Gas, battery swiped from vehicles in valleyThe Shenandoah (PA) SentinelNewsBreak Contributor
DEP seeks input on how to use federal funds to fight climate changeThe Shenandoah (PA) SentinelNewsBreak Contributor
Christmas performance set for this weekend in NurembergThe Shenandoah (PA) SentinelNewsBreak Contributor
Custody exchange involving Mahanoy woman ends with shooting at Humboldt Turkey HillThe Shenandoah (PA) SentinelNewsBreak Contributor
Gun swiped from pickup parked at Rock Glen strip club, PSP saysThe Shenandoah (PA) SentinelNewsBreak Contributor
The Hazleton Stabbing: Reflecting on Home Invasions and Their Broader Impacts
A recent stabbing incident in the early hours of a Sunday has brought the issue of home invasions into sharp focus for residents of Hazleton, Luzerne County. Diego Taveras-Corona was arrested after allegedly assaulting a victim in their home located at the intersection of Grant Street and West 6th Street. This violent breach of safety occurred when the assailant entered through an unlocked door, leading to multiple stab wounds for the victim, who thankfully sustained non-life-threatening injuries and received care at Lehigh Valley Hospital Hazleton.
Police looking for porch pirate suspect caught on camera
HANOVER TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE CO. (WOLF) — Police said they are searching for a porch pirate caught on camera. According to the Hanover Township Police Department, a victim reported the theft of their package on Rutz Street on Friday, Dec. 1, at around 2:45 p.m. Police said the suspect was...
Wilkes-Barre Police Request Public Help to Identify ATV Riders
WILKES-BARRE, PA – The Wilkes-Barre City Police Department is asking for public assistance in identifying suspects involved in illegal ATV riding on city streets. The incident in question occurred on…
Beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Luzerne County
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — In Wilkes-Barre, the official tree lighting ceremony of the Luzerne County Courthouse Christmas Tree was held Monday night. County manager Romilda Crocamo opened the ceremony, followed by musical performances by the County Controller Four and the Wyoming Valley West Middle School Spartan Singers and dancing performances by Tracey’s Academy of […]
Gas, battery swiped from vehicles in valley
ZION GROVE – State Police are investigating at least two incidents in which gas was swiped from a vehicle in the Ringtown Valley. Troopers said Monday that they were called to a farm at Buck Mountain Road and Catawissa Road on Nov. 27. There, someone entered an outbuilding and...
Luzerne County Council set to vote on property sale
Tired of ads? Subscribers enjoy a distraction-free reading experience. Luzerne County Council is set to vote Tuesday on the sale of a mountainside Hollenback Township parcel, with officials saying the prospective buyer should not be kept on hold indefinitely. Hazleton resident Frank V. DeAndrea Jr. had submitted a $20,000 purchase...
Luzerne Co. residents show concern over utility work
SHICKSHINNY, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Questions and concerns are being raised by some residents of a Luzerne County community regarding a recent utility project they say damaged their properties. The project involves a fiber optics system installed through Shickshinny. Residents claim they are having a hard time getting answers to their concerns and they reached […]
CODE BLUE issued for Thursday in Wilkes-Barre
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Wilkes-Barre Mayor George Brown announced on Monday the City of Wilkes-Barre will enact a CODE BLUE for the evening of Thursday, December 7, due to severely cold temperatures. The Code Blue Emergency Shelter Program will be administered by Keystone Mission, and the shelter is located at the Keystone Mission Innovation […]
Something is brewing at the Cougar Coffee Hut
HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — This week’s Here’s To You Kid goes to a group of youngsters at Hazleton Area High School. Cougar Coffee Hut is the newest addition to Hazleton Area High School. The shop is operated by students. One student employee says her favorite part about the job is the social aspect. “It’s […]
Music store in Luzerne County hosts food, clothing drive
A business in Dallas is doing its part to help the homeless and families in need this holiday season.
