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January 2009

1. Scranton Diocese Announces Church Closings
NANTICOKE - Parishioners in the Scranton Diocese are praying for extra faith as they're learning which churches will close and which will consolid...
Saturday, January 31, 2009 at 10:27PM EST
2. Source: 'Significant' Number of Churches To Close
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Parishioners across the Diocese of Scranton will hear from the bishop at all weekend masses through a taped recording. So...
Friday, January 30, 2009 at 11:29PM EST
3. Colegrove's Fate Again in the Hands of a Jury
TOWANDA, BRADFORD COUNTY- A jury is deciding if convicted killer Steven Colegrove will get the death penalty or life in prison. Colegrove was convicte...
Friday, January 30, 2009 at 6:16PM EST
4. I-TEAM: Circuit City Liquidation Sale Not a Good Deal
If you're thinking of buying a new tv to watch the big game this weekend, you may not want to shop at Circuit City. The I-Team found there aren...
Friday, January 30, 2009 at 5:55PM EST
5. Local Restaurants Prep for Super Bowl
TRUCKSVILLE, LUZERNE COUNTY- The boxes are stacked, the pizza is sizzling and the wings are ready to go. Getting ready for the Super Bowl is a big dea...
Friday, January 30, 2009 at 5:52PM EST
6. Injured Crossing Guard Speaks Out
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY -- Ed Martin relies on a walker to get around his home. But less than a month ago, he was walking kids across the street...
Friday, January 30, 2009 at 5:51PM EST
7. Molotov Cocktail Prompts Attempted Homicide Charges
Williamsport, Lycoming County- A State College man faces attempted homicide and arson charges in Williamsport. Police say 40-year-old Christopher Cris...
Friday, January 30, 2009 at 5:50PM EST
8. Luzerne County Court Has New Top Judge
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- Luzerne County's new top judge says it's the dawn of a new era in the court system. Judge Chester Muroski was vo...
Friday, January 30, 2009 at 3:58PM EST
9. Man Pleads Guilty to Sexually Abusing Child
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- A 46-year-old Scranton man has entered a guilty plea to charges stemming from the sexual abuse of a child. John J. Rodney...
Friday, January 30, 2009 at 3:17PM EST
10. Accused Drunk Driver Going to Trial for Allegedly Killing State Senator
CHESTNUTHILL TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY - The man accused of killing State Senator James Rhoades while driving drunk will head to trial. Police say Thoma...
Friday, January 30, 2009 at 2:48PM EST
11. Teen Dies in Wreck; Another In Hospital
PLYMOUTH TWP., LUZERNE COUNTY- One teenager is dead and another in the hospital after a car crash. It happened along Route 11 in Plymouth Township. K...
Friday, January 30, 2009 at 1:40PM EST
12. Man Stabbed in Plymouth; Woman Arrested
PLYMOUTH, LUZERNE COUNTY - A man is in the hospital and a woman is in jail after a stabbing in Plymouth. It happened just after midnight at an apartm...
Friday, January 30, 2009 at 1:30PM EST
13. Honesdale YMCA Has Military Family Memberships
HONESDALE, WAYE COUNTY- The Honesdale YMCA has signed on to a Defense Department program that offers memberships to family members of deployed soldier...
Friday, January 30, 2009 at 1:24PM EST
14. Reaction to Colegrove guilty verdict
People in Wyoming County are sounding off after a guilty verdict in a triple murder case. Late Wednesday night, a jury found Steven Colgrove guilty o...
Thursday, January 29, 2009 at 7:39PM EST
15. Gas Leak Triggers House Explosion in Archbald
ARCHBALD, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- A house at 249 South Main Street in Archbald exploded late Thursday afternoon as fire crews were reportedly trying to shu...
Thursday, January 29, 2009 at 7:00PM EST
16. Town Reacts to Colegrove Triple Murder Verdict
LACEYVILLE, WYOMING COUNTY- People in Wyoming County are sounding off after a guilty verdict in a triple murder case. Late Wednesday night, a jury fo...
Thursday, January 29, 2009 at 6:58PM EST
17. Injured Crossing Guard's Family Wants Change
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY -- Ed Martin's family wants something to be done. He was working as a crossing guard at the intersection of Coal and...
Thursday, January 29, 2009 at 6:56PM EST
18. PA Child Care Center Releases Statement
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- We know more charges are expected in the Luzerne County corruption case. Judges Mark Ciavarella and Michael Conahan are...
Thursday, January 29, 2009 at 6:54PM EST
19. Hit & Run Victim Speaks Out
One of two men, nearly killed by a hit and run driver, was speaking out on Thursday. The hit and run happened a week ago. Two young men were hit and ...
Thursday, January 29, 2009 at 6:52PM EST
20. Stroudsburg SPCA Abruptly Shuts Down
STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY - The Monroe County SPCA is closed permanently. The office abruptly shut down Thursday afternoon. This comes after years of...
Thursday, January 29, 2009 at 6:50PM EST
21. Man Pleads Guilty to Setting Fiorelli's and Highway Auto Fires
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Robert Woolaver, a man described by prosecutors as a 'drifter', has entered a guilty plea to charges relating to ...
Thursday, January 29, 2009 at 6:48PM EST
22. Ice Wreaks Havoc for Some Drivers
WEST HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY -- A tanker truck heading into the Valmont Industrial Park in West Hazleton didn't reach its final destination. Ar...
Thursday, January 29, 2009 at 6:46PM EST
23. One on One With Governor Ed Rendell
Governor Ed Rendell spoke one on one with Eyewitness News about the budget deficit and potential layoffs of state workers.
Thursday, January 29, 2009 at 6:45PM EST
24. Project 2012 Open House
Williamsport, Lycoming County- Major changes are coming to medical care in Central Pennsylvania over the next few years. Susquehanna Health System i...
Thursday, January 29, 2009 at 6:45PM EST
25. Local Reaction to Potential Mail Delivery Cutbacks
HONESDALE, WAYNE COUNTY- If you thought mail delivery was already slow, just wait, it may get worse according to the Post Office. Postmaster General ...
Thursday, January 29, 2009 at 5:44PM EST
26. Propane Tanker Rolls Over in West Hazleton
WEST HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY- Accidents follow after yesterday’s snow and slush freeze solid. A tanker carrying propane hit ice and rolled over...
Thursday, January 29, 2009 at 12:13PM EST
27. Colegrove Found Guilty of Killing Mom, Dad, Brother
TOWANDA, BRADFORD COUNTY- The Bradford County jury that convicted a man of triple murder has a day off before returning to work on a sentence. The gui...
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at 10:52PM EST
28. Ciavarella, Conahan Suspended
HARRISBURG, DAUPHIN COUNTY- Judges Michael Conahan and Mark Ciavarella have been suspended, per an order released Wednesday afternoon by the Supreme C...
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at 10:29PM EST
29. Edwardsville Bank Robbery
EDWARDSVILLE, LUZERNE COUNTY- Police are searching for an armed robber who held up an Edwardsville bank. A man with a gun robbed First Liberty Bank an...
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at 10:17PM EST
30. I-Team: Clothing Donations Go To For-Profit Companies
Now to an I-Team special report. Many of us give away used clothes to help the poor. But before you do, you should know where those donations are real...
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at 9:24PM EST
31. Local Author's First Novel Enjoying Success
Lewisburg, Union County- A Lewisburg woman has published her first book. It’s a vampire-themed romance novel geared toward young adults. “...
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at 6:42PM EST
32. State Police Unveil Camp Cadet Website
Milton, Northumberland County- There’s a new website for children interested in learning more about law enforcement programs. State Police troop...
