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Three suspects wanted in home invasion investigation

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Police are searching for three people they believe are involved in a home invasion that took place in Luzerne County. According to the Hanover Township Police Department, the incident occurred Wednesday around 5:00 a.m. at a residence along Nanticoke Street in Hanover Township. Police believe the three individuals pictured below […]
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Neighbors shaken up after Hanover Township home invasion

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A home invasion leaves people living in a quiet Luzerne County neighborhood shaken up. The home invasion in Hanover Township comes as a shock to many people who live there. Wednesday night eyewitness news spoke with residents who tell me they’re very concerned about safety in their community. “It’s […]
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Man sentenced for deadly arson in Scranton

SCRANTON, Pa. — A man from Scranton will spend up to 22 years behind bars for his role in an arson for-profit scheme that turned deadly. Chad Kenowski was sentenced after pleading guilty to third-degree murder and arson charges earlier this year. Investigators say Kenowski and Brett Sweeting conspired...

Man accused of stealing a truck causes police chase

WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Heavy police activity in Wilkes-Barre after officers say a man stole a truck causing a chase. According to officers on the scene, a man stole a truck causing a brief chase that ended with a foot pursuit. Officers tell Eyewitness News the man is in custody at this time. This is […]

Grand opening of new Sheetz location in Luzerne County

LARKSVILLE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)— A new Sheetz location in Luzerne County had its grand opening on Wednesday. The new location is on Route 11 in Larksville and it is store number 734 for Sheetz. The grand opening was an event to behold. There were giveaways and places for people to donate non-perishable food items to […]

'Call 9-1-1': Hawley Police response times called into question at council meeting

Police response times are being called into question in Hawley after a June Borough Council meeting. Will Wykoff, a resident of Keystone Street, expressed concerns to the council on June 8, over how to be able to reach the borough's part-time police department in an emergency. Council President Michele Rojas advised that the thing to do is to call 9-1-1, since the Wayne County Communications Center is aware of when the local police are on duty; when they are not, the PA State Police will be dispatched.

The Faithful Flock to St. Ann’s in Scranton

From July 17 to July 26, Saint Ann’s Monastery and Shrine Basilica in Scranton hosts the annual Solemn Novena to Saint Ann. The nine days of services honor Saint Ann, the mother of the Virgin Mary and grandmother of Jesus Christ, and lead up to the annual Feast of Saint Ann.

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 […]

The dangers of driving on empty

WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — The high cost of gas is leading many drivers into a dangerous practice. They’re letting their gas tank push to near-empty before deciding to fill up. It seems we’ve all been there or at least almost: letting your car gas tank get so low that the “add fuel” light comes […]

Pedestrian killed in Luzerne County accident

It was a pedestrian killed in a vehicle crash over the weekend in Plymouth. The Luzerne County Coroner says 86-year old James Mahon of Plymouth, was struck by a vehicle while he was walking near theTurkey Hill convenience store on East Main Street Saturday afternoon. The car careened into the store's parking lot. An autopsy Monday determined Mahon died of multiple traumatic injuries caused by the crash, and the manner of death was ruled accidental. The cause of the crash remains under investigation by Plymouth police and State Police. The name of the driver has not been released.

Harmony in the Woods

Founded in 2011 by Henry Skier and Jill Carletti in a small space on the first floor of the Hawley Silk Mill, Harmony Presents became a place for music, art and for collaboration and imagining what it could become. Now in its third generation, Henry is the second generation of...

Local stand-up comic to appear on Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

MAYFIELD, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A stand-up comedian with roots in Northeastern Pennsylvania will be performing on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Samantha Ruddy, 30, originally of Mayfield, attended Holy Cross High School when it was known as Bishop O’Hara, where she graduated in 2010. After high school, she attended and graduated from Syracuse […]

Busy weekend ahead on Montage Mountain

MOOSIC, Pa. — Preparations are underway for a busy weekend on Montage Mountain as the annual Peach Music Festival returns. People will begin pouring in on Thursday for this year's Peach Fest. This year, it falls on a holiday weekend, and it's not the only event happening on the...

‘It’s what a peach should taste like’

Tired of ads? Subscribers enjoy a distraction-free reading experience. Ask our local farmers what they expect to bring this week to the Wilkes-Barre Farmers Market, which opens at 10 a.m. today on Public Square, and you’ll hear about radishes, rhubarb and sugar snap peas — along with plenty of flowers and fruit.

Talkback 16: Pittston's Water Street Bridge

PENNSYLVANIA, USA — In this Talkback 16: the tale of two bridges continues in Luzerne County and the Talkback callers have a lot to say. But first, one caller shares how you can lower gas prices. If you like Talkback, you'll love Talkback Feedback. Check it out on YouTube.