Sunday, April 21, 2024

Seminary students Walk for Water

KINGSTON — Think about all of the ways you used water today.

Kirby Fest benefits F.M. Kirby Center’s community outreach, children’s programming

WILKES-BARRE — The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts hosted its fundraiser Kirby Fest on Saturday. This all-inclusive event featured local beer, wine, cider, spirits and food tastings, live entertainment, local artist displays and a silent auction with signed memorabilia from Kirby stars. Proceeds benefit the F.M. Kirby Center’s community outreach and children’s programming, which provide local children a chance to experience the performing arts free of charge.

Supreme Court to hear most significant case on homelessness in decades on Monday

WASHINGTON — The most significant case in decades on homelessness has reached the Supreme Court as record numbers of people in America are without a permanent place to live.

Crestwood High School students celebrate ‘Comets Soar Day’

WRIGHT TWP. — Some wrapped themselves in blankets, others gladly cuddled young goats in their laps to share a little body warmth. Many just joined in any of the numerous physical activities available, from a row of inflatable skill challenge structures (Ax tossing with a Velcro axe, basket shooting, and a squishy variation of wall climbing) to flying discs (“Frisbee” is proprietary), football, and a surreal round of baseball where the bat didn’t quite crack when hitting a — volleyball? Well, at least it’s an easier target.

Mohegan Pennsylvania Celebrates 15 Years of Party on the Patio with a Record-Breaking 22 Weeks of Shows

Fifteen years and still rockin’! Mohegan Pennsylvania is excited to celebrate the 15th anniversary of their iconic outdoor concert series, Party on the Patio.   This year’s series is like no other, with 23 bands taking...

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center employees voice contract concerns

PLAINS TWP. — Unionized technical employees from Geisinger Wyoming Valley (GWV) Medical Center held a press conference Thursday amid ongoing contract negotiations with Geisinger, adding their voices to a growing number of health care workers nationwide fighting for fair wages and safe working conditions for both staff and patients.

12 jurors picked for Trump’s hush money trial; Selection of alternates ongoing

NEW YORK — A jury of 12 people was seated Thursday in former President Donald Trump’s history-making hush money trial, propelling the proceedings closer to opening statements and the start of weeks of dramatic testimony.

Wilkes-Barre Area closes on Meyers High School sale, ending a decade-old saga

WILKES-BARRE — In a deal years in the making, Wilkes-Barre Area School District finally closed on the sale of the former Meyers High School building Thursday. District Solicitor Ray Wendolowski said the final step was routine and took “less than 10 minutes,” a quiet ending to a saga rife with emotions, protests and bitter debates.

K-9 law enforcement unit sweeps Luzerne County Correctional Facility

WILKES-BARRE — Law enforcement with K-9 dogs raided the Luzerne County Correctional Facility on Thursday as part of an “Operation Clean Sweep,” county Manager Romilda Crocamo informed council.

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Harden and Zubac lead Leonard-less Clippers to 109-97 win over Doncic and Mavs in playoff opener

LOS ANGELES — James Harden spent the season developing a pick-and-roll chemistry with big man Ivica Zubac. The future Hall of Famer in his first season in Los Angeles is schooling the longest-tenured Clipper.

Jokic, Gilgeous-Alexander and Doncic picked as the NBA’s MVP finalists. Wemby up for 2 trophies, too

Nikola Jokic is one step closer to winning a third MVP award in the last four seasons. Victor Wembanyama is surely on his way to a trophy — or maybe two. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander might get a couple of his own as well.

A tale of two centers: Jokic is trying to stay on top and Embiid is trying to stay on the court

NEW YORK — Nikola Jokic and Joel Embiid are the NBA’s main men in the middle, the two centers combining for the last three MVP awards in the regular season with perhaps another coming soon.

Scott Dixon stretches fuel to inch closer to A.J. Foyt on IndyCar’s all-time win list

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Scott Dixon moved closer to A.J. Foyt on IndyCar’s all-time win list by picking up his 57th career victory Sunday on the downtown streets of Long Beach.

Another race, another victory for Red Bull’s Max Verstappen at Chinese GP

SHANGHAI — Another Formula 1 race. Yet another victory for Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.

Jayson Tatum triple-double, 3s lead Celtics past Butler-less Heat 114-94 in playoff opener

BOSTON — The Celtics spent the days leading up to their playoff matchup with Miami talking about wanting to match the physicality of a team that would be looking for an edge without star Jimmy Butler.

WBS Penguins blank Phantoms, prepare for rematch in playoff opener

The Penguins closed out the regular season with a 2-0 win over Lehigh Valley on Saturday. Their reward is a rematch with the Phantoms in the opening round of the Calder Cup Playoffs.

David A. Jolley: From O.J. to Gronk, coin tosses go both ways in the NFL and beyond

A coin is tossed at the beginning of every football game, signaling the duality of sports and life. Good, bad, right, wrong, win, lose. It’s all there in the recent stories of two NFL legends.

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