HARRISBURG — Democrats won control of the Pennsylvania House in special elections Tuesday, wresting partial power from Republicans for the first time in a dozen years in the closely competitive swing state.
A proposed reopening of the Firefighters’ Memorial Bridge linking West Pittston and Pittston remains under review by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, which has the final say, Luzerne County officials said Tuesday.
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden called on Republicans in his State of the Union address Tuesday night to work with him to “finish the job” of rebuilding the economy and uniting the nation as he sought to overcome pessimism in the country and navigate political divisions in Washington.
WILKES-BARRE — After eight years of legal wrangling, COVID-19 delays and a lengthy trial, a Pennsylvania judge handed down what could be a transformative ruling Tuesday regarding state money for public education, siding with advocacy organizations, individuals and school districts — including Wilkes-Barre Area — that had joined to sue the state with a claim that the current funding system violates the state Constitution.
WILKES-BARRE — In the end, even the hope-filled lyrics of “Amazing Grace” fell short as Wilkes University students and faculty gathered around the flagpoles for a vigil in memory of Tyre Nichols. Alicia Govens sang the widely used hymn of redemption to close the vigil, but choked up with tears on the last verse.
NEW YORK — Paul George scored 29 points, Kawhi Leonard added 24 and the Los Angeles Clippers overcame a career-high 47 points from Cam Thomas in his first start to beat the short-handed Brooklyn Nets 124-116 on Monday night.