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Police say illegal drug trade becoming more violent

WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — The illegal drug trade is active and becoming increasingly violent, that’s the warning from area law enforcement and prosecutors. Investigators said the battle against the illegal drug trade is a 24/7 operation, and while at times it may seem as though nothing is being done about drug dealing in our […]
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Police recover car used in Luzerne County home invasion

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Investigators say the vehicle used in the Hanover Township home invasion that took place on Wednesday has been located. Hanover Township Police Chief Dave Lewis confirms with Eyewitness News that the car used during the home invasion has been recovered by police. Police believe the three individuals pictured below were […]
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Woman dies in parking garage crash at Geisinger

Danville, Pa. — The Montour County Coroner’s Office is investigating the accidental death of a 90-year-old woman who was involved in a crash at a Geisinger parking deck. Edith Barnhart crashed her vehicle at 1 p.m. June 27 in the parking garage of the Geisinger Outpatient Clinic on Woodbine Lane in Mahoning Township. Barnhart struck other vehicles and hit a wall head-on the parking garage, according to WKOK News Radio. Barnhart passed away the next day due to multiple blunt force injuries, according to the coroner’s office.

Three homes damaged, multiple displaced after fire

MOUNT CARMEL, NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Several people are displaced Thursday morning after a fire damaged multiple row homes in Northumberland County. A devastating morning on East Seventh Street after three homes took most of the damage from an early morning fire. The call came in just before 7:00 am. “I was getting ready to […]

Mother arrested in death of 3-year-old child in Exeter Township [Update]

A 3-year-old girl died early Thursday and her 32-year-old mother was charged with homicide in which the child had “bruising and marks on her neck which are consistent with strangulation-type injuries,” according to police. Solange J. White of Exeter Township was committed to Berks County Prison without bail...

Michigan Man Steals Vehicle Parked at Schuylkill County Gas Station

A Michigan man is locked up in Schuylkill County Prison after stealing a car and leading police in a short pursuit on Interstate 81 this past weekend. According to the Pennsylvania State Police at Schuylkill Haven, on Sunday, June 26th, 2022, just after 7:00am, Troopers received a report of a stolen Ford F-150 from the AMBest Truck Stop on Molleystown Road in Tremont Township, just off the Ravine Exit of Interstate 81.

Man threatened to kidnap, hurt Gen. Milley and Pelosi, Feds say

A Pennsylvania man was indicted on Tuesday on allegations he mailed letters to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks and Democrat Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, threatening to kidnap and harm them. U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District...

Fine Wine & Good Spirits store in Lancaster reopening while Schuylkill County store will close

A Fine Wine & Good Spirits store in Lancaster will reopen on Friday, July 1, while another one in Ashland, Schuylkill County, will close temporarily on Monday, July 4. The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board said the Fine Wine & Good Spirits at 252 N. Queen St., Lancaster, will reopen for business at 9 a.m. on Friday, July 1. Hours will be 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

Man accused of stealing vehicle for ‘religious reasons’

TREMONT TOWNSHIP, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A man is being charged after he allegedly stole a vehicle and lead police on a chase through Interstate 81 northbound on Sunday. PSP Schuylkill Haven responded to a call of a vehicle theft from the Exxon Gas Station on Molleystown Road in Tremont Township. The vehicle was described […]

Man accused of armed robbery of juvenile

BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)— A man from Bloomsburg was arrested on Wednesday and faces charges for allegedly robbing a juvenile at gunpoint. Bloomsburg Police say 19-year-old Jamal Anthony Butler, along with three other individuals, followed a juvenile victim after he exited his home on Millville Road at 2:30 am. As the victim began walking towards […]

Fire damages several row homes in Mount Carmel

MOUNT CARMEL, Pa. — Flames damaged several row homes in Northumberland County. Photos from Northumberland County's Fire & Rescue Departments Firewire show the damage on East 7th Street in Mount Carmel. Officials say the fire broke out just before 7 Thursday morning. Everyone made it out safely, but several...

Meals on Wheels location hoping for new clients

KINGSTON, Pa. — The staff at Meals on Wheels of Wyoming Valley are hoping to reach more people in need who might not even realize they're eligible. Seventy-five meals were prepared fresh Thursday morning and ready to get delivered to 75 people who need them. But the staff said they can handle more.
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Mother in custody in connection with toddler's death

EXETER TWP., Pa. — A woman is in custody in connection with the death of her 3-year-old child in Berks County, authorities said Thursday morning. Exeter Township police said the child's death is "suspicious," but have not commented on how the child died. "We would expect to find that...

No Injuries After Two-Alarm Fire in Mount Carmel

MOUNT CARMEL – No injuries have been reported after volunteer fire crews quickly controlled a two-alarm house fire in Mount Carmel early Thursday morning. Northumberland County Communications tells us the blaze was first reported just before 7 a.m. along the 100 block of East Seventh Street. A second alarm...

Harvest full of problems for NEPA farmers

WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Farm vendors participating in the Wilkes-Barre Farmers Market experience the ups and downs of working in agriculture. They’ve dealt with weather issues and the pandemic and lately, other forces affecting their financial bottom line. Golomb’s Farm and Greenhouse is one of more than a half-dozen farm vendors selling their harvest […]

Liquor Store in Ashland to Close Temporarily

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has announced that the Ashland Liquor Store will close temporarily. According to the PLCB, to accommodate renovations at the Fine Wine & Good Spirits (FW&GS) at 630 Centre St., Ashland, the store will temporarily close at 5:00 PM Monday, July 4. Customers are encouraged to...

Barn Burglarized near Tower City

Police are investigating a burglary in Porter Township. According to the Pennsylvania State Police at Schuylkill Haven, Troopers are investigating a burglary that occurred on Dietrich Avenue in Porter Township. Police say between Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022 at 8:00am and Sunday, June 26th, 2022 at 1:00pm, someone entered an unlocked...