Keith Jackson, sportscaster with ‘Whoa, Nelly! call, dies

Keith Jackson, whose signature phrases like “Whoa, Nelly!” made him the down-home voice of college football during more than five decades as a sportscaster, has died. He was 89. Jackson died Friday, according to a statement Saturday by ESPN, which consolidated with ABC Sports, Jackson’s longtime employer. No cause or place of death was given. […]

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Crews battle fire in Wilkes-Barre Township

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Firefighters from several departments battled severe cold temperatures when a blaze struck an apartment and a garage at Harris and Metcalf streets Friday afternoon. Neil Ross, of Bear Creek Township, who owns the apartment and garage, said he believes a tenant was heating up the apartment to thaw pipes that froze when […]

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Flavor of the Week: Playoffs!?! Don’t talk about playoffs! Are you kidding me?

We’re finally here. The fantasy football playoffs. Playing for all the marbles. In honor of the first week of the fantasy playoffs, I went back in time and talked to former Indianapolis Colts head coach Jim Mora about fantasy football. Here was our conversation: JM: And that was a disgraceful performance in my opinion. DJ: […]

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PSU notebook: Lehman’s Connor McGovern returns after injury scare

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The play had ended, but Connor McGovern was still on the ground. Penn State’s starting center was sitting up on the turf at Maryland Stadium as athletic trainers came out to take a look at McGovern’s left knee. Fortunately for the Nittany Lions and McGovern, there wasn’t too much cause for […]

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Double trouble: McSorley, Stevens deliver shellacking to Maryland

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — This whole quarterback thing for Tommy Stevens has only been in the works for the past five years. “Growing up, playing different positions, I didn’t play quarterback until really my junior year of high school,” the Penn State signal-caller said. “I played running back. I played tight end. I played a […]

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Brothers who died after Laflin blaze remembered fondly at memorial service

WILKES-BARRE — Members of the Mount Zion Baptist Church youth choir performed “Circle of Life” on Saturday morning, one of the classic songs from Disney’s “The Lion King.” The movie was one of Erik DuPree, Devon Major, and Ezekiel Major’s favorites. The Hill Street church hosted a memorial service for the three brothers who died […]

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Former Nittany Lion Tim Shaw delivers ‘perspective’ to PSU players

He had spent many hours of his life on the grass at Beaver Stadium. On this day, Tim Shaw was going to need a little help to get out to the 50-yard line. So the former Penn State linebacker had two Nittany Lions seniors lock arms with him. Brendan Mahon had his left and fellow […]

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VIDEO: From printing press to porch — how the Times Leader is made

The daily process to produce Luzerne County’s top source for News, Features, Sports and Business is a meticulous one. As we begin the holiday season, the Times Leader Media Group proudly gives you a behind-the-scenes look at how our newspaper is printed and distributed. Enjoy! VideoID: AG8fvmrYxWo VideoType: YOUTUBE URL: Video Embed String: […]

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Nebraska limps into Happy Valley for Penn State’s senior day

Until last month, it was the largest crowd to fill Beaver Stadium. Fifteen years ago, Penn State hosted No. 8 Nebraska under the lights and made the nation take notice with a 40-7 romp of the Cornhuskers. That was the last time Penn State beat Nebraska. And for the Huskers, it was the start of […]

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Penn State’s Mike Gesicki continues his long road toward the NFL

Mike Gesicki’s physical routine before the 2016 season was well-documented. The Penn State tight end stayed after practice every day during the offseason to hit the blocking sled and catch passes. But off the field, he did the same sort of repetition to help from a psychological standpoint. “I had goals and aspirations,” Gesicki said. […]

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