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Past articles by Dan:

Manfred, Wilpons failed New York Mets fans and players

Tom Hanks was wrong in 'A League of Their Own' when he said, "There's no crying in baseball." He never met Rob Manfred or New York Mets Owner Fred Wilpon. → Read More

Is LJ Figueroa really going to transfer from St. John’s?

News broke on Tuesday that St. John's star forward has put his name in the transfer portal. Could he really leave the Red Storm? → Read More

Former St. John’s hoopster Bill Wennington’s impact on ‘The Last Dance’

America watched the Michael Jordan docu-series "The Last Dance" in droves. Former St. John's center Bill Wennington was part of that Bulls championship run. → Read More

Do the New York Mets have the next Ichiro in Jeff McNeil?

You might read that title and think I'm crazy, but hear me out before drawing any conclusions. Is Jeff McNeil the next Ichiro Suzuki? You may think it's a ... → Read More

Fans should be excited about possibility of extended Subway Series

The New York Yankees and New York Mets may be seeing more of each other in 2020. An extended Subway Series is possible when MLB returns in 2020. → Read More

Where’s Brooklyn At? Nets lost season proves to be failure

After a headline-making offseason, there were high hopes for the Brooklyn Nets. Their 30-34 record and fired head coach highlight the Nets underachievement. → Read More

Six Knicks draft prospects we would have loved to see in March Madness

The New York Knicks have two first-round picks this year. Here are some college players who could have solidified their draft status at the "Big Dance." → Read More

Fraternal Order of Police rescinds George endorsement

WILKES-BARRE — The local police union that represents hundreds of Luzerne County officers issued a letter Monday stating it is rescinding its 2015 endorsement of Mayor Tony George and encourages… → Read More

Coroner, DA called to Edwardsville death investigation

EDWARDSVILLE — Luzerne County Coroner Dan Hughes, DA Stefanie Salavantis and numerous police cars have been called to a residence on Arch Street in the borough for a death investigation. → Read More

Crews battle Plains Twp. house fire

PLAINS TWP. — Firefighters are battling a house fire on North Main Street this afternoon. The Times Leader is on scene and will bring you more information as it becomes available. . → Read More

County council candidate who tackled drug suspect faces drunken-driving charge

WILKES-BARRE — A Luzerne County Council candidate was arrested Sunday morning for allegedly driving drunk and crashing a car, authorities say. Martin Dartoe… → Read More

WB police arrest suspected shooter

WILKES-BARRE — Authorities on Monday arrested Onje Crowder, 19, a key suspect in several shootings and drug activity in the city. → Read More

One wounded in Hazleton shooting

HAZLETON — A city man was taken to an area hospital while another man was taken to the county lockup after he allegedly shot his neighbor during a dispute Saturday, according to police. → Read More

One final carnival: JCC closes facility with ceremony, Purim event

WILKES-BARRE — When one door closes another one opens, but in this case that’s literally true.On Sunday, the Jewish Community Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania held its final Purim Carnival before… → Read More

Fire damages WB home; several displaced

WILKES-BARRE — Several people have been displaced and traffic is blocked off after fire damaged a home in the city Monday evening.At least three firetrucks… → Read More

Charlie Balasavage, one of ‘Kids for Cash’ youths, dies at 28

WILKES-BARRE — One of the young men prominently depicted in the “Kids for Cash” documentary about the Luzerne County judicial scandal died last week, director and producer Robert May confirmed… → Read More

First responders aim to strike out cancer at Bowl for the Brave! event

WILKES-BARRE — First responders came out in droves to a local bowling alley with hopes of raising funds to strike out cancer on Sunday afternoon. → Read More

W-B Area teacher arrested after alleged window-smashing, crashing into cars

LAFLIN — After crashing into a parked car, a Wilkes-Barre Area school teacher threw rocks at a house and punched other cars on Monday morning, authorities say. → Read More

Board denies Exeter Township rehab center plan

EXETER TWP. — Township residents who opposed a residential addiction treatment center in the former Sarah J. Dymond Elementary School got their way Monday night. → Read More

Hanover Area: Acting superintendent sought as Jones put on leave

HANOVER TWP. — Amid controversy over a transportation contract and a state audit, Hanover Area School District could be headed for a leadership transition. → Read More