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at 6:39PM EST
33. Bucknell University Million Penny Project
Lewisburg, Union County- Fraternity and sorority members at Bucknell University are making a positive impact in the community. As part of their Millio...
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at 6:33PM EST
34. Considering PNC Field vendors
Lackawanna County 's Stadium Authority wants to play ball with a new concession vendor. Scranton Wilkes-Barre Yankees ownership broke it's c...
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at 5:42PM EST
35. People Growing Weary of all the Winter Weather
Eyewitness news was out and about early Wednesday morning when the heaviest snow was falling. Plows were out long before the morning commute trying to...
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at 4:45PM EST
36. Jury Deliberating in Colegrove Triple Murder Trial
TOWANDA, BRADFORD COUNTY- The fate of triple murder suspect Steven Colegrove is now in the hands of a jury. Closing arguments in the case ended around...
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at 4:24PM EST
37. Another Wintry Mix Hits Area
LUZERNE COUNTY -- Before sunrise, plow drivers worked to make sure roads were clear for those heading to school or work. Troopers kept an eye on the ...
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at 4:20PM EST
38. Trucks Versus Cars on Snowy Roads
POCONO SUMMIT - With the type of weather that gives tow truck drivers extra work, many people wish one type of truck would just get off the road, trac...
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at 4:15PM EST
39. Economy Hits Workers with Special Needs
SNYDERSVILLE - The sounds of work make Russell Englert happy. "Because it's fun," he laughed. Englert loves packaging containers at the ...
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at 4:00PM EST
40. Search for PNC Concessions Vendor Continues
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY Representatives of Mandalay, the company that manages the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, say that three as yet unnamed com...
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at 3:28PM EST
41. Scranton Welcomes 6 New Police Officers
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Scranton Mayor Chris Doherty administered the oath of office to six new police officers during ceremonies at City Hall We...
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at 10:04AM EST
42. Ciavarella Speaks Out Through Attorney
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- The attorney for embattled Luzerne County Judge Mark Ciavarella disputed claims by federal authorities the judge made mo...
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 11:50PM EST
43. Juvenile Law Center Wants Ciavarella's Rulings Reviewed
PHILADELPHIA- Pennsylvania's Juvenile Law Center is trying to overturn a State Supreme Court application ruling. A few weeks ago, the court denie...
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 10:55PM EST
44. Closing Arguments Set for Wednesday in Triple Murder Trial
TOWANDA, BRADFORD COUNTY- After six days of testimony and more than 80 witnesses, the triple murder trial of Steven Colegrove is winding down. Defense...
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 10:45PM EST
45. Salt Supplies Holding Up in Central PA
Lycoming County- With all the snow headed toward our region, road conditions will be on the minds of many local leaders. Eyewitness News checked in ...
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 10:42PM EST
46. Medical College Gets Shot in the Arm
EAST STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY - Sanofi Pasteur donated $1.5 million to th Commonwealth Medical College Tuesday afternoon. The college will put that ...
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 10:40PM EST
47. No Shortage of Reaction to Charges Against Judges
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- There’s no shortage of reaction to two Luzerne County judges charged with abusing their power. Judges Mark Ciavar...
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 10:00PM EST
48. Federally Charged Judges' Pension Funds in Question
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- When judges Mark Ciavarella and Michael Conahan go to jail they might not be collecting retirement money. The Pennsyvl...
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 9:50PM EST
49. Finding All Things Steelers for Super Bowl Sunday
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- The Steelers are in the Super Bowl, and Steelers fans are going all-out for Super Sunday. "It's a fun time and...
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 5:30PM EST
50. Grant Program for Small Businesses
Williamsport, Lycoming County- Dozens of small business owners learned about a new energy efficiency state grant program today in Williamsport. The pr...
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 5:30PM EST
51. Former Sewer Authority clerk asks for ARD
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY A woman charged with stealing funds from the Scranton Sewer Authority has asked to be placed in the county's Accelerat...
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 10:48AM EST
52. Families of Juveniles Sentenced by Ciavarella Still Angry
HANOVER TWP., LUZERNE COUNTY- Family of juveniles sentenced to time under President Judge Ciavarella’s regime spoke out about what they called ...
Monday, January 26, 2009 at 9:25PM EST
53. Former Judge Ann Lokuta Says She Feels Vindicated
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Another former Luzerne County judge is lashing out against Ciavarella and Conahan. Ann Lokuta says she feels vindicated....
Monday, January 26, 2009 at 9:20PM EST
54. More Than Time Needed To Regain Public Trust
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY --Monday's announcements have certainly shaken some people's faith in our judicial system. Consumer reporter Jeff...
Monday, January 26, 2009 at 9:15PM EST
55. Courthouse Begins Process of Moving On
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- With the resignation of Luzerne County President Judge Mark Ciavarella, the county now has a new Acting President Judge...
Monday, January 26, 2009 at 9:10PM EST
56. Reaction Harsh to Word of Charges Against Judges
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- People all around Luzerne County are reacting to the news that federal charges have been filed against two Luzerne Coun...
Monday, January 26, 2009 at 9:05PM EST
57. Snyder County Man Sentenced for Murder
Middleburg, Snyder County- An accused murderer avoided the death penalty thanks to a plea agreement in Snyder County Monday afternoon. Travis Graham...
Monday, January 26, 2009 at 9:00PM EST
58. High School Football Player Arrested for DUI Crash
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- 18-year-old Chase Passeri, a West Scranton High School football player, turned himself in to investigators in Scranton Mo...
Monday, January 26, 2009 at 1:36PM EST
59. DUI Charges Filed Against Acting Luzerne Co. Controller
JENKINS TWP., LUZERNE COUNTY- In an update to a story the I-Team first brought you last week, DUI charges have been filed against the Acting Luzerne C...
Monday, January 26, 2009 at 11:32AM EST
60. Prosecution Rests in Colegrove Triple Murder Trial
TOWANDA, BRADFORD COUNTY- After five days of testimony from dozens of witnesses, the prosecution has rested its case against Steven Colegrove, who'...
Monday, January 26, 2009 at 11:30AM EST
61. High-Speed Chase Ends With Crash
TUNKHANNOCK TWP., MONROE COUNTY- A police chase reaches speeds upwards of 100 mph and ends with a crash. The chase started on Interstate 80 in Tobyhan...
Monday, January 26, 2009 at 11:29AM EST
62. Monday Mornng News Briefs
ROARING BROOK TWP., LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Police found a car on fire in the woods around 6:00 this morning off Route 435 just north of Route 348. There w...
Monday, January 26, 2009 at 11:28AM EST
63. U.S. Attorney Expected to Release Latest in Luzerne County Court Investigation
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- The I-Team has learned federal investigators will release information this week about an ongoing investigation into corr...
Sunday, January 25, 2009 at 11:40PM EST
64. Debate Continues Over Propsed Levee Fees
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- Luzerne County officials are scheduled to meet Monday to discuss the Wyoming Valley levee and who will pay to maintain t...
Sunday, January 25, 2009 at 6:27PM EST
65. Local College Offering Free Classes to Unemployed
NANTICOKE, LUZERNE COUNTY- If you are out of a job and looking to go back to school, Luzerne County Community College is now offering free credits. T...
Sunday, January 25, 2009 at 6:25PM EST
66. Fund Set Up to Help Mother & Baby After Fire
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- A fund has been set up to help a mother and her 1-year old child who lost everything in a fire last week. Lisa Archer Sa...
Sunday, January 25, 2009 at 6:24PM EST
67. Drug Busts Land 9 in Jail in Luzerne, Monroe Counties
An undercover drug deal led to a big drug bust in Wilkes-Barre. Police say an undercover officer bought heroin from Claudie Robinson at 30 Susquehanna...
