The Citizens' Voice


College roundup: Kenny leads Misericordia basketball
Jason Kenny had a game-high 28 points and led five players in double figures as Misericordia men’s basketball stormed to a 98-76 win at Utica on Friday night.



Today’s Hot Shot
JoAnn Wolinsky of Forty Fort found the Grinch House while wandering around Race Street in Jim Thorpe recently, all decorated for Christmas. This image was taken and submitted by JoAnn Wolinsky.



County visitors bureau eyes Market Street Square site
WILKES-BARRE — The Luzerne County Convention and Visitors Bureau hopes to be one of the first tenants to open in the Market Street Square complex being renovated in Wilkes-Barre. Janet Hall, executive director of the bureau, told the Downtown Wilkes-Barre


Local colleges share grants to combat sexual assault
Four area colleges will share nearly $100,000 in state grants to address campus sexual assault. The grants, part of the state’s “It’s On Us PA” campaign, will help pay for educational programs, training, videos and printed materials. Area schools that rec


Scouting report: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at St. John’s IceCaps




Penn State, Wisconsin closely matched in many ways
Penn State has reached the Big Ten Championship on the strength of quarterback Trace McSorley, tailback Saquon Barkley and its explosive offense.



Wyoming Seminary
Wyoming Seminary Lower School students recently contributed to a fund drive in support of Lung Cancer Alliance, where they raised $850. The fund drive, organized by seventh grade student Rhianna Lewis, featured a collection from two school-wide dress-down


Dorrance Township supervisors get input on proposed development
DORRANCE TWP. — Dorrance Township supervisors on Thursday held what likely will be the first of several public hearings on the proposed Preserve at Blue Ridge Trail, a planned residential development on a 546-acre site that surrounds Blue Ridge Trail Golf



SOS has facility plan that can save W-B nearly $110M
The Wilkes-Barre Area School District’s (WBASD) priorities defy reason; they are an impairment to the education of our children, and a liability on the homeowners. The WBASD faces a potential quarter of a billion dollar expenditure to make the district fa


Corrections & clarifications 12/3/16
A story in Wednesday’s edition about McCann School of Business in Dickson City should have said the facility will close after students currently enrolled finish the courses in which they are enrolled.


WNEP


Deadly Fire at Warehouse Party in California
OAKLAND, Calif. — There were only two ways out when a fast-spreading furious fire broke out during a festive gathering of artists on the second floor of a warehouse in Oakland. There was a makeshift, rickety stairway made from pallets and other materials — and windows, with a leap to the ground. At least nine people died in the fire as scores of others escaped. But the fates of more than two dozen people were still unknown Saturday afternoon, hours


Fourth Person Dies After Crash on Interstate 80
POCONO TOWNSHIP — A fourth person has died following a crash last month on Interstate 80 in the Poconos. The Lehigh County coroner said Thomas Rutkowski, 53, of Tobyhanna died Saturday at the hospital. Rutkowski was driving on Interstate 80 near Tannersville two weeks ago when a box truck slammed into his vehicle, killing two of his children and the driver of the box truck. Rutkowski had been hospitalized since the wreck along with the children’s mother. The deadly crash


Jay Paterno Speaks to Scranton Crowd Ahead of Big 10 Championship Game
SCRANTON — Inside the Leonard Theater in Scranton, Penn State fans had quite the warm-up act to the Big 10 championship game: former Penn State quarterbacks coach Jay Paterno. “It’s kind of a fun get together, and now we got a championship that everyone can get together and watch Penn State win,” said the son of Joe Paterno. The former coach talked about everything from coaching and old family stories to dealing with controversies and scandals in the program. “Leadership is


Update: Jill Stein Says Fight for Pennsylvania Recount Not Over
UPDATE: Jill Stein announced late Saturday night that the fight for a recount in Pennsylvania is not over. The Stein campaign will fight for a statewide recount in PA. We are committed to protecting the civil and voting rights of all Americans. — Dr. Jill Stein (@DrJillStein) December 4, 2016 On Facebook, Stein posted a statement Saturday night from Jonathan Abady, lead counsel to the Stein recount efforts: “Make no mistake–the Stein campaign will continue to fight for a statewide


NEPA Fans Excited for B1G Title Game in Indy
Fans from all over northeastern and central Pennsylvania made the trip to Indianapolis for the Big Ten Title Game. Sports Director Jim Coles caught up with a few of them. Get the latest updates during the game by following our LiveBlog here.


Scranton Women Win Again Over Juniata 76-59
The 4th-ranked Scranton Lady Royals beat Juniata 76-59 to improve to 7-0 this season.


Scranton Times



Scranton native Stephen Karam's play to tour
Scranton native Stephen Karam’s Tony award-winning play goes on the road next year. “The Humans,” which closes its nearly year-long Broadway run Sunday, Jan. 15, after 502 performances


Tesla to install electric car charging stations at the Shoppes at Montage
Car manufacturer Tesla will install “supercharger” stations at the Shoppes at Montage later this month, allowing owners of Model S or Model X electric cars to recharge in the Scranton area.


