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Minersville captured its second Schuylkill League girls basketball championship in the last three years, defeating Marian, 55-44, in Friday's title game at Martz Hall in Pottsville. The Miners' potent 1-2 combination of point guard Abby Schoffstall and center Emily Mealey led the way with 21 and 20 points respectively. Brenna Karnish had 17 points for the Fillies and Vanessa Whitecavage added 16. For the complete story and photos of the championship game check out Saturday's Times News.
A domestic dispute proved costly for a Coaldale woman. Coaldale officers were dispatched to 229 W. Earley Ave. at 10:36 p.m. Nov. 30for a disturbance. They found two people, Brian Breiner and Deann Breiner, standing in the street. Brian Breiner said Deann Breiner had kicked and damaged the driver’s side door of the silver Jeep Liberty he was standing beside. As the officer looked at the vehicle, the Breiners began arguing. The officer sent her to the house and him to sit in the vehicle.
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) – Jeff Gordon will be in the booth and Tony Stewart in a bed when the NASCAR season begins. Neither NASCAR star will be in a car when Daytona International Speedway opens Friday for preparations for the Feb. 21 season-opening Daytona 500. Gordon, arguably NASCAR’s biggest star, retired at the end of last season and the four-time champion will now be a Fox analyst.
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ost men know not to talk with a mouth full of food or to wipe their mouth on their sleeve, but some dining etiquette points can be a bit more nuanced. For instance, how do you order the perfect bottle of wine? What are the appropriate conversational topics for a date? International etiquette expert Sharon Schweitzer, founder and CEO of Protocol & Etiquette Worldwide, offers these tips to help men (and women) romance their love this weekend.
LOS ANGELES — The investigative journalism drama “Spotlight” won the top prize at the Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday, while awards favorites Brie Larson and Leonardo DiCaprio won the top acting prizes for “Room” and “The Revenant.” Both actors won Golden Globe Awards and are considered front-runners for the Academy Awards, too.