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Saturday, May 18, 2024

A fine day on the square: Fine Arts Fiesta continues in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE — Public Square was packed on Friday for the second day of Fine Arts Fiesta, a four-day festival featuring professional artists, artisans, musicians, dancers, poets, theater artists and international talents.

King’s celebrates 75th Commencement; More than 430 degrees awarded to the Class of 2024

Wilkes-Barre — Graduates of the King’s College Class of 2024 received their bachelor’s and master’s degrees before a crowd of more than 3,000 family, friends and faculty during the 75th annual Commencement on Friday at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.

WBPD honors former officers in memorial service

WILKES-BARRE — Retired and current Wilkes-Barre police officers paid their respects to a pair of former officers on Friday at their annual Memorial Week Service.

68th Fine Arts Fiesta officially opens on Public Square

WILKES-BARRE — The 68th Fine Arts Fiesta was officially opened on Thursday by Wilkes-Barre Mayor George Brown, and it didn’t take long for locals to flock to Public Square and check out what the regional art scene has to offer.

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Two firefighters taken to hospital in Edwardsville blaze

EDWARDSVILLE — Two firefighters were taken to the hospital while responding to a morning fire in Edwardsville.

Luzerne County Election Board unanimously approves partial election certification

Luzerne County’s five-citizen Election Board unanimously certified the April 23 primary election results Thursday, excluding the Republican race for state representative in the 117th House District.

America250PA reports progress on semiquincentennial celebration

According to the organizers and legislative supporters of America250PA, the 250th anniversary of the United States’ founding will be something special.

Judges deny Cabell’s appeal over election ballots and write-ins

A three-judge Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas panel has denied state Rep. Michael Cabell’s request to count one provisional ballot, reject another and tally any write-in votes in his tight race for the Republican nomination, according to a Wednesday ruling.

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Scottie Scheffler arrested outside PGA Championship, then returns and climbs leaderboard

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Masters champion Scottie Scheffler was arrested Friday morning on his way to the PGA Championship, with stunning images showing him handcuffed as he was taken to jail for not following police orders during a pedestrian fatality investigation.

H.S. Baseball: Wyoming Area defeats Holy Redeemer in WVC Division 2 title game

HUGHESTOWN — Wyoming Area knows it’s not a baseball team that can change things with one swing.

Swartz, record-setting Herron lead Wyoming Seminary boys lacrosse to D2 playoff win

KINGSTON — For the first 12 minutes of Thursday’s quarterfinal clash between Dallas and Wyoming Seminary, it looked like the Mountaineers might be able to keep up with Sem’s high-octane scoring attack.

RailRiders lose 13-12 slugfest as Worcester wins on walk-off homer in ninth

Six runs in the first two innings weren’t enough. An even dozen through eight also didn’t get the job done.

Local Roundup: Pittston Area softball handed first loss of the season

North Pocono scored in the bottom of the eighth inning for a 2-1 victory Thursday over Pittston Area in a non-conference softball game, handing the Patriots their first loss of the season.

Kreider’s 3rd-period hat trick lifts Rangers into Eastern Conference Final with win over Hurricanes

RALEIGH, N.C. — Chris Kreider had a third-period hat trick to help the New York Rangers erase a two-goal deficit and beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-3 in Game 6 on Thursday night to advance to the Eastern Conference Final.

Schauffele gets another major scoring record and sets the pace at PGA Championship

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Xander Schauffele saw no reason to change anything in his swing or think any less of his game after yet another close call at ending two years without winning. The idea was to “keep chugging along.”

A pair of late 3-putts sent Tiger Woods to a sluggish 1-over start at the PGA Championship

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Tiger Woods figures it took him three holes to get back into the “competitive flow” of tournament golf on Thursday at Valhalla.

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