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Foster Burns scored 21 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and had five assists to lead Johnson College to a 90-67 victory over Harrisburg Area Community College onWednesday.
Kevin Wallace scored 20 points and Shakur Burton added 17 points and 13 rebounds for J
BASEBALL - Moosic Mets Travel Baseball Organization will hold tryouts at Electric City Baseball and Softball Academy. Ages 14U-17U will be Jan. 18-19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; ages 9U-13U will be Jan. 25-26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Players only nee
- Bruce Dern Mesmerizes in 'Nebraska'
Time makes fools of us all, some bigger than others. When we first see Woody Grant (Bruce Dern), a Korean War vet and disheveled old drunk...
- Happy Hour Hound: Tost Bistro & Lounge
Tost Bistro & Lounge isn’t a place you go to because it made a top 10 list or was named a hot spot. It’s not that type of place. It’s never been a shining star...
- Best Bowls We Know: Holiday punches to keep you warm
The holidays are crazy, sure, but throwing a winter-themed soiree doesn’t mean slaving over cocktails at your home bar–far from it...
- Sweet Toof: Chocolate Bark
I could regale you with how many awkward attempts it took me to whip up a solid batch of velvety chocolate, but I won’t (it was three). But when it actually...
- Taps y Tapas Adds Modern Mex to Five Points
Allow me to hop on a soapbox for a sec: As the third in a number of restaurants to open in the last few months that feature street fare or tapas, Taps y Tapas...
- Flavor File: 'Eat St.' invades SA, farewell CIA Bakery, BIN 555 and Boneshakers
San Antonio is about to get another dose of love from the Cooking Channel’s Eat St. The show, which focuses on fun food trucks across the U.S...
- Coffee Fest Provides 30+ Ways to Get Buzzed
Are you ready to get your coffee buzz on? The second annual San Antonio Coffee Festival will take place in La Villita on Saturday, December 14. From...
- SA Sound: The best SA band you’ll never see?
TOY STORIES We all know the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots program, which every year collects, well, toys for children in need during the holiday...
- Book reviews: 'Leapfrog and Other Stories' and 'The Accidental Native'
What can a word like “homeland” possibly mean to most people living in the Unites States? Unless you’re a Native American, it means...
- Down By Law: The ballad of Samuel Hurd
It’s a blistering afternoon in downtown Dallas. Inside the confines of the polished Earle Cabell Federal Building, the pings and whirs of metal detectors...
- Council Watch: Incentives for cloud computing and county commissioners
Incentivizing clouds and paying off county commissioners with free stadium time
- H.S. BASKETBALL: Miller leads Honesdale to Finan Tournament
CARBONDALE - Kevin Miller pumped his fist as the final buzzer echoed throughout the gymnasium with good reason.
With 26 points in the game, he had reason to celebrate after an exhausting second half where he boosted No. 4 Honesdale past feisty Carbondale
When: 7:05 tonight
Where: Mohegan Sun Arena
Tickets: For tickets, visit the arena box office, ticketmaster.com or call 1-800-745-3000.
On the air: The game will be broadcast on 102.3 FM with Mike O'Brien calling the action.
About the Penguins: The Pengui
- H.S. ROUNDUP: Riverside upends Mountain View in girls basketball
Madison Haduck scored a game-high 19 points to lead No. 9 Riverside cruised past Mountain View, 75-42, Tuesday in a nonleague girls basketball game.
Lauren Gryzyboski and Lizzie Spindler each added 13 points for the Lady Vikes.
Makenna Whitaker led the L
- H.S. BOYS BASKETBALL: No. 6 Mid Valley gets by No. 9 Montrose as Prislupsky scores 28
Alex Prislupsky scored 28 points and went 8 for 9 from the free throw line to lead No. 6 Mid Valley over No. 9 Montrose, 57-50, on Tuesday in a nonleague boys basketball game.
Cameron Dean scored 16 points to lead Montrose.
