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December 2009

1. New Luzerne County Budget Means 10% Tax Hike
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY -- Luzerne County approved its 2010 budget Thursday. Taxpayers will see a 10% tax increase beginning next year. And it di...
Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 6:00PM EST
2. New Year's Celebration Bashes All Set
Williamsport, Lycoming County- The finishing touches for big New Year's celebrations are being taken care of in Billtown. At Williamsport's Bu...
Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 5:55PM EST
3. New Year's Eve Grand Opening for Scranton's Newest Nightclub
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - A new nightclub is holding its grand opening New Year's Eve to welcome in 2010 in the Electric City. Thousands of dollar...
Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 5:50PM EST
4. A New Year's Eve Food Tradition
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - From king crab to cod fish to shrimp and everything in between. It's a seafood lover's paradise outside Schiff's Wholesa...
Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 5:45PM EST
5. Landmark Restuarant in Back Mountain Closes
DALLAS, LUZERNE COUNTY Š A New YearÕs Eve celebration will be the last hoorah for a landmark restaurant in Luzerne County. Pickets Charge in the Back ...
Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 5:40PM EST
6. Two More Stores to Close at Steamtown Mall
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY -- Two stores in the Steamtown Mall are also closing their doors. Eddie Bauer is closing its doors on Sunday. Rave, a clot...
Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 5:35PM EST
7. Saturn Dealership Shuts for Good
HANOVER TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY -- Thursday was also the end of an era for Saturn of Wyoming Valley. The dealership closed for good Thursday afternoo...
Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 5:30PM EST
8. Team to Defend Title at PA Farm Show
Danville, Montour County- A state championship team is ready to make another title run at this year's Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. Welcom...
Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 1:36PM EST
9. Man Arrested for Stealing $66,000 from Dupont F.D.
DUPONT, LUZERNE COUNTY -- He was trusted with the money from a volunteer fire company, but now he admits to gambling much of the cash away. The I-Team...
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at 8:00PM EST
10. Money Missing from Montour Treasurer's Office
Danville, Montour County- An investigation is underway regarding missing money in Montour County. Sheriff Ray Gerringer confirms the Montour County Tr...
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at 7:55PM EST
11. Porn Accusations Aimed at Northumberland Sheriff's Office
Sunbury, Northumberland County- There are allegations of pornography being viewed on county computers in central Pennsylvania. Northumberland County C...
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at 7:50PM EST
12. Supreme Court Terminates Toole's Salary, Benefits
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY -- Pennsylvania's Supreme Court has terminated the salary and benefits of Luzerne County Judge Michael Toole. Tuesday Tool...
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at 7:45PM EST
13. Cops Looking for Schuylkill Co. Bar Bandits
SHENANDOAH, SCHUYLKIILL COUNTY -- Police in Schuylkill County are looking for a pair of bar bandits. Someone broke into the M & T bar on South Main St...
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at 7:40PM EST
14. Woman With Special Needs Shares Recipe, Spirit
WEST BRUNSWICK TOWNSHIP, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY -- Christine Elliot's chili recipe has won awards for her chili recipe at local competitions. Now, it&...
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at 7:38PM EST
15. Frontier Cuts Local Jobs
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY -- Layoffs went into effect Wednesday at the nationÕs largest independent provider of telecommunication services. Frontie...
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at 7:35PM EST
16. Parking Meter Rate, Penalty to Double in Scranton
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - The new year will cost drivers more money who use parking meters in Scranton. Starting Monday, you better have a pocketf...
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at 7:30PM EST
17. Personal Breathalyzer Sales Spike
It claims to give you an accurate alcohol breath test after you've had a few, or a lot. Personal breathalyzers are a hot item across the country, espe...
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at 7:25PM EST
18. Scranton First Night "Under The Big Top"
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - From magic to music to acrobats -- the city of Scranton will welcome in the New Year with plenty to please at its first ...
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at 7:20PM EST
19. Firefighters Battle Flames and Bitter Cold
SOUTH ABINGTON TWP., LACKAWANNA COUNTY -- Firefighters battled a house fire in the bitter cold Tuesday evening. The blaze forced two people from their...
Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 11:42PM EST
20. School Official Also Pleads Guilty
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY -- Jeff Piazza walked into federal court in Scranton on Tuesday. He once worked at the Wilkes-Barre Area Career & Technica...
Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 6:20PM EST
21. W-B Police Won't be Charged for Alleged Beating
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY -- Six Wilkes-Barre police officers will not face charges in an alleged police brutality case. Luzerne County District At...
Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 6:15PM EST
22. Another Bank Robbed in the Poconos
STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY -- Police in the Poconos are looking for a bank robber who could be responsible for a series of bank heists. For the second...
Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 6:10PM EST
23. Businessman Offers Reward to Find Attacker
OLD FORGE, LACKAWANNA COUNTY -- 77-year-old Sam Agostini remembers getting jumped on the way to his business, Agostini Bakery. He's now offering ...
Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 6:05PM EST
24. Scam Artists Target Small Businesses
PITTSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY -- Police here are looking for two men who went to dozens of businesses posing as vendors and asking for cash payouts. The o...
Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 6:00PM EST
25. SAVIN System Warns Victims of Prisoner Release
TUNKHANNOCK, WYOMING COUNTY -- When prisoners are released, victims are called and e-mailed. That's what a new system in Wyoming County does. ItÕs cal...
Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 5:55PM EST
26. Homeless Helpers Skirt Zoning Laws
Williamsport, Lycoming County- Zoning laws are being skirted by many organizations that help the homeless in our area. Retired navy sailor Joshua Hall...
Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 5:50PM EST
27. Cold Weather Doesn't Stop Skiers
LAKE HARMONY, CARBON COUNTY -- Some skiers and snowboarders in the Poconos braved the frigid temps Tuesday. We found people hitting the slopes at big ...
Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 5:45PM EST
28. Another Luzerne County Judge Pleads Guilty
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY -- A former Luzerne County judge was back in federal court here today to plead guilty to case-fixing and tax evasion. Mic...
Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 1:50PM EST
29. Future Murky for Pennsylvania Dairy Farmers
Cogan Station, Lycoming County- 2009 was one of the worst years in history for Pennsylvania dairy farmers. It's all because of record-low milk pri...
Monday, December 28, 2009 at 5:05PM EST
30. Williamsport Man Charged with Rape
Williamsport, Lycoming County- A Williamsport man is charged with raping two young girls. Investigators say 32-year-old Jeremy Lamont Johnson raped tw...
Monday, December 28, 2009 at 5:03PM EST
31. Wilkes-Barre Coal Street Ice Rink showcased

Monday, December 28, 2009 at 4:44PM EST
32. Boy Scouts Losing Home to Catholic Diocese Consolidation
DUNMORE, LACKAWANNA COUNTY -- Boy Scout Troop 66 has a long history in Dunmore and at St. Anthony's recreation hall. "So much of the family ...
Monday, December 28, 2009 at 4:39PM EST
33. Centralia Cemetery Vandalized

Monday, December 28, 2009 at 4:34PM EST
34. Local Travelers React to Increased Airport Security
PITTSTON TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY -- People traveling through the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport say they feel relatively safe with incr...
Monday, December 28, 2009 at 4:31PM EST
35. Buddy Check December 2009: Karen Liebner's Story
PORT CARBON, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY -- Karen Liebner's story about battling breast cancer has several chapters. The first was losing her own sister to...
Monday, December 28, 2009 at 4:01PM EST
36. Flaming Car Hits Hughestown Building
HUGHESTOWN, LUZERNE COUNTY- An icy spot on Washington Terrace put in a motion a nail-biting series of events for one driver. Police say an unidentifi...
Sunday, December 27, 2009 at 8:23PM EST
37. Ninety-Year-Old Priest Still On The Job
PITTSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY- He's moments away from 90. Though at 89, Fr. Hugh McGroarty still ranks as the Scranton Diocese' oldest active prie...
Sunday, December 27, 2009 at 8:15PM EST
38. Church Break In Alarms Congregation
PITTSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY- In through a window at the First Baptist Church, that's how churchgoers describe the break-in that shattered their peac...
Sunday, December 27, 2009 at 8:07PM EST
39. Injured Cat Looking For New Home
POTTSVILLE, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY- A friendly feline is recovering from a gunshot wound. "Trinity" is currently at the Ruth Steinart SPCA. She ...
Sunday, December 27, 2009 at 8:01PM EST
40. American Red Cross Sacked By Demand
Pottsville, Schuylkill County- The resources of the American Red Cross of Schuylkill and east Northumberland counties have been drained. Since Thanks...
Sunday, December 27, 2009 at 6:00PM EST
41. Animals In Need Of Homes In Schuylkill County
SPCA’S across the state are being flooded with animals because of new guidelines for kennels. The stepped-up rules are keeping many kennels fro...
Sunday, December 27, 2009 at 6:00PM EST
42. Burglar Strikes Church in Luzerne County
PITTSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY --During one of the most holy weeks of the year, someone broke into a church in Luzerne County. As Eyewitness News reporter J...
Sunday, December 27, 2009 at 2:56PM EST
43. Holiday Speedo Run Streaks Through Berwick
BERWICK, COLUMBIA COUNTY --It just may be a northeastern Pennsylvania first -- folks racing through the streets of Berwick in nothing but Speedos and ...
Saturday, December 26, 2009 at 3:07PM EST
44. Bob Bolus Family Christmas Dinner in 15th Year
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY -- A turkey dinner with all the fixing was served at the Bob Bolus Family Christmas Dinner Friday. The event is running 1...
Friday, December 25, 2009 at 2:35PM EST
45. Woman Donates Liver to Niece
WEATHERLY, CARBON COUNTY -- Many people stress over what gifts to give family members for Christmas. One little girl from this area needed the gift o...
