Wyoming Valley West votes to resume sports

KINGSTON — In a brief virtual meeting Thursday afternoon that included live comments from those participating online, the Wyoming Valley West School Board voted 5-4 to resume fall sports.

Wyoming Area, Wyoming Seminary set for another field hockey showdown at districs

Wyoming Area’s field hockey team walked off its home field after a scary, 1-0 victory over Holy Redeemer Wednesday with a pretty good idea what was next, even if it was not until hours later that Wyoming Seminary made the District 2 Class A championship rematch official with a 3-1 triumph over Lake-Lehman.

Penn State hopes to have WR Cam Sullivan-Brown back vs. Buckeyes

After reporting just one positive test for COVID-19 across all sports last week, Penn State’s newest numbers released Wednesday increased to 13 positives and three pending out of 1,304 tests between Oct. 17-23.

PIAA believes winter sports season will be able to start on time

The PIAA said Wednesday it remains on track to start winter sports on time despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wyoming Valley West holding board meeting Thursday regarding fall athletics

The Wyoming Valley West school board will hold a special meeting at noon Thursday via Zoom regarding a possible return to fall sports.

WBS Penguins season set to return in February

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins will not take the ice at Mohegan Sun Arena until at least February 2021, according to a press release issued by the American Hockey League on Wednesday.

Spangenberg homers in win

Cory Spangenberg had just one hit during the last week, but he made it count.

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Their view: Medical journal felt compelled to call out COVID-19 policy failures

You seldom look to a medical journal for political analysis or voting tips. But on the eve of the 2020 elections, one of the nation’s most trusted scientific publications, the New England Journal of Medicine, blasted U.S. leaders’ handling of the coronavirus, writing, “They have taken a crisis and turned it into a tragedy.”

From Chef L. Ivingded: Brain cookies!

“Brain cookies” may bring back memories of Hannibal Lecter to some, and when Emeril Lagasse made these many years ago on his Food Network show, he actually referred to “Chianti and fava beans.” But don’t let that bury your interest alive. This a recipe that requires a little extra work, but that I’ve found well-received.

54 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Luzerne County Monday

WILKES-BARRE — The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported Monday that there were 54 new cases of COVID-19 in Luzerne County and one new death.

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Liz Weston: Playing the market is a bad idea, especially now

The current day trading boom will end as these frenzies always do: in tears. While we wait for the inevitable crash, let’s review not only why day traders are doomed but also why most people shouldn’t trade, or even invest in, individual stocks.

Walmart to spread out deals to avoid Black Friday crowds

NEW YORK — Walmart says it will spread out its traditional one-day Black Friday deals over three weekends in November in an effort to reduce crowds in its stores during a pandemic.

Liz Weston: Suddenly retired? Here’s what to do next

The pandemic seems to be driving a surge of early retirements as businesses close or downsize and older people weigh the health risks of continuing to work.

UPDATE: Harveys Lake police say missing woman found

HARVEYS LAKE — Borough police say Blake Sult was found after she was reported missing earlier Thursday.

Arrest warrant issued for juvenile, 17, charged as an adult in armed sneaker theft

WILKES-BARRE — An arrest warrant was issued for a juvenile charged as an adult for his alleged role in an armed robbery of two pairs of high-priced sneakers last week.

Police: Woman took off during traffic stop, charged with drunken driving

PLAINS TWP. — A woman from Plains Township charged with drunken driving was confrontational with township police officers, refusing to identify herself and speeding away during the traffic stop early Saturday morning.

‘Bone Daddy’ jailed on drug offenses

KINGSTON — A man wanted by Wilkes-Barre Township police on a drug trafficking offense was also charged by Kingston police with possessing an illegal drug.

Hazleton man arrested on felony drug trafficking offenses

HAZLETON — A joint investigation involving federal, state and municipal authorities resulted in the arrest of Daniel John Allegretto, 40, on felony drug trafficking offenses on Thursday.