NewsNow: Winter weather advisory in affect for the area
A winter weather advisory is in effect for the area from 5 p.m. today through 10 a.m. Monday.
Light snow began falling Sunday afternoon and will continue through the evening hours. According to Accuweather, snow accumulations will total about an inch or
Girls' Basketball Wrap-up, Dec. 8, 2013
Pine Grove 40 Northern Lebanon 38
FREDERICKSBURG - Becky Evans recorded a triple-double with 26 points, 11 rebounds and 10 steals as the Cardinals held on to win the consolation game of the Northern Lebanon Tip-Off Tournament.
Evans also went 7-for-9 fro
Class AAA Semifinal: Archbishop Wood 42, Berwick 14
ALLENTOWN - Jarrett McClenton felt Archbishop Wood's size and strength on the offensive line would be enough for the Vikings to take over in Saturday night's PIAA Class AAA semifinal matchup with Berwick.
Winter weather advisory for Schuylkill
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Schuylkill County from 1 p.m. Sunday until 10 a.m. Monday with light snow changing to sleet and then freezing rain.
The NWS forecasts snow, mainly after 1 p.m.
East Union holds line on 2014 taxes
East Union Township property taxes will remain the same in 2014.
In fact, the township is in good shape financially as 2013 draws to a close, according to Ed Shamany, chairman of the board of supervisors.
"We moved the township in the right direction the
Councilman-elect to state: Don't let hospital leave city
An incoming Hazleton councilman recently wrote to the governor and two state legislators with concerns that Greater Hazleton Health Alliance could potentially use $24 million in state grants that it applied for to move out of Hazleton and deal a cripplin
Lady Cougars stumble in opener
The Hazleton Area girls basketball team showed its good side - and its bad one - to open the season on Saturday night. For the Lady Cougars, there was just not enough good to outweigh the bad.
Falling behind by as many as 16 points to Pope John Paul II,
Local Lady Lions split games
Alexis Daly poured in back-to-back 30-point games to guide Penn State Hazleton to a split in action Friday and Saturday.
PSU York scored with 30 seconds remaining to edge PSU Hazleton, 69-68 on Friday, but the local Lady Lions responded with an 87-69 tri
Weekend: Your guide to entertainment in Northeast Pennsylvania
MARYWOOD UNIVERSITY CAMPUS MINISTRY ANNUAL JINGLE BELL 5K RUN/WALK RACE: today; registration, 9 a.m., Fireplace Lounge, Nazareth Student Center; race, 10 a.m.; $8/$20, benefits alternative break service trips, email community firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Petersburg Parade brings smiles to all
PETERSBURG - Hundreds gathered along South Crater Road for the annual Petersburg Christmas Parade. Spectators moved to the music of the Petersburg High School Marching Band, the Hopewell High School Marching Band, and the Greensville High School Marching
Dunmore woman draws on family experience baking bread for others
Baking bread to help others in need runs in Patrice Lawrence's family.
Mrs. Lawrence grew up in Dunmore watching her mother, Antoinette Perry, bake loaf after loaf week after week not only for her own family but for neighbors, extended family, the priests and nuns at their church and others.
Weekend: Your guide to entertainment in Northeast Pennsylvania
ELECTRIC CITY TROLLEY MUSEUM SANTA CLAUS EXCURSIONS: today, Saturday and Dec. 15, 21-22, 10 and 11 a.m. and 12:30, 2 and 3:30 p.m., reservations required. 570-963-6590.
WOMEN'S RESOURCE CENTER 24TH ANNUAL SANTA'S SNIPPERS CUT-A-THON: today, 10 a
What We're Reading 12/8/2013
What we're reading
Here are the most requested children's books in the Lackawanna County Library System.
1. "Leaf Man," by Lois Ehlert: A man made of leaves and acorns sets off for an adventure.
2. "If You Give a Cat a Cupcake," by Laura Numeroff: Book f
Jive Jerky owner aspires to be next Gertrude Hawk
MOSCOW - Tim O'Grady liked to make beef jerky with his father when he was a child. By the time he was in his 20s, the pair were regularly making jerky in the oven while they drank beer and watched the Green Bay Packers.
Recalls: baby rattles, boilers
DETAILS: Manhattan Toy Quixel baby rattles. They were sold at specialty toy and baby stores nationwide, in Canada, and online at www.manhattantoy.com from September 2011 through October 2013.
Wayne and PIke County Sentences 12/8/2013
The following were sentenced by Pike County President Judge Joseph F. Kameen:
-â€‚Eileen DiCarlo, 52, Newfoundland, 12 months' probation and $300 fine retail theft on Sept. 11, 2012, in Greene Twp.
-â€‚Joseph Oszmanski, 52, Milford, six to 23Â½ months in
Girls Basketball: North Pocono holds off Riverside
Sixth-ranked North Pocono overcame a third-quarter surge by No. 9 Riverside and held off the Lady Vikes, 58-52, in the girls basketball non-league opener for both teams on Saturday,
Alexis Stephens scored eight of her 14 points in a closing 18-7 surge, a
Boys Basketball: Rodway carries VV past Lakeland
Alec Rodway scored 11 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter as Valley View rallied for a 62-51 win over Lakeland in a nonleague boys basketball game Saturday.
Mike Rotell also had eight of his 17 points in the fourth for the Cougars, who trailed by two
Pens rebound to stop IceCaps
With the rash of forward call-ups to Pittsburgh, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins have struggled to score goals lately. Losing a large contingent of top players will do that to any team.
Penguins Game Report 12/8/2013
Penguins0 2 1 - 3
St. John's 0 0 0 - 0
First period - No scoring. Penalties - Lowry, Stj (boarding), 5:51; Carman, WBS (slashing), 17:43.
