Chinchilla, PA

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 […]
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Berks authorities investigating death of 3-year-old child; person in custody

Exeter Township police said they were called to a Reiffton home overnight for an unconscious 3-year-old child who was later pronounced dead in Reading Hospital. Township police and Berks County detectives said early Thursday they are investigating what they called a suspicious death and had someone in custody pending further investigation.
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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 […]

'Call 9-1-1': Hawley Police response times called into question at council meeting

Police response times are being called into question in Hawley after a June Borough Council meeting. Will Wykoff, a resident of Keystone Street, expressed concerns to the council on June 8, over how to be able to reach the borough's part-time police department in an emergency. Council President Michele Rojas advised that the thing to do is to call 9-1-1, since the Wayne County Communications Center is aware of when the local police are on duty; when they are not, the PA State Police will be dispatched.

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...

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 […]

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.

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...

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 […]

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.

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 […]

Man threatened to kidnap, hurt Gen. Milley and Pelosi, Feds say

A Pennsylvania man was indicted on Tuesday on allegations he mailed letters to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks and Democrat Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, threatening to kidnap and harm them. U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District...

‘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.

What to know before you fill up at Sheetz

KINGSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)- Cars lining up for cheap gas, a sight few and far between, until today.   Some drivers can save on gas this week at Sheetz locations across the region through the holiday weekend.   But mechanics say it’s important for drivers to be aware the sale is not for every vehicle, all […]