Blakely, PA

Police investigating 18-year-old found dead in Scranton

SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Authorities are conducting an investigation into a body found in Scranton just after midnight Friday. According to Captain Dennis Lukasewicz of the Scranton Police Department, an ambulance was called to the 600 block of North Main Avenue for an 18-year-old man unresponsive around 12:46 a.m. The victim was pronounced dead at […]
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Large commotion overnight in Scranton

SCRANTON, Pa. — People in part of Scranton were woken up overnight by a big police presence. We're still waiting to hear what exactly happened here on North Main Avenue. Authorities did say one person was taken to the hospital. Our crew found several roads around North Main avenue...

PD: Gun purchased illegally to pay off drug debt

LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — The DA’s office announced the arrest of a man who was involved in a “straw purchase” of a handgun. According to Luzerne County District Attorney Sam Sanguedolce, on Thursday the Luzerne County Drug Task Force arrested and charged Stephen Lamoreaux, 32, of Swoyersville. Investigators say they discovered Lamoreaux supplied two 9mm […]

Three homes are a ‘total loss’ in golf course fire

TUNKHANNOCK TOWNSHIP, WYOMING COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)— A fire on the Stone Hedge Golf course completely burnt down three townhouses and injured one firefighter on Friday afternoon. Alan Grow, the Assistant Chief of the Triton Hose Company, said a total of 19 fire departments came to help put out the fire on Stonehedge Drive. Grow told Eyewitness […]

Swoyersville man charged with straw purchase of firearms

PITTSTON — Luzerne County District Attorney Sam Sanguedolce announced the arrest of Stephen Lamoreaux, 32, on allegations he legally purchased firearms he provided to pay off a drug debt. Lamoreaux, of Oliver Street, Swoyersville, was arraigned Friday by District Judge James J. Haggerty in Kingston on two counts each...
Marywood University

New Trustees and Board Officers

Sister Mary Persico, IHM, Ed.D., Marywood University President, recently announced that three people have been elected to Marywood’s Board of Trustees, including two trustees who have previously served on the board and one who is serving in an ex-officio capacity. Board members include Col. (Ret.) Lorraine R. Breen, Alexandria, Va.; William R. Lynett, Clarks Summit, Pa.; and Sister Kathryn Clauss, IHM, Ph.D., Scranton, Pa. Trustees are elected for a three-year term, 2022-2025.
The Times Leader

4th of July events set for Wilkes-Barre and surrounding areas

Tired of ads? Subscribers enjoy a distraction-free reading experience. This Fourth of July weekend, families all over the area will have a number of chances to catch the fireworks, as several municipalities in Luzerne County and the surrounding areas have their own firework shows scheduled throughout the weekend. One of...

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 […]

Views of the Valley: Discovering Carbondale's heart and soul

That’s one of the questions we’ve been asking residents of the Pioneer City as part of our Community Heart & Soul project. The answers we’ve received have included: the small-town feel, nearby outdoor recreational opportunities and local history and heritage. Heart & Soul, a collaborative community planning...

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 […]

Neighbors shaken up after Hanover Township home invasion

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A home invasion leaves people living in a quiet Luzerne County neighborhood shaken up. The home invasion in Hanover Township comes as a shock to many people who live there. Wednesday night eyewitness news spoke with residents who tell me they’re very concerned about safety in their community. “It’s […]

Smoke from PA junkyard fire can be seen and smelled in NJ

A fire at a junkyard across the Delaware River in Pennsylvania is sending plumes of thick black smoke into the air visible from New Jersey along with a smell. Video of the fire shows a pile of junk cars on fire. 6ABC Action News reported the fire is at Middle Drive and Solar Drive in Falls Township, Pennsylvania. A company called Convanta Metals is located at that intersection.

Speak Easy Salon Hosting Grand Opening Party

An upcoming hair and beauty salon in Lakeville, PA, is hosting a grand opening party this Thursday, celebrating the future of The Speak Easy Salon. After two years, according to The Speak Easy Salon, they are raring and ready to go and open their doors. The grand opening party hosted on Thursday, June 30th, from 6 pm-8 pm in Lakeville, PA, will be all-inclusive. There will be complimentary appetizers and drinks for all but only gift bags for the first 100 guests. As the opening process has been arduous, the grand opening celebration serves as a way to give back to the customers they have kept waiting.

Lakes, pools, and more local swimming holes

Lake Tiorati, Harriman State Park: Surrounded by meadows and rolling, wooded hills. Lifeguards are on duty. ● Activities: Swimming, hiking, fishing, picnicking, and boating. Permits are needed for all boating activities, including kayaking and paddleboarding. ● Info: Until Aug. 21, swimming is open from 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. on...