Friday, December 25, 2009 at 1:54PM EST
46. PLCB Considers Wine Kiosks for Grocery Stores
LUZERNE COUNTY -- If you want to top off your meals with some wine, you might not have to go to a state store anymore. The liquor control board annou...
Friday, December 25, 2009 at 1:41PM EST
47. Habitat for Humanity Wants to Help You
POLK TWP. - Monroe County Habitat for Humanity will soon have several homes available, but they still need tenants. The organization says they would l...
Thursday, December 24, 2009 at 5:19PM EST
48. Crash Course for New Commissioner
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY - Thomas Cooney barely had time to blink, let alone take a quick break Thursday. It was his first day on the job as Luzer...
Thursday, December 24, 2009 at 5:01PM EST
49. Cleanup Continues at Site of Bloomsburg Fire
BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY - Robin Eddy and his girlfriend return to their apartment Thursday to clean up. Their belongings received heavy water dama...
Thursday, December 24, 2009 at 4:56PM EST
50. Santa Brings Toys to Fire Victims
TAMAQUA, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY -- Santa Claus and a couple dozen helpers showed up to deliver toys and other donations to the Valentine family one day af...
Thursday, December 24, 2009 at 4:38PM EST
51. Two Families Get Help After Fires
TAMAQUA, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY -- People streamed through the doors of St. John's United Church of Christ here Christmas Eve, with donations for fami...
Thursday, December 24, 2009 at 4:32PM EST
52. Several People Left Homeless By a Fire in Bloomsburg
BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY- The fire at the old Irondale Inn was called in just before 8:00 Wednesday night at 97 Irondale Drive. When crews arrived ...
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 11:30PM EST
53. Fund Raiser for Akacia Klick
PLYMOUTH, LUZERNE COUNTY- A heart warming story from the hardwoods. Members of the Wyoming Valley West Girl's basketball team honored the memory o...
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 11:00PM EST
54. The Night Before Christmas
It is our pleasure to bring you the news each and every night at 11. Many years ago, the Eyewitness News team at 11 started reading "." The ...
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 11:00PM EST
55. Dogs Need Homes After Puppy Mill Shuts Down
MAHONING TOWNSHIP, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY -- Dozens of dogs need new homes, after a puppy mill operation is shut down. More than 75 dogs are in rescue she...
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 5:40PM EST
56. 11-Year-Old Organizes Christmas Eve Dinner
Jersey Shore, Lycoming County- An 11-year-old boy from Jersey Shore is taking time out to remember the true reason for this holiday season. Kegan Wagn...
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 5:35PM EST
57. County Judges Appoint Thomas Cooney New Commissioner
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY -- Luzerne County judges have appointed Thomas Cooney as the new county commissioner. The Jenkins Township man will fill ...
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 5:35PM EST
58. First Shops in Dallas Shopping Center Reopen
DALLAS , LUZERNE COUNTY -- A Luzerne County shop threatened by fire Monday night is back open for business. Ye Old Clock Shoppe in the Dallas Shopping...
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 4:50PM EST
59. Two Sentenced for Brutal Home Invasion
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY -- Two men convicted of one of a brutal home invasion learned their fate Wednesday. Daniel Pinkney and Kevin Fisher will ...
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 4:40PM EST
60. Toys for Tots Turns Competitive at Tunkhannock H.S.
TUNKHANNOCK, WYOMING COUNTY -- 564 toys. That's how many were collected this month by a school in Wyoming County. With just two days until Christmas, ...
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 4:35PM EST
61. 1,200 Line Up for Free Food Distribution
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY -- Just two days before Christmas more than a thousand families got a helping hand with their holiday meals. The food dist...
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 4:30PM EST
62. Lewisburg Card Shoppe to Close
Lewisburg, Union County- Shoppers picked up some holiday greetings one last time at a card shop in Union County. It’s the end of an era, as the ...
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 4:25PM EST
63. Holiday Travel Down About 3%
Millions of Americans are heading home for the holidays. It's one of the busiest travel times of the year. Eyewitness News stopped by a busy Martz Bus...
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 4:20PM EST
64. Police Identify Wayne Co. Robbery Suspect
BEACH LAKE, WAYNE COUNTY -- State police in Wayne County are looking for a wanted man after an armed robbery at a tobacco shop. Troopers say 17-year-o...
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 4:15PM EST
65. Man Arrested on Child Porn Charges
WYOMING, LUZERNE COUNTY -- A Luzerne County man is under arrest on child porn charges. Police say 43-year-old Michael Albanesi had more than 500 illeg...
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 4:10PM EST
66. Bucknell Professor Sentenced to Death in Home Country
LEWISBURG, UNION COUNTY -- A Bucknell professor has been sentenced to die in Ethiopia for -- what he says is -- fighting for democracy. Associate Prof...
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 4:05PM EST
67. A Little Love - Natasha
There are currently hundreds of children up for adoption in Pennsylvania, and many of them are with foster families. In this story we take a look at N...
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 4:00PM EST
68. Crews Battling House Fire in Tamaqua
TAMAQUA, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY -- Firefighters are battling a house fire at 226 Washington Street in Tamaqua, Schuylkill County. We're told it's a...
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 2:00PM EST
69. Fire Destroys Market in Wayne County
PAUPACK TWP., WAYNE COUNTY -- A well-known business in Wayne County has been reduced to rubble. Flames broke out around 5:00 A. M. at Lakeville Market...
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 10:11AM EST
70. A Song for the Troops
LUZERNE, LUZERNE COUNTY- A special fund raiser Tuesday night, featuring live entertainment, to help veterans of Northeast PA. It took place at Hops an...
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at 8:26PM EST
71. Victims Of Local Car Warranty Scam Speak Out
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY --The state's top cop says a Lackawanna County car warranty company scammed customers in more than a dozen states out ...
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at 7:16PM EST
72. Part of Road Named in Honor of State Trooper
HARRISBURG, DAUPHIN COUNTY - A state trooper who was shot and who saw his partner shot to death is speaking out for the first time. State Trooper Robe...
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at 6:00PM EST
73. Scranton Fire Leaves 19 Homeless
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY -- Fire ripped through an apartment building at 506 South Irving Avenue around 11:30 Monday night. Diane Lance lives in t...
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at 5:45PM EST
74. Children Spread Holiday Cheer to Soldiers Overseas
WEATHERLY, CARBON COUNTY -- Some children in Weatherly spread holiday cheer to Pennsylvania Patriots stationed half a world away. The kids sent cards ...
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at 5:40PM EST
75. Woman Sentenced for Child Endangerment
Williamsport, Lycoming County- A Williamsport woman has been sentenced for abusing her children. Investigators say Shantle Hurst and her husband, Will...
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at 5:35PM EST
76. Two Walk Out of Walmart with 4 32" TVs
HEMLOCK TWP., COLUMBIA COUNTY -- Police in Columbia County are looking for two men who didn't shop for Christmas presents, they stole them. Surveillan...
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at 5:30PM EST
77. Salvation Army Provides Brighter Christmas
Williamsport, Lycoming County- The Williamsport Salvation Army is doing its part to make sure hundreds of families in central Pennsylvania have a brig...
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at 5:25PM EST
78. Landfilll Employees Continue 6-Year Tradition
TAYLOR, LACKAWANNA COUNTY -- Giving back to the community. That's what Alliance Landfill employees are doing. For the sixth year in a row landfill emp...
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at 5:20PM EST
79. Dozens of New Bikes Handed Out
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY -- If you ask a hundred kids what they want for Christmas, you can bet a new bike will be at the top of a lot of lists. Th...
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at 5:15PM EST
80. Salvation Army in Scranton Doles Out Gifts
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY -- There will be hundreds of happy children come Christmas morning. That's because of the Salvation Army and a legion of d...
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at 5:10PM EST
81. Fire Rips Through Dallas Shopping Center
DALLAS, LUZERNE COUNTY -- A fire in Luzerne County tore through a row of businesses Monday night. It started just after 11:30 at the Dallas Shopping C...
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at 11:30AM EST
82. Scranton Fire Leaves 19 Homeless
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY -- 19 people are out of their homes after a late night fire. The blaze broke out at an apartment building in the 500-block...
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at 11:25AM EST
83. Governor to Sign Bill Renaming Road for Fallen Trooper
HARRISBURG -- Governor Ed Rendell is signing a bill to rename a portion of Route 611 in Coolbough Township. The highway will be known as the Trooper J...
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at 11:20AM EST
84. Teens Facing Federal Hate Crime Charges Back in Court
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY -- Two teens facing federal hate crime charges will be in court this afternoon. Brandon Piekarsky and Derek Donchak have ...
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at 11:15AM EST
85. Man Stabbed in Hazleton
HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY -- A Hazleton man is recovering after he was stabbed. Hazleton police arrested 22-year-old Nicholas Marizan. He is being char...
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at 11:10AM EST
86. Suspects Sought for Jewelry Store Heist in Peckville
PECKVILLE, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- The search is on for two armed jewelry thieves in Lackawanna County. Blakely police were called to Jewelry Traders on Ma...
Monday, December 21, 2009 at 11:45PM EST
87. M & T Bank in Stroudsburg Held Up
STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY- We now have surveillance photos of a bank robbery in the Poconos. Police say the suspect entered the M & T Bank on Nor...
Monday, December 21, 2009 at 11:30PM EST
88. Face Off Over Facebook in Carbondale
CARBONDALE, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - Carbondale Mayor Justin Taylor says he was off the clock and not working when he wrote a message critical of Carbondal...
