Clifton Township, 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 […]
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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...

Three homes are a ‘total loss’ in golf course fire

TUNKHANNOCK TOWNSHIP, WYOMING COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)— A fire on the Stone Hedge Golf course completely burnt down three townhouses and injured one firefighter on Friday afternoon. Alan Grow, the Assistant Chief of the Triton Hose Company, said a total of 19 fire departments came to help put out the fire on Stonehedge Drive. Grow told Eyewitness […]

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 […]

Homes destroyed by flames aside golf course in Wyoming County

WYOMING COUNTY, Pa. — A frightening scene at Stone Hedge Golf Course outside Tunkhannock around 2:45 p.m as dark plumes of smoke rose above the greens. "A guy was checking in for a tournament here, came right up to me and said, 'hey, we're going to have to cancel this tournament because the condos are on fire," said Adam Charles, Stone Hedge Golf Professional.

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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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...

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 […]

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...

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.

Seventy years of Luzerne County's Garden Drive-In

HUNLOCK CREEK, Pa. — Framed newspaper clippings lining the walls at the Garden Drive-In help tell the story of a Luzerne County institution. Through storms, changing technology, and generations of customers, this place has survived 70 years in business. Stephen Zelenak and Ian Bell are the latest duo to...