McGloin to play for XFL's New York franchise
Matt McGloin knew for weeks what became official Tuesday: His career in professional football is not over; that the chance he convinced himself would eventually come, has finally found him.
The only issue turned out to be keeping that news secret until the XFL could announce it.
County's preliminary 2020 budget includes 5% property tax hike
Luzerne County’s preliminary 2020 budget proposal calls for a 5% property tax increase.
Increased costs for health care and pension obligations forced the proposed tax hike, county Manager David Pedri said during his budget presentation to county council and the public Tuesday evening.
Booyah Burgers to open in Dallas on Oct. 22
Booyah Burgers and Bites soon will reopen in Dallas in a new location.
The restaurant announced on Facebook that it will open 11 a.m. Oct. 22 inside “Beavers Express,” a food court that Harveys Lake resident Robert Greco operates at 2925 Memorial Highway.
Retired cop appointed Luzerne County coroner
Luzerne County has a new coroner.
Frank Hacken, who had worked as a captain at Luzerne County Correctional Facility, will fill the vacancy created when Dan Hughes resigned as county coroner last month.
Peachfest at Montage set for holiday weekend
Peachfest, the annual gathering of jam bands at Montage Mountain, announced Tuesday the festival will be held over the Fourth of July weekend. In its ninth year, the weekend of music is scheduled for July 2–5.
Early bird tickets go on sale noon Thursday.
McGloin assigned to XFL's New York franchise
Matt McGloin’s playing career isn’t over just yet.
The former West Scranton and Penn State star — and current sideline reporter for the Penn State radio network — was named as one of the eight quarterbacks assigned to XFL teams ahead of the league’s first draft today.
No tax hike planned for Wilkes-Barre in 2020
WILKES-BARRE — Mayor Tony George on Tuesday unveiled a $52.6 million proposed budget for 2020 that does not include a tax increase.
The budget, which includes a roughly 4.5% increase in spending over 2019, is sustained by one-time revenues expected to pad city coffers from various capital projects next year, George said.
WVC FIELD HOCKEY ROUNDUP: Lewis wins 100th game at Northwest
Northwest began its stretch of four games in four days with a milestone victory at home Monday, beating Tunkhannock, 10-0, in WVC field hockey.
It was the 100th career win for head coach Ashley Lawson, a former Northwest player who’s led the Rangers since 2010.
Sparring continues over voting machine selection
County officials continue to wrangle over the upcoming purchase of a new paper-trail voting system, to comply with a state directive that counties have secure voting equipment in place for the April 2020 primary.
Research: Depression leads reasons for mental health hospitalizations
Pennsylvanians checked into hospitals for mental disorders at a rate of 312 a day last year, according to a research brief published last week.