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Video Shows Lyft Driver Kick Passenger Out of Car After She Makes Racist Commen

A Lyft driver shared footage of an exchange he had with a passenger, who asked him if he was a “normal guy” who speaks English. In the dashcam-recorded clip shared to Facebook, driver James W. Bode can be seen letting a woman into his vehicle at 10:37 p.m. on Friday night, before she asks if he’s a “white guy.” He says he picked her and her partner up from a pub and grill in Catasauqua, Pennsylvania before she made the “racist” remark to him.
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Kingston man arrested after gun ‘standoff’ with bouncer

EDWARDSVILLE — Borough police arrested a man from Kingston on allegations he threatened a bouncer outside Swizzle Sticks Bar early Saturday morning. Isaiah Featherstone, 22, of Payne Avenue, was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, reckless endangerment, firearms not to be carried without a license and disorderly conduct. He was arraigned by District Judge Joseph Halesey in Hanover Township and jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $100,000 bail.
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Rideshare driver praised for handling of racist comments

CATASAUQUA, Pa. - A Lehigh Valley rideshare driver is being praised by millions online for his handling of a racial incident between himself and two customers. It has gone viral on the internet. A video captured by the driver shows the moment he refused to drive two people, after they...

WBPD trying to ID man after Saturday incident

WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — The Wilkes-Barre Police Department is looking to identify the man they say was involved in an incident that occurred on Saturday at 1:45 a.m. on the dirt road behind Brookside Street in Wilkes-Barre. Anyone with information on the individual possibly involved with the incident should contact the Wilkes-Barre Police Department Facebook […]

Lyft driver goes viral for refusing ride for woman, companion over racist remarks

A Lyft driver in Pennsylvania ordered a couple out of his car after the woman made racist remarks, expressing surprise to see a “white guy” behind the wheel, video shows. Driver James Bode posted a video of the alarming exchange, which took place Friday outside a drinking hole in Catasauqua called Fossil’s Last Stand, the Morning Call reported. “Wow, you’re like a white guy,” the woman tells the shocked Bode. “What’s that?” he says. “Excuse me?” “You’re like a normal guy, like you speak English,” the woman says, laughingly, as she pats his shoulder and adds, “Sorry.” “Nah, you can get out of the car,”...

Narcotics, firearms recovered after lengthy police investigation in Luzerne County

PITTSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Police say after a lengthy investigation into two Luzerne County men, they recovered multiple firearms and distribution size amounts of narcotics. The investigation was an effort between Pittston City Police, Jenkins Township Police and the Luzerne County Drug Task Force. Investigators say search warrants were conducted on New Street in […]

Cause Not Known in Catawissa Mountain Fire

A Catawissa Township home was destroyed in a fire Friday. Crews were called to the scene in the first block of VFW Home Lane; flames spread to nearby brush and caused a wildfire. Several companies were involved in setting up a perimeter and keeping the fire from spreading further. Described as a summer vacation home, the building was destroyed. No injuries were reported.

Report of man shot on road outside Slatington may be unfounded

A report of a shooting in Washington Township, Lehigh County may have been unfounded. Emergency dispatches said a 20-year-old man was shot by someone in a black and gray car older model car at Route 873 and Friedens Road, south of Slatington, and the car was last seen going south on Route 873. An employee of a bail bond company told The Morning Call that he had taken a wanted man into custody ...
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Letter to the Editor: Dr. Zama Will Block Closures of Polk Center & White Heaven If Elected

The following letter was submitted by Dr. Nche Zama. Pennsylvania Governor candidate Dr. Nche Zama issued a strong rebuke to the Wolf administration’s decision to close the Polk State Center and a similar facility in White Haven. On a recent repeat visit to Venango County, a local taxpayer encouraged Dr. Zama to visit the Polk Center. Immediately, Dr. Zama was overcome with emotion by the beauty, scale, and mission of the Polk Center, and the unexplainable decision by the Wolf administration to close the Polk Center forcibly evicting hundreds of residents and dislocating hundreds of workers. Unfortunately, these reckless, uncaring, and harsh actions are the hallmark and legacy of the Wolf/Shapiro regime, destroying historic buildings, streams, schools, and industries.

Pedestrian struck in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle Saturday afternoon in Luzerne County. It happened just before 3 p.m. on South Wilkes-Barre Boulevard near the McDonalds. Eyewitness News has reached out to Wilkes-Barre police for more information about the victim and what led to the crash, but we have not yet […]

One dead in Laflin after vehicle found in pool

LAFLIN BOROUGH, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)- An investigation is underway in Laflin Sunday after a man passed away as a result of a car crash.   According to state police, the man, 65, and his car were discovered in a pool on Fairfield Drive just after 7: a.m. Sunday.   Pennsylvania State Police Wilkes Barre Criminal […]

Stolen SUV Found Submerged in Reservoir near Tamaqua

A vehicle was found submerged in a reservoir near Tamaqua on Saturday morning. Around 8:00am, Saturday, emergency personnel responded to the Lower Owl Creek Reservoir along Owl Creek Road between Tamaqua and Coaldale for a report of a vehicle in the water. The report came in from a man who...

Limp Bizkit covered RATM with Scowl guitarist at MSG (video + pics from the show)

Limp Bizkit are currently on their Still Sucks Tour supporting their 2021 comeback album of the same name, and the tour includes some genuinely amazing openers, including up-and-coming hardcore bands Scowl and Dying Wish. The tour hit NYC's Madison Square Garden on Friday (5/13), and that one had Scowl, alongside rapper $NOT and electro-rock duo Wargasm UK, and Scowl guitarist Malachi Greene also joined Limp Bizkit on stage for a cover of Rage Against the Machine's "Killing In The Name."