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March 2008

1. Suspect Arrested in Last Week's Snyder Co. Murder
LEWISBURG, UNION COUNTY- Police say they have the person who shot and killed a Snyder County man last week. Tonight Travis Graham is locked up on mur...
Monday, March 31, 2008 at 9:47PM EST
2. Reward Offered for Arrest of Synagogue Vandals
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- A big reward posted tocatch the creator of a big eyesore in Wilkes-Barre. The Ohav Zedek synagoguewas vandalized over t...
Monday, March 31, 2008 at 9:35PM EST
3. Edwardsville Police Investigate Attempted Robbery
EDWARDSVILLE, LUZERNE COUNTY- Police in Edwardsville are asking for your help in finding a man who tried to hold up the GNC store in the West Side Mal...
Monday, March 31, 2008 at 9:30PM EST
4. Campaign Preps in Wilkes-Barre
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- Tuesday is a big dayfor the Diamond City. Once again the focus of the Democratic presidentialcampaigns is on northeaster...
Monday, March 31, 2008 at 9:27PM EST
5. I-Team Update: Beaten Prisoner to Sue County
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- There is new information in an exclusive I-Team story involving the alleged assault of an inmate at the Luzerne County P...
Monday, March 31, 2008 at 9:00PM EST
6. Rock Slide Shuts Wyoming County Road
FALLS TOWNSHIP, WYOMING COUNTY- Route 92 in Wyoming County is closed in both directions due to a rock slide between State Routes 307 and 2004 in Falls...
Monday, March 31, 2008 at 7:45PM EST
7. Protesting Pump Prices
WILKES-BARRE -- 100 plus truckers convoy to Harrisburg in an effort to convince lawmakers to address the issue of rising diesel prices. As of March 31...
Monday, March 31, 2008 at 7:38PM EST
8. Family Homeless After Schuylkill Co. Fire
RUSH TOWNSHIP, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY- The home of David Pupko on East Main Street was mostly consumed by the powerful blaze by the time firefighters arriv...
Monday, March 31, 2008 at 7:34PM EST
9. Grid Iron Bash at PSU Canceled
STATE COLLEGE, CENTRE COUNTY- The first ever concert at Penn State's Beaver Stadium will not go off as planned. MSL Sports announced today it has ...
Monday, March 31, 2008 at 7:00PM EST
10. Police Searching for Two Missing People
Police need your help as they search for two missing people in our area... In Monroe County... Police are looking for Monica Hall of East Stroudsburg ...
Monday, March 31, 2008 at 6:57PM EST
11. WBRE News Irons Out Wrinkled Floor
WBRE News is on the side of a Bradford County couple who hit a brick wall when their new flooring didn't live up to its guarantee. So they turned ...
Monday, March 31, 2008 at 6:21PM EST
12. Classes Cancelled for Northwest Area School District
UNION TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY - Classes are cancelled Tuesday in the Northwest Area School District as teachers prepare to hit the picket lines. More...
Monday, March 31, 2008 at 5:38PM EST
13. Voting System Unveiled in Lackawanna County
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - A new voting system was unveiled Monday morning in Lackawanna County. Voters will once again use paper ballots in the up...
Monday, March 31, 2008 at 5:23PM EST
14. Stroud Area Business Owners Upset About Bridge Construction
EAST STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY- If you plan to drive between Stroudsburg and East Stroudsburg -- you better plan to wait. Traffic can only move on on...
Monday, March 31, 2008 at 5:13PM EST
15. New Shooting Range Opens in the Poconos
STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY- Police officers in the Poconos will soon have a new place to practice. A local businessman spent nearly three million doll...
Monday, March 31, 2008 at 4:32PM EST
16. Mohegan Sun Announces New Restaurants and Shops
PLAINS TWP., LUZERNE COUNTY- One of the finest steak houses in the country plans to open a restaurant in our area. Ruth's Chris will headline the ...
Monday, March 31, 2008 at 4:27PM EST
17. Arson Destroys Fiorelli's Catering in Peckville
PECKVILLE, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Investigators have ruled that a fire that destroyed Fiorelli's Catering in Peckville early Monday morning is a case ...
Monday, March 31, 2008 at 12:43PM EST
18. President Clinton Steals the Show at St. Patrick's Day Parade
GIRARDVILLE, Schuylkill County-The tiny town of Girardville came alive unlike any other Saturday.Thousands in the community celebrated with a belated ...
Saturday, March 29, 2008 at 6:47PM EST
19. Spring Break for Autism
DUNMORE, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Lots of peopleout and about Friday night mixing and mingling for a good cause. WBRE-TV News stopped by the Parish Center ...
Saturday, March 29, 2008 at 6:47PM EST
20. Store Robbed in Wayne County
State police in Wayne County are investigating a convenient store robbery. Police say it happened at the Joe's Kwik mart on State Route 191 in Newfoun...
Saturday, March 29, 2008 at 6:47PM EST
21. Fire Crews Now Better Prepared to Serve and Protect
LAKEWOOD, WAYNE COUNTY- The Northern Wayne Fire Company letting the community know how their donations are being spent. The fire department held a fi...
Friday, March 28, 2008 at 10:29PM EST
22. Order of the Silver Rose
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- A grassroots campaign designed to honor Vietnam Veterans suffering from the affects of Agent Orange. It’s called ...
Friday, March 28, 2008 at 9:19PM EST
23. Spring Break for Autism
DUNMORE, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Lots of people out and about Friday night mixing and mingling for a good cause. WBRE-TV News stopped by the Parish Center...
Friday, March 28, 2008 at 9:15PM EST
24. Prisoner Severely Beaten While in Luzerne County Prison
WILKES-BARRE- His face had to be rebuilt. He has 140 stictches and he can barely talk. The end result of an alleged beating inside the Luzerne County...
Friday, March 28, 2008 at 5:42PM EST
25. School Reacts to Child's Death
HAWLEY- A school district in the Poconos is in mourning after an 11-year-old boy was killed in a fire early Friday morning. The young victim has been...
Friday, March 28, 2008 at 5:08PM EST
26. Williamsport Crime Summit
Williamsport, Lycoming County - Police, crime watch members and city leaders met to talk about the zero tolerance police by Mayor Gabe Campana. Those ...
Friday, March 28, 2008 at 5:03PM EST
27. Luzerne Co. Man Will Go to Trial For Double Murder
RICE TOWNSHIP- Court papers point to strained relations and financial hardship in the case of a double murder in Rice Township. Police say a Luzerne C...
Friday, March 28, 2008 at 4:47PM EST
28. Scranton's Mayor and Police Chief Threatened
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- A Scranton man is facing charges after police said he threatened to kill members of the Scranton Police Department and t...
Friday, March 28, 2008 at 4:17PM EST
29. D'Elia Pleads Guilty
HUGHESTOWN, LUZERNE COUNTY- A reputed mob boss pleads guilty in federal court Friday on several charges. 62 year old William D'Elia of Hughestown...
Friday, March 28, 2008 at 4:10PM EST
30. 4 Teens Arrested in Armed Robbery
BANKS TOWNSHIP, CARBON COUNTY- Four people facing charges in connection with an armed robbery in Carbon County are behind bars. The hold-up happened ...
Friday, March 28, 2008 at 4:01PM EST
31. Strike at Northwest Area Set to Begin Tuesday
SHICKSHINNY, LUZERNE COUNTY- Northwest Area teachers said they will hit the picket lines beginning this Tuesday, April 1. Teachers there have been wo...
Friday, March 28, 2008 at 3:31PM EST
32. 11-Year-Old Boy Dies in Wayne County Fire
BERLIN TOWNSHIP- It was a tragic scene Friday morning in Berlin Township, Wayne County as a child dies in a fire and other family members are burned. ...
