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May 2008

1. Murder Suspect Turns Himself In
EDWARDSVILLE, LUZERNE COUNTY- Police say accused murderer 19-year-old Gregory Fann of Wilkes-Barre turned himself in Saturday morning. Investigators s...
Saturday, May 31, 2008 at 10:02AM EST
2. Helicopter Crashes in Pottsville; All 3 on Board Survive
POTTSVILLE, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY- A medical helicopter crashed shortly after taking off in Pottsville around 9:00 P. M. Friday injuring the three people ...
Friday, May 30, 2008 at 10:30PM EST
3. Our Lyndall Stout Is a Mommy!!
You all wanted to see video of the newest WBRE TV family member. Here he is..."Spencer Perry and his mommy, our very own Lyndall Stout. Spencer i...
Friday, May 30, 2008 at 10:20PM EST
4. Relay For Life
LUZERNE COUNTY- It was a emotional night in the Back Mountain of Luzerne County Friday night. People gathered to light candles in honor of those who h...
Friday, May 30, 2008 at 9:24PM EST
5. Searching for a gunman
Police say they're searching for a Wilkes-Barre teenager in connection with an Edwardsville shooting death. 19 year old Gregory Fann of Wilkes-Ba...
Friday, May 30, 2008 at 6:39PM EST
6. One Tank Trip: Clover Hill Winery
UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP, LEHIGH COUNTY --If the rising costs of gas and plane tickets have you thinking of staying close to home this summer, we'r...
Friday, May 30, 2008 at 5:55PM EST
7. New Airline Takes Over Myrtle Beach-bound Flights
AVOCA, LUZERNE COUNTY --An airline set to begin flying thousands of local passengers to Myrtle Beach will not get off the ground in Avoca. But if you ...
Friday, May 30, 2008 at 5:44PM EST
8. Vacant Home Burns in Hanover Twp.
HANOVER TWP., LUZERNE COUNTY- It took crews from four different departments to put out a fire at a vacant home on Division Street Friday afternoon. Ac...
Friday, May 30, 2008 at 5:18PM EST
9. Sunbury Couple Brings Dinosaur to Life
Sunbury, Northumberland County- Dinosaurs have been extinct for millions of years. But a paleontologist from Central Pennsylvania has brought hundreds...
Friday, May 30, 2008 at 5:08PM EST
10. New Hospital in Monroe County?
Friday, May 30, 2008 @ 05:00pm EST SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP - The owners of Westfield Hospital in the Lehigh Valley want to put up a new hospital along rou...
Friday, May 30, 2008 at 5:00PM EST
11. Crime on the Rise
STROUD TOWNSHIP - Thieves have taken some of the fun out of Rock 'N' Willy's in the Stroud Mall lately. The owners said in the past few mo...
Friday, May 30, 2008 at 4:55PM EST
12. Nanticoke Fire
A Nanticoke fire is controlled quickly before a young boy is hurt. John VanBuskirk rushed home to see fire trucks and his son sitting outside his Wes...
Friday, May 30, 2008 at 12:48PM EST
13. Riverbank Death Investigation
EDWARDSVILLE, LUZERNE COUNTY- With reports of shots fired and a victim struck by gunfire, the Luzerne County Coroner would only say that human remain...
Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 11:38PM EST
14. McAdoo Supermarket Fire
McADOO, Schuylkill County- A number of fire crews on the move in McAdoo, Schuylkill County. They were called to the Boyers Food market for a very smok...
Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 10:46PM EST
15. Buckle Up Its The Law
ARCHBALD, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Buckle up its the law. Archbald Police doing a seatbelt check Thursday night. Police set up this seatbelt checkpoint alon...
Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 9:52PM EST
16. Professor Accused of Serving Alcohol To Minors
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- A Marywood University professor is in trouble with the law. He's accused of giving alcohol to minors. The Lackawanna ...
Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 6:00PM EST
17. High School Pays Tribute to Fallen Firefighter
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- A Lackawanna County high school pays a lasting tribute to a former graduate who died fighting a fire this year. A plaque ...
Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 5:31PM EST
18. Not So Safe Project in the Poconos?
Thursday, May 29, 2008 @ 05:17pm EST STROUDSBURG - Construction workers are building wider curbs to make is safer to walk through downtown Stroudsburg...
Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 5:17PM EST
19. How To Fight Your Home's Reassessment
LUZERNE COUNTY --First gas prices soared. Then food prices rose. Now some Luzerne County homeowners may have to pay higher taxes. It's a result of...
Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 5:01PM EST
20. Cleaner Burning at Montour Plant
Washingtonville, Montour County- One of the area's coal-burning power plants just got a lot cleaner, thanks to a $600 million dollar environmental...
Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 4:56PM EST
21. The Hidden Costs of Oil
STROUD TOWNSHIP - The ripple effect from high gas prices continues to spread. Now it doesn't just cost more to fill up your car, it also costs mor...
Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 4:40PM EST
22. Late General Honored in Carbondale
CARBONDALE, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Jerome O'Malley left Carbondale and became a General, one of the most powerful men in the United States Air Force....
Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 4:12PM EST
23. Post Office Heroes Honored in Scranton
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- It was a day to honor real life heroes. Today U. S. Post Office mail carriers from across the area were recognized for go...
Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 3:26PM EST
24. Senior Night at WBAVTS
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- More than 200 seniors were recognized Wednesday night at the Wilkes-Barre Area Vocational-Technical school . The student...
Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 10:51PM EST
25. Stand Up 2 Cancer
NBC, CBS and ABC are joining forces to "Stand Up 2 to Cancer". Katie Couric, Charles Gibson and Brian Williams making the rounds on the morn...
Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 9:56PM EST
26. Final Farewell to Fallen Soldier from Pittston
PITTSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY - A true American hero. That's how hundreds of people remembered a fallen Pennsylvania patriot in Luzerne County Wednesda...
Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 7:00PM EST
27. Two Homes Destroyed in W-B Fire
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- It's going to be hard to find out why two Wilkes-Barre homes caught fire Tuesday night. The houses were gutted. Now ...
Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 6:36PM EST
28. Luzerne Co. Reassessing Their Reassessments
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- For the first time in more than 40 years, Luzerne County homes are being reassessed all at once. For people who own hom...
Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 5:56PM EST
29. Danville Re-Structuring Plan Causes Controversy
Danville, Montour County- Controversy in one part of Montour County as a local school district considers reversing its re-structuring plan. The Danvil...
Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 5:41PM EST
30. Low-Cost Airline Hits Turbulence
AVOCA, LUZERNE COUNTY --A discount airline scheduled to fly to Myrtle Beach this summer has hit some turbulence. High fuel costs have forced Southern ...
Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 5:34PM EST
31. Mercy Hospital Workers Send Packages to Troops
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Employees at Scranton's Mercy Hospital are completing a month long drive to send supplies to our troops fighting over...
Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 3:39PM EST
32. Area SWAT Teams to get armored vehicle!
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY Police SWAT Teams in Northeastern Pennsylvania will soon have a new tool to help them in emergency situations. Federal Ant...
Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 3:31PM EST
33. Habitat coming back in Scranton!
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY Habitat for Humanity is trying to make a comeback in the Scranton area. The agency, which helps low income working familie...
Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 3:24PM EST
34. Nasty Crash Sends Car into Porch
Wilkes-Barre , Luzerne County - A nasty crash sends a car into a porch in Wilkes-Barre . Crews were on the scene at Northampton and Hancock Street , ...
Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 12:39PM EST
35. Scranton's Holy Cross High To Close
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- The Scranton campus of Holy Cross High School will shut its doors, closing a rich chapter of Catholic education in the s...
Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 12:01PM EST
36. Alleged Kidnapper Turns Himself In
NANTICOKE, LUZERNE COUNTY- A man accused of kidnapping and assault nearly 2-weeks ago is now in custody. Joseph Eckrote, the man police say kidnapped ...
Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 11:05AM EST
37. 2 Firefighters Injured in Wilkes-Barre Blaze
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- A Wilkes-Barre fire inspector is trying to determine if an overnight fire that destroyed 2-homes and injured 2-firefight...
Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 11:03AM EST
38. Hick's Creek Flooding Concerns
Exeter, Luzerne County - A large crowd turned out in Exeter to talk about the ongoing flooding from Hick's Creek. Congressman Paul Kanjorski and ...
Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 11:58PM EST
39. Car Smashes into Building in Lycoming County
Jersey Shore, Lycoming County - One person is in serious condition and a building is heavily damaged after a collision in Lycoming County . One person...
Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 11:46PM EST
40. Circus is in Town
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- It was quite the sight In Wilkes-Barre Tuesday night. Elephants and horses taking a leisurely stroll. They were just hea...
Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 9:15PM EST
41. Weighing the Options
MIFFLINBURG, UNION COUNTY- No decision yet on a historic union county building. But there are plenty of opinions. The Mifflinburg Council was to decid...
Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 9:06PM EST
42. Hundreds Remember Fallen Pennsylvania Patriot
WEST PITTSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY - Hundreds of people came out Tuesday night to remember and honor the life of a fallen Pennsylvania patriot from Luzerne...
Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 6:45PM EST
43. D.A. Asks for Death Penalty in Body Parts Case
MONROE COUNTY- The man accused of dismembering woman and scattering her remains along several highways could face the death penalty. Police say Charle...
Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 6:12PM EST
44. Man Sentenced for Assaulting Elderly Patient
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- A Luzerne County man is headed to state prison for sexually assaulting an elderly Alzheimer's patient. David Gula of...
Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 6:11PM EST
45. Port Carbon to Start Crime Watch After Recent Fires
PORT CARBON, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY- The Borough of Port Carbon is taking action after a rash of suspicious fires. After nearly a dozen fires over the last...
Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 6:01PM EST
46. Community Pools Struggling to Stay Afloat
Watsontown, Northumberland County and Montoursville, Lycoming County- Thousands in our area spend the scorching summer months cooling off at community...
Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 5:55PM EST
47. Remembering Jessica Weishuhn
SWIFTWATER - A young woman from Mountainhome died on what many people call a dangerous section of road over the weekend. Her friends and family say to...
Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 4:33PM EST
48. Charter School Controversy
COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP - Controversy is building over a charter school in the Poconos. In July the Pocono Mountain School District will hold a meeting to ...
Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 4:22PM EST
49. Police Bicycles Sit Unused in Scranton
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Many police departments across the country have turned to bicycle patrols in an afford to save energy costs. That's w...
Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 2:35PM EST
50. SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL 8:00 P.M.
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 8:00 P. M. for the eastern part of our area which includes Carbon, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe,...
Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 12:25PM EST
51. High Gas Prices Cut Travel Plans for Memorial Day
Elysburg, Northumberland County- The heat is on, in terms of temperatures and prices at the pump. Gas is hovering around four dollars a gallon through...
Monday, May 26, 2008 at 7:00PM EST
52. Family & Friends Remember Fallen Luzerne County Soldier
WEST PITTSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY - A dedicated soldier and loving son. That's how family members and friends of a fallen Pennsylvania patriot are rem...
Monday, May 26, 2008 at 6:57PM EST
53. Cemetery Theft on Memorial Day
HAZLE TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY - State Police in Luzerne County are investigating a Memorial Day theft. Police say someone stole the flag holders from...
Monday, May 26, 2008 at 6:52PM EST
54. Church Theft Investigation in Sullivan County
DUSHORE, SULLIVAN COUNTY - State Police in Sullivan County are investigating a weekend robbery in a church. It happened Sunday morning between 8:30 PM...
Monday, May 26, 2008 at 6:50PM EST
55. Lackawanna County Deli Damaged by Fire
BENTON TOWNSHIP, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - A local landmark in Lackawanna County is closed because of an early morning fire. The fire started just before 10...
Monday, May 26, 2008 at 6:47PM EST
56. Garage Fire in Lycoming County
PICTURE ROCKS, LYCOMING COUNTY - Firefighters in Lycoming County spent the Memorial Day holiday working. Firefighters were called out to a garage fire...
Monday, May 26, 2008 at 6:44PM EST
57. Tamaqua Honors Veterans with Community Celebration
TAMAQUA, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY - A community in Schuylkill County came together Sunday night to honor soldiers who have dedicated their time and talents t...
Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 7:41PM EST
58. Honoring Fallen Veterans for Memorial Day
WEST WYOMING, LUZERNE COUNTY - Veterans, both past and present, were honored for their service and sacrifice with ceremonies all over northeastern and...
Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 7:36PM EST
59. Deadly ATV Accident in Northumberland County
ZERBE TOWNSHIP, NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY - One woman is dead after an ATV accident Saturday afternoon in Northumberland County. It happened on private pr...
Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 7:33PM EST
60. Rash of Arsons in Port Carbon Prompt Action
PORT CARBON, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY - A rash of arsons in Schuylkill County has one community ready to take action. The borough of Port Carbon has seen ele...
Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 7:30PM EST
61. Hazleton Stabbing Investigation
HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY - Police in Luzerne County say a stabbing late Saturday night in Hazleton was not a random act. The attack happened in the 5...
Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 7:27PM EST
62. Historic Graduation for University of Scranton
WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY - After four years of hard work, students from the University of Scranton are celebrating this Memorial Day week...
Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 7:20PM EST
63. Robeson Memorial Run
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - A fallen firefighter was honored on Saturday. Electric City Harley Davidson sponsored a ride in honor of Captain James R...
Saturday, May 24, 2008 at 9:04PM EST
64. Pittston School Vandals
PITTSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY - Police are looking for two men who broke into a school. Surveillance video captured the crime early Monday morning at the P...
Saturday, May 24, 2008 at 8:44PM EST
65. Plymouth Vietnam Memorial
PLYMOUTH, LUZERNE COUNTY - Hundreds of people attended a moving memorial service in Plymouth. The service was held at a monument dedicated to seven so...
Saturday, May 24, 2008 at 8:33PM EST
66. Holiday Traffic Advisories
Before you hit the road, check out the latest road conditions and advisories.
Saturday, May 24, 2008 at 12:00PM EST
67. $2.99 Gas Promotion Draws A Crowd
Friday, May 23, 2008 @ 10:37pm EST Kingston, Luzerne County- McCarthy Tire in Kingston offered full-service fill-ups for $2.99 a gallon while supplies...
Friday, May 23, 2008 at 10:37PM EST
68. Man Found Not Guilty in White House Cafe Killing
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY - A man accused in a deadly shooting is free. Late Friday, a Luzerne County jury acquitted Byron Vinson on charges he sho...
Friday, May 23, 2008 at 10:30PM EST
69. Catholic Teachers Want Laws Changed
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- Catholic teachers want state laws changed to support their fight to unionize. Teachers announced Friday afternoon a prop...
Friday, May 23, 2008 at 9:01PM EST
70. Gypsy Moth Spraying
Coolbaugh Township - Many say gypsy moths are a threat to forests. They chew on trees and other vegetation. Pilots only apply half a gallon an acre of...
Friday, May 23, 2008 at 8:50PM EST
71. Veteran Thanks Students
Scranton, Lackawanna County - The kids gathered everything from snacks to socks to send to the soldiers and each of them included a personal letter al...
Friday, May 23, 2008 at 8:04PM EST
72. New Home for Catholic Parish in Snyder County
Selinsgrove, Snyder County- In Snyder County, a growing parish is moving into a new home. The congregation of Selinsgrove's St. Pius X Church will...
Friday, May 23, 2008 at 5:37PM EST
73. Bed and Breakfast Gives Away Money
POCONO PINES - Some travel related businesses worry the high gas prices could lead to a slow summer season so a few Pocono resorts and hotels have com...
