Luzerne County Men Charged with Illegal Deer HuntingRanchersRidgeNewsBreak Contributor
EDITORIAL: Exclusion of Pottsville in plans to restore rail service to Schuylkill River corridor a disserviceThe Shenandoah (PA) SentinelNewsBreak Contributor
Gas, battery swiped from vehicles in valleyThe Shenandoah (PA) SentinelNewsBreak Contributor
Christmas performance set for this weekend in NurembergThe Shenandoah (PA) SentinelNewsBreak Contributor
DEP seeks input on how to use federal funds to fight climate changeThe Shenandoah (PA) SentinelNewsBreak Contributor
Deadly crash in Carbon County
CARBON COUNTY, Pa. — At least one person is dead after a crash in Carbon County. Officials with the Carbon County Coroner's Office responded to the crash along I-80 Westbound in Kidder Township shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday night. There is no word yet on what caused the crash.
Luzerne County Men Charged with Illegal Deer Hunting
Pennsylvania Game Commission officials have announced the filing of multiple game law violation charges against two Luzerne County men. Michael Terpak, 38, and Charles Olson, 52, both residents of Ashley, Pennsylvania, were implicated following a comprehensive month-long investigation that commenced in July 2023.
Man charged after stabbing in Hazleton
HAZLETON, Pa. — A man faces aggravated assault charges after a stabbing in Hazleton. Police say Diego Taveras-Corona, 36, walked into the victim's home near Grant and West 6th Street just before 2 a.m. Monday morning. Taveras-Corona allegedly stabbed the victim multiple times. Investigators say the victim was taken...
Damenti’s Restaurant plans Ice Bar to open Jan. 9
Tired of ads? Subscribers enjoy a distraction-free reading experience. Damenti’s Restaurant, located at 5 Bowman’s Mill Road in Hazleton, is thrilled to announce the return of its highly anticipated Ice Bar event from Jan. 9 to March 19, 2024. For this season, the ice bar will embrace a captivating “old-time wooden bar” theme, promising guests an enchanting journey back in time.
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...
Four LVHN Hospitals Rank Among Nation’s Best for Maternity Care
Hospitals received high performing designation for maternity care from U.S. News & World Report. Lehigh Valley, Pa. (Dec. 5, 2023) – Four Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) hospitals are receiving national recognition from U.S. News & World Report for providing high-quality care to new mothers and their babies. Lehigh...
Prosecutors lean on Jennifer Travinski’s drug usage
WILKES-BARRE — Hundreds of empty packets used to store heroin and fentanyl were found throughout the Larksville home of Jennifer Travins
Luzerne County Reentry Program hosts graduation
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A special graduation ceremony was hosted Monday in Luzerne County for adults on probation or parole who completed a program that helps transition back into society more easily. It’s a fresh start for the graduates who are now beginning a new chapter in their lives. More than 50 graduates filled […]
Small Towns Battle Rising Wave of Vehicle-Related Thefts
The quiet Ringtown Valley has recently been shaken by a disturbing wave of fuel and battery thefts, reflecting a broader trend of escalating vehicle-related crimes that have been gripping small towns nationwide. On November 27, an outbuilding at a local farm on the junction of Buck Mountain Road and Catawissa Road fell prey to thieves, who stole a tractor battery and gasoline, leaving behind a trail of property damage. An earlier incident also saw gasoline siphoned from a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado on Catawissa Creek Road. As the State Police at Frackville seeks public assistance to tackle these crimes, the community remains on high alert.
Protestors come together to bring awareness to teens’ deaths
POTTSVILLE, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — The bodies of teenagers Hunter Mock and Angelito Carballo were discovered in a wooded area of Schuylkill County in October. While he was never called a suspect in the homicides, Lamour Branch’s property was searched as part of the investigation. On Tuesday, protestors showed up where he was expected in […]
Frustrated Mothers Seek Justice for Slain Teens, Urge Witnesses to Come Forward
Frustrated family and friends of two teenagers killed in New Philadelphia earlier this year held a protest, pleading for help in the unsolved case. Despite police investigations, no arrests have been made, leaving the community desperate for closure and justice.
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 […]
PA Lawmakers join HASD in making plans for future
HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — The Hazleton Area School District is the largest district in Luzerne County. With the large student population, there’s also a large need for resources for its students. Exploring the past and making plans for the future. On Tuesday, Pennsylvania lawmakers joined Hazleton Area School District officials at one of the […]
Drug-Related Arrest Exposes Wider Crisis in Rural Communities
The recent arrest of Middleport resident Shawn M. Tobin has cast a spotlight on the wider crisis of drug addiction plaguing small communities. On November 22, during a traffic stop in Port Carbon, Tobin, a 37-year-old passenger in a Ford, was found with drugs by state troopers. In a shocking turn of events, he grabbed and consumed the substances before attempting to flee on foot. Although Tobin was quickly apprehended and charged with multiple offenses, including evading arrest and drug-related crimes, he was released on a $10,000 bail and is due for a preliminary hearing on December 19.
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...
STEM-project program SHINE gets 100 donated laptops
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A nice donation was made to the SHINE Program on Tuesday. SHINE is a stem project-based after-school program for grades pre-k to 12 in six school districts throughout Luzerne County. A donation of 100 laptops to the program by AT&T will help close the digital divide. A number of school […]
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...
Honoring local state police in Nanticoke
NANTICOKE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A ceremony was held at a Luzerne County High School Tuesday evening, honoring nearly 70 former students. These students now serve the state of Pennsylvania, and encourage many to follow their lead. A plaque was hung in Greater Nanticoke Area High School Tuesday, dedicated to all graduates who pursued a […]
DEP seeks input on how to use federal funds to fight climate change
HAZLETON – The state has received $3 Million in grants to develop a plan to fight climate change, and you can provide your input at a public engagement session this Thursday in Hazleton. The session, set up by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is one of five being...
Open Your Homes and Hearts: The Kittens Of jim thorpe, PA Need You!
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 jim thorpe..