117 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Luzerne County on Sunday; 1 death

WILKES-BARRE — The latest Department of Health report on Sunday showed Luzerne County with 117 new cases of COVID-19 and one new death. The county’s death count is at 857.


McNeil’s homer lifts Mets; Phillies slip in playoff race

NEW YORK — Jeff McNeil hit a tiebreaking homer leading off the seventh inning, and the New York Mets beat Philadelphia 3-2 Sunday night, damaging the Phillies’ playoff hopes.

Lamar Jackson finally leads Ravens over Chiefs 36-35

BALTIMORE — Lamar Jackson finally beat Patrick Mahomes, using his legs to rush for 107 yards and scoring twice, including flipping into the end zone for the winning score as Baltimore defeated Kansas City 36-35 Sunday night.

Fields takes over for injured Dalton, Bears beat Bengals

CHICAGO — Justin Fields got his first extended look as a pro. And it might be a long-term arrangement.

King Henry leads Titans’ late rally to stun Seahawks 33-30

SEATTLE — Derrick Henry ran for 182 yards and two fourth-quarter touchdowns, Randy Bullock hit a 36-yard field goal midway through overtime, and the Tennessee Titans rallied from a 14-point deficit to stun the Seattle Seahawks 33-30 on Sunday.

Zuerlein makes 56-yarder on last play to lift Cowboys

INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Throughout his rehab from a broken ankle last season, Dak Prescott thought about what it would feel like to be on the field again and lead the Dallas Cowboys on a game-winning drive.

Brady has 276 yards, 5 TDs; Buccaneers rout Falcons 48-25

TAMPA, Fla. — It’s good to be 2-0 with a franchise-best 10-game winning streak and an even more impressive run of nine straight 30-plus point performances in a victory.

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    Jackie Calmes: There’s more to ‘Build Back Better’ than its price tag

    I’ve created a drinking game for watching TV news. It seems the hosts and pundits can’t talk about Democrats’ $3.5 trillion agenda for expanding health care, mitigating climate change and investing in housing, education and workers without using the word “massive,” with extra emphasis on the first syllable.

    Around Town: Week made for a busy social calendar

    The last week has been a whirlwind of socialization and fun.

    ‘Voices: Immigration’ exhibit opens at Pauly Friedman Gallery

    So many white plastic rosaries were hanging from the delicate branches in the art gallery, they had a curtain-like effect.

    Misericordia University Community Choir seeks new members for fall

    The Misericordia University Community Choir is seeking new members for its fall virtual program. The choir is open to Misericordia students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members. Prior choral experience is required.

    Carnival CEO discusses cruise lines, the pandemic, politics

    Carnival Corp., once a $21 billion company, saw revenue plunge to zero overnight last year when the pandemic shut down the cruise industry.

    Liz Weston: How to negotiate your way to a richer life

    Negotiating is an important personal finance skill that can help you earn more and pay less. Whether you’re discussing a job offer, dickering at a car dealership or just trying to work out a budget with your significant other, the ability to bargain effectively can have a huge impact.

    MILLENNIAL MONEYBeat your summer ‘revenge shopping’ debt

    The joy of shouting to your friends over the roar of a crowded bar, the giddiness of seeing the world rushing by below you from the seat of an airplane, the weirdly constricting sensation of wearing pants that aren’t elastic — the summer of 2021 brought back many experiences we had forgone during the past year and a half of the pandemic.

    Closing arguments scheduled today in homicide trial

    WILKES-BARRE — A Luzerne County jury is expected to begin deliberations today in the homicide case of Dana Ganjeh, whose trial ended Thursday before Judge David W. Lupas.

    ‘She got injured, by me,’ Ganjeh says from witness stand

    WILKES-BARRE — Homicide suspect Dana Ganjeh testified in his own defense Thursday, telling a Luzerne County jury he intended to take his injured girlfriend, Linda Frick, to a hospital.

    Brother testifies against Ganjeh in homicide trial

    WILKES-BARRE — Luzerne County prosecutors continue to rely heavily on a Wayne County domestic violence case on the third day of trial involving homicide suspect Dana Ganjeh.

    Police: Woman tossed cocaine bag, spat saliva at officer and hospital staff

    PLAINS TWP. — Township police say a disruptive 40-year-old woman threw syringes, a bag of cocaine and spat saliva that struck an officer and hospital staff at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital on Tuesday.

    Ganjeh renews request for another lawyer after pathologist testifies in homicide trial

    WILKES-BARRE — Homicide suspect Dana Ganjeh sat within touching distance of a large screen television displaying autopsy photographs of Linda Frick as forensic pathologist Dr. Gary Ross explained the number of injuries found on her body.