Friday, March 28, 2008 at 12:07PM EST
33. $200,000 Grant for Watsontown Playground
Tuesday, Mar 4, 2008 @10:00pm EST WATSONTOWN, NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY- A Northumberland County playground is about to get a major face lift thanks to $2...
Friday, March 28, 2008 at 12:07PM EST
34. 4 Latinos Sentenced to "Learn the English Language"
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- Learn the English language and you'll stay out of jail. It's part of a sentence a Luzerne County judge handed do...
Thursday, March 27, 2008 at 7:23PM EST
35. $4 Million Plant, Jobs On Way To Forest City
Monday, Mar 3, 2008 @11:24pm EST FOREST CITY, SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY- An empty field marks the spot of a planned electronics firm that's expected to b...
Thursday, March 27, 2008 at 7:23PM EST
36. Arrest Made After Arson at State Rep's Office
Mount Carmel Police say 28-year-old Kevin Mazur torched State Representative Robert Belfanti's office over Easter weekend. Belfanti says the dange...
Thursday, March 27, 2008 at 7:13PM EST
37. Another Luzerne Co. Employee Arrested for Stealing Money
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- It’s a that we first told you about here on PAHomePage.com Wednesday evening. An employee from the Luzerne County ...
Thursday, March 27, 2008 at 7:06PM EST
38. Deadly Accident in Monroe County
PRICE TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY - An East Stroudsburg woman is dead after an accident Thursday morning in Monroe County. It happened at the intersection...
Thursday, March 27, 2008 at 6:59PM EST
39. Appeal Filed in Stephen Scher Case
MONTROSE, SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY - Doctor Stephen Scher wants another new trial. As expected, lawyers for the 67-year-old filed an appeal in Susquehanna C...
Thursday, March 27, 2008 at 6:55PM EST
40. Man Pleads Guilty to Hair Salon Hammer Attack
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- Thomas Leyshon is accused of attacking four women at a hair salon in Plains Township, "I'm very sorry about wha...
Thursday, March 27, 2008 at 6:53PM EST
41. Drug Store Begins Selling DNA Paternity Tests
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY --This week, Rite-Aid Pharmacies began selling the first DNA Paternity Test Kits. DNA samples are usually taken at a doct...
Thursday, March 27, 2008 at 5:40PM EST
42. The Stork Report #2
NEW YORK CITY- From baby “bling” to designer jeans to "green" products for the tiniest consumers, we recently saw it all in New ...
Thursday, March 27, 2008 at 5:20PM EST
43. Huge Auto Parts Store Fire Ruled Arson
EYNON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- State Police investigators say the fire that damaged the Highway Auto Parts Building in Eynon late Wednesday night is a case...
Thursday, March 27, 2008 at 12:53PM EST
44. Financial Scandal Unravels At Luzerne Co. Jail
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- The chips are beginning to fall in a scandal surrounding the Luzerne County Correctional Facility and the county's ...
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 10:16PM EST
45. Split Verdict in Bradford County Murder Trial
TOWANDA, BRADFORD COUNTY - After several hours of deliberations on Wednesday, jurors returned a split verdict in the murder trial of Josphine Parkhurs...
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 10:13PM EST
46. Hackett and Meuser Face Off In Wyoming County
TUNKHANNOCK, WYOMING COUNTY- The Pennsylvania Primary is just a few weeks away. In Tunkhannock, Wyoming County a Meet the Candidate night was sponsore...
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 9:03PM EST
47. City Worker Found Sleeping On The Job
WILKES-BARRE, Luzerne County - Asleep on the job, that's how WBRE News found a city employee working in Wilkes-Barre. It all started with a few ce...
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 7:27PM EST
48. Teacher Sick Out Closes St. Nicholas - St. Mary's
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- Classes are cancelled Thursday for St. Nicholas – St. Mary's Elementary School in Wilkes-Barre. Teachers have ...
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 5:46PM EST
49. More L.E.D. Traffic Lights Coming to Central PA
Mahoning Township, Montour County- A project is underway in Central Pennsylvania to make traffic lights more energy efficient, with taxpayers hopefull...
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 5:30PM EST
50. Another Missing Money Probe in Luzerne County
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- An investigation is underway into missing money at the Luzerne County Treasurer’s Office. It's the latest high...
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 5:27PM EST
51. I-Team Update: Contractor Banned From Working
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY --Now an update to an I-Team story we first brought you more than a year ago. A judge has put a Wilkes-Barre contractor o...
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 5:25PM EST
52. Parkhurst Murder Trial Goes to Jury
TOWANDA, BRADFORD COUNTY- A jury is still deliberating the fate of a Sayre woman who is charged with the death of her mother. 35-year-old Josephine P...
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 5:19PM EST
53. School Bus Driver Had Drunk Driving Record Before Hiring
MOUNTAIN TOP, LUZERNE COUNTY- A school bus driver arrested for drunk driving waived his preliminary hearing in Luzerne County court Wednesday. 53-year...
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 5:10PM EST
54. Cemetery Thefts Continue in Luzerne County
FRANKLIN TWP., LUZERNE COUNTY- A sacred resting place has become a target for thieves. For the last six months, thieves have been stealing expensive v...
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 5:00PM EST
55. Local Grocery Store Struggles in Slowing Economy
STROUD TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY- A family owned grocery store tries to keep the business rolling even though customers are buying less. "The price...
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 5:00PM EST
56. Tough Times for Pocono Food Pantry
STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY - Times are getting tough. Some people have trouble paying all of their bills and getting food on the table. That also mean...
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 4:12PM EST
57. Scranton's Single Tax Office Under Investigation
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- There has been another call for a probe of the so-called Single Tax Office in the City of Scranton. Lackawanna County of...
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 3:59PM EST
58. Lakeland Students Conducting Drive for Our Troops
SCOTT TOWNSHIP, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Students in Lackawanna County are asking for your help and also help for our troops over seas. They're collect...
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 3:53PM EST
59. Litter Crew Cleans Highway
BARTONSVILLE- PennDOT calls it one of the first signs of spring. When the weather warms up, crews start to clean all the litter that was tossed out th...
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 1:52PM EST
60. Crews Battle Large Brush Fire
SPRINGBROOK TOWNSHIP, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Firefighters from two counties and the forestry department battled a large brush fire Tuesday afternoon and e...
Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at 11:50PM EST
61. Former Special Needs Teacher Sentenced
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- A former special needs teacher has been sentenced to 18-months probation for assaulting three students last year. 62-year...
Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at 11:30PM EST
62. Wake Up Call for Baseball
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY-Baseball fans and particularly Boston Red Sox fans might be a little tired if they woke up to watch the opener of the 2008...
Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at 10:14PM EST
63. Bear Creek Cafe Closing
BEAR CREEK, LUZERNE COUNTY- A popular Luzerne County eatery will close its doors by the end of the week. The picturesque "Bear Creek Cafe" i...
Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at 10:12PM EST
64. Sludge Concerns in Sullivan County
MILDRED, SULLIVAN COUNTY - Concerns over New York City sludge are making waves in Sullivan County. For the last nine months, waste has been trucked in...
Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at 6:11PM EST
65. Jersey Shore Fire Displaces Mother and Two Sons
Jersey Shore, Lycoming County- Three people are homeless after flames rip through an apartment building in Lycoming County this morning. That fire sta...
Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at 4:10PM EST
66. Select Wegmans To Sell Beer, Wine
WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY- Seven Wegman's Supermarkets have been given the green light to sell wine and beer in the commonwealth. The...
Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at 12:13PM EST
67. More Money Troubles Surround Luzerne County
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- Government leaders are finding themselves in hot water over money yet again. This time bidding practices at the jail, or...
Monday, March 24, 2008 at 10:44PM EST
68. Fire Chief's Home Goes Up in Flames
Shrewsbury Twp., Lycoming County - Firefighters were called to a fire in Lycoming County and arrived on the scene to find their chief's home in fl...