Sunday, January 25, 2009 at 6:22PM EST
68. Catholics Respond To Diocesan Threat
LUZERNE COUNTY -- Catholic school teachers rallied for a teacher's union on Saturday, and the response from the Catholic Diocese of Scranton was ...
Sunday, January 25, 2009 at 2:48PM EST
69. Luzerne County Teen Named State Fair Queen
HERSHEY- 17-year-old Nicole Clemson of Dallas was crowned the 2009 State Fair Queen in Hershey. Clemson won the 2008 Luzerne County Fair Queen and was...
Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 11:48PM EST
70. Memorial Held for Fatal Fire Victims
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- Friends and family gathered to remember three people who died in a fire. The Wilkes-Barre fire killed 5-year-old Angel ...
Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 11:47PM EST
71. Catholic School Teachers Continue Union Fight
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- More than 150 Catholic teachers and their supporters rallied Saturday in front of St. Peter’s Cathedral in Scranton...
Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 6:26PM EST
72. 4 Day School Week Plan Scrapped by Weather
LOCUST TOWNSHIP, COLUMBIA COUNTY- A local school district that cut the number of schools days in the week to save some cash will have to put the plan ...
Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 6:25PM EST
73. Penn State Students Raising Money for Thon
PLAINS TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY- Many of you have heard of "Thon", Penn State's annual fundraiser for children with cancer. And this wee...
Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 6:24PM EST
74. Boscov's Bankrupty Woes Continue
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY -- Boscov's department store in Wilkes-Barre is a downtown staple. The chain is getting financial help, but two coun...
Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 3:39PM EST
75. Thomas' Supermarket Job Fair
Shavertown, Luzerne County - Today Thomas' Supermarket held a job fair. It really comes as no surprise. The turnout was large. Many people told ...
Friday, January 23, 2009 at 9:25PM EST
76. I-Team: Police Investigation
Pittston Township - The I-Team first learned of the investigation last November. A former Pittston township police officer had been fired after alle...
Friday, January 23, 2009 at 9:00PM EST
77. DNA Evidence Shocker in Triple Murder Trial
TOWANDA, BRADFORD COUNTY - There was dramatic testimony involving DNA evidence Friday morning in a Bradford County triple murder trial. The courtroom ...
Friday, January 23, 2009 at 6:21PM EST
78. Former Professor Sentenced for Sexual Assault
BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY -- Jack Harclerode has a history of sex crimes. The former Bucknell University professor was recently convicted for havin...
Friday, January 23, 2009 at 5:40PM EST
79. Inmate Death at Lewisburg Penitentiary
Lewisburg, Union County- The FBI is investigating a possible homicide involving an inmate at the Lewisburg Penitentiary. Investigators say the death o...
Friday, January 23, 2009 at 5:37PM EST
80. Penguin Exhibit Open in Lehigh County
Penguins! Everyone loves the adorable birds. They've even starred in several recent movies. But now the black and white birds are the stars of a n...
Friday, January 23, 2009 at 5:32PM EST
81. Local Men Have Roles in "The Wrestler"
LUZERNE COUNTY -- Two local wrestlers have taken their talent from their small towns to the big screen. "The Wrestler" starring Mickey Rour...
Friday, January 23, 2009 at 5:09PM EST
82. Reaction to Layoffs in Monroe County
TANNERSVILLE - Just how tough is it to find a job these days? "It's impossible!" exclaimed Bonita Evans of Pocono Summit. A lot of peopl...
Friday, January 23, 2009 at 4:13PM EST
83. Bringing Back Bartering
PRICE TOWNSHIP - With the job market tight, it's understandable people might put off home repairs. But sometimes you just have to find a way to fi...
Friday, January 23, 2009 at 4:07PM EST
84. Movie makers come to Scranton
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY Movie makers were in Scranton Friday morning, searching through an old factory building that will soon become one of the s...
Friday, January 23, 2009 at 2:30PM EST
85. Special Ed sports helps people in need
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY Special Education students from schools throughout Lackawanna County participated in a 'Sports Challenge" at Rive...
Friday, January 23, 2009 at 2:19PM EST
86. Bloomsburg Fire
COLUMBIA COUNTY - A fire in Bloomsburg left three families without a place to stay. Flames broke out around 11 p. m. at the middle unit of a Tri-Ple...
Friday, January 23, 2009 at 08:02AM EST
87. Preliminary Hearing for Montoursville Man Charged with Torching Ex-Girlfriend's Home
Muncy, Lycoming County - Prosecutors say Frank Cramm started the fire at Jill Hiller's Muncy Creek Township home in December of 2007. Court paper...
Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 8:17PM EST
88. Montoursville Man Faces Arson Trial
Muncy, Lycoming County- A Montoursville man was in court Thursday afternoon on charges he intentionally set fire to an ex-girlfriend’s house in ...
Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 8:10PM EST
89. Clean & Green Meeting
Towanda, Bradford County - Property owners turned out at the Bradford County commissioner's meeting. They say they've been fined tens of tho...
Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 8:09PM EST
90. State Cites Businesses For Smoking Ban Violations
State officials are cracking down on the state's four month old smoking ban. Today, the first two businesses in our area were cited for violating ...
Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 5:59PM EST
91. Jury Pushes Forward on Triple Murder
TUSCARORA TOWNSHIP , BRADFORD COUNTY- The prosecution pushes forward in Bradford County trying to prove a man killed his parents and brother for the ...
Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 4:07PM EST
92. Stolen Money from West Hazleton Ambulance Association
WEST HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY- A Luzerne County woman admits she stole thousands of dollars from the West Hazleton Ambulance Association. 24 year old...
Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 3:57PM EST
93. Book Sales Help Local Girl with Skin Disorder
KUNKLETOWN, MONROE COUNTY -- Daisy Sherman has the disorder known as EB, which causes blistering and shearing of the skin. Eric Duffield lives in the...
Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 3:48PM EST
94. Hundreds of area workers will lose their jobs
COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY - It was a bad day at work for hundreds of people in our area. They walked into a morning meeting and learned they w...
Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 2:51PM EST
95. Community 4 Change
POCONO SUMMIT, MONROE COUNTY - Now that President Barack Obama has moved into the White House many of the people who helped put him there are looking ...
Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 2:46PM EST
96. Area people join March For Life
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY Members and supporters of Pennsylvanians For Human Life boarded busses in Scranton Thursday for the annual March For Life ...
Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 2:41PM EST
97. Police Still Looking for Robbers in Scranton
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Scranton Police are searching for a woman and 2 others after a convenience store armed robbery. We were on the scene sho...
Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 11:54AM EST
98. Local Marine Killed in Car Crash
Milton, Northumberland County- Two young Marines are dead and one injured following a horrific crash Tuesday morning in Franklin County. The soldier...
Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at 9:25PM EST
99. Couple Will Go to Trial for Pocketing Big Bank Mistake
BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY- A couple is heading to trial on charges they stole money when they accepted an accidental bank deposit of nearly $200,000...
Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at 9:23PM EST
100. Monroe County Bank Robbed Wednesday Afternoon
STROUD TWP., MONROE COUNTY- Police in Monroe County hope surveillance pictures will help them catch a bank robber. Stroud Area Regional Police release...
Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at 9:20PM EST
101. Emotional Day of Testimony in Triple Murder Trial
TOWANDA, BRADFORD COUNTY- Day 2 of testimony has wrapped up in the Steven Colegrove murder trial. Two of Colegrove's ex-girlfriend's were forc...
Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at 9:18PM EST
102. Building Collapses During Construction
SHAMOKIN, NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY- Three workers are lucky they're not seriously hurt after a Northumberland County building under construction coll...
Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at 9:05PM EST
103. New Clean-up Plan for West Hazleton Neighborhood
WEST HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY- People living in a Luzerne County neighborhood contaminated with chemicals are learning more about a clean-up plan. The...
Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at 9:00PM EST
104. Study Shows PA Students are Obese
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY -- Several groups recently studied the Body Mass Index of Pennsylvania students in grades Kindergarten through six, and ...
Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at 5:00PM EST
105. Pocono Philanthropist Leaves Legacy
STROUDSBURG - The Pocono community is mourning the loss of a popular philanthropist. Frances Mary Hughes died Monday. She was 86 years. Hughes was wel...
Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at 4:55PM EST
106. Mother and Her Two Kids Killed in Wayne Co. Fire
WAYMART, WAYNE COUNTY- The lives of a mother and her two children were taken Wednesday morning in an apartment fire. The Wayne County Housing Authorit...
Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at 11:25AM EST
107. Local Marine Killed, Another Injured, in Car Crash
19 -year-old Justin Clayton of Milton died when the car he was in crossed over the median and was hit by four tractor trailers. Another marine from L...
Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at 11:11AM EST
108. Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing From Veterans
The trial of 61-year-old John Visci was supposed to start Wednesday morning when he changed his plea. Visci entered a guilty plea to two charges of T...
Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at 11:00AM EST
109. Barack Obama Becomes Nation's 44th President
U. S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts administered the oath of office on the steps of the Capitol building. People from all corners of the w...
Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 5:37PM EST
110. The Inauguration Through the Eyes of Kids
They sit and capture the moment through a printed paragraph of this anticipated time in history. But little do these kindergarten students know just ...
Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 5:35PM EST
111. Obama Goes From Avenue Diner Customer to President
In early September then-Senator Obama dropped in to the Avenue Diner in Wyoming. He took time to shake hands, take pictures, talk politics and even h...
Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 5:30PM EST
112. 16 Witnesses Testify in Colegrove Triple Murder Trial
32-year-old Steven Colegrove is on trial for the murders of his father, mother and brother. The three were found shot to death in August 2007 in thei...
Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 5:15PM EST
113. SPCA Offers Tips to Protect Pets After Dog Dies in Cold
Bitterly cold conditions are keeping SPCA officials in Lycoming County extra busy checking into complaints these days. Video shot by an SPCA humane o...
Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 5:12PM EST
114. Man Robs Kingston Bank for Second Time This Month
Kingston Police are looking for the man who walked into the Honesdale National Bank on Wyoming Avenue Tuesday morning. He did not show a weapon. Poli...
Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 5:10PM EST
115. Woman Sentenced for Death of Her Baby Boy
A judge sentenced Tiffany Simmons Tuesday afternoon. A jury convicted Simmons last month of involuntary manslaughter and endangering the welfare of c...
Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 5:05PM EST
116. Man Tries to Make Off With Tractor Trailer
Victor Mayas of West Hazleton was caught Monday night in Butler Township. Police say he was back at the same place he stole from before, Martini Truc...
Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 4:59PM EST
117. Teen Waives Hearing in Brutal Home Invasion Case
It's the case of 19-year-old Giacomo Pisciotta. Investigators say Pisciotta broke into 71-year-old Harold Filler, Sr.'s East Green Street hom...
Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 4:55PM EST
118. Library Opens New Children's Wing
Williamsport, Lycoming County- We got a sneak preview of the new Welch Family Children’s Wing at the James V. Brown Library in Williamsport. The...
Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 4:40PM EST
119. Swearing In of Barack Obama as 44th President

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 12:30PM EST
120. Swearing In of Joe Biden As Vice President

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 12:28PM EST
121. Two People Found Dead in Scranton Home
The bodies of a man and a woman were found around 2:00 P. M. at a house along Madison Avenue. The coroner's office says carbon monoxide did not p...
Monday, January 19, 2009 at 9:40PM EST
122. Opening Statements Set in Colegrove Triple Murder Trial
32-year-old Steven Colegrove is accused of killing his father, mother and brother inside their Tuscarora Township home in August of 2007. It took a f...
Monday, January 19, 2009 at 9:38PM EST
123. Local Students Getting First-Hand Inauguration Lesson
Eyewitness News was in Washington Sunday and caught up with students from Scranton High School. They'll be in the crowd Tuesday as Obama is sworn...
Monday, January 19, 2009 at 9:35PM EST
124. Scranton Express Rides to Washington for Inauguration
100 people rode into Washington on the “Scranton Express,” a six-car train excursion that started in Philadelphia this weekend. Former Sc...
Monday, January 19, 2009 at 9:30PM EST
125. Another Luzerne County Leader May Be in Trouble
Detectives say it happened along Main Street in Jenkins Township. Reports indicate the one-car crash was called in around 3:00 Monday morning. Police...
Monday, January 19, 2009 at 9:25PM EST
126. 5th Suspect Arrested in Last Week's Sunbury Attack
SUNBURY, NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY- Police in Northumberland County say they've caught the last of five suspects wanted for a stabbing and attempted r...
Monday, January 19, 2009 at 9:22PM EST
127. Central Columbia Cell Phone Policy
The Central Columbia school district is taking strict measures against students who use their cell phones during class. The new cell phone policy is ...
Monday, January 19, 2009 at 4:52PM EST
128. Tribute o Dr.Martin Luther King
Scranton, Lackawanna County A day-long tribute to civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King began at the University of Scranton on Monday. More than ...
Monday, January 19, 2009 at 11:43AM EST
129. Married Couple Found Dead in Luzerne County
The bodies of Mark and Dawn Oleksa were found by Mark's father, who was visiting from New Jersey. The exact cause and manner of both deaths still...
Sunday, January 18, 2009 at 10:07PM EST
130. Double Stabbing Investigation in Scranton
It happened at an apartment in the 500-block of Prescott Avenue around 1:00 PM. Investigators say a New York woman broke into the home of her ex-boyf...
Sunday, January 18, 2009 at 10:03PM EST
131. Deadly Crash in Snyder County
SHAMOKIN DAM, SNYDER COUNTY - One person is dead after a car accident late Saturday night in Snyder County. It happened on Routes 11 & 15 in Shamo...
Sunday, January 18, 2009 at 9:59PM EST
132. Jury Selection Continues Monday in Colegrove Trial
TOWANDA, BRADFORD COUNTY - Jury selection in the Steven Colegrove murder trial is expected to wrap-up Monday morning in Bradford County. Colegrove is ...
Sunday, January 18, 2009 at 9:55PM EST
133. Wayne County Wakes Up to Eight Inches of Snow
HAWLEY, WAYNE COUNTY - Eight inches of snow. That's what some people woke up to Sunday morning in parts of Wayne County. WYOU News went to Hawley ...
Sunday, January 18, 2009 at 9:50PM EST
134. Harshbarger Hearing
Mary Beth Harshbarger says nothing as she comes to federal court in Wilkes-Barre on Friday. Canadian authorities says she was negligent in the death ...
Saturday, January 17, 2009 at 12:10PM EST
135. Port Carbon Family Has No Heat and Wants Help from Their Landlord
Howard and Denise Schwartz tell us their heat stopped working three days ago, just in time for sub-zero temperatures. Howard Schwartz, who has no hea...
Friday, January 16, 2009 at 9:39PM EST
136. Local Model May Appear During Super Bowl 43
This weekend both the Eagles and the Steelers will try to seal up their spots in the Super Bowl. Meanwhile a former Luzerne County woman hopes to appe...
