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December 2008

1. A Very Cold First Night 2009 in Scranton

Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at 11:35PM EST
2. Woman Crashes Down Cliff & Into Creek
She was driving down South Sherman Avenue when she lost control, crashing through a metal fence and down the embankment. Her SUV flipped upside-down ...
Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at 6:15PM EST
3. Northumberland Co. Commissioners Demand Cuts
The Northumberland County commissioners have approved an $86 million budget for 2009. Along with it comes an ultimatum to county department heads to ...
Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at 6:05PM EST
4. Sunbury Funding Request Denied
Sunbury, Northumberland County- A million dollar state funding request by the city of Sunbury has been denied. The money would have paid for riverfron...
Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at 5:42PM EST
5. 600 Pound Woman Found Dead
STROUD TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY -- 45-year-old Wendy Kresge and her 73-year-old mother, Judy, lived at 1016 Ehler Street. Both had trouble getting arou...
Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at 4:51PM EST
6. Snowy Wednesday for Wyoming County
MONROE TWP., MONROE COUNTY- The snow came quickly and made its mark Wednesday morning. Some counties, like Wyoming, took on 2, even 3 inches. You coul...
Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at 4:16PM EST
7. Brothers Wanted for Attempted Murder
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Police in Scranton are looking for two brothers on charges of attempted murder. 24-year-old Erick Gamez-Diaz and his 34-y...
Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at 3:54PM EST
8. Municipal Building Grand Opening Postponed
The Grand Opening of the new Smithfield Township municipal center has been postponed. It has been moved from December 31st to Saturday, January 3rd at...
Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at 2:35PM EST
9. Hazleton's Joe Maddon Returns Home
After an impressive run to the World Series with the Tampa Rays, the pride of Hazleton, Joe Maddon, returned home to enthusiastic cheers Tuesday nigh...
Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 10:29PM EST
10. Man Robs Poconos Bank Using Lighter Fluid
BLAKESLEE, MONROE COUNTY- Police in the Poconos are looking for a brazen bank robber whose weapon was lighter fluid. The hold-up happened just before ...
Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 5:59PM EST
11. Mother Daughter Duo Steals Half Million Dollars
SWOYERSVILLE, LUZERNE COUNTY- Police say it was a mother - daughter team that swindled hundreds of thousands of dollars from a fire company in Swoyers...
Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 5:58PM EST
12. Commissioners Approve Spending Plan
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- In Luzerne County commissioners approved their 2009 spending plan Tuesday morning. The 130-million dollar budget was ok&...
Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 5:57PM EST
13. Water Woes Close Schuylkill County Library
ORWIGSBURG, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY- Water problems have caused a library in Schuylkill County to close its doors and there's no word when it could reop...
Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 5:56PM EST
14. Softball Team's Equipment Destroyed by Arsonist
OLD FORGE, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Police say the fire that destroyed a shed full of girl's softball equipment in Old Forge was set by an arsonist. The...
Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 5:44PM EST
15. Falling Tree Downs Power Lines
Williamsport, Lycoming County- A falling tree took down some power lines and caused quite a scare in Williamsport Tuesday afternoon. Neighbors say the...
Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 5:30PM EST
16. Carbon County Man Arrested for 16 Arsons
Investigators say he set the fires in March and April. Most of the brush fires were in Lower Towamensing Township. Cops say Swartz set the fires usin...
Monday, December 29, 2008 at 11:00PM EST
17. Contractor's Victims Forced to Wait Longer for His Sentence
Jean Shipe walked into the Northumberland County Courthouse mad. She had one mission: to tell contractor William Wetzel the pain he's caused her....
Monday, December 29, 2008 at 10:36PM EST
18. Fight Over Amulance Service in Mt. Carmel
Mt. Carmel Borough Council will consider proposals to replace American Hose Community Ambulance with another service. They've been around for mor...
Monday, December 29, 2008 at 10:35PM EST
19. Benton Area High School Student Dies in Crash
Grief counselors were at Benton Area High School Monday where a special tribute board is set up. Friends wrote heartfelt messages on a banner honorin...
Monday, December 29, 2008 at 10:26PM EST
20. Local Penn State Fans Head to Pasadena
Some fans already have a plan in place for game day! John & Peggy Lampman said, “We'll be loud and they'll know we're there and...
Monday, December 29, 2008 at 10:25PM EST
21. Scranton prepares for First Night
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY For the tenth straight year the city of Scranton will welcome in the new year with it's "First Night' celebra...
Monday, December 29, 2008 at 12:23PM EST
22. Kidnapping & Police Chase in Columbia County
The situation started to play out around 3:00 AM. Berwick police say it all started with a fight where one person was hurt at JJ's Bar on Second ...
Sunday, December 28, 2008 at 10:18PM EST
23. Fire Damages Monroe County School
Crews were called to the Pleasant Valley Middle School after flames broke out in the ceiling of a classroom. The blaze was contained to one room. A s...
Sunday, December 28, 2008 at 10:07PM EST
24. Deadly Crash in Columbia County
The coroner says Sophie Kocher of Benton was killed when her car went off of Route 93 in Orange Township and hit a tree. Investigators say speed and ...
Sunday, December 28, 2008 at 10:00PM EST
25. Break-In at Wayne County Beer Shop
It happened at Waymart Beverage on the Roosevelt Highway in Canaan Township. Investigators say the bandit, or bandits, disabled the alarm system befo...
Sunday, December 28, 2008 at 9:57PM EST
26. Burglar Unknowingly Stays in Luzerne County Attic
PLAINS TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY -- We've all heard about unwelcome house guests, but those seven days were too much for Stacey Ferrance. "He...
Sunday, December 28, 2008 at 08:40AM EST
27. Fire Damages Warehouse in Danville
Bright orange flames and thick black smoke filled the sky as the fire started to burn. Firefighters were just two blocks away when the blaze broke ou...
Saturday, December 27, 2008 at 9:30PM EST
28. Cause of West Pittston Fire Identified
The fire on North Street broke out just before 9:00 PM. No one was home and the time and no one was hurt. Investigators say the candle was left burni...
Saturday, December 27, 2008 at 9:28PM EST
29. Money Stolen From Salvation Army
Cops say someone broke into the Salvation Army building on Luzerne Avenue and stole donations. The thief got in by smashing a window. The break-in ha...
Saturday, December 27, 2008 at 9:24PM EST
30. Deadly Farm Accident in Lycoming County
SALLADASBURG, LYCOMING COUNTY - One man is dead after a farm accident in Lycoming County. It happened Friday afternoon at a home on Lone Walnut Club ...
Saturday, December 27, 2008 at 9:20PM EST
31. Newfoundland Fire
Newfoundland, Wayne County - Firefighters say when they arrived at the home there was heavy fire coming from the back of the building and the flames ...
Friday, December 26, 2008 at 8:17PM EST
32. Scranton Homeless Shelter
Scranton, Lackawanna County - The doors don't close for Christmas or New Years here at the Community Intervention Center in Scranton . The center ...
