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Coroner identifies pedestrian killed in Plymouth crash

HANOVER TWP. — The Luzerne County Coroner’s Office identified James Mahon, 86, of Plymouth, as the person killed in a vehicle crash on West Main Street, Plymouth, on Saturday. An autopsy by pathologist Dr. Charles Siebert revealed Mahon died from multiple traumatic injuries due to being struck by...
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Deadly accident in Luzerne County under investigation

The investigation into a fatal crash in Plymouth continues. It happened Saturday afternoon on West Main Street near the Turkey Hill. According to officials, three vehicles were involved, one which flipped onto its roof. One person was ejected from one of the vehicles. No other information on the condition of those involved or what may have caused the crash have yet been released.
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Woman reportedly calls ex 43 times

Catawissa, Pa. — A Catawissa woman allegedly called her ex-boyfriend 43 times in one day after police began investigating her for a reported break-in at her ex's home. Trey Harkins, who previously lived with Kaitlin Elizabeth McKenna, 23, at a home on Pine Street, told police McKenna had come back to their home on June 19 and assaulted him and stole money, according to the report. After he reported the...

Autopsy scheduled after fatal crash in Plymouth

PLYMOUTH, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — An autopsy is scheduled for Monday in Luzerne County after a fatal crash over the weekend. The wreck happened Saturday afternoon in Plymouth along West Main Street as an SUV overturned in front of Dunkin’ near Turkey Hill Minit Market. First responders on the scene said three people were taken […]

Pedestrian killed in Plymouth multi-vehicle crash

PLYMOUTH, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A man who died as a result of the multi-vehicle crash over the weekend has been identified by the coroner. According to the Luzerne County Coroner 86-year-old James Mahon, of Plymouth, was taken to the hospital after a wreck along East Main Street. The wreck happened on Saturday afternoon just […]

Man with knife threatens group over fireworks

Nescopeck, Pa. — A Bloomsburg man who was found bleeding and injured after a fight is the one facing charges after police discovered he'd allegedly charged at a group of people with a knife. Shane Doane, 35, was angry people were shooting off fireworks the night of June 13 and confronted them while armed with numerous knives, including one he was holding in his hand, according to South Centre Township Officer Mason Dabulis. ...
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Regional Tire and Auto Repair Chain Looking to Open in Former Sears Service Center

A regional chain of tire and auto service shops is looking to breathe new life into the former Sears Auto Center next to the Nittany Mall. Bloomsburg-based Steve Shannon Tire and Auto and mall owner Nittany Centre Realty recently requested approval from College Township to subdivide the lot at 183 Shiloh Road, where Sears Auto operated from 1998 until it closed in December 2019.

Fire damages home in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Flames broke out at a house in Wilkes-Barre Sunday evening. Crews responded to the home in the 1300 block of Scott Street just before 7 p.m. and worked to put out the fire. Neighbors tell Newswatch 16 that the house has been empty for years. The...

Parade participants and partygoers celebrate Pride

WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A huge local celebration on a weekend when abortion rights protests and counter-protests are happening across the country. The celebration centers on the LGBTQ+ community. But there’s concern amid the celebration, might LGBTQ+ rights be in jeopardy? On a sun-splashed Sunday afternoon, hundreds of people filled downtown Wilkes-Barre for a […]

Pride on display in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Pride was on display Sunday in Wilkes-Barre. The Rainbow Alliance put on PrideFest. The organization added something new this year, a parade that added visibility to the festivities. "As we know, representation matters, right? You wanna see yourself out there. So, I think this is a...

Fire in Wilkes-Barre under investigation by officials

WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE CO, (WOLF) — The Wilkes-Barre Fire Department and Wilkes-Barre City Police are 'actively investigating' the cause of a fire that destroyed a home on Scott Street on Sunday. Crews responded to the vacant home in the 1300 block of Scott Street just before 7 PM to put...
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Tree falls on car in Jim Thorpe

A car was damaged Sunday evening in Jim Thorpe after a tree fell on it. The incident occurred around 7:30 p.m. along North Avenue. The tree smashed the windshield and left several dents on the body of the Kia. The Jim Thorpe road crew cut up the tree.

Luzerne County Redevelopment Authority focused on rail crossing improvements

Tired of ads? Subscribers enjoy a distraction-free reading experience. Luzerne County’s Redevelopment Authority is working to make some railroad crossings smoother and safer, officials say. Safety enhancements will be completed at three locations through the Railway-Highway Crossings (Section 130) Program, which provides federal funds to eliminate hazards at roadway...
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Panther Valley Elementary School receives grant to restore faculty room

NESQUEHONING, Pa. - An elementary school in Carbon County was awarded a grant from Lowe's that will benefit the school community. Panther Valley Elementary School in Nesquehoning received a $45,000 Lowe’s Hometowns Grant. A release from the elementary school says the hometown grant is an initiative to help restore...
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Summit Hill Hootenanny returns

The Hill was alive with the sound of music on Sunday. The ninth annual Hootenanny was held in Summit Hill’s Ludlow Park with seven different bands performing. It was a return to the annual event after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. The 2022 Hootenanny was sponsored by...

Time capsule contents revealed 50 years later

WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A local church is sharing part of its history after removing a time capsule from its cornerstone. The contents of the time capsule were displayed Sunday for the Congregation at First Presbyterian Church in Wilkes-Barre. The time capsule from 1972 was removed Monday from the church cornerstone, opened for church […]

Kevin James return to the F.M. Kirby Center

EYEWITNESS NEWS (WBRE/WYOU) — Monday, the F.M. Kirby Center announced that actor and comedian Kevin James will return to the venue this fall. James began his career as a stand-up on the Long Island comedy scene. He grew to fame with the tv show The King of Queens and a long list of movies such as […]

Pittston's Day Downtown

PITTSTON, Pa. — A first-of-its-kind fundraiser took place in one city in Luzerne County on Sunday. An organization named Pittston: Summer in the City partnered with the Pittston Downtown Partnership to host Pittston's Day Downtown. The event included 40 vendors, shops, games, and entertainment all for a good cause.