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Wilkes-Barre Mayor Tony George says the $280 gift certificate he received from RC Theatres played no role in the city’s backing for a $500,000 state grant for improvments to the downtown theater.

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is giving the owner of the Ali Baba Lounge the option to sell its liquor license before the board acts on a license renewal request amid complaints of violent incidents at the downtown club.

Mohegan Sun Pocono hopes to have its new sportsbook operation up and running before the start of football season.