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Couple charged with selling illegal explosives

OLYPHANT, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Investigators arrested a couple that police say were selling homemade illegal explosives in Olyphant. According to the Olyphant Police Department, back in May, officers were tipped that a couple was selling consumer-grade fireworks out of an abandoned store located in the 100 block of West Lackawanna Avenue. Investigators say they seized […]
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'Call 9-1-1': Hawley Police response times called into question at council meeting

Police response times are being called into question in Hawley after a June Borough Council meeting. Will Wykoff, a resident of Keystone Street, expressed concerns to the council on June 8, over how to be able to reach the borough's part-time police department in an emergency. Council President Michele Rojas advised that the thing to do is to call 9-1-1, since the Wayne County Communications Center is aware of when the local police are on duty; when they are not, the PA State Police will be dispatched.
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Man sentenced for deadly arson in Scranton

SCRANTON, Pa. — A man from Scranton will spend up to 22 years behind bars for his role in an arson for-profit scheme that turned deadly. Chad Kenowski was sentenced after pleading guilty to third-degree murder and arson charges earlier this year. Investigators say Kenowski and Brett Sweeting conspired...

Man sentenced in fatal ‘arson-for-hire’ plot

SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)— A man was sentenced on Wednesday for his role in a fatal arson-for-hire incident in Lackawanna County. Officials said Chad Kenowski plead guilty to manslaughter charges in April after paying Brett Sweeting Sr. to set fire to his house in 2018. Investigators said Kenowski’s plan was to collect insurance money after […]

Local Man Charged After Brush Fire Gets Out Of Control

A local man has been charged in connection with an out of control fire earlier this week in Jefferson Township. According to State Police, troopers were called out to a fire in the 100 block of Bonniebrook Road on Monday just before 11 p.m. An investigation determined that 57-year-old Kenneth...

Wawa is one step closer to coming to Scranton

SCRANTON, Pa. — Wawa clears another hurdle in its bid to move into Scranton. Wednesday night the city zoning board gave the company the variances it needs to open up in the Electric City. It's not a done deal. The store would be located at the corner of Meadow...

Man arrested on home invasion, armed robbery warrant

SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Scranton police have arrested a man they say was wanted for his involvement in an armed home invasion robbery. According to the Scranton Police Department, 17-year-old Nymir Canada 17, of Scranton, was spotted by the Street Crime Unit officers running north on North Maine Avenue. Officers stated they took Canada into […]
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Sullivan County Land Bank closes on first three new home sales

LIBERTY – The Sullivan County Land Bank has rehabilitated eight homes to date but can now add three new builds to its accomplishments. Executive Director Jill Weyer said the new construction included two homes in the Village of Liberty and one in the Village of Monticello. “We’ve usually focused...

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.

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.

Tanya Krieger

Tanya Krieger, who co-hosts mornings at Audacy country “Froggy 101” WGGY Scranton-Wilkes Barre, PA, as “Jessie Roberts,” is exiting the station after 20 years. Krieger also has served as WGGY’s MD and Assistant Brand Manager since 2008. “I hope I have touched your life even...

Scranton comedian Samantha Ruddy performs on ‘Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’

Last night, Scranton-born comedian Samantha Ruddy returned to the national stage for a coveted set on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on NBC. Performing at Studio 6B at Rockefeller Center in her current home of New York City, she joked about flying on a tiny plane, accidentally getting a “Karen” haircut, violent video games, being bad with money, the NBA being gentler than the NFL, and funny moments with her mom and three brothers.

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 […]

Harmony in the Woods

Founded in 2011 by Henry Skier and Jill Carletti in a small space on the first floor of the Hawley Silk Mill, Harmony Presents became a place for music, art and for collaboration and imagining what it could become. Now in its third generation, Henry is the second generation of...

Wilding bill passes PA Senate

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Legislation that honors the memory of a fallen Scranton police officer is one step closer to becoming law in Pennsylvania. The State Senate passed Senate Bill 814, which would toughen charges against criminal suspects who flee from police on foot. Officer John Wilding died in July...

2022 Peach Music Festival kicks off; select sets streaming online

The 10th anniversary edition of the Allman Brothers Band-founded Peach Music Festival got underway Thursday. The four-day event, which runs through Sunday, July 3, is taking place at its usual location, Montage Mountain in Scranton, Pennsylvania. It will include headlining sets from The Black Crowes and Phish singer/guitarist Trey Anastasio's solo band.