Mid Valley (1-0) - A. Prislups
- Ex-Magic player powers new wing joint, Turkish and Basque spots on deck and more
Tip Jar: local food news
- Flip Out at Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s Creole Christmas Show
When Allan Jaffe and his wife Sandra moved from Pennsylvania to New Orleans in the early ’60s, they didn’t initially come for the music. But they ended up...
- WBS Penguins' Thompson aims to end drought
WILKES-BARRE - In this time of massive roster upheaval caused by injuries and call-ups, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins could really use an experienced, proven 20-goal scorer on the wing.
Fortunately for the Penguins, they have a guy like that alread
- PIAA CLASS A: Vahey and Gutowski doing their part for veteran Blue Devils
In pursuit of a championship, even the most veteran teams can always use a helping hand.
Brandon Vahey and Joey Gutowski have done more than their fair share for Old Forge.
Providing big plays in big games, the underclassmen game-breakers have helped the
- Found-footage website Everything Is Terrible returns with a new holiday special
Tackiness trumps sentimentality in this overblown Christmas pageant
- Advocates still calling for change Orange County Animal Services
Four months after a dog was accidentally euthanized, animal-welfare groups say more needs to be done to improve shelter
- ‘Nebraska’: don’t make the drip
Alexander Payne’s new film is a journey not worth taking
- In Southwest School Exhibit, Chris Sauter Explains It All (Not)
The titular image is a large photograph of the view from an airplane seat. Not just the overhead view of the sprawl of landscape...
- ‘Alternate Currents’ Group Show Lights up the Guadalupe
Maybe she was watching Bugs Bunny when the light bulb flicked on over curator Patty Ortiz’s head, but she had a bright idea nonetheless: Challenge five of...
- This Little Underground: Danny Brown, Alabama Shakes and more
Our music columnist also discusses the Bloody Jug Band’s cameo on the new Pitbull video
- Food Stamp Cuts Threaten to Leave Many San Antonians Hungry
Many San Antonio families will face the prospect of not-so-happy-holidays thanks to nationwide cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)...
- Storm all but skips NEPA; planes diverted to local airport from Philly
Heavy snow that plagued other parts of the state missed most of Northeast Pennsylvania on Tuesday, with less than 3 inches accumulating by early afternoon.
AccuWeather meteorologist John Dlugoenski said that as of 4:45 p.m., the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton In
- Lots for superintendents to consider before canceling school
WILKES-BARRE - As a student years ago, Swoyersville resident Karen Schreiber recalls walking through "deep snow" to get to school.
But in the Wyoming Valley these days, it seems as if students aren't likely to ride even over a coating of slush to get th
- Jefferson Twp. budget would keep taxes flat
JEFFERSON TWP. - Township supervisors will likely approve a 2014 budget later this month that totals $936,473 and would keep real estate taxes flat.
The township's real estate tax will remain 15 mills. For a home with the township's average residential a
- Scranton attorney disbarred for theft from client
A Scranton attorney who stole $30,000 from a client, then hid the theft for nearly 10 years, has been disbarred from the practice of law.
The state Supreme Court last week approved the disbarment of Kevin Joseph Fitzgerald, who agreed to resign from the
- City unions want their money
Scranton's police and firefighters want their millions now.
They are tired of waiting to collect on big contract arbitration awards they won after almost a decade of fighting the city in court and want Lackawanna County Court to tap taxpayers with "speci
- New Scranton School Board president ready to make changes
During her 10 years on the Scranton School Board, Kathleen McGuigan watched her fellow directors micromanage administrators, hire friends and lose focus on their roles as board members.
If she has her way, all that will change.
With four new directors, t
- Scott Twp. Sewer Authority owed more than $160,000
SCOTT TWP. - Despite hiring an agency to collect delinquent payments, the Scott Twp. Sewer Authority is owed nearly $165,000 in unpaid sewer bills - a figure that has ballooned since January.
During his treasurer's report at Tuesday's meeting, Gerald
- Duryea to reconsider rental ordinances
DURYEA - Duryea Borough Council will revisit two proposed rental ordinances amid concerns from residents, landlords and an organization fighting similar area laws.
