Pittston Area grad Mason Gross hits four of first five shots for Wilkes

Mason Gross made the most of his playing time when Wilkes University opened its men’s basketball season Nov. 15 with an 83-58 victory over Penn State-Hazleton. The 6-foot-5 senior forward from Pittston Area played nine minutes and produced six points, three rebounds, three assists and a blocked shot. He made three of his four shots. […]

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Snow storm expected in the Wyoming Valley this weekend

A snow system from the Great Lakes is expected to fall in the Wyoming Valley this weekend, and the National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook advisory for Sunday afternoon through Monday morning. The NWS indicated it was 26 degrees as of 7:54 a.m. at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport. Today’s forecast calls for […]

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Sons of American Legion, Squadron 585, meeting Nov. 13 in Duryea

DURYEA — The Sons of the American legion, Squadron 585, will meet at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13 at the post home, 329 Main St.

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Update: Man shot by police after drawing weapon at US Capitol

WASHINGTON — Police shot a man on Monday after he pulled a weapon at a U.S. Capitol checkpoint as spring tourists thronged Washington, authorities said. The suspect was previously known to police. The suspect was taken to a local hospital, and a female bystander also sustained non-life-threatening injuries. Capitol Chief of Police Matthew R. Verderosa […]

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Patches of sluggish traffic for Saturday commute

Patches of congested highways and city streets will greet commuters Saturday morning. Expect some slow moving traffic on the Pennsylvania Turnpike near the Wyoming Valley Toll Plaza. Interstate 81 is mostly free of congestion while drivers should expect to experience sluggish traffic patterns on Route 315 near Mohegan Sun Pocono Casino. Wyoming Avenue near Plymouth, […]

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Consumer Watchdog: Faux Facebook gift exchange uses Christmas spirit to Scrooge you out of cash, information

The stuffing, mashed potatoes and turkey have yet to hit the dinner table and the stockings are far from being hung by the chimney with care, but it’s never too early to warn of a holiday ho-ho-hoax. Ever since I received a notebook in my second grade Secret Santa swap, gift exchanges have been more […]

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Tomato Festival to see return of farmers market favorites

In addition to the kiddie rides, the parade, tomato fights and various activites, the tomato festival also has… you guessed it, tomatoes! Vendors that can be found at the weekly farmers market selling their fresh produce include Golomb’s Farm and Greenhouse, who will have vegetables and tomatoes will be plentiful at the time of the […]

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