Times Leader- RSS Feed http://timesleader.com/ http://timesleader.com/ Sat, 28 Feb 2015 12:26:09 EST 1800 Torquato, Johnston http://timesleader.com/news/engagements/151946060/Torquato-Johnston Announcement is made of the engagement and upcoming wedding of Gabriella Torquato, Cumming, Georgia, formerly of West Pittston, Pennsylvania, to Joey Ray Johnston, Cumming, Georgia. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 12:20:12 EST Caitlin A. Dushanko http://timesleader.com/news/birthdays/152048459/Caitlin-A.-Dushanko Caitlin Alyssia Dushanko, daughter of John and Renae Dushanko, Mountain Top, is celebrating her 10th birthday today, March 1. Caitlin is a granddaughter of Barbara and John Dushanko Sr., Swoyersville, and the late Ann Louise and Allen Scott Sr.,... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 12:05:11 EST Mackenzie Bakale http://timesleader.com/news/birthdays/152048327/Mackenzie-Bakale Mackenzie Bakale, daughter of Matthew and Tracy Bakale, Plymouth, is celebrating her 11th birthday today, March 1. Mackenzie has a brother, Blake. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 12:00:11 EST Robert V. Allen http://timesleader.com/news/birthdays/152048103/Robert-V.-Allen Robert Vincent Allen, son of John S. Allen and Dr. Judith A. Krajnak, St. Albert, Alberta, Canada, is celebrating his 11th birthday today, March 1. Robert is a grandson of Robert and Barbara Allen, Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada; the late Lorna Allen; and... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:55:12 EST Hazleton police investigating report of shots fired outside lounge, two men detained http://timesleader.com/news/local-news-news/152107003/ HAZLETON — Police said two men were detained after shots were fired outside the Xtacy Hookah Lounge early Saturday morning.There were no reports of injuries and the names of the men were not released. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 08:40:11 EST A favorite TV actress is ready for her comeback http://timesleader.com/news/features/50898686/Sarah-Jessica-Parker-returns-to-small-screen Sarah Jessica Parker is poised to return to series TV after a long absence.That's the good news.There's more good news: The series is on HBO, home of her long-running hit “Sex and the City.” Sat, 28 Feb 2015 07:10:11 EST Lottery Numbers for Friday, Feb. 27 http://timesleader.com/news/lottery/152102513/LOTTERY MIDDAY DRAWINGPick Two - 1-9Pick Three - 7-4-8Pick Four - 5-5-3-0Pick Five - 4-8-0-2-5Treasure Hunt08-09-18-26-30EVENING DRAWING Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:00:12 EST George Spohr: Millennials fuel a readership renaissance for the Times Leader http://timesleader.com/news/opinion_columns/152001156/THEIR-VIEW-Millennials-fuel-reader-surge The New York Post recently published an article showing TV usage had fallen 10.6 percent between September and January in my peer group of so-called millennials – those ages 18 to 34. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 23:35:17 EST Allie Barber’s marks milestones for Pittston Area http://timesleader.com/news/hsbasketball/152104610/Patriots-make-history WILKES-BARRE — The 1,000th point of Allie Barber's career came on her signature move, a darting drive to the basket followed by a jump-stop layup.Which was only fitting. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 23:35:15 EST Holy Redeemer girls fall to Dunmore in 2A finals http://timesleader.com/news/hsbasketball/152099945/Redeemer-falls-in-2A-finals WILKES-BARRE — Dunmore's bench was already hopping. By the time Maddie Martin opened the fourth quarter with a go-ahead layup, it was a full-on party.For Holy Redeemer, it was very much unfamiliar territory. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 23:30:12 EST Letter to the Editor: Websites and ‘God’s mercy’ can aid people coping with abortion-related issues, writer says http://timesleader.com/news/letters/152057028/Learn-truth-on-abortion Concerning columnist Steve Corbett's commentary regarding Father Leo McKernan and the recent happenings at a CCD class for sixth-graders, I watched the movie shown to the children. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 23:25:12 EST Letter to the Editor: President Barack Obama courts enemies of Israel, which is flirting with disaster http://timesleader.com/news/letters/152053187/Obama-flirts-with-disaster I am not sure which is more disturbing: watching and hearing a president of the United States weaken America, or seeing the president throw another country to the wolves. Both are just jaw-dropping. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 23:20:13 EST Dallas takes early D2 tourney lead http://timesleader.com/news/719/152101294/Dallas-takes-early-D2-tourney-lead WILKES-BARRE — Dallas coach Romayne Mosier let out a big unnerving sigh at the announcements of the boys standings.“Not enough,” she muttered to herself. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 22:45:25 EST Zawatski achieves elusive feat at 3A swim championships http://timesleader.com/news/hsswimming/152103535/ WILKES-BARRE — With so many accolades to Ed Zawatski's name, there was always one feat that eluded the Wyoming Valley West senior in his four-year swimming career – the 50 yard freestyle record. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 22:45:14 EST Five alive for 3A regional wrestling gold http://timesleader.com/news/hswrestling/152098160/Five-alive-for-3A-regional-gold BETHLEHEM — Derek Spachman has been wrestling a long time and hasn't quite got the best results.Now, as a senior at Hazleton Area everything it starting to click at the right time. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 22:15:17 EST A February to remember? Or maybe one best forgotten! http://timesleader.com/news/local-news-news/152098408/ It was a February to remember, but one a lot of us would rather forget. Record-setting lows. A record snowfall. Frozen pipes. States of emergency. School delays and... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 22:05:11 EST MMI Prep falls in early hole, can’t recover in loss to Old Forge http://timesleader.com/news/hsbasketball/152059572/MMI-falls-in-early-hole-loses-Class-A-final SCRANTON — The way MMI Prep boys basketball coach Joe Flanagan saw it, there was no need to assign fault when his team got into an 18-point first quarter hole in Friday night's District 2 Class A championship... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 22:00:11 EST District 2 sends 8 into 2A regional semis http://timesleader.com/news/hswrestling/152103649/District-2-sends-8-into-2A-regional-semis WILLIAMSPORT — Charlie Johnson's opening-round opponent at the PIAA Class 2A Northeast Regional wasn't your ordinary No. 7 seed. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 21:55:12 EST FNCB fined $1.5 million in connection with ‘Kids for Cash’ scandal http://timesleader.com/news/local-news-news/152100792/ WASHINGTON, D.C. — First National Community Bank of Dunmore has been fined $1.5 million in connection with the Kids for Cash juvenile justice system scandal in Luzerne County. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:30:12 EST Consumer Watchdog: General Motors refuses to fix damage caused by defective part http://timesleader.com/news/local-news/152094269/ Is it possible for a company to habitually manufacture and sell shoddy, dangerous products and treat its customers as if they're fools – and still remain in business?  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:25:12 EST