Monday, March 24, 2008 at 7:32PM EST
69. Drugs & Guns Seized From South Scranton Home
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - Assault weapons, knives, ammunition and even gas masks were among the arsenal of weapons that were taken out of a home i...
Monday, March 24, 2008 at 6:43PM EST
70. Luzerne County Couple Scammed By Texas Travel Agent
HANOVER TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY --Now to what was supposed to be a trip one Luzerne County family would never forget. But their travel agents took th...
Monday, March 24, 2008 at 5:34PM EST
71. Homicide Investigation in Snyder County
Selinsgrove, Snyder County- A suspicious shooting death in West Perry Township is now being called homicide. State Police at Selinsgrove, along with S...
Monday, March 24, 2008 at 5:27PM EST
72. Neighbors React to Arson at State Representative's Office
Mount Carmel, Northumberland County- A weekend fire at a state representative’s office in Northumberland County is being called arson. Investiga...
Monday, March 24, 2008 at 5:23PM EST
73. LCCC Looks to Expand in Downtown Nanticoke
Nanticoke, Luzerne County - Plans are back in the works to re-develop a professional building into a new facility for Luzerne County Community College...
Monday, March 24, 2008 at 4:57PM EST
74. Voter registraion deadline
It was a very busy day at your local voter registration office. People signing up to cast their vote In time for the April primary election. It's...
Monday, March 24, 2008 at 4:14PM EST
75. Developer Plans to Rent Office Space in Southern Union Building
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Scranton developer Jerry Donahue Monday confirmed that he is the lead agent for an investment group which is buying the S...
Monday, March 24, 2008 at 3:59PM EST
76. American Cancer Society Daffodil Sale Locations
The American Cancer Society Daffodil Days Campaign is celebrating 35th anniversary in Pennsylvania and although more than 15,000 orders have been pla...
Monday, March 24, 2008 at 3:38PM EST
77. Stroudsburg's Main Street Construction
STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY- With all of the traffic in downtown Stroudsburg it's no wonder people like Hazel and Fred Hildebrant say it's terr...
Monday, March 24, 2008 at 3:15PM EST
78. Local Tomato Producer Forced to Stop Growing
NEWTON TOWNSHIP, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Keith Ecket made it official Monday. His farm will not grow a tomato crop this year. Eckel farms has been the stat...
Monday, March 24, 2008 at 1:52PM EST
79. Home for the Holiday
PLYMOUTH, LUZERNE COUNTY - There's a gift better than any Easter Basket, a hug from someone you love who you haven't seen in months. Marine La...
Saturday, March 22, 2008 at 10:19PM EST
80. Last Minute Push for PA's Democratic Primary
WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON - Time's ticking if you want to get out and get registered to vote for Pennsylvania's Democratic Primary next month. As ...
Saturday, March 22, 2008 at 1:25PM EST
81. Good Friday Food Rush
Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County - A crowd collected inside Valley Seafood in Wilkes-Barre waiting for their Good Friday dinner orders. In the back more t...
Friday, March 21, 2008 at 8:32PM EST
82. Grisly Details Emerge From Pottsville Double Murder
POTTSVILLE, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY- Investigators are revealing more information about a Pottsville double murder. The man they say pulled the trigger, Nor...
Friday, March 21, 2008 at 6:08PM EST
83. Major Film Produced By Local Men Premieres
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY --The glare of Hollywood lights -- is right on northeastern Pennsylvania as the movie "Bonneville" opens in our...
Friday, March 21, 2008 at 5:39PM EST
84. A 31-Pound Chocolate Easter Egg!
DANVILLE, MONTOUR COUNTY- With Spring finally here and Easter right around the corner, this is one of the “sweetest” stories you’ll ...
Friday, March 21, 2008 at 4:02PM EST
85. Good Friday & Easter Goodies More Costly
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- Easter and Good Friday traditions are well underway this holiday weekend. This year prices are climbing for some Easter ...
Friday, March 21, 2008 at 3:38PM EST
86. Southern Union Building is Reportedly Being Sold
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Sources tell WYOU News the Southern Union Building on Lackawanna Avenue in Scranton is being sold to "a prominent lo...
Friday, March 21, 2008 at 1:58PM EST
87. Local Church Observes Good Friday with "Cross Walk"
MILLVILLE, COLUMBIA COUNTY- Dozens in Columbia County took part in a solemn Good Friday tradition this morning. More than 100 people from the very you...
Friday, March 21, 2008 at 1:13PM EST
88. Old Friend of Hillary Clinton Getting National Attention
DUNMORE, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- 82-year-old Hazel Price of Dunmore says she suddenly finds herself getting a lot of national attention because of her memo...
Friday, March 21, 2008 at 1:00PM EST
89. Two Bodies Found Inside Pottsville House
Pottsville, Schuylkill County-Police and Detectives remain on the scene at 700 North 13th Street where two bodies have been discovered. The State Poli...
Friday, March 21, 2008 at 12:56PM EST
90. Colorectal Cancer Rates High in Pennsylvania
DANVILLE, MONTOUR COUNTY- Pennsylvania ranks among the highest states in the nation in cases of colorectal cancer. And the disease is equally common i...
Friday, March 21, 2008 at 12:55PM EST
91. Holy Thursday Observed
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY AND VATICAN CITY, ROME- Holy Thursday services held around the world and here at home as the faithful begin the solemn ob...
Thursday, March 20, 2008 at 10:32PM EST
92. Train Accident Under Investigation
MILTON, NORTHUMBERLND COUNTY-A deadly train accident under investigation Thursday Night in Milton Northumberland County. Police tell us 59 year old Wa...
Thursday, March 20, 2008 at 9:51PM EST
93. Early Easter Means Less Colorful Flowers
Easter is the holiday that marks the coming of the spring season. But this Easter weekend might be a little lacking in color. When you talk about Eas...
Thursday, March 20, 2008 at 9:41PM EST
94. Broadhead Road Closed in Pike
MONROE-PIKE COUNTIES- Travel is not easy along Broadhead Road on the Monore-Pike county line. A huge sink-hole has opened in the road which is in Lehm...
Thursday, March 20, 2008 at 9:29PM EST
95. Williamsport Parking Website Up and Running
WILLIAMSPORT, LYCOMING COUNY- Parking.. can sometimes be a pain.. But in Williamsport. City leaders are trying to make it a little easier. The City Pa...
Thursday, March 20, 2008 at 9:25PM EST
96. Month Long Drug Investigation End with Arrests
HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY-Four people under arrest after a drug bust in Hazleton. These are the suspects arraigned Thursday night on a number of drug c...
Thursday, March 20, 2008 at 8:33PM EST
97. Car Break-In Arrest
WRIGHT TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY-Police in the mountain top area of Luzerne County, have made a second arrest, in connection with a rash of car-break-i...
Thursday, March 20, 2008 at 8:21PM EST
98. I-Team: 15,000 Dental Records Locked Up
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY -- It's a convoluted story that leaves possibly 15,000 patients without their records and former employees without th...
Thursday, March 20, 2008 at 4:53PM EST
99. Cause of Sunbury Fire Undetermined
SUNBURY, NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY- A Sunbury woman remained under hospital evaluation at Noon Thursday afer being rescued from her burning home Wednesday...
Thursday, March 20, 2008 at 4:27PM EST
100. An Apple a Day Keeps Economic Troubles Away?
Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 @04:25pm EST EAST STROUDSBURG - Teresea Greene has slaved over hot pots of caramel for the last few weeks, filling her candy ca...
Thursday, March 20, 2008 at 4:25PM EST
101. Flooding Along Tunkhannock Ave. In Exeter
EXETER, Luzerne County Wednesday night’s rain brought plenty of problems. Part of Tunkhannock Avenue in Exeter had to close. Businesses along th...
