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PSP: Drug deal leads to mans death in Carbondale shooting

CARBONDALE, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Police reveal new information about a Carbondale shooting that occurred Monday night that they say left one man dead after a drug deal went wrong. According to Pennsylvania State Poice (PSP), around 11:30 p.m. police were called for gunshots heard from a parking lot of Fallbrook Apartments in Carbondale. Once arriving […]
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2 dead, including 4-year-old boy, after shooting in Dallas Twp.

DALLAS TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Two people are dead after a shooting incident in Luzerne County in a Dallas Township neighborhood, Monday night. Dallas Township Police Chief Douglas Higgins tells Eyewitness News police were called to a domestic/custody dispute on Harris Street just after 8:00 p.m. Officers were talking with the woman who called […]
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Arrests made in deadly Carbondale shooting that killed 35-year-old

CARBONDALE, LACKAWANNA CO. (WOLF) — Pennsylvania State Police have arrested a 21-year-old male and his 46-year-old mother from Moosic for their alleged involvement in a deadly shooting. Police say that shooting happened last night outside of an apartment complex in Carbondale, killing 35-year-old Pernell Simmons. 21-Taaj Blan was taken...

Police swarm home in Luzerne County

DALLAS, Pa. — Police swarmed a home late Monday night in Luzerne County. Newswatch 16 found officers blocking off Harris Street in Dallas Township around 11 p.m. Officers wouldn't say much, only that updates could come as soon as this morning. Newswatch 16 will provide more details as it...

Father, son victims of Dallas Twp. murder-suicide

DALLAS TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Luzerne County Coroner Francis Hacken tells Eyewitness News a father shot his 4-year-old son, then himself in a Dallas Township shooting Monday night. The coroner stated around 8:00 p.m., a 38-year-old man and a 4-year-old boy were found dead at a home on Harris Street. Autopsies were done revealed the […]

Animal rescues looking for new homes for pets

PENNSYLVANIA, USA — Cara Devine has been fostering with Adopt A Boxer Rescue for nearly 12 years. On average, she fosters five Boxers a year, sometimes a few more, sometimes a few less. But Devine said the past decade of fostering has changed her life. "I think the most...

Video leads to animal cruelty charges against city official

WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Police charged a Wilkes-Barre city official after they say a video showed him “violently” attacking two dogs. According to the Wilkes-Barre City Police Department, they were called to the 200 block of South Main Street for a report of animal abuse. A witness told police that she recorded video of a […]

Pedestrian hit in Scranton

SCRANTON, Pa. — Police in Scranton are searching for the driver who hit a pedestrian Tuesday morning. The crash happened just before 11 a.m. at the intersection of Lafayette Street and North Garfield Avenue. Police say the driver of a black BMW fled the scene, and the pedestrian was...

People of interest detained in deadly drive-by shooting

CARBONDALE, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Police have confirmed that people of interest have been detained after a man was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting in Lackawanna County around 11:30 p.m. on Monday night. Lackawanna County Coroner, Timothy Rowland, told Eyewitness News that Pernell Simmons, age 35, was identified as the man who died […]

Search for missing man in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Police in Wilkes-Barre are asking for the public’s help in the search for a missing man. According to the Wilkes-Barre City Police Department, Gerald F. Burton was reported missing by his sister, police announced Tuesday morning. Burton’s family is concerned for his well being. Anyone with information on Burton’s whereabouts is […]

Wilkes-Barre City Controller charged with animal cruelty

WILKES-BARRE, Pa, (WOLF) — Wilkes-Barre City Police have filed animal cruelty charges against Wilkes-Barre City Controller Darren Snyder. According to police, charges of disorderly conduct and two counts of cruelty to animals gave been filed on Snyder after viewing a video taken by a witness who told them the alleged abuse often happens while the dogs are walked.

Inventory piling up at liquidation stores

CARBONDALE, Pa. — Liquidation stores have been growing in popularity. They are a great place to get a good deal on household items, appliances, and more. Anthracite Liquidation in Carbondale is one of those places packed with items that haven't been sold in major retail stores. Fred Schultz says...

Heavy police presence in Dallas Township

DALLAS TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — There is a heavy police presence in Luzerne County in a Dallas Township neighborhood, Monday night. Eyewitness news is on Harris Street where a tense police investigation is currently underway. So far, Eyewitness News has been informed that police were called to a home on Harris Street after a […]

One dead following drive-by shooting in Carbondale

CARBONDALE, LACKAWANNA CO, (WOLF) — One man is dead following a drive-by shooting in Lackawanna County on Monday. Officials say that 35-year-old Pernell Simmons died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds. The shooting happened in the parking lot of the Fallbrook Apartments in Carbondale around 11:30 PM, according...

Celebrating public art in downtown Wilkes-Barre

Tired of ads? Subscribers enjoy a distraction-free reading experience. “Are you feeling less stress?” one walker called to another with a chuckle, as participants in last week’s Y Walk Wednesday entered the labyrinth at Wilkes University. What’s that, you say? You didn’t know Wilkes has a labyrinth outdoors...