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Wyoming Valley Veterans Day Parade set for Nov. 7

WILKES-BARRE — A longstanding local patriotic tradition will be returning in full next month.

Soler, Braves overcome Morton injury, top Astros in Game 1 of World Series

HOUSTON — A healthy swing by Jorge Soler powered the Atlanta Braves to a smashing start in the World Series.

Wyoming Seminary girls tennis wins tense PIAA opener, advances to state quarters

CLARKS SUMMIT — Most Wyoming Seminary girls tennis matches follow a routine.

Franklin, Lions attempt to move on from nagging Illinois loss, speculation on coach’s future

Penn State fans who have had trouble purging Saturday’s loss to Illinois from their memories are not alone. Subconsciously, it seems, the Illini’s absurd nine-overtime upset of the Nittany Lions is still with James Franklin.

H.S. Sports: Update 2 — Weather affects field hockey, volleyball, cross country, football schedules

Inclement weather has forced postponements in District 2 field hockey and girls volleyball on Tuesday and shifted District 2 cross country and one football game.

NHL Roundup: Mangiapane scores 2 goals to help Flames beat Rangers

NEW YORK — Andrew Mangiapane scored twice and the Calgary Flames beat the New York Rangers 5-1 on Monday night for their third straight win.

Saints capitalize on Seahawks’ mistakes for 13-10 win

SEATTLE — Brian Johnson kicked a 33-yard field goal with 1:56 remaining in his NFL debut, and the New Orleans Saints capitalized on a series of Seattle mistakes for a 13-10 win over the Seahawks on Monday night.

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    Our View: Preservation: King’s, WKL got it right

    This area — this county — does not have the best track record in preserving buildings with important history or distinctive architecture. We get it right sometimes, by chance or design, but our collective approach to the issue is scattershot at best.

    Rice Krispie peanut butter Jack O’Lanterns? Literally, I’m out of my gourd

    Make a batch of mini-Jack O’Lanterns with menacing fangs, stunned “O”-shaped mouths and jagged grimaces. Place them on a dark grey tray and present them at your next Halloween gathering and prepare for the shocked responses of creeped-out guests:

    Review: A warm, loving family nurtured the Howard brothers

    Editor’s Note: This week Jacquie O’Neil, mother of Times Leader Publisher Kerry Miscavage, reviews “The Boys: A Memoir of Hollywood and Family,” By Ron Howard and Clint Howard. Look for a review by Miscavage next week.

    Waverly Comm celebrates successful endowment fund campaign

    On Thursday, Oct. 14, the Waverly Community House celebrated the success of its five-year endowment fund campaign and announced that the campaign goal of $5 million had been reached.

    Workers fed up with nights, weekends seek flexible schedules

    NEW YORK — After struggling to hire workers for its outlet store in Dallas, Balsam Hill finally opened on Sept. 1. But the very next day, the online purveyor of high-end artificial holiday trees was forced to close after four of its five workers quit.

    Liz Weston: How the toy shortage could affect your holidays

    Many popular toys may sell out long before the holidays, thanks to ongoing pandemic-related disruptions. This could be a disaster — or a great opportunity to reshape how we celebrate.

    Murano glassblowing model shattered by methane price surge

    VENICE, Italy — The Italian glassblowers of Murano have survived plagues and pandemics. They transitioned to highly prized artistic creations to outrun low-priced competition from Asia. But surging energy prices are shattering their economic model.

    McDonald’s lawyer strongly questions prosecution’s witness during homicide trial

    WILKES-BARRE — Attorneys for homicide suspect Kyon McDonald had some success Tuesday using a prosecution witness combined with surveillance footage suggesting a weapon was removed from the body of Tierese Owens.

    Police: Jealous ex-boyfriend charged with attempting to kill woman

    WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Township police say they arrested Eric Osiel Santana, 23, on charges he stabbed his former girlfriend in a jealous rage inside a hotel early Monday evening.

    Video of Plymouth fatal shooting shown to jury

    WILKES-BARRE — A video of Kyon McDonald shooting Tierese Owens seven times outside Robby Nick’s Sports Bar in Plymouth was shown to the jury during opening statements by prosecutors and defense lawyers Monday afternoon.

    Jury selection begins for Plymouth homicide trial

    WILKES-BARRE — Attorneys for homicide suspect Kyon McDonald renewed their request to dismiss the case, claiming prosecutors are “not trial ready.”

    Nanticoke man killed in motorcycle crash

    SLOCUM TWP. — A Nanticoke man died and a Wilkes-Barre man suffered serious injuries when two motorcycles collided on Nuangola Road earlier this week.

    Back to the best nut bread, recipe from mom

    Fresh, home-made nut bread roll symbolizes everything fabulous about childhood because I got to savor it only twice a year: Easter and Christmas. In spring, nut bread meant dying eggs and hunting baskets and revelling amid jelly beans, chocolate bunnies, molasses or peanut butter chocolate eggs, malted chocolate balls and at least one good-sized chocolate bunny. Getting a few days free from school? A mere bonus in the warming weather.

    Fromajardis are a savory pastry, stuffed with cheese and herbs

    I’d never heard of them before. I wasn’t sure how to pronounce their name. But every time I paged through my “Best of America Traditional Regional Recipes” the picture of little cheese pastries called fromajardis called out to me.

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