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What to know before you fill up at Sheetz

KINGSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)- Cars lining up for cheap gas, a sight few and far between, until today.   Some drivers can save on gas this week at Sheetz locations across the region through the holiday weekend.   But mechanics say it’s important for drivers to be aware the sale is not for every vehicle, all […]

'Armed and dangerous' man wanted by Bloomsburg PD

BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA CO, (WOLF) — The Bloomsburg Police Department has issued a felony warrant for a man wanted on multiple charges. Officials say 21-year-old Maurice Neil Smith was last seen on Tuesday around 5:31 AM. Smith has been charged with robbery (serious injury), burglary, aggravated assault, terroristic threats, and...

Police make arrest in vehicle break-in investigation

DALLAS TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Police make an arrest after a two-day investigation into vehicle break-ins in Dallas Township. According to Dallas Township Police Department, officers reported an increase in thefts from vehicles at the Valley View Trailer Park. Investigators say they conducted a two-day surveillance operation to find the suspect which resulted in the […]

Cigar Shop Burglarized Again in Hometown

A Cigar Shop in Hometown was burglarized a second time in just as many months. According to the Pennsylvania State Police at Frackville, on the morning of Tuesday, June 28th, 2022, around 3:10am, someone used a rock to shatter the glass door in the rear of the Cigar Box at 200 Claremont Avenue in Hometown, Rush Township.

Police issue warrant for ‘armed and dangerous’ man

BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)— Bloomsburg PD have issued a warrant for the man pictured below for aggravated assault, terroristic threats, and other related charges. Police say they are attempting to locate Maurice Neil Smith who has been charged with robbery involving serious injury, burglary, aggravated assault, terroristic threats, and other related offenses. According to officials, […]

Man accused of sending mail threats to officials, Wilkes-Barre journalist

SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Department of Justice announced a man has been indicted after investigators say he mailed threatening letters to officials and a Wilkes-Barre journalist. According to US Attorney Gerard M. Karam, the indictment alleges in October of 2021, Charles Meininger Jr., 37, of Kingston mailed letters to General Mark Milley, Chairman of the […]

Winning Mega Millions numbers for Tuesday, June 28, 2022

A PA Lottery player in Luzerne County hit a nice payday yesterday playing Match 6 Lotto. Their ticket matched all six numbers drawn, 3-16-26-29-32-47, to win the $590,000 jackpot prize. Winners aren’t known until they claim their prize, so be sure to check your tickets. The winning ticket was...

Moore Township Planning Commission grants extensions

The Moore Township Planning Commission met Monday, June 27 to discuss various plans and ordinances in the township after not having a quorum at the May meeting. Chairman John Becker began the meeting by addressing last month’s lack of a quorum and reminded the board to give more notice when they won’t be present at a meeting.

NEPA man indicted for mailing threats

Federal prosecutors say 37-year old James Meininger, Jr. of Kingston has been indicted by a federal grand jury for mailing threatening letters to various officials. The indictment charges Meininger mailed the letters threatening to kidnap and injure the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Deputy Secretary of Defense and Speaker of the House. The indictment also alleges Meininger sent a threatening letter to a news reporter in Wilkes-Barre. He faces a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison, probation and a fine if convicted.

Crispin Field to Host Fireworks Show Saturday

Crispin Field in Berwick will host a fireworks festival this Saturday in honor of Independence Day, following a special session of the school board this week. Officials expressed concerns about safety, but the event organizer says it is insured. The board voted five to three last fall to allow fireworks shows to continue.

Pro-voter block party held in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — A party in downtown Wilkes-Barre was all about making sure everyone hits the polls this November. In This Together NEPA and Action Together NEPA held a pro-voter block party at the River Commons Tuesday night. The coalition behind the party says it's all meant to make...

BU chemistry professor honored for advising

Bloomsburg, Pa. — A Bloomsburg University professor was honored recently for her work helping students navigate the complicated world of post-graduate studies. Toni Trumbo-Bell, a professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, was named Public University Adviser of the Year by the Health Professional Student Association Student Advisory Council. Trumbo-Bell, who serves as the pre-medical sciences studies certificate program, was nominated anonymously by former students who have...