Blakeslee, PA

Residents react to death of teen in Scranton

SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)—A gruesome discovery in a Lackawanna County neighborhood on the heels of the holiday weekend. An investigation is underway after an 18-year-old was found dead in Scranton early this morning. Eyewitness News reporter Madonna Mantione spoke to residents who witnessed the commotion that unfolded just hours after two high school graduation ceremonies […]
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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 […]

Mariska Hargitay Pays Tribute to Late Mother Jayne Mansfield on 55th Anniversary of Her Death

It has been 55 years since Jayne Mansfield died tragically at 34 years old in a car crash. June 29, 1967, was the date, and her daughter, Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay, took a moment this week to mark the sad anniversary. "We live to love you more each day," Hargitay captioned a photo of her mother. The quote itself also adorns the late actress' cenotaph at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in California and her resting place at Fairview Cemetery in Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania.
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Police arrest pair for assaulting officers in Edwardsville

EDWARDSVILLE — Borough police arrested two people who they say were hallucinating, repeatedly banged their heads and spat at officers during a violent disturbance on East Grove Street. Police responded to a report two people, identified as Victor Antonio Otero, 26, and Mercedes Leticia Lora, 27, attempting to enter...

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 […]
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The Pyramid to permanently close its doors this evening

A popular fitness center in Lehighton will permanently close its doors as of this evening. The Pyramid, at 230 Ochre St., will end its decadelong stint at 9 o’clock. Alyssa Spotts posted the following message on The Pyramid’s Facebook page June 2. “In my nine years of employment...

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.
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Miller repeats as area’s top tennis player

Coming into this past spring tennis season, Aaron Miller was relaxed. Miller, the 2021 Schuylkill League golf champion, had already figured out his college plans. He will attend Indiana Wesleyan University to continue both his golf and academic career. Miller’s success on the links fueled one of the best tennis...
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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 lawfully purchased firearms but then used them to pay off a drug debt. Lamoreaux, of Oliver Street, Swoyersville, was arraigned Friday by District Judge James J. Haggerty in Kingston on two...

Kicking off the holiday weekend at Beltzville

CARBON COUNTY, Pa. — Soaking up the sun at Beltzville State Park near Lehighton is how many people chose to kick off the long holiday weekend. "I'm hanging with a couple friends. We're just enjoying a nice day, a nice friday and Summer just started so we're just trying to start it off right," said Kyla Rodriguez, Bethlehem.
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St. Luke’s opens 24-hour clinic in old Gnaden Huetten hospital

Just under 53 million people who struggle with mental health in the United States were not receiving any care as recently as two years ago. St. Luke’s University Health Network cut the ribbon Thursday afternoon on a 24-hour walk-in mental health clinic in Lehighton that it hopes will help address that shortfall.

How communities plan to respond to illegal fireworks over the holiday

EYEWITNESS NEWS (WBRE/WYOU) — The Fourth of July weekend is here, and with it comes fireworks… Many of you may already hear fireworks in your neighborhoods. Many police departments are gearing up to respond to complaints about illegal fireworks. Eyewitness News reporter Andy Mehalshick spoke with officials from across our region. All told him the same […]

Splashing around to beat the heat

LACKAWANNA COUNTY, Pa. — The Pool at Weston Field in Scranton was filled with kids and the sounds of summer: splashing, laughing, and fun. The pool was closed the past couple of summers for repairs and this is the first time it's back open. The school year just ended...

2 local college guys making Belgium Waffles out of a truck

PA Live (WBRE) — Toon De Schepper and Billy Berry are roommates and student-athletes on the Men’s Ice Hockey team at Wilkes University. At the age of 16, De Schepper moved to the United States from Belgium, in order to pursue a hockey career. As he continued to meet new people the first impression of Belgium was how delicious the waffles, the beer, and fries are from his home country. Come to find out, Toon couldn’t get his hands on a real Belgian waffle, instead he was tricked by restaurants with the perception of a Belgian waffle on the menu, and was served a tasteless waffle made from batter. Toon figured it was a low supply market that he was ready to jump into an unmet yet expansive market opportunity. The idea was pitched to roommate Billy Berry and from there the ball started rolling.