Counterfeit cash used at Mohegan Pennsylvania Casino
PLAINS TWP., LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — State police report $100 worth of counterfeit cash was used at the Mohegan Pennsylvania Casino. According to Pennsylvania State Police, on November 29 around 4:00 p.m., troopers were called for a counterfeit bill incident at the Mohegan Pennsylvania Casino. Police say a $100 fake bill passed at the casino […]
Berwick Winterfest set for Saturday
Berwick, Pa. — Local business owners have come together to once again host a free family-friendly Winterfest event on Saturday. This year’s event will take place on Dec. 9 from 5-9 p.m. in downtown Berwick. Bring your kids and grandchildren to see Santa’s arrival on a fire truck to St. Charles Park. This 21st Winterfest will feature activities such as face painting, a gingerbread house contest, crafts, roasted chestnuts, basket...
Tragedy at Diamond Club Spotlights Rising Gun Violence in Nightlife
In a devastating incident, the local community of Old Forge, Lackawanna County, was rocked by a fatal shooting at the Diamond Club. The victim, 34-year-old Khayree Abdurruzzaq from Plymouth, was gunned down on a recent Sunday morning. Despite immediate medical attention, Abdurruzzaq's injuries proved fatal and he was pronounced dead at a nearby medical center, marking the event as a harrowing instance of homicide. The Pennsylvania State Police Dunmore division is actively investigating the shooting, urging witnesses to provide information that could lead to the apprehension of the perpetrator.
Fork Over Love sets December meal distributions, holiday giving opportunities
Fork Over Love has four meal distributions planned for December, as well as the return of the holiday “Whole Heart” campaign.
Coat distribution in Luzerne County
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — The Back Mountain Police Association and Big Brothers and Big Sisters of The Bridge of Luzerne County held a coat distribution at Saint Aloysius Church in Wilkes-Barre. Kids could pick out coats and other accessories, as well as holiday stockings. Officers say it's great to be...
Shooting under investigation in Luzerne County
A shooting yesterday in Hazle Township is under investigation. PA State Police at Hazleton say it happened during a custody exchange involving a 4 year old at the Turkey Hill Gas station at Station Circle in that part of Luzerne County. According to investigators, a couple became involved in a physical domestic dispute and during the struggle a hand gun went off injuring a man from Effort. He was found a short time later in the area of East Cranberry Avenue and 5th Street in West Hazleton and taken for treatment of a non life threatening injury to his leg. So far no charges have been filed and State Police Troop N are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact them.
Wrapping presents for kids in Kingston
KINGSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — An annual tradition revolving around giving back to local children wrapped up Monday evening in Luzerne County. Dozens of volunteers grabbed their tape and scissors to wrap hundreds of gifts for children in need. More than 50 volunteers gathered in the basement of Saint Ignatius Church in Kingston to wrap […]
WB Area School Board reorganizes
PLAINS TWP. — Wilkes-Barre Area School Board swore in the incumbents in November’s election at the start of the annual reorganization meeting, then gave Joe Caffery and Mark Atherton another year as president and vice president, respectively. The board also appointed Denise Thomas as Pennsylvania School Board Association...
Luzerne County seeking consultant for Wyoming Valley Airport upgrades
Tired of ads? Subscribers enjoy a distraction-free reading experience. Luzerne County is seeking qualifications from companies interested in providing engineering, architectural and environmental consulting services for millions of dollars in upgrades planned at the county-owned Wyoming Valley Airport in Forty Fort and Wyoming, according to a new online posting. Council...
Plea agreement in 2006 homicide does not preclude negative parole recommendations, appellate court rules
Tired of ads? Subscribers enjoy a distraction-free reading experience. The Pennsylvania Superior Court denied the latest appeal by admitted killer Mark M Ring, who claimed Luzerne County prosecutors acted in bad faith by submitting negative recommendations to the Pennsylvania Parole Board in violation of his plea agreement. Ring, 66, pleaded...