Thursday, March 20, 2008 at 4:19PM EST
102. Shimkus to Wage a Write-in Campaign
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- State Representative Frank Andrews Shimkus D 113th has decided to appeal to the voters rather than the Supreme Court to w...
Thursday, March 20, 2008 at 2:55PM EST
103. Demolition Work Nearly Complete at Site of New Park
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- City workers say they are about two weeks away from completing demolition of an old Post Office building to make way for ...
Thursday, March 20, 2008 at 12:34PM EST
104. President Clinton Swings Through Pa.
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- President Bill Clinton made two stops in Northeastern Pennsylvania Wednesday. Call it the tale of two Clintons, the fam...
Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at 11:17PM EST
105. Geno's Signs Can Stay
PHILADELPHIA-....A popular Philadelphia sandwich shop will be allowed to display "English Only" signs. Joe vento, who owns the famous Geno&#...
Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at 8:23PM EST
106. Protesting the War and Praying for Our Troops
LAWSVILLE , SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY-Protesting the war and praying for the troops. Several vigils and demonstrations held across the region on this the fif...
Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at 8:16PM EST
107. Coming Attractions: Update on Williamsport Movie Theater
WILLIAMSPORT, LYCOMING COUNTY- Construction work is right on pace for a movie theater in downtown Williamsport. When it's finished the "Cinem...
Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at 8:12PM EST
108. Fake Fireman Arrested in Luzerne County
EDWARDSVILLE, LUZERNE COUNTY - An Edwardsville man is behind bars, accused of impersonating a firefighter to rip off businesses in Luzerne County. 22-...
Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at 7:05PM EST
109. Study Recommends Pre-Release Jail Facility
POTTSVILLE, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY - An overcrowding problem at the Schuylkill County prison could mean that a new facility may be built. A long awaited st...
Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at 6:56PM EST
110. New Jobs Coming to Lackawanna County
JESSUP, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - A new manufacturing plant officially opened its doors for the first time Wednesday morning and that means new jobs are com...
Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at 6:51PM EST
111. Luzerne County Bar Robbery
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY - A bar in Wilkes-Barre was robbed of roughly $400 early Wednesday morning. It happened at the Pitchers Mound Bar on Blac...
Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at 6:47PM EST
112. Easter Preparations in Central Pennsylvania
Williamsport, Lycoming County- With the big holiday just a few days away, Easter preparations are in full swing throughout Northeastern and Central Pe...
Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at 5:30PM EST
113. How Do You Prepare For A Presidential Visit?
Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008 @04:20pm EST WILKES-BARRE, Luzerne County - Wrapped up in rain gear; Dennis Hlavach parked a seat right outside Coughlin High ...
Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at 4:20PM EST
114. Gold Costs Are Growing
WILKES-BARRE/Luzerne County The cost of gold is growing all across the gamut. Now everyone's trying to make the best of the rising situation. WBRE...
Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at 4:18PM EST
115. Inflatable Dam: Dead In Water
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- A Luzerne County authority Tuesday morning decided to drop an appeal to keep the inflatable dam project alive. "It...
Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at 11:28PM EST
116. Flood Gates to be Installed
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY-Work is continuing on the Riverfront Project The Luzerne County Flood Protection Authority said Tuesday night it will ins...
Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at 9:27PM EST
117. Tax Talk in Williamsport
WILLIAMSPORT, LYCOMING COUNTY-The topic was taxes in Williamsport Tuesday Night. Members of the community took part in a tax fairness forum at Penn Co...
Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at 9:24PM EST
118. Cyber-Bullying
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY -It was a night to learn more about Cyber-Bullies and how parents can protect their children. A special program held Tues...
Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at 9:21PM EST
119. Stroudsburg Prepares for Clinton Visit
STROUDSBURG - The campaign crush continues in Pennsylvania. In the past week Presidential Candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton stopped by. Chel...
Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at 4:55PM EST
120. Thieves Target Construction Sites in Snyder County
Snyder County- Someone is targeting construction sites in Snyder County. There have been a rash of thefts there in recent weeks, and the thieves know ...
Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at 4:53PM EST
121. Bill Clinton Wilkes-Barre visit preparations
Former president Bill Clinton will stop in our region tomorrow to help his wife campaign for the white house. Mr. Clinton's first stop is Wilkes-...
Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at 4:07PM EST
122. Obama Delivers Short Address
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Senator Barack Hussein Obama, D-IL, spent eight minutes, four seconds at the microphone. He delivered brief remarks at Monday ni...
Monday, March 17, 2008 at 11:58PM EST
123. Luzerne County Purse Snatcher Caught
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- Police in Luzerne County say they have the man, who stole dozens of purses over the last several months. 28-year old Mi...
Monday, March 17, 2008 at 11:31PM EST
124. Cookies To Iraq
MOUNTAINTOP, LUZERNE COUNTY - Local soldiers in Iraq will soon receive a treat from some young supporters back home. Members of Girl Scout troop &quo...
Monday, March 17, 2008 at 11:16PM EST
125. Bill Clinton to Campaign in Northeast Pennsylvania
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY - The race for the White House is not slowing down as the Pennsylvania Primary approaches on April 22nd. This coming Wedn...
Monday, March 17, 2008 at 7:15PM EST
126. Senator Obama Meets Veterans in Scranton
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - Illinois Senator Barack Hussein Obama visited Scranton Monday afternoon. He spoke at a private round table discussion with loca...
Monday, March 17, 2008 at 7:15PM EST
127. Cheers Welcome Barack Obama to Northeastern Pennsylvania
AVOCA, LUZERNE COUNTY - Several dozen people were on hand Monday afternoon to welcome Senator Barack Obama to northeast Pennsylvania. Senator Obama...
Monday, March 17, 2008 at 7:02PM EST
128. No-Kill Animal Shelter At Risk of Bankruptcy
EAST NORWEGIAN TOWNSHIP, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY --An animal shelter in Schuylkill County may soon close its doors if it doesn't receive donations. The ...
Monday, March 17, 2008 at 5:31PM EST
129. String of Weekend Burglaries in Central PA
Central Pennsylvania- Over a two hour span Sunday afternoon, state police say three burglaries were committed and a fourth was attempted, all within a...
Monday, March 17, 2008 at 5:30PM EST
130. Wall Street West Grants Announced
SCHNECKSVILLE - This Saint Patrick's Day some people found a pot of gold - but not at the end of the rainbow - but at the end of a Wall Street plan. T...
Monday, March 17, 2008 at 4:30PM EST
131. Wall Street West Updates
SCHNECKSVILLE, LEHIGH COUNTY - Since September 11 New York's financial district has wanted a back up site where operations can continue even durin...
Monday, March 17, 2008 at 4:23PM EST
132. Scranton Robbery
Police in Scranton are investigating a robbery at a fast food restaurant. Authorities say it happened at the Arby's on 7th Avenue in Scranton around 1...
Sunday, March 16, 2008 at 10:07AM EST
133. Olyphant Power Outage
The lights are going out for people who live in one part of Lackawanna County. The electric department in Olyphant will turn off the power for part of...
Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 9:10PM EST
134. Clinton Marches in Scranton Parade
SCRANTON - Senator Clinton smiled and waved with Governor Ed Rendell and Mayor Chris Doherty by her side. Thousands of screaming supporters waved sign...
Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 8:49PM EST
135. Parade Day in Scranton
SCRANTON - Some come for the traditional entertainment. Others come for the party. No matter what the reason, everyone in Scranton had something in co...
Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 8:42PM EST
136. Scranton St. Patrick's Day Parade Preps
Scranton, Lackawanna Co. - Even before sun up we found this street sweeper, scooping up trash, bringing a shine to the streets. This window washer als...
