Tuesday, November 28, 2023

More hostages, prisoners freed amid truce

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip — Hamas and Israel released more hostages and prisoners under terms of a fragile cease-fire that held for a fifth day Tuesday as international mediators in Qatar worked to extend the truce. The United States urged Israel to better protect Palestinian civilians in Gaza if it follows through on its promise to resume the war.

Kaufer, Ryncavage visit India for business, cultural development

Two state legislators from Luzerne County recently visited India as part of a delegation looking to strengthen business and cultural links with Pennsylvania, placing special emphasis on recruiting medical professionals.

Officials seek to clarify announcement of $56M in funding for Luzerne County

A Monday release issued by state Rep. Alec Ryncavage announcing $56 million in funding for Luzerne County infrastructure projects took some county officials by surprise because it is not a new monetary award.

Luzerne County Council halts vote on Sterling site funding request

At the developer’s request, Luzerne County Council members halted plans to vote Tuesday on a $3 million allocation for a hotel/convention center project at the former Hotel Sterling site on the corner of River and Market streets in Wilkes-Barre.

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Plans formally submitted for Wawa, Aldi stores on Route 309

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Plans have formally been submitted for a new Wawa to be built along Route 309 in the Blackman Plaza, now known as the Union Center.

Architects picked for Pittston project

PITTSTON – When the American Theatre was demolished in 1993, then citizen Michael Lombardo was upset about demolition of the landmark that made Pittston a focal point of the region be a faded memory, so he ran for mayor on the promise to never allow another important building of the past to be razed.

Hamas releases third group of hostages as part of truce, and says it will seek to extend the deal

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip — The fragile cease-fire between Israel and Hamas was back on track Sunday as the militants freed 17 more hostages, including 14 Israelis and the first American, in a third exchange under a four-day truce that the U.S. said it hoped would be extended. In turn, Israel released 39 Palestinian prisoners.

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Texas A&M introduces former Duke coach Mike Elko as Jimbo Fisher’s replacement

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Mike Elko knows Texas A&M has been talking about winning its first national championship since 1939 for many, many years.

Giants expect Daniel Jones to be their starting QB once he recovers from ACL injury

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants anticipate Daniel Jones will return to being their starting quarterback once he finishes rehabilitating his surgically repaired right knee.

Browns star DE Myles Garrett avoids serious shoulder injury after getting hurt in loss to Broncos

CLEVELAND — Browns star defensive end Myles Garrett did not suffer any structural damage to his left shoulder in Sunday’s game at Denver, a positive development for a Cleveland team rocked by major injuries all season.

Rodgers’ return to Jets’ facility provides a lift as Saleh issues a challenge to coaches, players

The New York Jets returned to work Monday and Aaron Rodgers was right there with them.

Analysis: Steelers did a very un-Steelerlike thing by firing Matt Canada. The early returns were promising

PITTSBURGH — Mike Tomlin isn’t getting ahead of himself. And he probably shouldn’t.

Analysis: New York Giants are on a two-game winning streak heading into a bye week

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — After a disastrous, injured-filled start to the season filled with high expectations and met with too many poor performances, the New York Giants have a reason to feel good as they head into their bye week.

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