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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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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...
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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...

Details released on 2020 crash landing in Moosic

MOOSIC, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — New details were released on a plane that was forced to crash to make an emergency landing in the Lackawanna County neighborhood in September of 2020. The National Transportation Safety Board Aviation Accident (NTSB) released a final report on the plane that made an emergency landing in a residential area in […]

Peach Music Festival begins in Lackawanna County

LACKAWANNA COUNTY, Pa. — This is the 10th year for the Peach Music Festival, and we caught up with concertgoers who arrived early for the four days of camping and concerts. The festival draws thousands of people from all over the country. Many arrived early at the offsite parking lot in Moosic. Some folks say you have to make sure you've got everything you need, especially if you're camping on the mountain all weekend. We found lots of people dragging wagons filled with tents, coolers, and the essentials waiting to be bussed up to the event.

Prepare for traffic delays in this part of NEPA

Peach Fest begins at Montage Mountain today and continues until Sunday. The Scranton Wilkes Barre RailRiders are also home this weekend at PNC Field in Moosic. Officials remind you, coupled with the holiday weekend travelers, there will be plenty of traffic in that area. Drivers and those attending events near Davis Street and Montage Mtn road are being asked to slow down and be patient.

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.

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.

Heat Rises Along With Rain chances

A southerly flow of hot and humid air will take over the Susquehanna Valley the next few days. Friday will be our hottest day of the year with temperatures getting into the mid 90s. A few spots could see a late day thunderstorm pop up. As a cool front approaches Saturday, it looks like we'll see our greatest chance of showers and storms for the holiday weekend. One round could move in during the morning and the second in the afternoon and evening. Some storms could become heavy or even severe. The question for the rest of the weekend is whether the front will keep moving south and dry us out, or linger and keep us wet? At this time we think there's at least a chance of some spotty storms around either day. Check back with us and don't change any outdoor plans at this time. Next week looks seasonably warm and humid with a few chances of some rain.

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.