126 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Luzerne County; 12 new deaths

WILKES-BARRE — The Department of Health reported Tuesday that there were 126 new cases of COVID-19 in Luzerne County and 12 new deaths.

MLB launches wood-bat league for draft-eligible prospects

NEW YORK — Major League Baseball is creating a minor league for top eligible prospects leading to the summer draft.

Virus forces Gophers to cancel game vs. Northwestern

Minnesota announced Monday it has called off this weekend’s game against No. 16 Northwestern, the second straight cancellation for the Gophers due to a spike in COVID-19 cases within the program.

Saban expects to return to sidelines for LSU game

Alabama coach Nick Saban expects to be back on the sidelines Saturday at LSU.

49ers to play 2 upcoming home games in Arizona

The San Francisco 49ers will play two home games in Arizona after new coronavirus regulations put in place by officials in Northern California forced the team to find a temporary new home.

Ravens-Steelers moved to Wednsday due to COVID-19

The Baltimore Ravens’ struggle to contain an extended outbreak of the coronavirus forced their rescheduled game Tuesday night against the unbeaten Pittsburgh Steelers to be moved back to Wednesday.

Metcalf, Wilson lead Seahawks over Eagles 23-17

PHILADELPHIA — DK Metcalf again made the Philadelphia Eagles regret passing him up in the draft.

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    Wyoming Seminary welcomes new members to board of trustees

    KINGSTON – The Board of Trustees of Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School has elected new members to serve for the 2020-21 school year.

    Mueller Family McDonald’s raises $43,000 for Ronald McDonald House Charities

    Through the efforts of its customers, crew members, and managers, the Mueller Family McDonald’s raised $43,000 during a two-week,”Show Your Stripes” Fundraiser in October.

    Endowed scholarship at Marywood honors 12th university president Sister Mary Persico

    Sister Mary Persico, IHM, Ed.D., president of Marywood University, was recently honored by the Board of Trustees with an endowed scholarship in her name to celebrate her 50th Jubilee.

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    When to donate rewards to charity and when to give cash

    If you’re looking to give to charity this holiday season but don’t want to dip into your bank account, donating unused credit card rewards, hotel points and airline miles can be a helpful alternative. In some cases the charity can use the rewards for travel needs, and in other cases, the issuer can convert them to cash for the charity.

    Liz Weston: How small businesses can help workers save

    Donna Skemp of Bend, Oregon, struggled to save before she signed up for an automatic savings plan offered by her employer’s payroll services company. Now, some of her pay goes into a federally insured, interest-paying savings account that she can access any time with a debit card.

    ‘More people may die’: Biden urges Trump to aid transition

    WILMINGTON, Del. — President-elect Joe Biden warned of dire consequences if President Donald Trump and his administration continue to refuse to coordinate with his transition team on the coronavirus pandemic and block briefings on national security, policy issues and vaccine plans.

    Police: Ashley man arrested after disputes with brother

    ASHLEY — A man was arrested on Friday night after police say he got into two separate physical confrontations and threatened his brother with a knife outside a Donato Drive residence.

    Man robbed by another man during initial sex meet

    WRIGHT TWP. — Township police arrested a man they say robbed another man during what was described as a meeting for sex on Thursday.

    Wilkes-Barre homicide suspect captured in March remains jailed in New York City

    Homicide suspect Jeremy Gittens, accused of fatally shooting a man and injuring a woman in Wilkes-Barre more than nine months ago, remains jailed at the Rikers Island Correctional Facility in New York City.

    Police: One injured in Wilkes-Barre shooting; suspects sought

    WILKES-BARRE — City police are investigating a shooting that left one person injured on Thanksgiving morning.

    Nanticoke police arrest man on burglary, drug possession charges

    NANTICOKE — City police arrested Jason Joseph Wojciechowski, 21, on charges he burglarized and ransacked a business and trespassed at another business on Tuesday.