Friday, December 26, 2008 at 7:55PM EST
33. Holiday Returns/Schuylkill Mall
Frackville, Schuylkill County - As you can see, there was a steady stream of shoppers. Some people spent the day returning gifts, while others were l...
Friday, December 26, 2008 at 7:37PM EST
34. Danville's New Security Cameras
Danville, Montour County - Danville ’s police force is getting a helping hand, or in this case, some helping eyes, to watch for trouble downtow...
Friday, December 26, 2008 at 7:27PM EST
35. Shoppers Pleased with Post-Holiday Sales
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY -- Lisa Swanson of Sweet Valley says there's one word to describe the post-Christmas sales she found at the Wyoming ...
Friday, December 26, 2008 at 3:57PM EST
36. Shoppers Return and Exchange Gifts
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY -- Maybe you didn't need another sweater, or your grandma forgot you were 16 and not 6. No matter the reason, people...
Friday, December 26, 2008 at 3:50PM EST
37. Montrose Senior Center Christmas Dinner
Montrose, Susquehanna County - This dinner started in 2000 by workers at the Endless Mountains Health System. They saw a need after a number of senio...
Thursday, December 25, 2008 at 8:07PM EST
38. Bob Bolus Family Christmas Dinner
People who would normally eat alone for Christmas had another option today. Scranton business man Bob Bolus held a charity dinner for the 14th year i...
Thursday, December 25, 2008 at 5:37PM EST
39. Emergency Plane Landing
There were tense moments at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport this afternoon. The cockpit of a U. S. Airways plane in the air started t...
Thursday, December 25, 2008 at 5:12PM EST
40. Babies Born on Christmas
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY -- Erin Colleen Burke wasn't supposed to be a Christmas present for her parents, Becky and Bill of Meshoppen. Becky&...
Thursday, December 25, 2008 at 1:36PM EST
41. Working for the Holidays
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY -- For registered nurse Yvette Helmbold, her work in the obstetrics department at Geisinger Wyoming Valley doesn't s...
Thursday, December 25, 2008 at 1:30PM EST
42. Snyder County Won't Back Boscov's
Snyder County Commissioners said “no” to a $5 million loan for Boscov’s. They’re one of seven counties being asked to help sa...
Wednesday, December 24, 2008 at 5:33PM EST
43. Traditional Holiday Dinners
Many of you were out shopping for traditional Christmas dinner foods today. Kielbasa, halushki, fish, perogies will all be on the table tonight in ou...
Wednesday, December 24, 2008 at 5:30PM EST
44. Last-Minute Shopping
HONESDALE, WAYNE COUNTY – Some last-minute shoppers make it a tradition to buy all of their Christmas presents the night before. They say it&rs...
Wednesday, December 24, 2008 at 4:40PM EST
45. Santa Visits Montour County Shelter
DANVILLE, MONTOUR COUNTY -- Employees at WBRE and WYOU teamed up with the one and only Santa Claus to bring a Merry Christmas to children living at t...
Wednesday, December 24, 2008 at 4:29PM EST
46. Holy Redeemer High School To Honor Fallen Student
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY - G uidance and grief counselors were on-hand to help students at Holy Redeemer High School in Wilkes-Barre cope with th...
Wednesday, December 24, 2008 at 2:31PM EST
47. No-Cost Gift Wrap!
It's a Christmas tradition for many in Central Pennsylvania -- browsing the beautiful trees at Country Farm and Home near Mifflinburg. Keith Phel...
Wednesday, December 24, 2008 at 1:15PM EST
48. Airport Delays at Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport
AVOCA, LUZERNE COUNTY – Snow plows were the only activity at the Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport early Wednesday morning. Planes th...
Wednesday, December 24, 2008 at 1:05PM EST
49. Ice Causes Lots of Travel Headaches
Sleet and freezing rain fell across the region Wednesday morning, causing all kinds of travel headaches. Early this morning there was a 5-car crash on...
Wednesday, December 24, 2008 at 11:30AM EST
50. Well Known Holy Redeemer Student Killed in Crash
The accident happened on Northampton Street in Edwardsville around 12:30 Tuesday afternoon. Police say an SUV with three teenagers in it crashed into...
Wednesday, December 24, 2008 at 05:48AM EST
51. Man Accused of Setting Fire to His Mother's House in Court
Franklin Moyer was back in court Tuesday. He's accused of setting fire to his mother's house in Schuylkill Haven on Halloween morning. The tw...
Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at 10:57PM EST
52. The Night Before Christmas

Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at 10:21PM EST
53. Cherry Valley Designated National Wildlife Refuge
CHERRY VALLEY, MONROE COUNTY- A pristine part of the Poconos will remain that way, thanks to its designation as a National Wildlife Refuge. Cherry Val...
Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at 10:00PM EST
54. No Room in Budget for Officers
Montgomery, Lycoming County- In Central Pennsylvania, three part-time police officers in Montgomery will get the axe next year. Borough council overro...
Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at 5:32PM EST
55. Card Shop Robber Gets Jail Time
The man accused of brutally beating and robbing a baseball card shop owner in Montoursville was sentenced Tuesday afternoon. David Baney pleaded no c...
Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at 5:26PM EST
56. Sister Adrian Barrett will retire
Sister Adrian Barrett, IHM, will be stepping down as head of Friends of the Poor after the holidays. Sister Adrian, who is 79-years-old, founded the ...
Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at 1:40PM EST
57. Bob Bolus Christmas dinner set for Thursday
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY The process of cooking 125 turkeys got under way Tuesday as Scranton businessman Bob Bolus gets ready for his 14th annual ...
Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at 12:18PM EST
58. Dunmore Council Approves 36% Tax Hike
Dina Musko says, “It’s gonna be difficult, very difficult, especially for the people that are on a fixed income. I feel sorry for them.&q...
Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at 11:24AM EST
59. Lackawanna County Courthouse Evacuated
The courthouse had to shut down around 9:00 Tuesday morning forcing everyone out and keeping others from entering. The problem was an emergency gener...
Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at 11:00AM EST
60. Mixed Verdict for Alleged Terrorists Who Trained in the Poconos
FT. DIX, NEW JERSEY - It's a mixed verdict in the case of five Muslim men accused of plotting a Fort Dix terror attack. Several of the men were ac...
Monday, December 22, 2008 at 11:30PM EST
61. W-B Man Charged With Stealing Guns, Attacking Cop
Police say 50-year old Richard Mills of Wilkes-Barre broke into a pallet company earlier this month and stole the weapons. Sheriff Michael Savakinas ...
Monday, December 22, 2008 at 11:00PM EST
62. Man Pleads Guilty to DUI & Homicide by Motor Vehicle
SUGARLOAF TWP., LUZERNE COUNTY- A Luzerne County man has avoided trial by pleading guilty to drunk driving and homicide by vehicle. 25-year-old Kevin ...
Monday, December 22, 2008 at 10:14PM EST
63. Blaze Destroys Benner Amusements Building
It was a battle of fire and ice for firefighters in Middleburg on Sunday. A massive blaze destroyed a storage building that housed thousands of dolla...
