Owner of Plymouth Meeting Mall claims it has been “ghosted” by Plymouth Township
The Philadelphia Inquirer published an interview with Joseph F. Coradino, CEO of PREIT, on June 4th. While the article, titled “Facing almost $1 billion in debt, Philly mall owner PREIT emphasizes strong sales and high occupancy,” focuses on the overall business of malls, there is an interesting portion about the Plymouth Meeting Mall and its effort to add an apartment community to an outlying area of the property.
Final farewell for beloved neighborhood dog
DUPONT, Pa. — It was a final farewell for a beloved neighborhood dog in Luzerne County. Every day for the past 4 years, Mellow and his owner Kevin have been walking the streets of Dupont. But Saturday was his last walk; Mellow has cancer. During his final walk, community...
Garden of Cedar opens in Scranton
SCRANTON, Pa. — Frank Dubas is the man who planted the idea along the 700 block of Cedar Ave in 2020. On Saturday, he cut the ribbon, opening the Garden of Cedar to those in the community. People are free to plant and grow produce in the garden for...
VUSports Q&A with Villanova softball commit, Maranda Runco
Class of 2023 softball prospect Maranda Runco is a dominant pitching talent. She was 19-2 with a 0.51 ERA, 14 complete games, 14 shutouts, and 6 no-hitters in 19 starts. On offense, she batted .640 with 15 home runs for Mid Valley high school out of Throop, PA. Villanova softball Head Coach Bridget Orchard has found another phenom. Runco spoke with me about her Villanova commitment and more for VUSports.
Hundreds attend Revival at the River
Berwick, Pa. — The Test Track Park in Berwick was host to the inaugural Revival at the River on Saturday from 1-7 p.m. Hundreds attend the day-long event featuring live music and bounce houses, along with tons of food and fun. All That Glitters band headlined a day of music that included Renewed Worship, Jesse & Friends, Taking Down Babylon, and the Torment Ridden Duo. Chazz Baker was the featured speaker, and testimonials were given by Kenny Conklin and Kiersten Renee. Attendees came from as far away as Pottsville to sit back relax and hear all the bands while enjoying food on the shaded beautiful grounds of the park. Also attending were many church groups from around the Bloomsburg and Berwick areas.
Safety fair held in Scranton
SCRANTON, Pa. — The Leaders In Training Youth from United Neighborhood Centers held a safety fair at Weston Field on Providence Road in Scranton. Families could participate in face painting and games while watching the Carbondale and Waverly Township K-9 unit demonstrations. "It's nice for them to get to...
Pride flag raised in Scranton
SCRANTON, Pa. — QueerNEPA, the NEPA Rainbow Alliance, and the NEPA Pride Coalition were among the organizations at the flag-raising. Many others also came out to celebrate. Scranton has been raising the Pride Flag every June since 2018. Check out WNEP’s YouTube channel.
Dirt Bike Stolen During Burglary in Delano Township
A dirt bike was reported stolen after a burglary in Delano Township. According to the Pennsylvania State Police at Frackville, the incident occurred at a home on Hazel Street between 7:00pm on Thursday, May 25th, 2023, and 10:30am on Friday, May 26th, 2023. An unknown suspect or suspects removed a...
Queer NEPA raises pride flag in Scranton
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Schappert wins Pittston Pride in Place grand prize
PITTSTON – The City of Pittston launched its Pride in Place reward program a few years ago with great success. This year, Cat
Wyoming Seminary Boy's Lacrosse Heads To The State Tournament As The District II "2A" Champion
KINGSTON, Pa. — The 2022 District II "2A" Boy's Lacrosse Championship ended in a very similar way to the one here in 2023. With a Wyoming Seminary win. A convincing 2nd half comeback to defeat Scranton Prep 14-8. Goalkeeper Quinn Kelly a big reason why they now have back-to-back titles.
Wilkes University’s annual Shine Olympiad
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)— It may be Saturday, but that did not stop students throughout northeastern Pennsylvania from demonstrating their academic and practical knowledge. Wilkes University hosted its 7th Shine Olympiad at its Simms Center. Students worked in teams competing in such events as the egg drop challenge, the rain gutter race, and the catapult […]
Historical society celebrates 10 years
EDWARDSVILLE, Pa. — The celebration in Edwardsville included a pop-up museum filled with exhibits the historical society has done. The popup also had a wall of notable locals, including WNEP's very own Ann Hayes Wideman, who was known as "the weather girl" in the early days of the station.
Mauch Chunk beach bus shuttle begins
CARBON COUNTY, Pa. — Mauch Chunk Lake Park, on the outskirts of Jim Thorpe, is a popular place to go in the summer. And thanks to the beach bus shuttle, children and families in Nesquehoning, Lansford, Summit Hill, and Jim Thorpe will be able to visit. Carbon Transit will...
Navy veteran raising awareness for veteran suicide
HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A local Navy veteran took to the Hazleton Area High School track Sunday morning along with some supporters to help raise money and awareness for veteran suicide. David Merrick, a Navy veteran, is doing the 4 by 4 by 48 challenge. It consists of...
Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway in Pennsylvania
- Enjoy a vintage train coach ride on the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway. The historic station in Jim Thorpe is where the rides depart.
‘The Brainy Unicorn’ introduced to Luzerne
LUZERNE — When opening their brand new shop in November, owners Michele Sherinsky and Cindy Kuhns envisioned Forever Bloom and Friends as a place for the area’s best and brightest crafters to call home. Two of the store’s newest “friends,” Gail Rauth and Amanda Reeder, were on hand...
Look Back: Plains Township resident killed at Normandy
Considering the era, John Thomas Frantz had a long commute from his home at 150 Chamberlain St. in Hilldale, Plains Township, to his job for t
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