CRIME & SAFETY
Tragic Fire in Jefferson Township: A Call for Enhanced Fire Safety and Preparedness
The quiet of Jefferson Township was shattered by a devastating house fire that resulted in the tragic loss of a grandmother and her young grandson. The blaze, which ignited on Greylag Street, serves as a poignant reminder of the importance of fire safety measures in residential areas. Despite functioning smoke detectors that allowed two children to escape, the grandmother's valiant efforts to save her family were not enough to avoid tragedy. The fire chief recognized her bravery, and the community now mourns the loss of two of its members, awaiting further details about the catastrophe's cause and the ensuing impact on the neighborhood.
Moosic police investigating reported armed robbery
MOOSIC, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Police launched an investigation after a reported armed robbery in Moosic. The Moosic Borough Police Department said in a Facebook post they were called to the parking lot of the Amber Indian Restaurant at about 8:00 p.m. Saturday for a reported armed robbery. Police say the suspect is believed to […]
Weekly Safety Report: Child Endangerment, Car Crashes, Stabbing, and Theft in Lackawanna County, PA
This week in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, several incidents occurred that raised concerns for public safety. These incidents include a child testing positive for cannabinoids, a car crash resulting in injuries, a stabbing incident, a missing person case, a vehicle crashing into a building, and a former police officer pleading guilty to theft.
Arrest made in Scranton ‘suspicious’ death investigation
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — An arrest has been made in connection to the investigation of a “suspicious” death that occurred this week in Scranton. According to the Scranton Police Department, around 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday officers were called to the 1000 block of Luke Avenue for a reported unresponsive woman who was in a […]
Teen found guilty in deadly Scranton stabbing
A judge in Lackawanna County has decided the fate of a teen for his role in the murder of a young man in Scranton.
Head-On Collision in Scranton Sends Two to Hospital
A head-on collision in Scranton sends two people to the hospital. The incident occurred on the Biden Expressway early this morning. Details remain sparse as police continue their investigation. Traffic has resumed, but stay tuned for more updates on this developing story.
Central Berks Regional Police make spirits bright with 5th annual Shop With A Cop event
The Central Berks Regional Police Department hosted its 5th annual Shop With A Cop event Tuesday evening at the Target in Exeter Township. The event, aimed at fostering stronger police-community relationships while bringing joy to families, proved to be a resounding success. Chief Ray Serafin shared insights into the event’s...
Packages, mail stolen from USPS vehicles in Wilkes-Barre
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Officers are investigating several incidents where United States Postal Service vehicles are being broken into in Wilkes-Barre. According to the Wilkes-Barre City Police Department, on Thursday, November 30, officers responded to the area of Lockhart Street for a report of a vehicle break-in and theft. Police said they learned an […]
FBI: Wanted Maryland murder suspect has ties to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area
(WOLF) — According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, a wanted man accused of murder from Maryland has ties to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area. Authorities said Brian Christopher Francis, 41, is wanted for first and second-degree murder, attempted first and second-degree murder and various firearm charges stemming from Hagerstown, Maryland in July of 2023.
Electrical Fire Damages Home in Clarks Summit, Occupant Escapes Unharmed
A devastating fire broke out in a Clarks Summit home early this morning, causing significant damage. The lone occupant escaped unharmed. Firefighters traced the origin of the fire to a first-floor closet, citing electrical issues as the cause.
Plea agreement in 2006 homicide does not preclude negative parole recommendations, appellate court rules
Tired of ads? Subscribers enjoy a distraction-free reading experience. The Pennsylvania Superior Court denied the latest appeal by admitted killer Mark M Ring, who claimed Luzerne County prosecutors acted in bad faith by submitting negative recommendations to the Pennsylvania Parole Board in violation of his plea agreement. Ring, 66, pleaded...
Police: Wanted man and girlfriend's trespassing leads to chase, river escape and delayed rail services
DURYEA, LUZERNE CO. (WOLF) — Duryea Police said they arrested two people on charges of trespassing, following a chase where a man wanted on multiple warrants jumped into the river to flee authorities. On Wednesday after 10 a.m., officers observed two suspicious people reportedly trespassing on the upper railroad...
Coat distribution in Luzerne County
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — The Back Mountain Police Association and Big Brothers and Big Sisters of The Bridge of Luzerne County held a coat distribution at Saint Aloysius Church in Wilkes-Barre. Kids could pick out coats and other accessories, as well as holiday stockings. Officers say it's great to be...
Scranton Police Department's Annual Toy Drive Spreads Holiday Cheer
Join the Scranton Police Department in spreading holiday cheer with their 17th annual toy drive. They're collecting new, unwrapped toys and gift cards for students in the Scranton School District. Don't miss the special event at Lace Works Tap and Grill to benefit the drive!
Importance of custody exchange safe zones
LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Police in Luzerne County are investigating a shooting that took place during a child custody exchange where a man was shot in the leg and suffered non-life-threatening injuries. State police tell 28/22 News the investigation into a shooting that took place during a child custody exchange last night is moving forward. […]
Holy Rosary School supports Shop with a Cop
Holy Rosary School families supported the Downtown Pittston Partnership by sponsoring a donation dress down day to benefit The Shop With A Cop
Man charged for placing hidden cameras on Franklin and Marshall College campus
Man charged for placing hidden cameras on Franklin and Marshall College campus.
Two wanted for questioning by Kingston police
KINGSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Investigators are asking for public help in finding two men wanted by the Kingston police. According to the Kingston Police Department, officers are trying to identify the men pictured below. Police say the individuals were involved in an unspecified incident in Kingston Borough and they were last seen operating a […]
Jefferson Township Police have new place to call home
JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Police in Jefferson Township have a new place to call home. Monday was the grand opening and ribbon cutting of this first-ever free-standing police station. The building is located behind the Jefferson Township Municipal Building. Township officials say they are excited the department is growing and can better help […]