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Police: Armed intruders forced residents into room, took off when alarm soundedThe Shenandoah (PA) SentinelNewsBreak Contributor
HPD conducting prom dress driveThe Shenandoah (PA) SentinelNewsBreak Contributor
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Remains found in Luzerne County identified as woman missing for 30 years
SUGARLOAF TWP., LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — State police announced remains found in Luzerne County have been identified as a woman missing for 30 years. According to Pennsylvania State Police, on December 12, 1994, skeletal remains of a woman were discovered off Tomhicken Road in Sugarloaf Township, during a mining reclamation project. For approximately 30 years, […]
Your Eyewitness Weather Forecast 2.21.24 (6am)
Meteorologist Logan Westrope has more on the next round of precipitation moving in.
Man arrested after shooting in Luzerne County neighborhood
SUGARLOAF TWP., LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Police were seen actively investigating a shooting at a neighborhood in Luzerne County Tuesday. Police were seen at a home on Rock Hill Road in Sugarloaf investigating an incident around 11:00 a..m. Before arriving on the scene, police said shots were fired outside of the home. A man, later […]
CODE BLUE issued in Wilkes-Barre for three days
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Wilkes-Barre Mayor George C. Brown has enacted a CODE BLUE designation due to severely cold temperatures on the nights of Tuesday, February 20, Friday, February 23, and Saturday, February 24. The CODE BLUE Emergency Shelter Program will be run by Keystone Mission with its Emergency Shelter located at the Keystone […]
Woman charged with endangering child by setting room on fire
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A woman is facing charges after police say she endangered a child by starting a fire while smoking a cigarette. According to the Scranton Police Department, officers were called to the 400 block of New Street for a bedroom on fire. Police say a woman later identified as Melissa Stewart, […]
Former Scranton attorney accused of forgery, tampering with evidence
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A formerly prominent attorney is now facing charges of forgery and tampering with evidence after resigning from his position and being disbarred in 2023 due to a medical malpractice lawsuit. According to a criminal affidavit on April 29, 2022, Teresa and John Matheson contacted the Pocono Mountain Regional Police to […]
SCI Dallas superintendent resigns amid pending AG investigation
JACKSON TWP., LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Officials say the superintendent of SCI Dallas has retired and the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office is now involved. Dr. Laurel Harry, Secretary Department of Corrections stated Kevin Ransom resigned as the superintendent of SCI Dallas on Friday, February 16. Officials stated there an investigation with the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s […]
Man charged after gunfire in Luzerne County
LUZERNE COUNTY, Pa. — Led by police in handcuffs, Stephen Danko of Luzerne County was arraigned on several charges after police say he shot at three people Tuesday afternoon. According to court paperwork, an Uber driver drove Danko's girlfriend, roommate, and another friend to his home along Rock Hill...
Savor the Flavor: Top 4 Italian Dining Experiences in Old Forge
This piece presents a tour of four magnificent Italian restaurants nestled in the heart of Old Forge. Have you had the chance to experience the culinary delights of any of these establishments? If yes, we'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below.
Exeter housing community without water
EXETER, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Residents in a Luzerne County community have been without running water for more than 24 hours and many are becoming frustrated with management’s handling of the issue. The Birchwood Village Estates in Exeter and over 150 homes are still without running water after an aging water pipe burst yesterday morning […]
Luzerne County woman celebrates milestone birthday
HAZLETON, Pa. — Each month, the staff at the Pavilion at St. Luke Village in Hazleton host a party to celebrate those who have a birthday that month. There are five residents who are marking a milestone in February, but one in particular is extra special. Helen Rushinski is...
Old Forge salon seeking prom dresses for teens in need
OLD FORGE, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)— Glitz, gowns, and glamor are on the minds of teenagers as prom season is right around the corner. The big night is a magical time for students, but those dreams come with a heavy price tag for many families. 28/22 News Reporter Sydney Kostus was live from Salon Joy in […]
Man wanted for Target retail theft, allegedly stealing adult toys
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Police were searching for a man who they say stole adult toys from Target. According to the Wilkes-Barre Township Police Department, on February 19 around 6:00 p.m., a man entered the personal care aisle in Target and selected two items. Police say the suspect opened the packaging, hid the items, […]
Pittston St. Patrick’s Parade line painting
PITTSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — On this Presidents’ Day we’re in full swing for the 11th annual Pittston St. Patrick’s Parade. Workers were out in full force painting the green line on Main Street in Pittston. It’s a tradition that begins the countdown to the upcoming Pittston St. Patrick’s Parade on March 2. “Last week […]
What you need to know about heart attacks | Healthwatch 16
LUZERNE COUNTY, Pa. — Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in Americans. According to the American Heart Association, more than 2,500 people die each day from cardiovascular disease. And every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a heart attack. The most common symptom of...
Scranton tavern closed after early morning fire
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A bar in the Green Ridge Section of Scranton is closed after a fire early Sunday. Scranton firefighters were called to Waldo’s Tavern on Green Ridge Street just before 3:00 a.m. Sunday morning. Firefighters say the fire was in the attic of the building, and quickly knocked it out. A […]
Burglary at Luzerne County apartment building reported
HAZLETON, Pa. — The sound of an alarm scattered a group of armed men who broke into an apartment Saturday in Luzerne County, police said Monday. The burglary happened shortly after 8 p.m. at an apartment building on the 400 block of South Poplar Street in Hazleton. There, police...
Levee overseer asks Edwardsville to address homeless camp
The Wyoming Valley Levee overseer asked Edwardsville police to address a homeless camp on levee property near the Narrows Shopping Center.
Dallas, February 22 High School 🏀 Game Notice
The Pittston Area High School basketball team will have a game with Dallas High School on February 22, 2024, 18:00:00 CST.
Our View: Can we find common ground in governing our elections
Tired of ads? Subscribers enjoy a distraction-free reading experience. Tuesday’s paper included a story from reporter Margaret Roarty about a public forum at Wilkes University to discuss The Freedom to Vote Act and other issues regarding an accessible yet secure voting system. A separate story by reporter Jennifer Learn Andes covered a Luzerne County Election Board meeting scheduled for Wednesday (today), expected to include discussion on restoring a fifth mail ballot drop box.