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Police arrest mother and son in relation to drug-related homicide in Carbondale

CARBONDALE — Shots broke out at the Fallbrook Street Apartment complex late Monday, August 8, leading to the death of Pernell Simmons. After a prompt investigation, Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) arrested Taaj Qaadir Blan, 21 of Moosic, late the following day for homicide and related charges. Police also arrested Blan's mother, Margaret Del Castillo, 46 of Moosic, on charges related to obstructing officers and destroying evidence.
CARBONDALE, PA
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PSP: Drug deal leads to mans death in Carbondale shooting

CARBONDALE, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Police reveal new information about a Carbondale shooting that occurred Monday night that they say left one man dead after a drug deal went wrong. According to Pennsylvania State Poice (PSP), around 11:30 p.m. police were called for gunshots heard from a parking lot of Fallbrook Apartments in Carbondale. Once arriving […]
CARBONDALE, PA
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Route 422 motorists put to Move Over Law test in eastern Berks

The raspberry-colored temporary sign placed along the eastbound shoulder of the West Shore Bypass approaching the Mount Penn exit on Wednesday morning warned motorists that it’s the law to move over for emergency vehicles. It’s not quite that simple, but there’s only so much information you can put on...
BERKS COUNTY, PA
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Former Pittston Twp. officer pleads guilty to trafficking fentanyl

SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Officials announced a former Pittston Township police officer pleaded guilty to the charges of buying and distributing fentanyl throughout Luzerne County. According to US Attorney Gerard M. Karam, Todd Houghtlin, 52, of Duryea, admitted to possession of fentanyl for distribution in Luzerne County in 2020, and being a user of illegal […]
LUZERNE COUNTY, PA

Roba Family Farms expands chaperone policy

LACKAWANNA COUNTY, Pa. — Roba Family Farms near Dalton has been a popular attraction for family activities in the fall. This year, as the Roba family prepares for the upcoming season, they decided to extend a chaperone policy to the entire farm property. Anyone 17 years old or younger must be accompanied by an adult over 21.
DALTON, PA
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Fork Over Love kicks off August food drives

WILKES-BARRE — Fork Over Love kicked off its round of August food drives Wednesday afternoon in the Highmark parking lot at 19 N. Main St. downtown — a fitting location given Highmark’s recent donation to the local non-profit — as volunteers showed up to pack meals to be delivered directly to homes by DoorDash drivers.
WILKES-BARRE, PA
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Pittston highlights millions of dollars in redevelopment

PITTSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — State officials are in Luzerne County touring one city that received millions of dollars for redevelopment. They call it the renaissance of Pittston. It’s an eight-step plan that will take the city from the way it was to the way it could be. “One of the criticisms levied against municipalities […]
PITTSTON, PA

Debate over Montrose chicken ordinance

MONTROSE, Pa. — In Montrose, one issue has been pecking at members of the borough council raising chickens in the neighborhood. Something Zoning and Code Enforcement Officer Roy Williams says, is not feasible for many people due to the current ordinance. "The size of the lots in town other...
MONTROSE, PA

People of interest detained in deadly drive-by shooting

CARBONDALE, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Police have confirmed that people of interest have been detained after a man was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting in Lackawanna County around 11:30 p.m. on Monday night. Lackawanna County Coroner, Timothy Rowland, told Eyewitness News that Pernell Simmons, age 35, was identified as the man who died […]
CARBONDALE, PA

Police swarm home in Luzerne County

DALLAS, Pa. — Police swarmed a home late Monday night in Luzerne County. Newswatch 16 found officers blocking off Harris Street in Dallas Township around 11 p.m. Officers wouldn't say much, only that updates could come as soon as this morning. Newswatch 16 will provide more details as it...
LUZERNE COUNTY, PA
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