Friday, July 1, 2022

4th of July events set for Wilkes-Barre and surrounding areas

This Fourth of July weekend, families all over the area will have a number of chances to catch the fireworks, as several municipalities in Luzerne County and the surrounding areas have their own firework shows scheduled throughout the weekend.

W-B Farmers Market opens with plenty of produce

The Wilkes-Barre Farmers Market opened on Thursday, with plenty of produce, ranging from asparagus to snow peas to those little cucumbers that people like to pickle.

Pennsylvania to begin fiscal year without a budget

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s new fiscal year will begin without a state budget in place, as Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration and top Republican lawmakers haltingly worked through Thursday’s deadline to hammer out a roughly $42 billion spending plan whose details were still largely being kept secret.

144th annual Wyoming Monument ceremony set for Monday, July 4

WYOMING — The Wyoming Commemorative Association will hold its 144th annual observance at the Wyoming Monument National Historic Site, Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming, on Monday, July 4, at 10 a.m.

Commonwealth Court blocks Wolf’s bridge tolling plan

HARRISBURG — A state court on Thursday permanently blocked Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan to toll as many as nine major bridges on interstates in Pennsylvania, including here in Luzerne County.

WB Area School Board passes final budget, fills vacant seat

PLAINS TWP. — The Wilkes-Barre Area School Board worked through a long agenda Wednesday that included passing a final budget with no tax increase, appointing a new member, accepting a lawsuit settlement with the prime construction contractor of the new high school, adding a new Early Learning Academy for four-year-olds, inking a five-year sports medicine deal with Geisinger and buying two new reading programs for elementary students.

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Most American men reach Wimbledon’s 3rd round since 1995

WIMBLEDON, England — Brandon Nakashima’s victory over 2021 Wimbledon semifinalist Denis Shapovalov at Court 12 on Thursday at the All England Club? Martin Blackman was there.

USC, UCLA to join Big Ten in 2024

In a seismic shift in college athletics, the Big Ten voted Thursday to add Southern California and UCLA as conference members beginning in 2024.

Roglic aims to stop favorite Pogacar from winning 3rd Tour

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Primoz Roglic must find a way to stop his Slovenian rival Tadej Pogacar from winning the Tour de France for the third straight time.

Globetrotter Mia Hopkins to host camp at JCC Friday and Saturday

WILKES-BARRE – Mia Hopkins, a former Pittston Area basketball standout and a current member of the world famous Harlem Globetrotters, will be conducting a basketball camp at the Friedman Jewish Community Center (JCC) on Friday and Saturday.

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