Friday, May 23, 2008 at 5:01PM EST
74. Governor Promotes Education Plan
POCONO SUMMIT - Governor Ed Rendell visited Pocono Mountain West High School Friday to talk about education and money. He said, In the next five or si...
Friday, May 23, 2008 at 4:54PM EST
75. Police exercise simulates a gunman on campus at Marywood University!
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY Police and emergency responders from Scranton and Dunmore conducted a training exercise at Marywood University Friday to t...
Friday, May 23, 2008 at 1:55PM EST
76. The Big Fill Up
SCRANTON - $437. No, there s no misplaced decimal point. That s how much one Massachusetts man paid to fill his RV at the Exxon on River Street in S...
Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 11:32PM EST
77. Gas Tops $4 a Gallon
Thursday, May 22, 2008 @ 08:08pm EST SCRANTON - All Valerie Kiser can do is scratch her head after stopping by the River Street Exxon in Scranton this...
Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 8:08PM EST
78. Proposed Cell Phone Tower Creates Controversy
OLD FORGE, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- A small patch of woods in Old Forge is going to be home to a big controversy. That's what neighbor Lindsey Stevens s...
Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 6:03PM EST
79. Man Turns Himself In After Deadly DUI Crash
FREELAND, LUZERNE COUNTY- 24-year-old Kevin Prussock of Freeland turned himself into police Thursday to face charges of homicide by vehicle while driv...
Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 5:54PM EST
80. High Gas Prices Not Keeping Campers Home
Most of us would like to take a vacation from these gas prices, but are they actually stopping some of us from traveling this holiday? We headed to Fr...
Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 5:21PM EST
81. Pocono Church Expands
STROUDSBURG - While churches all across northeast Pennsylvania shut down, WBRE found one in the Poconos that's growing. It may not sound as sweet ...
Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 4:48PM EST
82. Saving Diana
COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP - A Pocono community is preparing to help a woman pay tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills. Diana Davis has had two kidney...
Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 4:41PM EST
83. Logistics and Transportation Companies looking for workers!
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY Area Logistics and Transportation Companies joined a job fair at Johnson College to help them in their search for workers....
Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 2:36PM EST
84. 100 Guitar Orchestra Set to Rock Billtown
Williamsport, Lycoming County- It's shaping up to be the ultimate in rock music. One hundred guitarists are coming together in Williamsport to mak...
Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 2:35PM EST
85. Fallen Soldier Remembered A Born Leader
PITTSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY- "I know, deep in my heart, he died doing what he loved doing." Lt. Col. Stephen Zarnowksi choked back tears descr...
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 11:29PM EST
86. Many Voice Their Concerns Over School Expansion Plan
MONROE COUNTY- A large turnout at the Pocono Mountain School Board meeting. Many people are voicing their opinions over a multi-million dollar plan to...
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 11:10PM EST
87. Fire Crews Respond to Industrial Park Fire
HAZLE TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY- Fire fighters on the move in lower Luzerne County Wednesday night. Flames broke out inside dough making machine at the...
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 11:06PM EST
88. Cancer Center Opens
WILLIAMSPORT, LYCOMING COUNTY-T he largest cancer treatment center in the region is now open in Lycoming County. The "Susquehanna Cancer Center&q...
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 10:24PM EST
89. Purchasing Contract Fallout Continues in Luzerne Co.
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- More fallout connected to the awarding of contracts at the Luzerne County prison. The county purchasing director is payi...
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 10:21PM EST
90. Local Soldier Remembered
PITTSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY- A Pennsylvania National Guardsmen serves and dies for his country in Afghanistan . Lieutenant Jeffrey DePrimo was hit by a r...
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 6:12PM EST
91. Man Accused of Beating Mayor Brought Back to PA
EAST STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY- A man accused of beating a mayor in the Poconos with a baseball bat is behind bars in Monroe County. Melvin Cowart ap...
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 6:08PM EST
92. Trucking Company Supports Turnpike Lease Plan
Milton, Northumberland County- The plan to lease the Pennsylvania Turnpike is a controversial one. The proposal has divided state lawmakers, with some...
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 5:30PM EST
93. Bradford County Joins Crime Victim's Notification Network
BURLINGTON, BRADFORD COUNTY - Crime victims in Bradford County have a new place to turn. They can now get up to date information on their offender any...
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 5:22PM EST
94. State Police Honor Area Hero
DUNMORE, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- State Police at Troop R in Dunmore have presented an "Outstanding Citizenship Award" to Michael Bird of Lake Ari...
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 1:21PM EST
95. Bank Robber Sentenced
Scranton, Lackawanna County - Patrick Lucky will spend more than 19 years in federal prison for an armed robbery last year. You could say Patrick Luck...
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 12:06PM EST
96. Local Soldier Killed In Combat
PITTSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY- A U. S. Army soldier from Pittston was killed Tuesday morning in Afghanistan. We're told Jeffrey DePrimo, 35, was fatall...
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 11:14AM EST
97. Fatal Accident in Monroe County
Marshalls Creek, Monroe County - A curvy stretch of highway in the Poconos turned deadly Tuesday evening. It happened on Marshalls Creek road, north ...
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 11:57PM EST
98. Potholes Creep Back With Vengeance
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- 'Tis the season for flat tire and alignment repair. Potholes, the dark, dingy roadway abysses are cropping up on st...
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 11:27PM EST
99. Mother Pleads Guilty to Killing Her Baby
HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY- A mother from Luzerne County says she is guilty in the death of her infant son. Heather Breeland of Hazleton was accused of ...
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 6:11PM EST
100. Borough Building Crumbling in Union County
MIFFLINBURG, UNION COUNTY - Should it stay or should it go? That's the question surrounding the historic borough building in Mifflinburg. Dozens o...
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 6:03PM EST
101. Lycoming Vets Ready for Remembrance
Williamsport, Lycoming County- Lycoming County veterans will honor fallen soldiers, past and present, this weekend. Veterans Memorial Park in Lycoming...
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 5:44PM EST
102. More than 1,100 New Jobs Coming to Hazle Township
HAZLE TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY - More than 1,100 new jobs are coming to lower Luzerne County. Amazon. com plans to open a new distribution facility in...
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 5:36PM EST
103. Young Girl Seeks Diabetes Cure
POLK TOWNSHIP - A young girl in the Poconos has taken on a big job. She wants to cure a disease. Shaelyn West is not your typical fifth grader. For on...
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 4:32PM EST
104. Soldiers learn to save lives
Soldiers from Luzerne County are getting ready to head into harm's way. The Army's 11th Military Police brigade is going through some special...
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 1:01PM EST
105. Home Destroyed in Upper Augusta Twp Fire
Upper Augusta Township, Northumberland County - A chimney fire is believed to have caused the roof of a home to collapse in Northumberland County . It...
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 12:08PM EST
106. Two being charged in Scranton stabbing incident.
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY Two men are facing charges following a fight and stabbing incident in Scranton on Monday night. Police say they were calle...
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 10:54AM EST
107. Wright Township Boil Advisory
WRIGHT TWP., LUZERNE COUNTY- Some Pennsylvania American Water Company Customers in Luzerne County are under a precautionary boil water advisory. A wat...
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 10:36AM EST
108. Scranton Stabbing Investigation
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Police and other emergency crews are investigating a double stabbing case in Scranton. Police tell WBRE-TV News two peopl...
Monday, May 19, 2008 at 9:00PM EST
109. Pay Raise Alleged Result Of Deal By Former Judge
HARRISBURG, DAUPHIN COUNTY- The Pennsylvania League of Women Voters through a lawsuit filed Monday alleges former state Supreme Court Chief Justice R...
Monday, May 19, 2008 at 7:32PM EST
110. Woman's Jaw Broken In Home Invasion
KINGSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY- A woman is attacked in her own home Monday and now police are trying to find the home invader. That woman suffered a broken ...