Monday, December 22, 2008 at 5:37PM EST
64. Williamsport Armed Robbery
Williamsport, Lycoming County Williamsport police are looking for a man who flashed a weapon during an armed robbery. A robber with a knife held up th...
Monday, December 22, 2008 at 5:35PM EST
65. Recycling in the Trash
EAST STROUDSBURG - The poor economy has pushed the value of recyclables into the trash. Now instead of paying people to recycle some places are chargi...
Monday, December 22, 2008 at 3:26PM EST
66. Long Lines at Salvation Army
EAST STROUDSBURG - Hundreds of pepole stood outside in the cold and wind for more than an hour to pick up Christmas help at the Salvation Army. The li...
Monday, December 22, 2008 at 3:17PM EST
67. Census Bureau looking for workers
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY While some companies are cutting their work force, the U. S. Census Bureau has begun a recruitment campaign. The census wi...
Monday, December 22, 2008 at 3:10PM EST
68. Woman Hurt in West Pittston House Fire
Fire crews say Margaret Petrillo was in her West Pittston home when flames broke out around 8:00 Sunday night. Three other people were inside the hom...
Monday, December 22, 2008 at 12:08PM EST
69. Equipment Stolen From Fire Truck While Crews Fight Fire
Investigators say three saws were taken while Bear Creek Township volunteer fire crews were working at the scene of a fire and at an accident. &ldquo...
Monday, December 22, 2008 at 12:05PM EST
70. Teen Sentenced for Spraying Hate Symbols on Synagogue
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- A 19-year-old woman who admitted spray painting symbols of hate on a Wilkes-Barre synagogue went to court for sentencing...
Monday, December 22, 2008 at 11:46AM EST
71. Landfill helps families in need
TAYLOR, LACKAWANNA COUNTY Employees at Alliance Landfill in Taylor are, again, donating Christmas food boxes to local families in need. A team of volu...
Monday, December 22, 2008 at 11:43AM EST
72. Plow Drivers Getting Tired of all the Snow & Ice
"This last week, week and a half has been real crazy," says one PennDOT worker. He’s a 21-year PennDOT veteran who's used to plow...
Sunday, December 21, 2008 at 5:19PM EST
73. Republican Candidate for the Late Rhoades' Seat Announced
MAHANOY CITY, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY- The Pennsylvania Republican Party has chosen their nominee to fill the vacant 29th Senatorial seat. Dave Argall will ...
Sunday, December 21, 2008 at 5:17PM EST
74. Budget Cuts Not Hurting Snow Removal... Yet
Friday's storm left several inches of snow. We asked people if they thought the roads were cleared well. Marcia Moore said, "I don't thi...
Saturday, December 20, 2008 at 10:19PM EST
75. Retailers Trying to Make Up Lost Snow Money
With less than a week until Christmas, we found people packing in to Boscovs. They were snapping up sales as they were trying to finish checking off ...
Saturday, December 20, 2008 at 10:18PM EST
76. Talks to Avoid Strike in Lake-Lehman Unsuccessful
Teachers and the school board met Saturday afternoon in an attempt to avoid the strike - but word is those talks were unsuccessful. The stumbling blo...
Saturday, December 20, 2008 at 10:17PM EST
77. Three Hurt in Scranton Crash
The accident happened at Oak Street and Perry Avenue around 10:30. Two SUV's smashed into each other head-on. The three injured people were all i...
Saturday, December 20, 2008 at 10:16PM EST
78. Mail & Ambulance Problems in Noxen
Now the United States Postal Service wants to close that one down. Cathie Pauley says, "It’s been two and a half years. They gave us that ...
Saturday, December 20, 2008 at 10:15PM EST
79. First Big Snowstorm Doesn't Slow Holiday Shoppers
That meant only one problem for people like Paul Lukasiewicz. “Then the state came through and plowed me in again. So I just have to get all th...
Friday, December 19, 2008 at 11:00PM EST
80. Police Release More Details on School Attack Plot
The teenager is from Manheim Township. He attends Blue Mountain High School in Schuylkill County. Police say they were tipped off to the boy's pl...
Friday, December 19, 2008 at 10:51PM EST
81. Former League President Accused of Stealing
Hanover Township police say Edward Albert Jr. stole over $42,000 from Hanover Athletic Leagues. That league also includes basketball. Albert is free ...
Friday, December 19, 2008 at 10:40PM EST
82. Battling Through the Snow and Ice
Mountain Top, Luzerne County - From one end of northeastern and central Pennsylvania to the other it's one big snow covered mess. We've been ...
Friday, December 19, 2008 at 10:30PM EST
83. Stroudsburg Blanket Drive
Stroudsburg, Monroe County - They're spreading a little warmth this holiday season by donating blankets to people in need. They're doing it w...
Friday, December 19, 2008 at 9:45PM EST
84. People Plow Through Snow in Wilkes-Barre Area
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY -- Driving throughout the city and along nearby interstates, cars were slipping and sliding on the snow roads, while som...
Friday, December 19, 2008 at 6:16PM EST
85. Kids Enjoy Sledding on Day Off School
KINGSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY -- Dozens of students were thank for the snow that gave them an extra vacation day away from school. "Our Christmas bre...
Friday, December 19, 2008 at 6:10PM EST
86. Snow Shoveling Safety
Milton, Northumberland County- With all this heavy snowfall, it's important to take precautions when shoveling the white stuff. For the McNeal'...
Friday, December 19, 2008 at 4:40PM EST
87. Storm Slows Traffic in Scranton
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- The snowstorm that rolled into Scranton Friday morning slowed traffic and was blamed for numerous fender-bender type acci...
Friday, December 19, 2008 at 3:58PM EST
88. Possible School Attack Averted in Schuylkill Co.
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY- State Police say an unidentified 17-year-old Blue Mountain High School student was planning an attack of some so...
Friday, December 19, 2008 at 12:15PM EST
89. Major Snowstorm to Cause Major Headaches
For interstate road conditions, call PennDOT at 1-888-783-6783. For PA Turnpike conditions, call 1-800-331-3414. Please do not call state police. To ...
Friday, December 19, 2008 at 01:30AM EST
90. Plymouth Church 'Scrooged'
PLYMOUTH, LUZERNE COUNTY- Parts of Ebenezer Baptist Church were turned upside down as vandals moved through the basement. The pastor showed Eyewitness...
Thursday, December 18, 2008 at 11:42PM EST
91. Court Order Temporarily Halts Luzerne County Court Layoffs
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- Thursday a judge in western Pennsylvania granted an injunction by President Judge Mark Ciavarella stopping the layoff pr...
Thursday, December 18, 2008 at 6:28PM EST
92. 24 Jobs Expected to be Cut From Luzerne Co. Sheriff's Department
The sheriff and deputies handle inmate transports and serve warrants. They also help keep the courthouse and other county properties safe. The sherif...
Thursday, December 18, 2008 at 6:27PM EST
93. Southern Columbia Going to Four-Day School Week
The district let parents know through school board meetings, the school calendar and the district web site. And now that it's here, there are mix...