Friday, March 14, 2008 at 8:06PM EST
137. Court Rules Frank Shimkus Off Primary Ballot
LACKAWANNA COUNTY- A political shakeup in Lackawanna County as State Representative Frank Shimkus is removed from the upcoming primary election ballot...
Friday, March 14, 2008 at 6:54PM EST
138. Scher Receives Life in Prison
MONTROSE, SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY - Life in prison. That's the sentence for convicted killer Stephen Scher in Susquehanna County. After a two week tria...
Friday, March 14, 2008 at 6:43PM EST
139. Highway Body Parts Case Heads to Court
TOBYHANNA, MONROE COUNTY - Police say he brutally murdered a woman, sawed her bod apart, stuffed her remains in eight different trash bags along the h...
Friday, March 14, 2008 at 5:50PM EST
140. Man Facing 58 Charges In Local Burglaries
PITTSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY - A Pittston man is behind bars after confessing to nearly two dozen burglaries in the greater Pittston area. Police say it a...
Friday, March 14, 2008 at 5:33PM EST
141. Rt. 15 Repairs Underway in Lycoming County
Cogan House Township, Lycoming County- More than 40 years of improvements to Route 15 in Central Pennsylvania will wrap up with a $60 million repair p...
Friday, March 14, 2008 at 5:00PM EST
142. Obama and Clinton Eyeing Wilkes-Barre
First, a high profile visit to Scranton by Hillary Clinton last week. Now a Barack Obama visit is confirmed. But Scranton is not the only local city ...
Friday, March 14, 2008 at 4:51PM EST
143. Mother Facing Charges for Her 3-year-old Daughter's Death
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Police in Scranton have charged 25-year-old Kashema Reddish with Felony Endangering the Welfae of Children in connection ...
Friday, March 14, 2008 at 4:45PM EST
144. State Awards Gaming Money
HARRISBURG – The Department of Community and Economic Development has awarded $11,556,096 in grants to thirteen Luzerne County municipalities, t...
Friday, March 14, 2008 at 12:56PM EST
145. Bridge To Be Named After Fallen Fire Fighters
PITTSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY- The Water Street Bridge will soon become a symbol recalling ultimate sacrifice. Two neighboring communities, separated by a...
Thursday, March 13, 2008 at 11:40PM EST
146. Dr. Stephen Scher Found Guilty of First Degree Murder
MONTROSE, SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY - After an eight day trial that was heavy with emotion, the verdict in the Stephen Scher murder re-trial came in late Thu...
Thursday, March 13, 2008 at 11:00PM EST
147. W-B Police No Longer Attend Crime Watch Meetings
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- Wilkes-Barre crime watch groups are upset with the mayor saying he won't allow a police officer to attend their mont...
Thursday, March 13, 2008 at 7:43PM EST
148. Body of Missing Pike County Man Found
LEHMAN TWP., PIKE COUNTY- The body of a Pike County man missing since February has been found. Police tell WBRE News the body of 54-year-old John Lest...
Thursday, March 13, 2008 at 7:41PM EST
149. Dog Raid Turns Up Drugs and Weapons
A New York man is charged with letting more than a dozen caged dogs live in their own feces and urine. He's also facing drugs and weapons charges ...
Thursday, March 13, 2008 at 6:20PM EST
150. Jury Renders Verdict in Baby's Death Case
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY - Could they be blamed for the death of their daughter? That was the question jurors had to decide in the case of a coupl...
Thursday, March 13, 2008 at 6:15PM EST
151. High School in Poconos Put on Lockdown
STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY- There were some scary moments Thursday at a Monroe County school as the school was put into lockdown. School officials pu...
Thursday, March 13, 2008 at 6:00PM EST
152. Holy Cross HS Closed Friday by Teacher Sick-out
SCRANTON/DUNMORE, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Both campuses of Holy Cross High School are closed Friday due to a faculty sick-out. It's believed to be the...
Thursday, March 13, 2008 at 6:00PM EST
153. Bradford County Teen's Autopsy Inconclusive
TOWANDA TWP., BRADFORD COUNTY- The Bradford County Coroner says he is waiting for toxicology test results before making a final determination in the d...
Thursday, March 13, 2008 at 5:42PM EST
154. Kingston Police Warn of Donation Calls
KINGSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY - Kingston Police are raising questions tonight about a statewide organization allegedly soliciting funds on their behalf. Th...
Thursday, March 13, 2008 at 5:37PM EST
155. Multi-Million Dollar Library Expansion in Lewisburg
Lewisburg, Union County- A major library expansion project is finally underway in one part of Union County. While library and public officials held a ...
Thursday, March 13, 2008 at 5:00PM EST
156. Dunmore Fire Labeled Arson
DUNMORE, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Investigators have ruled that a fire in Lackawanna County Wednesday night was intentionally set. The blaze happened at a ...
Thursday, March 13, 2008 at 4:29PM EST
157. Pittston Murder Suspect Headed to Trial
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- A man facing charges in connection with a murder from last year in Luzerne County will head to trial. On Thursday Marce...
Thursday, March 13, 2008 at 4:21PM EST
158. Irish Flag Flying Over Scranton
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- The annual Saint Patrick's Day Parade in Scranton is just days away. Many people were getting ready to celebrate wit...
Thursday, March 13, 2008 at 4:05PM EST
159. Verdict Expected Soon in Baby Death Trial
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- We'll have to wait until sometime Thursday to find if two Luzerne County parents will be convicted for their baby&#...
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 10:27PM EST
160. Fire Crews on the Move in Plymouth and Dunmore
PLYMOUTH, LUZERNE COUNTY- Firefighters were on the move in Plymouth on Wednesday night. They were called to 221 Center Street just before 6:00 Wednesd...
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 9:06PM EST
161. Medication Stealing Nurse to be Arrested Thursday
PLAINS TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY- A WBRE I-Team exclusive. We have learned that a nurse from an outside agency who worked at Geisinger Wyoming Valley ...
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 5:43PM EST
162. New Feature For Billtown's Top 25 Most Wanted List
Loyalsock Township, Lycoming County- More progess for the Top 25 Most Wanted List in Williamsport. The newest initiative will show the most wanted ads...
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 5:33PM EST
163. Scher Case Could Go to Jury by Thursday
MONTROSE, SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY- After calling just four witnesses over the last two days the defense has wrapped up its case in the Doctor Stephen Sche...
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 5:27PM EST
164. Major Bridge Repair Work in Muncy Creek Township
Muncy Creek Township, Lycoming County- You could almost call it a bridge over troubled waters. We’re talking about the Route 405 bridge over the...
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 5:22PM EST
165. Teen's Body Found In Bradford County
TOWANDA TOWNSHIP, BRADFORD COUNTY --Searchers discover what they feared most--a 15 year-old Monroeton boy missing since Friday has been found dead. Vo...
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 5:20PM EST
166. Massive Sinkhole Leaves 100 Homeless
BATH, NORTHAMPTON COUNTY- More than 100 people are homeless because of a massive sink hole that opened up in Northampton County. The hole opened up o...
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 5:11PM EST
167. Miss Deaf America Visits Scranton School for the Deaf
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY-The Scranton School for the Deaf hosted a very special guest Wednesday evening, Chelsa Tobin, Miss Deaf America. She perfo...
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 5:10PM EST
168. Chelsea Clinton Continues Campaigning For Her Mother
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- Chelsea Clinton continues to stump for her Mother's presidential campaign. Senator Hillary Clinton came to Northeast...
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 5:06PM EST
169. Six Arrested in Shenandoah For Drugs
SHENANDOAH, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY- Six people are behind bars after a drug bust in Schuylkill County. Police raided a home in Shenandoah on Tuesday morni...
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 5:03PM EST
170. Busted with Drugs in Wilkes-Barre
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- A Luzerne County man is behind bars after a drug bust. Police in Wilkes-Barre searched the house of Marco Solis Tuesday...
