Jill Biden thanks Guard members ‘for keeping me and my family safe’

WASHINGTON — New first lady Jill Biden took an unannounced detour to the U.S. Capitol on Friday to deliver baskets of chocolate chip cookies to National Guard members, thanking them “for keeping me and my family safe” during President Joe Biden’s inauguration.

H.S. Boys Basketball: Holy Redeemer holds off Nanticoke Area rally attempts

WILKES-BARRE — Holy Redeemer guard Justice Shoats demonstrated why he’s one of the most dynamic players in Wyoming Valley Conference boys basketball. Three times in the first quarter Friday night, the reigning Times Leader Player of the Year broke away for dunks.

WBS Penguins set training camp roster for Monday, will start season on Feb. 6

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Hank Aaron, baseball’s one-time home run king, dies at 86

ATLANTA — Hank Aaron, who endured racist threats with stoic dignity during his pursuit of Babe Ruth but went on to break the career home run record in the pre-steroids era, died early Friday. He was 86

Penn State wide receiver TJ Jones enters name in transfer portal

Both of Penn State’s wide receivers from the 2019 recruiting class were from Florida. And both may end up leaving before ever catching a pass for the Nittany Lions.

Swim meet goes virtual for Pittston Area, Holy Redeemer

YATESVILLE — The current pandemic has changed the way we operate on a daily basis from work to worship to education. Local high school sports has also taken a hit from COVID-19, and Pittston Area participated in the school’s very first virtual swim meet against Holy Redeemer on Thursday.

H.S. Girls Basketball: Hazleton Area presses way to overtime win vs. Wyoming Valley West

PLYMOUTH — The strategy might not be sustainable in the long run, but on Thursday night it worked for the Hazleton Area girls basketball team.

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    Doyle McManus: Yes, Biden is a 78-year-old Washington insider. Here’s why that’s a good thing

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    Indian partying hotspot Goa counts losses, braces for change

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    Hanover Township man charged second time with stalking

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    Nanticoke teen, 17, charged as an adult on numerous firearm, robbery offenses in Hazleton

    HAZLETON — City police Wednesday added drug possession charges against a 17-year-old boy from Nanticoke, who was charged as an adult last week on felony assault and robbery offenses.

    Warrior Run man charged with DUI, aggravated assault

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    Two men arrested after alleged home invasion, wild pursuit through Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — Two men were arrested and another escaped during a pursuit with police following an armed home invasion where shots were fired on Tuesday.

    Two wanted by authorities captured by Plains Township police

    PLAINS TWP. — A man from Shickshinny accused of disguising himself as a department store employee when he allegedly stole items was captured by township police Tuesday.

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