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Dickson City, PA

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...
SCRANTON, PA
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Police say illegal drug trade becoming more violent

WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — The illegal drug trade is active and becoming increasingly violent, that’s the warning from area law enforcement and prosecutors. Investigators said the battle against the illegal drug trade is a 24/7 operation, and while at times it may seem as though nothing is being done about drug dealing in our […]
PITTSTON, PA
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Smoke from PA junkyard fire can be seen and smelled in NJ

A fire at a junkyard across the Delaware River in Pennsylvania is sending plumes of thick black smoke into the air visible from New Jersey along with a smell. Video of the fire shows a pile of junk cars on fire. 6ABC Action News reported the fire is at Middle Drive and Solar Drive in Falls Township, Pennsylvania. A company called Convanta Metals is located at that intersection.
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Couple charged with selling illegal explosives

OLYPHANT, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Investigators arrested a couple that police say were selling homemade illegal explosives in Olyphant. According to the Olyphant Police Department, back in May, officers were tipped that a couple was selling consumer-grade fireworks out of an abandoned store located in the 100 block of West Lackawanna Avenue. Investigators say they seized […]
OLYPHANT, PA
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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...
SCRANTON, PA
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Junkyard Fire Sends Black Smoke Over Bucks County

A large junkyard fire at a Bucks County steel plant sent thick plumes of black smoke into the afternoon sky Thursday. The two-alarm fire broke out at Mazza Steel in Falls Township, Pa., shortly after 12:30 p.m., county officials confirmed. SkyForce10 overhead showed heaps of trash and debris ablaze inside...
BUCKS COUNTY, PA
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Man sentenced in fatal ‘arson-for-hire’ plot

SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)— A man was sentenced on Wednesday for his role in a fatal arson-for-hire incident in Lackawanna County. Officials said Chad Kenowski plead guilty to manslaughter charges in April after paying Brett Sweeting Sr. to set fire to his house in 2018. Investigators said Kenowski’s plan was to collect insurance money after […]
SCRANTON, PA

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.
TOBYHANNA, PA
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Harvest full of problems for NEPA farmers

WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Farm vendors participating in the Wilkes-Barre Farmers Market experience the ups and downs of working in agriculture. They’ve dealt with weather issues and the pandemic and lately, other forces affecting their financial bottom line. Golomb’s Farm and Greenhouse is one of more than a half-dozen farm vendors selling their harvest […]
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Details released on 2020 crash landing in Moosic

MOOSIC, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — New details were released on a plane that was forced to crash to make an emergency landing in the Lackawanna County neighborhood in September of 2020. The National Transportation Safety Board Aviation Accident (NTSB) released a final report on the plane that made an emergency landing in a residential area in […]
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Meals on Wheels location hoping for new clients

KINGSTON, Pa. — The staff at Meals on Wheels of Wyoming Valley are hoping to reach more people in need who might not even realize they're eligible. Seventy-five meals were prepared fresh Thursday morning and ready to get delivered to 75 people who need them. But the staff said they can handle more.
KINGSTON, PA
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Views of the Valley: Discovering Carbondale's heart and soul

That’s one of the questions we’ve been asking residents of the Pioneer City as part of our Community Heart & Soul project. The answers we’ve received have included: the small-town feel, nearby outdoor recreational opportunities and local history and heritage. Heart & Soul, a collaborative community planning...
CARBONDALE, PA

Peach Music Festival begins in Lackawanna County

LACKAWANNA COUNTY, Pa. — This is the 10th year for the Peach Music Festival, and we caught up with concertgoers who arrived early for the four days of camping and concerts. The festival draws thousands of people from all over the country. Many arrived early at the offsite parking lot in Moosic. Some folks say you have to make sure you've got everything you need, especially if you're camping on the mountain all weekend. We found lots of people dragging wagons filled with tents, coolers, and the essentials waiting to be bussed up to the event.
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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 […]
SCRANTON, PA
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