Thursday, December 18, 2008 at 6:25PM EST
94. Wegmans Expanding RSC Near Pottsville
CASS TOWNSHIP, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY -- At a time when some companies are laying off or even shutting down, Wegmans Retail Service Center is expanding. T...
Thursday, December 18, 2008 at 5:05PM EST
95. Daniel's Closet Open This Weekend
Williamsport, Lycoming County- A young boy’s inspiring idea is helping hundreds of people in Lycoming County. Now we’d like to introduce y...
Thursday, December 18, 2008 at 5:02PM EST
96. Lake-Lehman Teachers Set to Strike on Monday
LEHMAN TWP., LUZERNE COUNTY- In a union meeting held Thursday afternoon, Lake-Lehman teachers gave the go-ahead for their second strike in as many yea...
Thursday, December 18, 2008 at 5:00PM EST
97. Lycoming Engines Earns Prestigious Award
Williamsport, Lycoming County- A manufacturing plant in Williamsport is receiving a major honor. Workers at Lycoming Engines build general aviation pi...
Thursday, December 18, 2008 at 5:00PM EST
98. Midget Football Team Skips Trophies, Instead Helps Needy
DUNMORE, LACKAWANNA COUNTY A Midget football team in Dunmore has decided to use money set aside for a trophy to buy Christmas presents for needy kids....
Thursday, December 18, 2008 at 2:59PM EST
99. Luzerne Co. Budget Passes
Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County - There are a lot of unhappy people at this courthouse tonight and many others who are watching that have questions. But...
Thursday, December 18, 2008 at 12:38PM EST
100. North Pocono Kids Collect for the Homeless
MOSCOW, LACKAWANNA COUNTY Kindergarten and first grade students from North Pocono's Academy Street School are trying to make Christmas a little br...
Thursday, December 18, 2008 at 11:21AM EST
101. Leyshon Sentence
Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County - The four women could have been killed, no question. They were in a place they felt safe, getting their hair done for t...
Thursday, December 18, 2008 at 01:32AM EST
102. Wolf Run Village Groundbreaking
Officials broke ground on a brand new assisted living community for local senior citizens Wednesday morning. Developer Sterlyn May said, “We th...
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 6:52PM EST
103. Unemployed Man Offers Testicle On Ebay
Well, sort of, but the man who posted it says he is trying to make a legitimate point. He's a casualty of this recession, unemployed for two mont...
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 5:36PM EST
104. From Helping Others to Needing Help
PARADISE TOWNSHIP - Three fire companies rushed to a Pocono home Wednesday morning. They did their best to save the place on Timber Hill in Paradise T...
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 2:02PM EST
105. Toy distribution in Scranton
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY An agency that helps people in need is playing Santa in Scranton. Friends of the Poor began distributing toys Wednesday to...
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 10:19AM EST
106. Murder-Suicide at Lackawanna County Plant
Police say 59-year-old George Zadolnny shot and killed 46-year-old Deborah Bachak and then turned the gun on himself. They say the two knew each othe...
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 10:50PM EST
107. New Details About Wellsboro Murder
Police in Tioga County are releasing more details about a murder in broad daylight Monday afternoon. It happened at a home at 43 East Avenue in Wells...
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 10:45PM EST
108. Hugo Selinski in Court; Victim's Family Responds
Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County - The families say they have had it and want this to end once and for all. Selenski insists he is innocent, but the fami...
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 10:30PM EST
109. Economy Writes New Chapter for Libraries
Sheila Gabriel's secret it out. She saves hundreds of dollars a year - at the library. The Milford woman said, I'm just a frugal person, I...
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 10:25PM EST
110. Car Crashes into Utility Pole, Bursts into Flames
It happened along Laflin Road in Laflin, Luzerne County. Utility crews are on the scene but the road will be closed for a while as those crews clean ...
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 07:31AM EST
111. Another School Bus Crash in Luzerne County
It happened around 4:00 Monday afternoon at the intersection of Westminster Road and Route 315 in Laflin. That's where the bus collided with a bl...
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 06:24AM EST
112. Two Face Charges After Summer Hit & Run
In August both women hit Sharon Shaugnessey when she was crossing Wyoming Avenue in Kingston. Shaugnessey was hit by 3 different drivers that night. ...
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 06:19AM EST
113. Teacher on Unpaid Leave as Investigation Continues
Sources within the Hazleton Area School District say the teacher has been under scrutiny for some time as to his relationship with the female student...
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 06:18AM EST
114. Burglars Strike Local Church
A local church community is in shock after a weekend burglary, just 10 days before Christmas. It happened at the Christ Wesleyan Church in Turbot Tow...
Monday, December 15, 2008 at 5:20PM EST
115. Murder case heading to trial
A Wilkes-Barre man is heading to trial for gunning down a teenager. 25 year old Josue Faureles is charged with killing 19-year-old Christly Aristide....
Monday, December 15, 2008 at 4:30PM EST
116. Shipping Out: Pocono Post Office to Close
The Minisink Hills Post Office will close for good next month as part of a government consolidation plan to save money. For many its more than just a...
Monday, December 15, 2008 at 4:22PM EST
117. Pocono Toy Drive Goes Well
They were surprised at the outpouring of help from the community this year. Eyewitness News talked with one volunteer who explained why it's so i...
Monday, December 15, 2008 at 3:54PM EST
118. Second 'home' windmill goes up in Scott Township
SCOTT TOWNSHIP, LACKAWANNA COUNTY Another Scott Township family is turning to wind power in an effort to cut its electric bills. Harry and Linda Newbe...
Monday, December 15, 2008 at 3:29PM EST
119. Santa signs for deaf children
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY Hearing impaired children from the Scranton State School for the Deaf used a video telephone and American Sign Language to...
Monday, December 15, 2008 at 3:18PM EST
120. WATCH: Reporter Hurls Shoes at President Bush's Head
President Bush ducked out of the way of both shoes. The journalist is a 29-year-old reporter from a Baghdad TV station. Secret Service agents tackled...
Sunday, December 14, 2008 at 7:03PM EST
121. Thief Swipes Money From Tip Jar
WEST HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY- Police in West Hazleton are looking for a tip jar thief. Someone swiped the tips from Hells Kitchen Pizzeria Saturday a...
Sunday, December 14, 2008 at 7:00PM EST
122. Crash Closes Road, Cuts Power to Thousands
NANTICOKE, LUZERNE COUNTY- A car accident in Luzerne County forced a heavily-traveled road to close and it left thousands without power. Police say th...
Sunday, December 14, 2008 at 6:56PM EST
123. Flag-Removal Protest
The removal of flags from veterans' graves in the "Our Lady of Mount Carmel" cemetery in Nesquehoning has people angry. "Nothing sh...
Sunday, December 14, 2008 at 6:51PM EST
124. Man Flown to Hospital After Hazleton Crash
The accident happened around 3:00 Saturday afternoon at the entrance to the Eagle Rock development in Hazleton. The SUV was completely destroyed.
