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Early morning fire turns fatal

PLYMOUTH BOROUGH, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)- The coroner has confirmed that one person has died in the Plymouth Borough fire that started Sunday morning. The initial call came in just after 9:30 am. When the fire department arrived they learned that a child had been trapped inside. Plymouth Borough Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Robert Palchanis […]
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Firefighters busy putting out large house fires in Plymouth Borough Sunday

Plymouth Borough (Luzerne County) - Firefighters from 10 different fire departments had their hands full Sunday morning putting out four house fires in Plymouth Borough. It happened in the 300 block of Palmer Street. We're told three were completely destroyed, while one has fire damage. It's unclear if anyone was hurt in that fire. Firefighters spent much of the early afternoon putting out hot spots.

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.

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,...
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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...

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 […]

Moving company owner pleads guilty to withholding payroll taxes

Scranton, Pa. — A Wilkes-Barre man pleaded guilty to failing to collect and pay over several years’ worth of required federal payroll taxes, according the U.S. Attorney's Office.. Jason T. Cawley, age 44, owner of J Cawley Moving, pleaded guilty on June 30 before U.S. District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion. According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, Cawley, who was responsible, as owner of J Cawley Moving, for...

Around Town: Connor McGovern giving back to NEPA

Tired of ads? Subscribers enjoy a distraction-free reading experience. If you’ve lived around here for a while, you’ve undoubtedly heard of Connor McGovern, the Lake-Lehman High School and Penn State alumnus who is now an offensive lineman for the Dallas Cowboys. Throughout his collegiate and professional career, he’s...

Garden Drive-In celebrates 70 years

LUZERNE COUNTY, Pa. — A special 70th birthday was celebrated Saturday night. At the Garden Drive-In in Hunlock Creek, the celebration included games, a DJ, face painting, and more but ultimately celebrated the drive-in's ability to make it through storms, changing technology, and generations of customers. The drive-in featured...
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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...

Celisse Joins Trey Anastasio Band At Peach Music Festival

Guitarist/vocalist Celisse sat in with the Trey Anastasio Band for the final three songs of their main set at The Peach Music Festival in Scranton, Pennsylvania on Saturday night. Celisse Henderson, who was on hand for a set of her own at the event, traded licks with the Phish guitarist and displayed her phenomenal vocal skills as part of the guest appearance at Montage Mountain.
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Nanticoke celebrates with another ‘Big Bang’

NANTICOKE — In lieu of the typical red, white and blue attire worn by most everybody else at Saturday’s “Big Bang” holiday celebration, Hunter Walts had a getup that symbolized America just as much as the colors of the flag. Walts, 12 but about to turn...

Player Previews in 100 Days – Day 46: Parker Bolesta, Dallas Area HS

Coaches comments: “Parker is a tremendous young man. First junior captain that we have had. Outstanding work ethic in the classroom and weight room. Parker will prove to have a dominant senior year on both sides of the ball. He will also be an outstanding college football player and a great addition to his future college community.”

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...

Community Champion: Summer of Change

Tired of ads? Subscribers enjoy a distraction-free reading experience. Summer has arrived in Northeastern Pennsylvania and we find ourselves with opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, take a vacation, host backyard events and spend time with family and friends in the beautiful weather. Summer has always been time to refresh and grow with the kids being home from school and our neighborhoods full of activity.

‘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 […]