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One dead at popular music festival

SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)- According to the Lackawanna County Coroner, one person died Sunday afternoon at the Peach Festival at Montage Mountain.   According to the coroner, the individual was found in cardiac arrest.   Onsite medical teams performed CPR, but he was declared dead 30 minutes later.   The death is under investigation by […]
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Michigan man dies at Peach Festival Sunday

Scranton (Lackawanna County) - A 63-year-old Michigan man died at The Peach Festival on Montage Mountain Sunday afternoon. According to the Lackawanna County Coroner's Office, the man, who has not yet been identified other than to say is from Norton Shores, Michigan, was in the pavilion area when he went into cardiac arrest.
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Man Indicted For Mailing Threats From Prison

UNITED STATES—On June 28, 2022, U.S. Attorneys announced the arrest of James Charles Meininger Jr. of Kingston, Pennsylvania. The information was announced in a press release provided by the Department of Justice Office of the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Meininger was indicted for mailing threatening correspondence. The following statements...

Planters Peanuts NUTmobile visits Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — The Planter's Peanuts NUTmobile got a big welcome in Wilkes-Barre Sunday morning. The nut-shaped vehicle and its staff, known as the "Peanutters," were in the city for a sign dedication at one of Wilkes-Barre businessman Thom Greco's properties. "We want people to know whether you're an...

Pennsylvania Man Sentenced for Drug Trafficking Conspiracy, Firearm Possession

SCRANTON, PA — The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that on June 27, 2022, Damian Julmal Navarro, age 27, of Kingston, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 180 months imprisonment to be followed by 5 years of supervised release by U.S. District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion following his conviction for conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute heroin/fentanyl, as well as for possessing a firearm in furtherance of his drug trafficking crimes.
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Going nuts for Planters

WILKES-BARRE — Finally, after 10 long years, the Nutmobile made its return to the city streets of Wilkes-Barre on Sunday. With it came local celebrity Mr. Peanut himself, in town to be recognized as the Wilkes-Barre Metropolitan Development Corporation, led by chairman Thom Greco, unveiled a new sign on Pennsylvania Boulevard recognizing Wilkes-Barre as the birthplace of the Planters Nut and Chocolate Company, known worldwide for their Planters Peanuts.

Scrantastic Spectacular celebration returns

SCRANTON, Pa. — Live music, games, and food were on full display on Courthouse Square in Scranton for the Scrantastic Spectacular 4th of July celebration. "Oh, it's great everybody's having a good time, enjoying the beautiful weather," said Jason McGrath. "It's fun, interactive. We actually went to the RailRiders...

Inspirational bat boy takes PNC Field

MOOSIC, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)— We could all use a little inspiration, and we found some Saturday night at PNC Field. It didn’t even have anything to do with the score of tonight’s RailRiders game “Go RailRiders!” shouted Tommy Smith. Applause rang out as Tommy Smith was introduced as Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders’ honorary bat boy. Smith […]

Pa. 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...

‘NEPA Rescue Veterinary Clinic’ being built in northeast PA

FALLS TOWNSHIP, WYOMING COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)— A local animal sanctuary is building the first animal care facility of its kind in northeastern Pennsylvania. Indraloka Animal Sanctuary near Dalton is spearheading on-site construction of the “NEPA Rescue Veterinary Clinic”. The goal is to increase access to quality veterinary care for animals at Indraloka and those at 35 […]

Pennsylvania Man Indicted For Mailing Threats

SCRANTON, PA — The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that James Charles Meininger, Jr., age 37, of Kingston, Pennsylvania, was indicted on June 28, 2022, by a federal grand jury for mailing threatening communications. According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam,...

144th annual July 4 observance at the Wyoming Monument

He Wyoming Commemorative Association will hold its 144th annual observance at the Wyoming Monument National Historic Site, Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming, on Monday, July 4, at 10 a.m. Keynote speaker for the event will be Dr. Carla Mulford, Professor of English at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park. She is an...

Wyoming Valley and beyond: Fourth of July events

KINGSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Even though the Fourth of July weekend is coming to a close, that doesn’t mean that the events are stopping just yet. Independence Day is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the Declaration of Independence, which was ratified by the second continental congress on July 4, 1776, establishing […]
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Study identifies COVID-related impact on education/workforce development

WILKES-BARRE — Dr. Jolene Carey-Pace, The Institute’s Research Analyst at The Institute for Public Policy and Economic Development, this week said just as COVID-19 has caused schools and institutions to change how they teach, employers have changed how they hire. “Employers are shifting their focus from education to...

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 […]

Moving Company Owner Pleads Guilty to Failing to Pay Required Federal Payroll Taxes

SCRANTON, PA — The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Jason T. Cawley, age 44, owner of J Cawley Moving, located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty on June 30, 2022, before United States District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion, to failing to collect and pay over several years’ worth of required federal payroll taxes.
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Kings of the city

WILKES-BARRE — The Negron twins are no strangers to downtown. For about a decade, they ran the very popular King of Kings Gyros at 37 Public Square as well as The Cheesesteak Factory at 17 E. Market Street before merging the two into a one-stop-shop at the East Market location back in January of 2020.