Saturday, February 4, 2023

Frozen in time: Ice carvers create art on Public Square

WILKES-BARRE — A a live ice carving demonstration was held on Public Square Friday evening, and the fruits of those frozen labors will be on display throughout the weekend.

Mayor Brown announces new development, 2nd special needs playground

WILKES-BARRE — At Friday’s meeting of the Downtown Wilkes-Barre Business Association at City Hall, Mayor George Brown offered a comprehensive report of, as he said, “many good things going on in the city.”

Biden sounds ready to seek 2nd term while rallying Democrats

PHILADELPHIA — President Joe Biden sounded like a candidate making his case for a second term Friday night as he rallied a raucous meeting of national Democrats who chanted, “Four more years!”

Biden, Cabinet visiting 20 states after State of the Union

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden and his Cabinet will embark on a post-State of the Union “blitz” to at least 20 states next week to discuss his economic agenda after his Tuesday night address to Congress, the White House announced Friday.

DeSantis eyes 2024 from afar as GOP rivals move toward runs

DES MOINES, Iowa — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis may be months away from publicly declaring his presidential intentions, but his potential rivals aren’t holding back.

Blue before Black?

NEW YORK — That the death of Tyre Nichols — young, Black, just trying to get home — came at the hands of Memphis police officers was a familiar refrain in the nation’s seemingly endless lamentation of racism and police brutality aimed at Black people.

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Caddie for amateur at Pebble Beach collapses during tourney

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — The caddie for an amateur in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am collapsed on the 11th fairway Friday, and CPR was performed on him until an ambulance arrived to take him to the hospital.

Kitayama leads Pebble Beach as the worst of the wind looms

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Kurt Kitayama is starting to feel more comfortable each time he gets in contention on the PGA Tour, and the Californian can only hope that’s the case going into the weekend at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

Penguins fall to Thunderbirds

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins were downed by the Springfield Thunderbirds, 4-2, on Friday night at MassMutual Center.

Ovechkin, and Ovi Jr., take the ice at All-Star skills night

SUNRISE, Fla. — When you’ve got the second-most goals in NHL history, you’re evidently permitted to bring a guest onto the ice for the All-Star Skills competition.

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