Saturday, December 13, 2008 at 7:03PM EST
125. Power Problems Linger After Ice Storm
Wayne County residents here were hit especially hard. PPL says about 29 families are still in the dark in Wayne County. 63 homes and businesses in La...
Saturday, December 13, 2008 at 7:02PM EST
126. PA National Guard Unit Moves to Berwick
300 Pine Street in Berwick is the new home of Apha Company 55th Brigade Special Troops Battalion of the Pennsylvania National Guard. Berwick Mayor Lo...
Saturday, December 13, 2008 at 5:30PM EST
127. Firefighters Battle Flames in Luzerne County
Three people were taken to a local hospital for breathing in too much smoke. There is no word on their condition. A state police fire marshal is inve...
Saturday, December 13, 2008 at 5:06PM EST
128. Prized Buck Killed, Stolen from Breeding Farm
WEST PENN TOWNSHIP, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY -- Mike Comisac owns the Big Oak Whitetail Ranch located here. He's still in shock, after someone killed his...
Saturday, December 13, 2008 at 3:30PM EST
129. Simmons Trial Deliberations
Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County - Prosecutors say Simmons is pointing the finger at everyone but herself in this case. In closing arguments, Simmons w...
Friday, December 12, 2008 at 7:10PM EST
130. Ice Cuts Power To Thousands
STERLING TOWNSHIP, WAYNE COUNTY –As of 6pm Friday, almost 12 hundred families were without power in Wayne County after the ice storm downed tree...
Friday, December 12, 2008 at 6:11PM EST
131. Albino Deer Shot and Killed
Benton Township, Columbia County- Shock and outrage in one part of Columbia County after someone kills a rare albino deer. The shooting has neighbors...
Friday, December 12, 2008 at 5:28PM EST
132. Pet Store Gets Eviction Notice
MARSHALLS CREEK - A Pocono shopping center continues to lose small businesses. The Marshalls Creek plaza already has three empty store fronts and it m...
Friday, December 12, 2008 at 2:20PM EST
133. WBS Penguins Welcome Back Two From NHL
Friday, Dec 12, 2008 @ 01:39pm EST The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-assigned goaltender John Curry and forward Chris Minard to the Wilkes-Barre/Scrant...
Friday, December 12, 2008 at 1:39PM EST
134. College students deliver gifts
Reported by: David DeCosmo WYOU TV News Friday, Dec 12, 2008 @ 12:04pm EST SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY University of Scranton student volunteers deli...
Friday, December 12, 2008 at 12:04PM EST
135. Township to reactivate Police Department
Reported by: David DeCosmo WYOU TV News Friday, Dec 12, 2008 @ 11:56am EST EXETER TOWNSHIP, WYOMING COUNTY The Board of Supervisors of Exeter Townshi...
Friday, December 12, 2008 at 11:56AM EST
136. Ice causes accidents and power blackouts
Reported by: David DeCosmo WYOU TV News Friday, Dec 12, 2008 @ 10:27am EST MOOSIC LAKE, LACKAWANNA COUNTY The ice storm that swept into Northeastern ...
Friday, December 12, 2008 at 10:27AM EST
137. School Bus Accident Injures 24
Reported by: Eyewitness News Friday, Dec 12, 2008 @ 09:48am EST LUZERNE CO. - There are several injuries after a bus and car collided on Rt. 940 in J...
Friday, December 12, 2008 at 09:48AM EST
138. Shooting Suspect Arrested
Friday, Dec 12, 2008 @ 08:37am EST LYCOMING CO. - A man suspected of shooting three people in Williamsport is now behind bars. Elijah Gayman was arres...
Friday, December 12, 2008 at 08:37AM EST
139. WBRE & WYOU Out In Many Areas
Friday, Dec 12, 2008 @ 08:31am EST WBRE and WYOU are not available right now in many areas because of power problems. If you have Service Electric Cab...
Friday, December 12, 2008 at 08:31AM EST
140. Wilkes-Barre Budget Draws Ire, Council Fires Back
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- City leaders voiced frustration in passing the 2009 budget. Four city council members voted for the spending plan. One ...
Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 11:40PM EST
141. District Investigating Alleged Relationship Between Teacher and Student
HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY- Eyewitness News has learned that an investigation is underway in the Hazleton Area School District. The I-Team has learned ...
Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 11:31PM EST
142. WBRE Eyewitness News AccuWeather Extended Forecast
HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY- Eyewitness News has learned that an investigation is underway in the Hazleton Area School District. The I-Team has learned ...
Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 11:30PM EST
143. Woman Pleads Guilty to Stealing From Fire Company
LEWISBURG, UNION COUNTY- A Middleburg woman pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing from a Union County fire company. Joyce Bingaman served as treasurer ...
Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 11:30PM EST
144. Northwest Teachers Scheduled to End Strike Early
UNION TWP., LUZERNE COUNTY- A 4-week teachers strike in Luzerne County is scheduled to end a day early. The teachers union announced Thursday morning...
Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 11:29PM EST
145. More Central Pennsylvania Graffiti
Police are investigating two more cases of racially-charged graffiti in Central Pennsylvania. Vandals have struck in the tiny town of Turbotville. Sp...
Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 10:36PM EST
146. Office Depot Closing Local Stores
Office Depot announced its closing some of its stores to cut costs. The company says it plans to shut down 112 under -performing stores in North Ameri...
Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 10:30PM EST
147. PA Budget Woes
WILKES-BARRE -- With a $1.6 billion budget shortfall Governor Ed Rendell says everything is on the table. A spending cut across the board, a hiring f...
Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 8:33PM EST
148. 12/11- Lovejoy Sent Back To Wilkes-Barre
Thursday, Dec 11, 2008 @ 05:47pm EST The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-assigned defenseman Ben Lovejoy to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the Ame...
Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 5:47PM EST
149. Obama Coins --Investment or Waste?
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY --Since Barack Obama's election, you can't miss those commercials trying to sell coins featuring the president-ele...
Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 5:41PM EST
150. 12/11- Pioneers All Go For 2009 Season
WHILE ARENA "1" FOOTBALL OFFICIALS DECIDE WHETHER THERE WILL BE A "2009" SEASON... WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON PIONEERS OWNER, COSMO DEN...
Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 5:31PM EST
151. 12/11- This Week in Penguins History
THIS WEEK IN PENGUINS HISTORY, WE TRAVEL BACK TWO YEARS.. DECEMBER 9, 2006... OFF TO THEIR BEST START IN TEAM HISTORY, THE PENGUINS STREAK OF 23-STRAI...
Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 5:29PM EST
152. Sanofi Pasteur May Move Hundreds of Jobs Out of Poconos
Reported by: Laurie Monteforte Thursday, Dec 11, 2008 @ 04:11pm EST SWIFTWATER - One of Monroe County's largest employers may ship hundreds of job...
Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 4:11PM EST
153. Rain in the Valleys, But Ice Continues to Build Up in Higher Elevations
Late tonight the ice and rain are expected to change to snow before it all ends tomorrow morning. To let us know how much snow and/or ice you have, ....
Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 4:05PM EST
154. Unemployment Centers Hiring Retired Workers to Meet Demand
Reported by: Laurie Monteforte Thursday, Dec 11, 2008 @ 04:00pm EST TANNERSVILLE - Sky high unemployment numbers means one state agency needed to hire...
Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 4:00PM EST
155. Luzerne County Teen to Sing at Walter Reed
Reported by: Kyla Campbell Thursday, Dec 11, 2008 @ 03:52pm EST DRUMS, LUZERNE COUNTY -- A local teenager is raising money for injured troops by sing...
Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 3:52PM EST
156. Toys For Tots Needs More Donations
Reported by: David DeCosmo WYOU TV News Thursday, Dec 11, 2008 @ 01:52pm EST SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Officials at Catholic Social Services in Scr...
Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 1:52PM EST
157. Court on Lokuta: 'Live, Die By Sword'
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- In 1992, a fresh face rose to the ranks of the Court of Common Pleas in Luzerne County. "The values that were inst...
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 11:40PM EST
158. 12/10- Peter Alexis 6'11" Sophomore
Holy Redeemer's Peter Alexis talks about the season ahead.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 11:19PM EST
159. 12/10- Pat Devlin Leaving Penn State
Penn State quarterback Pat Devlin is planning on transferring to another school and will not participate with the team in the Rose Bowl against Sout...
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 11:13PM EST
160. PA School Violence
WILKES-BARRE -- State Auditor Jack Wagner says state officials fail to check the accuracy of school violence statistics and are not making sure distri...
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 9:37PM EST
161. Woman Arrested for Donation Can Theft
PRINGLE, LUZERNE COUNTY- The woman who stole a donation canister meant for raising funds towards a sick child has now been charged. Surveillance vide...
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 6:07PM EST
162. Mother of Abandoned Baby Has Bail Reduced
A Columbia County woman accused of abandoning her newborn daughter waived her right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday afternoon. She faces a number o...
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 6:06PM EST
163. Santa On A Shoestring: Decorations Under $10
Since Americans are expected to spend less this holiday, many of us are looking to make the most of every dollar. So tonight, consumer reporter Jeff C...
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 5:50PM EST
164. Thieves Draining Gift Cards
Reported by: Jeff Chirico Wednesday, Dec 10, 2008 @ 05:32pm EST Many people will be buying gift cards to give out at Christmas. But buyer beware. Many...
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 5:32PM EST
165. A November Snow Piles up in Loganton
Wednesday, Dec 10, 2008 @ 11:13am EST A winter scene at this Loganton home as pile higher, and higher, and higher! Submitted by: Annette Hunsinger o...
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 11:13AM EST
166. Moon, Jupiter, and Venus
Wednesday, Dec 10, 2008 @ 11:04am EST A great picture of the moon with Jupiter and Venus in perfect view! Submitted by: Duane Morris on 12/1/08
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 11:04AM EST
167. Sullivan County Snow!
Wednesday, Dec 10, 2008 @ 10:55am EST A late October snowfall in Sullivan County leaves the trees and ground blanketed with a layer of the white stuf...
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 10:55AM EST
168. What is the Good Housekeeping Seal?
? Wednesday, Dec 10, 2008 @ 10:19am EST Everyone's heard of the Good Housekeeping seal. In fact, Eyewitness News airs 3 weekly Good Housekeeping ...
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 10:19AM EST
169. Police Standoff in Schuylkill Co. Lasts 6 Hours
SCHUYLKILL COUNTY- A 6-hour armed standoff in Schuylkill County ended Tuesday night with tear gas and a surrender. It started around 4:00 P. M. Tuesd...
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 07:36AM EST
170. Bailout, Bridge Loan or Bankrupt?
WILKES-BARRE -- The latest bridge loan concept for the Big Three U-S automakers consists of $15 billion dollars and the creation of a government "...
Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at 9:46PM EST
171. Judge Lokuta Removed From the Bench
Tuesday she learned the cost of those violations. Lokuta's attorney called close to 20 witnesses to testify in her behalf, and Lokuta also took t...
Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at 6:00PM EST
172. Lewisburg Woman Sentenced for Hit-and-Run
Lewisburg, Union County- A Union County woman was sentenced Tuesday afternoon for her role in a hit-and-run crash that left a local man in a coma. Tod...
Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at 4:57PM EST
173. New Charges for Man Accused in Deadly DUI Crash
Friends of 23-year-old Walter Anderson tried to shield him from our cameras Tuesday. The Lake Ariel man was slapped with new charges in connection wi...
Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at 4:45PM EST
174. Luzerne County Baby Death Trial Underway
In opening arguments the prosecution said Simmons used reckless judgment that led to her baby Xavier's death. The defense said she's a loving...
Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at 4:25PM EST
175. Clock Ticking on Luzerne County Budget Battle
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- Budget cuts and layoffs are creating a tense situation in Luzerne County government. The clock is winding down for the L...
Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at 4:06PM EST
176. Date for Special Election Announced
MAHANOY CITY, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY- A traffic accident claimed the life of State Senator James Rhoades and the date of the special election to fill his s...
Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at 3:52PM EST
177. Demand Continues to Rise for Area Food Pantries
HONESDALE, WAYNE COUNTY- Families in need in Wayne County got a helping hand Tuesday afternoon. The county's food pantry handed out more than 300 ...
Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at 3:48PM EST
178. Major Renovations for Selinsgrove Pool
Selinsgrove, Snyder County- It may seem way too cold to even think about outdoor swimming at this time of year. But that’s not stopping workers ...
Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at 1:50PM EST
179. Nesquehoning Flag Battle Continues
Father Anthony Drouncheck, Pastor of the recently consolidated Catholic Churches in Nesquehoning ordered all flags removed from local Catholic cemete...
Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at 12:12PM EST
180. Fire Damages West Scranton Home
Firemen said they found heavy smoke when they arrived on the scene. Flames had worked their way from the first to the second floor. The owners, Ed an...
Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at 11:11AM EST
181. Holiday Bureau Needs Donations
The Bureau, operated by the Voluntary Action Council, provides vouchers for low income families each Christmas. The vouchers allow those families to ...
Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at 10:23AM EST
182. Kerekes Pleads Guilty to Murder of Gay Porn Producer
By pleading guilty to second degree murder, Kerekes avoids the death penalty but is sentenced to life in prison. He did not get any other deal from t...
Monday, December 8, 2008 at 6:21PM EST
183. Surprise Guilty Plea in Monroe County
Mckinley Warren will spend between 25 and 50 years behind bars. He'll be almost 70 by the time he is eligible for parole. This ends a story that&...
Monday, December 8, 2008 at 4:11PM EST
184. More: Plea Ends 8 Year Investigation
Warren avoided trial and a possible life sentence. After he pled guilty the judge sentenced him to between 25 and 50 years in jail. For one investiga...
Monday, December 8, 2008 at 4:00PM EST
185. Father and Daughter Lose Home to Fire
Watsontown, Northumberland County- A father and daughter in Northumberland county are left homeless following a mid-day blaze. Flames tore through one...
