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Large amount of assorted drugs seized during traffic stop
BLOOMING GROVE TOWNSHIP, PIKE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — State police arrested a man after they say a large amount of various drugs were found during a traffic stop. According to Pennsylvania State Police, on March 26 around 10:30 p.m., troopers pulled over a car in Pike County for traffic violations. Police say during the stop, 21-year-old […]
Your Eyewitness Weather Forecast 3/31
After the chilly start this morning, we will see a quick jump back to the 50s this afternoon amidst some showers. Even warmer weather will roll in on Saturday, but we could also see some thunderstorms in the afternoon as well. Your Eyewitness Weather Forecast 3/31. After the chilly start...
Security at high school increased after threat posted on social media
HAWLEY, Pa. — A high school had more police on campus after a possible threat was posted on social media. Officials at the Wallenpaupack Area School District say an investigation showed the threat directed at the high school was unfounded. It comes just a day after several schools across...
State funds Honesdale's 12th Street safety project
Pedestrian safety on 12th Street, Honesdale and access to a new riverside took a step forward recently with approval of $311,207 in state funding. The Commonwealth Finance Authority awarded the statewide local share account grant, which will be used for improving walkers' safety and river trail connectivity on 12th Street, between Church and Main Streets.
Officer connected to Kohberger case under investigation
STROUDSBURG, Pa. — New court documents released this week in Idaho could mean trouble for the prosecutors charging Monroe County native Bryan Kohberger with a high-profile quadruple murder there. The documents center on an officer who investigated the murders at the University of Idaho last year. It's a potential...
Van drives over embankment in Wayne County
WAYMART, Pa. — A minivan went over an embankment off Route 6 in Wayne County. Officials on scene say the van was going east towards Honesdale when it clipped a box truck going the opposite direction. It then crossed lanes and went down the hill near Waymart. The driver...
Upcoming events and activities in the Pocono Mountains
Spring is here. We're about to turn the page into April, and there are plenty of activities coming up in the Poconos. We got a preview Thursday morning with Brian Bossuyt. He's the Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau. "We have a lot...
Couple charged with abusing special needs boy
MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A man and woman have been charged with abusing and neglecting a special needs boy in the Poconos. According to the criminal complaint, 35-year-old Raymond J. Hernandez and 34-year-old Amber L. Miller have been charged with abusing a 15-year-old boy who is wheelchair-bound with Cerebral Palsy and has a learning disability. […]
Former sheriff’s deputy charged with assaulting prisoner on Parade Day
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Police say a former Lackawanna County sheriff’s deputy unjustifiably assaulted a prisoner at the Lackawanna County Criminal Justice Center. According to the Lackawanna County District Attorney’s Office, on March 11, Parade Day in Scranton, John Paul Ehnot, 59, of Dunmore, was reported to have assaulted a prisoner in a holding […]
Remains found during the search for Robert Baron
OLD FORGE, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Lackawanna County District Attorney Mark Powell confirms remains were found during the search for Robert Baron in Old Forge. Officials say remains were found while law enforcement began searching woods near Pagnotti Park in Old Forge and abandoned coal mines in the missing case of Robert Baron. DA Powell […]
UPDATE: Missing woman located in Lackawanna County
SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP, PA — UPDATE: The woman reported missing has been located, according to police. Police in Lackawanna County are looking for a missing woman. Biyun Jiang, 65, was last seen around Burcher Street in South Abington Township around 1 a.m. Wednesday. Police believe this person may be at special risk of harm or injury or may be confused, according to South Abington Township police.
Double Fatal Head-On Crash: 24-Year-Old From Region One Of Victims
This story has been updated.State police are seeking witnesses to a double fatal crash that killed an area man.The crash took place in Sullivan County, around 3:45 p.m., Monday, March 27, near Liberty on Route 97, said Trooper Steven Nevel.A preliminary investigation revealed a 2008 Audi A4, driven…
'Swatting' call targets Valley View School District
ARCHBALD, Pa. — A typical morning turned into a lockdown at the Valley View School District in Lackawanna County. "It was a very scary and chaotic way to start just a regular school day," said Valley View Superintendent Mike Boccella. Boccella says Lackawanna County 911 received a call from...
Pocono Mountains charities hit the jackpot thanks to Mount Airy Casino
PARADISE TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Several charity organizations in the Pocono Mountains hit the jackpot. Mount Airy Casino Resort did a little spring cleaning by donating $80,000 worth of brand-new merchandise to several non-profits. Luggage, blankets, cookware, and first aid kits are just some of the items that organizations like Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Habitat […]
Habitat for Humanity rebuilding lives in Monroe County
Habitat for Humanity rebuilding lives in Monroe County. Habitat for Humanity rebuilding lives in Monroe County. Bill introduced to ban handheld devices while driving. Bill introduced to ban handheld devices while driving. Pocono Mountains Charities hit the jackpot. Pocono Mountains Charities hit the jackpot. Forensic students investigate discovered remains …
25th Annual Pike County Commissioners Fishing Derby
The Pike County Commissioners announced that the 25th Annual Fishing Derby has been scheduled for April 15, 2023, rain or shine, from 8 a.m. until noon, at Lily Pond, off Rt. 6 on Schocopee Road. Children 16 and under are welcome to participate. Prizes will be awarded to the largest...
Nonprofits are big winners as Mount Airy Casio donates merchandise
MONROE COUNTY, Pa. — Boxes and bags of brand-new merchandise were wheeled out of Mount Airy Casino Resort near Mount Pocono and into the vehicles of local nonprofits. All the items were donated by the casino as part of their community giveback. "We were doing an inventory of our...
Roundabout and Road Improvements Coming To Tannersville Thanks to Grants
Another roundabout is coming to the Poconos. This one in Tannersville is part of several road improvements planned in the area thanks to state and federal grants. This area of Learn Road in Tannersville where it intersects with Fish Hill Road and Pigeon Way is known for traffic and safety concerns.
John Worobey of Abington sentenced to prison for failure to pay employment taxes
The United States Attorney’s Office recently announced that John Worobey, 53, of Abington was sentenced to three months in prison to be followed by two years of supervised release for failure to pay employment taxes. Worobey owned and operated Prime Electric, Inc., an electrical contracting business in Dunmore, Pennsylvania....
St. Luke's cuts ribbon at Smithfield Gateway Health Center
St. Luke's Smithfield Gateway Health Center hosted a packed house for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour of the new facility in Monroe County. The facility is located at 125 Smithfield Lane in East Stroudsburg and is set to open April 3. It will offer an array of outpatient healthcare services.
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