News http://timesleader.com/section/feeds.rss Latest Stories from the Times Leader News en-us Copyright 2013 Civitas Media Our Opinion: Primary provided Luzerne County with plenty of drama http://timesleader.com/news/editorial-ouropinion/153548068/OUR-VIEW-Primary-Day-low-on-voters-high-on-drama Rather than a dull affair, the municipal primary in Luzerne County last week turned madcap. Here's a rundown of the good, the bad, the ugly – and the outright bizarre. Sat, 23 May 2015 23:45:14 EST Slade Heathcott solid in New York Yankees debut http://timesleader.com/news/yankees/153677525/Heathcott-solid-in-MLB-debut From the start of the Triple-A season on April 9 until he got his first Major League call-up just a few days ago, Slade Heathcott had been the most consistent player for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. Sat, 23 May 2015 23:45:11 EST U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey: Reflect on Memorial Day’s history and meaning http://timesleader.com/news/opinion_columns/153593320/THEIR-VIEW-Reflect-on-Memorial-Days-meaning The town of Boalsburg is in Centre County and has a population fewer than 4,000. It sits in a beautiful valley in the shadow of Mount Nittany.Boalsburg claims to be the birthplace of Memorial Day – as do about two dozen other towns across our country. Sat, 23 May 2015 23:35:11 EST Letter to the Editor: Older adults in your life deserve recognition and appreciation http://timesleader.com/news/letters/153620209/Appreciate-older-adults There is an old saying that ingenuity comes from youth, true wisdom comes from experience and experience comes with age. May is Older Americans Month. We have the opportunity to reflect on the contributions of older adults in our lives as well as examine how we can do more to honor them. Sat, 23 May 2015 23:25:13 EST Wanamie youth lands monster bass http://timesleader.com/news/outdoors-sports/153677499/Wanamie-youth-lands-monster-bass Johnny Pashinski caught and released this enormous largemouth bass while fishing last week at the Ceasetown Reservoir in Plymouth Township. Pashinski, 10, was fishing with his stepfather, Tom Bralczyk, who was teaching him how to fish hoping he would get interested in the sport. After fishing with rubber worms and having no luck, Bralczyk... Sat, 23 May 2015 23:25:11 EST Letter to the Editor: Fine Arts Fiesta extends thanks to tireless supporters and event attendees http://timesleader.com/news/letters/153620411/Fiesta-sends-appreciation “The Diamond On The Square” was the theme of the Fine Arts Fiesta this year, as we celebrated our 60th anniversary of this very special event. Sat, 23 May 2015 23:10:11 EST Letter to the Editor: Wyoming Valley’s debutante ball preserves pride in Polish history, customs http://timesleader.com/news/letters/153621510/Dancers-uphold-Polish-custom In this beautiful time of the year, the Polish group held its annual debutante ball. Ten of our finest young ladies and their escorts were presented to society in an age-old tradition. Sat, 23 May 2015 23:00:12 EST RailRiders rally falls short against Durham http://timesleader.com/news/yankees/153685853/RailRiders-rally-falls-short-against-Durham MOOSIC — Scranton/Wilkes-Barre has made games interesting all season with its grit and never-say-die attitude. Sat, 23 May 2015 22:40:45 EST WVC athletes ring up 11 medals at states http://timesleader.com/news/hstrackfield/153681556/WVC-athletes-roll-up-medal-count-at-states SHIPPENSBURG — The finish was so electric and so close, a photo of the final results sheet wouldn't even help anyone figure out who won.As it turned out, he who leaned last wound up first. Sat, 23 May 2015 22:40:39 EST Penn State players share football basics with Pittston Area youth http://timesleader.com/news/719/153686151/Lions-train-cubs YATESVILLE — Four Penn State football players jumped in a car at 6 Saturday morning and started their holiday weekend off by my making a drive to Pittston Area High School to spend six hours sharing their knowledge of the game with local youth players. Sat, 23 May 2015 22:40:23 EST Triathlon Tales: Still plenty of time to get ready for the triathlon http://timesleader.com/news/sports/153617032/Triathlon-Tales-Still-plenty-of-time-to-get-ready-for-the-triathlon David Bass, the assistant race director of the Wilkes-Barre Triathlon, called me with a message this week.With about 16 weeks left before September's race, it's not to late to decide to do this year's race. Sat, 23 May 2015 22:40:19 EST RailRiders/I.L. Stats http://timesleader.com/news/719/153670254/RailRiders/I.L.-Stats RailRidersBatting AverageBen Gamel`.333Rob Refsnyder`.308Ramon Flores`.300Slade Heathcott`.285Kyle Roller`.265Rob Segedin`.250Jonathan Galvez`.239Home RunsKyle Roller`7Ramon Flores`4 Sat, 23 May 2015 22:40:18 EST Second Chance Wildlife Center helps orphaned Coyote pup http://timesleader.com/news/outdoors-sports/153629421/Coyote-pups-second-chance EAST LEMON TWP. — When Angie Colarusso went to bed at midnight on May 4, she wasn't very optimistic that her latest patient would be alive when she woke up the next morning. Sat, 23 May 2015 22:40:15 EST Outdoors with Tom Venesky: Price cut fixes one problem, a fee hike may cure another with PFBC http://timesleader.com/news/outdoors-sports/153630228/Outdoors-with-Tom-Venesky-Price-cut-fixes-one-problem-a-fee-hike-may-cure-another-with-PFBC It's working.Last October when the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission announced it was reducing the cost of a fishing license by $1 for 2015, they hoped it would spark an increase in sales. Sat, 23 May 2015 22:40:11 EST Caught on Camera http://timesleader.com/news/outdoors-sports/153585262/Caught-on-Camera Joan Cavanaugh of Wilkes-Barre was photographing the birds at her birdfeeder this winter when they suddenly flew off into a nearby bush.A few seconds later, Cavanaugh snapped photographs of the culprit. Sat, 23 May 2015 22:35:29 EST