Council member Mike McGlynn made a motion to table the borough's landlord/tenant registrat
- Judge denies Gensiaks' bail reduction request
A Lacakwanna County judge denied the bail reduction request of a mother and daughter charged with neglecting a disabled family member, causing his death.
Judge Margaret Bisignani Moyle issued the ruling Tuesday, thwarting efforts by Susan and Joan Gensia
- Dickson City council may regulate loud animals
DICKSON CITY - Borough residents whose animals make noise that disturbs their neighbors could face $600 fines per offense under a proposed ordinance change.
"We've had complaints from various communities all over the borough about people leaving their do
House advances abuse reforms
HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania's House of Representatives on Tuesday advanced several pieces of a child-abuse reform package stemming from the Jerry Sandusky and Roman Catholic clergy scandals.
Lawmakers gave final approval to mea
- Regional briefs for Wednesday, Dec. 11
City man facing crack charges
SCRANTON - Police arrested a city man after an investigation into the sale of crack from an Emmett Street apartment.
Police said Kenny Smith, 32, was found Tuesday in possession of 10 grams of crack, a digital scale, $619 an
Oklahoma executes killer of 2 women
McALESTER, Okla. - Oklahoma on Tuesday executed a man who was convicted of killing two women - one 83, the other 93.
Ronald Clinton Lott, 53, was pronounced dead at 6:06 p.m. after receiving a lethal injection at the O
- Bryan Adams sings his hits at Kirby Center
Hat's off to Bryan Adams.
The singer-songwriter thrilled the audience with a stripped-down set Tuesday at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre.
Emerging in jeans and a black button-down shirt, a top hat perched upon his head, Mr
- Homicide charges filed in crash that killed emergency responder
TUNKHANNOCK - A Tunkhannock man is facing a homicide by vehicle charge for a crash that killed a fellow emergency responder who was a passenger in the truck.
Jeffrey Allen Plata, 29, was also charged with involuntary manslaughter, recklessly endangering
- Approved community reinvestment projects
Commissioners OK community reinvestment grants
When majority Commissioners Corey O'Brien and Jim Wansacz announced plans early in their administration to establish a Department of Economic Development, they talked about the need to invest in Lackawanna County's communities.
On Tuesday, the talk becam
- This Modern World
- Maakies: Ornaments
- Scranton Sewer Authority seeks consultant
The Scranton Sewer Authority is seeking requests for qualifications from financial consultants on the potential sale of the authority and/or other disposition, such as a public-private partnership, authority Executive Director Gene Barrett said.
- Police: Drunk driver hits two cars, tree, Scranton home
A Scranton driver crashed into two cars, a tree and a Cedar Avenue home Tuesday evening while driving drunk, police said.
Lt. Marty Crofton said Eric Richardson, 33, 718 Herbert St., Scranton, was driving on Cedar Avenue around 6 p.m. with one passenger,
The name of Carbondale firefighter Brandon Sheare was misspelled in a story in Tuesday's editions.
- Burglar breaks into 87-year-old Jessup resident's basement
An 87-year-old Jessup woman foiled an apparent burglary when at least one person broke into her house Monday night.
At around 11:45 p.m. at a house on the 100 block of Basalyga Street, at least one male entered the woman's home by smashing a window in a
- One firefighter hurt in Carbondale blaze still in hospital
Firefighter out of hospital
CARBONDALE - One of two firefighters hospitalized Monday for injuries suffered while battling a blaze was released from the hospital.
The other firefighter is in satisfactory condition, according to a spokeswoman at Geisinge
- Throop council passes budget with no tax increase
No tax hike for Throop in 2014
THROOP - There is no tax increase in the 2014 budget council passed Monday.
The budget is set at $6.7 million, up $2.4 million from 2013.
Council President Thomas Lukasewicz said the taxes will remain at 5 mills.
- Robbers beat Scranton man in his home
Robbers beat man, stole cash
SCRANTON - Robbers beat a Scranton man in his home Monday night and stole a large amount of cash, police said.
