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January 2008

1. Remembering Justine - Lehman Student Killed in Crash
LEHMAN TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY- A very sad and emotional gathering at Lake-Lehman High School on Thursday evening as hundreds were there for a candle...
Thursday, January 31, 2008 at 10:45PM EST
2. I-Team: Waste Authority Denies Right-To-Know
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- Access denied! WBRE-TV filed a written formal request January 21 with the Monroe County Municipal Waste Management Auth...
Thursday, January 31, 2008 at 10:22PM EST
3. Lake-Lehman Student Killed in Crash
LEHMAN TWP., LUZERNE COUNTY- State Police in Luzerne County are investigating a late night crash that killed a teenager. 16-year-old Justine Martin of...
Thursday, January 31, 2008 at 6:43PM EST
4. Big Sewer Bill Increase May Be Coming to Williampsort
WILLIAMSPORT, LYCOMING COUNTY- Imagine sewer bills three times higher than you're paying now. If you're a customer of the Williamsport Sanitar...
Thursday, January 31, 2008 at 6:41PM EST
5. Search Resumes for More Body Parts in Poconos
GOULDSBORO, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Police continued to search an area along a busy highway in the Poconos Thursday for more body parts and clues in a biza...
Thursday, January 31, 2008 at 6:39PM EST
6. I-Team Update: Contractor Defends Himself
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY --An update on an I-Team story we've been following for more than a year. Numerous customers in Luzerne and Lackawann...
Thursday, January 31, 2008 at 6:26PM EST
7. State Gaming Board Controls Mt. Airy Casino
PARADISE TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY- Dunmore businessman Louis DeNaples is following orders today from the State Gaming Control Board. DeNaples isn't...
Thursday, January 31, 2008 at 6:04PM EST
8. Two People Struck by Cars
GLENBURN TOWNSHIP, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Two pedestrians had to be taken to the hospital after being hit on the road. It happened on Routes 6 and 11 in ...
Thursday, January 31, 2008 at 3:41PM EST
9. Lack of Shared Information with Gaming Board
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- If proven the charges against Louis DeNaples could cost him his gambling license for the Mount Airy Casino. But the indi...
Thursday, January 31, 2008 at 3:33PM EST
10. Truck Flips into Woods
GOULDSBORO, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Another crash Thursday morning caused some traffic headaches in Lackawanna County. This one happened around 9:30 in Go...
Thursday, January 31, 2008 at 1:05PM EST
11. Catholic Teacher Rally
SCRANTON, LACKWANNA COUNTY -A huge rally was held on Wednesday by the Scranton Diocese Association of Catholic Teachers. They were out in full force a...
Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at 10:21PM EST
12. Care and Concern Clinic Is Now Open
PITTSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY-The "Care and Concern Free Health Clinic" is now open for business. Located in the former Seton Catholic High Schoo...
Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at 10:14PM EST
13. Children's Agency Celebrates 10th Anniversary
LYCOMING COUNTY-In Central Pennsylvania, a child safety agency- celebrated its 10th anniversary on Wednesday day. Safe Kids Lycoming County, celebrat...
Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at 9:09PM EST
14. Mardi Gras Williamsport Style
WILLIAMSPORT, LYCOMING COUNTY- The city of Williamsport is gearing up for a great celebration Mardi gras! The annual event kicks off on Thursday night...
Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at 8:37PM EST
15. Internet Predator: Dale In Court
One of the 6 men nabbed in the I-team's internet predator sting. Back in court today to enter a guilty plea. 20 year old Matthew Dale of Bear Cre...
Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at 8:26PM EST
16. Description Released of Woman Who’s Body Parts Were Dumped
STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY- There is new information on the woman whose body was dismembered and dumped along the highway in Monroe County. The coron...
Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at 5:39PM EST
17. How Did DeNaples MaKe His Millions?
Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 @05:17pm EST DUNMORE, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Louis DeNaples built an empire on trash. The Dunmore, Lackawanna county native is rep...
Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at 5:17PM EST
18. Woman Escaped Scranton House Fire
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- A Scranton woman is lucky to be alive after fire ripped through her home in the Hill Section of the city. The alarm from...
Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at 5:00PM EST
19. Lackawanna County Budget Adopted Without Tax Cut
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Lackawanna County residents who expected a tax cut this year are out of luck. The county officially adopted its 2008 bud...
Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at 4:41PM EST
20. Driver Plummets From Overpass
ROARING BROOK TOWNSHIP, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- One man is dead after driving off of an overpass in Lackawanna County. The crash happened just after noon ...
Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at 4:26PM EST
21. Ashland Fire Victim Released From Hospital
ASHLAND, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY-Investigators said they still don't know what caused a deadly fire Tuesday in Schuylkill County. Flames ripped through...
Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at 4:19PM EST
22. Lackawanna County D.A. Receives Death Threat
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- A Scranton man is behind bars accused of threatening the life of the Lackawanna County District Attorney. 27-year old Ke...
Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at 4:12PM EST
23. Body Parts Found Scattered Along I-380
MONROE COUNTY- Police in the Poconos have a grisly murder investigation on their hands after the body parts of a light-skinned female were found in tr...
Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at 10:00PM EST
24. Two Children Killed In Ashland Fire
ASHLAND, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY- The Schuylkill County Coroner's Office has released the names of the two children who died in an overnight fire. 5-yea...
Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at 7:12PM EST
25. Man Accused of Making Threats Will Face a Trial
TOBYHANNA, MONROE COUNTY- A Monroe County man accused of making threats at a business will head to trial to face charges. Chaz Wayne Johnson of Tobyha...
Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at 3:57PM EST
26. Accused Child Abuser To Face Trial
PITTSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY- A man accused of beating a toddler will face his charges in a trial. Investigators said 26-year-old Cody Quick of Nicholson,...
Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at 3:53PM EST
27. Freezing Rain Causes Morning Traffic Mess
This morning's icy weather is to blame for dozens of crashes all across the region today. In Schuylkill County a multi-vehicle crash closed part o...
Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at 12:10PM EST
28. Local Reaction to State of the Union Address
The state of the U.S. economy was at the forefront of President Bush's State of the Union Address Monday night. The president is reaching the end ...
Monday, January 28, 2008 at 11:30PM EST
29. Athens Student Win Science Competition
ATHENS, BRADFORD COUNTY-Alex Trebeck look out some students from Athens High School could soon -conquer jeopardy. Twenty-One Students were victorious,...
Monday, January 28, 2008 at 10:54PM EST
30. Trendy Zumba Exercise Catches on in the Area
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - “When you come to my aerobics class, you come in to a party," said Zumba instructor, Colleen Harrington. Zumb...
Monday, January 28, 2008 at 10:40PM EST
31. Hyder Keeps Prison Job After 3-2 Vote
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- Some call it a cloud of controversy - a lingering Luzerne County scandal that won't go away. Now a man at the center...
Monday, January 28, 2008 at 10:12PM EST
32. Thousands in Damage After Church Break-Ins
HUMMEL'S WHARF, SNYDER COUNTY- Cash, computers, and stereo equipment. That's what police say vandals and burglars stole from churches in Snyde...
Monday, January 28, 2008 at 9:59PM EST
33. Murder Suspects Make Plea Agreement
HONESDALE, WAYNE COUNTY- Two people charged in a murder trial have pleaded guilty and agreed to testify against a third defendant. Cody Steich, 18, of...
Monday, January 28, 2008 at 9:19PM EST
34. Number of Car Break-Ins on the Rise
WILKES-BARRE TWP., LUZERNE COUNTY- Broken into, rummaged through and taken. In the time it took to read that, police say some top of the line electron...
Monday, January 28, 2008 at 7:22PM EST
35. Company Shutdown Hurting Delaware Water Gap
DELAWARE WATER GAP, MONROE COUNTY- The clock reads 12:30 in the afternoon but the dining room at Doughboy's Pizza in Delaware Water Gap is empty. ...
Monday, January 28, 2008 at 5:08PM EST
36. Pennsylvanians Prepare for State of the Union
KINGSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY - The eyes of the nation will be on Washington DC Monday night as President Bush delivers his final State of the Union addre...
Monday, January 28, 2008 at 3:43PM EST
37. Restaurant in Fire Damaged Building Reopens
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- A popular downtown Scranton restaurant reopened for business Monday just three days after fire damaged a section of the &...