Friday, January 16, 2009 at 6:20PM EST
137. Northeastern PA Multicare Alliance Wants to Help Homeless Veterans
The dangerous dip in temperatures puts the homeless population at a huge risk. One group hopes to open a new facility to give specific help to homele...
Friday, January 16, 2009 at 6:06PM EST
138. Plumbing and Heating Repairmen Swamped
With temps dipping into single digits, plumbing and heating repair calls are skyrocketing. Eyewitness News caught up with repairman Bernie Dudkiewicz...
Friday, January 16, 2009 at 5:51PM EST
139. Williamsport Man Faces Child Porn Charges
Williamsport, Lycoming County- A Williamsport man waived his preliminary hearing on child pornography charges Friday afternoon. 30-year-old Frederico ...
Friday, January 16, 2009 at 4:03PM EST
140. Accused Shooter in Court Friday
A Wyoming County woman was in federal court Friday. She's accused of shooting her husband while in Canada . It’s the case of Mary Beth Hars...
Friday, January 16, 2009 at 4:01PM EST
141. Teens Rob Widow's Store
Millmont, Union County- Two teens looking for drug money robbed a general store run by an 82-year-old woman this week in Union County. According to po...
Friday, January 16, 2009 at 3:57PM EST
142. Charges filed in home burglaries
DUNMORE, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- 36-year-old Tara Morgan-Modeski turned herself in to authorities Friday morning to face charges in connection with a serie...
Friday, January 16, 2009 at 2:15PM EST
143. Frigid Morning as Some Spots Dip to Near -20
Susquehanna County Lawton -19 Harford -19 Montrose -15 Bradford County Rome -17 Canton -16 Wayne County Milanville -15 Prompton -12 Pike County Hawle...
Friday, January 16, 2009 at 11:20AM EST
144. Firefighters Battle Flames & Weather in Mt. Carmel
Fire victim Bernice Hamulla said, "We were watching TV and the doorbell rang. And the neighbor told us their mom's house was on fire. And in...
Friday, January 16, 2009 at 11:00AM EST
145. Hundreds Still Without Phone Service in West Scranton
Nearly 1,000 Verizon customers lost service Wednesday when a contractor cut a main service line. 300 customers got service back overnight. That leave...
Friday, January 16, 2009 at 10:50AM EST
146. Diocese of Scranton Budget
Scranton, Lackawanna County - Failed investments account for more than half that figure. Operating expenses for the diocese ran 600-thousand-dollars ...
Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 10:32PM EST
147. Homicide DUI Arrest
Scranton, Lackawanna Co. - Police say twenty nine year-old Melinda Burton's blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit at the time of the cras...
Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 10:12PM EST
148. Frigid Temperatures/Working Outside
But we found some workers who had to be outside. They were clearing out snow at the Wachovia Arena. The temperatures also had people in homes and busi...
Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 9:16PM EST
149. Mother admits to role in baby's death
A Wyoming County mother says she unintentionally killed her baby. 22 year old Sara Kintner of Washington Township pled guilty to involuntary manslaug...
Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 5:46PM EST
150. Lycoming County Man Faces Child Porn Charges
Muncy Creek Township, Lycoming County- A Muncy Creek Township man faces up to 40 charges after police found child pornography on his home computer. Ne...
Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 5:10PM EST
151. U.S. Airways Flight Down in the Hudson River
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK- M ayor Mike Bloomberg’s office says all passengers aboard a us airways jet which crashed into the Hudson River are acc...
Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 5:02PM EST
152. Security Cameras
We all see the images just about everyday of bank robberies, stores being robbed, home invasions. Some of them are downright scary. Many businesses a...
Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 4:54PM EST
153. Community Support Slows after Arrest
KRESGEVILLE, MONROE COUNTY - The man accused of killing State Senator James Rhoades while driving drunk is in jail tonight. Before his arrest he claim...
Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 4:43PM EST
154. How Much Alcohol Makes you Legally Drunk?
Thursday, Jan 15, 2009 @ 04:34pm EST STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY - A day after a man was arrested for driving drunk and killing a state senator many pe...
Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 4:34PM EST
155. Endless Mt. Theaters close
DICKSON CITY, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- The Endless Mountain Movie Theater Complex in Dickson City closed its doors for good on Tuesday night. The building t...
Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 11:59AM EST
156. Scranton woman facing homicide by vehicle charges
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- A Scranton woman turned herself in to authorities Thursday morning to face charges stemming from a fatal drunk driving cr...
Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 11:37AM EST
157. Wilkes-Barre Convenience Store Robbed
The hold-up happened just before 11p. m. Wednesday night at the Turkey Hill on Blackman St. and S. Main St. Police say two men got made off on foot a...
Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 07:36AM EST
158. Wyoming Co. House Fire
The fire started just after midnight in the second floor of a home on Maple Street in Overfield Twp. Two rooms on that floor are now gutted and the o...
Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 07:34AM EST
159. Old Forge Factory Fire Burns for Second Time in a Year
LACKWANNA COUNTY - A vacant factory in Old Forge goes up in flames for the second time in a year. The fire started in the basement and spread to the ...
Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 07:30AM EST
160. Police Say Man Driving Drunk Responsible for State Senator's Death
45-year-old Thomas Senavitis from Carbon County was arrested and charged with vehicular homicide while driving under the influence, along with a numbe...
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 7:10PM EST
161. Community Disheartened by News That Rhoades Was Killed by Drunk Driver
MAHANOY CITY, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY -- We broke the news to several people in Schuylkill County that Senator James Rhoades' death was the result of a...
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 7:05PM EST
162. Woman Killed in Hummels Wharf House Fire
Hummels Wharf, Snyder County- One woman is dead and one man injured after a fierce fire in Snyder County. The tragedy struck at a home on the corner o...
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 7:00PM EST
163. Schuylkill County House Destroyed, Firefighter Injured
BUTLER TWP., SCHUYLKILL COUNTY- A house is destroyed and a firefighter is injured Wednesday in Schuylkill County. A fire, lasting more than three hour...
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 6:55PM EST
164. Dell Settles Over Customer Complaints
Bad business practices are going to cost Dell millions of dollars. And if you've had problems with the computer maker you could get a piece of the...
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 6:49PM EST
165. Williamsport Teacher in Court
Old Lycoming Township, Lycoming County- A Williamsport area elementary school teacher, along with her husband and son, were in court Wednesday - after...
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 6:45PM EST
166. United Way Celebration in Susquehanna Valley
Shamokin Dam, Snyder County- It was a big-time celebration today for the Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way. The group held its annual meeting and ...
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 6:09PM EST
167. 10-Hour Bradford County Standoff Ends Peacefully
PIKE TWP., BRADFORD COUNTY- A Bradford County woman at the center of a police standoff near LeRaysville is undergoing evaluation. State Police took Ch...
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 12:05PM EST
168. Pay Raises for City Leaders Scrapped After Taxpayer Protest
Angry taxpayers took to city hall to protest before the council ultimately rejected the raises. It would have meant a bigger salary the mayor, the co...
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 12:00PM EST
169. Internet Sex Predator Nabbed in Sunbury
34-year-old Bryan Hoffman is charged with using online chat rooms to lure teenaged girls. Prosecutors say he discussed graphic sex acts and sent lude...
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at 5:40PM EST
170. Thousands of Homeowners Get Bogus Garbage Bill
Last week, some 3,000 Pittston homeowners all got the same bill. That's pretty much the entire city. Folks said they went scrambling to back-trac...
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at 5:35PM EST
171. Questions Over Ambulance Response in Mountain Top
Susie Kaminski of Rice Township fell in her backyard in November and shattered her leg. A neighbor found her and called 9-1-1. It took an ambulance m...