Monday, December 21, 2009 at 11:15PM EST
89. Scranton School Board Raises Taxes
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- The Scranton School Board voted to raise taxes Monday night. About 50 people attended the meeting at the John F. Kennedy ...
Monday, December 21, 2009 at 11:00PM EST
90. Small Community Mourns Loss of Star Athlete, Friend
COLUMBIA TWP., BRADFORD COUNTY -- Just days before Christmas, a small Bradford County community is mourning the loss of a star high school athlete. 17...
Monday, December 21, 2009 at 5:50PM EST
91. 68 Apply for Vacant Commissioner's Seat
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY -- The deadline to apply for the Luzerne County Commissioner seat left open by Greg Skrepenak has passed. Skrepenak resig...
Monday, December 21, 2009 at 5:45PM EST
92. Little Girl's Memory Lives on Years After Tragedy
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY -- Dozens of children in Luzerne County will have a merry Christmas. It's all thanks to the family of a little girl w...
Monday, December 21, 2009 at 5:35PM EST
93. Fire Leaves Mother & 3 Children Homeless for the Holidays
Shamokin, Northumberland County- A devastating fire has left a mother and her three young children homeless just before the holidays. The fire broke o...
Monday, December 21, 2009 at 5:30PM EST
94. County Treasurer Denies Game Commission Charges
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY -- Luzerne County Treasurer Mike Morreale is firing back about accusation he used bait to hunt deer last month. Eyewitnes...
Monday, December 21, 2009 at 5:25PM EST
95. Last Day for Toys For Tots Donations
HONESDALE, WAYNE COUNTY -- From toy classics like "Candyland" to crayons, there's quite a variety of toys and stocking stuffers to choos...
Monday, December 21, 2009 at 5:20PM EST
96. Sanofi Pasteur Employees Continue Holiday Tradition
MOUNT POCONO, MONROE COUNTY -- In Monroe County, Sanofi Pasteur employees were spreading holiday cheer. This is the 15th year they collected gifts, fo...
Monday, December 21, 2009 at 5:15PM EST
97. Kingston Emergency Workers Deliver Christmas Cheer
KINGSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY -- People throughout Luzerne County are getting some help for a happy holiday. Kingston Emergency Services organized a drive....
Monday, December 21, 2009 at 5:10PM EST
98. F.O.P. Team With Friends of the Poor to Help Kids
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY -- Thousands of children in the Scranton area will have a merry Christmas because of the Friends of the Poor and police. T...
Monday, December 21, 2009 at 5:05PM EST
99. State Rep Organzies Blanket Drive
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY -- Some people in need can rest a lot warmer tonight. A truck load of blankets were dropped off at the St. Francis of Assi...
Monday, December 21, 2009 at 5:00PM EST
100. Holiday Displays Return to Courthouse Lawn
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY -- Some wise men, a couple reindeer, and Santa hitched a ride in the back of the Luzerne County grounds crew truck. Thei...
Monday, December 21, 2009 at 12:06PM EST
101. ACLU and Activist Discuss Courthouse Display Controversy
The Luzerne County Courthouse will put back the nativity scene and menorah today along with several other decorations. Mary Catherine Roper, attorney ...
Monday, December 21, 2009 at 08:02AM EST
102. Zhu Zhu Pets on Sale
At 7 a. m. Monday morning, Walmart stores nationwide un-caged the popular Zhu Zhu Hamsters. The Zhu Zhu pets are robotic hamsters that drive around i...
Monday, December 21, 2009 at 08:00AM EST
103. High School Quarterback Killed in Car Crash
COLUMBIA TWP. - A Troy High School football player is dead after crashing his car into a pick-up truck in Bradford County. It happened Sunday morning ...
Sunday, December 20, 2009 at 10:45PM EST
104. Walmart Bandits Nab Thousands in Merchandise
HOMETOWN - Police in Schuylkill County need your help to track down two department store thieves. Two men stole more than $2,000 in merchandise from W...
Sunday, December 20, 2009 at 10:41PM EST
105. Family Escapes House Fire
FALLS TWP. - A Sunday morning fire forced a Wyoming County family from their home. It happened on Falls Road in Falls Township. A pregnant woman who l...
Sunday, December 20, 2009 at 10:32PM EST
106. Dunmore Kids Give Back at Christmas
DICKSON CITY, LACKAWANNA COUNTY -- Kids huddle up here, but they're not coming up with a touchdown play. The Dunmore Oilers football teams and ch...
Sunday, December 20, 2009 at 4:16PM EST
107. Thief Takes Off With Kettle Full of Donations
MOOSIC, LACKAWANN COUNTY -- Police in Lackawanna County are looking for a Salvation Army kettle thief. Moosic police say a man stole a kettle filled w...
Saturday, December 19, 2009 at 11:40PM EST
108. "Turkey Fairy" Helps Make a Christmas Miracle
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - A struggling Salvation Army chapter has its prayers answered. It needed more food donations to help meet a growing deman...
Saturday, December 19, 2009 at 11:35PM EST
109. Snow Blasts Mid-Atlantic, Spares NEPA
The big blizzard that blasted the big cities brushed our area with mainly light snow, and mainly served to get people in the holiday spirit. However p...
Saturday, December 19, 2009 at 11:30PM EST
110. Snow Speeds Up Holiday Shopping Rush
CARBON COUNTY -- Before the storm hit our area, people took advantage of a few dry hours to get some last minute shopping done. By early afternoon the...
Saturday, December 19, 2009 at 11:25PM EST
111. Fire Destroys Two Mahanoy City Rowhomes
MAHANOY CITY, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY -- A fierce fire in Schuylkill County wrecked two row homes and caused smoke damage to at least one other. It also inj...
Saturday, December 19, 2009 at 11:20PM EST
112. Firefighters Battle Blaze in Wilkes-Barre
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY -- Wilkes-Barre firefighters were called out on the snowy Saturday night to fight a double block house fire. Fire broke o...
Saturday, December 19, 2009 at 11:15PM EST
113. Boy Dies from Injuries Suffered in Bike Accident
MESHOPPEN TWP., WYOMING COUNTY -- A 14-year-old boy has died from injuries suffered when a truck ran into his bicycle in Wyoming County last weekend. ...
Saturday, December 19, 2009 at 11:10PM EST
114. Teen Killed in Bloomsburg Crash
BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY -- We now know it's a teenager who was killed in an overnight one-car crash in Bloomsburg. Video from BloomUToday. com sho...
Saturday, December 19, 2009 at 11:05PM EST
115. Sunshine Market Closes for Good
PLAINS TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY -- A family-owned grocery store in Luzerne County has closed its doors for good after six decades. Sunshine Market on ...
Saturday, December 19, 2009 at 11:00PM EST
116. Stabbing Leads to Standoff in Selinsgrove
SELINSGROVE, SNYDER COUNTY -- A Snyder County man is jailed after a stabbing led to a police standoff. It started Friday night around 10:00 at a Selin...
Saturday, December 19, 2009 at 10:50PM EST
117. Nearly Half Million Baby Carriers Recalled
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall for nearly a half million baby seat carriers. The recall involves carriers manufactured by ...
Saturday, December 19, 2009 at 08:44AM EST
118. Police Bust Burglary Ring in Old Forge
OLD FORGE, LACKAWANNA COUNTY -- Four people are facing charges after a burglary ring was busted-up in part of Lackawanna County. Police say the crooks...
Friday, December 18, 2009 at 11:55PM EST
119. Longtime WBRE Photographer Calls It Quits
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- In his early days, Charles "Cholly" Hayes got a big assignment. A cub photographer in the Army, Hayes was ass...
Friday, December 18, 2009 at 11:00PM EST
120. Police Officer Charged With Sex Crime
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- Sergeant Rob Semyon is a well-known police officer on the Pittston City Police Department. Friday he was charged with up...
Friday, December 18, 2009 at 9:21PM EST
121. Local Car Warranty Company Accused of Scam
EYNON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY --Thousands of motorists may have been ripped off by a local car warranty company. That's the claim of a consumer protect...
Friday, December 18, 2009 at 6:36PM EST
122. School Board President Pleads Not Guilty to Conspiracy
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- Frank Pizzella, the president of the Wilkes-Barre Area school board, pleaded not guilty to a conspiracy charge. Pizzella...
Friday, December 18, 2009 at 6:20PM EST
123. County Plans to Put Back Religious Holiday Displays
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY - People unhappy with the removal of religious holiday displays at the Luzerne County Courthouse sounded off, Friday, and...
Friday, December 18, 2009 at 6:19PM EST
124. Chiropractor Admits to Fraud
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- A well-known chiropractor admitted to fraud and it could land him behind bars. Stephen Paranich, 41, faces up to five yea...
Friday, December 18, 2009 at 6:10PM EST
125. Murder Suspects in Court
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- The two men charged with killing a local musician were in court Friday morning. Michael Simonson and Elvis Riccardi are ...
Friday, December 18, 2009 at 6:08PM EST
126. Inmates Form Choir
SNYDERSVILLE, MONROE COUNTY - It could be the voices of a church choir flowing from the windows of a big brick building in Snydersville. But those wi...
Friday, December 18, 2009 at 4:19PM EST
127. Skrepenak Admits to Taking Bribe
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY - G reg Skrepenak promised to change the culture of the "old boys network" at the Luzerne County Courthouse. H...
Friday, December 18, 2009 at 1:49PM EST
128. Business Wants to Display County's Nativity Scene, Menorah
KINGSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY -- Lisa McGahee is the counter manager at Pierce St. Deli. She was outraged when she saw county officials took down the nati...
Thursday, December 17, 2009 at 10:34PM EST
129. 700 Schuylkill County Families In Need Getting Help
POTTSVILLE, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY -- Two thousand children here will have presents to open and hot meals to eat on Christmas, thanks to volunteers. "...