Capt. Glen Thomas said two men entered a residence at 213 Williams St. around 7:45 p.m. The resident, 27-year-old
- AAA North Penn seeks Toys for Tots donations
AAA group seeks Toys for Tots
SCRANTON - AAA North Penn is asking for donations for Toys for Tots.
The travel club is asking members and nonmembers to bring unwrapped toys to its office at 1035 N. Washington Ave. All donations are welcome, but the organi
ALBA, JAMES J., Ashley, Mass, today, noon, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Swoyersville. Calling hours, 11 a.m. to noon, church. Arrangements: Lokuta-Zawacki Funeral Home, Dupont.
BEYNON, GARFIELD R. JR., Scranton, Thursday, 11 a.m., Bomberger-Lesko Fu
- ALEC goes after environmentalists
Conservative think tank calls solar users "freeriders"
- 6 missing adults, children found alive in Nevada
RENO, Nev. — A desperate search for a couple and four children missing for two days in the below-zero cold of Nevada's rugged mountains turned jubilant Tuesday when rescuers guided in part by cellphone signals and footprints in the snow found them alive and well near their overturned Jeep.
- NewsNow: Beaver Meadows work may lead to water discoloration
Beaver Meadows water customers along Penrose Street in the borough may have water discoloring or water interruptions starting Wednesday and continuing until water line repairs are completed, according to council president Tony Rusnock.
He said the repair
Uruguay OKs pot marketplace
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay - Uruguay's Senate gave final congressional approval Tuesday to create the world's first national marketplace for legal marijuana, an audacious experiment that will have the government oversee production,
- Senate approves Scranton vet pension bills
HARRISBURG - Legislation to help a group of Scranton city employees who are veterans with retirement benefits was approved unanimously Tuesday by the Senate.
The two bills, sponsored by Sen. John Blake, D-22, Archbald, would change a state pension law
- Ferretti confirmed to lead conservation agency
HARRISBURG - After six months on the job, Ellen Ferretti of Dallas took the mantle of official secretary of the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources on Tuesday.
The Senate confirmed Ms. Ferretti to the Cabinet post by a unanimous vote w
- lackawanna County Court Notes
-âWilliam Arthur Toms and Barbara Gene Maloney, both of Scranton.
-âAnthony Joseph Kruchinski and Doreen Michele Ford, both of Moscow.
-âMark A. Miller and Victoria Nagy, both of Scranton.
-âRyan Patrick Smith and Stefanie Marie
- Community events list, 12/11/13
Blood drive: Creekside Health and Rehabilitation Center holiday blood drive in memory of Frankie Bonacci, Friday, noon-5 p.m.
Electronic recycling: City resident electronics recycling, Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon, City Hall, side parking lot; 570-28
- Lulu Eightball
- Drinking, Nightlife and Parties
Where to drink and party in Orlando this week
- Musto breaks silence on corruption charges
PITTSTON TWP. - Former state Sen. Raphael Musto claims he's too sick to appear in court on corruption charges, but he had no problem taking shots at the media during a 15-minute interview at his home Wednesday afternoon.
As his arraignment in federal cou
- Montage seeks court to lower assessment
Montage appeals tax assessment
SCRANTON - The owners of the Montage recreation complex have appealed a tax assessment to Lackawanna County Court.
Montage Mountain Resorts LP, Montgomery County, wants the property's assessment reduced from $1.3 million to
- Israel's open wounds
In "My Promised Land," Ari Shavit's anguished book about Israel, there is plenty about the mistreatment of Palestinians - today, yesterday and always.
Some of it is just plain sickening, reminiscent of the ethnic cleansing attempted in the Balkans.
- YOUR OPINION
Santa Parade group accepts input, help
Editor: A downtown business owner recently criticized city officials of being "apathetic" and "missing easy opportunities" by starting the Santa Parade at 9 a.m. instead of 11 a.m. ("Later parade start good for busi
- Pass online registration
As they await a judge's decision on the constitutionality of their shameless attempt at vote suppression, House Republican lawmakers quickly should pass a law to expand voter participation.