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 4:57PM EST
171. Luyster Pleads Guily
HONESDALE, WAYNE COUNTY- A teenager charged in connection with her father's murder pleaded guilty on Wednesday. Prosecutors said 18-year-old Clar...
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 4:49PM EST
172. County Prison Board Adresses Health Care Concerns
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- The Lackawanna County Prison Board responded Wednesday to complaints about health care at the lockup. Those complaints w...
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 4:42PM EST
173. Students Design Local Businesses Websites.
DUNMORE, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Teams of area high school students took part in some serious high tech competition in Lackawanna County on Wednesday. It&...
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 4:04PM EST
174. Chelsea Clinton Comes To Scranton
SCRANTON, Lackawanna County- Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton paid a visit to the Electric City Tues...
Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at 11:48PM EST
175. Barack Obama Also Campaigning in PA
FAIRLESS HILLS, BUCKS COUNTY- Senator Barack Obama visited Fairless Hills where he toured a manufacturing plant and held a town hall meeting. He promi...
Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at 11:45PM EST
176. 5 Hurt When Out of Control Truck Crushes Cars
SUGARLOAF TWP., LUZERNE COUNTY- An unbelievable crash in Luzerne County Tuesday when a tractor-trailer runs out of control and crushes several cars. I...
Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at 10:57PM EST
177. New Hope for Immigrant Facing Deportation
MONROE COUNTY- An update now on the case of a family in the Poconos caught up in an immigration nightmare. WBRE News has learned the government will t...
Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at 10:57PM EST
178. Defense Begins Calling Witnesses in Scher Murder Re-Trial
MONTROSE, SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY - On the seventh day of the Doctor Stephen Scher murder re-trial, defense lawyers were finally able to start calling thei...
Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at 7:29PM EST
179. Outbursts & Objections Fill Scher Murder Re-Trial
MONTROSE, SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY - On the seventh day of the murder re-trial of Doctor Stephen Scher, prosecutors called their final witnesses Tuesday mor...
Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at 7:21PM EST
180. Attempted Abduction in Lycoming County
Clinton Township, Lycoming County- It is enough to send chills down the spine of any parent. A man tries to lure a child into a car. That is exactly w...
Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at 5:40PM EST
181. Luzerne County baby death trial
A Luzerne county mother and father head into day two of their trial, charged in the death of their baby daughter. Tuesday, we found out why it took s...
Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at 4:45PM EST
182. Beware of Magazine Scam in the Poconos
BARRETT TOWNSHIP - It's a scam going on all across the country - a fake magazine sales person convinces people to buy subscriptions but never deli...
Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at 4:39PM EST
183. Two Facing Charges in McDonald's Theft
PENN FOREST TOWNSHIP, CARBON COUNTY- You could call it a case of "Mc-theft." Two employees of a McDonald’s restaurant in Penn Forest T...
Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at 3:16PM EST
184. Campaign Workers Ready to Welcome Chelsea Clinton to Scranton
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- A day after Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was greeted by thousands of supporters in Scranton her daug...
Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at 2:59PM EST
185. Hillary Clinton Rally at Scranton High School
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- The campaigning for the Pennsylvania Primary officially kicked off in Scranton Monday with Hillary Clinton holding a big ...
Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at 12:42PM EST
186. Officials Checking How Accused Murderer Got Job At Army Depot
MONROE COUNTY- The Saturday arrest of a Tobyhanna man accused of murdering a Deanna Null and scattering her remains along the highway was the talk of ...
Monday, March 10, 2008 at 6:13PM EST
187. Hillary Clinton Stops for Old Forge Pizza
AVOCA, LUZERNE COUNTY - Hillary Clinton made her first stop in northeast Pennsylvania Monday afternoon as she tries to get the democratic nomination ...
Monday, March 10, 2008 at 5:41PM EST
188. Scher Trial Enters 2nd Week in Susquehanna County
MONTROSE, SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY- The murder re-trial of Dr. Stephen Scher is now in its second week. Monday was a half day of testimony as prosecutors co...
Monday, March 10, 2008 at 5:35PM EST
189. Looking Back On Hillary's Visits to NEPA
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY --This isn't the first time Hillary has visited our area. In fact, WBRE News has film of one of her first visits. Thes...
Monday, March 10, 2008 at 5:12PM EST
190. Parents Go to Trial After Toddler's Death
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- The trial of the parents of an Edwardsville toddler who died more than two years ago started Monday in the Luzerne Coun...
Monday, March 10, 2008 at 5:00PM EST
191. Veteran's Clinic Coming to Central PA?
Monday, Mar 10, 2008 @04:44pm EST Middleburg, Snyder County and Sunbury, Northumberland County- An announcement made late last week has Central Pennsy...
Monday, March 10, 2008 at 4:44PM EST
192. Specialty Store Opens to Help Cancer Patients
EAST STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY- When doctors told Lynn Harrison she had breast cancer last July, she stayed positive. She kept that attitude througho...
Monday, March 10, 2008 at 4:00PM EST
193. Final Preps for Senator Clinton's Visit
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- News crews and stage hands spent the better part of Monday morning preparing for the visit of Senator Hillary Clinton to ...
Monday, March 10, 2008 at 3:12PM EST
194. I-81 Roadwork Delayed
Drivers who were expecting some delays on i-81 tonight got some good news. Penndot was supposed to begin its first major bridge project tonight -- but...
Sunday, March 9, 2008 at 11:38PM EST
195. Scranton Prepares for Clinton Visit
SCRANTON - As Hillary Clinton prepares for Monday's big rally in Scranton, there's no boubt this is just the first of many visits by both camp...
Sunday, March 9, 2008 at 8:56PM EST
196. Catholic Teachers Union Saga Continues
WILKES-BARRE - Hundreds of people showed their support Sunday for Catholic teachers who want to unionize. "We simply can't give up without sa...
Sunday, March 9, 2008 at 8:49PM EST
197. Man Under Arrest in Murder of Williamsport Woman
Stroudsburg/Tobyhanna, Monroe County - Police have arrested the man they say brutally mutilated his female victim. Authorities say Charles Hicks then ...
Saturday, March 8, 2008 at 6:37PM EST
198. Fire at a Tunkhannock Restaurant
Fire crews in Wyoming County had a busy night battling a blaze at a landmark building. Flames broke out at the old Masonic Hall on East Tioga Street i...
Saturday, March 8, 2008 at 10:05AM EST
199. Possible Break In Dismembered Body Case
TOBYHANNA, MONROE COUNTY- State police and Monroe County detectives spent hours inside 131 Prospect Street. The home sits about 100 yards from the Ro...
Friday, March 7, 2008 at 11:51PM EST
200. Heavy Rains Cause Rock Slide in Lycoming County
NEAR PICTURE ROCKS, LYCOMING COUNTY-Shortly after six thirty Friday night, a busy road was closed in Eastern Lycoming County. About a mile and half no...
Friday, March 7, 2008 at 9:29PM EST
201. Police Investigate an alleged "Meth Lab" in Luzerne County
GLEN LYON, LUZERNE COUNTY- An alleged "meth lab" is found in Luzerne County. WBRE-TV News is on the scene in Glen Lyon, Newport Township as ...
Friday, March 7, 2008 at 9:25PM EST
202. Solomon Pleads Guilty
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY-The man at the center of a wild, four-day police chase last year, pleaded guilty Thursday in Luzerne County Court. Josep...
Friday, March 7, 2008 at 6:15PM EST
203. Accused Murderer Brought Back to Pittston
An alleged killed returns to Luzerne county in handcuffs. Police say 19 year old Marcellus Thomas of Hughestown burst into a Pittston home last Octob...
Friday, March 7, 2008 at 5:49PM EST
204. Register right for the Pennsylvania primaries
Pennsylvania could play a huge part in picking the democratic nominee for president. As Pennsylvania primaries approach, so does the deadline to regi...
