CRIME & SAFETY
Teacher from Wyoming Area School District under criminal investigation
A Wyoming Area School District teacher is under criminal investigation. Uncover the details of this shocking case as it unfolds, revealing the allegations and potential implications for the school community. Stay informed about this developing story.
Driver captured on foot following 100 mph chase on Route 422 in eastern Berks
Oct. 2—A 20-year-old Reading man was captured on foot shortly after crashing a stolen vehicle into the woods in Exeter Township with police in pursuit over the weekend, police said. Victor E. Colon Nazario remained in Berks County Prison on Monday. He was committed there in lieu of $75,000...
Man arrested in Luz. Co. for murder in North Carolina
A man wanted in North Carolina on murder and others charges was taken into custody in Hanover Township. It happened Friday when a US Marshals Service fugitive task force took Victor Newman into custody with the help of a Wilkes Barre police dog. He was found in a home on Maria Drive and was taken into custody without incident. He was taken to the Luzerne County Correctional Facility and is awaiting extradition back to North Carolina,
Hazleton P.D. official ‘Safe Center’ in Luzerne County
HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — The Hazleton City Police Department located at 40 North Church Street, is now recognized as one of the official eight “Safe Centers” in Luzerne County. According to a press release, as of Monday, September 25, it was hereby ordered that the Hazleton Police Department is now recognized as one of […]
Worker claims defective warehouse robot caused his injuries
SCRANTON — A worker who suffered serious injuries after a warehouse robot malfunctioned is claiming the manufacturer is liable. Eric Hargrave filed a complaint Sept. 13 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania against Locus Robotics Corp. alleging products liability and other claims. Hargrave, according...
Police offer advice during string of car thefts in Forty Fort
Newswatch 16's Melissa Steininger talked to a family who woke up to their car completely gone and explains the warning police have out to others who live nearby.
Look Back: Hanover Township woman drowns when ferry boat capsizes
Tired of ads? Subscribers enjoy a distraction-free reading experience. A swollen Susquehanna River overtook an overloaded ferryboat transporting three automobiles and 16 people from Retreat State Hospital on Oct. 6, 1926. Annie Gruzinskas, 35, who lived with her husband, Andrew, at 120 Regal St., Korn Krest, Hanover Township, drowned while...
Scranton officers taken to hospital after stair collapse
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)— Two Scranton police officers were taken to the hospital after a reported stair collapse Saturday morning. Just before 11:30 a.m. Saturday morning, officials say a reported stair collapse injured two Scranton police officers. The Lackawanna County Communications Center says Fire and EMS units were called to the scene to handle the […]
Bikers for Justice Rally Outside Luzerne County Courthouse to Raise Awareness on Wrongful Convictions
Join Bikers for Justice as they roar into action, holding a powerful rally outside Luzerne County Courthouse. Their mission? To raise awareness about wrongful convictions. Witness their passion for justice and their fight against a flawed system in this compelling video.
Fentanyl found in raid of Scranton home
Drug task force members in Lackawanna County seized more than 2,000 bags of fentanyl Wednesday while searching a home in North Scranton. According to reports. Joseph A. Formisano admitted to county detectives during a traffic stop Tuesday he had fentanyl at his home. Formisano had been under investigation for several months for allegedly selling fentanyl.
15-year-old flown to hospital after ATV crash
HAZLE TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A 15-year-old was flown to the hospital after police say he crashed an ATV in Luzerne County. According to Pennsylvania State Police, on August 19 around 5:30 p.m., a crash involving an ATV occurred on State Route 940 in Hazle Township. Police say a 15-year-old operating an ATV was […]
Bloomsburg woman dies in crash in Luzerne County
BLACK CREEK TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE CO. (WOLF) — A Bloomsburg woman died in a crash in Luzerne County. According to State Police in Hazleton, the crash happened on Aug. 7 in Black Creek Township. At around 3:34 a.m., the 30-year-old woman was traveling west along Tomhicken Road when her vehicle...
Cain says Falls mayor, police chief violated campaign rules, privacy
Oct. 2—Former Niagara Falls police officer and the endorsed Republican candidate in this year's race mayoral race has publicly accused incumbent Mayor Robert Restaino and city police Superintendent John Faso of campaigning on public time while threatening him to stay out of the election or face the release of potentially damaging information from his personnel file.
Crews battle Avoca house fire
AVOCA, LUZERNE CO. (WOLF) — A house in Avoca was engulfed in smoke Thursday afternoon. Crews responded to the fire around 4 p.m. along Main Street. Main Street, from Hawthorne Street to Vine Street, is closed at this time.
Search for owner as dog abandoned at SPCA
PLAINS TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A search for a man is underway after officials say he abandoned a dog at the SPCA. According to officials at the Luzerne County SPCA, a dog was left tied by a bench at the front of the shelter around 8:30 p.m. The SPCA stated the dog was very […]
Wilkes-Barre man sentenced for selling cocaine
EYEWITNESS NEWS (WBRE/WYOU) — A Luzerne County man has been sentenced for selling cocaine. United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that 37-year-old Ernesto Richards formerly from Wilkes-Barre was sentenced by Judge Mannion for possessing and selling cocaine. According to U.S. Attorney Gerad M. Karam in September of 2022, Richards got […]
‘Skate for a Cop’ benefit raises funds for ill officer
WILKES-BARRE TWP. — A row of flashing red and blue lights lit up the parking lot of Skateaway Thursday night, as police and emergency personnel gathered to support a fellow officer and his family in their time of need. ‘Skate for a Cop’ was organized by local DJ Donnie...
Car crashes into home in Luzerne County
Nearly a dozen shots fired at SUV during Plymouth shooting
PLYMOUTH, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A Plymouth man has been arrested after he fired almost a dozen shots at a car during a confrontation on East Main Street Monday afternoon, according to police. Police say it all started just after 3:30 p.m. when a 911 call was made reporting shots had been fired. Police arrived […]
Another suspect apprehended in Nanticoke drive-by shooting
A second arrest has been made in connection with the Nanticoke drive-by shooting. Watch the video for the latest updates on this ongoing investigation, as law enforcement continues to unravel the details of this shocking crime.