuse lawsuit ‘window’ moves near referendum

HARRISBURG — The state House has given its final approval to a proposal to change the Pennsylvania Constitution to give those who say they were victims of child sexual abuse a retroactive two-year “window” in which to file civil lawsuits, no matter how long ago the alleged abuse occurred.

Pittsburgh Penguins GM Jim Rutherford, who oversaw two Cup wins, resigns

PITTSBURGH — Jim Rutherford arrived in Pittsburgh in the summer of 2014 tasked with jumpstarting a star-laden but stalled franchise to life.

H.S. Sports: Seminary shuts down athletics, Valley West stops boys basketball

Wyoming Seminary has shut down athletics for two weeks and Wyoming Valley West has shut down boys basketball for 10 days because of COVID-19 issues.

Penn State athletics department pushes on through ongoing pandemic

Sandy Barbour can’t guarantee anything, of course. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic remains a threat to upend things at Penn State, just like everywhere else.

Baseball Hall of Fame gets no new members; Schilling 16 votes shy

NEW YORK — The baseball Hall of Fame won’t have any new players in the class of 2021 after voters decided no one had the merits — on-the-field or off — for enshrinement in Cooperstown on this year’s ballot.

H.S. Football: Schedule changes a possibility for PIAA down the road

The PIAA could be considering changes to its state football playoffs down the road.

Misericordia men’s basketball team opts out of playing this season

Misericordia’s men’s basketball team has decided to opt out of the 2021 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, even as the school’s women’s team plays this winter.

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    Noah Feldman: Dominion’s libel case against Giuliani will be hard to prove

    Dominion Voting Systems is suing Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, for libel, citing Giuliani’s false claims that the company was part of a conspiracy to steal the presidential election. The case isn’t a slam dunk, mostly because of First Amendment protections that make it hard to prove libel where public figures are concerned. But the suit is strong enough that Giuliani should hire a good lawyer — which is to say, a better one than Rudy Giuliani.

    Lake-Lehman students achieve honor roll status

    The following students have achieved honor roll status at Lake-Lehman Junior/Senior High School.

    Students achieve honor roll status at Solomon Plains Junior High School

    Mr. Anthony Khalife, Principal of Solomon Plains Junior High School proudly presents the members of the First Quarter Honor Roll.

    Wilkes University to host guest authors during virtual writers series

    The Wilkes University English Department will host the Allan Hamilton Dickson Fund Spring Writers Series featuring Zach Linge, Poupeh Missaghi and Howard Norman.

    Second Family Memory Care Center opens in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — Second Family Memory Care Center recently held its grand opening and enrollment event Grand Opening and Enrollment event at its downtown location, 89. S. Washington St.

    A true blue local business

    KINGSTON — Uncertainty has been one of the major trends of the pandemic era, now closing in on a year with no end in sight.

    New program at Building Blocks Learning Center

    WILKES-BARRE — While it might look like business as usual at some childcare and pre-school facilities, a lot has changed. Operating a childcare center in the age of coronavirus is challenging to say the least.

    Warrant issued for Nanticoke man, alleging he used hallway as restroom

    WILKES-BARRE — City police identified Greg Winslow, 45, of Nanticoke, as the person who defecated on the floor inside Curry Donuts on Public Square on Tuesday.

    Police: Man searching for ‘weed’ climbs fire escape

    PITTSTON — City police arrested a man they say climbed a fire escape to a residence searching for “weed” twice this week.

    Former youth sports coach charged with child sex offenses

    A former youth football and baseball coach was arraigned on charges he sexually assaulted two girls at locations in Edwardsville and Ashley.

    Larksville man charged with domestic assault, child endangerment

    PRINGLE — Kingston police arrested a Larksville man after he allegedly went on a drunken rage by strangling a woman and shoving her while holding onto their 1-year-old infant late Monday night.

    Police: Woman ignited clothes on fire

    WILKES-BARRE — City police said criminal charges have been filed against Kiyana Singleton in connection with her igniting clothes on fire during an argument Sunday.

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