Monday, January 28, 2008 at 1:47PM EST
38. DEP Stops Blasting At Site Of New Wal-Mart
TAYLOR, Lackawanna County - The Collins Family in Taylor was forced from their home last month after blasting at a new Wal-Mart superstore nearby, rai...
Sunday, January 27, 2008 at 2:44PM EST
39. Tempers Flare At Private Community Meeting
LEHMAN TOWNSHIP, Pike County - A hostile scene at a private community in Pike County Saturday as a meeting ended abruptly when WBRE News arrived to co...
Sunday, January 27, 2008 at 10:14AM EST
40. Three Communities affected by Water Main Break
Three communities in Lackawanna county are feeling the affects of a water main break Sunday morning. Pennsylvania American Water tells us a 10 inch wa...
Sunday, January 27, 2008 at 10:07AM EST
41. Nanticoke MRSA Case
A Luzerne county school district is reporting a case of MRSA. MRSA is a highly contagious bacteria that is resistant to most antibiotics. The Nanticok...
Saturday, January 26, 2008 at 9:34PM EST
42. Pine Ridge Community Meeting
Tempers flared at a meeting today inside a private gated community in the Pocono’s. The meeting ended abruptly when WBRE News arrived to cover t...
Saturday, January 26, 2008 at 9:26PM EST
43. Businesses Clean-Up After Scranton Inferno
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - More than 24 hours after a major fire in downtown Scranton, fire crews were back at the scene of the industrial building...
Saturday, January 26, 2008 at 9:22PM EST
44. Autopsies Finished on Luzerne County Murder Victims
RICE TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY - The autopsies on two murder victims in Luzerne County took place Saturday morning and the coroner says both people die...
Saturday, January 26, 2008 at 9:16PM EST
45. Water Main Break in Scranton
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - Some people who live in Lackawanna County have their water back on Saturday night, after a water main break disrupted se...
Saturday, January 26, 2008 at 9:13PM EST
46. Mother Charged for Giving Teenagers Alcohol
FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, SYNDER COUNTY - A central Pennsylvania woman is in hot water, accused of giving alcohol to minors in Snyder County. State Police sa...
Saturday, January 26, 2008 at 9:08PM EST
47. Weakley Confesses, Will Tesitfy Against Hugo Selenski
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- There was a dramatic turn of events Friday in a high profile double murder case in Luzerne County. The case has captured...
Friday, January 25, 2008 at 10:26PM EST
48. Double Murder Suspect Says Relations With Son, Wife Were Strained
RICE TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY- Autopsies have been scheduled for 9:00 A.M. Saturday to determine an exact cause of death in the brutal homicides of Ma...
Friday, January 25, 2008 at 9:52PM EST
49. Firefighters Battle Large Blaze in Downtown Scranton
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Fire crews were on the scene of a huge, smoky downtown Scranton fire much of Friday. It started around 8:30 Friday morni...
Friday, January 25, 2008 at 8:26PM EST
50. New Developments In Triple Fatal Fire
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- There are new questions surrounding Thursday morning’s triple fatal fire in Wilkes-Barre. Several sources tell WBR...
Friday, January 25, 2008 at 6:36PM EST
51. Pike County Community Security Staff Fired?
Friday, Jan 25, 2008 @06:00pm EST LEHMAN TOWNSHIP, PIKE COUNTY - What started as a protest of increasing health care costs seems to have spiraled out ...
Friday, January 25, 2008 at 6:00PM EST
52. Lock Haven Hospital Receives Facelift
LOCK HAVEN, CLINTON COUNTY- A major upgrade at Lock Haven Hospital is aimed at adding comfort and convenience for patients that are there for extended...
Friday, January 25, 2008 at 5:30PM EST
53. Vacant Berwick Apartment Fire Called Suspicious
BERWICK, COLUMBIA COUNTY- Seven people who called a Berwick apartment building home now need a new place to live after a suspicious fire. Police tape ...
Friday, January 25, 2008 at 11:13AM EST
54. Burglary Suspect Caught
BUTLER TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY- Police are trying to determine if a woman at the wheel of a stolen car is to blame for a pair of Luzerne County burg...
Friday, January 25, 2008 at 11:04AM EST
55. Emotions Swell At Scene of Triple-Fatal Fire
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- Emotions swelled outside 522 South Franklin Street. Hugs were exchanged. Messages were left. Tears were shed. The Luzer...
Thursday, January 24, 2008 at 11:52PM EST
56. Myles Davis Preliminary
MONROE COUNTY- Myles Davis in court Thursday in Monroe county. He's accused of running over and killing Robert Monaco in July. It happened after M...
Thursday, January 24, 2008 at 10:03PM EST
57. Section 8 Housing On Hold In Lycoming County
LYCOMING COUNTY-The Lycoming County Housing Authority says it doesn't want to give people false hope about section 8 housing. So many people are n...
Thursday, January 24, 2008 at 9:55PM EST
58. Man, Two Children Killed in W-B Fire
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- The fire in a Wilkes-Barre apartment building killed a father and two small children. Emotions ran high as neighbors wat...
Thursday, January 24, 2008 at 6:30PM EST
59. 55-Year-Old Man Dies in 2nd Luzerne Co. Fire
DURYEA, LUZERNE COUNTY- A smoky fire in Duryea claimed the live of one man early Thursday morning and two emergency responders were involved in an acc...
Thursday, January 24, 2008 at 6:25PM EST
60. Body Exhumed in Schuylkill Haven
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN- He died 22 years ago and today State Police took steps to find out why. 13-year-old David Reed's body was found in the woods out...
Thursday, January 24, 2008 at 6:18PM EST
61. Exclusive: State Suing Weight Loss Center
HARRISBURG, DAUPHIN COUNTY – Late Thursday the state's top prosecutor filed a lawsuit claiming a popular weight loss company ripped customer...
Thursday, January 24, 2008 at 5:28PM EST
62. Accused Fatal Hit and Run Driver in Court
POCONO PINES - A teenager accused in a deadly hit and crash was in court today. Myles Davis kept quiet as he headed into a court hearing Thursday. But...
Thursday, January 24, 2008 at 5:17PM EST
63. Funeral Plans Announced for Fallen Soldier
HANCOCK, NEW YORK- Funeral plans have been set to remember a fallen soldier from New York State. Staff Sergeant Justin Whiting, 27, died Saturday in ...
Thursday, January 24, 2008 at 4:49PM EST
64. Insurance Claim Filed for Pavilion Roof Collapse
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- The new Lackawanna County Commissioners are going to put in a claim to recoup the money it spent to repair the roof of t...
Thursday, January 24, 2008 at 4:42PM EST
65. Man Files False Carjacking Report
DUNMORE, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- A Scranton man is facing charges accused of making false reports to the police. Investigators said 26-year-old Carlos Rea...
Thursday, January 24, 2008 at 4:35PM EST
66. Child Sex Abuser Sentenced
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- A Carbondale man is heading to prison for sexually abusing a young girl. Roy Traina, 26, pleaded guilty in Lackawanna Co...
Thursday, January 24, 2008 at 4:27PM EST
67. Media Criticized For Investigation Into Felon Authority Head
TUNKHANNOCK TOWNSHIP- Glaring inconsistencies are emerging from different sides over the hiring of an agency leader in Monroe County. Meanwhile, it w...
Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at 11:50PM EST
68. Area Children Presented with Brand New Bikes
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY-Some area children are wishing for some nice bicycle riding weather now that they have brand new bikes. WBRE News stoppin...
Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at 10:16PM EST
69. Mayor of Wyalusing Passes Away
WYALUSING, BRADFORD COUNTY- A sad day for many people in Bradford County, as the Mayor of Wyalusing passes away. Barbara "Bobbi" Lord, died ...
Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at 9:52PM EST
70. Cookin' For Justin"
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2008 @09:03pm EST MONTGOMERY, LYCOMING COUNTY- Montgomery Area School Sistrict 11th graders Bobby Hoover and Drew Tompkins needed t...
Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at 9:03PM EST
71. New Voting Machines Tried Out
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Commissioners in Lackawanna County having new voting machines on their minds. Officials began asking the public what typ...
Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at 5:53PM EST
72. Wyalusing Mayor Dies
WYALUSING, BRADFORD COUNTY- Mayor Barbara Bobbi Lord has passed away. Lord was elected mayor in 2005 without opposition. She had been battling cancer ...
Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at 5:37PM EST
73. Sam Guesto Says He's Stepping Down
WILKES-BARRE, Luzerne County - Another high ranking Luzerne County Official is on his way out. Chief Clerk/County Manager Sam Guesto says he's say...
Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at 5:28PM EST
74. Honesdale Downtown Gets New Traffic Patterns
HONESDALE, WAYNE COUNTY- A major bridge construction project is moving forward in Wayne County. The work is having an effect on local and regional tr...
Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at 5:25PM EST
75. Teenager Dies in I-80 Crash
POCONO TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY- Police in Monroe County are investigating a fatal car accident that took the life of a teenager. 18-year-old Amanda Ga...
Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at 5:03PM EST
76. Interstate 80 Toll Hearing
STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY - Pennsylvania has a plan that would put ten toll booths along Interstate 80. Some officials say it would bring in about 80...
Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at 5:01PM EST
77. Abandoned Butcher Building Goes up in Flames
SHAMOKIN TOWNSHIP, NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY- Crews from ten different fire departments battled a blaze in Shamokin Township Wednesday morning. Firefight...
Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at 4:55PM EST
78. Monroe County Bank Robbed
BROADHEADSVILLE, MONROE COUNTY- Police in Monroe County are looking for a suspect after a bank robbery in the Poconos. The heist happened around 2:00 ...
Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at 4:49PM EST
79. Black Ice to Blame for Morning Rollover
CANAAN TOWNSHIP, WAYNE COUNTY-An unidentified woman is recovering after crashing her car in Wayne County. The crash happened around 9:30 Wednesday mor...
Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at 4:43PM EST
80. Missing Teen Found After Extensive Search
EDWARDSVILLE-LARKSVILLE, LUZERNE COUNTY- Jacob Clarke, a 15-year-old Autistic teenager who was missing for several hours on Tuesday, has been found. A...
Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at 10:38PM EST
81. Danville School District Support Staff Reach Tentative Agreement
DANVILLE, MONTOUR COUNTY- Classes will be held Thursday in the Danville area school district. Support staff workers and school board reached a tentati...
Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at 10:18PM EST
82. Weatherly Fire Crews Battle Fire and Ice
WEATHERLY, CARBON COUNTY Fire crews on the move in Weatherly. A number of people are without a place to stay . Crews were called to the 300 block of s...
Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at 10:12PM EST
83. Accidents Keep Police in Schuylkill and Luzerne Counties Busy
WEST BRUNSWICK, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY- A bizarre crash in the area of Deer Lake, West Brunswick, Schuylkill county--involving four vehicles. It happened a...
Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at 9:31PM EST
84. I-Team: 'Best' Applicant Had Felony Conviction
BLAKESLEE, MONROE COUNTY- Out of 24 applicants, James R. Lambert, Sr., the man with the felony conviction on his record, was the best candidate for t...
Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at 6:48PM EST
85. White supremacy group posts fliers in Wilkes-Barre
They seemed to promote something positive but the group that posted them preaches anything but a positive message. Fliers posted in a Wilkes-Barre ne...
Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at 5:48PM EST
86. Stock market woes affecting NEPA
We asked a local expert about how Tuesday morning’s stock market troubles could directly affect us here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Northeast...
Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at 5:41PM EST
87. Secure no More
LEHMAN TOWNSHIP, PIKE COUNTY - WBRE News visited the Pine Ridge community in Pike County to find out what happened to its security staff. No officials...
Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at 5:00PM EST
88. New Developments in A & B Fuel Bankruptcy Case
HONESDALE, WAYNE COUNTY- Hundreds of people say they paid for oil from a Wayne County fuel company and never received it. The company's lawyers we...
Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at 12:21PM EST
89. Man Sentenced for Fatal DUI Crash
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- A Hunlock Creek man was sentenced to prison today in connection with a fatal Wilkes-Barre crash that happened back in Ap...
Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at 12:13PM EST
90. Deadly Crash in Schuylkill County
TREMONT TWP., SCHUYLKILL COUNTY- State police are investigating a crash that killed 1-man and injured another. It happened around 3:30 this morning in...
Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at 12:12PM EST
91. Cows Killed in Dairy Farm Barn Fire
GILLET, BRADFORD COUNTY- Fire crews were on the scene of a barn fire in Bradford County for hours this morning that shut down the Berwick Turnpike and...
Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at 12:02PM EST
92. Tamaqua Man Hit While Unloading Groceries
TAMAQUA, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY- A man loses his leg after being hit by a car while unloading groceries early this morning. It happened at Spruce and Hunte...
Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at 11:47AM EST
93. No School Again Tuesday at Danville Area
DANVILLE, MONTOUR COUNTY- No classes again Tuesday in the Danville Area School District because of a strike by the support staff. It was a cold day on...
Monday, January 21, 2008 at 8:04PM EST
94. Jersey Shore Fire Leaves 8 Homeless
JERSEY SHORE, LYCOMING COUNTY- Eight people are homeless after an early morning fire. Flames destroyed a single family home at 566 High Street in Jers...
Monday, January 21, 2008 at 8:03PM EST
95. I-Team: James R. Lambert: Convicted Felon, Head of Authority
BLAKESLEE, MONROE COUNTY- A man who admitted to funneling taxpayer money into his pockets by pleading guilty to corruption-related charges two years a...
Monday, January 21, 2008 at 7:53PM EST
96. W-B Fire Forces Several Out into the Cold
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- Several people were forced from their home Monday morning in Wilkes-Barre. A fire broke out in a house on Columbus Stree...
Monday, January 21, 2008 at 7:52PM EST
97. College Students Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY - More than 100 students and community members came together Monday morning to remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Stude...
Monday, January 21, 2008 at 6:20PM EST
98. PA Green Report for Monday, January 21
In this cold weather, heating is a major expense for many households. It also accounts for about 56% of the energy used inside a home. That's why ...
Monday, January 21, 2008 at 6:15PM EST
99. Carbon monoxide dectectors in hotels
Last week’s carbon monoxide death in an Allentown area hotel revealed no carbon monoxide detectors were installed. State law does not require h...
Monday, January 21, 2008 at 5:58PM EST
100. Leaky Roof Troubles Valley View High School
ARCHBALD, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- A leaky roof is causing both problems and expenses for the Valley View School District. Buckets are being used outside a ...
Monday, January 21, 2008 at 2:43PM EST
101. Classes Cancelled Monday in the Danville School District
DANVILLE, MONTOUR COUNTY - More than 135 cafeteria workers, custodians, secretaries and maintenance workers will hit the picket lines in Danville Mond...
Sunday, January 20, 2008 at 9:39PM EST
102. Remembering the Knox Mine Disaster
PORT GRIFFITH, LUZERNE COUNTY - Dozens of people in Luzerne County spent Sunday remembering a tragic event that virtually ended deep coal mining in No...
Sunday, January 20, 2008 at 9:31PM EST
103. Carjacking Investigation in Dunmore
DUNMORE, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - Police in Dunmore say they are investigating a Sunday morning carjacking. It happened around 2:00 AM in the parking lot o...
Sunday, January 20, 2008 at 9:27PM EST
104. Police Officer Injured in Northampton County
MOORE TOWNSHIP, NORTHAMPTON COUNTY - A police officer in Northampton County is recovering after being hit by his own squad car Sunday morning. Investi...
Sunday, January 20, 2008 at 9:23PM EST
105. Emergency Plea for Shelter Volunteers
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY - An emergency shelter which helps women who are homeless has issued an urgent plea tonight. They desperately are in need...
Sunday, January 20, 2008 at 5:58PM EST
106. Line of Duty" Death Training
Saturday, Jan 19, 2008 @09:06pm EST CLARKS SUMMIT, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - Dozens of firefighters from across Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania were a...
Saturday, January 19, 2008 at 9:06PM EST
107. Drug Bust in Luzerne County
KINGSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY - Two people from New York State are behind bars after police say they were trying to sell crack cocaine. Investigators say H...
Saturday, January 19, 2008 at 9:01PM EST
108. Shots Fired Investigation in Lycoming County
WILLIAMSPORT, LYCOMING COUNTY - Police in Lycoming County are looking into reports of shots fired Friday night in Williamsport. Investigators say four...
Saturday, January 19, 2008 at 8:57PM EST
109. Scranton Stabbing
A Scranton woman is behind bars, accused of stabbing her husband with a steak knife. Scranton police say a friend of 40-year-old Victor Rosario drove ...
