Wilkes-barre, PA

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.
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Ohio woman arrested after 6-year-old caught drinking alcohol inside gas station

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A six-year-old Ohio boy was caught drinking alcohol, not once but twice in two different locations on the same night. Victoria Hampton, 26, of Hanover Township, was arrested and charged with child endangering and contributing to the delinquency of a child. Court records state the child was in her care. It's not clear if she is the child's mother.
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Wanted man dies after police shooting at gas station

HAZLE TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)— A road is shut down and a police investigation is underway at an auto center parking lot near 22nd and Church Streets where police say they shot and killed a wanted man while trying to arrest him. Trooper Anthony Petroski told Eyewitness News that members of the United States Marshals […]
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Police investigate man killed by a fallen tree

JIM THORPE, CARBON COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Lehigh County Coroner Daniel Buglio announces the death of a 66-year-old man from Jim Thorpe who has died due to a fallen tree hitting him. According to the coroner, Nolan Wernett was hit by a fallen tree Tuesday around 9:20 a.m. in the 100 block of Broadview Drive in Jim […]

Fallen tree kills one in Carbon County

JIM THORPE, Pa. — Nolan O. Wernett, 66, was pronounced dead on Tuesday after being struck in the head by a fallen tree, according to the Lehigh County coroner. The incident occurred the same day at approximately 9:30 a.m. in the 1000 block of Broadview Drive, Jim Thorpe in Carbon County.
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Woman rescued from island in Lehigh River in Mahoning

A woman rafter was successfully rescued after being stranded on an island in the Lehigh River in Mahoning Township Tuesday afternoon. Township fire Chief Mark Ebbert said the incident occurred around 5:30 p.m. on the Lehigh River north of the Packerton Yards section. “We were told a female was stranded...

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...

Plato’s Closet coming to Wilkes-Barre Township Commons

Tired of ads? Subscribers enjoy a distraction-free reading experience. A sign in the window of the former Catherines Plus Size store in the Wilkes-Barre Township Commons plaza names the next business to occupy the space: Plato’s Closet, the national consignment chain. The company announced via Facebook on Saturday that...

Officer-involved shooting leaves one man dead

HAZLE TWP, LUZERNE CO, (WOLF) — Update 8/11/22: Pennsylvania State Police have identified the suspect who died as Jordan Charles Urenovitch, a 23-year-old white male. =====================================================. An officer-involved shooting in Luzerne County left one wanted man dead. Officials said it happened outside of 22nd St Auto Center in Hazle...

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.

Former Pittston Twp. officer pleads guilty to trafficking fentanyl

SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Officials announced a former Pittston Township police officer pleaded guilty to the charges of buying and distributing fentanyl throughout Luzerne County. According to US Attorney Gerard M. Karam, Todd Houghtlin, 52, of Duryea, admitted to possession of fentanyl for distribution in Luzerne County in 2020, and being a user of illegal […]

Lackawanna College’s 409 on Adams offers fine dining and student services

SCRANTON, Pa. – Aug. 10, 2022 – Lackawanna College’s 409 on Adams is known as a place that provides the community with an exceptional culinary experience, but now it’s also a place student can temporarily go for support services. With Angeli Hall temporarily closed, students can...