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Poconos see hazy skies Tuesday afternoon. Here's some tips to protect your lungs
Skies are hazy in the Poconos Tuesday afternoon, with multiple fire sources potentially to blame. Canada is dealing with a series of intense wildfires that have spread from the western provinces to Quebec, with hundreds of forest fires burning. The smoke has traveled into the United States, resulting in a number of air...
Smoke from Canada wildfires blankets northeastern PA
EYEWITNESS NEWS (WBRE/WYOU) — A blanket of smoke could be seen hanging in the sky over many communities in northeastern Pennsylvania Tuesday afternoon. In the video player below, MaryEllen Langieri of Clarks Green explains what it’s like dealing with the smoke. Smoke from the Canadian wildfires to our north in Ontario and Quebec have caused […]
Former caregiver accused of abusing, stealing from 76-year-old
WAYMART, WAYNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Police say they are searching for a woman after she allegedly abused and stole money from a 76-year-old woman. According to court documents, former caregiver Terri Jo Hood, 56, from Waymart, abused and stole over $40,000.00 from a 76-year-old woman. Police say on May 1, they received a report of […]
Smoke from Canada blankets Pennsylvania
LACKAWANNA COUNTY, Pa. — If you've been outside Tuesday, you might be wondering why it's so smokey. It's wildfires burning thousands of miles away. Those wildfires burning up north are blanketing our area in a haze. There is a thick wall of smoke over Lackawanna County as far as...
Tractor-trailer turnover in Lackawanna County
SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — An entrance ramp to Interstate 81 is back open after a tractor-trailer flipped in Lackawanna County. The area has become a common place for crashes posing a danger for drivers. A tractor-trailer rollover snarled traffic Tuesday morning as the rollover happened off exit 194 in Lackawanna County near […]
Smoke affects garbage pickup in Scranton
SCRANTON, Pa. — Based on continued forecasts for Unhealthy-to-Very Unhealthy air quality on Wednesday, the City of Scranton will keep non-emergency staff indoors on Wednesday. This means refuse and recycling pickup will be suspended on Wednesday, June 7. They hope to be able to resume on Thursday, June 8,...
Honesdale. Amy Borove joins the Wayne Memorial staff
Certified Nurse Midwife Amy Borove has joined its staff of Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers (WMCHC). As a midwife practicing with The Women’s Health Center, Borove facilitates births at Wayne Memorial Hospital’s New Beginnings Birthing Suites. She will begin holding outpatient office hours in Carbondale at WMCHC’s new office complex at 150 Brooklyn St. in July.
Red Flag Warning issued for the Northern Tier until this evening
The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued the following weather alert:. ..RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR LOW HUMIDITY, GUSTY WINDS, AND ISOLATED DRY LIGHTNING IN NORTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA…. AFFECTED AREA…Fire weather zones 038, 039, 040, 043, 044, 047, 048, AND 072. This...
Beloved Honesdale tennis coach Keith Andrews announces his retirement
HONESDALE — Over the course of the past few years, Keith Andrews has become the face of tennis in Wayne County. A battle-tested coach with decades of experience under his belt, Andrews took over the Honesdale varsity teams in 2018. And it didn’t take long for him to inject new life into a Hornet program that desperately needed it.
Scranton's McAuley Center, a Shelter for Moms and Kids, Says It's The First in the Area to Open Its Doors to Dads, Too
The new shelter in Scranton is expected to be open for fathers and families this summer. The Catherine McAuley Center began in Scranton in 1979 as a charity to support women and their children and has grown to a housing program with locations in Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties. But until now, homeless fathers could not turn to the shelter for a place to stay. According to the Executive Director of the McAuley Center, Krista Murray, fathers had no place to turn in this part of PA. But that will soon change when the McAuley Center opens a new shelter for homeless dads and partnered parents and their children.
Memorial Day in Wayne County included 2 parades, Coast Guard flyover
Like communities big and small across America, Wayne County's Honesdale and Hawley boroughs marked Memorial Day with a parade and ceremony honoring U.S. Armed Forces members who gave their lives for the country's freedom. Hawley gets a jump ahead and has their parade on Sunday afternoon. Filled with small-town spirit,...
Pride Month in the Pocono Mountains
If you're looking for day trips this summer, towns in the Poconos are on a mission to increase gay tourism with festivals and other outdoor events.
Scranton Street blocked off; Residents asked to shelter in place
SCRANTON, Pa. (WOLF) — Police activity has a street in Scranton blocked off and residents have been asked to shelter in place. According to reports, the area of the 1800 block of Clearview Avenue has been closed off since 8:30 AM Monday morning. Reports came in of a man...
'Hoedown' for the Hollister family in Wayne County
WAYNE COUNTY, Pa. — It was a fun day at Grapevine Hills Farm in Salem Township for a hoe-down as people packed the barn with basket raffles, food, and music, all to support a well-known farm family. "Everybody knows the Hollister family, the Hollister Hill, the Hollisterville; the family...
Leaders of the Pack
CLARKS GREEN – Cub Scouts Pack 251 had its Blue and Gold Banquet, and Troop 251 had its Court of Honor at Clarks Green United Methodist
Lane restrictions scheduled for I-81 South
LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Pennsylvania State Police announced Monday there will be lane restrictions on Interstate 81 southbound in Lackawanna County on Monday and Tuesday of this week. According to PennDOT, there will be lane restrictions on I-81 southbound starting at Exit 194 (Clarks Summit) to Exit 190 (Dickson City/Main Avenue) in Lackawanna County to […]
Honesdale football standout Kage Southerton headed to Lycoming College in the Fall
HONESDALE — After putting up big numbers in Lackawanna Football Conference action as a junior, Kage Southerton was poised for a huge senior season. Honesdale’s dynamic wide receiver led the team in receptions, yards and touchdowns, then put in months of hard work in preparation for his grand finale.
Input sought to fix high-hazard Wayne County dams
Four earthen flood-control dams in rural Berlin Township, Wayne County which were designated as "high hazard" by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) are being addressed. A detailed draft plan listing alternatives for rehabilitation of the dams has been released for public comment through June 30. Heather L. Smeltz,...
Greek Food Festival in Scranton
SCRANTON, Pa. — A popular ethnic food festival in Lackawanna County is back once again. Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church on North Washington Avenue in Scranton is holding its famous annual summer Greek Food Festival. Food will be available for dine-in or takeout. The menu includes Greek specialties, such as...
Wyoming-Lackawanna Counties Dairy Queen crowned
Mackayla Quick, 21, of Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania, was crowned the 2023-24 Wyoming-Lackawanna Counties Dairy Princess in May at the Mehoopany B
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