Thursday, December 17, 2009 at 5:54PM EST
130. Old Forge Police on Lookout for Fake Cop
OLD FORGE, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - Police in part of Lackawanna County are on the lookout for a fake cop. Investigators in Old Forge say he pulled a woman...
Thursday, December 17, 2009 at 5:47PM EST
131. Deaf Children Get a Chance to Talk with Santa
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - Believe it or not, there are now just eight days until Christmas. Many deaf children are getting to experience the holid...
Thursday, December 17, 2009 at 5:37PM EST
132. Fire Forces Family From Their Home
PRICE TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY- Fire forced a family from their home in Monroe County. It happened in a home on Laurel Drive Thursday morning. That'...
Thursday, December 17, 2009 at 4:39PM EST
133. Student Collects Foster Care Donations
Williamsport, Lycoming County- Hundreds of foster kids in central Pennsylvania can look forward to a brighter start. And it’s all thanks to the ...
Thursday, December 17, 2009 at 4:27PM EST
134. Susquehanna Life Magazine Opens New Office
Williamsport, Lycoming County- A new office was recently opened for a magazine that accentuates all the positive aspects of central Pennsylvania. The ...
Thursday, December 17, 2009 at 4:24PM EST
135. Eyewitness News Obtains Skrepenak's Resignation Letter
STATEMENT OF LUZERNE COUNTY COMMISSIONER GREG SKREPENAK ON HIS RESIGNATION EFFECTIVE THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2009 "I must resign at this time due ...
Thursday, December 17, 2009 at 4:04PM EST
136. Skrepenak Resigns
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY -- Eyewitness News has confirmed Luzerne County Commissioner Greg Skrepenak will resign effective today, Thursday. Luzer...
Thursday, December 17, 2009 at 2:19PM EST
137. Salvation Army Hands out Free Christmas Dinner
EAST STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY - A line of cars full of families stretched for blocks in East Stroudsburg Thursda morning. The Salvation Army there w...
Thursday, December 17, 2009 at 2:01PM EST
138. Letters from Santa
EAST STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY - Every year millions of kids write letters to Santa. He tries to write back to them all but he doesn't always hav...
Thursday, December 17, 2009 at 1:45PM EST
139. ACLU Axes Nativity & Menorah
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY - The grounds of the Luzerne County Courthouse are no longer home to a nativity scene or menorah. The county decided to r...
Thursday, December 17, 2009 at 1:42PM EST
140. Volunteer FIrefighter Heading to Trial
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Frederick Summerhill came into the Lackawanna County Courthouse Wednesday ready for sentencing. Prosecutors say he stole ...
Thursday, December 17, 2009 at 12:31PM EST
141. Coat and Blanklet Drive
HAWLEY, WAYNE COUNTY- State Police in Blooming Grove were on a warm up mission tonight. They were hosting a winter coat and blanket giveaway. Anyone i...
Thursday, December 17, 2009 at 12:27PM EST
142. Selingsgrove Football Coach Talks About Going to State Championship Game

Thursday, December 17, 2009 at 07:51AM EST
143. PIAA Recommends Punishment for Dallas, Coach
DALLAS, LUZERNE COUNTY - A well-known high school football coach in Luzerne County's Back Mountain might be removed from the sidelines for one-year. T...
Thursday, December 17, 2009 at 05:37AM EST
144. Man Makes a Plea in a Deadly DUI Crash
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- For the last 17 months, the Durkin family has been waiting for justice. The first phase of that justice came Wednesday mo...
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at 10:40PM EST
145. School Board Member Pleads Guilty in Federal Probe
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- A Wilkes-Barre Area school board member pleaded guilty to taking a bribe. Brian Dunn took a bribe to help a person get a ...
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at 10:30PM EST
146. Another Luzerne County Official Pleads Guilty in Probe
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- A Luzerne County official pleads guilty in the ongoing federal corruption probe in Luzerne County. Gerald Bonner of Mount...
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at 10:27PM EST
147. Ballet Northeast To Perform "The Nutcracker"
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- Ballet Northeast is getting ready to Perform a holiday favorite...The Nutcracker. Eyewitness News stopped by dress rehea...
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at 10:19PM EST
148. Heart procedure is first of it's kind in our area
A Hazleton woman is getting ready to enjoy the holidays with her family thanks to a special heart device. 87 year old Rose Lombardo had a new procedu...
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at 6:08PM EST
149. Woman Pleads For Yorkie's Return
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY --A city woman pleads for the return of her pure-bred pooch. She wants it back from the people who adopted it. It's a ...
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at 5:55PM EST
150. Black Man Alleges Shenandoah Police Threats
Attorney John Karoly says his client, David Murphy of Shenandoah, was home recovering from back surgery in March when Shenandoah Police Chief Matthew...
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at 5:49PM EST
151. Vega Family Sues Shenandoah Officers
It's been five years since 18-year-old David Vega was found dead in his Shenandoah jail cell. Police say Vega hanged himself, but attorney John K...
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at 5:41PM EST
152. Over the Limit - Under Arrest
Old Lycoming Township, Lycoming County- Over the limit- under arrest. That’s the message from police regarding DUI enforcement this holiday seas...
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at 5:23PM EST
153. Jingle Bell Walk in the Water
Williamsport, Lycoming County- Wednesday was a great day to hop in the pool- provided you were indoors, of course. That’s exactly what one group...
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at 5:22PM EST
154. Twist in Art Heist Case
MARSHALLS CREEK, MONROE COUNTY - A man accused of trying to steal 20 million dollars worth of artwork from his famous father posted bail Wednesday. A ...
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at 2:14PM EST
155. Libraries Need Help
BRODHEADSVILLE, MONROE COUNTY - State funded agencies and projects continue to suffer from budget cuts. Libraries are trying to survive on 20% less mo...
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at 2:06PM EST
156. Black Ice Blamed for Multi-Vehicle Accident
COVINGTON TOWNSHIP, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - People in 3-vehicles are lucky to escape serious injury after an accident in Lackawanna County Wednesday morni...
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at 11:30AM EST
157. MALDEF Reacts to Federal Indictments

Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at 08:14AM EST
158. Four Shenandoah Cops Charged in Beating Death Cover Up
SHENANDOAH, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY -- A small town is back in the national spotlight. A federal grand jury has indicted six people from Shenandoah. Four o...
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at 6:00PM EST
159. Charges Leave Shenandoah Police Dept. Down to 3 Officers
SHENANDOAH, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY -- The Shenandoah Police Department is down four police officers, including its chief. Federal indictments have led to b...
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at 5:55PM EST
160. Reaction Mixed in Shenandoah
SHENANDOAH, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY -- Opinions are split in Shenandoah. Some describe these police officers as pillars of their community. But others have ...
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at 5:50PM EST
161. Three More People Nabbed in Bonusgate Investigation
HARRISBURG -- At the state level, three more people are facing charges in the Bonusgate investigation. The state Attorney General says the suspects mi...
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at 5:45PM EST
162. Bonner Expected to Enter Guilty Plea in Corruption Probe
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY – Another guilty plea is expected to be filed as early as Tuesday in the ongoing federal corruption probe in Luzern...
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at 5:40PM EST
163. Sanofi Recalls 800,000 Swine Flu Vaccines
MONROE COUNTY – H1N1 vaccine manufacturer Sanofi Pastuer has issued a recall for 800,000 doses of the pediatric vaccine. However, the company st...
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at 5:20PM EST
164. Man Sentenced for Shooting & Killing Two
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY -- It was an emotional day in Luzerne County court. A man apologized to the family of one of the two men he murdered. Bra...
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at 5:15PM EST
165. Testimony: Woman Moves Deer Mounts, Man Shoots Her
POCONO TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY - A judge decided there is enough evidence to send a man to court for shooting his ex girlfriend. Jesse Oltmanns laughe...
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at 5:10PM EST
166. Man Pleads Not Guilty to Killing Baby
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY -- A Wilkes-Barre man pleaded not guilty today in the murder of a 1-year-old girl. Lamont Cherry is accused of killing Za...
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at 5:05PM EST
167. Surveillance Pictures Released of Wilkes-Barre Robbery
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY -- Wilkes-Barre police want you to take a good look at some surveillance camera pictures. They say it shows two men who h...
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at 5:00PM EST
168. Man Sentenced for Setting Business on Fire
STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY -- A man will spend at least a year behind bars for lighting a business on fire. A judge sentenced Michael Bartell, Jr. of ...
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at 4:55PM EST
169. A Dozen Arrested in Shamokin Area Drug Ring
SHAMOKIN, NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY -- The state Attorney General's office has nabbed 12 people in a Northumberland County drug ring. The arrests were...
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at 4:50PM EST
170. Finish Line Cafe Back in Business
Williamsport, Lycoming County- A Williamsport tavern shut down last week by the city’s codes department has reopened. The Finish Line Café...
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at 4:35PM EST
171. New Statue Stands Watch Over Park
Montoursville, Lycoming County- A new statue stands watch over a park in Lycoming County. At Indian Park in Montoursville, the old totem pole was rece...
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at 4:30PM EST
172. Scranton Libary Authority Approved, Some Taxpayers Upset
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY -- Some people who live here are upset after city council approved a Scranton Public Library Authority by a 3-2 vote. Tax...
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at 2:37PM EST
173. Shenandoah Cops, Teens Indicted on Federal Charges
SHENANDOAH - A federal grand jury has indicted four Shenandoah Police Officers on corruption charges and two Shenandoah men on hate crime charges rela...