Saturday, January 19, 2008 at 10:07AM EST
110. Water Woes for a Monroe County Couple
A Monroe county couple got some help with their water company all thanks to WBRE News It’s almost a relief for Liz Claffey and her husband Timot...
Friday, January 18, 2008 at 8:26PM EST
111. PA Patriot Laid to Rest in Wyoming
WYOMING, LUZERNE COUNTY- A Pennsylvania Patriot originally from Dupont who died from an attack in Afghanistan was laid to rest today. The funeral mass...
Friday, January 18, 2008 at 1:00PM EST
112. State Files Suit Against Owners of A&B Fuel
Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett has filed a lawsuit to temporarily freeze the assets of the owners of A&B Fuel. Arthur and Beverly Baio ...
Friday, January 18, 2008 at 1:00PM EST
113. Hotel CO Poisoning Kills 1, Sickens Others Near Allentown
UPPER MACUNGIE TWP., LEHIGH COUNTY- Nearly a dozen people were taken to the hospital after carbon monoxide gas apparently got into an Allentown area h...
Friday, January 18, 2008 at 12:45PM EST
114. Deadly Shooting in Sunbury
SUNBURY, NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY- Two people were killed this morning in an early morning shooting. It happened around 1:00 A.M. at a home on North Four...
Friday, January 18, 2008 at 06:58AM EST
115. Two Killed in Snowy Hazle Twp. Crash
HAZLE TWP., LUZERNE COUNTY- Two people are dead and another is hurt after a crash in Luzerne County. The crash happened just before 12:30 this morning...
Friday, January 18, 2008 at 06:56AM EST
116. Part of Route 15 Closed Near Trout Run
LEWIS TWP., LYCOMING COUNTY- A tractor trailer rollover has the northbound lanes of Route 15 closed since midnight. That lane is expected to be closed...
Friday, January 18, 2008 at 06:54AM EST
117. No Public Comment In Duryea
DURYEA, LUZERNE COUNTY- "Nobody's going to suppress my freedom of speech." Lorraine Capitano confronted several borough leaders followi...
Thursday, January 17, 2008 at 10:19PM EST
118. Hazleton Man Heading to Trial
HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY-A Hazleton man will stand trial on charges he beat to death a two year old boy. Lots of tears and anger today inside magistra...
Thursday, January 17, 2008 at 10:04PM EST
119. Pottsville YMCA Expansion
POTTSVILLE. SCHUYLKILL COUNTY-The Schuylkill YMCA has big plans for the old national guard armory here on Centre Street in Pottsville. Wayne Stump, th...
Thursday, January 17, 2008 at 9:56PM EST
120. J.C. Penney Cuts Hundreds of Jobs
MOOSIC, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- J.C. Penney has announced it will close its catalog call center in Moosic, leaving 275 people out of work. Employees learne...
Thursday, January 17, 2008 at 7:43PM EST
121. Gold Prices
If you've got gold jewelry... any gold really, you may be sitting on a gold mine. Last week for the first time ever, the price for one ounce of go...
Thursday, January 17, 2008 at 6:14PM EST
122. Guilty plea for Minersville murderer
An admitted killer tells the family of his victim he is sorry 68 year old Nevin Wetzel of Minersville pleaded guilty to stabbing 57 year old Gloria P...
Thursday, January 17, 2008 at 6:11PM EST
123. Mayor Speaks Out About W-B Township Tax Collector
Wilkes-Barre Township, LUZERNE COUNTY - Wilkes-Barre Township's long time tax collector is off the job, at least for now; after being named the primar...
Thursday, January 17, 2008 at 5:39PM EST
124. SPCA Fires Manager, Moves Pets
STROUDSBURG - There are some problems at the Monroe County SPCA. That's why the organization moved about two dozen pets from the center in Strouds...
Thursday, January 17, 2008 at 5:00PM EST
125. Workers Laid Off In Luzerne County
Dozens of employees at a Luzerne County business are being laid off. WBRE News has learned Sallie Mae Loan Processing Center in Hanover Township is la...
Thursday, January 17, 2008 at 4:56PM EST
126. Man Sentenced for Deadly Road Rage
HONESDALE, WAYNE COUNTY- One man learned how much time he'll spend behind bars for a deadly road rage incident. Joseph Diehl, 43, was sentenced to...
Thursday, January 17, 2008 at 4:12PM EST
127. Two Decade Old Murder Case
CHERRY TOWNSHIP, SULLIVAN COUNTY- A reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest in a homicide from two decades ago. Investigators sai...
Thursday, January 17, 2008 at 4:05PM EST
128. Keystone College Explores Wind Power
La PLUME, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Officials at Keystone College plan to begin a testing program to see if wind power could be used to reduce energy costs o...
Thursday, January 17, 2008 at 4:01PM EST
129. More Area Jobs Lost
MOOSIC, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Hundreds of Lackawanna County employees will soon be out of a job. 'JC Penney' Corporate officials have confirmed t...
Thursday, January 17, 2008 at 3:38PM EST
130. Deadly Snyder County Crash
MONROE TOWNSHIP, SNYDER COUNTY- in Snyder County has released the name of the person who was killed in a two vehicle crash on Route 11 in Monroe Town...
Thursday, January 17, 2008 at 3:25PM EST
131. More Money Released for LIHEAP
OLYPHANT, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- The federal government has agreed to release additional money for a program that helps low income families pay their hea...
Thursday, January 17, 2008 at 3:10PM EST
132. Northwest Area Contract Update
LUZERNE COUNTY-Another set back in contract talks in the northwest area school district. On Wednesday night the school board rejected an arbitrator...
Wednesday, January 16, 2008 at 11:24PM EST
133. Arrest Made in Hammer Attack
CARBONDALE, LACKAWANNA COUNTY-An arrest Wednesday, in a brutal week-end hammer attack investigation in Carbondale. 28 year old Scott Minor of Carbonda...
Wednesday, January 16, 2008 at 10:22PM EST
134. Tiffany Simmons Speaks Exclusively To WBRE'S Andy Mehalshick
HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY-This is Tiffany Simmons, the focus of a police investigation into the death of her son, 3 month old Xavier. It all began over...
Wednesday, January 16, 2008 at 10:15PM EST
135. Judge Lokuta Trial Wraps Up
PHILADELPHIA- Testimony wrapped up in Philadelphia Wednesday in the misconduct trial of Luzerne County Judge Ann Lokuta. The court heard reports of al...
Wednesday, January 16, 2008 at 8:15PM EST
136. New Frackville community center
A new building will be a one stop shop for the Frackville community. Right now, the old Frackville elementary school has ripped up carpets and empty ...
Wednesday, January 16, 2008 at 6:16PM EST
137. Williamsport Accident Ties Up Traffic
WILLIAMSPORT, LYCOMING COUNTY- A woman was trapped inside her car after a three car pile up in Williamsport Wednesday afternoon. It happened at the i...
Wednesday, January 16, 2008 at 5:54PM EST
138. New Guidelines For Luzerne County's Levee System
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- A Luzerne County agency is concerned new federal guidelines could cost the county millions of dollars. Local leaders me...
Wednesday, January 16, 2008 at 5:53PM EST
139. Pavlico Gets A Lighter Sentence
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- A Clarks Summit man who pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges learned his fate on Wednesday. Frank Pavlico, the third coul...
Wednesday, January 16, 2008 at 5:44PM EST
140. Wilkes-Barre Restaurant Broken Into
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- Police in Luzerne County are investigating a burglary. It happened overnight at Philly's Finest Restaurant on Carey ...
Wednesday, January 16, 2008 at 5:38PM EST
141. Central PA Firefighters Looking for Volunteers
LEWISBURG, UNION COUNTY - Firefighters in Union County are looking for a few good people. They need volunteers to help join local fire departments. As...
Wednesday, January 16, 2008 at 5:32PM EST
142. Red Cross Disaster Drill in Union County
LEWISBURG, UNION COUNTY - Middle school students in one part of central Pennsylvania spent Wednesday learning an important lesson. They learned what t...
Wednesday, January 16, 2008 at 5:17PM EST
143. Lewisburg Apartment Fire
LEWISBURG, UNION COUNTY- Firefighters in Union County say a faulty paper shredder was the cause of a fire that damaged an apartment in Lewisburg Wedne...