Monday, May 19, 2008 at 6:24PM EST
111. Pennsylvania Turnpike Lease Bids Announced
HARRISBURG- The Pennsylvania Turnpike could soon be under new management. Governor Ed Rendell announced the winning bidder for the turnpike lease Mond...
Monday, May 19, 2008 at 6:10PM EST
112. The Lesnefsky Family
I have since retired, involuntarily, I must say I hit the BIG 60. My son is with the 104th CAV preparing for his second deployment to Iraq. My daught...
Monday, May 19, 2008 at 6:10PM EST
113. New Cinema Center Ready for Blockbuster Summer
Williamsport, Lycoming County- Patrons are giving downtown Williamsport's new Cinema Center "two thumbs up." Martin Bryant of Williamspo...
Monday, May 19, 2008 at 6:07PM EST
114. Floodgates Tested in Wilkes-Barre
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- It was only a test - but it’s a test of floodgates that could prove critical to people who live in one part of Wil...
Monday, May 19, 2008 at 4:29PM EST
115. Rolling Inspiration in the Poconos
MILFORD, PIKE COUNTY - Almost 300 athletes competed in the Special Olympics in Pike County Monday. The event was held at Delaware Valley High School. ...
Monday, May 19, 2008 at 3:55PM EST
116. Lifting Spirits with Special Olympics
MILFORD, PIKE COUNTY - Hundreds of athletes, ran, swam and lifted at the Special Olympics in Pike County Monday. About 300 competitors showed off thei...
Monday, May 19, 2008 at 3:47PM EST
117. Veterans Share Their Complaints with Senator Casey
AVOCA, LUZERNE COUNTY- A group of area veterans and representatives of veteran's organizations shared their concerns and problems with U. S. Senat...
Monday, May 19, 2008 at 3:17PM EST
118. Thank you
- John Blakeslee
Monday, May 19, 2008 at 08:18AM EST
119. Thank you so much
To All the Men And Women In Uniform: Thank you so much for your daily sacrifices and service to country. One of the greatest jobs of all is to serve a...
Monday, May 19, 2008 at 08:18AM EST
120. We salute you
I'm sure that many who watched, either in person or on WYOU TV, were picturing the faces of many of you as they watched the units marching by. Yo...
Monday, May 19, 2008 at 08:18AM EST
121. Veterans Honored with Parade for Armed Forces Day
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - Thousands of people filled the streets of downtown Scranton Saturday afternoon to honor veterans for the annual Armed Fo...
Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 8:38PM EST
122. Deadly Accident in Schuylkill County
WALKER TOWNSHIP, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY - One man is dead after an accident early Saturday morning in Schuylkill County. State Police say it happened aroun...
Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 8:35PM EST
123. Vacant House Destroyed by Fire in Scott Township
SCOTT TOWNSHIP, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - Firefighters in Lackawanna County are looking for the cause of an overnight house fire in Scott Township. The buil...
Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 8:31PM EST
124. Metal Castings Swiped From Monroe County Business
ROSS TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY - State Police in the Poconos are looking for the person, or people, who stole from a business. Troopers say someone stol...
Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 8:29PM EST
125. Rock Slide Threat Closes Route 120
LOCK HAVEN, CLINTON COUNTY - Drivers in Clinton County are dealing with a major headaches this weekend. Part of Route 120 between Lock Haven and Hyner...
Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 8:26PM EST
126. Plymouth Township Man On The Run After Allegedly Abducting His Ex-Girlfriend
PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, Luzerne County An elderly woman tells a "horrific" tale of how she saw her daughter being "kidnapped" Saturday ...
Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 5:32PM EST
127. Prom Promises Shattered
MILFORD, PIKE COUNTY- Tara Murphy, her date and a few dozen other Delaware Valley High School students were apparently warned, show up at the senior ...
Friday, May 16, 2008 at 10:09PM EST
128. School Drug Problem
Jenkins Township - Schools are working closely with drug and alcohol treatment programs. Counselors at Wyoming Valley Alcohol and Drug Services says t...
Friday, May 16, 2008 at 7:37PM EST
129. Son Charged in Mother's Death
MOUNT CARMEL, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY- Police say he snatched his 83-year-old mother from a Schuylkill County nursing home and she died a day later. Now Ro...
Friday, May 16, 2008 at 6:00PM EST
130. I-Team Update: Gas Quality Not Guaranteed
WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY --One year ago this week the WBRE I-Team revealed shocking news about the quality of gasoline we buy. A test sho...
Friday, May 16, 2008 at 5:38PM EST
131. Big Dance Comes Back to Danville
Danville, Montour County- It's a rite of passage for almost all high school kids. And now the big dance is coming back to Danville. You could argu...
Friday, May 16, 2008 at 4:59PM EST
132. Pocono Street Goes to the Cats
CHESTNUTHILL TOWNSHIP - One neighborhood in the Poconos has gone to the cats. People who live in the SIerra View Development demand someone cleans up ...
Friday, May 16, 2008 at 4:33PM EST
133. Monroe Prison to Change Policies
SNYDERSVILLE - Monroe County's prison could soon shake its bad reputation. Researchers wrote a report that explained how the jail could improve ab...
Friday, May 16, 2008 at 4:21PM EST
134. Student's "trash" becomes "treasure" for those in need!
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY Final exams ended at the University of Scranton Friday and many students are packing up to head home for the summer. But m...
Friday, May 16, 2008 at 2:08PM EST
135. Big Crowd Turns Out to Hear School Plans
MONTOURSVILLE- A standing room only crowd Thursday night at Loyalsock Valley Elementary School. Parents and taxpayers turning out to voice their opini...
Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 11:42PM EST
136. Body Of Woman Found In Toby Creek
LUZERNE, LUZERNE COUNTY- A woman's body was found floating in Toby Creek Thursday evening. The coroner's office would not release many detail...
Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 11:42PM EST
137. Freeland Shooting Arrest
FREELAND, LUZERNE COUNTY- A man was arrested today for his role in a Luzerne county shooting. in fact, he was the person who was shot. Freeland police...
Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 11:38PM EST
138. Route 940 Re-Opens
HAZLE TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY- Route 940 in one part of Luzerne County is now open. The section of road has been closed since April after a mine subs...
Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 10:47PM EST
139. Fine Arts Fiesta 2008
Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County - For Natalia Kerr, the Fine Arts Fiesta in Wilkes-Barre is a time to meet up with old friends who have been cooped up al...
Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 8:04PM EST
140. You Could Win a House
POCONO TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY- Some people are taking desperate measures to sell their homes in this tough real estate market. Pocono realtors tell ...
Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 5:05PM EST
141. High School Kids Showcase Auto Repair Skills
Williamsport, Lycoming County- Some local high school students faced off at a statewide automotive skills competition today at Penn College in William...
Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 4:44PM EST
142. The Future of Pocono Tourism
SCOTRUN - Pocono resorts have plans to bring in even more visitors. Since tourism is the biggest industry in the Poconos, officials always try to find...
Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 4:43PM EST
143. A $325 House
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 04:36pm EST POCONO TOWNSHIP - Some people are taking desperate measures to sell their homes in this tough real estate market....
Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 4:36PM EST
144. Drug Sweep In Greater Pittston Area
PITTSTON/JENKINS TOWNSHIP; Luzerne County WBRE News was first to tell you about ‘Operation Hometown,” a drug sweep in the Greater Pittston...
Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 3:56PM EST
145. College opposes plans for new bar.
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY Goodfella's Pizza opened its new restaurant in Scranton's Hill neighborhood at 5 o'clock Thursday. But plans f...
Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 2:57PM EST
146. Old factory renovations nearly complete.
THROOP, LACKAWANNA COUNTY Renovations are nearly complete on the former Thompson Electronics factory in Throop. The new owners are already attempting ...
Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 2:45PM EST
147. Hanover Area Students' Support Suppressed
HANOVER TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY- About a dozen Hanover Area High School students wore standout yellow t-shirts with the words "Free Kev" o...
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 11:26PM EST
148. Two Men Charged In Brazen Jewelry Store Heist
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- Two men who say they're from New York were charged 8:30 Wednesday night in the armed robbery of Hazle Street jewelr...
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 9:17PM EST
149. Dealing With Allergies
WILKES-BARRE -- About 50 million Americans suffer from allergies and this region is not the easiest place to live if you suffer from them. The Asthma ...
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 7:59PM EST
150. Jewelry store hold up
Robbers hit a jewelry store in Wilkes-Barre . Two men were arrested in connection with Wednesday morning's Dunay Jewlrey store robbery. He and an...
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 6:43PM EST
151. Board Mulls Proposal to Close Elementary School
Montoursville, Lycoming County- A proposal to close an elementary school in the Montoursville Area School District has some parents up-in-arms. If app...
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 5:13PM EST
152. Poconos Pup Adoption Regret
EAST STROUDSBURG - A Monroe county woman regrets giving away her puppy and now she's fighting to get it back. A few months ago Tania Kuhenbeaker a...
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 4:30PM EST
153. Fire Forces 3 From Their Susquehanna Co. Home
CLIFFORD, SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY- The cause of a house fire in Clifford, Susquehanna County is still under investigation. Flames broke out overnight forci...
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 4:20PM EST
154. A call for public service at Scranton's annual Armed Forces Weel Lincheon.
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY More than 400 people, many of them veterans, turned out for the annual Armed Forces Week Luncheon in Scranton on Wednesday...
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 12:36PM EST
155. Ceremonies mark construction of Scranton Redevelopment project!
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY Governor Ed Rendell joined city officials and local developers to celebrate construction on a major downtown Scranton rede...
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 12:23PM EST
156. Second Amendment Squabble
DICKSON CITY, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- The right to bear arms comes to a head at a Dickson City Borough Council meeting Tuesday night. Packed in like sardi...
Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 11:00PM EST
157. Dress Code Proposed in Stroudsburg Area
STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY - Administrators in the Stroudsburg Area School District explained their uniform proposal to parents Tuesday night. It woul...
Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 8:17PM EST
158. Gun Rights in Dickson City
WILKES-BARRE -- Dickson City Police responded to a 9-1-1 call of armed people in a restaurant last Friday. Once they arrived they asked the people who...
Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 7:28PM EST
159. Man Hit & Killed on Bicycle in Scranton
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- A man was killed in a bicycle accident in Scranton this afternoon. It happened at the corner or Wyoming and Lackawanna Av...
Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 7:10PM EST
160. DA Seeks Death Penalty Against Baby Death Suspect
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - Prosecutors say they're going for the death penalty for a Scranton man accused of killing a baby. Michael Blakey was...
Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 7:07PM EST
161. Bear Attack in Lycoming County
PLUNKETTS CREEK TOWNSHIP, LYCOMING COUNTY- A woman was injured and her dog killed in a bear attack in Plunketts Creek Township Monday night. A woman l...
Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 7:06PM EST
162. Luzerne County Business Fire Ruled Arson
HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY --A building owned by a man who is the focus of an I-Team investigation goes up in flames. And police are trying to figure ou...
Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 7:05PM EST
163. Alleged Arsonist Waives Preliminary Hearing
DANVILLE, MONTOUR COUNTY- He volunteered to fight fires but police say Chester Cyphers of Danville started dozens of them. Cyphers waived his prelimi...
Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 7:00PM EST
164. Two Hurt in Route 115 Crash
BEAR CREEK TWP., LUZERNE COUNTY- Two people were hurt when a car and pickup truck crashed on Route 115 in Luzerne County Tuesday. Police say Charles D...
Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 6:56PM EST
165. Man Shot in Freeland
FREELAND, LUZERNE COUNTY- A man was shot in Freeland Tuesday afternoon and now police are questioning several people. WBRE News was there minutes afte...
Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 6:52PM EST
166. State Takes Taxi Companies for a Ride
EAST STROUDSBURG - Every time Daniel Wade starts his Taxi, it costs a little more and we all know why. "Gas is everything. Without gas you don...
Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 5:01PM EST
167. Kohl's Coming to Billtown
Williamsport, Lycoming County- Attention shoppers! A major department store is moving to downtown Williamsport. The announcement comes on the heels of...
Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 4:45PM EST
168. One of a Kind Conference in Danville
DANVILLE, MONTOUR COUNTY- Veterans in rural areas are finding it harder to get treatment after coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan. Quality treatmen...
Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 4:23PM EST
169. Car Theft Investigators Meet in Scranton
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Law enforcement officers from more than a dozen states are in Scranton for the annual convention of the International Ass...
Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 1:22PM EST
170. Gas Surging Skyward
KINGSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY- Gas prices continually drive upward, fueled by Wall Street oil prices. A barrel went for $126 Monday sparking record smashi...
Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 12:15PM EST
171. Best Restaurant Contest
PARADISE TOWNSHIP - Restaurants in the Poconos have a plan to bring in new customers that could save you some cash. Janet Bailey enjoyed a rare treat ...
Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 05:17AM EST
172. Frozen Hamburger Patty Recall
NEW YORK - Price Chopper is pulling Fairbank Farms from its freezers because it could contain pieces of hard plastic. The recall includes the followin...
Monday, May 12, 2008 at 10:11PM EST
173. Classrooms for the Future
HARRISBURG, DAUPHIN COUNTY- Monday was classrooms for the future day at the state capitol. More than 200 high school students from 32 districts took p...
Monday, May 12, 2008 at 9:58PM EST
174. Vandals Hit Kingston Businesses With Graffiti
KINGSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY- All along Market Street in Kingston graffiti was spray painted on businesses in an area that covered more than five blocks. ...
Monday, May 12, 2008 at 9:03PM EST
175. Golf Tournament Honors Fallen PA Patriot
HANOVER TWP., LUZERNE COUNTY- With a swing of the club golfers took aim at remembering a Back Mountain soldier Monday. 130 people hit the links at the...
Monday, May 12, 2008 at 8:55PM EST
176. Man Pleads Guilty to Sex Crimes Against Kids
STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY- From a courthouse cleaner to jail cell keeper, a former Monroe County worker avoids a trial by making a plea agreement. Mi...
Monday, May 12, 2008 at 8:37PM EST
177. Price for Speaking Out?
Monday, May 12, 2008 @ 07:22pm EST WILKES-BARRE -- The anti-illegal immigration organization Voice of the People USA wanted to hold a rally at Public ...
Monday, May 12, 2008 at 7:22PM EST
178. Thieves Nab Puppy From Pet Store
MARSHALLS CREEK, MONROE COUNTY- Police in the Poconos are looking for a puppy thief and the criminal was caught on camera. A group of men walked into ...
Monday, May 12, 2008 at 7:10PM EST
179. Williamsport Unveils "Lights On" Initiative
Williamsport, Lycoming County- Williamsport city officials announced their “Lights On” initiative to brighten up unlit or dimly lit city s...
Monday, May 12, 2008 at 5:34PM EST
180. Caring is Sharing in Billtown
Williamsport, Lycoming County- Those in need in the Williamsport area are getting a major helping hand this week. Several charitable organizations are...
Monday, May 12, 2008 at 5:25PM EST
181. Cut Your Commute By Hundreds of Dollars
Gas prices hit another record high today --$3.69 for a gallon of regular. That’s a 35 cent increase from last month. There may be nothing we can...
Monday, May 12, 2008 at 5:05PM EST
182. Family of murder victim speaks out
A tense court hearing for a man who allegedly killed two Schuylkill County teenagers. Norman Nickle of Pottsville will stand trial for the murders. I...
Monday, May 12, 2008 at 4:38PM EST
183. Sexual Predator Sentenced to 25 Years
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- A Scranton man will spend between 9 and 25 years in prison on child rape and drug charges. Julio Santiago was sentenced f...