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at 1:45PM EST
174. Three More People Charged in Bonusgate Investigation
HARRISBURG -- More corruption charges have hit the State Capitol today. At 1:00 PM, the state Attorney General announced new charges in the ongoing &...
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at 1:30PM EST
175. Shooting Suspect Arrested
LYCOMING CO. - A wanted man is behind bars in Lycoming Co. Atif Sanford, 33, is accused of shooting Bruce Houseknecht in Williamsport on October 24th....
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at 07:30AM EST
176. Foggy Crash Cleanup Sparks Safe Driving Tips
DORANCE TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY- A nasty weekend accident on a stretch of interstate 81 in Luzerne County . No one was killed but a few drivers were...
Monday, December 14, 2009 at 6:50PM EST
177. Police Investigating Alleged Kidnapping in Avoca
AVOCA, LUZERNE COUNTY -- Police and the District Attorney's office are investigating an alleged kidnapping that happened Sunday evening in Luzerne Cou...
Monday, December 14, 2009 at 6:30PM EST
178. Scranton Teen Pleads Guilty to Role in Gang Murder
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY -- A Scranton teenager has entered the first guilty pleas in connection with a high-profile murder in Lackawanna County. J...
Monday, December 14, 2009 at 6:25PM EST
179. Scranton Woman Sentenced for Road Rage
SCRANTON, LACKAWANN COUNTY -- A Scranton woman is going to prison in connection with a violent road rage incident. Christine Lieberman was sentenced M...
Monday, December 14, 2009 at 6:15PM EST
180. Man to Go to Trial for Beating Toddler
JERMYN, LACKAWANNA COUNTY -- A man will go to trial for brutally beating a young toddler. After a preliminary hearing a judge found there was enough e...
Monday, December 14, 2009 at 6:10PM EST
181. Bank Robbery in the Poconos
EAST STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY -- Police in the Poconos are investigating a bank robbery, and they believe it may be connected to a bank heist from l...
Monday, December 14, 2009 at 6:05PM EST
182. Cheese Truck Stolen from Carbon County
CARBON COUNTY -- Somebody made off with a load of dairy products in Carbon County over the weekend. Police say a driver for the MG Dehn Trucking Compa...
Monday, December 14, 2009 at 6:00PM EST
183. Tips to Avoid Holiday Season Stress
The holiday season can be the most joyful and the most stressful time of the year. Hectic Black Friday shopping scenes display how stress can boil ove...
Monday, December 14, 2009 at 5:55PM EST
184. Toys for Tots Volunteers Tackle Big Sorting Task
EAST STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY -- It was a big day for the Salvation Army in Monroe County. After months of collecting toys, everything that was dona...
Monday, December 14, 2009 at 5:50PM EST
185. Janet Weis Children's Hospital 15th Birthday
Danville, Montour County- It was celebration time Monday at a place where they’ve been healing local children for a decade and a half. For littl...
Monday, December 14, 2009 at 5:45PM EST
186. Woman Stabbed to Death in Plymouth
PLYMOUTH, LUZERNE COUNTY -- A woman is dead and a man is in police custody after a stabbing in Plymouth. Police say 35-year-old Rosemarie Cave was fou...
Monday, December 14, 2009 at 11:00AM EST
187. Autopsy Completed on Man Found Dead in Wilkes-Barre
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY -- An autopsy on 31-year-old Andrew Polifko says there are no signs of foul play. The cause of death is still undetermine...
Monday, December 14, 2009 at 10:45AM EST
188. Police: Hold-ups May Be Linked
SCHUYLKILL/NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTIES -- Police are looking for a convenience store robber who may be involved in more hold-ups. Officers say a man tried...
Monday, December 14, 2009 at 10:30AM EST
189. Today Expected to be Busiest Shipping Day of the Year
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY -- The second Monday before Christmas is known as the busiest shipping day of the year. The U. S. Postal Service expects...
Monday, December 14, 2009 at 04:29AM EST
190. 6 Tractor Trailers Involved in Pile-up on Foggy I-81
DORRANCE TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY - Interstate 81 came to a grinding halt Sunday night after a pileup on a foggy stretch of the highway in Luzerne Cou...
Sunday, December 13, 2009 at 11:45PM EST
191. New Beginning for Catholics in Mid Valley
THROOP, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - Consolidation in the Diocese of Scranton has several Mid Valley church congregations worshiping as one. Parishioners from ...
Sunday, December 13, 2009 at 10:30PM EST
192. Teen on Bike Seriously Injured After Being Hit
MESHOPPEN, WYOMING COUNTY -- A Wyoming County teenager is in the hospital after getting hit by a truck while on his bike. It happened Saturday on Rout...
Sunday, December 13, 2009 at 4:50PM EST
193. Newspaper Delivery Man Victim of Hit & Run
FRAILEY TWP., SCHUYLKILL COUNTY -- A Schuylkill County hit-and-run sends a paper delivery man to the hospital. It happened just after 3:00 A. M. Sunda...
Sunday, December 13, 2009 at 4:45PM EST
194. Hunter's Stray Bullet Narrowly Misses Kids in Home
LACKAWAXEN, PIKE COUNTY -- A stray bullet that hit a Pike County house is believed to have come from a hunter. It happened Saturday at the home of Chr...
Sunday, December 13, 2009 at 4:40PM EST
195. Police Investigating Suspicious Death in Wilkes-Barre
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY -- A Wilkes-Barre man is dead and police say it's suspicious. It happened Saturday night just after 6:00 at a home on...
Sunday, December 13, 2009 at 4:35PM EST
196. Winter Weather Wreaks Havoc on Roads
WINTER WEATHER -- Eyewitness News was on the scene of a handful of accidents in Lackawanna County, as crews were running out of people and vehicles t...
Sunday, December 13, 2009 at 3:14PM EST
197. Crash Survivor Dies One Day Later
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY - Police say a driver who crashed her car into a Wilkes-Barre building late Saturday afternoon may have taken ill at the...
Sunday, December 13, 2009 at 3:00PM EST
198. "Warm Up Scranton" Helps Families for Winter
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - A multi-cultural church in Scranton's Green Ridge section is reaching out to the community this winter season. Hemispher...
Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 10:32PM EST
199. National Wreath-Laying Day Recognizes Fallen Local Soldier
SCRANTON - People in Lackawanna County turned-out to pay tribute to a soldier who was one of the first women killed in the Vietnam War. It's all a par...
Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 10:30PM EST
200. Fire Funds to Help Two Luzerne County Families
EXETER - Separate relief funds will help two Exeter families who lost everything in a late-week fire. The fire Thursday night destroyed half of the do...
Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 10:20PM EST
201. Wood Burner Blamed for Schuylkill County Fire
RUSH TWP. - A wood burner is blamed for causing an early-morning fire near Tamaqua. It happened Saturday at about 5:30 a. m. in Rush Township's Hometo...
Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 10:07PM EST
202. Investigators Search for Cause of Deadly Fire
TREVORTON - A State Police Fire Marshal is trying to figure out what caused a Northumberland County fire that killed an elderly woman and seriously in...
Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 10:00PM EST
203. National Guardsmen First to Receive Service Medal
NANTICOKE, LUZERNE COUNTY -- Men and women serving in the National Guard with the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team were recognized for their recent t...
Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 4:30PM EST
204. Area Church Presents "The Gift"
TRUCKSVILLE, LUZERNE COUNTY- A Christmas celebration in Luzerne County tonight. Many people came out in freezing temperatures to enjoy the 16th annive...
Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 12:29PM EST
205. Scout's Help with Toys for Tots Program
DALLAS, LUZERNE COUNTY- It's the scout's honor to send a little bit of home to our Marines in Afghanistan. Tonight Boy Scout Troop and Cub Sco...
Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 12:24PM EST
206. 109th Homecoming
KINGSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY- A warm welcome home tonight for our men and women who've recently served overseas. The 109th Armory in Kingston recogniz...
Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 12:20PM EST
207. Newsmakers To Air Sunday-December 13, 2009-
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Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 12:09PM EST
208. Lokuta: 'Dismiss Charges, Reinstate'
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- Call her the low fruit on the tree, Ann Lokuta believes state judicial prosecutors went after her instead of a corrupt ...
Friday, December 11, 2009 at 7:09PM EST
209. Family and Friends React to Jim Thorpe Fatal Fire
JIM THORPE, CARBON COUNTY -- The windows are boarded up at 119 North Avenue in Jim Thorpe hours after Larry Darrohn lost his life inside. Rick Darrohn...
Friday, December 11, 2009 at 6:00PM EST
210. Dickson City Police Release Surveillance Video of Robberies
DICKSON CITY, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - Police in Dickson City want you to take a good look at some surveillance pictures that they released to the media on...
Friday, December 11, 2009 at 5:49PM EST
211. Toys for Tots Donations Down More Than 90%
LEBANON TOWNSHIP, WAYNE COUNTY - An organization that helps needy families needs some help of its own tonight. Toys for Tots in Wayne & Pike count...
Friday, December 11, 2009 at 5:38PM EST
212. Christmas Holiday Bureau Needs Extra Help This Season
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - An organization that helps needy families in Lackawanna County is in need of some help itself this holiday season. The C...
Friday, December 11, 2009 at 5:35PM EST
213. Behind-the-Scenes at the Nutcracker in Scranton
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - A popular holiday show in Lackawanna County is continuing for the 23rd year. On Friday morning, Eyewitness News got a ra...
Friday, December 11, 2009 at 5:25PM EST
214. Mennonite Family's Livelihood in Jeopardy
Rush Township, Northumberland County- An early morning blaze has left a local Mennonite family’s livelihood in jeopardy. Dozens of cattle perish...
Friday, December 11, 2009 at 5:21PM EST
215. Montoursville Old Tyme Christmas
Montoursville, Lycoming County- The merchants of downtown Montoursville want to see everyone at their inaugural Old Tyme Christmas event Friday and Sa...