Monday, December 8, 2008 at 3:22PM EST
186. Family taken for emergency treatment
PECKVILLE, LACKAWANNA COUNTY A family of four from Peckville was taken to CMC Hospital in Scranton Monday morning after being exposed to carbon monoxi...
Monday, December 8, 2008 at 10:41AM EST
187. Fire Destroys Home In Pittston
Flames broke out just before 3 a. m. at home on Parsonage St. That home is completely destroyed. At least one person living there had to be rescued fr...
Monday, December 8, 2008 at 09:33AM EST
188. Frigid Temperatures Cause Emergency Shelters to Open
“It's just too cold out there now," says ‘James,’ who is homeless and didn’t want to use his real name. He stays war...
Sunday, December 7, 2008 at 11:51PM EST
189. Local Veterans Gather for Pearl Harbor Day
American Legion Post 395 in Kingston honored victims of the attack by breaking glasses for those who have passed away. This event is a yearly traditi...
Sunday, December 7, 2008 at 11:50PM EST
190. Two Injured After ATVs Tumble Off Cliff
The accident happened just off of Route 247 in Jessup around 3:00 P. M. firefighters say two people from New York State fell between 20 and 50 feet a...
Sunday, December 7, 2008 at 11:49PM EST
191. High Profile Murder Trial Begins in the Poconos
McKinley Warren is facing charges that he abused and killed his 2-year-old daughter in the year 2000. Warren says her death was an accident. A jury i...
Sunday, December 7, 2008 at 11:48PM EST
192. Northwest Strike Enters 4th Week
Teachers went out on strike in mid-November and so far there has been little headway in negotiations. The main stumbling blocks are healthcare costs ...
Sunday, December 7, 2008 at 11:47PM EST
193. Community Gathers to Raise Money for Girl With Rare Disease
She's a 19-month-old girl who has a smile that can light up any room. But life has not been easy for little Daisy Sherman. Daisy’s mother D...
Sunday, December 7, 2008 at 11:04PM EST
194. Wilkes-Barre Murder Investigation Continues
Luzerne County District Attorney Jackie Musto Carroll said, “We believe the incident was isolated to that home and specific to that place and t...
Saturday, December 6, 2008 at 6:00PM EST
195. Man Arrested for Severely Beating Baby
Police tell Eyewitness News 32-year-old Christopher Hoake of Montandon was home without his wife when he beat his baby because he was annoyed the inf...
Saturday, December 6, 2008 at 5:50PM EST
196. Explosions Level Harvey's Lake Garage
The fire happened at 143 Grove Street. Rodney and Helene Wilhelm live at the home where the detached garage was destroyed. The garage was housing a c...
Saturday, December 6, 2008 at 5:46PM EST
197. Another Local Car Dealership Closes
The planned rescue is estimated at between 15-to17 billion dollars, that's far less than the 34-billion dollars they were asking for 2-days ago. ...
Saturday, December 6, 2008 at 5:00PM EST
198. Free Speech or Vulgar Crime?
WILKES-BARRE -- Joseph Decker of Hughestown has the message "If you're in America and can't speak English get the expletive out", on...
Friday, December 5, 2008 at 10:09PM EST
199. Stolen Donations
Luzerne, Luzerne Co. - The money in that can was intended for Zoe Lambert, a little girl with serious medical problems. This is surveillance video ta...
Friday, December 5, 2008 at 10:05PM EST
200. United Way Donations
Hazleton, Luzerne County - A volunteer for Meals on Wheels in Hazleton takes several dinners for those in need. She does this several times a day. He...
Friday, December 5, 2008 at 9:10PM EST
201. Christmas in Our Hometown: Tunkhannock
Eyewitness News is in Tunkhannock tonight for the "Christmas in Our Hometown" celebration. This is an annual event we are proud to be a par...
Friday, December 5, 2008 at 7:34PM EST
202. Sullivan Co. Food Bank
Eyewitness News stopped by the Sullivan County food pantry in Dushore. Those who run the pantry say many working families and older folks are coming ...
Friday, December 5, 2008 at 7:25PM EST
203. Bookbags to Afghanistan
A soldier is back home from Afghanistan , after serving up a special project to kids. Army captain Tom Meyer of South Gibson, Susquehanna county retu...
Friday, December 5, 2008 at 6:05PM EST
204. Carbon County Bank Warns of Phishing
Jim Thorpe National Bank is reminding people not to give out personal information to anyone asking for it over the phone or online. The bank has recei...
Friday, December 5, 2008 at 4:21PM EST
205. Former Cop Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Wife and Step-Son
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY -- David Turkos was a part-time Dupont police officer in March when his wife called police to stay he assaulted her and ...
Friday, December 5, 2008 at 4:10PM EST
206. Drug bust in Scranton
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY A Scranton man faces a string of drug charges after his arrest Friday afternoon. City police searched the home of 41-year-...
Friday, December 5, 2008 at 4:07PM EST
207. Fire Destroys Scranton Bar
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY -- John Ritter, Sr. says he's heartbroken, after the bar he's owned for 52 years went up in flames on Friday. He ...
Friday, December 5, 2008 at 3:47PM EST
208. Woman Sentenced for Killing Valedictorian
STROUDSBURG - A woman who killed a young man with a promising future learned her own future Friday. Earlier this year, Kathy Rogan of Saylorsburg pled...
Friday, December 5, 2008 at 3:37PM EST
209. Man Shot Overnight in Wilkes-Barre
Carlton Ayers told police he dropped his cell phone. When he tried to pick it up he says another man told him not to move or he would shoot him. Ayer...
Friday, December 5, 2008 at 06:22AM EST
210. Hunter Shot & Killed in Snyder County
SNYDER COUNTY- The coroner says a hunter was pronounced dead just before 6:00 P. M. Thursday in what's being called a hunting accident. The Game C...
Friday, December 5, 2008 at 05:42AM EST
211. Shamokin Animal Abuse & Neglect Cases
Not one, but two cases of animal abuse are under investigation in Northumberland County, keeping Shamokin police and Pennsylvania SPCA officers very ...
Thursday, December 4, 2008 at 11:50PM EST
212. Alleged Poconos Shooter Heads to Trial
STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY -- An East Stroudsburg man will head to trial on charges he murdered another man outside the Eagle Valley Mall in the earl...
Thursday, December 4, 2008 at 11:49PM EST
213. Lansford Priest First Disappeared, Now Guilty
Court papers show the monsignor had fondled himself on a nude beach in Sandy Hook, NJ. Park Rangers apparently witnessed the act and filed charges. T...
Thursday, December 4, 2008 at 10:43PM EST
214. Police Looking for Possible Child Stalker
Nanticoke police are not taking any chances. They know a suspicious man has been seen around a bus stop and here near the elementary center. The ques...
Thursday, December 4, 2008 at 9:56PM EST
215. 25% Toll Increase Coming to Turnpike in January
The PA Turnpike Commission announced a rate hike for the roadway. Tolls will increase by 25% beginning January 4th. For example if you pay 75 cents f...
