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Pennsylvania Man Sentenced for Drug Trafficking Conspiracy, Firearm Possession

SCRANTON, PA — The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that on June 27, 2022, Damian Julmal Navarro, age 27, of Kingston, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 180 months imprisonment to be followed by 5 years of supervised release by U.S. District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion following his conviction for conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute heroin/fentanyl, as well as for possessing a firearm in furtherance of his drug trafficking crimes.
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‘NEPA Rescue Veterinary Clinic’ being built in northeast PA

FALLS TOWNSHIP, WYOMING COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)— A local animal sanctuary is building the first animal care facility of its kind in northeastern Pennsylvania. Indraloka Animal Sanctuary near Dalton is spearheading on-site construction of the “NEPA Rescue Veterinary Clinic”. The goal is to increase access to quality veterinary care for animals at Indraloka and those at 35 […]

Pennsylvania Man Indicted For Mailing Threats

SCRANTON, PA — The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that James Charles Meininger, Jr., age 37, of Kingston, Pennsylvania, was indicted on June 28, 2022, by a federal grand jury for mailing threatening communications. According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam,...

Spotted lanternflies found in Luzerne County

EDWARDSVILLE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)—There’s something hopping and flying around yards throughout northeastern Pennsylvania. Those insects are the invasive spotted lanternfly. A Luzerne County man found hundreds of them in his backyard and reached out to Eyewitness News for help. Mark Margavage owns a home in Edwardsville, a property filled with a backyard of fruit-bearing bushes […]
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Kings of the city

WILKES-BARRE — The Negron twins are no strangers to downtown. For about a decade, they ran the very popular King of Kings Gyros at 37 Public Square as well as The Cheesesteak Factory at 17 E. Market Street before merging the two into a one-stop-shop at the East Market location back in January of 2020.

Independence Day celebration in Hazleton

HAZLETON, Pa. — It was a beautiful night for one Independence Day celebration in our area. The city of Hazleton Recreation Department hosted the event at City View Park in Hazleton. Folks were there for the entertainment, games, and food trucks. All of the entertainment led up to a...

Moving company owner pleads guilty to withholding payroll taxes

Scranton, Pa. — A Wilkes-Barre man pleaded guilty to failing to collect and pay over several years’ worth of required federal payroll taxes, according the U.S. Attorney's Office.. Jason T. Cawley, age 44, owner of J Cawley Moving, pleaded guilty on June 30 before U.S. District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion. According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, Cawley, who was responsible, as owner of J Cawley Moving, for...

Garden Drive-In celebrates 70 years

LUZERNE COUNTY, Pa. — A special 70th birthday was celebrated Saturday night. At the Garden Drive-In in Hunlock Creek, the celebration included games, a DJ, face painting, and more but ultimately celebrated the drive-in's ability to make it through storms, changing technology, and generations of customers. The drive-in featured...

Around Town: Connor McGovern giving back to NEPA

Tired of ads? Subscribers enjoy a distraction-free reading experience. If you’ve lived around here for a while, you’ve undoubtedly heard of Connor McGovern, the Lake-Lehman High School and Penn State alumnus who is now an offensive lineman for the Dallas Cowboys. Throughout his collegiate and professional career, he’s...

Annual Independence Day charity event in Hazleton

HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)— A July charity event kicked off its second year on Saturday morning thanks to a local family giving back. It’s the Paul and Lisa DeAngelo annual Independence Day charity event held at City View Park in Hazleton. Live music, an exotic car show, a silent auction featuring signed sports memorabilia, food […]

Lemonade stand raises money for pediatric cancer patients

WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)— A multi-family yard sale with a twist in Wilkes-Barre is helping find a cure for a rare form of childhood kidney cancer. Toys, lemonade, and snacks were sold on Dagobert Street to benefit pediatric cancer patients treated by Memorial Sloan Kettering, known as MSK kids. The fundraiser was held in memory […]

Geisinger to open new ConvenientCare and lab facility

SOUTH ABINGTON TWP. — Geisinger is opening a new ConvenientCare and medical lab facility at 631 Northern Blvd. in South Abington Township. The new location, called ConvenientCare South Abington and Geisinger Medical Labs South Abington, will open to patients on Tuesday, July 5. Patients can expect the same high-quality care with improved access and more convenience.

Celisse Joins Trey Anastasio Band At Peach Music Festival

Guitarist/vocalist Celisse sat in with the Trey Anastasio Band for the final three songs of their main set at The Peach Music Festival in Scranton, Pennsylvania on Saturday night. Celisse Henderson, who was on hand for a set of her own at the event, traded licks with the Phish guitarist and displayed her phenomenal vocal skills as part of the guest appearance at Montage Mountain.
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Nanticoke celebrates with another ‘Big Bang’

NANTICOKE — In lieu of the typical red, white and blue attire worn by most everybody else at Saturday’s “Big Bang” holiday celebration, Hunter Walts had a getup that symbolized America just as much as the colors of the flag. Walts, 12 but about to turn...

Player Previews in 100 Days – Day 46: Parker Bolesta, Dallas Area HS

Coaches comments: “Parker is a tremendous young man. First junior captain that we have had. Outstanding work ethic in the classroom and weight room. Parker will prove to have a dominant senior year on both sides of the ball. He will also be an outstanding college football player and a great addition to his future college community.”

Pa. man charged with straw purchase of firearms

PITTSTON — Luzerne County District Attorney Sam Sanguedolce announced the arrest of Stephen Lamoreaux, 32, on allegations he lawfully purchased firearms but then used them to pay off a drug debt. Lamoreaux, of Oliver Street, Swoyersville, was arraigned Friday by District Judge James J. Haggerty in Kingston on two...

Community Champion: Summer of Change

Tired of ads? Subscribers enjoy a distraction-free reading experience. Summer has arrived in Northeastern Pennsylvania and we find ourselves with opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, take a vacation, host backyard events and spend time with family and friends in the beautiful weather. Summer has always been time to refresh and grow with the kids being home from school and our neighborhoods full of activity.