Friday, December 11, 2009 at 5:07PM EST
216. Murderer Sentenced in the Poconos
STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY - A murderer already sentenced to life in prison got even more time behind bars. In October a jury convicted and sentenced...
Friday, December 11, 2009 at 4:21PM EST
217. Movie Theater Evicted
MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY - The Foxmoor Seven Movie Theater has gone dark, shut down because of an eviction. Foxmoor Mall Manager Ron...
Friday, December 11, 2009 at 4:17PM EST
218. Ruling Made on Jim Thorpe Double Fatal Fire
JIM THORPE, CARBON COUNTY - A ruling is in on an early Friday morning double fatal fire in Heights section of Jim Thorpe. State police fire marshals b...
Friday, December 11, 2009 at 11:57AM EST
219. Another Person Nabbed in the Corruption Probe
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- Luzerne County's former director of human resources Doug Richards, has been charged with taking a bribe. Investigato...
Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 8:58PM EST
220. Luzerne County Votes on Proposed Budget
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- Luzerne county's proposed budget includes tax hikes and employee furloughs. The tentative $127.1-million spending pl...
Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 8:51PM EST
221. Reaction to Lake Township Shooting
A teenager accused of killing his great grandfather is locked up tonight. The school district he attends will reopen classes tomorrow. 16 year old Co...
Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 6:38PM EST
222. New Doctor of Nursing Degree Program
Wilkes University announced its new doctor of nursing practice degree Thursday afternoon. The school hopes it will change the face of nursing educati...
Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 5:45PM EST
223. Assault Charges Against State Trooper Dismissed
MOUNTAINHOME, MONROE COUNTY - Assault charges against a Pennsylvania State Police trooper from the Poconos have been dismissed. Trooper Mark Shutkufsk...
Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 5:11PM EST
224. Seven-Year-Old Survivor Releases CD
Williamsport, Lycoming County- From tragedy to triumph, one little girl’s musical aspirations are providing hope to countless others. At the WIL...
Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 5:11PM EST
225. Mifflinburg's Christkindl Market Kicks Off
Mifflinburg, Union County- A long-standing central Pennsylvania holiday tradition is back for another year in Union County. Mifflinburg’s Christ...
Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 5:09PM EST
226. Pocono Art Heist
SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY - Police said they stopped a $20 million art heist in the Poconos. The artwork belongs to fame fantasy artist Frank...
Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 5:06PM EST
227. Truck Crashes Over Embankment
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY - A truck careened off of Route 33, flew down an embankment and smashed through a business gate. It happened at about...
Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 5:00PM EST
228. Animal Hospital Becomes Target of Thief
OLD FORGE, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - An animal hospital in Lackawanna County became the target of a thief Thursday afternoon. A worker at the Old Forge Vete...
Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 4:28PM EST
229. Eighty Year Old Lake Twp. Man Shot, Killed
LAKE TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY - State police have a homicide on their hands after an elderly man was found shot to death inside his Luzerne County ho...
Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 12:32PM EST
230. Teen Charged With Killing Great-Grandfather
KINGSTON TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY - State police say 16-year-old Cody Lee of Lake Township planned to kill more than just his great-grandfather. Inves...
Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 12:21PM EST
231. "Scenes from Handel's Messiah"
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- The Choral Arts of Luzerne County will present "Scenes from Handel's Messiah" this Friday, December 11th. ...
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 11:57PM EST
232. Bad News and Good News for Stroud Regional Police
STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY- The first officer will be laid off December 31st. The next will be January 31st. This action will enable the department to...
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 11:50PM EST
233. Government Study Commission Vote
KINGSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY- The Luzerne County Government Study Commission gave its nod to vote on a new form of government. Over the past few months th...
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 11:44PM EST
234. Jim Thorpe Fire Injures Woman
JIM THORPE, CARBON COUNTY- Corrine Miller of South Avenue in Jim Thorpe is in critical condition Wednesday night. Her house was destroyed by flames a...
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 6:31PM EST
235. Life in Prison for James Miller
STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY - A Monroe County care taker will spend life behind bars for setting a fire that killed the elderly person he was supposed...
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 6:30PM EST
236. Man Who Assaulted Special Needs Child is Sentenced
JERSEY SHORE, LYCOMING COUNTY- The man who pleaded guilty to attacking a special needs child on a school bus was sentenced. Tyler Carstetter, 19, of J...
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 6:26PM EST
237. Wayne County Man Arrested on Sex Charges For the Second Time
HONESDALE, WAYNE COUNTY - For the second time in two months, a Wayne County man is facing sex charges. Todd Rowles turned himself in at the Wayne Coun...
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 6:09PM EST
238. One Injured in Middle Smithfield Fire
MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY- One person was injured in a fire in Middle Smithfield Township. It happened at a home on Pepper Drive in th...
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 5:52PM EST
239. Honesdale Councilman in Court on Disorderly Conduct Charges
HONESDALE, WAYNE COUNTY - A Honesdale councilman will go to trial on charges of disorderly conduct and public drunkenness charges. It all stems from a...
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 5:47PM EST
240. Volunteers Needed for First Night Scranton 2010
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - The final preparations are underway for a big annual event in downtown Scranton. Organizers of First Night Scranton 2010...
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 5:36PM EST
241. Proposed CVS in Berwick Causes Controversy, Confusion
BERWICK, COLUMBIA COUNTY -- Some people who live along West Second Street here were sent letters from a developer saying their properties would be ta...
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 5:30PM EST
242. Bus Drivers Deal With Wintry Blast
Williamsport, Lycoming County- These slick, snowy conditions make travel hard on just about everyone. But how do bus drivers fare when the weather tur...
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 5:15PM EST
243. Finish Line Cafe Shuttered
Williamsport, Lycoming County- A bar in Williamsport’s Newberry section has been shut down due to a code violation. Code enforcers say there are...
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 5:09PM EST
244. Transformer Fire Evacuates Hospital
Williamsport, Lycoming County- A portion of Divine Providence Hospital in Williamsport was evacuated following an early morning fire. Investigators sa...
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 5:07PM EST
245. Love It or Hate It Winter has Arrived
MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY - When Alfredo Mendez saw the snow start to fall he knew he'd have to bust out the shovel. He said, &ld...
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 1:28PM EST
246. Bank Robber on the Loose
STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY - Stroud Area Regional Police are looking for a bank robber. The man robbed the Wachovia Bank on Main Street in Stroudsbur...
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 1:24PM EST
247. Wintry Mix Causes Driving Mess
LACKAWANNA COUNTY - It's been one big misadventure on the roads for many drivers. While conditions improved by late morning, it's little conso...
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 11:35AM EST
248. Woman Burned, Homes Destroyed in Jim Thorpe Fire
JIM THORPE, CARBON COUNTY -- A woman was badly burned and two homes were destroyed and another damaged in an early morning fire in Jim Thorpe, Carbon ...
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 11:30AM EST
249. Barletta Announces Another Run for Congress
HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY -- The political season is underway in Northeastern Pennsylvania and today Hazleton Mayor Lou Barletta announced he will run ...
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 11:25AM EST
250. County Commissioners Testify Against Ex-Judges
PLAINS TWP., LUZERNE COUNTY Š There was strong testimony Tuesday from Luzerne County Commissioners. They say disgraced judges Mark Ciavarella and Mich...
Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 11:45PM EST
251. Late-Night Pittston Demolition
PITTSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY- An entire block of buildings is being cleared in downtown Pittston. Work continued well into early Wednesday morning. Crews...
Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 11:15PM EST
252. Ten Men Rounded-Up on Child Pornography Charges
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - Ten men are facing charges tonight after a child pornography round-up in Lackawanna County. All of the suspects were tak...
Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 7:45PM EST
253. Old Restaurant Gets New Life in South Abington Township
SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - After months of being empty, an old restaurant building in Lackawanna County is seeing new life. The old...
Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 7:38PM EST
254. Hardware Bar Coming to Scranton
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - A well-known nightclub in downtown Scranton is about to get new life of its own. The former Tink's nightclub on Lind...
Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 7:34PM EST
255. Man headed to trial for Exeter murder
There's enough evidence to send a man to trial after a chilling murder in Luzerne County . Tuesday morning a judge decided Henry Platt of Exeter ...
Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 6:28PM EST
256. New trends in seasonal work hiring
One in eight employed workers plan to take on a seasonal job this year. That's according to a Careerbuilder. com survey. The rough economy is cha...
Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 6:10PM EST
257. Scranton Detective Arrested For Theft
DUNMORE, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - A long-time Scranton police officer is on the other side of the law tonight. Detective Leonard Ash was charged Tuesday ni...
Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 5:54PM EST
258. New Homeless Shelter for Williamsport?
Williamsport, Lycoming County- Cold weather, including the chance of a snowstorm Tuesday night, is increasing the need for emergency shelters througho...
Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 5:33PM EST
259. Questions Answered About Electricity Choice
If you're a PPL customer confused about choosing a new electricity supplier, you can get some answers tonight. is holding a public meeting in less...
Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 5:18PM EST
260. Fans React to Ongoing Tiger Woods Drama
TAYLOR, LACKAWANNA COUNTY -- "The first one, I was shocked. The third one, I still couldn't believe it. And by the ninth, it was unbelievable...
Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 3:53PM EST
261. Fire Burns Charity Efforts
STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY - There's more fallout from a weekend fire in Monroe County. The Carlton House apartments in Stroudsburg caught fire Sa...
Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 2:59PM EST
262. Child Porn Bust in Lackawanna County
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY Š Police in Lackawanna County are rounding up nearly a dozen suspects in an organized child porn bust. ItÕs called Operati...
Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 11:59AM EST
263. Students Injured in School Bus Accident
ROARING BROOK TOWNSHIP, LACKAWANNA COUNTY -- Four elementary school-aged girls were taken to the hospital after an accident here involving a school b...
Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 11:36AM EST
264. High Speed Chase in Lackawanna County
DICKSON CITY, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - Two people who led police on a chase, then took off into the woods are still at large. The chase started just after ...
Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 11:00AM EST
265. In Tears, Parents Testify About Corrupt Ciavarella Court
PLAINS TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY- Members of the state's Interbranch Juvenile Justice Commission offered apologies to some of the parents whose ch...
Monday, December 7, 2009 at 11:47PM EST
266. End of an Era for former Church
PITTSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY- An entire parish complex in Pittston is getting the wrecking ball. The buildings of the old St. John the Baptist parish are ...
Monday, December 7, 2009 at 10:45PM EST
267. Borough of Luzerne Looks to the Future
LUZERNE, LUZERNE COUNTY- The borough of Luzerne has a plan for the future. Tonight the borough unveiled its plans to upgrade and enhance the area.. Th...
Monday, December 7, 2009 at 10:34PM EST
268. Gunshot Fired During Dickson City Robbery
DICKSON CITY, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - The search continues tonight for three robbery suspects in Lackawanna County. One gunshot was fired during a hold-u...
Monday, December 7, 2009 at 5:43PM EST
269. Hospital Visits Going Hi-Tech With iVisit
Lewisburg, Union County- Hospital visits are going hi-tech in Union County with iVisit. It’s a new program connecting moms and newborns with dis...
Monday, December 7, 2009 at 5:38PM EST
270. Bucknell Student Resigns Council Seat
Lewisburg, Union County- Last month, we introduced you to the first Bucknell University student ever to win a seat on Lewisburg borough council. Now t...
Monday, December 7, 2009 at 5:36PM EST
271. Red Cross Helps Make Holidays Cheerful for Veterans
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - The American Red Cross from Lackawanna County is helping to spread holiday cheer to veterans at the Gino Merli Veterans ...
Monday, December 7, 2009 at 5:33PM EST
272. Fire Victims Need Help
STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY - A State Police Fire Marshall is trying to figure out what caused an apartment building fire in Stroudsburg Saturday nigh...
Monday, December 7, 2009 at 3:29PM EST
273. Business Decorates a Veteran's Home for Free
TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY - An area company decorate a veteran's home for free Monday morning. The community nominated Ralph Keiper to re...
Monday, December 7, 2009 at 3:23PM EST
274. Weatherization assistance program
While many are warm and cozy as the temperature drops, some can't afford to heat their home properly. A new program is making sure financially di...
Monday, December 7, 2009 at 1:55PM EST
275. Animal Advocates Protest Dog Shooter
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY -- Animal advocates stated their case outside the Luzerne County Courthouse here Monday morning. They were upset with Ar...
Monday, December 7, 2009 at 1:07PM EST
276. Shots Ring Out During Dickson City Robbery
DICKSON CITY, LACKAWANNA COUNTY -- Shots are fired at a Dickson City mini mart, now police are on the hunt for three people after an armed robbery. Ju...
Monday, December 7, 2009 at 05:30AM EST
277. Nine Homeless After Susquehanna Co. Fire
RUSH TWP., SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY -- Nine people are homeless after an overnight fire in Susquehanna County. Flames broke out at 10:30 Sunday night inside...
Monday, December 7, 2009 at 05:15AM EST
278. Deadly Wyoming County Crash
NICHOLSON TWP. - A Nicholson man is dead after a crash and police say slick roads and alcohol are to blame. The crash happened Sunday just before 3 a....
Sunday, December 6, 2009 at 11:25PM EST
279. Snyder County Rape Arrest
BEAVERTOWN Š Police arrested 31-year-old Albert Holton, Junior for the rape of a 12-year-old girl. State Police say he began assaulting the girl betwe...
Sunday, December 6, 2009 at 11:20PM EST
280. Father and Son Arrested During Scuffle
WILKES-BARRE Š A domestic dispute between a Wilkes-Barre father and son has both men facing charges. It happened early Saturday morning at a home in t...
Sunday, December 6, 2009 at 11:15PM EST
281. Day of Bowling Benefits Car Crash Victim
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY - A Hanover Township woman who barely survived a horrible car crash has lots of people rallying behind her. They took par...
Sunday, December 6, 2009 at 11:10PM EST
282. Stroudsburg Fire Leaves Dozens Homeless
STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY -- A state police fire marshal is investigating a fire that broke out at the Carlton House apartment building here late Sa...
Sunday, December 6, 2009 at 3:27PM EST
283. Teen Star Draws Enthusiastic Fans
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - Hundreds of people showed up, Saturday, in downtown Scranton to see a teen actor from a popular Nickelodeon kids show. "...
Saturday, December 5, 2009 at 11:00PM EST
284. Saturday Evening Snow Update - 9PM
The Eyewitness News AccuWeather Teams says the steady snow is now done. There will be some light snow showers and flurries around through midnight. La...
Saturday, December 5, 2009 at 9:00PM EST
285. First Widespread Snowfall Hits Region
STROUD TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY -- It was beginning to look at lot like Christmas here Saturday afternoon. That made Ryan Bonser of Saylorsburg smile....
Saturday, December 5, 2009 at 4:40PM EST
286. Stroudsburg Gas Station Robbed at Gunpoint
STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY -- Police are on the hunt for a gas station robber. It happened at the Hess gas station on Ninth and Sarah Streets in Strou...
Saturday, December 5, 2009 at 3:45PM EST
287. Cosgrove Tapped For Interim Judge Slot, Senate Approval Needed
FORTY FORT, LUZERNE COUNTY- Joe Cosgrove, Pittston native and well-known area attorney, says he was asked Friday by the governor's office to serv...
Friday, December 4, 2009 at 11:14PM EST
288. President Obama Talks Job Creation Ideas in Lehigh Valley
SCHNECKSVILLE, LEHIGH COUNTY - President Barack Obama has wrapped-up a day-long trip to the Lehigh Valley. The president made several stops in the All...
Friday, December 4, 2009 at 6:10PM EST
289. Local Residents React to President Obama's Visit
SCHNECKSVILLE, LEHIGH COUNTY - President Barack Obama spent a majority of the day in the Allentown-area Friday. While focusing on the economy and job ...
Friday, December 4, 2009 at 6:05PM EST
290. Jobless Numbers Improve Slightly
Our nation's unemployment rate dropped to ten percent in November. Consumer reporter Jeff Chirico is live in the newsroom with what local folks ha...
Friday, December 4, 2009 at 6:00PM EST
291. Former School Employee Charged by FBI
LUZERNE COUNTY -- Another person is charged in the ongoing federal corruption probe. The FBI and other officials announced 33-year-old Jeffrey Piazza...
Friday, December 4, 2009 at 5:50PM EST
292. Weatherly Man Arrested on Indecent Assault Charges
WEATHERLY, CARBON COUNTY -- A Carbon County man has been arrested on charges he had indecent contact with a young girl. Weatherly police arrested 60-y...
Friday, December 4, 2009 at 5:45PM EST
293. Shot Hunter Touches Off Investigation
NEWPORT TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY - A shooting that left a hunter injured touched off a thorough investigation in the Glen Lyon section of Newport Town...
Friday, December 4, 2009 at 5:42PM EST
294. Father Honors Son Two Years After Unsolved Murder
TUNKHANOCK TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY - It's been two years since someone shot hunter Lee Vanluvender to death in the Poconos. Police still haven't caugh...
Friday, December 4, 2009 at 5:41PM EST
295. Hazleton Cracking Down on Unpaid Trash Fees
HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY -- The city of Hazleton is cracking down on property owners who do not pay their trash fees. This comes as the city is facing...
Friday, December 4, 2009 at 5:40PM EST
296. Spirit of the Holiday in Schuylkill County

Friday, December 4, 2009 at 5:40PM EST
297. Williamsport Regional Airport Runway Extension
Montoursville, Lycoming County- The skies are looking a bit more friendly for air travelers in Lycoming County these days. We’ve got details on ...
Friday, December 4, 2009 at 5:35PM EST
298. Trees for Troops Program
LEHIGHTON, CARBON COUNTY -- Thousands of servicemen and women won't get the chance to come home for the holidays. One project is making sure they get ...
Friday, December 4, 2009 at 5:25PM EST
299. Child in a Concentration Camp
COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY - A woman who survived the Holocaust and went on to become an award winning author brought history to life for stude...
Friday, December 4, 2009 at 5:20PM EST
300. Power Outages Planned for Saturday
KINGSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY -- UGI electric customers here will have their service interrupted on Saturday, December 5, between 6:30am and 9:30am. Appro...
Friday, December 4, 2009 at 2:41PM EST
301. Two Early Morning Car Fires in Williamsport
Williamsport, Lycoming County- Firefighters in Williamsport were kept busy after two cars burst into flames Friday morning. Both fires happened around...
Friday, December 4, 2009 at 1:57PM EST
302. Chocolate Houses Auctioned For Charity
Williamsport, Lycoming County- Some tasty treats went up for auction Friday to benefit a local charity. Culinary Arts students at Penn College display...
Friday, December 4, 2009 at 1:53PM EST
303. Luzerne County Tree Lighting

Friday, December 4, 2009 at 12:57PM EST
304. Backyard Broadcasting/ United Way RadioThon
Williamsport, Lycoming County- Nearly a dozen radio stations are coming together for an emergency fund raising effort in central Pennsylvania. The rad...