Thursday, December 4, 2008 at 8:09PM EST
216. Helpline Now Needs Help
Helpline needs your help. The line is run by Family Service Association of Wyoming Valley. But unless the community gets involved Helpline could soon...
Thursday, December 4, 2008 at 7:50PM EST
217. I-81 Bridge Work Ahead of Schedule
Cars drive smoothly off the Moosic exit 180 on Interstate 81 north. But starting Tuesday, things could be a lot different. Drivers will have to exit ...
Thursday, December 4, 2008 at 7:05PM EST
218. Army Depot Gets Millions for Expansion
"I know what these - you know - the soldiers what they have to work with and stuff like that - get them back the gear in a quick and timely mann...
Thursday, December 4, 2008 at 4:28PM EST
219. One Year Since Hunter Shot to Death
Tom Vanluvender hunted with his son for years, but this year he's hunting for his son's killer. Someone shot Lee Vanluvender to death in Tunk...
Thursday, December 4, 2008 at 4:16PM EST
220. Sullivan County War Museum
From the outside, you can tell the Endless Mountains War Memorial Museum is a special place. But after one glance inside, even the biggest history bu...
Thursday, December 4, 2008 at 3:16PM EST
221. Medical clinic gets state grant
JERMYN, LACKAWANNA COUNTY The Mid Valley Medical Clinic in Jermyn has received a state grant of $200,000 to expand its services to uninsured and under...
Thursday, December 4, 2008 at 2:35PM EST
222. Worker Slashed In Restaurant Robbery
PITTSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY- Main Street was wall-to-wall cars when investigators say two men stormed LaFratte's restaurant. It was rush hour. The lo...
Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at 11:30PM EST
223. Snyder County Murder Suspect Pleads Guilty
The man accused in a Snyder county murder case entered his plea in court Wednesday afternoon in Middleburg. Travis Graham, 26, pleaded guilty to thir...
Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at 5:27PM EST
224. Robber Hits Store in Newberry
Williamsport, Lycoming County- The search continues for a man who held up a Lycoming County business. It happened at Home Blown Glass along Newberry S...
Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at 5:25PM EST
225. Wyoming County Theater Expands
TUNKHANNOCK, WYOMING COUNTY -- The Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock is one piece of history that's heading strong into the future, thanks...
Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at 4:39PM EST
226. Local Pearl Harbor Survivor Dies
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, WYOMING COUNTY -- The county's last living survivor of the attack at Pearl Harbor passed away on Friday, two days after cele...
Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at 4:18PM EST
227. Murdered Child's Grandfather Wants Justice
It took just about four hours to choose the jury that will decide McKinley Warren's fate. The East Stroudsburg man could face life in prison if c...
Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at 4:00PM EST
228. Donating Christmas Trees for Troops
More than 200 Christmas trees were donated from 17 area growers Wednesday afternoon. It’s all part of the annual trees for troops program. A ma...
Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at 3:50PM EST
229. Home and property vandalized
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY A Scranton man is offering a $500 reward for the capture and conviction of the person or people who vandalized his house, ...
Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at 2:46PM EST
230. Accused Murderer Speaks
Testimony in his trial starts Monday. When asked how it felt to be this close to trail Warren replied, "I'm happy to go to trial." It&#...
Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at 2:32PM EST
231. Operation Santa Claus continues at Tobyhanna
COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY Volunteers at the Tobyhanna Army Depot are continuing a Christmas tradition that dates back some 50 years. 'Oper...
Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at 1:38PM EST
232. Hughestown Man Waging Free Speech Battle
HUGHESTOWN, LUZERNE COUNTY- A red Dodge pickup has cruised to the center of a free speech fight. A bold, white-lettered message reads "If you...
Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at 11:36PM EST
233. Volunteer Firefighters Arrested for Stealing Equipment
CATAWISSA, COLUMBIA COUNTY- Two volunteer firefighters are facing theft charges. Matthew Cleaver and Colton Barrett are accused of stealing more than ...
Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at 8:19PM EST
234. Millard Gets 3-6 Years in Prison
Williamsport, Lycoming County- A Wyoming County man was sentenced after pleading guilty to killing his father and a friend while driving drunk. A ju...
Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at 5:24PM EST
235. PennDOT Worker Helps Toys for Tots
Montoursville, Lycoming County- Talk about a man who personifies the Christmas spirit. We found him Tuesday morning in Montoursville. Bill Craver is a...
Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at 5:22PM EST
236. Missing girl found
A missing Lackawanna County teenager is found safe and the man she was with faces felony charges. 16 year old Ashley Dito of Simpson was missing fo...
Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at 4:35PM EST
237. Fighting Bioterrorism from the Poconos
EAST STROUDSBURG - Experts are predicting terrorists will use a weapon of mass destructing within the next five years. The Blue Ribbon Panel says terr...
Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at 3:53PM EST
238. College Offers Free Semester
TANNERSVILLE - A local college is giving away free classes. Don Henning's full time job is to find a job, and pay his bills in the meantime. &qu...
Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at 3:38PM EST
239. Theaters will become a church
DICKSON CITY, LACKAWANNA COUNTY A growing area church will soon be taking over a building that currently houses a movie theater complex. Parker Hill...
Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at 11:50AM EST
240. New Money Laundering Charges Filed Against Dunmore Man
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - New charges have been filed against a Lackawanna County man, who's already accused of stealing hundreds-of-thousands...
Monday, December 1, 2008 at 6:42PM EST
241. Famous Playwright Honored in Scranton
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - A legendary playwright and actor was remembered Monday afternoon in Lackawanna County. Academy award nominee Jason Mille...
Monday, December 1, 2008 at 6:35PM EST
242. Former Bucknell Professor Guilty
Lewisburg, Union County- Former Bucknell University professor Jack Harclerode has been found guilty of possessing child pornography. It took only on...
Monday, December 1, 2008 at 5:47PM EST
243. Milton Rolls Out New Firetruck
Milton, Northumberland County- They're calling it "The Wagon." It's the Milton Fire Department's brand new 2009 pumper truck. Fi...
Monday, December 1, 2008 at 5:45PM EST
244. NCC Offering Free Tuition To Monroe County Unemployed
Northampton Community College announced Monday it is offering free tuition to those who lost their jobs due to the slumping economy and want to train ...
Monday, December 1, 2008 at 4:48PM EST
245. Deer hunting rifle season
Hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvania deer hunters headed to the woods Monday. It's the first day of rifle season. We caught up with two hunte...
Monday, December 1, 2008 at 4:34PM EST
246. Furniture Store Finds New Niche
EAST STROUDSBURG - As the housing market failed, less people needed to buy furniture. That's putting many stores out of business but not Rosen'...
Monday, December 1, 2008 at 3:54PM EST
247. Furniture Store to Shut Down
MARSHALLS CREEK - Bill O'Neal put nine years of labor and love into Durham trading. "Because I enjoy it," he explained. He designed the ...
Monday, December 1, 2008 at 3:48PM EST
248. Share the Harvest
Deer season is not just good news for sportsmen. Hunters who bag a deer can help feed needy families. The hunters sharing the harvest program channel...
Monday, December 1, 2008 at 05:23AM EST
  


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