Sunday, March 26, 2023

Luzerne County (and Beyond’s) Got Talent hits all the high notes

WILKES-BARRE —At the top of the show, before ceding the stage to 25 of the area’s most talented acts, Luzerne County (and Beyond’s) Got Talent chair Andrea Bogusko said it best.

‘I’m sure that he’s smiling down on us’

HANOVER TWP. — Monday will mark 15 years since Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Kenton Iwaniec was killed by a drunk driver on the way home from his shift at the PSP Avondale barracks in Chester County.

Bloom & Booze benefits Casterline’s arts and music programs

FORTY FORT — The Arts & Harmony committee of Leadership Northeast held a Bloom & Booze fundraiser Saturday to benefit Casterline Center’s arts and music programs, with dozens of adults trying their hand at crafting a hanging planter.

Public Square and West Market St. streetscape project underway

WILKES-BARRE — Mayor George Brown this week said construction is underway for the final phase of the Public Square Downtown Streetscape Improvements project.

Trump invokes Jan. 6 at Waco rally ahead of possible charges

WACO, Texas — A defiant and incendiary Donald Trump, facing a potential indictment, held the first rally of his 2024 presidential campaign Saturday in Waco, Texas, a city made famous by deadly resistance against law enforcement.

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South Region final: Creighton, San Diego State each aim to reach first Final Four

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Creighton and San Diego State have dreamed of being in this situation for years. And it’s not the first team each team has stood in the other’s way.

Midwest Region final: Texas the top seed left standing for Elite Eight matchup with Miami

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Texas coach Rodney Terry was not more than 20 minutes removed from a resounding win over Xavier in the Sweet 16 when he was asked about the next mammoth task during what is becoming an improbable run toward a home-state Final Four.

Ninth-seeded FAU reaches Final Four in second NCAA Tournament appearance

NEW YORK — Alijah Martin, Vlad Goldin and ninth-seeded Florida Atlantic became the first and lowest-seeded team to reach this year’s Final Four as the Owls withstood another huge game by Kansas State’s Markquis Nowell to beat the Wildcats 79-76 on Saturday night.

Run ends for shorthanded Notre Dame squad in women’s Sweet 16

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Amid Maryland’s on-court celebration of reaching the Elite Eight for the first time in eight years, Terrapins coach Brenda Frese took a few moments to smile and reflect on how far her team has come in the past year.

UConn women’s Final Four streak ends with 73-61 loss to Ohio State

SEATTLE — UConn’s record Final Four run is over, thanks to a monumental performance by Ohio State.

Creighton ends Princeton’s Cinderella run; Texas rounds out Elite Eight

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Creighton used its size, 3-point shooting and a swarming second-half defense to end the March Madness run of Princeton, beating the 15th-seeded Tigers 86-75 on Friday night in the Sweet 16.

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