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at 5:25PM EST
172. Billtown Drug Arrests Up in 2008
Williamsport city police say they took more drugs off the street in 2008 than the previous year. Officers report 103 drug arrests in 2008. Those arre...
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at 5:20PM EST
173. State Freezes Scranton Grant Money
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- The state has suspended grant money for certain projects in the city of Scranton. Two important reports are late accordin...
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at 4:33PM EST
174. Coal Region Towns Applying for Grant Money to Fix Up Old Buildings
Rundown buildings like this one in downtown Shamokin are common. But officials hope, not for long. “One home in an area brings down the propert...
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at 3:37PM EST
175. Pet Shop Worries Eviction Could Hurt Animals
With her frequent loud meows it seemed Mouth the cat knew something was wrong at the Animal House Pet Center in Marshalls Creek. Managers there say c...
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at 3:32PM EST
176. Connell Building rehab begins
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY Workers have begun a multi million dollar project to rehabilitate the Connell Building in downtown Scranton, The work bega...
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at 12:37PM EST
177. Two Arrested for West Pittston Robbery
Police arrested 18-year-old Malcolm Bates of Plymouth and a 15-year-old boy. They say bates was the driver and the juvenile used a pellet gun to rob ...
Monday, January 12, 2009 at 11:27PM EST
178. Safety Council Calls For Cell Phone Ban
CARBONDALE, LACKAWANNA COUNTY --Have you ever seen a car swerve in front of you --only to see the driver talking on a cell phone? Many of us have. And...
Monday, January 12, 2009 at 5:33PM EST
179. Monroe County Murderer Sentenced to Life in Prison
STROUDSBURG - A judge sentenced a Monroe County murderer Monday morning. A jury convicted Miguel Gonzalez in October. Monday his attorney asked for a ...
Monday, January 12, 2009 at 4:35PM EST
180. 70 Pounds of Pot Found at Teacher's Home
Old Lycoming Township, Lycoming County- An elementary school teacher from Williamsport is in hot water after police found a massive stash of marijuana...
Monday, January 12, 2009 at 4:30PM EST
181. Hazleton Issues More Than 700 Tickets During Snow Ban
HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY- The city of Hazleton is cracking down on drivers who don't obey the city's snow parking ban. Police ticketed more th...
Monday, January 12, 2009 at 4:25PM EST
182. Community Helps Coolbaugh Twp. Fire Victims
TOBYHANNA - The community is coming together to help a family who lost everything in a fire, including a father. Idris Cox died during a fire in his C...
Monday, January 12, 2009 at 4:20PM EST
183. Investigating Another Case of Missing Money
WEST HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY- An investigation is underway into missing money at a Luzerne County ambulance company. Eyewitness News has learned at l...
Monday, January 12, 2009 at 4:15PM EST
184. Fire Destroys Schuylkill County Restaurant, Apartments
The fire broke out shortly before midnight on Sunday. Firefighters from Schuylkill, Northumberland and Columbia Counties responded to the alarm. Ashl...
Monday, January 12, 2009 at 09:50AM EST
185. Scranton Demolition Begins
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Demolition crews began taking down the former Markowitz Brothers News Stand Building in Scranton Monday morning. The land...
Monday, January 12, 2009 at 09:05AM EST
186. 1,200 Birds Killed in Barn Fire
The fire broke out around 6:30 A. M. in a barn owned by the Coursin family in Ryan Township in Locust Valley. Family member Tony Domday said he saw w...
Monday, January 12, 2009 at 09:03AM EST
187. Coalition Pushes Health Care Reform
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- People in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area are being asked to write to their legislators in support of national health care...
Monday, January 12, 2009 at 09:03AM EST
188. Lowes Distribution Center Jobs Open for Application
JENKINS TWP., LUZERNE COUNTY- Lowe's Distribution Center in Jenkins Township held its grand opening Friday. The facility will create about 300 new...
Monday, January 12, 2009 at 09:00AM EST
189. High-Profile Murder Trial Set to Begin in Bradford County
Steven Colegrove is charged with killing his father, mother and brother inside their Tuscarora Township home two years ago. Prosecutors say he did it...
Sunday, January 11, 2009 at 10:25PM EST
190. Alleged Robber Nabbed in Luzerne County
Police arrested 25-year-old Joseph Bastin of Edwardsville and Christopher Bower. Both are accused of armed robbery. Saturday night we showed you surv...
Sunday, January 11, 2009 at 10:24PM EST
191. As Temps Tumble Number of House Fires Increases
Kingston firefighter Eric Derr says in frigid temperatures people will try anything to keep their house warm. "We have seen people, elderly peop...
Sunday, January 11, 2009 at 10:22PM EST
192. 12th Annual Ski for Lupus Day Held at Elk Mountain
Janice Liddic of the Lupus Foundation said, “Lupus affects 10,000 families in NEPA and the Lupus foundation provides updated medical informatio...
Sunday, January 11, 2009 at 10:20PM EST
193. Volunteer Firefighter Takes Money
GREENE TOWNSHIP, PIKE COUNTY -- Fire Chief Terry Walck was shocked to learn the Promised Land Volunteer Fire Company in Pike County had money missing...
Sunday, January 11, 2009 at 3:21PM EST
194. Broken Lift Strands Skiers For More Than 90 Minutes
Officials are calling the situation "minor" and no one was seriously hurt. Everyone was brought to safety after a back up motor was put in ...
Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 11:30PM EST
195. This Saturday Night Meant for Shoveling Snow
Slowly but surely John Kman of Factoryville shoveled his sidewalk Saturday night. He says the weekend whiteout wasn't too bad. “Not bad. Pl...
Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 11:10PM EST
196. PennDOT Able to Keep Up With Weekend Snow
PennDOT Highway Foreman Eugene Centi said, “The roads are okay. We're keeping up with it. We have enough trucks out and material. We just a...
Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 11:05PM EST
197. Surveillance Pictures Released of Kingston Robbery
Employees at the Turkey Hill on Rudder Avenue in Kingston say a man walked into the store, brought a soda to the counter, then took out a knife and d...
Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 11:00PM EST
198. Neighbors Crediting With Saving Two From Old Forge Fire
Two neighbors noticed the flames and helped the mother and daughter escape the burning home. The fire victims were taken to the hospital and will be ...
Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 4:53PM EST
199. Steelers Fan Van
PITTSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY -- Whether you catch the team logo in your rear-view mirror, the terrible towel on the tailgate, or the LED license plate, i...
Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 4:45PM EST
200. Seven-Car Accident on I-80
SUGARLOAF TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY -- State police say seven vehicles were in two separate accidents at mile marker 251 on Interstate 80 westbound. S...
Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 4:39PM EST
201. Snow Continues This Evening, Ends Overnight
Snow, some of it heavy, will continue through the evening hours. Roads are snow-covered and treacherous. Take it slow if you have to be out, otherwise...
Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 4:00PM EST
202. Day Three: Blood Donor Days
Stroudsburg, Monroe County - Today our blood drives exceeded their goals. And we thank you. At our Stroudsburg location we found Maryann and Ed Zarzy...
Friday, January 9, 2009 at 10:09PM EST
203. Lowe's Opening a New Distribution Center in Jenkins Township
Lowe's made the announcement today at the grand opening of its new distribution center in Jenkins Township . The center is 1.5 million square fee...
Friday, January 9, 2009 at 9:26PM EST
204. Crossing Guard Accident in W-B
Crossing guard Ed Martin was hit at the intersection of Coal and Sherman streets. Police say the person driving the car may have been blinded by the ...
Friday, January 9, 2009 at 9:15PM EST
205. Kingston Hit and Run Update
The issue at hand here is which vehicle killed Shaughnessy? The judge ruled that there is no proof as to who is responsible for Shaughnessey's de...
