Appeals court upholds vacating some convictions of ex-judge

U.S. 03/31/19, 23:09

A federal appeals court upheld a ruling throwing out convictions on some charges for a former northeastern Pennsylvania judge in what prosecutors said were juveniles wrongly sent to detention center. The three-member 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel agreed Friday with a judge's decision in January 2018 to vacate racketeering ...

Pennsylvania officer charged with raping women while on duty

U.S. 01/22/19, 20:47

A northeastern Pennsylvania police officer has been arrested on charges that he sexually assaulted four women while on duty and threatened the women to keep quiet.Wilkes-Barre officer Robert Collins says he plans to fight the charges, telling a judge he passed a lie detector test.The 53-year-old was arrested after his ...

Another Slow Pens Start Leads To Rout

Hockey 11/05/18, 01:01

For the third day in a row, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins fell behind early in the first period.And then the goals kept coming.The Bridgeport Sound Tigers scored four times in the opening frame and left the Penguins no chance of a comeback in an 8-5 game at Webster Bank Arena on ...

Pens Weekly: Goaltenders Adjusting To New Pads, Chest Protectors

Hockey 11/04/18, 00:01

WILKES-BARRE — It’s hard to blame goaltenders for wanting a little extra protection when their primary task is to absorb pucks speeding toward them at close to 100 mph. But for a long time, many stacked their chest and shoulders with so much padding they were compared to the Michelin ...

The Allan P. Kirby Center At Wilkes To Mark 25th Anniversary

Business 11/04/18, 00:01

WILKES-BARRE — The Allan P. Kirby Center for Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship was established at Wilkes University 25 years ago to educate and encourage young people with vision and ambition to launch and run the businesses of the future.Twenty-five years later, that mission continues and has been expanded.The center will ...

Wolf Pack Salvage Split With Pens

Hockey 11/04/18, 00:01

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — It appeared the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins had avoided disaster when Cole Schneider’s breakaway attempt sailed high over the shoulder of Tristan Jarry in the second period.The next odd-man rush didn’t work out quite as well.Moments after Schneider’s misfire, Steven Fogarty beat Jarry short-side on a 2-on-1, and the ...

Wyoming Valley Clutch Host Inaugural Game Tonight

Basketball 11/03/18, 00:01

It’s game time.The expansion Wyoming Valley Clutch will play its first regular season home game 7 p.m. tonight at the Wyoming Valley CYC in Wilkes-Barre, which is the home gym for the area’s newest semi-professional basketball team.The Clutch are owned by local basketball greats Chris Shovlin (GAR, Wilkes) and Dave ...

Penalty Kill, Third-period Goals Lift Pens

Hockey 11/03/18, 00:01

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — At first, it looked like special teams might be the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins’ downfall on Friday night.They allowed two quick-strike power-play goals in the first period, then were tasked with killing a series of three straight penalties and a 5-on-3 opportunity later in the game.Wilkes-Barre/Scranton was up to ...

Redeemer Secures Spot In 12th Straight District Final

U.S. 10/31/18, 00:01

WILKES-BARRE — Meyers took its best shot to knock out the 11-time defending district champ.In the end, Holy Redeemer showed why it’s one of the best Class 2A girls volleyball teams in the state of Pennsylvania.Skylar Osenkarski finished with a match-high 17 kills, Julia Andrejko and Maddie Lewis keyed big ...

Cougars Score First Win Over King’s, Remain Perfect In MAC Conference

Football 10/28/18, 01:25

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — In a season loaded with firsts, the Misericordia University football team accomplished yet another as the Cougars posted a 41-23 victory over host King’s College in a Middle Atlantic Conference matchup Saturday at McCarthy Stadium.With the win, Misericordia won its seven straight game in improving to 7-1 ...

Experience In Home Country Helps Olund Adjust To AHL Game

Hockey 10/28/18, 01:19

WILKES-BARRE — Linus Ölund didn’t have to look very far to find his hockey role model.Originally from Gavle, Sweden, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins forward gravitated toward Washington Capitals star Nicklas Backstrom — who hails from the same city. Ölund would go so far as to say he’s the current face of ...

Rain, Cold Doesn’t Stop Fans For Meyers-GAR Rivalry Game

Football 10/28/18, 01:19

WILKES-BARRE — On a cold and rainy day, generations of Grenadiers and Mohawks united as one on a muddy field in Miner Park for a tailgate party prior to the final rivalry game between GAR and Meyers high schools.Later, the final crop of football players to don the schools’ uniforms ...

More Charges Filed In Firebombing Of Children And Youth Building

U.S. 10/05/18, 00:47

A federal grand jury this week indicted a Plains Twp. man on additional charges related to a firebombing at the Wilkes-Barre office of Luzerne County Children and Youth Services last year.Philip W. Finn Jr., 48, already faced charges of stalking, making threatening interstate communications and causing malicious damage to federal ...

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