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MOOSIC — George Weiss has been to almost every home opener dating back to the days of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons.Monday night was no different for the Scranton resident as the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Rail Riders hosted the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs in front of a reported 11,000-plus crowd.
Weiss was at PNC Field more than a half hour before the gates opened just before 6 p.m.“Just the weather, the players. Weiss left excited, too, as the Rail Riders beat Lehigh Valley, 2-0.Police still don't have anyone in custody after a shooting Friday night left Leslie Smith dead outside the Red Roof Inn in Plains Township.Police responded to a car crash near the motel's driveway just off Route 315. According to police, Smith had been shot several times and died at the scene.Luzerne County district attorney Stefanie Salavantis says Smith has a lengthy police record dating back to 2004.Some of the charges filed by police throughout Luzerne County include drug possession, assault, trespassing, fleeing from an officer, and theft. We're continuing interviews today and do not feel the public is in any danger," said Salavantis.WILKES-BARRE -- This was a particularly bloody weekend in and around the city of Wilkes-Barre.
Police responded to several shootings One of them on Friday night left a man dead. And investigators now say the shooting that left Leslie Smith of Wilkes-Barre was not a random act of violence.
Police say one man was shot but his injuries were not life threatening.
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— The Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre clubhouse has to be the happiest one in America.
With Gleyber Torres, Chance Adams, Clint Frazier, Dustin Fowler and Tyler Wade all jammed onto one minor league roster, the mood here is similar to that at an Ivy League graduation: The entire clubhouse has an anticipatory, almost giddy aura of being on the precipice of something extraordinary.
On Tuesday against Rochester, Adams brought a one-hitter into the sixth inning before surrendering a three-run home run en route to his second loss at the Triple-A level.