Monday, May 12, 2008 at 2:44PM EST
184. Fire Destroys Lackawanna County Home
MADISONVILLE, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - Flames raced through a home in one part of Lackawanna County Sunday afternoon destroying the building. Thick, white ...
Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 8:47PM EST
185. Fire Forces West Pittston Family From Home
WEST PITTSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY - An early Sunday morning fire in Luzerne County, which forced two families from their homes, has been ruled accidental....
Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 7:23PM EST
186. Business Plaza Fire Ruled Accidental
SAINT CLAIR, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY - A fire that damaged a strip mall Saturday morning in Schuylkill County has been ruled accidental. There is only minor...
Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 7:19PM EST
187. Two Suspects Arrested in Kingston Drug Bust
KINGSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY - Two people are behind bars after a drug bust this weekend in Kingston. Kristen Dantona and Dennis Cottle were both taken in...
Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 7:16PM EST
188. Fire In West Pittston
Fire crews were busy battling a blaze overnight. It happened in the 3 hundred block of Spring Street in West Pittston around 2:30 Sunday morning. No o...
Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 10:01AM EST
189. Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested in Wilkes-Barre
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY - Police in Luzerne County say they have the man who tried to hold-up a Wilkes-Barre gas station Saturday night. The robb...
Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 10:22PM EST
190. Deadly Accident in Lackawanna County
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - A Scranton man is dead after a car accident Saturday afternoon in Lackawanna County. It happened just before 4:00 PM on ...
Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 10:19PM EST
191. Pedestrian Hit By Van & Killed in Columbia County
BERWICK, COLUMBIA COUNTY - Investigators have released the name of the man who was hit by a van and killed Friday afternoon in Columbia County. The ac...
Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 10:12PM EST
192. Stamp Out Hunger Collection Drive
PITTSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY - People all over northeastern and central Pennsylvania mailed it in Saturday to give back to their communities. For the 16th...
Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 10:04PM EST
193. Fire Damages Plaza Under Construction in Schuylkill County
SAINT CLAIR, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY - Firefighters in Schuylkill County are looking for the cause of a fire that damaged a business plaza early Saturday mo...
Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 10:00PM EST
194. Construction Accident in Lackawanna County
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - Federal officials have been called in to investigate a construction accident Saturday morning in Lackawanna County. It h...
Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 9:58PM EST
195. Fire in Schuylkill County
A firefighter is hurt battling a blaze in Schuylkill County overnight. The blaze broke out at the Coal Creek Business Plaza on Route 61 in Saint Clair...
Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 10:01AM EST
196. Drug Task Force Raid Nets Two Dozen Alleged Offenders
Sunbury, Northumberland County- Two dozen alleged drug offenders have been rounded up following a three month investigation in Northumberland and Mont...
Friday, May 9, 2008 at 5:20PM EST
197. Fourth Arrest in 2005 Edwardsville Murder Case
EDWARDSVILLE, LUZERNE COUNTY- A fourth arrest was made Friday in the beating death of an elderly Luzerne County man back in 2005. Police say this pers...
Friday, May 9, 2008 at 4:45PM EST
198. Man Ordered to Stand Trial for Glass Bar Shooting
KINGSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY- Police call it an execution-style murder and Friday the alleged triggerman had his day in court. The killing took place insi...
Friday, May 9, 2008 at 4:40PM EST
199. Friend Testifies At Chris Hahn Hearing
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- 20-year-old John Carrill describes his best friend, Christopher Hahn, as a wonderful person, the type of guy who would be...
Friday, May 9, 2008 at 4:35PM EST
200. Stem Cell Therapy Performed On First NEPA Dog
BLAKELY, LACKAWANNA COUNTY -- Here’s a story that may amaze you. Shelby became the first dog in our area to receive stem cell therapy. It helped...
Friday, May 9, 2008 at 4:29PM EST
201. Jumping for Heart in Stroudsburg
STROUDSBURG - Kids honored a special teacher in the Poconos Friday and got some good exercise too. Stroudsburg High School teacher Jay Effross died la...
Friday, May 9, 2008 at 4:15PM EST
202. Pocono Woman Honors Mom with Book
EAST STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY- With Mother's Day just around the corner, some will scramble to find just the right gift but others will struggle...
Friday, May 9, 2008 at 4:00PM EST
203. Attorneys ask for recount of votes for State Representative in the 113th District!
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY Lackawanna County's Election Board has been asked to recount all of the Democratic ballots cast for State Representati...
Friday, May 9, 2008 at 10:26AM EST
204. Mine Subsidence Eroding Confidence
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- Neighbors from Matson Avenue paint a frightening picture. Mine subsidences continue to haunt the Parsons neighborhood. ...
Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 11:41PM EST
205. Science Can Be Fun!
PLAINS TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY- Science can be fun. We found that out first hand tonight when some young minds showed off their hard work. We stopped...
Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 10:48PM EST
206. Store Discount Card Offers Gas Savings
DUNMORE, LACKAWANNA COUNTY-- With rising gas prices we're all looking for ways to save money. Thursday a grocery store chain kicked off a new prom...
Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 9:55PM EST
207. Franklin Towsnship Residents Learn About Gas Drilling
FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY- A big crowd turned out Thursday night in Luzerne County to talk about natural gas drilling on their properties. Gas...
Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 9:06PM EST
208. Do You Believe in Psychics?
Thursday, May 8, 2008 @ 07:48pm EST WILKES-BARRE -- They claim they can get a sense of things to come, from cards, palms or even themselves. Are psych...
Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 7:48PM EST
209. East Stroudsburg Mayor Talks About Bat Attack
EAST STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY- It took more than a year and a half to find him, but a man accused of beating the mayor of East Stroudsburg with a ba...
Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 7:14PM EST
210. Gas Companies Moving in Rapidly
DIMOCK TWP., SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY- Gas companies are starting to drill in Northeastern Pennsylvania and the numbers just jump out at you. In the last ye...
Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 6:12PM EST
211. Wayne County Group Hopes to Block Drilling
DAMASCUS TWP., WAYNE COUNTY- Thousands of landowners are signing the dotted line in the northern tier hoping to cash in big on natural gas drilling. ...
Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 6:00PM EST
212. Bound For Beijing Tour Visits Billtown
Williamsport, Lycoming County- The U. S. Women's Softball Team is definitely bound for Beijing. But not before they take on the Longstreth Regiona...
Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 5:00PM EST
213. Kids' Day at PNC Field
MOOSIC, Lackawanna County - It's one day out of the entire school year kids from all over the area get to trade in their books for baseball. A lit...
Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 4:16PM EST
214. Court looks for volunteers to help troubled children!
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY Lackawanna County Court is looking for some adult volunteers willing to train to work with children who find themselves in...
Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 4:04PM EST
215. Carbondale Orders 'Nuisance Apartment' Closed
CARBONDALE, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Carbondale's Code Enforcement Officer has posted a notice on an apartment in the 200 block of South Main Street ord...
Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 1:23PM EST
216. Fire Damages Lackawanna County Business
SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- An air conditioning unit is to blame for a fire at a Lackawanna County business. Investigators say the fir...
Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 11:53PM EST
217. Fire at Exeter Police Officer's Home
EXETER, LUZERNE COUNTY- A fire marshal will be on the scene Thursday morning to investigate a fire at the home of an Exeter police officer. Crews were...
Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 11:49PM EST
218. Pharmacy Robbed in Scranton
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- It was a terrifying night for a pharmacy clerk forced to hand over prescription painkillers or be shot. That's what a...
Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 11:30PM EST
219. Two Dozen Students Cited For Illegal Party
PRINGLE, LUZERNE COUNTY- Twenty five teenagers were cited Tuesday for a variety of charges including trespassing and underage drinking. Police say a ...
Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 11:22PM EST
220. Newsmakers To Air Sunday, May 11th CEO Topic
WBRE TV NEWSMAKERS TO AIR SUNDAY MAY 11TH PROGRAM AIRS 5:30 A. M. AND 11 A. M. HUNGER AND MEETING THE BASIC NEEDS OF FAMILIES IN OUR AREA IS THE MISS...
Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 9:51PM EST
221. Motive for 2005 Edwardsville Murder Released
EDWARDSVILLE, LUZERNE COUNTY - After living in fear for nearly three years, an Edwardsville neighborhood is resting easier. Three arrests have been ma...
Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 7:01PM EST
222. Law School Plans Take Major Step Forward
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY - Plans to bring a new law school to Wilkes University took a major step forward Wednesday morning. The dean of the law s...
Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 6:53PM EST
223. Fallen State Police Officers Remembered
WYOMING, LUZERNE COUNTY - Fallen state police troopers were remembered Wednesday afternoon in Luzerne County. The annual memorial program was held at ...
Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 6:45PM EST
224. Man Acquitted in Beating Trial
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- It took a Luzerne County jury three hours to find 31-year-old Arthur Jones not guilty in his beating trial. He was accus...
Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 5:11PM EST
225. You Can Help a Soldier's Family
MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY- A community group is holding a fund raiser to collect money for a marine from Monroe County. Friends of the...
Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 4:00PM EST
226. Stamping Out Hunger in the Poconos
EAST STROUNDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY- When you check your mail Wednesday you may find a note from the post office. Letter carriers are asking you to help ...
Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 3:54PM EST
227. Nay Aug Park Tiger Dies
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Reba, the Siberian tiger housed at the Nay Aug Park Wildlife Center, has died. The animal passed away in her cage at the ...
Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 1:46PM EST
228. Scranton tears down arson damaged house.
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY Scranton city's demolition crew is tearing down a house damaged in an arson fire. The work got started Wednesday morni...
Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 10:38AM EST
229. Arrests Made in 2005 Edwardsville Murder Case
EDWARDSVILLE, LUZERNE COUNTY- State Police in Wyoming arrested three people in the 2005 murder of Peter Lach. The 72-year-old was found beaten and rob...
Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at 11:35PM EST
230. Jones Case to the Jury
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- A jury will get the case of a Wilkes-Barre man accused of a brutal assault outside a bar on Wednesday. Arthur Jones is a...
Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at 9:40PM EST
231. Hughestown Fire
HUGHESTOWN, LUZERNE COUNTY- A fast-moving fire in Hughestown heavily damaged one home Tuesday afternoon. Crews were call to Rock Street just after 3. ...
Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at 7:32PM EST
232. Do PFAs Work?
Tuesday, May 6, 2008 @ 07:17pm EST WILKES-BARRE -- Over 4,000 Protection From Abuse orders are written in Pennsylvania each year, but are they keeping...
Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at 7:17PM EST
233. Bat Attack Suspect Arrested After Standoff
DUNMORE, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - A night of terror in Lackawanna County ended with an afternoon standoff and an arrest. Investigators say 36-year-old Flo...
Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at 7:12PM EST
234. Driving Under the Influence: Repeat Offenders
The I-Team is on your side with a look at a growing problem: drunk driving and repeat offenders. Some people are not getting the message. They’r...
Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at 6:38PM EST
235. Scranton Leading the Way in DUI Patrols
The I-Team is on your side taking a close look at drunk driving. We’ll take you on patrol with the DUI “Top Guns.” Their mission is...
Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at 6:00PM EST
236. Community in Limbo
DELAWARE WATER GAP - A company that laid off hundreds of workers is now keeping an entire town in limbo. Laird Technologies told officials it would co...
Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at 5:05PM EST
237. Resort Gives Away Gas Money
PARADISE TOWNSHIP - One resort in the Poconos is using the high gas prices to lure in customers. "It's too much, it's outrageous to tell ...
Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at 5:05PM EST
238. Motorcycle safety awareness month
May is motorcycle safety awareness month in Pennsylvania . There are more motorcycles on the road now more than ever. That's what Riders World ge...
Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at 4:08PM EST
239. Neighbors weary after big rig rollover
A tractor trailer rolled on its side at about 8:30 Tuesday morning on East Northampton street in Laurel Run. Emergency crews hauled off the driver in...
Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at 4:01PM EST
240. Scranton Police Still Searching for Baseball Bat Attacker
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Police in Scranton are trying to locate a man they say assaulted a woman and her 5-year-old son with a baseball bat. The ...
Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at 2:21PM EST
241. State Police Manhunt Near LaPlume
LAPLUME, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Police are looking for a man wanted for assaulting several people with a baseball bat Monday evening. Authorities were cal...
Monday, May 5, 2008 at 11:05PM EST
242. Kingston Jewelry Store Held Up
KINGSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY- Police cars from all over Luzerne County's west side surrounded Steve Hydock Diamonds in Kingston Monday morning. Just b...
Monday, May 5, 2008 at 7:07PM EST
243. Latest Webcast - Poconos
KINGSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY- Police cars from all over Luzerne County's west side surrounded Steve Hydock Diamonds in Kingston Monday morning. Just b...
Monday, May 5, 2008 at 7:07PM EST
244. Foster Parenting in PA
WILKES-BARRE -- May is Foster Care Awareness month. On any given day there are 20,000 children living in foster care in Pennsylvania. Even with this a...
Monday, May 5, 2008 at 6:50PM EST
245. Wilkes-Barre yard sinks again
Neighbors in the parson's section of Wilkes-Barre thought their mine subsidence problems were over. But after drilling last week, more holes were...
Monday, May 5, 2008 at 4:45PM EST
246. White House Cafe owners in Luzerne County court
The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is ready to go head to head the owners of a troubled Wilkes-Barre bar. Last year the board told the White House...
Monday, May 5, 2008 at 4:32PM EST
247. New Library Branch Opens in Wilkes-Barre
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- The North Branch of the Osterhout Free Library is back open. The Wilkes-Barre library closed because of a fire last year...
Monday, May 5, 2008 at 3:43PM EST
248. Burglars Strike at Viewmont Mall
DICKSON CITY, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Police in Dickson City believe a burglary at the Viewmont Mall between Sunday night and Monday morning may be related...
Monday, May 5, 2008 at 3:34PM EST
249. Cameras Aiding Traffic Flow
CLARKS SUMMIT, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Police in Clarks Summit say cameras that help control the cycle of traffic signals are helping control congestion in...
Monday, May 5, 2008 at 3:22PM EST
250. Gas Prices Have Some Biking Instead of Driving
WILKES-BARRE, Luzerne County- With high prices at the gas pump, the commute to work is getting more expensive lately. Many people have now decided to ...
Monday, May 5, 2008 at 3:16PM EST
251. Interstate 80 Closed Due to Accident
BLAKESLEE, MONROE COUNTY - Part of Interstate 80 was closed in both directions late Sunday night because of an accident involving two tractor trailers...
Sunday, May 4, 2008 at 11:43PM EST
252. Businesses Damaged in Strip Mall Fire
MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY - A pizza shop and daycare center will be closed Monday after a strip mall fire early Sunday morning in Monr...
Sunday, May 4, 2008 at 7:37PM EST
253. Deadly Accident in Schuylkill County
HEGINS TOWNSHIP, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY - A 19-year-old man is dead after a weekend crash in Schuylkill County. It happened on Route 25 in Hegins Township ...
Sunday, May 4, 2008 at 7:34PM EST
254. Interstate 81 Roadwork Planned Monday
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY - If you use Interstate 81 to get to work on Monday morning, get ready for delays. PennDOT plans to do pothole patching o...
Sunday, May 4, 2008 at 7:27PM EST
255. Run for the Red in Monroe County
STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY - Hundreds of runners in Monroe County used their feet to raise money for the American Red Cross Sunday morning. The third ...