Wednesday, January 16, 2008 at 4:59PM EST
144. Woman Wants Children and Youth to Return Kids
STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY - Misty Clark vividly remembers the day she lost her kids. Eleven year old Brenden and ten year old Kaya were about to get...
Wednesday, January 16, 2008 at 4:58PM EST
145. Firefighter Killed When His Home Goes Up in Flames
HEPBURN TWP., LYCOMING COUNTY- A firefighter died in a morning fire in his family's home. The fire was reported just before 8:00 this morning on t...
Wednesday, January 16, 2008 at 12:08PM EST
146. Intentionally Set Fire Traps Handicapped Man
HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY- Four people sleeping in their Hazleton home woke up to the smell of smoke. Firefighters were on scene less than hour before ...
Wednesday, January 16, 2008 at 12:07PM EST
147. Truck Crashes Into Building, Takes Out Power Lines
SOUTH CENTRE TWP., COLUMBIA COUNTY- A crash between two trucks caused more than just traffic trouble along Route 11 just outside Berwick. Police say a...
Wednesday, January 16, 2008 at 12:03PM EST
148. Baby Death Investigation Continues
West Hazelton - As investigators await the autopsy results of a three-month old baby from Luzerne County, a man connected to that family has been arre...
Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at 11:38PM EST
149. New Contracts for Larksville Fire Dept.
Residents in Larksville don't have to worry anymore about losing part-time firefighters and fire protection in their town. Tuesday night council voted...
Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at 11:26PM EST
150. Fire Destroys Home in Stroud Township
Stroud Township- Investigators will begin their investigation Thursday morning into a massive blaze that destroyed a home in the Poconos. Crews say th...
Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at 11:16PM EST
151. Bucknell Track and Field Team Gather for Dinner and Team Spirit
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- Some super sized food being served up at the Chicken Coop in Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday night. The Bucknell University Cros...
Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at 10:10PM EST
152. Check It Out Williamsport Library Six Months Ahead of Schedule
WILLIAMSPORT, LYCOMING COUNTY- Good news for people who love the library in Williamsport.. Construction at the "James V. Brown" library is m...
Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at 10:06PM EST
153. New Judge Sworn In
HAZLE TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY- A local judge began his new term Tuesday. Judge Correale Stevens was sworn in at the Hazle Township Senior Center. A j...
Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at 8:42PM EST
154. Rapist Sentenced
TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY- A man once charged with raping children in Monroe County will spend more than a decade behind bars. Tuesday, a judg...
Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at 8:32PM EST
155. Lycoming County DUI Task Force
Loyalsock- If you buy alcohol for a minor and get caught -- you could pay up to one-thousand dollars.. or spend time behind bars. That's the word from...
Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at 6:33PM EST
156. School bus driver suspected of driving drunk
A school bus driver is suspected of driving his bus while drunk. State police are investigating 52 year old Gabriel Stevens who drove a Chiverella In...
Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at 6:01PM EST
157. Pocono Man Killed in Crash
COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP - Roads in the Poconos seem to have become more dangerous lately. In early December a driver killed a teen walking to the bus stop....
Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at 5:00PM EST
158. Problem Property Demolished
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Less than a week after neighbors complained about a dilapidated house in South Scranton the property has been demolished....
Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at 2:26PM EST
159. Former University Professor pleads guilty to molestation charges
Lewisburg- A former Bucknell University professor -- pleads guilty Monday -- to molesting a little boy at a campground. 71 year old Jack Harclerode ad...
Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at 12:00PM EST
160. Senior Class President makes plea at Lake Lehman Meeting
Lehman - The student body urging Lake Lehman school board members to consider students and end the current contract dispute with teachers. The high sc...
Monday, January 14, 2008 at 11:58PM EST
161. Jersey Shore Gas Spill
Jersey Shore- Emergency crews were on the scene of a bad accident in Jersey Shore, Lycoming County. It happened along South Main Street just before si...
Monday, January 14, 2008 at 11:50PM EST
162. Baby Investigation
West Hazelton - A baby is fighting for his life after suffering a series of injuries earlier this evening in Luzerne County. Investigators say a mothe...
Monday, January 14, 2008 at 11:45PM EST
163. Fatal Accident Investigation Underway
Coolbaugh Township- Investigators are looking in to what caused a deadly pedestrian accident in the Poconos. Police say a man was hit and killed by a ...
Monday, January 14, 2008 at 11:34PM EST
164. Man Struck & Killed in Poconos
COOLBAUGH TWP., MONROE COUNTY- Investigators with Pocono Mountain Regional Police spent several hours at the scene of deadly pedestrian accident in th...
Monday, January 14, 2008 at 11:34PM EST
165. Lackawanna County Rollover
Taylor - The wet weather may be to blame for a single-car crash in Lackawanna County. Investigators say a car lost control and rolled over on the turn...
Monday, January 14, 2008 at 11:27PM EST
166. Freeland Village Water Woes
FREELAND, LUZERNE COUNTY-The owner of a Luzerne County housing complex says he is "very sorry" for water problems over the weekend. A major ...
Monday, January 14, 2008 at 10:59PM EST
167. Williamsport Gets Ready to Take On Crime
WILLIAMSPORT, LYCOMING COUNTY- The city of Williamsport has seen a surge of crime including a recent shooting rampage -that killed one and injured six...
Monday, January 14, 2008 at 10:54PM EST
168. Senior Class President Makes Plea at Lake-Lehman Meeting
LEHMAN TWP., LUZERNE COUNTY- The student body is urging Lake-Lehman school board members to consider students and end the current contract dispute wit...
Monday, January 14, 2008 at 8:58PM EST
169. Former Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Prostitution
NEWPORT TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY- A former Newport Township police officer facing prostitution charges pleaded guilty in Luzerne County court Monday. ...
Monday, January 14, 2008 at 8:38PM EST
170. Murder Suspect Faces Re-Trial
MONTROSE, SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY- A high profile murder suspect from 31-years ago was back in court Monday in Susquehanna County. Doctor Stephen Scher was...
Monday, January 14, 2008 at 8:34PM EST
171. Funeral Plans for Fallen PA Patriot Announced
DUPONT, LUZERNE COUNTY- Plans are in the works to honor a fallen Pennsylvania Patriot with ties to Luzerne County. 52-year-old Lieutenant Colonel Rich...
Monday, January 14, 2008 at 7:30PM EST
172. Judge Lokuta Trial Resumes This Week
PHILADELPHIA- After a month-long break testimony resumed Monday in the judicial misconduct trial of Judge Ann Lokuta. The Judicial Conduct Review Boar...
Monday, January 14, 2008 at 7:15PM EST
173. President Bush signs gun background check law
President Bush signs a bill into law, changing the face of gun background checks. Many states including Pennsylvania don't share mental health re...
Monday, January 14, 2008 at 6:00PM EST
174. Go Green PA Green Report Jan. 14 2008
Big screen TV's, Most people have one or are in the market for one, and if you are looking to buy, you should know that big screens are not create...
Monday, January 14, 2008 at 5:41PM EST
175. Chemical Leak Questions Linger
DELAWARE WATER GAP - Carol Hourigan took her dog for a walk near her Delaware Water Gap home Saturday morning and she smelled something strange. "...
Monday, January 14, 2008 at 5:00PM EST
176. PA Green Report/Jan. 14, 2008
Anybody who pays bills can tell you electric rates continue to rise. That's the hit to the pocket book. Here's the hit to the environment. Mor...
Monday, January 14, 2008 at 4:57PM EST
177. Lackawanna College Moves Its Library
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Lackawanna College began the process of moving the 20,000 books in its library Monday morning. For the next two years the...
Monday, January 14, 2008 at 2:05PM EST
178. Car Crashes into Hazle Township Pizza Shop
HAZLE TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY - A restaurant in lower Luzerne County is back open after a SUV plowed into it early Sunday morning in Hazle Township. ...
Sunday, January 13, 2008 at 9:56PM EST
179. Crash Closes Route 61 in Schuylkill County
WEST BRUNSWICK TOWNSHIP, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY - An Auburn man remains in critical condition after a crash early Sunday morning in Schuylkill County. It h...
Sunday, January 13, 2008 at 9:52PM EST
180. Stuck Truck Causes Headaches in Taylor
TAYLOR, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - The driver of a tractor trailer got more than he bargained for Sunday morning in Lackawanna County. His big rig got stuck ...
