Times Leader P.M. Update: Friday, Feb. 26

Patrick Kernan updates us on homicide charges being filed in a Hazleton attack, State Rep. Tarah Toohil’s response to proposed PennDOT tolls and new firefighters being sworn in by Wilkes-Barre.

Bryce Harper eager to get to postseason, end Phillies’ drought

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Bryce Harper’s first year in Philadelphia ended with his former team winning the World Series, and the Phillies suffered another September collapse in his second season.

H.S. boys basketball: Wyoming Seminary edges Lake-Lehman, moves closer to division title

KINGSTON — Wyoming Seminary’s pre-game senior night ceremony didn’t go as envisioned Thursday, with standout guard Jake Koretz walking out to the court on crutches.

H.S. Girls Basketball: Wilkes-Barre Area edges Hazleton Area in key WVC Division 1 game

WILKES-BARRE — The Wilkes-Barre Area Wolfpack saw their divisional hopes end with consecutive losses. So they put a dent into the hopes of another team instead Wednesday night.

Newcomer Zohorna’s three-point night lifts WBS Penguins past Hershey

Radim Zohorna’s first goal in North America nearly led to his first hat trick in North America.

Penn State hires Purdue’s Anthony Poindexter as new safeties coach

The last time Penn State needed a safeties coach, the Nittany Lions pulled a co-defensive coordinator from another Big Ten school.

LA sheriff calls Tiger Woods crash ‘purely an accident’

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County sheriff on Wednesday characterized the crash that seriously injured Tiger Woods as “purely an accident” and appeared to rule out any potential criminal charges even as authorities were still investigating.

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    Eddie Day Pashinski supports Agnes documentary project

    Members of the Agnes Flood Documentary Project recently met with Pennsylvania State Representative Eddie Day Pashinski to discuss the upcoming documentary film, “Agnes,” which will be released in June of 2022 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the flood.

    Beth and Chris Kelly to chair The Comm’s 2021 fund drive

    The Waverly Community House is pleased to announce that Beth and Chris Kelly have accepted its Board of Trustees’ invitation to serve as Sustaining Fund Co-Chairs for this year’s campaign.

    Book discussions, movie screenings are part of Wyoming County Reads

    For Erica Rogler — and many other people — Ernest Hemingway’s “The Old Man and The Sea” was a high school assignment.

    Getting paid to hack? It’s real.

    HARRISBURG — Did you ever think you could get a job as someone who is paid to hack security systems? What about “ethical hacking” or the “white-hat hacker” practices?

    MILLENNIAL MONEYTurn your quarantine clutter into money

    I placed more online orders than I can count in 2020. And I justified all of them.

    Liz Weston: Why you don’t want to be an executor

    Being asked to be an executor is an honor you might want to pass up.

    Berwick man charged with criminal homicide in Hazleton beating death

    HAZLETON — City police Friday elevated the charges filed against Joshua Hugh Keziah, 32, following the death of another man earlier this month from an assault.

    Woman charged with endangering children after drug laced Fruity Pebbles bars, candy found

    NEWPORT TWP. — Three children younger than 10-years-old were inside a residence when authorities discovered Fruity Pebbles bars, gummy bears and graham bars laced with cannabis earlier this week, according to court records.

    Police: Man enters apartment believing ‘Feds’ after him

    PLYMOUTH — A man believing the “Feds” were after him burglarized a residence and demanded clothing before police found him hiding in a bedroom closet Thursday night.

    Brother testifies against brother in Sugar Notch homicide case

    HANOVER TWP. — Jeremy Brodbeck choked up at times as he testified against his step-brother, Erik Michael Watkins, about what happened inside their Sugar Notch home Dec. 13 when the body of their mother was found in a bathtub.

    Extradition hearing scheduled in Florida for WB homicide suspect

    A man from Wilkes-Barre captured by U.S. Marshals in Florida on an arrest warrant charging him with killing two men and injuring a third will stay another month in the Sunshine state.