LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — As the Primary Election kicks off, some Luzerne County residents are finding that voting machines are down in certain places. Luzerne County has had well-documented issues with elections in recent years many voters in Plains Township were frustrated and some were downright angry. Many could not vote because there were problems […]
DALLAS, LUZERNE CO. (WOLF) — Dozens of Luzerne County residents gathered at the Dallas Senior High School to voice their concerns over a potential commercial property slated for Irem Road in Dallas, Luzerne County. The anticipated turnout was so large that they moved the location to the auditorium. The meeting went on for more than three hours and dozens of concerned residents addressed their concerns.
WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)- With only a few hours left until the polls open for the Pennsylvania primary, candidates across the ballot are putting in one last push for voter support. Monday night, Republican gubernatorial candidate Lou Barletta held a campaign rally in Luzerne County. The race for governor is one of […]
LUZERNE COUNTY, Pa. (WOLF) — The Luzerne County Bureau of Elections is reporting no global or widespread problems with polling places or equipment so far on this Tuesday's Election Day. The overwhelming majority of issues encountered were the result of user error and were quickly resolved by the active support staff.
SCRANTON, Pa. — These Scranton residents could cross "exercise your civic duty" off their to-do lists before some of us had even eaten breakfast. "I have a lot of friends who complain to me and they're not even registered to vote. The main thing is that you come out and vote," said Ryan Kunda.
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE CO, (WOLF) — Alice McGarry has been a nurse for over 50 years. She says she always knew she wanted to be a nurse and help people. The Geisinger nurse works in Emergency medicine. She reflected on her experience working through the challenges the coronavirus pandemic presented.
LUZERNE COUNTY, Pa. — Ten people were forced out by a fire at a double-block home in Luzerne County. It happened around 6 p.m. Sunday evening along East Front Street in Salem Township. Salem Township Fire Chief Joshua Switzer says a malfunctioning stove in one of the units caused...
WILKES-BARRE — There will be milling and paving work for the bridge rehabilitation project on Route 309 north and southbound in Luzerne County this week from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. as follows:. • A short-term left lane & shoulder closure will be in effect on SR 309 NB...
PENNSYLVANIA, USA — Jim Haddock has been going door to door in communities such as West Pittston to speak to voters about his campaign to represent the 118th District in Harrisburg. The newly redrawn district covers part of Lackawanna County, including Moosic and Old Forge. It also covers part...
The U.S. reported over 562,000 new cases of coronavirus over the seven days ending May 15, bringing the total count to more than 81.4 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. There have been more than 991,000 COVID-19-related deaths — the highest death toll of any country. New cases continue to rise at a steady rate. In […]
There have been 81,417,100 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States to date – and that number continues to grow. In the Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton metropolitan area, located in Pennsylvania, a total of 125,773 cases of COVID-19 have been reported. Adjusted for population, there have been 22,583 confirmed infections for every 100,000 people in the area […]
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LUZERNE CO, (WOLF) — The lines at the polls are out the door today. But for thousands in Luzerne County, they've already voted by mail. County election officials say they've sent out 23,000 mail-in ballots and have received a little more than 14,000. That's comparable to last year's primary,...
PITTSTON, LUZERNE CO, (WOLF) — Officials are looking to identify the people and vehicles of interest in a shooting earlier this month. Pittston City Police Chief Kyle Shumosic and Luzerne County District Attorney Sam Sanguedolce say the shooting occurred on Kennedy Boulevard. At approximately 10:20 PM on May 2nd,...
PITTSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Police say after a lengthy investigation into two Luzerne County men, they recovered multiple firearms and distribution size amounts of narcotics. The investigation was an effort between Pittston City Police, Jenkins Township Police and the Luzerne County Drug Task Force. Investigators say search warrants were conducted on New Street in […]
Tired of ads? Subscribers enjoy a distraction-free reading experience. Luzerne County Council will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. Monday to appoint an interim manager to oversee the county until Randy Robertson takes over as the new manager. County Acting Manager Romilda Crocamo gave her two-week notice to accept...
PITTSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Pittston police and the Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office are asking for help identifying two vehicles and their drivers who they say may have information about a shooting investigation in Pittston. According to the Pittston City Police Chief Kyle Shumosic, the vehicles pictured below are of interest to a May 2 […]
WILKES-BARRE — Luzerne County Assistant District Attorney Susan Luckenbill did not waste any time addressing a Luzerne County jury Tuesday, the first day of Barrkim Tyreaf Stallings’ trial before Judge David W. Lupas. “The defendant raped (victim’s name), a 12-year-old girl, in every way our law defines rape,”...
LUZERNE COUNTY, Pa. — It's Primary Election Day and the new state legislative maps have made for some hotly contested seats in our area. That includes the 117th and 118th Districts in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives which take up parts of Luzerne County. Newswatch 16 saw a low...