Sunday, January 13, 2008 at 9:48PM EST
181. PA Patriot Killed in the Line of Duty
PITTSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY - A Pennsylvania Patriot, who has ties to Luzerne County, has died in the line duty. Military officials say Lt. Col. Richard ...
Sunday, January 13, 2008 at 9:43PM EST
182. Arson Investigation in Schuylkill County
WEST MAHANOY TOWNSHIP, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY - State Police in Schuylkill County are on the hunt for an arson suspect tonight. Troopers say someone set fi...
Sunday, January 13, 2008 at 9:41PM EST
183. Cause Found In Shamokin Fire
SHAMOKIN, NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY - Betty Carreras and her grown daughter returned to their home at 15 North Shamokin Street in Shamokin Sunday morning,...
Sunday, January 13, 2008 at 4:03PM EST
184. Shamokin Fire
No one was hurt in a row home fire that broke out just before 7:00pm Saturday night, however several buildings were destroyed or damaged and six peopl...
Saturday, January 12, 2008 at 11:35PM EST
185. Monroe County Chemical Spill
Firefighters went door to door today evacuating more than 2-dozen families from their homes. A chemical spill in Monroe County prompted the evacuation...
Saturday, January 12, 2008 at 9:44PM EST
186. Father Speaks Out About Shooting Son
MONROE COUNTY-A man accused of shooting his teen-age son in the face is out on bail tonight and telling WBRE News his side of the story. Police say th...
Friday, January 11, 2008 at 10:41PM EST
187. Freeland Village Residents Without Water
FREELAND, LUZERNE COUNTY- Some major water problems for people in part of Luzerne County. It's happening at a housing complex -- called "Free...
Friday, January 11, 2008 at 9:03PM EST
188. Dogs Need Homes During Shelter Improvements
NORTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP, LACKAWANNA COUNTY --The Humane Society of Lackawanna County is setting the record straight. An e-mail going around falsely cl...
Friday, January 11, 2008 at 8:25PM EST
189. Former Homeless Man Returns $700
Friday, Jan 11, 2008 @08:06pm EST POTTSVILLE, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY --It's a story that will have us all thinking about what we'd do in his situat...
Friday, January 11, 2008 at 8:25PM EST
190. Break in 22 year old unsolved death
We haven't heard much about it in 20 years, but detectives have never stopped thinking about the death of a 13 year old David Reed of Schuylkill ...
Friday, January 11, 2008 at 6:12PM EST
191. Hung Jury in Arson/ Burglary Case
STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY- A Monroe County jury could not return a verdict against an accused burglar and arsonist. A hung jury returned to the court...
Friday, January 11, 2008 at 5:33PM EST
192. Teen Charged For Graffiti Stints
WILKES-BARRE, Luzerne County – Wilkes-Barre police say they’ve arrested the teen named one of Wilkes-Barre's most prominent taggers. 19-year-old Geral...
Friday, January 11, 2008 at 5:25PM EST
193. Introducing PA Green
It's a new year and we're turning over a new leaf here at WYOU, WBRE, and PAHomePage.com. We're beginning our new "PA Green" Ini...
Friday, January 11, 2008 at 3:37PM EST
194. Olyphant Mine Fire Work Nears Completion
OLYPHANT, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Work to dig a containment trench around an underground mine fire in Olyphant is expected to be completed by early next mo...
Friday, January 11, 2008 at 1:26PM EST
195. PA Patriot Honored in Lycoming County
HUGHESVILLE, LYCOMING COUNTY-A special tribute to a Pennsylvania patriot who was killed in action last year. The Hughesville Post Office was re-named ...
Thursday, January 10, 2008 at 10:03PM EST
196. 9-1-1 Center Gives "Last Call" for Captain Robeson
JESSUP, LACKAWANNA COUNTY-"nats...Beep..beep..tones Lackawanna County Comm Center calling truck two...Lackawanna County Comm Center calling truck...
Thursday, January 10, 2008 at 9:58PM EST
197. Day Two of "Giving is Living" Blood Drive
The second day of our region wide blood drive with the American Red Cross is now in the books and a success. The doors were open and people lined up a...
Thursday, January 10, 2008 at 9:14PM EST
198. Reed Case to be Re-Open
In Schuylkill County, the death of a 13 year old boy, 23 years ago, is now getting another look. David Reed of Schuylkill Haven, went missing on Augus...
Thursday, January 10, 2008 at 8:39PM EST
199. Fallen Firefighter Eulogized By His Teenage Son
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - It was an emotional morning in West Scranton Thursday, as a fallen firefighter was laid to rest in his home community. C...
Thursday, January 10, 2008 at 7:30PM EST
200. Firefighters From All Over East Coast Attend Funeral
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - Roughly 2,000 people turned out Thursday morning to honor a Scranton firefighter who died in the line of duty. More than...
Thursday, January 10, 2008 at 7:21PM EST
201. Last Day Of Work For Luz. County's Public Information Officer
Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County - The political fall out at the Luzerne County Court house. A shift in power means a shift in staffing. It appears a fami...
Thursday, January 10, 2008 at 5:56PM EST
202. Murder Case Is Continued
KINGSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY- A hearing for a Luzerne County man charged with murder has been continued. Jabbar Wallace, 32, of Wyoming is accused of shoo...
Thursday, January 10, 2008 at 4:02PM EST
203. Rapist Found Guilty
POCONO PINES, MONROE COUNTY- A Tunkhannock Township man who was accused of raping a 12-year-old girl dozens of times has been found guilty. A jury fou...
Thursday, January 10, 2008 at 3:58PM EST
204. Bricks Fall From Carbondale Building
CARBONDALE, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- A portion of sidewalk along North Main Street in Carbondale was closed to pedestrians after bricks fell from a building...
Thursday, January 10, 2008 at 2:50PM EST
205. Procession & Funeral Details Set
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Thousands are expected to bid a final farewell this morning to a fallen Scranton firefighter. The procession begins in th...
Thursday, January 10, 2008 at 07:56AM EST
206. Family Fights Deportation
MONROE COUNTY-Zack and Rukie Paputchi own the Old Mill Pizzeria in Hamilton Township. Rukie is now behind bars the government wants to deport her to B...
Wednesday, January 9, 2008 at 9:04PM EST
207. Federal investigation for firefighter death
The city of Scranton preps for a massive funeral procession to honor a fallen fire captain James Robeson. As questions still surround the investigati...
Wednesday, January 9, 2008 at 6:46PM EST
208. Former Police Chief On The Other Side Of The Law
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY – There won’t be any jail time for the former Chief of Police in Avoca. Edward Locowich was charged criminall...
Wednesday, January 9, 2008 at 6:35PM EST
209. Water Woes Continue in Troy
TROY, BRADFORD COUNTY- Residents in the Bradford County Borough of Troy are hoping a "water boil advisory" may be lifted by week's end. ...
Wednesday, January 9, 2008 at 12:58PM EST
210. Profile: First Luzerne County D.A.
LUZERNE COUNTY COURTHOUSE-In only her third day on the job, Luzerne County's first ever female District Attorney , Jackie Musto-Carroll is busy in...
Wednesday, January 9, 2008 at 12:23PM EST
211. Hundreds of Firefighters Share In Brotherhood, Mourn Loss
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Firefighters from near and far flooded a funeral home in West Scranton Tuesday evening to pay their respects to a Scrant...
Wednesday, January 9, 2008 at 12:14PM EST
212. Crash Tying Up Traffic on I-80 in Luzerne County
LUZERNE COUNTY- We have a traffic alert from lower Luzerne County along Interstate 80. Eastbound I-80 is down to 1-lane after a crash with injuries. L...
Wednesday, January 9, 2008 at 09:06AM EST
213. Elderly Woman Charged With DUI After Hit & Run
HONESDALE, WAYNE COUNTY- A teenage girl is seriously injured while an elderly woman is charged with the hit and run crash that caused the injuries. Po...
Wednesday, January 9, 2008 at 09:04AM EST
214. Mourners Pay Their Respects To Fallen Firefighter
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- From Captain James Robeson's hat, to the boots that kept him grounded, a memorial in his honor grows outside fire hea...
