Friday, March 31, 2023

Advocates rally for local control of minimum wage in Pa.

SCRANTON — Action Together NEPA and SEIU Healthcare PA were joined by Scranton Mayor Paige Cognetti, Sen. Marty Flynn and Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski on Thursday to demand local control over the minimum wage.

Nation reacts to Trump indictment

News of the indictment lit up message boards, websites and social media platforms popular with Trump supporters. Some discounted it as fake, while others noted the indictment came just before the start of Holy Week and compared Trump to a persecuted Christ.

Trump indictment: Latest updates

NEW YORK — Donald Trump has been indicted by a Manhattan grand jury, prosecutors and defense lawyers said Thursday, making him the first former U.S. president to face a criminal charge and jolting his bid to retake the White House next year.

Trump calls indictment ‘political persecution’

Former President Donald J. Trump released the following statement Thursday regarding news of his indictment in New York:

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Lawyer: Trump indicted; 1st ex-president charged with crime

NEW YORK — A Manhattan grand jury has voted to indict Donald Trump on charges involving payments made during the 2016 presidential campaign to silence claims of an extramarital sexual encounter, his lawyers said Thursday, producing the first criminal case against a former U.S. president and a jolt to Trump’s bid to retake the White House.

Drive-in season returns

With warmer weather on the horizon, families can once again enjoy a movie night out under the stars as two local drive-in theaters reopen for the season.

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Volpe kisses pinstripes in Yanks debut, Judge homers in win over Giants

NEW YORK — Anthony Volpe heard the Bleacher Creatures chant his name during his first Roll Call, and the 21-year-old New York Yankees shortstop turned toward the right field seats, raised his glove hand in tribute and with his right hand lifted the interlocking “NY” crest of his jersey to his lips.

Puustinen scores twice but WBS Penguins fall to Providence in shootout

Valtteri Puustinen ended a long drought. The blue line got some much-needed reinforcements. And the Penguins held the lead twice against Providence on Wednesday night.

H.S. Baseball/Softball: Pittston Area posts shutout against Old Forge

Pittston Area scored in all five innings as the Patriots defeated Old Forge 10-0 Wednesday in high school baseball.

Local Roundup: Holy Redeemer volleyball sweeps Wilkes-Barre Area

Jonathan Rocha had eight kills and eight blocks as Holy Redeemer defeated Wilkes-Barre Area 3-0 Wednesday in Wyoming Valley Conference boys volleyball.

MLB opening day offers clocks, shift bans, Ohtani and Judge

A major shift in how Major League Baseball is played. About time, too.

What did players learn about MLB’s new rules this spring?

PHOENIX — It was the defining moment of the recently finished World Baseball Classic Japan’s star pitcher Shohei Ohtani vs. United States slugger Mike Trout. Ninth inning. Two outs. One-run game.

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