Second period - 1, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Kuhnhackl 6 (Mikkelson, D'Agostino) (pp), 10:10. 2, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton,
Local College Sports 12/8/2013
Abington Heights graduate Ross Danzig scored 22 points as the University of Scranton cruised to an 82-68 win over Susquehanna University in a men's basketball game Saturday.
Sports Clipboard 12/8/2013
BASEBALL - Northeast Pride Baseball will hold tryouts Saturday at 10 a.m. at Pro Prospects in Honesdale and at 6 p.m. at Baseball State Academy in Scranton to fill roster spots for ages 9U-17U college showcase teams. Cost is $10. Additional in
Bowling News 12/8/2013
DV8 SCRATCH CLASSIC - In Week 15, Chris Mathewson-Andy Folchetti are in first with 46 followed by Dave Klassner-Ron Pusateri with 44. Top scorers: J.J. Sonday 289-754, Joe Hutchinson 278-733, Jim Sabatell 728, Dave Klassner 707, Jack Stolan 698,
Wrestling Capsules 12/8/2013
ABINGTON HEIGHTS COMETS
Home gym: Abington Heights High School
Last season: 1-5
Head coach: Chris Calder
Returning starters: Gregory Pascale, Sr., 120; Jimmy Fayocavitz, Jr., 126; Jackson Renninger, Sr., 132; Nick Carr, So., 138; Austin Benne
Dipipi gained fame as player and coach
Many of you may not be old enough to remember Bob Dipipi, but what a career the Old Forge native, who died Friday, had on the field as an athlete and for four decades as a coach.
This Week in Local Sports History 12/8/2013
30 years ago
Western Wayne junior Mark Salak was the Northeast Athletic Conference boys soccer Player of the Year. Joining him on the NAC all-star team were Western Wayne teammates Mike Birmelin, Carl Rose and Eric Fox; Abington Heights' Doug Loescher an
PIAA COLUMN: Yescavage conquers adversity again
It could have been a play that haunted him for the rest of his life.
Instead, it served as motivation for Old Forge senior Brandon Yescavage, who more than made up for a fumble on his way toward a game-clinching touchdown.
Medical college honors late doctor
Seven framed photographs adorned the third-story wall, each revealing a look into the life of the young doctor who had an infectious smile and relentless desire to help others.
On 72nd anniversary, historic site displays special WWII exhibit
Thompson submachine guns, combat helmets and canteens blanketed the hood of the 1942 Willys MB Jeep.
Across the room, a general in the Army Air Corps stood next to a 1941 Plymouth Staff Car, explaining his role and responsibility in the days and months after Dec. 7, 1941.
Group discusses Affordable Care Act
The Affordable Care Act is not political anymore - it's policy. It's also not about a website. It's about getting people the help they need.
That was the message Saturday from organizers of a forum on the health care act, also known as Obamacare.
State rep holds outreach for vets
DUNMORE - State Rep. Kevin Haggerty, D-112, Dunmore, will conduct an outreach event for veterans on Friday with assistance from the American Legion of Pennsylvania.
United Way workplace campaign $250G short
Early projections indicate the United Way of Wyoming Valley's 2013 workplace campaign will be about $250,000 short of its $3.5 million goal, said Bill Jones, president and chief executive officer.
Luzerne councilman: Give same-sex benefits
Melissa Yankovich has worked for the Luzerne County jail as a correctional officer for three years and been with her domestic partner for nearly two. But unlike the husbands and wives of her fellow prison guards, her partner cannot receive spousal health insurance from the county.
Veterans News 12/8/2013
SAL Squadron 665 to meet today
Sons of the American Legion Squadron 665 meeting, today, 1 p.m., members must pay 2014 dues by Dec. 31, $10.
Jessup SAL 411 to meet today
Jessup Post 411 Sons of the American Legion reorganization meeting, today, 4 p.m., po
Old Moscow school finds new life as apartment complex
MOSCOW - Whether it was shopping for presents at Santa's workshop in the gym, much-anticipated field days by the playground, or her first kiss by the water fountain, Kelly Davies has many fond memories of the Academy Street School.
Chris Kelly: A clarion call to arms
The pope has declared war on Christmas Inc.
This is bad news for people who profit by pretending to defend Christian traditions while violating central tenets of the faith and fleecing true believers.
Finance gives Casey weight
A year into his second term, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey is in a position to influence policy like never before, but he had to give up a cherished post.
Hundreds see Santa arrive by train
ARCHBALD - The whistle of the train meant Santa was on his way.
At stops throughout the valley on Saturday, hundreds of children waited for the familiar sound.
The train carrying Santa and Mrs. Claus stopped in six communities.
Funeral Notices 12/8/2013
BARANSKY, DOROTHY, formerly of Throop, Saturday, Mass, Holy Trinity Polish National Catholic Church, by the Very Rev. William Chromey. Pallbearers: Leon, Billy, Bruce and Richard Feduchak; Ken Sadlon and Brian Hunter. Interment, St. Adalbert's Cemetery,
NEPA's Most Wanted 12/8/2013
Wanted by: Scranton District Office, state Board of Probation and Parole.
Fugitive since: Oct. 21.
Wanted for: Possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. Sentenced to two years of probation, which began Aug. 21, 2012.
Mansfield girls top Troy to win tourney
MANSFIELD -- The Tigers captured their tournament on Saturday, defeating Troy 42-29 in the final.
Mansfield outscored Troy 28-14 in the second half after the Trojans held a 15-14 lead at the half.
Three Mansfield players scored in double figures in the