Tuesday, January 8, 2008 at 7:16PM EST
215. Judge makes former police officer change prostitution plea
Former Newport Township police officer Levi Gibbon Jr. tried to plea no contest to a prostitution charge in Luzerne County court Tuesday. It's a ...
Tuesday, January 8, 2008 at 5:18PM EST
216. More Money For New Medical College
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- U.S. Senators Arlen Specter and Bob Casey have announced $811,570 in Federal funding to help develop the new Commonwealth...
Tuesday, January 8, 2008 at 1:52PM EST
217. State Police Wrap Up Fatal Fire Investigation
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Pennsylvania State Police have finished their investigation into what caused the deaths of an elderly couple and a firefi...
Tuesday, January 8, 2008 at 10:40AM EST
218. Williamsport faces another shooting
Gunfire rings out in Williamsport again Monday. Rattling the nerves of residents already reeling from Friday night's shooting rampage in the city...
Monday, January 7, 2008 at 10:52PM EST
219. Christmas Celebrated Under Julian Calendar
MAYFIELD, LACKAWANNA COUNTY-The holidays are not over for everyone just yet for those following the Julian Calendar, Monday is Christmas. We stopped b...
Monday, January 7, 2008 at 10:28PM EST
220. New Sheriff In Luzerne County
Luzerne County-There's a new sheriff in town, Michael Savokinas took the "oath of office" Monday at the Luzerne County Courthouse. Savok...
Monday, January 7, 2008 at 10:18PM EST
221. Lackawanna County Commissioners Take Oath of Office
LACKAWANNA COUNTY- In Lackawanna County, Mike Washo and Corey O'Brien were sworn into the Commissioners Office. Hundreds of supporters were at the...
Monday, January 7, 2008 at 10:05PM EST
222. Wrongful Death Suit Filed In Kocis Case
The father of a Luzerne County murder victim has filed a "wrongful death" lawsuit against his son's two alleged killers. Harlow Cuadra a...
Monday, January 7, 2008 at 10:00PM EST
223. Campana Sworn In as Mayor of Williamsport
WILLIAMSPORT, LYCOMING COUNTY-In Lycoming County a grade school teacher takes the reigns as mayor of Williamsport. Gabe Campana and other city officia...
Monday, January 7, 2008 at 9:21PM EST
224. Fellow Firefighters Remember Fallen Hero
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - Black bunting and a new memorial are now visible from the Scranton Fire Department on Mulberry Street. It is all to hono...
Monday, January 7, 2008 at 6:45PM EST
225. Autopsies Finished on Scranton Fire Victims
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - One day after three people were killed in a Scranton fire, the Lackawanna County coroner's office has released the &...
Monday, January 7, 2008 at 6:31PM EST
226. Luzerne County Commissioners Take Oath of Office
LUZERNE COUNTY-History made Monday when the first female commissioner chairman took office. Mary Ann Petrilla was sworn in today, along with her democ...
Monday, January 7, 2008 at 6:10PM EST
227. Rape Victims Could Face More Trauma
EAST STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY- When a rape victim has to get into a police car it can make a traumatic experience feel even worse. "The rape vi...
Monday, January 7, 2008 at 5:00PM EST
228. Inauguration Day in NE & Central PA
It's Inauguration Day throughout Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania and the new leaders of Lackawanna County government officially begin their ...
Monday, January 7, 2008 at 11:00AM EST
229. Fallen Firefighter Remembered as Friend, Family Man
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Black bunting now hangs on the outside of Scranton Fire headquarters on Mulberry Street as news spread that the city had ...
Monday, January 7, 2008 at 05:00AM EST
230. Traffic Trouble Expected Today on I-81
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- On I-81 PennDOT will begin pothole repair work both northbound and southbound between Exit 170, the Bear Creek exit, and ...
Monday, January 7, 2008 at 05:00AM EST
231. Community Meeting to Address Crime in Williamsport
WILLIAMSPORT, LYCOMING COUNTY - More than 100 people packed the Williamsport City Council Chambers Sunday night to hear a message from Mayor-Elect Gab...
Sunday, January 6, 2008 at 10:54PM EST
232. Deadly Crash in Lackawanna County
COVINGTON TOWNSHIP, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - A 19-year-old man is dead after a car accident early Sunday morning in Lackawanna County. State Police say the...
Sunday, January 6, 2008 at 10:50PM EST
233. Deadly Crash in Tioga County
UNION TOWNSHIP, TIOGA COUNTY - A 31-year-old man was killed after a car crash early Sunday morning in Tioga County. State Police say it happened just ...
Sunday, January 6, 2008 at 10:47PM EST
234. Scranton Firefighter & Elderly Couple Killed in House Fire
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - An elderly couple and a Scranton firefighter were killed Sunday morning after a house fire in Lackawanna County. The fir...
Sunday, January 6, 2008 at 5:00PM EST
235. Murder Arrest in Northumberland County
MOUNT CARMEL, NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY - It has been exactly one year since Sherry Wolfgang was killed inside her Mount Carmel home. With family and frie...
Saturday, January 5, 2008 at 11:49PM EST
236. Teenager Shot By Father in Monroe County
JACKSON TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY - One man is behind bars after state police say he shot his 17-year-old son Friday night. It happened at a home on Haz...
Saturday, January 5, 2008 at 11:45PM EST
237. Armed Robbery Investigation
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - Scranton Police are looking for the man who held-up a gas station Saturday night in Lackawanna County. It happened just ...
Saturday, January 5, 2008 at 10:39PM EST
238. Murder Suspect Arraigned in Lackawanna County
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - After seven months on the run, a murder suspect from Scranton is now behind bars in Lackawanna County. Michael Blakey wa...
Saturday, January 5, 2008 at 10:32PM EST
239. Seven Shot, One Dead In Williamsport Friday Night
WILLIAMSPORT-Lycoming County Gun fire rocked the Streets of one Lycoming County community Friday night, killing one and sending six others to the hosp...
Saturday, January 5, 2008 at 5:59PM EST
240. Williamsport Shootings
Williamsport- Williamsport police and State troopers take photographs and gather up evidence from one of four crime scenes. One person was shot and ki...
Saturday, January 5, 2008 at 12:25PM EST
241. Wegmans Snuffs Out Tobacco Sales
Wegmans shoppers who smoke will have to pick up their cigarettes elsewhere. The Rochester, NY company announced Friday it will stop selling tobacco pr...
Saturday, January 5, 2008 at 10:01AM EST
242. Former Wilkes University F.H. Coach Jailed For Rape And Porn Charges
BINGHAMTON, NY/WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY A Field Hockey Coach with ties to Northeastern Pennsylvania is behind bars in Binghamton, NY for allegedly...
Friday, January 4, 2008 at 7:44PM EST
243. Mellow Ordered Out of Office
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Lackawanna County's controller has been ordered to vacate his office by Monday. A panel of judges made the decision o...
Friday, January 4, 2008 at 6:21PM EST
244. Bradford County judge vacancy
Right now, there's only one judge at the Bradford County courthouse. That's because people voted longtime Court of Common Pleas Judge John Mo...
Friday, January 4, 2008 at 6:08PM EST
245. 400 Jobs Staying In Northumberland County
RIVERSIDE, NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY –Hundreds of jobs will stay in Northumberland County. PRWT Services, of Philadelphia purchased the former Merck...
Friday, January 4, 2008 at 5:34PM EST
246. Fired DJ Comes Back
JACKSON TOWNSHIP - An area DJ who was fired last Spring is back in the public eye. Stroudsburg disc jockey Gary in the Morning was fired after repeati...
Friday, January 4, 2008 at 4:07PM EST
247. Casey Begins Second Year in Office
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Scranton native Bob Casey Jr. took his oath of office as Pennsylvania's newest United States Senator on January 4th o...
Friday, January 4, 2008 at 1:51PM EST
248. Death Warrant Signed for W-B Killer
HARRISBURG, DAUPHIN COUNTY- Governor Ed Rendell has signed a death warrant for the last Luzerne County-convicted defendant to get the death penalty. G...
Friday, January 4, 2008 at 1:15PM EST
249. Missing Woman's Car Found
WYOMING, LUZERNE COUNTY- Police have found a missing Luzerne County woman's car, but there's still no sign of her. 77-year-old Martha Kundrat ...
Friday, January 4, 2008 at 1:13PM EST
250. Crash Ties Up Traffic on I-81
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- State police are investigating a nasty crash on Interstate 81 in Scranton. Troopers tell us a man at the wheel of a picku...