Sunday, May 4, 2008 at 7:23PM EST
256. Wedding Anniversary Mass in Scranton
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - Sunday was a special day for more than 200 married couples from 11 different counties in Northeastern and Central Pennsy...
Sunday, May 4, 2008 at 7:18PM EST
257. Blakely Hose Company Turns 100
BLAKELY, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - Firefighters in Lackawanna County were on the move Sunday afternoon, but it wasn't because of an emergency. Blakely H...
Sunday, May 4, 2008 at 7:14PM EST
258. Fire at Monroe County pizza shop
Fire crews in Monroe County were busy battling a blaze at a pizza parlor Sunday morning. It happened at the Giuseppe's pizza shop in the Echo Lake mal...
Sunday, May 4, 2008 at 10:01AM EST
259. Multi-Million Dollar Project Unveiled for Wilkes-Barre
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY - A major revitalization project is beginning to take shape in downtown Wilkes-Barre. Nearly $20 million is being investe...
Saturday, May 3, 2008 at 7:24PM EST
260. Deadly Construction Accident
CENTRE TOWNSHIP, SYNDER COUNTY - One man is dead after a freak construction accident in Synder County. It happened Friday morning at the Advanced Conc...
Saturday, May 3, 2008 at 7:21PM EST
261. Church Closing Protest in Schuylkill County
POTTSVILLE, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY - Plans to close several Catholic churches have people fired up in Schuylkill County. Several people spent Saturday afte...
Saturday, May 3, 2008 at 7:17PM EST
262. Protest Against Wyoming Homes
PLAINS TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY - People took the streets Saturday afternoon to picket against a company that's supposed to be building their home...
Saturday, May 3, 2008 at 7:13PM EST
263. Elderly Kidnapping Victim Dies
POTTSVILLE, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY - Police say an elderly woman who was kidnapped by her son from a nursing home earlier this week has died. Investigators...
Saturday, May 3, 2008 at 7:10PM EST
264. Lackawanna River Clean-Up Project
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - Even though it was cloudy and cool Saturday afternoon, dozens of volunteers spent the day outdoors helping out the envir...
Saturday, May 3, 2008 at 7:04PM EST
265. Woman taken from Nursing home passes away
A Schuylkill county woman kidnapped by her son from a nursing home has passed away. Ruth netchel died on Thursday. An autopsy performed yesterday reve...
Saturday, May 3, 2008 at 10:03AM EST
266. Ohio Park Auction
Piece of an Ohio amusement park history are up for sale. The Geauga Lake Park is selling everything. From roller coaster to park benches and trash can...
Friday, May 2, 2008 at 10:29PM EST
267. Seatbelt Safety
Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says Pennsylvania drivers are among the best in the country at weari...
Friday, May 2, 2008 at 9:47PM EST
268. Power of Prayer In Nanticoke
NANTICOKE, LUZERNE COUNTY- The power of prayer was at work Friday night in Nanticoke . Hundreds of the faithful gathered at St. Stanislaus church. The...
Friday, May 2, 2008 at 9:16PM EST
269. Lyme Disease
WILKES-BARRE -- In 2006 Pennsylvania had the second highest rate of Lyme disease in the nation and across the U-S numbers are on the increase. The dis...
Friday, May 2, 2008 at 7:40PM EST
270. Former D-P-W Worker Says He Took a Jeep Out of Necessity
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- A former Wilkes-Barre D-P-W worker was is court today. Eric Sheilds told WBRE TV News he stole a city jeep out of necess...
Friday, May 2, 2008 at 7:08PM EST
271. I-Team: Troubles With Wyoming Homes
PLAINS TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY --It's been a fixture in Northeastern Pennsylvania for 30 years but now Wyoming Homes is under investigation. Some...
Friday, May 2, 2008 at 6:22PM EST
272. Waste Director Disagreement To Be Settled In Court
STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY- Monroe County District Attorney David Christine is puzzled. The chief prosecutor Friday expressed concern over James Lamb...
Friday, May 2, 2008 at 6:10PM EST
273. Gala for Osterhout Library
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- The Kentucky Derby was the theme of the annual Osterhout Free Library Fund Raiser. Ladies donned their fancy hats, dixie...
Friday, May 2, 2008 at 5:32PM EST
274. School Loan Crisis
Lending companies say money for school loans is running out. It comes at a time when students need more help than ever to pay for college. The federa...
Friday, May 2, 2008 at 5:21PM EST
275. Music and Art in Lackawanna County
The sounds of music could be heard in Lackawanna County . Students from all over Northeastern Pennsylvania gathered in song Friday night. This is the...
Friday, May 2, 2008 at 5:11PM EST
276. New Retail Store Coming to Wilkes-Barre
WILKES-BARRE, Luzerne County There will soon be another place to shop in Wilkes-Barre. And it's a place that will likely attract the rich, the poo...
Friday, May 2, 2008 at 4:19PM EST
277. Ticket booths open for Toyota Pavillion Concert series.
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY Patrons were waiting in line on Montage Mountain Friday as tickets went on sale for the 2008 Summer Concert Series at the ...
Friday, May 2, 2008 at 3:38PM EST
278. DA Wants Waste Authority Head Ousted
STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY- The chairwoman of the Monroe County Board of Commissioners tells the I-Team, the district attorney has filed paperwork in...
Thursday, May 1, 2008 at 11:14PM EST
279. Wilkes-Barre Church Holds National Day of Prayer Event
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- Thursday marked the national day of prayer. This year's theme is "Prayer, America 's Strength and Shield.&...
Thursday, May 1, 2008 at 9:58PM EST
280. Theatre Complex Opens in Williamsport
WILLIAMSPORT, LYCOMING COUNTY- Now showing in downtown Williamsport ...Movies The city opened its new multi screen movie theatre Thursday night. Nine...
Thursday, May 1, 2008 at 9:01PM EST
281. Keystone State Skinheads
WILKES-BARRE -- Experts say there numbers are on the increase. They claim they are receiving a favorable response from communities in Northeastern Pen...
Thursday, May 1, 2008 at 8:32PM EST
282. Two Penn State Students Win Business Competition
PLAINS TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY- Two college students won thousands of dollars Thursday night to help them launch their own business. The Penn State W...
Thursday, May 1, 2008 at 8:05PM EST
283. Harshbarger Update
Canadian authorities are talking today, about their investigation into a Wyoming County woman in the shooting death of her husband. The I-Team broke t...
Thursday, May 1, 2008 at 6:28PM EST
284. Landlord Behind On Gas Bills
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- A warning letter has been hand delivered to dozens of tenants in a Wilkes-Barre Apartment Complex. They have 30 days unt...
Thursday, May 1, 2008 at 5:21PM EST
285. Hunlock Twp. Bridge Finally Getting Rebuilt
HUNLOCK TWP., LUZERNE COUNTY- It's about time. That's what Hunlock Township neighbors are saying tonight. A bridge is being rebuilt after it w...
Thursday, May 1, 2008 at 4:47PM EST
286. Slots Hearing for Split Rock
KIDDER TOWNSHIP, CARBON COUNTY - A resort owner has waited more than twenty years to hear the sound of slot machines at his business in Carbon County....
Thursday, May 1, 2008 at 4:44PM EST
287. Scranton City begins new round of demolition projects.
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY The city of Scranton is moving its latest anti blight efforts into West Scranton. Mayor Chris Doherty says the city's ...
Thursday, May 1, 2008 at 11:42AM EST
288. Coney Island's reopening delayed!
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY The owner of the Coney Island Restaurant in Scranton had hoped to be open and in business again by May first. But that pla...
Thursday, May 1, 2008 at 11:31AM EST
289. Brunetti's Market Reopens! !
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY Customers were waiting in line Thursday morning as Brunetti's Super Market reopened in West Scranton. The market was f...
Thursday, May 1, 2008 at 11:20AM EST
  


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