Franklin, Lions attempt to move on from nagging Illinois loss, speculation on coach’s future

Penn State fans who have had trouble purging Saturday’s loss to Illinois from their memories are not alone. Subconsciously, it seems, the Illini’s absurd nine-overtime upset of the Nittany Lions is still with James Franklin.

H.S. Sports: Update 2 — Weather affects field hockey, volleyball, cross country, football schedules

Inclement weather has forced postponements in District 2 field hockey and girls volleyball on Tuesday and shifted District 2 cross country and one football game.

NHL Roundup: Mangiapane scores 2 goals to help Flames beat Rangers

NEW YORK — Andrew Mangiapane scored twice and the Calgary Flames beat the New York Rangers 5-1 on Monday night for their third straight win.

Saints capitalize on Seahawks’ mistakes for 13-10 win

SEATTLE — Brian Johnson kicked a 33-yard field goal with 1:56 remaining in his NFL debut, and the New Orleans Saints capitalized on a series of Seattle mistakes for a 13-10 win over the Seahawks on Monday night.

NBA Roundup: Tatum scores 41 points as Celtics beat Hornets 140-129 in OT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Jayson Tatum scored a season-high 41 points, Jaylen Brown added 30, including an emphatic dunk in overtime, and the Boston Celtics beat Charlotte 140-129 on Monday night, handing the Hornets their first loss of the season.

Wolverines, Spartans meet with high stakes

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Jim Harbaugh has almost seen it all in the Michigan-Michigan State rivalry.

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    Waverly Comm celebrates successful endowment fund campaign

    On Thursday, Oct. 14, the Waverly Community House celebrated the success of its five-year endowment fund campaign and announced that the campaign goal of $5 million had been reached.

    Cherry trees, autumn air and a touch of history

    Before a hardy little band of hikers set off to explore the Cherry Run Trail at Ricketts Glen State Park early last week, the topic turned — quite naturally — to cherries.

    Tell Giselle: No need to fret of funeral decision

    The past couple of years turned the klieg lights onto the complexity of holding funerals during this unique period.

    Workers fed up with nights, weekends seek flexible schedules

    NEW YORK — After struggling to hire workers for its outlet store in Dallas, Balsam Hill finally opened on Sept. 1. But the very next day, the online purveyor of high-end artificial holiday trees was forced to close after four of its five workers quit.

    Liz Weston: How the toy shortage could affect your holidays

    Many popular toys may sell out long before the holidays, thanks to ongoing pandemic-related disruptions. This could be a disaster — or a great opportunity to reshape how we celebrate.

    Murano glassblowing model shattered by methane price surge

    VENICE, Italy — The Italian glassblowers of Murano have survived plagues and pandemics. They transitioned to highly prized artistic creations to outrun low-priced competition from Asia. But surging energy prices are shattering their economic model.

    McDonald’s lawyer strongly questions prosecution’s witness during homicide trial

    WILKES-BARRE — Attorneys for homicide suspect Kyon McDonald had some success Tuesday using a prosecution witness combined with surveillance footage suggesting a weapon was removed from the body of Tierese Owens.

    Police: Jealous ex-boyfriend charged with attempting to kill woman

    WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Township police say they arrested Eric Osiel Santana, 23, on charges he stabbed his former girlfriend in a jealous rage inside a hotel early Monday evening.

    Video of Plymouth fatal shooting shown to jury

    WILKES-BARRE — A video of Kyon McDonald shooting Tierese Owens seven times outside Robby Nick’s Sports Bar in Plymouth was shown to the jury during opening statements by prosecutors and defense lawyers Monday afternoon.

    Jury selection begins for Plymouth homicide trial

    WILKES-BARRE — Attorneys for homicide suspect Kyon McDonald renewed their request to dismiss the case, claiming prosecutors are “not trial ready.”

    Nanticoke man killed in motorcycle crash

    SLOCUM TWP. — A Nanticoke man died and a Wilkes-Barre man suffered serious injuries when two motorcycles collided on Nuangola Road earlier this week.