P.M. Update: Friday, Jan. 21

Pat Kernan is here with today’s very busy P.M. Update: Pittston cancels its St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the Eagles have a new coach, Luzerne County continues to examine the 2020 election, Wilkes-Barre’s still crunching December’s financials and more.

H.S. Boys Basketball: Wyoming Seminary defeats Wilkes-Barre Area in battle of unbeatens

KINGSTON — No doubt Wyoming Seminary’s Jake Koretz was the star Wednesday night. The senior guard scored over half of his team’s points — 26 to be exact — and carried the Blue Knights’ offense while senior center Ethan Meuser sat on the bench in foul trouble.

Colts quarterback Philip Rivers, 39, retires from NFL after 17 seasons

INDIANAPOLIS — When Philip Rivers first started tossing footballs as a high-school ball boy, he heaved them any way he could. The throwing motion stuck — and success soon followed.

Penn State welcomes January arrivals; QB Bowens leaving for Oklahoma

It was the first day of the new semester, and James Franklin rounded up all of the new faces for a picture.

H.S. Roundup: Holy Redeemer boys basketball posts first win of the season

Holy Redeemer finally broke through on Tuesday with a 54-45 win over Lake-Lehman in Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2 boys basketball.

Mets fire new GM Porter for sending explicit texts to female reporter

NEW YORK — Jared Porter went from rising star to unemployed — literally overnight.

Penn State’s Franklin aims to rekindle his offense with switch in coordinators

The merger, James Franklin decided, was not working well enough.

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    Dance Theatre of Wilkes-Barre stages classic ballet after all

    “You’re doing magic,” Gina Malsky told Oliver Lew, who was wearing a cape as part of his costume and a mask to combat the coronavirus.

    Dark comedies, documentaries, personal journeys all on Dietrich screen

    A young woman is determined to avenge her friend.

    Long-time Wilkes-Barre provider joins Geisinger 65 Forward Health Center

    WILKES-BARRE — Joseph Anistranski, M.D., a long-time Wilkes-Barre family medicine physician, is joining the Geisinger 65 Forward Health Center team in downtown Wilkes-Barre.

    John Phillips: A businessman constantly evolving

    WEST PITTSTON – John Phillips, at the age of 40, has led a very interesting life.

    Indian partying hotspot Goa counts losses, braces for change

    GOA, India — The sun’s golden rays fall on Goa’s smooth, sandy beaches every evening, magical as ever but strangely quiet and lonely. This holiday season, few visitors are enjoying the celebrated sunsets in the Indian party hotspot.

    HBO Max follows Wolfgang Puck Catering

    NEW YORK — Cooking a meal for a big group is always stressful. So just imagine cooking for over 1,000 guests. Now make those guests white-hot celebrities like Brad Pitt.

    Hanover Township man charged second time with stalking

    HANOVER TWP. — A man from Hanover Township used lyrics from a Black Sabbath song and made references to federal elected officials to stalk and harass three owners of a construction business where he was employed, according to court records.

    Nanticoke teen, 17, charged as an adult on numerous firearm, robbery offenses in Hazleton

    HAZLETON — City police Wednesday added drug possession charges against a 17-year-old boy from Nanticoke, who was charged as an adult last week on felony assault and robbery offenses.

    Warrior Run man charged with DUI, aggravated assault

    HANOVER TWP. — Township police charged Roberto Herrera, 32, of Warrior Run, with drunken driving after a vehicle crash on Dundee Road and aggravated assault for actions inside a hospital emergency room on Monday.

    Two men arrested after alleged home invasion, wild pursuit through Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — Two men were arrested and another escaped during a pursuit with police following an armed home invasion where shots were fired on Tuesday.

    Two wanted by authorities captured by Plains Township police

    PLAINS TWP. — A man from Shickshinny accused of disguising himself as a department store employee when he allegedly stole items was captured by township police Tuesday.


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