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Large commotion overnight in Scranton

SCRANTON, Pa. — People in part of Scranton were woken up overnight by a big police presence. We're still waiting to hear what exactly happened here on North Main Avenue. Authorities did say one person was taken to the hospital. Our crew found several roads around North Main avenue...
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Police arrest accused accomplices in Poconos shooting

STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)— The Pocono Township Police have arrested two individuals they said were involved in a shooting that happened in Monroe County on June 6. Officials said Javier D. Giraldo Jr. and Alexander Santos, both East Stroudsburg residents, were charged as accomplices in the shooting of another individual in a Tannersville park that […]

Wilding bill passes PA Senate

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Legislation that honors the memory of a fallen Scranton police officer is one step closer to becoming law in Pennsylvania. The State Senate passed Senate Bill 814, which would toughen charges against criminal suspects who flee from police on foot. Officer John Wilding died in July...

Widespread water main break in East Stroudsburg

EAST STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A water main break is impacting residents in one section of East Stroudsburg Thursday. According to the East Stroudsburg Department of Public Works (DPW), the main break is at the intersection of Brodhead Avenue and Centre Street, and it’s a 10-inch break. A neighbor told Eyewitness News he noticed […]

Monroe County Man Charged Child Exploitation Crime

Thursday, June 23, Federal prosecutors charged 53-year-old Jesse Diaz of Sciota with accessing and viewing child pornography. According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, the criminal information charge alleges that Diaz accessed a private chat group dedicated to distributing and sharing child pornography. The chat was accessed through his Kik messenger account with the intent of viewing minors, including a minor under the age of 12 years old, engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

Man pleads guilty to theft, failure to pay taxes in Sussex County

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A man from Ohio has pleaded guilty to theft and failure to pay taxes, according to Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch. Jeffrey L. Simmons, 46, of Canton pleaded guilty on June 16 to third-degree theft and third-degree failure to pay taxes before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton, Koch said.

Want to see a 100-year-old funhouse? It’s opening for the first time in over a decade.

In the age of SnapChat and Netflix, it’s not often you get to walk into a place like Hilarity Hall. Volunteers at Bushkill Park in Forks Township claim it’s the oldest funhouse in America. Nobody knows for sure how old it is. Volunteers found insurance records for the funhouse dating back to 1927. One volunteer believes he could date the facade paint back to 1918. If it’s not the oldest funhouse in America, it’s certainly up there.

Pocono Muay Thai Gym Prepares For Championship Title Matches

This Friday, two fighters from Maisonet's Muay Thai gym in Tobyhanna will compete for championship titles in Freedom Fighter Promotion's Freedom 6 event. For over 30 years, Kru Yod Hamzah Maisonet has trained with some of the best Muay Thai professionals in the business. Fighting as "The Great Scorpion," Maisonet's experience includes competing worldwide, holding over ten combined titles in the middle, welterweight, and lightweight weight divisions, ranking as a professional 2-time World champion, and so much more. With a Muay Thai record of 70-2, 43 by way of knockout, Maisonet's experience proves invaluable when it comes to teaching. Certified by Kruu Yodtong Senannan's Sityodtong Muay Thai Boxing Camp, south of Bangkok, in 1995, Kru Yod Hamzah would go on to teach over 50 champions, many of which have won multiple titles. Owning three gyms in Pennsylvania, New York, and Mexico, Maisonet currently teaches with his son, Kruu Brandon Maisonet, at his gym in Tobyhanna.

Great Wolf Lodge announces phase two of expansion

TANNERSVILLE, Pa. — The Sharpe family from Rochester has been visiting Great Wolf Lodge near Tannersville for the past 12 years. "We feel like family. You know, like we got the vacation but never feels like leaving home because everybody, just everybody here, is wonderful," Lori Sharpe said. The...

Increased security at Scranton Graduation ceremonies

SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — It was an evening of pomp and circumstance for high school seniors in a Lackawanna County School District. But recent violence made these graduation ceremonies look a bit different. The safety of students and their families is a top priority after a teen was stabbed to death last week in […]

UPDATE: Police arrest two in park shooting

EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. — An update on a shooting at a park basketball court in the Poconos. Police have arrested Javier Diraldo and Alexander Santos, both of East Stroudsburg. They are charged as accomplices in the shooting at TLC Park, where police say one person was shot following a...