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PD: Two arrested after gun, drugs seized from U-Haul

SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Police arrested two men after they say one was found to be illegally possessing a gun, and drugs were seized from inside a U-Haul during a traffic stop in Scranton. According to the Scranton Police Department, on August 8, officers pulled over a U-Haul moving truck in the 1100 block of […]
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Inmate charged with plotting to kill two girls, woman

LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Police say an inmate in Luzerne County Correctional Facility plotted to have two girls and a woman killed before his trial. According to Pennsylvania State Police, in December of 2021 officials learned that an inmate at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility was asking fellow inmates about hiring a hitman to kill multiple […]

Deadly blaze in Scranton under investigation

Investigators are still looking for a cause of a deadly weekend fire in Scranton. Crews were called to the 500 block of North Main Avenue. Heavy smoke and flames were showing from the home on the city's West Side when they arrived. The body of a man identified as Guy Macciocco was found after the fire was out. His death was ruled accidental by the Lackawanna County Coroner.

Bird flu detected in geese in Lackawanna County

LACKAWANNA COUNTY, Pa. — There aren't many signs of geese at the Griffin Reservoir near Clarks Summit. This, after the Pennsylvania Game Commission, reported more than 30 Canada geese were found sick or dead recently at the reservoir in Lackawanna County, infected with Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, or HPAI.

IBEW Local 163 receives $297,000 to train apprentices

Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Pre-Apprentice and Apprenticeship Grant Program recently awarded a $297,000 grant to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 163 Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) to train 30 apprentices. IBEW Local 163 JATC will use the funding for a five-year Qualified Electrical Workers apprenticeship program. The […] The post IBEW Local 163 receives $297,000 to train apprentices appeared first on Pennsylvania Business Report.

George Banks murders 40 years later

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Sunday marked a tragic anniversary in our area. 40 years ago, George Banks went on a killing spree in Wilkes-Barre and in Jenkins Township. 13 people died as a result, many being his own children. Retired Luzerne County Detective Jim Zardeki spoke with us this week...

Section of highway dedicated to fallen hero

MONROE TOWNSHIP, WYOMING COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Edward Nulton a Kunkel Firefighter tragically passed away in 2018, one year after being hit by a dump truck while directing traffic at a crash scene. On Monday, state and area officials gathered where Nulton was hit for the unveiling of a sign that dedicates a section of 309 […]

Good Morning PA - Scranton Fringe Festival

The Scranton Fringe Festival is back from September 29th through October 8th, in downtown Scranton. Enjoy theatre, music, dance, comedy, and so much more. Visit for more information.

Man killed in Scranton housefire now identified

SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Scranton Firefighters are investigating a deadly fire in the city. The Scranton fire Department said they were dispatched for a reported house fire on the 500 block of North Main Avenue just after 4 p.m. on Saturday. Scranton Fire Officials confirm one person had died. Another person was injured but […]

Man wanted for robbing two banks

MONROE COUNTY, Pa. — Police in Monroe County continue to search for a bank robbery suspect. Officers released surveillance photos of the suspect Monday. Investigators say the man entered the First Keystone Community Bank along Route 611 in Swiftwater on Friday and handed the teller a note indicating he was robbing the place.

Women's Basketball Announces 2022-23 Coaching Staff

The University of Scranton women's basketball team, led by head coach Ben O'Brien, has announced their coaching staff for the 2022-23 campaign. Cathy Genco, Jess Rini and Canio Cianci will serve as assistant coaches for the Lady Royals this upcoming season. Both Genco and Rini will enter their first season with the program, while Cianci has previously spent time with both the men's and women's basketball programs at Scranton.

Harvest festival in Archbald

ARCHBALD, Pa. — It's the first official weekend of fall, and folks in Lackawanna County welcomed the new season. The Eynon Archbald Lions Club held their annual harvest festival at AC Field in Archbald. The free festival included activities for everyone; food and pumpkin painting, plus community resources such...

Fall festival in Duryea

DURYEA, Pa. — The Duryea Betterment Committee hosted their annual fall fest at the Germania Hose Company in Duryea. There was something for everyone, with over 20 food and craft vendors across the Wilkes-Barre and Scranton area and special activities for kids. Making the most of the first fall...

American Legion Post 570 in Blakely honors POWs from World War II

Flags to be perpetually displayed for Joseph Ploskonka, Stanley Misiura. Tired of ads? Subscribers enjoy a distraction-free reading experience. The William Hopkins American Legion Post 570, Blakely, recently honored, two local POWs, the late Joseph L. Ploskonka of Peckville and Stanley P. Misiura of Olyphant, by unveiling the POW/MIA Chair of Honor at the American Legion Post 570.
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Exeter supervisors debate interim manager's authority

EXETER TWP., Pa. — What started as an unusually mild meeting among the Exeter Township supervisors eventually turned combative with the discussion of the hiring and firing authority given to the township's interim manager, Betsy McBride. McBride told the supervisors Monday night that she intended to hire a temporary...