Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Democrats move to take power with narrow Pa. House majority

HARRISBURG — Democrats who barely won back a majority of seats in the Pennsylvania House in November moved to take control of the chamber Wednesday and replace one of their incumbents who died and two others who won higher office.

‘St. Nicholas’ stresses spirit of giving at namesake parish

WILKES-BARRE — The massive display of giving and generosity shown by the parishioners of St. Nicholas Church on Tuesday, collecting toys and games for needy children in the parish and around the area, would surely have made the church’s namesake saint proud.

School bus company joins civil suit

WILKES-BARRE — A school bus company approved to operate their hub in a residential area of Hanover Township filed notice to join a civil lawsuit against the Hanover Township Zoning Board.

‘The 2,403 men that died are the heroes’

HONOLULU — USS Arizona sailor Lou Conter lived through the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor even though his battleship exploded and sank after being pierced by aerial bombs.

Democratic Sen. Warnock wins Georgia runoff against Walker

ATLANTA — Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock defeated Republican challenger Herschel Walker in a Georgia runoff election Tuesday, ensuring Democrats an outright majority in the Senate for the rest of President Joe Biden’s term and helping cap an underwhelming midterm cycle for the GOP in the last major vote of the year.

Funding day room for homeless discussed at Wilkes-Barre work session

WILKES-BARRE — City Council Tuesday night was receptive to a proposed day room for homeless people as a first step toward dealing with the persistent problem in the region.

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Ronaldo dropped, Ramos scores 3 for Portugal at World Cup

LUSAIL, Qatar — A chant of “RONALDO! RONALDO!” swept around the biggest stadium at the World Cup, followed by loud jeers when the fans realized their idol wasn’t coming onto the field.

Pirates win top pick in baseball’s first draft lottery

SAN DIEGO — The Pittsburgh Pirates won baseball’s first draft lottery Tuesday night and will get the first pick of eligible amateur players in July.

MLB winter meetings: No decision yet for Judge; Bellinger, Bell, Haniger all sign

SAN DIEGO — Cole Kuiper saw a report on Twitter: Aaron Judge was nearing a deal with the San Francisco Giants. Cole called his father, Giants broadcaster Duane Kuiper, to share the good news.

DeAngelo, Tippett help Flyers beat Avalanche 5-3

PHILADELPHIA — Tony DeAngelo and Owen Tippett scored power-play goals and the Philadelphia Flyers held on to beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-3 on Monday night.

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