Newfoundland, PA

Battle Of The Bands And More Slated For First Ever Dingman Day Celebration

This Saturday, August 13, you are invited to witness the battle of the bands at the first ever Dingman Day celebration at Dingman township park. Dingman Day celebration will take place at Dingman township park and run from 12 PM to 8 PM. The battle of the band's competition will feature a multitude of artists, including School of Rock, Robert Tellefsen Band, Conquer the Great, Death Factor, The Sex Monkey's, Black Belt Jesus, and Happy Hawthorne. The coordinator of Dingman Day, Chris Irving wanted to take an out-of-the-box approach when planning this community event. "Dingman day is a celebration we wanted to do for the community and surrounding communities," said Irving. "If all goes well, this will be the 1st of many Battle of the Bands celebrations."
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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...

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.

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.
The Jewish Press

The Consolation Of Bats

Rabbi Dovi Eisenberger was one of the esteemed learning rabbeim here in Camp Dora Golding for a number of summers. As Tisha B’Av was beginning a few summers back, just after he had left his bungalow to daven Maariv and Eichah, he was frantically summoned back by his family. A bat had been spotted in his daughter’s bedroom. After a few frenzied minutes, George, the camp’s legendary worker, was summoned. In his inimitable fashion he coaxed the bat as he gently proceeded towards it, grabbed it by its feet, and removed it from the premises.

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 […]
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Drivers reminded to move over, slow down for responders

EXETER TWP., Pa. — Police in Berks County are cracking down on drivers who violate Pennsylvania's "Move Over" law. "With everybody on their cell phones, texting and aggressive driving today, it just makes sense to move over," said Kris Kerschner, a representative of the Pottsville-based Highway Safety Network. The...

Pedestrian hit in Scranton

SCRANTON, Pa. — Police in Scranton are searching for the driver who hit a pedestrian Tuesday morning. The crash happened just before 11 a.m. at the intersection of Lafayette Street and North Garfield Avenue. Police say the driver of a black BMW fled the scene, and the pedestrian was...

Video leads to animal cruelty charges against city official

WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Police charged a Wilkes-Barre city official after they say a video showed him “violently” attacking two dogs. According to the Wilkes-Barre City Police Department, they were called to the 200 block of South Main Street for a report of animal abuse. A witness told police that she recorded video of a […]

Panther Pantry helps Pocono students in need

POCONO SUMMIT, Pa. — What was once an art room inside Pocono Mountain West High School in Tobyhanna Township has now transformed into a food and hygiene pantry. The pantry is where students in the district can take what they need, free of charge. "We wanted to have more...