Meeting Monday to seek common ground with opponents of Wilkes-Barre Mayor Brown’s proposed budget

WILKES-BARRE — A meeting Monday at City Hall could lead to a new budget proposal being presented to city council for approval before year’s end.

Ravens-Steelers game moved from Thursday night to Sunday because of COVID concerns

The Thanksgiving night game between the Ravens and Steelers has been switched to Sunday because of coronavirus issues with Baltimore.

Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona dies of a heart attack at 60

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Diego Maradona, the Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, has died. He was 60.

Alabama coach Nick Saban tests positive for virus, will miss Iron Bowl

Coach Nick Saban of No. 1 Alabama has tested positive for COVID-19 just days before the Iron Bowl with No. 22 Auburn.

Notre Dame debuts at No. 2 in first College Football Playoff rankings of 2020

Alabama was No. 1 in the first College Football Playoff rankings of the season Tuesday night, followed by Notre Dame, Clemson and Ohio State.

A year later, Nittany Lions find themselves coping with a stunning fall

The inaugural College Football Playoff rankings for 2020 came out on Tuesday. For Penn State, it was painful reminder of how steep the fall has been this season.

Rams down Bucs, Brady

TAMPA, Fla. — Jared Goff threw for 376 yards and three touchdowns, and Matt Gay kicked a 40-yard field goal with 2:36 remaining to give the Los Angeles Rams a 27-24 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday night.

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    Their view: Rudy Giuliani has tried to subvert the will of the voters before. He did it after 9/11

    The problem with Rudy Giuliani isn’t that his mascara runs or that he held a post-election event next to an adult book shop. Nor is it his behavior toward the young woman in the Borat movie or his pinkie ring or the fact that he told his second wife he was divorcing her by announcing it at a news conference.

    Co-founder of viral ALS Ice Bucket Challenge dies at 37

    YONKERS, N.Y. — A co-founder of the social media ALS ice bucket challenge, which has raised more than $200 million worldwide for Lou Gehrig’s disease research, died Sunday at the age of 37, according to the ALS Association.

    Dietrich to screen documentary on ‘undisputed King of Rock and Roll’

    The “King” is coming to the Detrich for two days, by way of a feature-length documentary and concert film called “Elvis: That’s The Way It Is.”

    Life at Full Throttle: Surviving holidays without my mom

    With the holiday season approaching, I find myself thinking about my mom and missing her more than ever. Mom passed away three years ago from Parkinson’s Disease, just a few days before her 75th birthday. It was a hard-fought battle and was tough to watch.

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    Liz Weston: How small businesses can help workers save

    Donna Skemp of Bend, Oregon, struggled to save before she signed up for an automatic savings plan offered by her employer’s payroll services company. Now, some of her pay goes into a federally insured, interest-paying savings account that she can access any time with a debit card.

    ‘More people may die’: Biden urges Trump to aid transition

    WILMINGTON, Del. — President-elect Joe Biden warned of dire consequences if President Donald Trump and his administration continue to refuse to coordinate with his transition team on the coronavirus pandemic and block briefings on national security, policy issues and vaccine plans.

    ‘Not your traditional student’

    An award-winning photographer, a paraprofessional, a mother to two sons — there really aren’t a lot of roles that have eluded Angela Ceccarelli over the years.

    Nanticoke police arrest man on burglary, drug possession charges

    NANTICOKE — City police arrested Jason Joseph Wojciechowski, 21, on charges he burglarized and ransacked a business and trespassed at another business on Tuesday.

    Homicide suspect seeks review by state Supreme Court

    Attorneys for Anthony Shaw, accused of fatally stabbing his girlfriend in Wilkes-Barre Township in 2018, have filed a petition requesting the state Supreme Court to review the case.

    Juvenile charged as an adult in armed sneaker theft

    WILKES-BARRE — A 17-year-old boy from New Jersey was arraigned as an adult Monday for his alleged role in an armed robbery of two pairs of high-priced sneakers last month.

    Two fugitives captured by Plains Township police

    PLAINS TWP. — Two men wanted by separate law enforcement agencies were captured by township police while investigating a noise complaint at the Red Roof Inn on Route 315.

    Magisterial district courts closed until Nov. 30; jury trials postponed through January 2021

    WILKES-BARRE — Substantial rises in positive COVID-19 cases in the region has prompted Luzerne County President Judge Michael T. Vough to postpone jury trials through January 2021 and close magisterial district courts until Nov. 30.