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State police investigating homicide in Luzerne County

NUANGOLA, Pa. — Police say a woman was found dead early Saturday morning in Luzerne County. Police were called to Vandermark Avenue in Nuangola just before 12:30 a.m. When they arrived, investigators say they found Elizabeth Leonard, 41, dead inside her home. Troopers say Leonard suffered "obvious" traumatic injuries. In...
LUZERNE COUNTY, PA
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RV crash ties up traffic in Luzerne County

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A crash tied up traffic along Interstate 81 in Luzerne County. State police aren't saying much about the RV crash in the southbound lanes of Interstate 81 in Hanover Township. Officials shut down one of the lanes just after 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. Investigators have not...
LUZERNE COUNTY, PA
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Monroe county man charged in death of Luzerne county woman

NUANGOLA BOROUGH, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A woman was found dead inside her home in Luzerne County just after midnight. State police tell Eyewitness News police were called Saturday morning around 12:30 a.m. for a domestic dispute at a home on Vandermark Avenue in Nuangola. That’s when police say they found the victim, Elizabeth Leonard, 41, […]
LUZERNE COUNTY, PA
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Piazza sells White House Cafe to new owners

FORTY FORT — Starting this week, the White House Diner will be under new management. But longtime fans of the Forty Fort staple don’t have to worry — everything’s going to stay the same. “The new owners are going to be open on Tuesday, and everything is going to stay...
FORTY FORT, PA

Bradford County inmate charged with aggravated assault of corrections officers

BRADFORD COUNTY, Pa. (WETM) – Jessica Burgher of Waverly is facing new charges after allegedly assaulting multiple corrections officers. Pennsylvania State Police in Bradford County responded to the corrections facility after Burgher, an inmate, allegedly struck and spit on multiple officers. Burgher is facing two felony counts of aggravated assault, two misdemeanor counts of simple […]
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Church in Scranton hosts fall festival

SCRANTON, Pa. — A church in Lackawanna County held its first fundraiser since 2019 on Saturday. St. John Neumann Parish along Orchard Street in Scranton brought people together for potato pancakes, baked goods, and pulled pork sandwiches. The fall festival is a bit scaled back this year due to COVID-19...
SCRANTON, PA
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‘Drown out the noise and listen to God’

Tired of ads? Subscribers enjoy a distraction-free reading experience. When she lost her mother at age 12, Tara Lynn Marta felt devastated. But at least she wasn’t “a total orphan.” Her father was there to be her rock, her faithful buddy, the giver of good advice. Then, when she was...
SCRANTON, PA
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Domestic dispute ends up in homicide in Nuangola

NUANGOLA, LUZERNE COUNTY — A 41-year-old Luzerne County woman was found dead inside of her home early Saturday morning and now a 26-year-old Pocono Summit man is facing one count of criminal homicide in her death. Police responded to Vandermark Avenue in Nuangola Borough following reports of a domestic dispute.
NUANGOLA, PA
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Monroe County man charged with killing Pocono Summit woman in Nuangola

A Monroe County man is facing a homicide charge for killing a Pocono Summit woman in Nuangola, state police said Saturday. Police from Rice, Wright and Fairview twps. responded to a “domestic disturbance” at 12:24 a.m. Saturday at 58 Vandermark Ave. and found Elizabeth Bennett Leonard, 41, dead “with obvious traumatic injuries,” police said.
MONROE COUNTY, PA
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Rv crash on I-81 sends several people to hospital

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Several people were taken to the hospital after a crash involving an RV and at least one other vehicle on a busy Interstate-81. Eyewitness News was on the scene as first responders worked to clear the crash area on Interstate 81 southbound in Hanover Township. A witness says the RV […]
HANOVER TOWNSHIP, PA
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(SCRANTON, PA) According to Scranton gas price data, you could be saving up to $0.40 per gallon on gas. According to a survey by GasBuddy, Sheetz at 610 Scranton Carbondale Hwy was the cheapest station in the area, with regular listed at $3.15 per gallon at the pumps Wednesday. That was compared to Sunoco at 1735 N Keyser Ave, where a gallon of regular was selling for $3.55.
SCRANTON, PA

‘What a gorgeous little event’

NANTICOKE — Hidden treasures could be found around every corner at Luzerne County Community College on Saturday, as the annual LCCC Craft Festival welcomed vendors from all over the area to set up shop. Lovely fall weather early in the day made for a pleasant shopping experience, both inside the...
MOUNTAIN TOP, PA

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Tired of ads? Subscribers enjoy a distraction-free reading experience. Butterflies like the primroses. Bees seem to fall asleep on the anise hyssop plants. And male cardinals can be really devoted dads. Those are just a few of the observations Chris Sarcevic Verdgeline has made at her home in Forty Fort,...
FORTY FORT, PA

Scranton community members come together for freedom

SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A walk for freedom for those caught in human trafficking was held Saturday morning in Scranton. Scranton community members met at Scranton High School for the walk for freedom. Walk for freedom is an international day of global awareness and local action in the fight against human trafficking created by the […]
SCRANTON, PA

First-time marathon runner outruns depression

SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A Lackawanna County woman is proving to others you can overcome personal and pandemic obstacles to cross the finish line of your dreams. “If I can get through depression and anxiety, anybody can,” said Lisa Conway. An emotional celebration as Lisa Conway accomplished her lifelong goal Saturday of running a marathon. […]
SCRANTON, PA

Report: 21% increase in local jobs that pay six figures

Tired of ads? Subscribers enjoy a distraction-free reading experience. Stuck with a five-figure salary working so many hours it seems worth six?. There’s good news and bad news in a report that looked at the increase of six-figure jobs from 2015-20. The good news: The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre/Hazleton Metropolitan Statistical Area saw...
SCRANTON, PA
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