Friday, March 7, 2008 at 5:45PM EST
205. Former Police Chief Embraces New Role
Williamsport, Lycoming County- A familiar face is back at city hall in Williamsport, helping fight crime in a brand new role. Former police chief Curl...
Friday, March 7, 2008 at 5:38PM EST
206. Ice Accident Highlights Road Debate
MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY - Three people remain in the hospital after an ice fishing accident Thursday night in Monroe County. The th...
Friday, March 7, 2008 at 5:13PM EST
207. Hillary Clinton Coming To Scranton Monday
The Clinton campaign has confirmed that Sen. Hillary Clinton will visit Scranton on Monday, March 10 at 6pm. She will speak at Scranton High School. D...
Friday, March 7, 2008 at 5:09PM EST
208. Van Hits Tree, Kills Driver
LOWER TOWAMENSING TOWNSHIP, CARBON COUNTY- One man is dead after a violent one car crash in Carbon County Friday morning. It happened on Fireline Road...
Friday, March 7, 2008 at 4:40PM EST
209. Truck Spills Cotton Seed over Highway
MUNCY, LYCOMING COUNTY- Traffic delays on a section of a major area interstate that was closed for several hours. It happened Friday morning along I-1...
Friday, March 7, 2008 at 4:28PM EST
210. Hillary Clinton Will Visit Scranton on Monday!
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Scranton Mayor Chris Doherty said he has received word that U.S. Senator and Presidental candidate Hillary Clinton will ...
Friday, March 7, 2008 at 3:29PM EST
211. Ice Fishing Safety Concerns
KINGSTON TOWNSHIP, Luzerne County - Ice safety is always a concern, especially after Thursday night's incident in Monroe County. WBRE's Jill K...
Friday, March 7, 2008 at 3:12PM EST
212. Restaurant Re-Opens After Devastating Fire
Plains Township, Luzerne County - They are back in business, less than six months after a fire gutted a Luzerne County Restaurant The River Grille ope...
Friday, March 7, 2008 at 2:59PM EST
213. Cold Medicines Used to Get a Buzz
CLARKS SUMMIT, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Investigators in Lackawanna County are concerned about another growing drug problem. It involves the misuse of over...
Friday, March 7, 2008 at 2:56PM EST
214. Spared From Deportation, Released From Jail
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- "I'm so happy. It's great." That was Rukie Paputchi's reaction when asked about being released fr...
Thursday, March 6, 2008 at 11:17PM EST
215. Rescue Roadblocks
MONROE COUNTY- Monroe County emergency crews were pressed into "Rescue Mode" Thursday night after three people were reported stranded "...
Thursday, March 6, 2008 at 10:50PM EST
216. Shamokin Area Teacher Remembered Thursday Night
SHAMOKIN, NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY- An emotional and sad Thursday night in Shamokin, Northumberland County. A community turned out to remember a mother, ...
Thursday, March 6, 2008 at 10:26PM EST
217. Local and State Police Honored
DUNMORE, LACKAWANNA COUNTY-In Dunmore, Lackawanna County it was a day of honor for six police officers from Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties. They were...
Thursday, March 6, 2008 at 9:20PM EST
218. Snee to be Honored with Parade In Montrose on Saturday
MONTROSE, SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY-The signs of support for Chris Snee are everywhere in downtown Montrose. At Miss Penny's Diner, a giant sign hangs in...
Thursday, March 6, 2008 at 8:30PM EST
219. Teen Dies in Tioga County Crash
DELMAR TOWNSHIP, TIOGA COUNTY- Icy conditions are being blamed for a deadly crash in Tioga County Wednesday night. It happened on Route 287 in Delmar...
Thursday, March 6, 2008 at 6:08PM EST
220. Family of Rescued Flood Victim Mad at City
WILKES-BARRE. LUZERNE COUNTY- It was a tremendous flood rescue with a sour ending. A Wilkes-Barre teenager stalled out in flood water Wednesday morni...
Thursday, March 6, 2008 at 5:57PM EST
221. Sewage truck rollover
A stinky mess along interstate 80 in Luzerne county. Thousands of gallons of raw sewage spilled when a truck wrecked early Thursday morning. A big ri...
Thursday, March 6, 2008 at 5:39PM EST
222. New Program Helps Victims Track Their Attackers
Bloomsburg, Columbia County- Victims of violent crimes in Columbia County have a new tool to keep track of their attackers. It’s a 24-hour, auto...
Thursday, March 6, 2008 at 5:36PM EST
223. Flood Fund Proposed
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Flood concerns were on the minds of politicians and Emergency Management officials in Lackawanna County. Hearings were h...
Thursday, March 6, 2008 at 5:13PM EST
224. Jurors Hear From Scher in Susquehanna County
MONTROSE, SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY - The past is coming back to haunt Doctor Stephen Scher in Susquehanna County. Prosecutors re-lived the dramatic testimon...
Thursday, March 6, 2008 at 5:06PM EST
225. P.A. Savin Program
It's called the Pennsylvania Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification System. And while the title is a mouthful, the goal is simpl...
Thursday, March 6, 2008 at 4:44PM EST
226. Insurance Company Drops Lackawanna County.
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- An insurance company involved in a legal battle with Lackawanna County said it will not renew any of its policies with t...
Thursday, March 6, 2008 at 3:43PM EST
227. Clarks Summit Police Investigate Possible Internet Scam
CLARKS SUMMIT, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- A company thought to help people with getting a loan is actually under investigation for stealing money from custom...
Thursday, March 6, 2008 at 3:35PM EST
228. Icy Conditions Causing Problems
HARVEYS LAKE, LUZERNE COUNTY-The heavy rains leaving a lot of wet roads and the cold temperatures making them icy. That's what happened around Har...
Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at 10:05PM EST
229. Chris Higdon's Deal or No Deal
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY-Chris Higdon says it was the coolest experience of his life. The lights, the cameras, the girls, Howie Mandel and those c...
Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at 9:22PM EST
230. Scher Re-Trial Focus Shifts to Crime Scene
MONTROSE, SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY - Testimony continued Wednesday in the murder re-trial of Doctor Stephen Scher in Susquehanna County. Jurors heard testim...
Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at 6:29PM EST
231. Scher's Ex-Wife Testifies at Murder Re-Trial
MONTROSE, SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY - There was gripping testimony Wednesday afternoon in the murder re-trial of Doctor Stephen Scher in Susquehanna County. ...
Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at 5:41PM EST
232. Fundraiser for Lillian Gallagher
Loyalsock Township, Lycoming County- A heartwarming fundraiser is being held for a precious little girl named Lillian Gallagher in Lycoming County thi...
Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at 5:36PM EST
233. Man Accused in Deadly Arson Will Head to Trial
MARSHALLS CREEK, MONROE COUNTY - James Miller, of Northampton County, will go to trial to face charges that he set a deadly fire in Marshalls Creek. ...
Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at 5:02PM EST
234. Hillary's Ties to Scranton
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- The Democratic race for the White House picked up new life Tuesday night after Hillary Clinton's big wins in Ohio, T...
Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at 4:52PM EST
235. Jackson Township Evacuations
JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Luzerne County - Mother Nature delivered a healthy dose of rain and plenty of problems to Luzerne County's Back Mountain this mo...
Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at 4:26PM EST
236. Scott Twp. Woman Sentenced for Fatal DUI Crash
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- A Lackawanna County woman will spend at least six months in prison for her part in a deadly drunk driving crash. 24-year ...
Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at 3:36PM EST
237. Dramatic flooding rescue in Wilkes-Barre
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- There was a dramatic water rescue in Wilkes-Barre. Justin Seabridge of Wilkes-Barre drove his truck through an overflowi...
Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at 1:05PM EST
238. Scranton Council Again Bombarded By Complaints
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- A handful of people again took aim at the top brass of the city's fire department Tuesday night. "Get rid of th...
Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at 12:30PM EST
239. Drunk Driver Found Guilty of Killing Girlfriend in Crash
POTTSVILLE, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY- A Schuylkill County jury finds a Tremont Township man guilty of cutting his girlfriend's life short. Neil Hatfield...
Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at 11:39PM EST
240. First Witnesses Called in Stephen Scher Re-Trial
MONTROSE, SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY - Opening statements and the first witnesses took the stand Tuesday in the murder re-trial of Doctor Stephen Scher. Juror...
Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at 11:14PM EST
241. Back To Paper Ballots In Lackawanna County
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- If you plan to vote in Lackawanna County don't expect to see electronic voting machines anytime soon. Voters heading ...
Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at 10:52PM EST
242. Fire Crews in Union County Respond to House Fire
WEST BUFFALO TOWNSHIP, UNION COUNTY- Fire crews responded to a house fire in the village of "Forest Hill" Tuesday evening, that's north ...
Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at 9:14PM EST
243. Fell Charter School Hosts Open House
SIMPSON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY-The Fell Charter School in Lackawanna County held an Open House Tuesday night. It's an effort to enroll more students. ...
Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at 6:11PM EST
244. Man Accused In Baseball Bat Beating Of Family Accepts Plea Deal
WILKES-BARRE, Luzerne County A Hazleton man accused of attacking his wife and daughter with a wooden baseball bat accepts a plea deal in Luzerne Count...
Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at 4:41PM EST
245. New Medical College receives $30,000 grant.
Tuesday, Mar 4, 2008 @10:51am EST SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Representatives of the new Medical College to be built in Scranton have received a $30,...
Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at 4:41PM EST
246. Family Searches For Clues in Young Man's Murder
BARTONSVILLE - Every day thousands of cars drive by a giant digital billboard on route 611 in Bartonsville. Every day murder victim Lee Vanluvener'...
Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at 3:59PM EST
247. Pocono Company to add Jobs
MOUNT POCONO - The machines never stop at Monadnock non-wovens in Mount Pocono. The company ships plastic to places that make things like medical face...
Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at 3:30PM EST
248. Warrant Out For Dupont Police Officer
WYOMING, LUZERNE COUNTY- State Police Wyoming reports a felony arrest warrant has been issued for Dave Turkis, a member of the Dupont Borough police d...
Monday, March 3, 2008 at 11:35PM EST
249. I-Team LCCC Investigation
It seems, there may be more money missing or misplaced than first thought. And we learned Monday the state police are now involved in that investigat...
Monday, March 3, 2008 at 10:30PM EST
250. Jury Selected in Stephen Scher Re-Trial
MONTROSE, SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY - After just about four hours Monday morning, a jury was selected to hear the high profile murder re-trial of Doctor Step...
Monday, March 3, 2008 at 7:24PM EST
251. Drunk driving death case heads to trial
A promising college graduate, hired as a teacher, whose life was cut short. Shannon Sullivan of Pine Grove died in a drunk-driving accident in August...
Monday, March 3, 2008 at 7:06PM EST
252. Williamsport Fugitive List Off to Fast Start
Williamsport, Lycoming County- What a difference a week makes! Just seven days after Williamsport officials launched their on-line list of the city...
Monday, March 3, 2008 at 3:59PM EST
253. D.A. Asks Bar Owners to Open Later on Parade Day
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Lackawanna County D.A. Andy Jarbola is asking Scranton bar owners to delay the opening of their establishments for two ho...
Monday, March 3, 2008 at 3:58PM EST
254. Thrift Shop Recovers from Fire
PLYMOUTH, LUZERNE COUNTY - When Robert Fisher drove by the community services thrift store in Plymouth the balloons caught his eye and he had to stop....
Monday, March 3, 2008 at 2:35PM EST
255. Lackawanna Courthouse Annex has Date with Wrecking Ball
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Crews are taking apart the top floor of the Lackawana County Courthouse Annex. Demolition of the annex on the Linden Stre...
Monday, March 3, 2008 at 1:45PM EST
256. Two Men Will Go to Trial for Arson Charges
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Arson and related charges against two men suspected in a Wayne to Lackawanna County crime spree have been forwarded to co...
Monday, March 3, 2008 at 1:11PM EST
257. Fire Damages Former Chamberlain Manufacturing Plant
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - Flames shot from the roof of the former Chamberlain Plant in downtown Scranton late Sunday afternoon. Investigators say ...
Sunday, March 2, 2008 at 9:36PM EST
258. Fire Damages Double Block Home
TAYLOR, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - Firefighters were on the move Sunday morning in Taylor borough. A double-block home on South Main Street was damaged by fi...
Sunday, March 2, 2008 at 9:31PM EST
259. Scher Re-Trial To Begin Monday in Susquehanna County
MONTROSE, SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY - A high-profile murder trial that is more than 30 years old will enter a new phase Monday morning in Susquehanna County....
Sunday, March 2, 2008 at 9:26PM EST
260. New Church Holds Services in Scranton
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - A new church opened for the first time Sunday morning in Lackawanna County. The Steamtown Church in Scranton has been in...
Sunday, March 2, 2008 at 9:16PM EST
261. Deadly Accident in Schuylkill County
WAYNE TOWNSHIP, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY - Two 19-year-olds were killed after an accident Saturday night in Schuylkill County. State Police say Adam Offidani...
Sunday, March 2, 2008 at 9:13PM EST
262. Interstate 81 Roadwork Begins Monday
MOOSIC, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - If you use Interstate 81 at night, get ready for big delays beginning Monday. PennDOT plans to begin its first major bridg...
Sunday, March 2, 2008 at 9:09PM EST
263. Two die in in Fatal Crash
Two people die in a one car crash in Schuylkill County.. It happened on Luckenbill road in Wayne Township around 7 Saturday night. State Police say 19...
Sunday, March 2, 2008 at 10:07AM EST
264. Telephone Service Restored in Lycoming County
WILLIAMSPORT, LYCOMING COUNTY - Telephone service has been restored for residents in the Garden View section of Williamsport. Lycoming County Departme...
Saturday, March 1, 2008 at 8:29PM EST
265. Deadly Bar Fight in Lycoming County
MUNCY, LYCOMING COUNTY - One man is dead and another facing criminal charges after a Friday night bar fight in Lycoming County. Muncy Police say 31-ye...
Saturday, March 1, 2008 at 8:06PM EST
266. Violent Home Invasion in Wayne County
NEWFOUNDLAND, WAYNE COUNTY - Three people are behind bars after a violent home invasion Saturday morning in Wayne County. State Police say it happened...
Saturday, March 1, 2008 at 8:03PM EST
267. Wanted Fugitive to be Featured on America's Most Wanted
TAMAQUA, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY - The hunt for a Schuylkill County man, who has been missing for more than six months, is about to heat up. Russell Rehrig,...
Saturday, March 1, 2008 at 8:00PM EST
268. Car Vandalism Spree in Schuylkill County
HEGINS, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY - State Police are looking for the person or people who went on a car vandalism spree early Saturday morning on Route 25 in ...
Saturday, March 1, 2008 at 7:56PM EST
269. Alternative Energy Fair in Columbia County
BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY - Hundreds of people came together Saturday in Columbia County to talk about the importance of alternative energy. More th...
Saturday, March 1, 2008 at 7:52PM EST
270. Wilkes University Students Help Hurricane Katrina Victims
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY - More than 20 college students from Wilkes University are giving up the fun and sun of their spring breaks to help other...
Saturday, March 1, 2008 at 7:45PM EST
271. Man killed in bar fight
One man is dead and another faces murder charges after a bar fight in Lycoming County. It happened inside Papagallo's Tavern on North Main Street in M...
Saturday, March 1, 2008 at 10:07AM EST
  


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