Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Author encourages Dana Street students

FORTY FORT — The suspense probably proved more intense for anyone who hasn’t seen the clip of Stanley Tucker on the Ellen DeGeneres show. Ellen called the children’s book author and literacy advocate out of the audience and gave him two chances to roll a ball across the stage through a small hole. The prize: $25,000. Did Tucker make it? Did he get the money?

Fundraiser aims to hope homeless vets

PLYMOUTH — The Getaway Lounge in Plymouth hosted a fundraiser Sunday evening for the FSB Initiative, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to helping veterans who are homeless get back on their feet.

A life well lived

She lived most of her life in the Oregon section of Pittston, residing happily in her own home until she was 99.

Wyoming Valley West launches new high-tech, high-speed scanners

PLYMOUTH — Wyoming Valley West High School students started their day Friday with a very new version of what has become a ubiquitous school routine.

DAR awards ceremony recognizes civic-minded youth, volunteers

PLYMOUTH — Getting the next generation involved in the type of work and engagement that the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) stand for is a crucial part of the organization’s mission.

U.S. House committee to probe Luzerne County ballot paper shortage

A U.S. House committee has singled out Luzerne County’s November 2022 general election paper shortage as a hearing topic for its “2022 Midterms Look Back Series.”

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Georgetown hires Providence’s Cooley as coach

WASHINGTON — Ed Cooley is the new men’s basketball coach at Georgetown, hired away from Big East rival Providence in the hopes of rebuilding a once-proud program that dropped to new lows under former star player Patrick Ewing.

Antoine Davis ends chase for Maravich’s NCAA scoring record

Antoine Davis has ended his pursuit of “Pistol” Pete Maravich’s NCAA scoring record.

Hall of Fame coach Rick Pitino accepts job at St. John’s

NEW YORK — Rick Pitino is back in the Big East Conference.

Local Roundup: Wilkes-Barre Area baseball rolls past Pottsville

Ryan Novakowski had a big day on the mound and at the plate as Wilkes-Barre Area defeated host Pottsville 8-1 Monday in a non-conference baseball game.

Panthers retooled offense designed to help No. 1 pick win

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Carolina Panthers aren’t making any secrets about their plans to select a quarterback with the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft, even if they aren’t saying which one.

Following parents’ lead, Ole Miss’ McPhee-McCuin making mark

STANFORD, Calif. — The game finally decided, Gladstone McPhee’s arms shot into the air and he released a scream of jubilation a long time coming for the proud father and lifelong basketball coach himself. His daughter is on the big stage now, beautifully representing the family and their homeland in The Bahamas.

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