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Man arrested on home invasion, armed robbery warrant

SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Scranton police have arrested a man they say was wanted for his involvement in an armed home invasion robbery. According to the Scranton Police Department, 17-year-old Nymir Canada 17, of Scranton, was spotted by the Street Crime Unit officers running north on North Maine Avenue. Officers stated they took Canada into […]
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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 accused of stealing a truck causes police chase

WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Heavy police activity in Wilkes-Barre after officers say a man stole a truck causing a chase. According to officers on the scene, a man stole a truck causing a brief chase that ended with a foot pursuit. Officers tell Eyewitness News the man is in custody at this time. This is […]

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.

Montrose Blueberry Festival 2022

Other sights that may entice visitors to attend the Blueberry Festival include a silent auction; a basket raffle; a table filled with commemorative items including T-shirts, sweatshirts, pottery, tote bags, car magnets, cookbooks and festival prints. The book tent houses thousands of used children’s, vintage and general titled books which were donated and sorted throughout the year. Other foods include hamburgers, hot dogs, sausage and peppers, walking tacos, lemonade, popcorn, coffee, ice cream with blueberry buckle, pizza, beverages, homemade.

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.

The 16th Annual Zane Grey Festival returns

The 16th Annual Zane Grey Festival. The free festival will be held on the grounds of Zane Grey Museum in Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, 2022. The Zane Grey Festival includes activities and events for children and adults throughout the day including:. Bill...

Harmony in the Woods

Founded in 2011 by Henry Skier and Jill Carletti in a small space on the first floor of the Hawley Silk Mill, Harmony Presents became a place for music, art and for collaboration and imagining what it could become. Now in its third generation, Henry is the second generation of...

NEPA man indicted for mailing threats

Federal prosecutors say 37-year old James Meininger, Jr. of Kingston has been indicted by a federal grand jury for mailing threatening letters to various officials. The indictment charges Meininger mailed the letters threatening to kidnap and injure the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Deputy Secretary of Defense and Speaker of the House. The indictment also alleges Meininger sent a threatening letter to a news reporter in Wilkes-Barre. He faces a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison, probation and a fine if convicted.

The dangers of driving on empty

WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — The high cost of gas is leading many drivers into a dangerous practice. They’re letting their gas tank push to near-empty before deciding to fill up. It seems we’ve all been there or at least almost: letting your car gas tank get so low that the “add fuel” light comes […]

Local stand-up comic to appear on Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

MAYFIELD, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A stand-up comedian with roots in Northeastern Pennsylvania will be performing on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Samantha Ruddy, 30, originally of Mayfield, attended Holy Cross High School when it was known as Bishop O’Hara, where she graduated in 2010. After high school, she attended and graduated from Syracuse […]

Busy weekend ahead on Montage Mountain

MOOSIC, Pa. — Preparations are underway for a busy weekend on Montage Mountain as the annual Peach Music Festival returns. People will begin pouring in on Thursday for this year's Peach Fest. This year, it falls on a holiday weekend, and it's not the only event happening on the...

Wilkes-Barre Farmers Market kicks off on Thursday

WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)— The first Wilkes-Barre farmers market of the season will be on Thursday, June 30. The event will kick off at 10 am with John Shemo singing the National Anthem followed by live music from the Vine Street Band. The farmers market will continue every Thursday through November 17 from 10 am […]

New Sheetz location open in Larksville

LARKSVILLE, Pa. — Inside and outside, the new Sheetz along Route 11 in Larksville was packed with people coming to celebrate the store's grand opening. "Have other gas stations up and down that we have seen all the time, but now this is a brand new one here, so it's kind of like a fresh start in a way," said Kaila Hartman of Plymouth, who watched daily as the location was being built.

‘It’s what a peach should taste like’

Tired of ads? Subscribers enjoy a distraction-free reading experience. Ask our local farmers what they expect to bring this week to the Wilkes-Barre Farmers Market, which opens at 10 a.m. today on Public Square, and you’ll hear about radishes, rhubarb and sugar snap peas — along with plenty of flowers and fruit.

Talkback 16: Pittston's Water Street Bridge

PENNSYLVANIA, USA — In this Talkback 16: the tale of two bridges continues in Luzerne County and the Talkback callers have a lot to say. But first, one caller shares how you can lower gas prices. If you like Talkback, you'll love Talkback Feedback. Check it out on YouTube.