Friday, December 4, 2009 at 10:06AM EST
305. Hundreds of Jobs Coming to Lackawanna Co.
LACKAWNNA COUNTY - More jobs and more diapers are coming to Lackawanna Co. A distribution center for Diapers. com is moving into the Covington Industr...
Friday, December 4, 2009 at 09:42AM EST
306. Obama Visiting the Lehigh Valley

Friday, December 4, 2009 at 08:50AM EST
307. Wilkes-Barre Shooting Investigation
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- Police are investigating what may be a drive-by shooting. It happened just after 9:30 along Carey Avenue. A 19-year-old ...
Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 11:55PM EST
308. Man Charged With Raping a 6-Year-Old
EDWARDSVILLE, LUZERNE COUNTY- Police arrested Joseph Marcy from Edwardsville on charges that he raped a 6-year-old child. Court papers show Children a...
Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 11:50PM EST
309. Man Arrested for Sexually Assaulting Young Girls
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY -- Police have arrested a man accused of sexually assaulting young children. The suspect is Milton Santiago of Brookyln. H...
Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 11:45PM EST
310. Pocono Man Busted on 1,400 Child Porn Charges
TOBYHANNA TWP., MONROE COUNTY -- A Tobyhanna Township man is behind bars charged with more than a thousand counts of having child porn. 31-year-old Jo...
Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 11:40PM EST
311. Lawyers Question Cases Handled by Toole Since September
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY -- Luzerne County Judge Michael Toole has been relieved of his judicial duties by the state Supreme Court. It comes one d...
Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 11:30PM EST
312. Space Heater May Have Sparked Ashland Fire
ASHLAND, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY -- The main road through Ashland reopened Thursday. It was shut down for hours Wednesday as fire ripped through a city bloc...
Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 11:25PM EST
313. SSSD Player Scores 1,000th Point
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- A milestone was reached on the basketball court Thursday night. Doug Persing, a junior at the Scranton School for the Dea...
Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 11:15PM EST
314. Ex-Lackawanna Co. Doctor Acquitted of Assault Charges
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY -- A Lackawanna County doctor has been found not guilty in an assault case. After a two-day trial, a jury acquitted Dr. Jo...
Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 6:35PM EST
315. Storm Leaves Damage in the Poconos
MONROE COUNTY - Wednesday night's heavy rain and winds left quite a mess in the Poconos. Martin and Doris Setzer live in Stroud Township. They wo...
Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 5:20PM EST
316. Chase Leads to Deadly Crash in Columbia County
STILLWATER, COLUMBIA COUNTY -- One man is dead after a car crash in Columbia County. It happened just before 3:00 Thursday morning on Kline Road in th...
Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 5:05PM EST
317. Ashkar Elementary Makes Energy Star Grade
Hughesville, Lycoming County- An elementary school in the East Lycoming School District garnered high praise Thursday morning for its energy-efficient...
Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 5:00PM EST
318. Purebred Dogs Fill Shelters
STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY - If you're thinking about brining a new pet home for the holidays, there's a way you can get a purebred animal fo...
Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 5:00PM EST
319. Public Meeting Scheduled To Answer Energy Choice Questions
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY --PPL customers will have a chance to speak directly with officials from one of two electricity suppliers offering servic...
Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 4:55PM EST
320. Danville Community Christmas Tree Program
Danville, Montour County- A group in Montour County is asking for your help to make Christmas a little brighter for people in our area. The Danville C...
Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 4:49PM EST
321. Altar Vandalism
State police in Selinsgrove want to know who vandalized the Mount Piscah altar. According to state police somebody spray painted the altar with a swas...
Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 12:50PM EST
322. Weather Causes Numerous Power Outages
DUPONT, LUZERNE COUNTY - Utility crews were busy across the region Thursday morning dealing with weather-related power outages. One of those blackouts...
Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 11:42AM EST
323. One Dead After Lackawanna Co. Crash
LACKAWANNA CO. - One person is dead after a crash in Carbondale Township. It happened around 4 a. m. Thursday morning on the Robert P. Casey Highway. ...
Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 08:18AM EST
324. Lackawanna Rings in the Christmas Season
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Its beginning to look a little more like Christmas in Lackawanna County. That's because the tree on Courthouse Square...
Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 01:03AM EST
325. I-Team Excusive: Weatherly Officer Suspended
WEATHERLY, CARBON COUNTY – A 20-year veteran Weatherly police officer has been suspended and is under investigation. It involves alleged inappro...
Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 11:25PM EST
326. Judge Toole to Plead Guilty to Federal Charges
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY -- Federal prosecutors have announced that Luzerne County Judge Michael Toole has agreed to plead guilty to charges of fr...
Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 6:30PM EST
327. 8 Buildings Damaged in Massive Ashland Fire
ASHLAND, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY -- Fire crews had to act fast to save a city block from burning in Ashland, Schuylkill County. It happened on the 1300 hund...
Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 6:25PM EST
328. Scranton Public Safety Director to Leave Job
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - The public safety director position in the city of Scranton will soon be a thing of the past. Ray Hayes, who is the curr...
Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 6:20PM EST
329. Fallen Soldier's Parents Talk About President's War Plan
PECKVILLE, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - A Mid Valley couple whose son was killed in Afghanistan is speaking out about the president's plan to send 30,000 m...
Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 6:18PM EST
330. Milton Library Plans Expansion
Milton, Northumberland County- One local library is bucking the trend of layoffs and reduced hours due to state budget cuts. In fact, a major expansio...
Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 6:15PM EST
331. Operation Santa Claus at Tobyhanna Army Depot
TOBYHANNA, MONROE COUNTY - Volunteers at Tobyhanna Army Depot raised about $50,000 for Operation Santa Claus. About $10,000 of those funds go toward W...
Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 6:10PM EST
332. Miss Pennsylvania Visits Fell Charter School
FELL TOWNSHIP, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - Students at the Fell Charter School in Lackawanna County got a special visitor Wednesday afternoon. Miss Pennsylvan...
Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 6:05PM EST
333. CATCH Program Offered at Local YMCA
STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY - The Pocono Family YMCA is offering the "CATCH" after school program to children in the area. The free program is offered ...
Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 6:00PM EST
334. River Trail Signs Rededicated
Loyalsock Township, Lycoming County- Twenty-two interpretive signs along the West Branch Susquehanna River Trail were rededicated Wednesday. The signs...
Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 5:55PM EST
335. Son Accused of Stabbing Father Will Go to Trial
STROUD TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY- A Monroe County man accused of stabbing his own father will head to trial. Gerald Neil Junior heard the ruling during ...
Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 4:59PM EST
336. Deadly Fire Ruled Accident
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- A Lackawanna County fire that killed a five-year-old boy has been ruled an accident. Angel Vasquez lived at an apartment ...
Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 3:53PM EST
337. Berwick Teacher Resigns After Charges
BERWICK, COLUMBIA COUNTY- A teacher accused of inappropriately touching a teenage boy has resigned. The superintendent in the Berwick Area School Dist...
Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 3:03PM EST
338. Public Skate for Toys for Tots
WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY- What a night for the young and young at the heart. A chance to skate on the ice like the Wilkes-Barre Scranton ...
Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 12:07PM EST
339. Police Investigate Car into House in Wilkes-Barre
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- A car slams into the side of a Wilkes-Barre house. Eyewitness News was on the scene at McLean and Poplar in Wilkes-Barre...
Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 12:04PM EST
340. 30,000 More Troops Heading to Afghanistan; Local People React
President Obama has unveiled plans to deploy another 30-thousand u-s troops to Afghanistan. The official announcement came last night in a speech to t...
Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 08:15AM EST
341. Luzerne County Weighs Budget Options
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- Luzerne county commissioners are still working on a spending plan. The final version could include tax hikes, layoffs an...
Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 7:54PM EST
342. Scranton City Council Weighs Eliminating Public Safety Director Position
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - Dozens of people came together Tuesday night to express their concerns about the 2010 budget in the city of Scranton. Th...
Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 6:25PM EST
343. Colleagues Remember Former Shamokin Dam Mayor
Shamokin Dam, Snyder County- A former long-time mayor of the tiny borough of Shamokin Dam passed away over the weekend. Jack Treas died Saturday, just...
Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 5:42PM EST
344. Late Night Shopping in Selinsgrove
Selinsgrove, Snyder County- Holiday shoppers- get ready for a late night in Selinsgrove! Dozens of downtown shops will stay open until 11 o’cloc...
Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 5:40PM EST
345. Drug Dealer Sentenced
WILKES-BARRE LUZERNE COUNTY- A Wilkes-Barre man was sentenced to prison for dealing cocaine. Gregory Woods, 48, was sentenced to 12 years in prison. L...
Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 5:15PM EST
346. New Pavilion Finished at Aylesworth Park in Archbald
ARCHBALD, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - After months of construction, the ribbon was cut Tuesday morning for a new office and pavilion at Aylesworth Park in Arc...
Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 4:17PM EST
347. Police Say A Man Raped a 91 Year Old Woman
PALMERTON, CARBON COUNTY - Police say 34 year old Leslie Setzer of East Stroudsburg raped and tried to kill a 91 year old woman in Carbon County. Peop...
Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 3:44PM EST
348. Camelbeach Resort Donates Thousands to Charity
POCONO TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY - Summer fun helped raise funds for charity at Camelbeach Water Park. President Art Berry said, "Giving can be fun...
Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 3:22PM EST
349. Obama to Detail Troop Plans in National Address
Tonight President Barack Obama will announce his strategy for fighting and finishing the war in Afghanistan. The address from West Point is expected t...
Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 11:00AM EST
350. Deer Causes Crash Involving Hunter
SOUTH GIBSON TOWNSHIP, SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY -- A car accident this morning sends one person to the hospital and shuts down a Susquehanna County road. It...
Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 10:45AM EST
  


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