Times Leader- RSS Feed http://timesleader.com/ http://timesleader.com/ Thu, 25 Dec 2014 08:24:10 EST 1800 Clear weather expected until the end of the weekend http://timesleader.com/news/local-news/50926358/Clear-weather-expected-until-the-end-of-the-weekend Skies should clear today for families to enjoy some Christmas sunshine after some rain and wind overnight.That clear weather should stick around until the end of the weekend. Thu, 25 Dec 2014 08:13:04 EST Volunteers wrap gifts for those who otherwise would be forgotten http://timesleader.com/news/features/50847821/Gifts-for-those-who-might-be-forgotten “We all think about children at Christmas,” Janessa Edwards said. “People forget about seniors.” Thu, 25 Dec 2014 08:00:12 EST Innocent young voices are raised in song during Trinity Lutheran Christmas Pageant http://timesleader.com/news/features/50887529/Telling-the-Christmas-story-in-song Fifty pairs of little feet marched in place on the risers in the sanctuary, showing how the three kings' caravan set out for Bethlehem. Thu, 25 Dec 2014 08:00:08 EST Traffic report for Christmas Day http://timesleader.com/news/local-news/50926352/Traffic-report-for-Christmas-Day Holiday travel this morning should be quick and easy for commuters. Thu, 25 Dec 2014 07:34:07 EST Behind every great Santa is a Mrs. Claus http://timesleader.com/news/features/50894794/Santa-listen-up.-Heres-the-deal. Dear Santa:I hate to start this letter on a negative note, but, I've been thinking, and I've decided that mothers get the crappy end of the candy cane every Christmas, hands down. Thu, 25 Dec 2014 07:00:14 EST Our Opinion: Don’t be so quick to pack away ‘holiday spirit’ http://timesleader.com/news/ouropinion/50909921/OUR-VIEW-Allow-spirit-to-flourish-for-12-months The question shouldn't be whether you're “in” the holiday spirit, or whether you managed before Christmas Day to “find” it – as if it were tucked away in the attic since last year, buried below boxes of... Wed, 24 Dec 2014 23:56:06 EST Letter to the Editor: Salvation Army bell ringer finds experience spirit-raising http://timesleader.com/news/letters/50909968/Bell-ringer-rewarded On Dec. 16, it was cold and damp. Still, it was a chance to be a bell ringer for the Salvation Army. This was not on my “bucket list,” but it should have been. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 23:21:05 EST Nanticoke family helped Canadian boy’s Christmas dreams come true 75 years ago http://timesleader.com/news/local-news/50879916/You-can-make-a-difference WILKES-BARRE — Some 75 years later, Mackie Scott's letter to Santa Claus is still a part of Christmas. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 22:32:09 EST Scranton Bishop Joseph Bambera reflects on synod, families, Christmas http://timesleader.com/news/local-news-news/50886994/Bishop-reflects-on-synod-family-life SCRANTON — For a few days in October, the world lit up with stories of a Catholic Church sea change. Some secular media outlets cited — incorrectly — a “Vatican document” as signaling a new tone on the thorny topics of... Wed, 24 Dec 2014 22:31:07 EST Cops: Woman stabbed son in chest with steak knife http://timesleader.com/news/local-news-news/50925839/ BERWICK — A borough woman was arrested after she allegedly stabbed her son in the chest with a steak knife and told police he stabbed himself with a broken plate. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 18:35:09 EST Police seek help identifying woman in connection with Kmart theft http://timesleader.com/news/local-news-news/50925523/ WILKES-BARRE TWP. — The Wilkes-Barre Township Police Department is requesting assistance in identifying a woman wanted for questioning in connection with a retail theft from Kmart. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST Zettel ready to tackle anything http://timesleader.com/news/psu-sports/50899439/Zettel-ready-to-tackle-anything Back when he was playing baseball, there were times when Anthony Zettell admittedly lost his cool. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 17:13:07 EST Tackling lost in era of supreme offenses http://timesleader.com/news/football/50917813/Tackling-lost-in-era-of-supreme-offenses ATLANTA — Jessie Tuggle knows a thing or two about tackling. They didn't call him the “Hammer” for nothing. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 16:57:11 EST Sun not shining on NFL’s Florida teams http://timesleader.com/news/nfl/50922011/Sun-not-shining-on-NFLs-Florida-teams They say the NFL is the most popular game in America.Apparently, it's pretty cool.Sure would be nice to have pro football in Florida. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 16:36:23 EST NFL remains popular but there are issues http://timesleader.com/news/nfl/50922019/NFL-remains-popular-but-there-are-issues The nation's most popular sports league put that fan loyalty to the test this season. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 16:36:20 EST Garrett makes case for Coach of the Year http://timesleader.com/news/nfl/50922090/Garrett-makes-case-for-Coach-of-the-Year ARLINGTON, Texas — He will not win the award, but Jason Garrett is the 2014 NFL Coach of the Year. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 16:36:19 EST All Eagles corners will play a lot http://timesleader.com/news/nfl/50922169/All-Eagles-corners-will-play-a-lot Bradley Fletcher, who still looked haunted Tuesday, said he didn't know whether he will start in Sunday's meaningless season finale against the New York Giants. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 16:36:18 EST TCU’s Patterson wins AP coach of the year http://timesleader.com/news/football/50922492/TCUs-Patterson-wins-AP-coach-of-the-year TCU coach Gary Patterson embraced changed and joined an exclusive club.Patterson was voted college football coach of the year by The Associated Press on Wednesday, joining Nick Saban as the only two-time winners. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 16:36:15 EST Navy edges hometown San Diego St. http://timesleader.com/news/football/50922131/Navy-edges-hometown-San-Diego-St. SAN DIEGO — So much for San Diego State having the home-field advantage in the Poinsettia Bowl. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 16:35:13 EST Placekickers who punt, punters who place-kick http://timesleader.com/news/nfl/50922103/Placekickers-who-punt-punters-who-place-kick A brutal hit while having a punt blocked sidelined San Diego's Mike Scifres with a broken left collarbone. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 16:35:12 EST