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Missing New Jersey man found in Wayne County
UPDATE: 85-year-old Ronald Aveta has been found safely. HONESDALE, WAYNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A New Jersey man was reported missing who was reportedly last seen in Wayne County. New Jersey State Police were searching for Ronald Aveta. The MEPA has been canceled.
Driver flown to hospital after car crash
PIKE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A driver has been flown to the hospital after a crash occurred Thursday afternoon. According to Pennsylvania State Police, a car was traveling on Route 402 in Pike County around 2:00 p.m. when the driver experienced a medical condition that caused the crash. Troopers told 28/22 News the driver was unresponsive […]
DUI checkpoints set in Pennsylvania
EYEWITNESS NEWS (WBRE/WYOU) — State police announced DUI checkpoints will be placed for the weekend across various roadways in Pennsylvania. According to Pennsylvania State Police, the aim of sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols is to deter drinking and driving. Police say they are operating with a “zero-tolerance enforcement policy.” Police say one or more checkpoints […]
Wind, rain expected in Poconos as Ophelia moves up coast
Wind gusts and rain are expected this weekend in the Poconos as Tropical Storm Ophelia moves up the East Coast. Flooding risks are higher in coastal areas. No watches or warnings have been issued for the Poconos, as of 8:30 a.m., but there could be isolated flash flooding in Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike and Wayne counties, according to a hazardous weather outlook from the National Weather Service.
New York high school bus crash: Two dead and five in critical condition after scary wreck
Two people are dead and five others are in critical condition after a bus carrying high school students and administrators to a band camp crashed in New York on Thursday afternoon.
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Pets Up for Adoption in Newfoundland, PA
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around Newfoundland.
Local roundup: Crestwood football rolls to win at Williamsport
Tired of ads? Subscribers enjoy a distraction-free reading experience. After four straight weeks of tense, close games, Crestwood finally found some breathing room. The Comets made the long road trip to Williamsport, scored four touchdowns in the first half and brought home a 28-3 victory on Friday night at STA Stadium.
High-speed chase in Pike County leads to manhunt for suspect
PALMYRA TOWNSHIP, PIKE CO. (WOLF) — State Police are searching for a suspect they say led troopers on a high-speed chase in Pike County. On Tuesday at 8:35 a.m., troopers attempted to pull over Jeffrey Millard, 55, of Laceyville, for traffic violations on I-84 East in Palmyra Township. Millard...
Weekly Safety Report: Animal Cruelty, Fatal Collision, Financial Exploitation, Fugitive Arrest, Rollover Crash, and Mall Evacuation in Lackawanna County
This week in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, several incidents occurred that raised concerns for public safety. These incidents include animal cruelty charges, a fatal vehicle collision, financial exploitation, a fugitive arrest, a rollover crash, and a mall evacuation due to a police incident.
Lackawanna County residents preparing for the worst, hoping for the best ahead of weekend rainfall
Residents are preparing for the possibility of heavy rainfall this weekend, almost two weeks after flash flooding left two people dead and several homes destroyed.
Madison Township trustees take action on key personnel changes
Madison Township trustees have approved a few changes to the community government’s full-time employee roster during September. Those moves consisted of hiring a new administrative assistant and police dispatcher, and approving the retirement of a longtime police officer. Trustees, at a recent meeting, appointed Kathryn “Kay” Garden as administrative...
Park in the Poconos closed since 2018 due to storm damage preparing to reopen next year
No one has visited George W. Childs Park in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area since 2018, when back-to-back winter storms caused a lot of damage. "It took the wind out of most of us," said Bill Tagye, DWG chief of maintenance. Tagye took members of the media on...
PMVB grant going toward directional signs, park pillar repair in Hawley
Directional signs are coming to downtown Hawley. At the borough council's Sept. 13 meeting, Councilor Elaine Herzog, on behalf of Downtown Hawley Partnership (DHP), reported that the organization obtained a $10,000 grant from Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau. DHP and the borough shared in paying a 50% match, and must split the grant funds 50/50.
Green Ridge man arrested on drug charges after raid on home
Sep. 20—Investigators arrested a 49-year-old man and seized suspected crack cocaine and synthetic marijuana during a raid on the suspect's home in the city's Green Ridge section, Lackawanna County detectives said. Garmel Warkimba Carty was held in the county jail on $50,000 bail after his arraignment Wednesday by Magisterial...
From Nervous Start to Champion Status: The Journey of Demolition Derby's Pete Hansen
Pete Hansen, a respected name in the demolition derby world from Damascus, Pennsylvania, began his journey in the sport at the young age of 16. Despite initial uneasiness, he quickly got his footing, driven by his passion and the thrilling rush he experienced in his first competition.
Our comics pages are changing. Here's what you can read
Starting Oct. 3, loyal readers of the Tri-County Independent comics page will notice some changes. As tastes and trends evolve, the USA TODAY Network is refreshing its offerings. You may see some unfamiliar characters on our pages, but rest assured that old favorites like Beetle Bailey and Dennis the Meance will still be there.
Hearing examines available technical, vocational education services
The House Republican Policy Committee recently held a hearing in Hawley to discuss available technical and vocational education services. The hearing also discussed how to develop existing services into more robust programs, and the need for a centralized Wayne/Pike career and technical center (CTC). Testifiers included Keith Gunuskey, Wallenpaupack Area School District superintendent; Joann Hudak, […] The post Hearing examines available technical, vocational education services appeared first on Pennsylvania Business Report.
Honesdale dominates Tunkhannock en route to its first win of the 2023 LFC season
HONESDALE — After struggling through the first four weeks of the Lackawanna Football Conference schedule, Honesdale picked the perfect night to play its best game of the season to date. The Hornets wasted no time in taking control of this non-league contest with visiting Tunkhannock. Thanks in large part to a stellar performance...
Old Time Fiddlers to host Fall Fiddle Festival
Tired of ads? Subscribers enjoy a distraction-free reading experience. The Old Time Fiddlers will host their annual fiddle festival on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023. The event will be held at the Beach Lake Fire Hall, 1033 Beach Lake Hwy, Rt. 652, Beach Lake. Doors will open at 1 p.m., with music starting at 2 p.m.
Flood victims find relief at multi-agency resource center in South Abington
The multiple agency resource center for flood victims opened up at the Chinchilla fire company in South Abington today. They said they opened it up to a line of people and have been getting a good turnout. Residents are able to talk to local, state and volunteer agencies and ask...