Lackawanna County, PA

New Lackawanna County Assistant Solicitor named

SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — The Mayor of Scranton has named the newest Assistant Solicitor. On Monday Mayor Paige G. Cognetti announced that Attorney Romilda Crocamo will join the Law Department as its newest Assistant Solicitor. Most recently Crocamo served as Acting County Manager of Luzerne County. “Attorney Crocamo is a consummate government professional. Her […]
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Scranton doctor uses vacation in Poland to treat Ukrainian refugees

SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY– More than three million Ukrainian refugees have fled their homes to find a new life in Poland. Many of them have arrived with medical issues that require immediate attention. Pointing out one of the first Ukrainian refugees he met while volunteering one April week in Poland, Dr. Chaitanya Rojulpote saw in that […]

Lackawanna Co. to undergo property reassessment

Lackawanna County will undergo the first property assessment in more than 50 years. Every parcel including residential, commercial, exempt, and farmland will be reassessed beginning next month. “People will be impacted, but some will go up, some will go down, many will stay the same, relatively," said Paul Miller, the...

Reassessment coming to Lackawanna County

The Lackawanna County commissioners have taken the first step to begin a county-wide tax reassessment — with the approval of a contract with Tyler Technologies. The gathering of reassessment data will begin this summer with the new tax values to take effect on January 1st 2026. Tyler Technologies will be seeking local people to collect data on the county's real estate properties then begin contacting residents about properties they own in the county. Taxpayers will have the opportunity to appeal. The last reassessment in Lackawanna County was done in 1968.

Fight spotlights ongoing neighborhood issues

DICKSON CITY, Pa. — A fight broke out Thursday morning in Lackawanna County, sending several people to the hospital with injuries. Around 3 a.m. Thursday, Dickson City police responded to a home on Grant Court, just off Main Street, for a fight. The police chief says seven people were fighting outside the home. Police arrested two people, and several others were injured.

Mother grieves loss of son by helping others

SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)– Of the more than 107,000 estimated drug overdose deaths in the United States last year, more than 80,000 were the result of opioids. A Susquehanna County woman who experienced the loss of a child to opioid addiction is trying to spare other families that same pain. It is called “Forever twenty-eight,” […]

Two of six businesses card underage buyer in LCE investigation

EYEWITNESS NEWS (WBRE/WYOU) — Several establishments in NEPA were charged after liquor control enforcement operations were performed in Luzerne and Lackawanna County. The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement (LCE) released details on recently performed compliance checks. According to investigators, on Friday police sent a supervised underage buyer to conduct six compliance checks […]

LVHN cuts ribbon on new Dickson City facility

DICKSON CITY, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Lehigh Valley Health Network held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate their new hospital coming to Lackawanna County. The ceremony was held on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. and celebrated a new facility meant to bring “world-class, compassionate care to the Lackawanna County community.” The building, located on Main Street in […]