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Feet to the Flood: Memories of mud and stink

Feet to the Flood: Memories of mud and stink

WILKES-BARRE — It sure doesn’t seem like it has been 45 years since Hurricane Agnes swept away most of the memories I had of life before June 23, 1972. One look in the mirror and that reality becomes a bit more believable. The mid 1960s to that fateful June day in 1972 really are difficult […]

Passenger record set as airport celebrates 70th birthday

Passenger record set as airport celebrates 70th birthday

JENKINS TWP. — Carl Beardsley, executive director at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, said one of the first airlines to fly out of the airport was Colonial Airlines. Before you think that George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin were catching flights to the 13 original colonies, know that Beardsley was delivering his remarks at the […]

State Supreme Court: Doctors can’t delegate getting informed consent of patients

State Supreme Court: Doctors can’t delegate getting informed consent of patients

WILKES-BARRE — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court, on a 4-3 vote, has ordered a new malpractice trial for a woman badly injured during brain surgery at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. Pennsylvania’s highest court decided in favor of Megan Shinal of Wilkes-Barre, ruling a doctor has a personal duty to obtain a patient’s informed consent prior […]

Speak and See Listings: June 21 to 27

Speak and See Listings: June 21 to 27

This Week, June 21 to 27 LECTURES Your Art in the Marketplace, a free panel discussion by three art professionals about how to get your art seen and purchased by potential buyers. Northampton Community College Monroe Campus, 2411 PA-715, Tannersville. 6:30 p.m. June 22. 570-476-4460. LGBT 101, a free discussion and seminar with Dr. Helen […]

Theater Listings: June 21 to 27

THIS WEEK: June 21 to 27 The Velveteen Rabbit, the classic children’s book brought to life by the Nuremberg Community Players. 283 Hazle St., Nuremberg. 7 p.m. June 23 and 24, 3 p.m. June 25. $10. Reservations recommended. 877-718-7894. Forbidden Broadway Revue, a cabaret revue spoofing Broadway Musicals such as Th Phantom of the Opera, […]

Testimony continues in penalty phase of Con-ui trial

Testimony continues in penalty phase of Con-ui trial

SCRANTON — Lauren Williams nervously talked about her big brother and how her soon-to-be born son will never know what a great uncle he would have had. Williams, 10 years younger than her brother, Eric Williams, was testifying Tuesday during the penalty phase for Jessie Con-ui, the man who brutally murdered the 34-year-old Nanticoke native […]

Penalty phase begins in Con-Ui trial

Penalty phase begins in Con-Ui trial

SCRANTON — The jury that found Jessie Con-ui guilty of the brutal murder of corrections officer Eric Williams must decide if he should live or die. As the penalty phase of the 40-year-old Con-ui’s trial began Monday, jurors heard testimony that depicted Williams as “the life of the party,” and they also learned that the […]

45 years later, Agnes still on people’s minds

45 years later, Agnes still on people’s minds

WILKES-BARRE — The photograph is iconic — the event was epochal. A woman is at the center, running with hundreds of volunteers who valiantly did their very best to stop the Susquehanna River from coming over the top in 1972. But Hurricane Agnes foiled the attempts to hold back the river — she eventually caused […]

DEP secretary: Republican budget proposal puts public health at risk

DEP secretary: Republican budget proposal puts public health at risk

WILKES-BARRE — The state Department of Environmental Protection warns that cuts to environmental and public health programs in the proposed budget from House Republicans could put air and water quality at risk. In a letter to the chairmen of the House and Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committees, Secretary Patrick McDonnell outlined six key ways […]

Ex-Pittston mayor good friends with wounded congressman Scalise

Ex-Pittston mayor good friends with wounded congressman Scalise

WILKES-BARRE — For the first year since he was elected to Congress in 2010, U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta opted out of the annual Congressional Baseball Game. So Barletta, 61, was not at the field Wednesday with about 25 of his fellow Republican members of Congress when a gunman opened fire, wounding one of his friends […]

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