PLAINS TWP. — And they’re off. Saturday night marked the start of the racing season at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, kicking off eight months of live harness races at the 5/8-mile oval track. The racetrack off Route 315 opened in July 1965 as Pocono Downs, with its debut attracting Gov. William Scranton and […]
WILKES-BARRE — Helen Galli has reached a plea deal, averting her re-trial in an alleged poisoning case. The 86-year-old Wyoming woman was accused of lacing a glass of Juicy Juice with anti-freeze and ordering her son, Victor Galli, to give it to his girlfriend, Dawn Simyan. This morning she entered plea of no contest on […]
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jim Carrey is being criticized on social media for a portrait he painted that is believed to be White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. The actor and comedian on Saturday tweeted the painting with the caption: “This is the portrait of a so-called Christian whose only purpose in life is […]
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HAZLETON — A 19-year-old man refused medical treatment after city police said he lost control of a vehicle that rolled over multiple times on North Church Street on Saturday. Police allege Romer Martinez Nunez was speeding when he lost control of his vehicle that rolled for approximately 100 yards. The vehicle struck a building and […]
High honors: A student must receive a quality point average of 3.75 or higher. Honors: A student must receive a quality point average of 3.50 or higher. Seventh grade high honors Nathan Ambrosino, Angelina Antonacci, Tyler Athmann, Patrick Branley, Madison Day, Jillian Graham, Morgan Janeski, Carmella Karcutskie, Madelyn Keating, Halle Kranson, Kayla Leo, Andrew Lucas, […]
Solomon Junior High School and Mackin High School students from the classes of Kathleen Prushinski, Jessica Speicher, and Genelle Hoban-Sedon recently attended “Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad” at the F.M. Kirby Center. The theatrical performance was a tribute to the great American who freed herself and hundreds of people from slavery. The group was […]
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The Wyoming Valley West School District’s Schuyler Avenue Elementary is proud to announce Star Students for the months of January and February. Awarded students have exemplary behavior and have displayed positive attitudes towards themselves, their school and teachers for the months of January and February. Shown are, first row: Genesis Sabal, Emily Shook, Alexis Cawley, […]
Community Bank N.A. recently presented Wyoming Valley Catholic Youth Center with a $6,500 donation to support the organization’s largest fundraiser, March Madness. The event will be held March 24 at the Westmoreland Club. Shown from left are: Community Bank N.A. Pennsylvania President and Event Co-chair Barbara Maculloch, honorary chairperson Father John Terry, Catholic Youth Center […]
Mrs. Lutz’s first-grade classroom is full of baby clothes this month as they collect infant and toddler clothing for a cause. The children have been collecting the items during Lent, as their way to observe this season of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. All donations will be given to Pennsylvanians for Human Life in Wilkes-Barre. The […]
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Lackawanna County Judge Julia K. Munley spoke of social workers as leaders, advocates and champions at the annual Hospice of the Sacred Heart Social Work Breakfast March 16. Speaking before a group of social workers and community leaders, Judge Munley spoke of her admiration for her sister, Gwen, who has dedicated her professional life to […]
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