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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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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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One dead after fire in Plymouth

LUZERNE COUNTY, Pa. — One person is dead after firefighters across Luzerne County came together to put out what they say is one of the worst house fires they've seen in their careers. Black smoke filled the air as flames tore through several homes on Palmer Street in Plymouth...

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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One dead in Plymouth fire

PLYMOUTH — A four-alarm fire Sunday that destroyed several residential structures on Palmer Street claimed one life and displaced many. Doctor Gary Ross will perform an autopsy on the victim on Monday, according to an email from the Luzerne County Coroner’s Office. No further details were released about the individual who died.

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. What began around 9:45am on the 400 block of Palmer Street, four homes were engulfed in flames. Three of the four homes were destroyed, while one has what investigators are calling, fire damage.
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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...

Little League: Mountain Top tops Nanticoke

Tired of ads? Subscribers enjoy a distraction-free reading experience. Maximus Bleiler led off a the bottom of the sixth inning with a triple and scored the winning on an error as Mountain Top defeated Nanticoke, 6-5, in District 16 Little League Major Baseball action Sunday. Nanticoke had tied the game...

Mariska Hargitay Pays Tribute to Late Mother Jayne Mansfield on 55th Anniversary of Her Death

It has been 55 years since Jayne Mansfield died tragically at 34 years old in a car crash. June 29, 1967, was the date, and her daughter, Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay, took a moment this week to mark the sad anniversary. "We live to love you more each day," Hargitay captioned a photo of her mother. The quote itself also adorns the late actress' cenotaph at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in California and her resting place at Fairview Cemetery in Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania.

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...

Six-year-old child dies in Plymouth house fire

PLYMOUTH, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — The Luzerne County Coroner has released the identity of the victim of a house fire in Plymouth. According to the coroner, a 6-year-old girl died on Sunday after being trapped in a home engulfed in flames in the 400 block of Palmer Street. The 6-year-old was discovered inside of the […]

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,...