Saturday, May 21, 2022

Contest too close to call, recount likely

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s Republican primary for an open U.S. Senate seat is too close to call and is likely headed for a statewide recount to decide the winner of the contest between heart surgeon-turned-TV celebrity Dr. Mehmet Oz and former hedge fund CEO David McCormick.

Stabbing victim told police attack was unprovoked

WILKES-BARRE — A woman stabbed in a grocery store parking lot Thursday afternoon described her attacker as having a “crazy” look before the attack, a criminal complaint said.

Jury finds Stallings guilty of raping child

WILKES-BARRE — A Luzerne County jury Friday found Barrkim Stallings guilty of raping and sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl.

‘It’s really great to be back’

WILKES-BARRE — A flute-based rendition of Journey’s 1981 classic ‘Don’t Stop Believin’ rang out from the stage on Public Square just after 2 p.m., solidifying the fact that, after a long layoff, the Fine Arts Fiesta was back … in full color.

Luzerne County acting manager praises municipal takeover of road

Luzerne County will reduce its road inventory by a mile because Sugarloaf Township has formally inspected and agreed to accept ownership of a county-owned stretch of Mountain Drive, County Acting Manager Romilda Crocamo told council Thursday.

How mail-in voting slows election results in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG — Counting of mailed ballots in Pennsylvania is drawing renewed scrutiny amid a too-close-to-call U.S. Senate primary between Republicans David McCormick and Dr. Mehmet Oz.

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