Route 33 reopens after brush fire in Wind Gap area caused closure for hours
WIND GAP, Pa. - Route 33 South reopened Monday afternoon, hours after it was closed following a brush fire. It was another dry day across the Lehigh Valley, with wind that fueled the brush fires off the busy highway. Firefighters were called to areas off Route 33 in Monroe and...
Man allegedly leads police on chase after crash
POCONO, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Police say they arrested a man after he fled the crash scene and led officers on a chase. According to the Pocono Township Police Department, on June 3 around 11:15 p.m., officers were called to Barley Creek and Camelback Road for an intoxicated driver. Police say they arrived on the […]
4th annual Pocono Pride Festival returns
Stroudsburg, Monroe Co. — The 4th annual Pocono Pride Festival hit Monroe County today. Courthouse Square in Stroudsburg was packed with people and vendors, something Mayor of Stroudsburg, Michael Moreno couldn’t imagine when they got this started years ago. “You know, 5 years ago when 5 LGBTQ community...
Stroudsburg celebrates Pride Month
STROUDSBURG, Pa. — Courthouse Square was coated in every color of the rainbow for its fourth annual Pocono Pride Festival, a celebration of the LGBTQAI+ community and its allies in Monroe County. “Small towns actually get bypassed a lot of times in this celebration of Pride. And so to...
Greek food festival held in East Stroudsburg
EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. — A Greek food festival was held at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church in Monroe County. It's a way to fundraise for the church and share Greek culture and all types of food. "We're a small parish, I mean, we're less than a hundred families that...
Stroudsburg celebrates annual Pocono Pride Festival
STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A beautiful day in the Poconos brought out a big crowd for fun with a purpose. Courthouse Square in Stroudsburg brought out hundreds of people for the annual Pocono Pride Festival. It featured live entertainment, various activities, and food trucks. Resource tables were also set up to offer tools and […]
Brushfires along Route 33 between Snydersville and Wind Gap back up traffic
Fire departments from all over Monroe and Northampton counties responded to multiple brush fires along southbound Route 33 between Snydersville and Wind Gap on Monday. Southbound Route 33, was closed in the afternoon. Traffic was backed up for over 3 miles at that time. Northbound 33 was open and moving.
Crews battle wildfires across two counties
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Multiple crews responded to a wildfire that spread across two counties Monday. Along Route 115 in Hamilton Township, crews have set up a command center of sorts as they battle the wildfires. It is currently down to one lane and traffic is backed up for miles. Eyewitness News spoke […]
Nevada group says improper service should dismiss hair product chemical burn claims against it
SCRANTON – Due to supposed improper service, a Nevada beauty company is seeking dismissal of a South Carolina woman’s lawsuit that claimed using a hair dye product it sold caused her to suffer a chemical burn on the back of her head. Elizabeth Knoell of Pinewood, S.C. first...
Brush fires burn in 2 counties, close Route 33 Southbound in Wind Gap
WIND GAP, Pa. — Firefighters battled brush fires around Route 33 in Monroe and Northampton counties on Monday, prompting the closure of southbound Route 33 in Wind Gap. "We had numerous fires along [Route] 33 expanding miles of territory, and dozens of fire companies to assist in extinguishing the fires along with DCNR, the parks service, and fish and wildlife," said Leon Clapper, fire chief of Blue Ridge Hook and Ladder Company in Hamilton Township, Monroe County.
Pocono Garden Club to hold flower show
A tutorial on flower arranging and horticulture display preparation will be presented when the Pocono Garden Club meets at 1 p.m. June 13, at the Monroe County Conservation District, 8050 Running Valley Road, Bartonsville. The meeting’s design entry is called “Picnic on the Porch.” it would be a single table...
Nine arrested during DUI checkpoints
MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — State police conducted sobriety checkpoints over Memorial weekend, resulting in nine people’s arrest for various DUI violations. According to Pennsylvania State Police, on May 26-29 troopers conducted DUI checkpoints on various roadways in Monroe County. Police say the checkpoints resulted in 110 stops that included nine drivers arrested for driving under […]
Monroe County Teen Arrested for Making Nationwide Swatting Calls
A teen from Northeast Pennsylvania is in custody after police traced multiple swatting calls made across the country to an address in the Poconos then discovered child pornography on his computer. WVIA's Kat Bolus has more. Read the full story here. (Original air-date: 5/19/23)
The top 10 places people in Carbon County are looking to buy homes
Stacker compiled statistics about where people in Carbon County are looking to buy homes using cross-market demand and monthly inventory data from Realtor.com.
You won't be bored in Monroe County this summer | Something to Think About
Time flies as they say. June already, wrapping up the first half of the year. School days are dwindling down, graduations upon us, and so many celebrations to be had! Now that the days are longer and the weather warmer, there are plenty of things to do to fill up the schedule.
Monroe County Historical Association breaks ground
STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — The Monroe County Historical Association held a ceremonial groundbreaking for the expansion of the new Heritage Center. The center is located at the Stroud Mansion Museum and Library in Stroudsburg and serves as the headquarters for the Monroe County Historical Association. The expansion project will allow for a bigger space […]
Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for Monroe by NWS
Instruction: For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. The National Weather Service in Mount Holly NJ has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Northwestern Monroe County in northeastern Pennsylvania until 4:00 PM EDT. A severe thunderstorm with 60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail was located over Angels, moving south at 25 mph. Minor damage to vehicles is possible and there is a risk of wind damage to roofs, siding, trees, and power lines. The warning affects several locations including Mount Pocono, Tobyhanna, Gouldsboro State Park, Arrowhead Lake, and Pocono Pines, including a section of Interstate 380 in Pennsylvania. The hail threat is indicated as 1.00 inch, while the wind threat is indicated as 60 mph, according to radar.
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