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Coroner called to hospital after multi-crash

PLYMOUTH, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — The coroner was called to the hospital after a multi-crash in Luzerne County occurred Saturday afternoon. According to crews, EMS responders were on the scene of a wreck in Plymouth near Turkey Hill on West Main Street. A witness told Eyewitness News three cars were involved in the crash including one […]
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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 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 […]

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
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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.

Growing With The Peach Music Festival: 6 Acts Returning With New Momentum In 2022 [Videos]

Over the past decade, The Peach Music Festival has established itself not only as a hub for the lasting legacy of the Allman Brothers Band but as an essential career milestone and incubator for the headliners of the future in the extended jam band world. The lineup for the 2022 edition, set to take place from Thursday, June 30th through Sunday, July 3rd at Scranton, PA’s Montage Mountain, is a testament to the festival’s fundamental role in today’s live music circuit. Artists up and down this year’s Peach roster have garnered new fans in droves with show-stealing sets at the festival in years past, and many of them are returning to the Mountain in more prominent slots on the schedule this summer.

Pennsylvania Man Indicted On Firearms Offense

SCRANTON, PA — The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Antonio Menzell Clark, age 36, of Ashley, Pennsylvania, was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury on a firearm charge. According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, the indictment alleges that...

Burglaries, Car Thefts, And Motor Vehicle Pursuits Lead To Arrests In The Poconos

A crime spree within the Mount Pocono area ends with multiple felony charges. According to the Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department, On May 28, a gray Toyota Camry fled police after failing to stop leading to a pursuit in Coolbaugh Township. After coming to a stop, four individuals fled from the vehicle, which was determined to have been stolen from Burks Tavern in Mt. Pocono. A search revealed a stolen handgun and a cell phone belonging to a 15-year-old juvenile male. The search also revealed a connection between the juvenile and one Shateek Burks.

Cong. Meuser Joins GOP Colleagues, Applauding US Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, DC— Representative Dan Meuser (R-9th, Dallas, Pa.) released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson:. “It’s understood that this is a very sensitive and personal issue. The court, by overturning Roe v. Wade, has returned to its constitutional position of maintaining neutrality on the issue of abortion. States now need to craft legislation with respect to all human rights of the mother, father and the unborn.”

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 […]

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...

Two arrests made in shooting homicide in Lackawanna County

EYEWITNESS NEWS (WBRE/WYOU) — Breaking News in the newsroom Wednesday night as two arrests have been made in the shooting death of a 17-year-old in Lackawanna County over the weekend. The early Saturday morning shooting left 17-year-old Joseph Roberson dead on the side of Bowens Road in Spring Brook Township and Wednesday night, police have […]

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."

The "Force" is Strong at Electric City Trolley

SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA CO. — “The Force” has awakened in NEPA. The Electric City Trolley Museum on Cliff Street hosted a Star Wars Day celebration!. Riders of all age groups came out to enjoy a trolley ride with their favorite storm troopers and even Kylo Ren!. Those who...

NEPA man sentenced for vehicular homicide of young boy

A Susquehanna County man was sentenced to spend up to the next three years in state prison for the vehicular homicide of 7-year-old Gabriel Bierly in what state police at Shickshinny say was a hit-and-run crash in Huntington Township more than a year ago. 36-year-old Robert Ball of Lenoxville, pled guilty in May to homicide by vehicle under a plea agreement with Luzerne County prosecutors who withdrew the most serious charge among others, which called for a sentence of three to six years.

Abortion rally at Courthouse Square in Scranton

SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Abortion Care Access Rally took place in downtown Scranton. It happened several hours after the US Supreme Court decision was announced. Several dozen people gathered this evening in the shadows of the county courthouse chanting, and some holding signs protesting the high court decision while advocating for a woman’s right to […]