Senate Republicans and Democrats unanimously have passed a bill
- 59 percent good enough
The Senate engaged in representative democracy Tuesday, voting 56-38 to confirm a sound candidate to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.
With 59 percent of the vote, attorney Patricia Millett will fill one of three vacancies on the p
- UPDATE: Authorities identify girl who died in fire
SHAMOKIN — Melissa “Missy” Pangburn has been identified as the 13-year-old girl who was killed in today's three-alarm fire on South Rock Street.
- Part 1: Ghosts of a Long-Gone Scene
Interview with Craig Maki about new book on Detroit country music.
Q: I have to start taking insulin for my Type 2 diabetes. It sounds complicated. What do I need to know before I start?
A: The first thing you need to know is that it is simple to learn and do, and the discomfort is minimal. Tens of millions of people al
- NewsNow: Barletta introduces legislation to exempt first responders from ACA
Congressman Lou Barletta introduced legislation that would exempt volunteer firefighters and emergency responders from the Employer Mandate Provision of the Affordable Care Act.
Barletta on Tuesday said the legislation would address part of the federal l
- Part 3: Ghosts of a Long-Gone Scene
Interview with Craig Maki about new book on Detroit country music.
- Part 2: The People Who Made the Music
Interview with Craig Maki about new book on Detroit country music.
- An excerpt from 'Detroit Country Music'
Appalachia at Atwater.
- 'Detroit Country Music' chronicles long-lost scene
- Heidelberg Project: ‘These Fires Didn’t Set Themselves’
Reward out for tips on Heidelberg firebug.
- NewsNow: Summit Hill man pleads guilty to drug charges
A Summit Hill man has admitted to assisting others in distributing crack cocaine and powder cocaine in the Carbon County area between January 2011 and December 2012.
The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania said Alexand
- Police dept. tapping into cell phone data
Monkey see, monkey do?
- Bankruptcy, et al.
A city has to keep its jewels in order to remain a city that attracts people.
- Musto attorneys seek trial delay
Attorneys for former state Sen. Raphael Musto continue to claim he’s too sick to stand trial next month on corruption charges. Musto’s trial should be delayed indefinitely because the 84-year-old has “grave health issues” that prevent him from assisting with his defense, his attorneys wrote in court papers filed Monday.
- Winter of Our Discontent
- Ricky Skaggs
Five questions with the Grammy-award winning musician.
- City man gets life for slaying
Convicted killer Breon Judon is going to jail for life.
The family of his victim, Aaron Reznick, say they've been dealt a life sentence, too - never-ending sorrow over his murder.
At Judon's sentencing Monday, Reznick's father painted Judon as a ruthless killer who deserves his punishment of life behind bars with no chance at parole.
- MT Readers Weigh In
Letters about healthcare, education reform and 'Low Winter Sun'.
- La Feria Spanish Tapas
- The Nature of Things
John Ruppert’s photographs advance his sculptural themes
- NewsNow: Marian students stranded at school
A late decision to cancel classes Tuesday morning left a bus load of high school students stranded for about 90 minutes at Marian Catholic High School in Rush Township.
According to officials in the Hazleton Area School District transportation department
Welcome to the wild and wacky world of Lo-Fi Bri.
- Classical Concerts for the Holidays
Low-cost, no-cost and
just a little offbeat.
- Weekly Music Roundup
Reviews of Children of Bodom, Ty Segall's Fuzz, Thee Oh Sees, and Rainbow Beast & the Rock Band Land Rockers.
- Restaurant Review: Mi Comalito
Charles North Latin American spot Mi Comalito may be the best new restaurant in town
- Film Review: Out of the Furnace
Rust belt rundown.
- War Dance
Liz Lerman collaborates with Center Stage as part of her ambitious Civil War Project
- DVD Review: Snuff
The director says ‘Cut’ and really means it?
- Homicide, Revisited
Two men want detectives made famous by David Simon to pay after flawed murder convictions put them in prison for decades
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