Monday, July 15, 2024

Federal judge dismisses Trump classified documents case over concerns with prosecutor’s appointment

WASHINGTON — The federal judge presiding over the classified documents case against former President Donald Trump in Florida dismissed the prosecution on Monday, siding with defense lawyers who said the special counsel who filed the charges was illegally appointed by the Justice Department.

Trump heads to convention as authorities investigate motive, security in assassination attempt

BUTLER — Former President Donald Trump called for unity and resilience Sunday after an attempt on his life added fresh uncertainty to an already tumultuous presidential campaign and raised sharp questions about how a gunman was able to open fire from a rooftop near a Pennsylvania campaign rally.

Former fire chief who died at Trump rally used his body to shield family from gunfire

BUFFALO TWP. — The former fire chief who was killed at a Pennsylvania rally for Donald Trump spent his final moments diving down in front of his family, protecting them from the gunfire that rang out Saturday during an assassination attempt against the former president.

‘I love the people’: Giants Despair Hillclimb is more than a race

LAUREL RUN — When Tim Lanning was growing up, he had a front row seat to the Giants Despair Hillclimb, one of the oldest continuing motor racing events in the world.

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Shooting at Trump rally is being investigated as assassination attempt, AP sources say

BUTLER, Pa. — Donald Trump appeared to be the target of an assassination attempt as he spoke during a rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday, law enforcement officials said. The former president, his ear covered in blood, was quickly pulled away by Secret Service agents and his campaign said he was “fine.”

Make room for ‘The Birthright’

It seems that Mother Nature and Ezekiel Powers’ mom, Beth Powers, have combined forces to make sure another Swoyersville boy has a special mullet hairstyle.

Violent criminal gang that ‘weaponized’ fentanyl dismantled

HANOVER TWP. — A violent criminal gang that authorities say weaponized fentanyl to commit robberies, beatings and intentional overdose deaths across multiple states in the Northeast by using dating websites to lure victims was dismantled, which involved a boost in the investigation by a pair of stolen AirPods in Scranton.

Back Mountain Memorial Library Auction kicked off Thursday, continues through Sunday

“I love to see the people,” 17-year-old Lindsay Matinas of Dallas said as she and her friend Maya Gross, 16, worked together on painting a scene of the Back Mountain Memorial Library Auction. “Everyone is so excited to be here.”

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Ryan Blaney wins at Pocono to complete NASCAR-IndyCar sweep for Team Penske

LONG POND — Ryan Blaney still feels like the “silly, quiet kid” he was at 23 when he blazed past Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch over the final 10 laps in 2017 at Pocono Raceway to win a NASCAR Cup race for the first time.

Little League: Township baseball opens 8-10 sectionals with victory

DALLAS TWP. — Township put together all three aspects of baseball Saturday afternoon.

Local roundup: Back Mountain holds off Valley View to win Section 5 opener

DALLAS TWP. — It was never easy, and rarely pretty, but the end result held up for Back Mountain — a win to open up the Section 5 tournament.

Back Mountain Triathlon Personal Stories: Kayla Kruk takes inspiration from a legend

Signing up for a triathlon often comes after one has obtained the necessary gear: a wet suit, a triathlon or road bike, and a well supported pair of running shoes. Other times, it comes as means to continue a family tradition or as the culmination of weeks of base training.

Ty Gibbs takes the top spot at Pocono Raceway in search of his first NASCAR Cup victory

LONG POND — Ty Gibbs will lead the field to green at Pocono Raceway, the site of his first career NASCAR Cup start and the track he hoped on Sunday would become where he gets his first career win.

Bubba Wallace admits to feeling ‘miserable’ at track for years in wake of NASCAR punishment

LONG POND — Bubba Wallace and his wife have a baby on the way and a mortgage to pay on their home. So when Wallace eyed a pack of media at Pocono Raceway, he decided he’d be the one to open with a question.

Cole Custer wins Xfinity race at Pocono in farewell season for Stewart-Haas Racing

LOND POND — Cole Custer drove away from Justin Allgaier over the final laps to give the 2023 Xfinity Series champion his first win of the year, earning a playoff spot for Stewart-Haas Racing in its farewell season with the checkered flag Saturday at Pocono Raceway.

Barbora Krejcikova wins Wimbledon by beating Jasmine Paolini for her second Grand Slam trophy

LONDON — At age 18, a decade before Barbora Krejcikova won Wimbledon on Saturday, she was done with junior tennis and couldn’t decide whether to pursue a professional tennis career or move on, go to school and find a different path.

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