Friday, January 4, 2008 at 1:12PM EST
251. Family, 4' Pet Alligator Escape Burning Home
WEST WYOMING, LUZERNE COUNTY- Three people are homeless after an overnight fire. Fire broke out around 2:00 A.M. at 68 West Brady Street in West Wyomi...
Friday, January 4, 2008 at 07:43AM EST
252. DUI Crash Closes W-B Street
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- A man faces DUI charges after an overnight crash in Wilkes-Barre. The driver crashed his SUV into a pole and sheared the...
Friday, January 4, 2008 at 07:41AM EST
253. Judge Lokuta's Former Bosses Called Again To Testify
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- "They presented their case for whatever it's worth and you know my opinion about what it's worth. It's...
Thursday, January 3, 2008 at 11:40PM EST
254. What Exactly are the Iowa Caucuses?
Thursday, Jan 3, 2008 @10:28pm EST WILKES-BARRE, Luzerne County - The Iowa Caucuses have dominated the news but a lot of people have been asking what ...
Thursday, January 3, 2008 at 10:28PM EST
255. Former Field Hockey Coach Arrested
A former field hockey coach from Wilkes-University is under arrest in upstate New York on allegations of raping a teenager. Officials in Broome County...
Thursday, January 3, 2008 at 10:14PM EST
256. New Judges Sworn In
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- New judges in Luzerne County were sworn in Thursday. Among those who took the oath was Dave Lupas. The former district a...
Thursday, January 3, 2008 at 10:01PM EST
257. Field Hockey Coach Accused of Rape
BROOME COUNTY, NEW YORK- A former field hockey coach for Wilkes University has been arrested for raping a 17-year-old girl he coached in New York stat...
Thursday, January 3, 2008 at 9:53PM EST
258. State Denies Wilkes-Barre Resident's Complaints
WILKES-BARRE, Luzerne County It's being hailed a major victory for Luzerne County Leaders. On Wednesday officials in Harrisburg ruled against a pa...
Thursday, January 3, 2008 at 9:50PM EST
259. County Budget Complaint Thrown Out
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- There are major developments in the Luzerne County budget battle. A complaint filed by Wilkes-Barre resident Tim Grier w...
Thursday, January 3, 2008 at 9:48PM EST
260. Gun-Play Sends One To The Hospital
EATON TOWNSHIP, WYOMING COUNTY- State police say 20-year-old Ira Baker was playing around with a shotgun when it went off, wounding 28-year-old Richar...
Thursday, January 3, 2008 at 9:38PM EST
261. Gun Background Checks Could Improve Soon
The senate approved the national instant check system improvement act on December 19th, and it's sitting on President Bush's desk, ready to b...
Thursday, January 3, 2008 at 6:20PM EST
262. Local DA's Now Investigating A&B Fuel
GOULDSBORO, LACKAWANNA COUNTY --Four district attorneys are now investigating the sudden shutdown of a Gouldsboro oil and propane company last week. T...
Thursday, January 3, 2008 at 6:12PM EST
263. Wilkes-Barre Cold Weather Workers
We're no stranger to cold in our area, and as cold weather workers tell me, handling it is all about how you dress. At public square in Wilkes-Ba...
Thursday, January 3, 2008 at 6:07PM EST
264. Wilkes-Barre Fire: Howard Street
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY-Fire crews in Wilkes-Barre battling the extreme cold .and flames Wednesday night. They were called to a double block hous...
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 at 10:11PM EST
265. Pediatric Urgent Care Celebrates One Year
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY-A milestone for health care in our area. Wednesday marked the one year anniversary for The Pediatric Urgent Care Unit at ...
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 at 9:58PM EST
266. Mining Problems in Hanover Township
ASKAM, HANOVER TOWNSHIP Backed up mine water is weighing down one neighborhood in Askam Hanover Township. Carl Olshefski is one concerned homeowner, w...
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 at 6:30PM EST
267. A&B Fuel Files Bankruptcy
GOULDSBORO, LACKAWANNA COUNTY – The corporation that operates A&B Fuel in Gouldsboro has filed bankruptcy. Country Craftsman Builders and Al...
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 at 6:22PM EST
268. Mine Water Causing Flooding Problems in Luzerne County
HANOVER TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY- Backed up mine water is weighing down one neighborhood in Askam, Hanover Township. Pools and pools and even more po...
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 at 6:17PM EST
269. A Monroe County Inn Was A Drug Haven
MOUNTAINHOME, MONROE COUNTY- It's supposed to house travelers. Instead, police said it housed drug dealers and drug users. The manager of an inn ...
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 at 5:52PM EST
270. Binghamton Man in Court on Internet Sex Charges
STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY- A man accused of trying to have sex with teenagers was in court on Wednesday. We were the only ones there as Jesse Dwayne...
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 at 5:33PM EST
271. Newport Township Fire Cause May Never Be Determined
NEWPORT TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY- Fire investigators in Luzerne County still don't know the exact cause of a deadly weekend blaze in Newport Town...
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 at 5:21PM EST
272. Monroe County Store Hit By Fire
MARSHALLS CREEK, MONROE COUNTY- The owner of a Monroe County general store is sizing up the damage after a late-night fire. Ed Huffmans and Sons Gene...
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 at 5:13PM EST
273. Police Investigate Deadly Hazleton Crash
FOSTER TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY- Authorities in Luzerne County continue their investigation into a deadly crash that occurred Tuesday night. Troopers...
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 at 5:04PM EST
274. Police Announce How They Caught Frick
DUNMORE, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- A Wayne County man is facing a half dozen attempted homicide charges for firing an arrow at his girlfriend, then using a ...
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 at 4:52PM EST
275. Alleged Baby Killer Caught
Charlotte, North Carolina- A fugitive from our area who was arrested in North Carolina Monday morning has waived his right to a hearing that would ke...
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 at 4:40PM EST
276. Wilkes-Barre Bank Robbed at Noon
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- Police in Luzerne County are on the lookout for the man who robbed a bank Wednesday in Wilkes-Barre. The armed robbery ...
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 at 4:04PM EST
277. Scranton Priest Charged With Perjury
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- A Roman Catholic priest from the Diocese of Scranton is charged with perjury as part of a grand jury investigation of Dun...
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 at 12:54PM EST
278. Alleged Shooter Disappears After Wayne County Standoff
LEHIGH TWP., WAYNE COUNTY- An arrest warrant is out for a Wayne County man who's accused of firing at state police during a standoff. It started ...
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 at 08:25AM EST
279. Homicide Suspect Caught in North Carolina
Police in Charlotte, North Carolina quickly realized they had a man Scranton authorities have been looking for when they arrested a man for possessing...
Tuesday, January 1, 2008 at 10:38PM EST
280. Murderer's Appeal Denied
MILFORD, PIKE COUNTY- A Pike County man in jail for the death of his baby and ex-girlfriend had his appeal thrown out of court. The State Supreme Cour...
Tuesday, January 1, 2008 at 7:24PM EST
281. Carbon Monoxide Scare May Be From Wal-Mart Site
TAYLOR, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- The State Department of Environmental Protection has ordered the construction company working on the future site of the Wal...
Tuesday, January 1, 2008 at 7:15PM EST
282. Scranton Fire Ruled Arson
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Fire investigators say a weekend blaze that heavily damaged a vacant house in the Hill Neighborhood of Scranton on Sunday...
Tuesday, January 1, 2008 at 7:09PM EST
283. Fire Destroys Seasonal Home
FORKS TOWNSHIP, SULLIVAN COUNTY- Fire destroyed a home and caused almost half a million dollars in damage. Flames broke out at 6:30 Sunday night on Ro...
Tuesday, January 1, 2008 at 6:59PM EST
284. Polar Bear Bikers Take the Plunge
MIFFLINBURG, UNION COUNTY - Raymond B. Winter State Park in Union County is the fitting site for a freezing fest. It's a common practice this tim...
Tuesday, January 1, 2008 at 4:21PM EST
285. PA Attorney General Investigating Closed Fuel Company
HARRISBURG, DAUPHIN COUNTY- The Pennsylvania Attorney General's office is asking questions after A&B Fuel Company, Gouldsboro, shut down, lea...
Tuesday, January 1, 2008 at 3:46PM EST
  


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