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One dead at popular music festival

SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)- According to the Lackawanna County Coroner, one person died Sunday afternoon at the Peach Festival at Montage Mountain.   According to the coroner, the individual was found in cardiac arrest.   Onsite medical teams performed CPR, but he was declared dead 30 minutes later.   The death is under investigation by […]
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Early morning fire turns fatal

PLYMOUTH BOROUGH, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)- The coroner has confirmed that one person has died in the Plymouth Borough fire that started Sunday morning. The initial call came in just after 9:30 am. When the fire department arrived they learned that a child had been trapped inside. Plymouth Borough Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Robert Palchanis […]
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One dead after fire in Plymouth

LUZERNE COUNTY, Pa. — One person is dead after firefighters across Luzerne County came together to put out what they say is one of the worst house fires they've seen in their careers. Black smoke filled the air as flames tore through several homes on Palmer Street in Plymouth...

Michigan man dies at Peach Festival Sunday

Scranton (Lackawanna County) - A 63-year-old Michigan man died at The Peach Festival on Montage Mountain Sunday afternoon. According to the Lackawanna County Coroner's Office, the man, who has not yet been identified other than to say is from Norton Shores, Michigan, was in the pavilion area when he went into cardiac arrest.

Firefighters busy putting out large house fires in Plymouth Borough Sunday

Plymouth Borough (Luzerne County) - Firefighters from 10 different fire departments had their hands full Sunday morning putting out four house fires in Plymouth Borough. What began around 9:45am on the 400 block of Palmer Street, four homes were engulfed in flames. Three of the four homes were destroyed, while one has what investigators are calling, fire damage.

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...

Going nuts for Planters

WILKES-BARRE — Finally, after 10 long years, the Nutmobile made its return to the city streets of Wilkes-Barre on Sunday. With it came local celebrity Mr. Peanut himself, in town to be recognized as the Wilkes-Barre Metropolitan Development Corporation, led by chairman Thom Greco, unveiled a new sign on Pennsylvania Boulevard recognizing Wilkes-Barre as the birthplace of the Planters Nut and Chocolate Company, known worldwide for their Planters Peanuts.
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Man Indicted For Mailing Threats From Prison

UNITED STATES—On June 28, 2022, U.S. Attorneys announced the arrest of James Charles Meininger Jr. of Kingston, Pennsylvania. The information was announced in a press release provided by the Department of Justice Office of the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Meininger was indicted for mailing threatening correspondence. The following statements...

Planters Peanuts NUTmobile visits Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — The Planter's Peanuts NUTmobile got a big welcome in Wilkes-Barre Sunday morning. The nut-shaped vehicle and its staff, known as the "Peanutters," were in the city for a sign dedication at one of Wilkes-Barre businessman Thom Greco's properties. "We want people to know whether you're an...

Alleged thief caught on trail camera leaving camper after break-in

Montour County, Pa. — Police said the trail camera didn’t lie when it captured a thief as he exited a camper after ransacking the inside. As Daryl Anthony Campbell, 22, of Berwick left the camper, trail cameras took his picture near the front door of the scene. The owner of the camper reported the incident to State Police in Milton on June 19 and provided the picture that was taken of the June 15 incident. ...

Celebrating 4th of July with Harvey's Lake Parade

HARVEYS LAKE, Pa. — Like any parade the one in Harvey's Lake starts with a good amount of planning, sometimes months in advance. "Well, we're having our Memorial Day Parade which was canceled on Memorial Day we're having on the Fourth of July for the sons at American Legion. We use the second anniversary for it. And it looks like it's a beautiful day for it," said Clarence Hogan, Sons of the American Legion.

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.

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.

Little League: Mountain Top tops Nanticoke

Tired of ads? Subscribers enjoy a distraction-free reading experience. Maximus Bleiler led off a the bottom of the sixth inning with a triple and scored the winning on an error as Mountain Top defeated Nanticoke, 6-5, in District 16 Little League Major Baseball action Sunday. Nanticoke had tied the game...

Inspirational bat boy takes PNC Field

MOOSIC, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)— We could all use a little inspiration, and we found some Saturday night at PNC Field. It didn’t even have anything to do with the score of tonight’s RailRiders game “Go RailRiders!” shouted Tommy Smith. Applause rang out as Tommy Smith was introduced as Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders’ honorary bat boy. Smith […]

Scrantastic spectacular celebration returns

SCRANTON, Pa. — Live music, games, and food were on full display on Courthouse Square in Scranton for the Scrantastic Spectacular 4th of July celebration. "Oh, it's great everybody's having a good time, enjoying the beautiful weather," said Jason McGrath. "It's fun, interactive. We actually went to the RailRiders...