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Investigation into missing, endangered woman ends

FREELAND, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Freeland police were investigating a report of a missing and endangered woman. According to the Freeland Police Department, Arielle Krouse, 30, was reported to have been suffering from a medical emergency Friday. As of 10:00 p.m. Saturday the Freeland Police Department stated that Krouse was found safely.
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Fatal crash in Luzerne County

LUZERNE COUNTY, Pa. — The Luzerne County coroner confirms one person is dead after a crash Saturday evening in Plymouth. One vehicle was on its roof near the Turkey Hill on Main Street. Officials are not saying much about what led to the crash, but an autopsy is scheduled...
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Police warn of jewelry selling scam in parking lots

WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Police issue a warning to citizens of a jewelry selling scam being conducted in various parking lots. According to the Wilkes-Barre Township Police Department, officers have been receiving increased reports of people approaching others in parking lots or high foot traffic areas attempting to sell gold jewelry and Rolex. Police […]

Long-awaited route 424 Humboldt extension project

HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — It’s been talked about for decades but finally, it’s becoming a reality. A 17-million dollar highway extension project is underway in the Hazleton area. “Very stressful always congested always sirens aggressive driving people make their own rules,” said Carol Ann Zatorsky. Carol Ann Zatorsky and her daughter Nadia know all too […]

Recognition sought for Underground Railroad volunteer

WILKES-BARRE — Inside the confines of the Wilkes-Barre City Cemetery lies a man who risked life and limb to assist escaped slaves along the Underground Railroad. Henry Brown, a Wilkes-Barre resident and businessman, doesn’t have a headstone marking his resting place inside the cemetery. Thanks to the efforts of several local organizations and interested people, that may be changing.

NEPA Horror Fest returns to Lackawanna County

DICKSON CITY, Pa. — It was a spooky time Saturday at the Circle Drive-In in Dickson City for the NEPA Horror Fest. The all-day event featured dozens of vendors, live music, and scary movie screenings including Stephen King's Pet Sematary, the star of which, Miko Hughes, was there for a meet and greet.

Quinns will be long remembered

Tired of ads? Subscribers enjoy a distraction-free reading experience. John Quinn and his father will always be remembered for their love and dedication to Wilkes Barre Township and its citizens. Their commitment to children and those in need will never be forgotten. They both taught in Wilkes Barre Township and...

DA: Scranton stabbing may be a result of gang activity

SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Gang activity concerns are increasing after the fatal stabbing of a teenager in Scranton. Eyewitness News has been following developments ever since the deadly stabbing happened Wednesday afternoon. Crosses, balloons, and emotional messages adorned a parking lot light post-Friday afternoon at 3 W Olive Plaza. It’s the scene of Wednesday’s stabbing […]

Police seeking identity of hit-and-run suspect

KINGSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)— The Kingston Police Department said they are attempting to identify a female suspect they say was involved in a hit and run in Luzerne County. Officials said the woman was involved in a motor vehicle hit and run that took place on Warren Avenue in Kingston on June 1 around 3:10 […]

Man left personal belongings including house keys behind after alleged theft of pistol

Northumberland, Pa. — A Wilkes Barre man was charged for the theft of a .380 pistol that surveillance video showed he stole from a former co-worker before leaving a shift early, according to police. Derrick Scott Paul was charged on June 11 after an investigation into the incident by State Police from Stonington. A co-worker provided investigators with surveillance video of the alleged incident. According to the affidavit filed by Trooper Austin Bennett, Paul left several personal belongings behind as he left the scene in a hurry. That included keys to his residence, police said. Paul was charged with second-degree felony theft. No bail was listed for Paul, but a preliminary hearing has been set for Aug. 2 with Judge John Gembic. Docket sheet

Little League: Langdon throws no-hitter in Back Mountain National win

Tired of ads? Subscribers enjoy a distraction-free reading experience. Cole Langdon threw a no-hitter as Back Mountain National defeated Kingston/Forty Fort 10-0 in four innings Saturday in District 31 Little League Major Baseball. Langdon received strong hitting support from his teammates. Luca Pietraccini had three hits and Justin Morris had...

#OnTheStacks is now on

WILKES-BARRE — It all started with a photo. A whimsical picture of Bill Corcoran Jr. sitting on a massive stack of envelopes at his family’s venerable printing business three years ago quickly blossomed into a social media campaign that evolved into a wildly popular podcast that has developed a loyal following throughout the region and beyond.

Reaction to Roe v. Wade ruling in Scranton

SCRANTON, Pa. — Reactions to the Supreme Court's ruling continue to pour in, and as expected, it's drawing mixed feelings. Bishop Joseph Bambera of the Diocese of Scranton weighed in on the Supreme Court's vote to overturn Roe V Wade in a statement saying, in part, "I am thankful that the majority of justices on the U. S. Supreme Court have recognized and upheld the sanctity of human life ... For Catholics, respecting life, especially the unborn, is intrinsic to our identity as people of faith."

F.M. Kirby Center remains a cornerstone of downtown WB

WILKES-BARRE — Chances are, most local residents have been to the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts for one reason or another. Concerts, comedians, screenings, plays and awards ceremonies are big draws, and many have even received their high school diplomas onstage at the Kirby. Though it’s undergone a few name changes since opening as the Comerford Movie Theatre in 1938, the Kirby Center (as it was named in 1986) remains a cornerstone of downtown Wilkes-Barre.

TL Healthcare Hiring Event set for Wednesday

Tired of ads? Subscribers enjoy a distraction-free reading experience. Job seekers interested in finding a position in the healthcare industry are invited to check out the Times Leader’s second Healthcare Hiring Event, coming up on Wednesday at the Hilton Garden Inn on Highland Park Boulevard. The event, scheduled for...
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Jordan receives doctor of medicine degree

Jaclyn Jordan of Lehighton, daughter of Jeffrey and Lynn Jordan, was awarded a doctor of medicine degree from Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine in Scranton on May 15. A member of the Class of 2014 at Lehighton Area High School, she attended Ursinus College in Collegeville, where she graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in biology.