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Three suspects wanted in home invasion investigation

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Police are searching for three people they believe are involved in a home invasion that took place in Luzerne County. According to the Hanover Township Police Department, the incident occurred Wednesday around 5:00 a.m. at a residence along Nanticoke Street in Hanover Township. Police believe the three individuals pictured below […]
HANOVER TOWNSHIP, PA
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Grand opening of new Sheetz location in Luzerne County

LARKSVILLE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)— A new Sheetz location in Luzerne County had its grand opening on Wednesday. The new location is on Route 11 in Plymouth and it is store number 734 for Sheetz. The grand opening was an event to behold. There were giveaways and places for people to donate non-perishable food items to […]
LUZERNE COUNTY, PA
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17-year-old from Scranton arrested on felony warrant

SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA CO, (WOLF) — The Scranton Police Department arrested a 17-year-old male for his involvement in an armed home invasion earlier this month. Officials say Nymir Canada was arrested after the Street Crimes Unit, Intelligence Officers, and the U.S. Marshal's Office saw him running north on North Main Avenue towards Philo Street in Scranton.
SCRANTON, PA
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Man accused of stealing a truck causes police chase

WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Heavy police activity in Wilkes-Barre after officers say a man stole a truck causing a chase. According to officers on the scene, a man stole a truck causing a brief chase that ended with a foot pursuit. Officers tell Eyewitness News the man is in custody at this time. This is […]
WILKES-BARRE, PA
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The Faithful Flock to St. Ann’s in Scranton

From July 17 to July 26, Saint Ann’s Monastery and Shrine Basilica in Scranton hosts the annual Solemn Novena to Saint Ann. The nine days of services honor Saint Ann, the mother of the Virgin Mary and grandmother of Jesus Christ, and lead up to the annual Feast of Saint Ann.
SCRANTON, PA
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Barnesville Man on Probation Found Trespassing in Garage in Mahanoy City

A Barnesville man is locked up in Schuylkill County Prison for trespassing after being recently released from prison and on probation. According to Mahanoy City Police Chief Thomas Rentschler, on Wednesday morning, around 7:00am, he received information about a person in a garage in the 200 Block of East Centre Street. Chief Rentschler said he is familiar with the property and has knowledge that the owners did not grant permission for anyone to be inside.
MAHANOY CITY, PA
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NEPA man indicted for mailing threats

Federal prosecutors say 37-year old James Meininger, Jr. of Kingston has been indicted by a federal grand jury for mailing threatening letters to various officials. The indictment charges Meininger mailed the letters threatening to kidnap and injure the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Deputy Secretary of Defense and Speaker of the House. The indictment also alleges Meininger sent a threatening letter to a news reporter in Wilkes-Barre. He faces a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison, probation and a fine if convicted.
KINGSTON, PA
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Roots to Recovery Heartwood Center in Hazleton

HAZLETON, Pa. — The former Boyle's Funeral Home on South Wyoming Avenue in Hazleton has new life as a day center for the homeless. "That's the purpose of this center, so they can come in and receive the services, and we are a safe zone for them, no judgment. We are just here to help," said Kerri Scheitrum, regional director of New Roots Recovery.
HAZLETON, PA
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Busy weekend ahead on Montage Mountain

MOOSIC, Pa. — Preparations are underway for a busy weekend on Montage Mountain as the annual Peach Music Festival returns. People will begin pouring in on Thursday for this year's Peach Fest. This year, it falls on a holiday weekend, and it's not the only event happening on the...
MOOSIC, PA

New Sheetz location open in Larksville

LARKSVILLE, Pa. — Inside and outside, the new Sheetz along Route 11 in Larksville was packed with people coming to celebrate the store's grand opening. "Have other gas stations up and down that we have seen all the time, but now this is a brand new one here, so it's kind of like a fresh start in a way," said Kaila Hartman of Plymouth, who watched daily as the location was being built.
LARKSVILLE, PA

The dangers of driving on empty

WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — The high cost of gas is leading many drivers into a dangerous practice. They’re letting their gas tank push to near-empty before deciding to fill up. It seems we’ve all been there or at least almost: letting your car gas tank get so low that the “add fuel” light comes […]
WILKES-BARRE, PA
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Local stand-up comic to appear on Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

MAYFIELD, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A stand-up comedian with roots in Northeastern Pennsylvania will be performing on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Samantha Ruddy, 30, originally of Mayfield, attended Holy Cross High School when it was known as Bishop O’Hara, where she graduated in 2010. After high school, she attended and graduated from Syracuse […]
MAYFIELD, PA
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