Susquehanna County Court Notes 12/03/2016
ESTATE NOTICES n Roger MacBain, 11 Wickizer Road, Kingsley; letters testamentary to Justin MacBain, 30 Thomas Drive, Tunkhannock. n Mary O’Neil, 170 West Shore Drive, New Milford; letters testamentary to John Ward, 170 West Shore Drive, New Milford.


Jessup will start curbside recycling, approves budget
Borough council approved a 2017 budget Thursday that does not include a tax hike.



First Friday brings back memories of old Globe store
Anne Boles and her daughter Susie Schimelfenig were among scores of people who made their way into the former Globe Store in downtown Scranton on Friday night.


Honor Rolls
HONESDALE HIGH SCHOOL GRADE 12 Distinguished honor roll: Austin Adams, Ashley Atcavage, Taylor Batzel, Paige Bidwell, Anna Christiansen, Emily DeCrotie, Alec Dragos, Mackenzie Ehrhardt, Angelea Francesco, Taylor Frisch, Brett Fritz, Lyle Galloway, Elijah


Scranton Sewer Authority union ratifies contract to transition to Pennsylvania American Water Company
A Scranton Sewer Authority union ratified a contract with Pennsylvania American Water Co., which is buying the sewer system, representatives of both sides said.


Lackawanna College among 'Best Places to Work'
Pride Mobility Products Corp. in Exeter, Sordoni Construction Services in Forty Fort and Lackawanna College in Scranton made the list of Pennsylvania’s 2016 “Best Places to Work.”


Girl, 6, hit in Scranton crash
A 6-year-old girl suffered minor injuries Friday morning after she was struck by a vehicle, Scranton police said.



Court upholds ruling barring DeNaples from doing business with Mt. Airy
The state Commonwealth Court on Friday denied Dunmore businessman Louis DeNaples’ request to alter a ruling he contends prevents companies he owns from doing business with Mount Airy Casino Resort.



Truck crashes on Interstate 81
A Redline Towing worker climbs into the cab of a tractor trailer resting on its side after a crash on northbound Interstate 81 at the Dickson City exit near Viewmont Mall on Friday afternoon.


Times Leader


Malaysian PM leads protest against ‘genocide’ of Rohingya
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak led a protest rally Sunday against what he called a “genocide” of Myanmar’s Muslim Rohingya minority, as he urged Asian neighbors and the world to step up the pressure to stop the violence. Najib said the rally at a stadium in suburban Kuala Lumpur will […]


Cuba to prohibit naming of monuments, streets after Fidel
SANTIAGO, Cuba (AP) — President Raul Castro announced that Cuba will prohibit the naming of streets and monuments after his brother Fidel, and bar the construction of statues of the former leader and revolutionary icon in keeping with his desire to avoid a cult of personality. The announcement late Saturday came after a week of […]


The Latest: Stein changes strategy in Pennsylvania recount
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the Green Party’s effort to force a statewide recount of the Nov. 8 presidential election in Pennsylvania: (all times local): 11:45 p.m. The Green Party says it’s switching strategy in its bid to force a statewide recount of Pennsylvania’s Nov. 8 presidential election, won by Republican Donald Trump. […]


Fidel Castro’s final resting spot shrouded in mystery
SANTIAGO, Cuba (AP) — About a year ago, trucks full of building materials began arriving at the Santa Ifigenia cemetery in the eastern Cuban city of Santiago. On Saturday, a white cloth was draped over a new structure near the mausoleum for Cuban independence leader Jose Marti. Beyond those few clues, the details of Fidel […]


Massachusetts firefighters battle large Cambridge fire
BOSTON (AP) — Firefighters worked into the night to put down a large fire that jumped from one building to another across a densely-populated neighborhood in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Saturday. Heavy flames engulfed multi-family buildings, including a former church that had been converted to condos, and several automobiles. Dozens of families were displaced and moved […]


Malaysian PM leads protest against ‘genocide’ of Rohingya
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak led a protest rally Sunday against what he called a “genocide” of Myanmar’s Muslim Rohingya minority, as he urged Asian neighbors and the world to step up the pressure to stop the violence. Najib said the rally at a stadium in suburban Kuala Lumpur will […]


Penn State gives playoff committee something to ponder
The College Football Playoff selection committee was given something to ponder by Penn State. How much value does a conference championship have? How about a head-to-head victory? The Nittany Lions now have both of those over Ohio State heading into selection Sunday. “We just won the toughest conference in college football,” Penn State coach James […]


Green Party switches strategy in Pennsylvania recount bid
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Green Party-backed campaign changed its strategy to force a statewide recount of Pennsylvania’s Nov. 8 presidential election, won by Republican Donald Trump, and said late Saturday night that it will seek help in the federal courts, rather than the state courts. The announcement that it would seek an emergency federal […]


France pledges $30 million for wartime heritage protection
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — France committed $30 million toward protecting cultural heritage sites during wartime on Saturday, a first step in the creation of an international fund aimed at preventing destruction like that carried out by Islamic State militants. French President Francois Hollande announced the contribution during a conference jointly organized by […]


Penn State gives playoff committee something to ponder
The College Football Playoff selection committee was given something to ponder by Penn State. How much value does a conference championship have? How about a head-to-head victory? The Nittany Lions now have both of those over Ohio State heading into selection Sunday. “We just won the toughest conference in college football,” Penn State coach James […]