Friday, January 9, 2009 at 8:14PM EST
206. PA Green: Prescription Drug Disposal Program
Pontiac Illinois is a couple hours south of Chicago . Kids there want you to think before flushing your old medicine. Paul Ritter, a teacher & p2...
Friday, January 9, 2009 at 7:20PM EST
207. Woman Sentenced for Deadly DUI Crash
An Eagles Mere woman accused of killing a man whiling driving drunk learned her fate on Friday afternoon. Family and friends of George Nace packed th...
Friday, January 9, 2009 at 6:17PM EST
208. Cheaper Mine Subsidence Insurance
PITTSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY- There's good news for homeowners looking to purchase mine subsidence insurance. Premiums have been cut by up to 25%. Th...
Friday, January 9, 2009 at 5:00PM EST
209. Donations Might Bring Back Bloomsburg's K-9s
BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY -- Bloomsburg Police Chief Leo Sokoloski has fielded phone calls for the past 48 hours. Clearly, he says, people want to s...
Friday, January 9, 2009 at 4:09PM EST
210. Kingston Hit and Run Hearing
KINGSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY- Flowers mark the area where 32 year old Sharon Shaugnessy was killed. She was struck down as she walked on Wyoming avenue l...
Friday, January 9, 2009 at 4:07PM EST
211. Area student in Special Olympics
TAFTON, PIKE COUNTY- A Special Education student from the Delaware Valley School District will join Team USA for the Special Olympic's World Winte...
Friday, January 9, 2009 at 2:44PM EST
212. Day Two: Blood Donor Days
Scranton, Lackawanna County - Debbie Ozark gives blood Thursday at the Red Cross blood center in Scranton . For her, it is something she doesn't ...
Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 8:52PM EST
213. Police Say Mom Stole from Memorial Fund
Hughesville, Lycoming County- It’s every parent’s worst nightmare, having to bury a child whose life is just getting started. That’s...
Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 5:55PM EST
214. Commissioners Transfer Ownership of The Meadows
Williamsport, Lycoming County- Lycoming County commissioners have announced their intent to sell The Meadows to Susquehanna Health. The Meadows is a 3...
Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 5:53PM EST
215. Mom Caught Stealing from Deceased Son
A Hughesville woman stands accused of stealing from her own deceased son's memorial fund. State police say 41-year-old Marilyn Myers made persona...
Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 5:27PM EST
216. I-Team: Wyoming Homes Doesn't Deliver
PRINGLE, LUZERNE COUNTY --Now to the latest in an ongoing I-Team investigation. Two families paid thousands of dollars for homes that were never deliv...
Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 5:18PM EST
217. Britax Car Seat Recall
Britax is recalling some of its car seats because they could fail to properly secure children in the event of a crash. The recall involves certain Bri...
Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 4:53PM EST
218. Learning Spanish Sparks Controversy
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY -- Officials here aren't surprised to learn firefighters in Harrisburg are being required to learn Spanish, starting...
Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 4:28PM EST
219. Help for unemployment phone jams
WILKES-BARRE , LUZERNE COUNTY- Calling an unemployment hotline can sometimes be more annoying that being out of work. Many of you watching have calle...
Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 4:17PM EST
220. School District Considers Uniform Dress Code
EAST STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY - A third Monroe County school district is considering a uniform dress code. The Stroudsburg School District passed a ...
Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 3:54PM EST
221. Help finding jobs in 2009
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- The number of people unemployed in this country last year hit its highest number in a decade. Job loss didn't skip ...
Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 3:45PM EST
222. Retraining offered to retired RN's
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- State and local agencies have teamed up to offer a new program designed to address a nursing shortage in Lackawanna Count...
Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 11:56AM EST
223. K-9s Cut from Bloomsburg Police Force
BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY -- Artur lost his job with the Bloomsburg Police Department after more than six years on the job, but he and two of his c...
Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at 6:44PM EST
224. Deadly Tractor Trailer Pile-up on I-81 in Schuylkill Co.
NEAR MAHANOY CITY, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY- A half-dozen tractor trailers slammed into each other, shutting down I-81 for much of the afternoon. It happened...
Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at 5:40PM EST
225. Father Dies in Fire Trying to Save His Child
COOLBAUGH TWP., MONROE COUNTY- A family in the Poconos is without a husband and father after fire ripped through their home. It happened in the gated ...
Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at 5:35PM EST
226. Elderly Man Beaten With Baseball Bat in Home Invasion
HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY- A Luzerne County man is in the hospital and his accused attacker is jailed after a brutal Hazleton home invasion. 19-year-ol...
Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at 5:30PM EST
227. Elderly Woman Hit & Killed While Checking Her Mail
HARVEY'S LAKE, LUZERNE COUNTY- An elderly woman is hit and killed in Luzerne County. Police say a car slid out of control, striking 81-year-old Jo...
Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at 5:25PM EST
228. Handicapped Couple Struggles with Wintry Weather
Williamsport, Lycoming County- A handicapped couple in Williamsport says they’ve struggled for years with access to transportation when bad weat...
Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at 5:20PM EST
229. Icy Roads Slow Down Emergency Responders
POCONO SUMMIT, MONROE COUNTY- Once you dig out the car and spin out of the driveway, you have to deal with frozen roads and falling branches. It's...
Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at 5:15PM EST
230. WBRE/WYOU Kick Off Blood Donor Days
WBRE and WYOU have partnered with the Red Cross to help the local blood supply. There are a number of blood drives across the area this week. For more...
Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at 5:10PM EST
231. Scranton Mayor Names New First Night Team
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Scranton mayor Chris Doherty has named Sam Schiavone and Andrea Talarico as co-directors for First Night, the city's ...
Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at 2:45PM EST
232. Russian Orthodox Celebrate Christmas
MAYFIELD, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Saint John the Baptist Church Russian Orthodox Church in Mayfield was crowded Wednesday morning as people who observe the...
Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at 2:03PM EST
233. Icy Conditions to Blame for Deadly Crash on I-80
HEMLOCK TWP., COLUMBIA COUNTY- The slick weather is to blame for a fatal crash along Interstate 80. It happened Tuesday night around 10:30 in Hemlock ...
Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at 12:50PM EST
234. First Winter Storm of 2009 Means More Travel Trouble
Our weather team says the ice will continue through the early morning hours everywhere before changing to plain rain from the valleys cities on south...
Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at 11:30PM EST
235. Remembering a Fallen Firefighter 1 Year Later
Robeson was a real life hero - a man whose mission was to protect lives. Eyewitness News spoke with a brother firefighter who says he still learns fr...
Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at 11:25PM EST
236. Employees Brace for More Layoffs at Trucking Company
This could have a big impact on the local economy. "It's going to be a big hit," said Lois Ruffo from the Roadrunner Sunoco gas station...
Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at 11:20PM EST
237. CareerLink Prepares to Help Laid Off Workers
TANNERSVILLE - A company branch in Tannersville will lay off more workers than originally expected. Last week Roadway Express trucking company said i...
Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at 11:15PM EST
238. 23-Year-Old Seeks Judge's Seat
From Bloomsburg University student one year, to district judge the next? That’s the goal for a young man in Bloomsburg, who hopes to replace re...
Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at 11:10PM EST
239. Julian Christmas Celebrated This Week
Eyewitness News stopped by Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church in Wilkes-Barre for Christmas Eve. A few churches in our area still celebrate Chris...
Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at 11:00PM EST
240. Wilkes Students Heading to Inauguration
Wilkes University freshman Dave Cook is getting ready for the trip of his life. Cook says, "I'm actually almost beyond words about it. I mea...
Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at 6:49PM EST
241. Daycare traffic concerns
LaPLUME, LACKAWANNA COUNTY Parents with kids at the Oppenheim's Family Children's Center on the campus of Keystone College say they're con...
Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at 2:51PM EST
242. Carbon Monoxide Scare
Carbon monoxide leaked into the basement of a home at 338 Putnam Street in Scranton Tuesday morning. Fortunately, the families in the house had carbo...
Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at 12:18PM EST
243. Blood Drive Continues Legacy of State Senator
Organizers tell us the drive Tuesday made well over its goal for donations. Jim Rhoades, Jr. said, “He'd be thrilled. Mahanoy Area means a ...
Monday, January 5, 2009 at 10:56PM EST
244. Other Half of Mother-Daughter Theft Duo Turns Herself In
Investigators say this was a mother-daughter team, who stole close to $735,000. That money was intended for the fire department. 77-year-old Catherin...
Monday, January 5, 2009 at 5:30PM EST
245. Man Who Lived in Attic Undetected Appears in Court
I'm sick to my stomach, absolutely. I just didn't want to look at him today, I really didn't," she told Eyewitness News. Prosecutors...
Monday, January 5, 2009 at 5:23PM EST
246. Former Professor Has Bail Revoked After Heated Hearing
BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY- A former Bucknell University professor guilty of sexual assault is headed to prison, even though he hasn't been sente...
Monday, January 5, 2009 at 5:20PM EST
247. Castanea Township to Pass Sex Shop Ordinance
Castanea Township, Clinton County- A Central Pennsylvania township hopes to become a bit more “unfriendly” toward sexually-oriented busine...
Monday, January 5, 2009 at 5:17PM EST
248. The Economy's Impact on Pocono Tourism in 2008
SHAWNEE ON DELAWARE - Tourism is the most valuable industry in the Poconos. It provides thousands of jobs and millions of dollars to the region. Eyewi...
Monday, January 5, 2009 at 4:14PM EST
249. Local Rabbi Reacts to Fighting in Gaza
STROUD TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY - Through all of the fighting around Gaza, Hamas has accused Israel of killing a disproportionate amount of civilians. ...
Monday, January 5, 2009 at 4:00PM EST
250. Court Approves Carbondale Borrowing
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY A three-judge panel has approved a request from the city of Carbondale to borrow one million dollars to cover unfunded deb...
Monday, January 5, 2009 at 3:13PM EST
251. Back to School For Lake-Lehman Students, Teachers
LEHMAN TWP., LUZERNE COUNTY- There's still no contract, but there were classes Monday in the Lake-Lehman School District. Teachers decided to susp...
Monday, January 5, 2009 at 12:21PM EST
252. Driver Injured When SUV Flips on I-81
The crash happened around 4:00 A. M. along I-81 northbound. That area is a construction zone with a lane shift. A passerby took the injured driver to...
Monday, January 5, 2009 at 12:19PM EST
253. Wildlife Center in Schuylkill County Needs Your Help
The center helps about 800 animals a year and most are returned to the wild. The center is able to give these animals a second chance because of gene...
Monday, January 5, 2009 at 10:58AM EST
254. Drivers React to Turnpike Hike
WYOU News went to Bear Creek Township to get reaction to drivers. "I just think its another way for the state to try and get more money out of u...
Sunday, January 4, 2009 at 9:19PM EST
255. Grenade Scare in Wilkes-Barre
Police and firefighters were called to 198 Hazle Street in Wilkes-Barre just before 5:30 PM. That is the site of the former White House Cafe. Police ...
Sunday, January 4, 2009 at 9:13PM EST
256. Police Investigate Turkey Hill Stabbing
Police were called to the Turkey Hill on Mulberry Street just after 2:30 PM. That's where investigators say one man was stabbed in the parking lo...
Sunday, January 4, 2009 at 9:07PM EST
257. Busy Road in Monroe County to Close
Route 314 in Mount Pocono will shut down because of a major PPL electrical project. The closure will affect Route 314, between Route 940 and Route 61...
Sunday, January 4, 2009 at 9:02PM EST
258. Girls Wrestling Boys Takes Center Mat
BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY -- Megan Troup is a seven-year-old girl with eyes movie stars are made of. She just happened to take up a male-dominated ...
Sunday, January 4, 2009 at 5:12PM EST
259. Luzerne County Man Leads Police on Chase
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY -- "It's not your typical start to a Saturday, that's for sure," said Lt. Steve Olshefski with the Wil...
Saturday, January 3, 2009 at 3:16PM EST
260. USA Today Report Focuses on Air Quality in Schools
The USA Today study took 8 months and used E. P.A. emissions data that must be filed by industries around the nation. It found 435 schools that are i...
Friday, January 2, 2009 at 10:30PM EST
261. Hazleton Area Teacher Investigation Update
Hazle Township - Eyewitness News has learned that this investigation is moving forward. It all began as rumors. Those rumors then turned into actions...
Friday, January 2, 2009 at 9:53PM EST
262. Weis Market Freezing Prices
It's one of the chain's 155 stores that's lowering and freezing prices for 90-days. Thousands of items from dairy products, to meats and ...
Friday, January 2, 2009 at 9:20PM EST
263. Several Big Projects Highlight 2009 in Wilkes-Barre
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- 2009 looks to be a busy year for Wilkes-Barre. Several projects are in the works and are expected to be finished before ...
Friday, January 2, 2009 at 5:16PM EST
264. Danville Fire Victims Need Help
DANVILLE, MONTOUR COUNTY -- Bob and Linda McCormick of Danville are staying at a local hotel after flames ripped through their East Market Street hom...
Friday, January 2, 2009 at 4:45PM EST
265. Woman Burned in Carbon County Fire
NESQUEHONING, CARBON COUNTY -- People stopped by West Railroad Street in Nesquehoning after hearing about a New Year's Day fire. Some people were...
Friday, January 2, 2009 at 4:38PM EST
266. City Interested in Unused County Ice Rink
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Scranton Mayor Chris Doherty say he would like to see an unused county ice rink set up in the city. The NHL-sized rink ha...
Friday, January 2, 2009 at 3:41PM EST
267. Rose Bowl Leaves Penn State Fans Disappointed
Those fans remained upbeat even after Penn State was down big at halftime. It was a disappointing end to an otherwise successful season.
Thursday, January 1, 2009 at 11:21PM EST
268. Meet the Area's First New Year's Day Baby
Scranton, Lackawanna County - Erica Durst was born this New Year's Day morning at Moses Taylor hospital in Scranton . Her mother, Sarah, is from ...
Thursday, January 1, 2009 at 9:11PM EST
269. New Year's Polar Bear Ride
A group of Christian motorcycle enthusiasts geared up and rode Thursday morning to support one of their own. For more than a decade, the Lord’s...
Thursday, January 1, 2009 at 7:22PM EST
270. Blaze Destroys Northumberland Home
Northumberland, Northumberland County- A Northumberland family’s home went up in flames Thursday morning. Neighbors say Robert and Carol Beaver ...
Thursday, January 1, 2009 at 6:56PM EST
271. New Year's Eve Stabbing in Scranton
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY -- People who live in Bangor Heights told us they're in shock, after finding out their neighbor stabbed another man la...
Thursday, January 1, 2009 at 2:25PM EST
272. 2008 Year in Review: Part 4
An historic presidential election and Pennsylvania voted blue as expected. Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama made several stops in the...
Thursday, January 1, 2009 at 1:57PM EST
273. Petition Pits Neighbors Against Noise
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- The downtown Wilkes-Barre bar scene is building, but some say at a noisy cost. Four new bars opened up on South Main Str...
Thursday, January 1, 2009 at 1:25PM EST
  


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