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Vacant house wrecked by fire in Luzerne County

GLEN LYON, Pa. — A cluttered building caused problems for firefighters in Luzerne County. Crews battled a fire at a vacant house Monday night around 9 o'clock on Newport Street in the Glen Lyon section of Newport Township. They say the place was filled with junk, making it difficult...
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Independence Day at Beltzville State Park

LEHIGHTON, Pa. — It was all about the beach and the barbecue this July 4th at Beltzville State Park in Franklin Township, near Lehighton. "It's a great beach. The water is great. Overall it's a great atmosphere," said Rad Drescik of Pennsburg. It was busy, as hundreds came out...

Woman attacks security guards at ER

Danville, Pa. — The woman kicked, punched, pinched, grabbed, and pulled the hair of three security officers who attempted to stop her from leaving Geisinger Emergency Department in Danville, police said. All three security guards received injuries for their efforts, according to an affidavit filed by Mahoning Township Police. Those injuries included a chunk of hair being ripped from one of the guard’s heads. Madison Rachel Wasser, 23, of Mount...

July 13 Super Dirtcar Series Modified Event at Bloomsburg Fair Raceway Will Not Be Held; New Truckloads of Clay Being Added to Surface

Bloomsburg Fair Raceway has announced that the Super DIRTcar Series Modified event slated for Wednesday, July 13, has been canceled. Raceway officials, along with those from World Racing Group, the sanctioning body of the Super DIRTcar Series, have jointly agreed that it is in the best interest of both parties to not run the planned 75-lap feature at this time, as new clay is in the process of being laid down in an ongoing effort to improve on the racing surface.

Celebrating 4th of July on the Lehigh River

JIM THORPE, Pa. — Boats filled the Lehigh River in Jim Thorpe as hundreds celebrate Independence Day, paddling down the river. Employees at Pocono whitewater Rafting say It's been like this weekend long. "Fourth of July weekend is normally very busy for us. With the holiday on a Monday,...
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Allentown man shot while in parked car in Upper Macungie Township

A 21-year-old Allentown man is expected to recover after being shot while sitting in a parked car in Upper Macungie Township, Lehigh County. The shooting happened just after 1 a.m. Sunday in the 5800 block of Royal Fern Road. Police said his injuries are not life threatening. They don't have...
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One person killed in rollover crash in Berks County

TILDEN TWP., Pa. - Police in Berks County identified a man killed in a pickup truck crash Saturday night. It happened shortly after 9 p.m. in the 2200 block of Mountain Road in Tilden Township. Police said the truck went off the road while rounding a curve. The vehicle crashed...

Independence Day festivities in Port Carbon

PORT CARBON, Pa. — Fire trucks, floats, and families filled Pike Street for Port Carbon's annual 4th of July parade. A tradition that has brought people across Schuylkill County together since World War II. “I believe we are celebrating America's birthday, and people come together. There's a lot of...

Early morning fire turns fatal

PLYMOUTH BOROUGH, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)- The coroner has confirmed that one person has died in the Plymouth Borough fire that started Sunday morning. The initial call came in just after 9:30 am. When the fire department arrived they learned that a child had been trapped inside. Plymouth Borough Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Robert Palchanis […]

Driver, 26, killed in northern Berks crash

A Shoemakersville man was killed in a weekend crash in Tilden Township, police announced Sunday. Norris Stanley Carl, 26, was transported to Geisinger St. Luke’s Hospital in Orwigsburg, where he was pronounced dead after the Saturday night crash in the 2200 block of Mountain Road, according to Tilden police Chief William J. McEllroy III.
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Port Carbon Fourth of July Parade

The Port Carbon 4th of July Parade was celebrated on Independence Day. The parade also known as the “Baby Parade” is a borough tradition and is sponsored by the Port Carbon Citizen's Committee.

Six-year-old child dies in Plymouth house fire

PLYMOUTH, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — The Luzerne County Coroner has released the identity of the victim of a house fire in Plymouth. According to the coroner, a 6-year-old girl died on Sunday after being trapped in a home engulfed in flames in the 400 block of Palmer Street. The 6-year-old was discovered inside of the home and was pronounced dead at 2:30 p.m. by the coroner’s office.

Coroner: Plymouth fire kills six-year-old girl

PLYMOUTH, Pa. — The fire on Palmer Street in Plymouth killed six-year-old Ameliya Witten. The cause of death was breathing in too much smoke. The Sunday morning fire destroyed two double homes and damaged two others. More than a dozen people lost their homes. A state police fire marshal...

One Flown After Early Sunday Morning Crash in Gilberton

One person was flown after a crash in Gilberton early Sunday. Just after 4:00am, emergency personnel were called to a motor vehicle accident with entrapment in the area of the weigh station in Gilberton. The crash involved a vehicle that struck a utility pole. A female passenger had to be...