Luzerne County Council faces some major decisions this week

Tuesday night is shaping up to be busy for Luzerne County Council, with decisions set to be made on a Hazleton area project tax break, requested elected tax collector raises and two proposed home rule charter change ballot questions.

Reigning champion Chiefs dump Bills 38-24 in AFC title game

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It took the Kansas City Chiefs five frustrating decades to make their second Super Bowl appearance.

Yankees get Jameson Taillon from Pirates for 4 prospects

NEW YORK — The Yankees made another high-risk offseason addition to their starting rotation, acquiring right-hander Jameson Taillon from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday for four prospects.

Road warriors: Bucs win 31-26 at Green Bay, reach Super Bowl

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Tom Brady has a new team, in a new town. The destination is the same: another Super Bowl

H.S. Basketball: Wyoming Seminary boys stay unbeaten with win over Wyoming Valley West

Wyoming Seminary placed four starters in double figures as the Blue Knights remained undefeated with a 63-55 victory over Wyoming Valley West in a Wyoming Valley Conference non-divisional boys basketball game Saturday night.

Chiefs’ Reid, Bills’ McDermott to match wits for AFC title

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Ten years after firing Sean McDermott as his defensive coordinator, Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid will stare across the field inside Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday and see his protégé trying to spoil his hopes of a Super Bowl repeat.

All eyes on QBs as Packers host Bucs for NFC championship

For as much as Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers have accomplished in their Hall of Fame-caliber careers, they’ve rarely faced off on the field.

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    Beyond the Byline: Pat and Buddy will never be forgotten

    We all desperately looked forward to the end of 2020 — the Year of the Pandemic — and we focused on 2021 with the hope of better days ahead.

    Life at Full Throttle: 12 Life Lessons Learned

    I’ve been reflecting on life this week. A reflection brought on by the recent death of my husband’s close friend, Louie, in a tragic accident. Losses like this one motivate me to take a hard look at my life and do some reevaluating.

    Around Town: We’re living in a digital world … and that’s not bad

    The other day someone asked me how I’ve come up with things to write about during a pandemic.

    Wilkes University prof authors book on squirrel research

    Sniff. Sniff. From a squirrel’s vantage point, the peanut butter in that wire contraption smelled so good, so enticing … it was just too hard to resist.

    A true blue local business

    KINGSTON — Uncertainty has been one of the major trends of the pandemic era, now closing in on a year with no end in sight.

    New program at Building Blocks Learning Center

    WILKES-BARRE — While it might look like business as usual at some childcare and pre-school facilities, a lot has changed. Operating a childcare center in the age of coronavirus is challenging to say the least.

    How to make budgeting as painless as possible

    Budgeting is a pain. But what’s more painful is a bill you can’t easily pay, debt that costs a fortune or not having enough money to retire.

    Prosecutors plan to use homicide suspect’s ‘flight’ as self-guilt evidence

    WILKES-BARRE — Luzerne County prosecutors plan to use Tremaine Jamison’s flight to show evidence of self-guilt during his upcoming criminal homicide trial.

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    Vehicles ransacked

    Trial scheduled for son accused in father’s death

    WILKES-BARRE — A son charged with killing his father — whose body has not been found — is scheduled to face a Luzerne County jury in May.

    Hanover Township man charged second time with stalking

    HANOVER TWP. — A man from Hanover Township used lyrics from a Black Sabbath song and made references to federal elected officials to stalk and harass three owners of a construction business where he was employed, according to court records.

    Nanticoke teen, 17, charged as an adult on numerous firearm, robbery offenses in Hazleton

    HAZLETON — City police Wednesday added drug possession charges against a 17-year-old boy from Nanticoke, who was charged as an adult last week on felony assault and robbery offenses.


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