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Man arrested for allegedly punching, throwing child
CARBONDALE, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A man has been arrested and charged after police say he assaulted a 5-year-old boy who is in critical condition. According to the Carbondale Police Department, on December 2 an investigation began after a 5-year-old boy was taken to hospital because he was having a hard time breathing. Hospital staff […]
Searching for missing teen in Scranton
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — The search is underway for a teen reported missing in Scranton last week. According to the Scranton Police Department, 15-year-old McKinlee Bell is reported missing and she was last seen on Friday in the area of the 400 block of Foster Street around 12:30 p.m. Police describe Bell as 5’6, […]
Man wanted on drug charges by multiple agencies
FOREST CITY, SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Police say a man is wanted by multiple investigators for drug-selling charges. According to Forest City Police Department, Shane Wetzel is wanted on charges of possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance. Officers state Wetzel is also wanted by Pennsylvania State Police and Greenfield Township police. Anyone […]
Parents charged after child left ‘neurologically devastated’
MOOSIC BOROUGH, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — The parents of a kindergartner have been charged after a medical emergency with the 5-year-old occurred in October at an area elementary school. According to the Moosic Borough Police Department, on October 27, Riverside West Elementary contacted officers to check the welfare of a 5-year-old student who was transported […]
Pennsylvania man arrested on felony drug charges
During the traffic stop, State Police located and seized over ten pounds of cannabis and over two pounds of concentrated cannabis.
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Puppies Up for Adoption in hop bottom, PA
Whether you're thinking about adopting a pet or simply delight in watching cute animals, you'd find a plethora of endearing pets awaiting adoption at animal shelters across and close to hop bottom..
Two PA Restaurants Named Best Hidden Gems in the U.S.
I'm always looking for great, new-to-me restaurants to try in Pennsylvania. Going out to dinner is one of my favorite things to do. I love to gather friends, eat, drink and be merry. Thankfully, I found Travelers' Choice Best of the Best Restaurants list for 2023. If you're unfamiliar, it...
Old Forge business to close after deadly shooting
OLD FORGE, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A Lackawanna County business will soon close after a deadly shooting early Sunday morning. One of the businesses on the property where the shooting took place will be closed, gutted, and repurposed. But people in the area say the whole property has got to go. “It should have been […]
Emergency Pothole Repairs Today on I-84 Westbound in Lackawanna: Local Residents Advised to Plan Ahead
A lane on Interstate 84 Westbound at mile marker 3.0 in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, is set for emergency pothole repairs today, December 6, 2023. The repair work will occur from 11:30 AM to 8:00 PM. Drivers are advised to follow the speed limit, use headlights, and pay attention to signs and flaggers. Distractions should be avoided.
Suspect wanted for allegedly exposing self in public
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Police say they are searching for a suspect who inappropriately exposed themselves in Scranton. According to the Scranton Police Department, officers are searching for a suspect who owns the vehicle pictured. Investigators say the suspect is wanted for questioning about an indecent exposure incident that occurred in the 500 block […]
Poconos murder remains unsolved 16 years later
TUNKHANNOCK TOWNSHIP, MONROE CO. (WOLF) — 22-year-old Lee Vanluvender was killed while hunting 16 years ago, and his case is still unsolved. According to the Monroe County District Attorney's Office, on Dec. 4, 2007, Vanluvender was discovered shot to death in a parking area on Hipsy Gap Road in Tunkhannock Township.
Keystone Landfill responds to DEP suspension action
Last month the state Department of Environmental Protection suspended Keystone Sanitary Landfill's ability to use SAP or settlement accommodation plan operations on its site in Lackawanna County. The action came after numerous odor complaints from the public. Officials with the landfill say they have been working on the issue but also say they disagree with the findings. They believe odors being reported are coming from other sources. DEP continues to monitor the area.
Pennsylvania doctor and wife admit to cash-for-genetic tests bribery scheme
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA CO. (WOLF) — A Pennsylvania doctor and his wife have admitted to their accused roles in soliciting and receiving kickbacks and bribes in exchange for ordering genetic tests, officials have announced. Yitzchok “Barry” Kurtzer, 63, and his wife, Robin Kurtzer, 62, have both pleaded guilty this week...
Fire rips through home in Lackawanna County
Flames broke out around 8:30 p.m. along Wimmers Road in Jefferson Township Monday night.
Business to shut down after fatal weekend shooting
After a fatal shooting over the weekend, the owner of the business says it will shut its doors. The shooting happened at Club VIP in Old Forge. Once shut, the business will be gutted and repurposed. The Diamond Club is also on the same property. That will remain open. The fatal shooting on Sunday remains an active investigation as no arrests have yet been made.
LCTA ‘stuffs the bus’ for Toys for Tots
PITTSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Seats on one Luzerne County Transportation Authority bus are filled, but not with people. Parked outside the Walmart in Pittston Wednesday, LCTA officials teamed up with Toys for Tots for its annual ‘Stuff the Bus’. Gretchen Wintermantel, Communications Director at the LCTA, says “I always say like together we can […]
Tax relief program for Lackawanna County property owners
With property tax reassessment underway in Lackawanna County, a program will give some residents temporary property tax breaks if their taxes rise. Lackawanna County Commissioners passed requirements for the program which would give those who own and live in a single family home an opportunity to appeal and keep the taxes the same, at least temporarily. It would only apply if the reassessment increased their county only property taxes by at least 20percent among other stipulations. The reassessment tax bills will not appear until 2026.
More than the Movies: The Grinch is here with plenty of holiday cheer
Tired of ads? Subscribers enjoy a distraction-free reading experience. The Grinch, the cynical grump, stole Christmas from the town of Whoville in the famous Dr. Seuss story, but when a young girl’s holiday spirit touches him, his heart grows three times its size and the Grinch returns Christmas to Whoville. Come see the painting with a smiling Grinch that greets you at the Dietrich Theater’s entry, painted on the glass by staff members of the Dietrich, Natalia Vasquez and Heidi Knoss, high school students at Tunkhannock Area High School.
The Ripple Effects of Cannabis Legalization on Traffic Safety and Drug Trafficking
On December 2, 2023, a seemingly routine traffic stop on I-90 in Amsterdam, NY, unfolded into a major drug bust. Shane R. Wolf, a 35-year-old from Scranton, PA, was apprehended by the State Police of Fonda and charged with Criminal Possession of Cannabis. This incident, involving over ten pounds of cannabis and two pounds of concentrated cannabis found with Wolf, who was a passenger in the car, brings to light the broader implications of cannabis legalization on traffic safety and drug trafficking.
The Key Fall 2023 Edition
The Key is the official student newspaper of Keystone College. It is published once each semester. Membership is open to all students,faculty and staff. Read the latest edition: