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May 2009

1. Papal Head of State in Pittston
PITTSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY- Angelo Cardinal Sodano, the dean of the College of Cardinals, came from Vatican City with a special blessing from Pope Bened...
Sunday, May 31, 2009 at 11:05PM EST
2. Donation Jar Stolen from Volunteers of America
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- He went in looking for a job, and ended up stealing the tip jar. Wilkes-Barre police are looking for the man who stole ...
Sunday, May 31, 2009 at 10:15PM EST
3. Towanda Repair Garage Destroyed by Fire
TOWANDA, BRADFORD COUNTY- A repair garage in Bradford County is in ruins. Flames ripped through the building on Summit Hill Road in North Towanda aro...
Sunday, May 31, 2009 at 10:10PM EST
4. Celebration Weekend Events Held All Over NEPA
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- Events were held across Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania to raise money for the Janet Weis Children's Hospital ...
Sunday, May 31, 2009 at 10:00PM EST
5. Baby Dies After Alleged Assault
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY -- A one-year-old girl found with life-threatening injuries Friday morning, died Sunday at Geisinger Medical Center in D...
Sunday, May 31, 2009 at 3:57PM EST
6. Woman's Body Pulled From River Near Sunbury
UPPER AUGUSTA TWP., NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY- The decomposed body of a woman was pulled from the Susquehanna River Saturday evening. The body was spotted...
Sunday, May 31, 2009 at 12:45PM EST
7. Man Arrested After Baby is Hospitalized in Critical Condition
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- Wilkes-Barre police have a horrendous case of child abuse on their hands. Court papers say a 1-year-old baby girl is clo...
Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 11:00PM EST
8. Early Morning Shooting in Williamsport
WILLIAMSPORT, LYCOMING COUNTY- Police say two robbers broke into a Williamsport home and shot someone. It happened at 645 Hepburn Street around 2:00 ...
Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 10:45PM EST
9. Pens in Stanley Cup Finals on WBRE
WILKES-BARRE TWP., LUZERNE COUNTY- Detroit may be known as Hockeytown but Eyewitness News found plenty of hockey fans here in Northeast PA Saturday ni...
Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 9:58PM EST
10. Children's Miracle Network Celebration
It's a big weekend in Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania. WYOU is kicking off the annual Geisinger Children's Miracle Network Celebration f...
Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 6:30PM EST
11. Animals Killed in Snyder County Barn Fire
PENN CREEK TWP., SNYDER COUNTY- A Snyder County barn is in ruins and several animals are dead after a massive fire destroys the building. It happened...
Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 6:25PM EST
12. Elderly Couple Injured in Arson Released from Hospital
FISHING CREEK TWP., COLUMBIA COUNTY- A Columbia County couple is out of the hospital after a fire nearly took their lives almost three weeks ago. Rub...
Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 6:23PM EST
13. Rendell Asks for Federal Charges in Shenandoah Beating Case
SHENANDOAH, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY- Governor Rendell isn't mincing words about a racially motivated homicide in Shenandoah, Schuylkill County. On Frid...
Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 6:22PM EST
14. War Weapon Brought Home to Luzerne County
LARKSVILLE, LUZERNE COUNTY -- The Howitzer was used during WWII, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, and now it's here to stay at the Larksville...
Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 04:26AM EST
15. Woman Shot & Killed During Altercation With Scranton Police
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- There's shock in Scranton after a deadly police shooting. State police are now handling the investigation. They say 5...
Friday, May 29, 2009 at 11:15PM EST
16. Scarantino and Height Plead Guilty
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Two former Luzerne County school district officials have plead guilty in connection with the ongoing Luzerne County corru...
Friday, May 29, 2009 at 11:10PM EST
17. Reward Offered for Cat Found Shot With Arrow
PITTSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY- A reward is being offered to find whoever shot a cat with an arrow. A black cat was found in Shickshinny with an arrow righ...
Friday, May 29, 2009 at 11:05PM EST
18. Biggest Drug Bust in Pike County History
DINGMAN TWP., PIKE COUNTY- Police are calling it the biggest drug bust in Pike County history. Hundreds of marijuana plants were taken from a home in ...
Friday, May 29, 2009 at 11:00PM EST
19. Grand Jury Looks into Exchange Students Case
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- An investigative grand jury heard more testimony Friday about how foreign exchange students were treated in the Scranton ...
Friday, May 29, 2009 at 10:30PM EST
20. Bank Robbery in Mt. Pocono
MT. POCONO, MONROE COUNTY- Police in the Poconos are looking for a bank robber. Eyewitness News has some surveillance camera pictures of the suspect. ...
Friday, May 29, 2009 at 10:25PM EST
21. Scranton Building Torn Down After Roof Collapses
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Demolition crews were on the scene of a building collapse in Scranton Friday evening. A big chunk of the roof at a build...
Friday, May 29, 2009 at 10:20PM EST
22. W.W. Evans Elementary Spring Fling
Bloomsburg, Columbia County- Quite a celebration Friday night at the annual Spring Fling at W. W. Evans Elementary School in Bloomsburg. It was all th...
Friday, May 29, 2009 at 10:15PM EST
23. Car Crashes into Ice Cream Store
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- One woman was taken to the hospital after a freak accident in Scranton Friday afternoon. It happened at Manning's Ic...
Friday, May 29, 2009 at 6:15PM EST
24. Rail-Trail Project Gets Boost from State
Lewisburg, Union County- The Union County Rail-Trail project is getting a boost from the state. PennDOT awarded a $3.7 million grant Friday to the Le...
Friday, May 29, 2009 at 5:15PM EST
25. Group Locks People in Dog Cage
STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY - People in Stroudsburg gave caged volunteers dollars the way you might give a caged animal a treat. "We are here to ...
Friday, May 29, 2009 at 5:00PM EST
26. Sonic Ready to Open in NEPA
WILKES-BARRE TWP., LUZERNE COUNTY- A southern institution has arrived in northeastern PA. A “Sonic” has come to the Wyoming Valley. It&rs...
Friday, May 29, 2009 at 5:00PM EST
27. Celebration Weekend at Geisinger
PLAINS TWP., LUZERNE COUNTY- Celebration weekend is now underway for Geisinger. A series of events will be held from Danville to Wilkes-Barre. It'...
Friday, May 29, 2009 at 4:30PM EST
28. Services Changing at Evangelical Hospital
Lewisburg, Union County- Patients will soon have to find new providers for some services currently provided by Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewi...
Friday, May 29, 2009 at 4:17PM EST
29. Scranton Man Sentenced for Deadly Accident
HONESDALE, WAYNE COUNTY - A Scranton man will spend between 15 months and five years in prison for a deadly drunk driving crash. Dean O'Halloran a...
Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 6:35PM EST
30. Vietnam Wall Memorial Opens in Wayne County
HAWLEY, WAYNE COUNTY - A small Wayne County community has swelled in size this week. That's because the American Veterans Traveling Tribute opened...
Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 6:29PM EST
31. At least 19 years for murderer
George Carson gunned down his step-son in Jackson Township last summer. This morning, he received his sentence in Luzerne County court. Carson was se...
Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 5:53PM EST
32. Groundbreaking for Susquehanna River Walk
Williamsport, Lycoming County- After nearly a decade of planning, the Susquehanna River Walk project got underway with a groundbreaking ceremony Thurs...
Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 4:51PM EST
33. Freeburg Man Gets Probation in Fatal Hunting Accident
Middleburg, Snyder County- A Snyder County man was spared jail time after accidentally killing another man while hunting last year. 47-year-old Bruce ...
Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 4:50PM EST
34. Judge Rejects Woman's Guilty Plea
Middleburg, Snyder County- It was an unusual morning at the Snyder County Courthouse. A judge rejected a Middleburg woman’s guilty plea on charg...
Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 4:47PM EST
35. Pot Bust Nets Half Million in Drugs, Cash
BLOOMING GROVE TOWNSHIP, PIKE COUNTY -- State troopers in Hazmat suits take more than 1,000 marijuana plants out of 162 Hiller Road. They charged 59-...
Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 4:29PM EST
36. Mother Takes Extra Precautions After Students Catch Swine Flu
EAST STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY - Swine Flu has made it's way into Monroe County. The State Department of Health reports two students from East St...
Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 3:59PM EST
37. Students Recover From Swine Flu
EAST STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY - A quarter of the students from East Stroudsburg Elementary School missed class Thursday. It appears many parents kep...
Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 3:42PM EST
38. A New Face To Lead Allentown Catholics
ALLENTOWN, LEHIGH COUNTY- Pope Benedict XVI has named a 48-year-old priest from the Diocese of Wilmington, De., to succeed Bishop Edward Cullen. Monsi...
Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 12:15PM EST
39. Newsmakers To Air Sunday-May 31st 2009-Topic Gangs
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Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 12:04PM EST
40. Veterans Tribute Rolls into Wayne County
HAWLEY, WAYNE COUNTY Over 100 motorcycles roared into Hawley early Thursday evening -- riding in honor alongside a replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wal...
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 11:54PM EST
41. Scranton Woman Buys "First Zap Car" In NEPA
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY --As gas prices climb, there's one woman in Scranton who doesn't mind. She's driving what she says is the firs...
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 6:40PM EST
42. Project Healing Waters
Patients at the VA Medical Center in Plains Township reeled in a special trip Wednesday. They were taking fly fishing, with the help of a program cal...
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 5:47PM EST
43. Home rule committee gets started
Last week the Luzerne County home rule study commission was approved in the primary election The commission will tell people in Luzerne County whethe...
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 5:37PM EST
44. Catholic School in Shamokin to Close
Shamokin, Northumberland County- A cornerstone of Catholic education in our area is shutting down after nearly 70 years of service. Catholic officials...
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 5:23PM EST
45. Hybrid Buses Coming to Luzerne County
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Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 5:21PM EST
46. Confirmed the FBI Seized Records at LCCC
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Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 5:15PM EST
47. Hazleton Looking for Stimulus Money
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Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 5:07PM EST
48. School District to Screen for Sex Offenders
BERWICK, COLUMBIA COUNTY -- Most people simply have to buzz in, then sign in to get into area schools. But the Berwick Area School District is joinin...
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 4:45PM EST
49. Varicose Vein Procedure Done in Berwick
BERWICK, COLUMBIA COUNTY -- A surgeon here is performing a procedure that helps get rid of painful, unsightly varicose veins. Dr. John Guerriero'...
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 4:34PM EST
50. Grandparents Help Kids Honor History
BARRETT TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY - Students in the Poconos are celebrating the 150th Anniversary of their township this week. It's also known as th...
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 3:48PM EST
51. Family Says Certain Band Followers Might be Dangerous
EAST STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY - Many parents wonder how to find out if their child is involved with a dangerous group. The East Stroudsburg Crime Wa...
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 3:34PM EST
52. The State Looking to Get Youngsters Fit
It was a competitive day between the State Secretaries of Health and Education - the two were challenging each other at fitness exercises at a middle ...
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 12:42PM EST
53. Newsmakers Receives Community Award
WBRE-TV STUDIOS- Our Newsmakers program and Hosts Senior Producer Jayne Ann Bugda and Andy Mehalshick received a community service award. They receive...
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 12:13PM EST
54. Music Box Theater Looking to Expand How You Can Help
SWOYERSVILLE, LUZERNE COUNTY-The Music Box Dinner Playhouse has been delighting audiences for years. And now the Playhouse in Swoyersville is looking ...
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 11:41PM EST
55. Scranton Accountant Sentenced for Stealing from Clients
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- A well-known Scranton accountant, who admitted stealing from his clients, will spend time in prison. Lawyers for the 58-y...
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 6:00PM EST
56. 10 Arrested in Hazleton Drug Raid
HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY- Suspected members of a Dominican street gang are among those arrested in a Luzerne County drug raid. Police arrested at lea...
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 5:55PM EST
57. Two Cars Collide With School Bus in Scranton
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- A Lackawanna County Head Start school bus and two cars collided in Scranton Tuesday afternoon. It happened at the inters...
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 5:52PM EST
58. Stabbing Investigation in Plains Township
PLAINS TWP., LUZERNE COUNTY- Police are looking for a man suspected of stabbing another man in the his home. A State Police forensics team investigat...
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 5:45PM EST
59. Man Pleads Guilty to Killing His Brother
JESSUP, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Just two days before he was supposed to face trial, a Jessup man has pleaded guilty to killing his brother. Christopher Ha...
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 5:40PM EST
60. Skeletons Found in Sullivan Co. Identified
CHERRY TWP., SULLIVAN COUNTY- The Pennsylvania Game Commission identifies the types of animals dumped at a Cherry Township, Sullivan County farm. The...
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 5:40PM EST
61. Search Continues for Missing Pastor
Lewisburg, Union County- State police continue their search for a Lewisburg pastor they believe has been missing since late last week. A state polic...
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 5:35PM EST
62. Olyphant Gets Grant for New Fire Truck
OLYPHANT, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- People who live in part of Lackawanna County will soon have better fire protection. Excelsior Hose Company #1 in Olyphant...
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 5:30PM EST
63. Stroud P.D. Has New Mean Machine
EAST STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY - Stroud Area Regional Police officers have used motorcycles, cars and vans to keep the peace. Now they have one more ...
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 5:25PM EST
64. Memorial Day Travel Review
SHAWNEE ON DELAWARE, MONROE COUNTY - It's time to count up the receipts from the big holiday weekend. Tourism is the Pocono region's top indus...
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 5:20PM EST
65. Hearing Held for Women Charged in Deadly Hit & Run
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- Attorneys for two women charged with a deadly hit and run want felony charges dismissed. A defense motion hearing was h...
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 5:15PM EST
66. New Safety Measures on Route 309 Near Bentley's
ASHLEY, LUZERNE COUNTY- New safety measures are in place on Route 309. They come after a deadly crash in Luzerne County a couple of weeks ago. Digita...
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 5:10PM EST
67. 20 Canine Skeletons Found on Sullivan Co. Farm
CHERRY TWP., SULLIVAN COUNTY- There's 20 canine skeletons on Willliam Hunsinger’s Cherry Township farm. He has no idea how they got here. &...
Monday, May 25, 2009 at 11:00PM EST
68. 143rd Annual Memorial Day Service in Scranton
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- The City of Scranton hosted its 143rd annual Memorial Day service. This long-standing event brought out a patriotic crowd...
Monday, May 25, 2009 at 6:00PM EST
69. World War II Memorial Moved, Rededicated in Tamaqua
TAMAQUA, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY- People in the Borough of Tamaqua came together to re-dedicate their community's World War II memorial. For the last t...
Monday, May 25, 2009 at 5:55PM EST
70. Civil War Veterans Remembered in the Poconos
STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY- In the Poconos, hundreds lined the streets in Stroudsburg. They honored Civil War soldiers and their sacrifices. More tha...
Monday, May 25, 2009 at 5:50PM EST
71. 2009 West Side Memorial Day Parade
FORTY FORT, LUZERNE COUNTY- A Memorial Day tradition that's spanned decades continued again in the Wyoming Valley. The annual West Side Memorial D...
Monday, May 25, 2009 at 5:45PM EST
72. Summer Kicks Off at Area State Parks
FRANKLIN TWP., CARBON COUNTY- For many people, Memorial Day is not just about honoring soldiers and veterans. It’s also about a day with family ...
Monday, May 25, 2009 at 5:40PM EST
73. Swine Flu Vaccine to be Made in Monroe Co.
SWIFTWATER, MONROE COUNTY- The weapons to wipe out swine flu are going to be made in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Sanofi Pastuer got a 190-million-doll...
Monday, May 25, 2009 at 4:40PM EST
74. Pastor Missing From Union County
KELLY TWP., UNION COUNTY- State police want you to look at a picture of a missing pastor in Union County. 52-year-old Pastor Jose Rosa was last seen ...
Monday, May 25, 2009 at 4:37PM EST
75. Man Slashed in Wilkes-Barre
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- A Wilkes-Barre man is behind bars. He's accused of slashing another man in the face. Police say 49-year-old Albert ...
Monday, May 25, 2009 at 4:36PM EST
76. Man Dies After Lawnmower Accident
JERSEY SHORE, LYCOMING COUNTY- A lawnmower accident in Central Pennsylvania turned deadly. It happened on Railroad Street in Jersey Shore on Friday. ...
Monday, May 25, 2009 at 4:35PM EST
77. Animal Cruelty Case in Sullivan County
CHERRY TWP., SULLIVAN COUNTY- State police in Sullivan County are investigating a staggering case of animal cruelty. Officers say someone dumped up t...
Monday, May 25, 2009 at 4:26PM EST
78. Local Marine's Sacrifice Inspires Baseball Team
BERWICK, COLUMBIA COUNTY -- Berwick's varsity baseball team and a group of Marines in Iraq, in essence, adopted one another over the past few yea...
Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 4:29PM EST
79. People React to Deadly Restaurant Shooting in Bloomsburg
COLUMBIA COUNTY -- People in the Bloomsburg area are still coming to terms after a murder-suicide leaves two men dead. Eyewitness News was the first ...
Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 4:33PM EST
80. Central PA Man Walking Across Massachusetts
A Central Pennsylvania native is spending his holiday weekend walking across Massachusetts. Mark Hauck now lives in Massachusetts. He's walking 13...
Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 01:28AM EST
81. Memorial Day Travel in Full Swing
LUZERNE COUNTY- AAA says more Americans are hitting the road for Memorial Day weekend this year than last. 32 million will be on the road. One reason...
Friday, May 22, 2009 at 11:00PM EST
82. Two Dead After Restaurant Shooting Near Bloomsburg
BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY- Eyewitness News has confirmed that two people have been shot and killed inside the Applebee's restaurant on Route 11 ...
Friday, May 22, 2009 at 6:45PM EST
83. Driver of Deadly Crash in Custody
BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY -- A Schuylkill County teenager accused of driving recklessly and killing two of his classmates was in court here today, a...
Friday, May 22, 2009 at 6:40PM EST
84. The Deadly Consequences of School Bullying
STROUD TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY - Students teasing and hitting each other may seem like typical kid's stuff. But bullying can turn deadly. A father...
Friday, May 22, 2009 at 6:38PM EST
85. Bloomsburg Fire Injures Two
BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY -- Bloomsburg Fire Chief Hugh Gross says two people were taken to the Lehigh Valley Medical center after getting burned an...
Friday, May 22, 2009 at 6:36PM EST
86. I-Team: G.A.R. Being Tested for Black Mold
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- The I-Team received information that there may be black mold, which is a very toxic mold, in the lower level of G. A.R. ...
Friday, May 22, 2009 at 6:35PM EST
87. Victims Have Harsh Words for J.P.L. Owner
KINGSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY- People who say they were ripped off by a Luzerne County investment firm have some harsh words for its owner. The I-Team bro...
Friday, May 22, 2009 at 6:30PM EST
88. New 9-1-1 Center Coming to Wayne County
BERLIN TWP., WAYNE COUNTY- Work is now underway on a brand new public safety center in Wayne County. It's being built on Volunteer Drive, just off...
Friday, May 22, 2009 at 6:25PM EST
89. VA Medical Center Patients Pay Tribute
PLAINS TWP., LUZERNE COUNTY- The VA Medical Center in Plains Township treats tens of thousands of veteran patients each year. So, Memorial Day weekend...
Friday, May 22, 2009 at 6:20PM EST
90. WWI Plaque Rededicated in Honesdale
HONESDALE, WAYNE COUNTY- More than a 150 people turned out to honor World War I veterans. They rededicated a plaque at the Wayne Memorial Hospital. I...
Friday, May 22, 2009 at 6:15PM EST
91. Camelbeach Honors Memorial Day
TANNERSVILLE, MONROE COUNTY - The Memorial Day holiday is often known more for parties and picnics than for patriotism. Camelbeach water park in the P...
Friday, May 22, 2009 at 6:10PM EST
92. Sands Casino Resort Opens In Bethlehem
BETHLEHEM, NORTHAMPTON COUNTY --Folks in northeastern Pennsylvania have one more place to play the slots. The Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem opened ...
Friday, May 22, 2009 at 6:02PM EST
93. New Casino Cashes In On Old Steel Land
BETHLEHEM, NORTHAMPTON COUNTY -- If you plan to do some gambling this weekend, you have another option. The Las Vegas Sands opened the Sands Casino Re...
Friday, May 22, 2009 at 6:00PM EST
94. Illinois Firm Recalls Ground Beef Products
Illinois firm recalls ground beef products due to possible E. coli contamination. Use the link below for more information.
Friday, May 22, 2009 at 11:56AM EST
95. Scarantino To Plead Guilty, Still Getting Paychecks
YATESVILLE, LUZERNE COUNTY- A Scranton lawyer will assume the role of special prosecutor to investigate if the Pittston Area School Board should begin...
Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 11:34PM EST
96. I-Team: The Problem of Daytime Prostitution
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- In an I-Team exclusive, we are investigating a growing problem - daytime prostitution. Lead Investigator Andy Mehalshick...
Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 11:30PM EST
97. I-Team: Volunteer Firefighter Fired For Injury
JERSEY SHORE, LYCOMING COUNTY --A man serves his community but that service has now cost the volunteer firefighter his livelihood. I-Team reporter Jef...
Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 6:11PM EST
98. Man Sentenced for Brutal Susquehanna Co. Murder
MONTROSE, SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY- Horrific. Extreme. Callous. That's how a judge described a murder case in Susquehanna County. Now the suspect is goi...
Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 6:00PM EST
99. Plane Crashes at Airport Near Tunkhannock
EATON TWP., WYOMING COUNTY- A pilot overshot his landing Thursday afternoon, sending his single-engine plane over a cliff. The aircraft landed just 30...
Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 5:55PM EST
100. Owner of J.P.L. Financial to Plead Guilty
KINGSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY- An I-Team investigation into J. P.L. Financial in Kingston prompted a federal investigation. Now the U. S. Attorney’s...
Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 5:45PM EST
101. Convicted Kidnapper, Rapist Sentenced
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- Joseph Eckrote of Plymouth Township was sentenced to at least 14 years in Luzerne County court Thursday. He was convicte...
Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 5:40PM EST
102. Man Sentenced to Prison for Deadly DUI Crash
MONTROSE, SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY- A Laceyville man is going to prison in connection with a deadly accident last year in Susquehanna County. William Brown...
Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 5:35PM EST
103. Suspicious Death Investigation in Hazleton
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Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 5:30PM EST
104. Brothers Lose Home, Pet in Fire
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY - Two men are homeless and one pet is dead after a fire in the Poconos. It started at about 12:30 Thursday afternoon ...
Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 5:25PM EST
105. Home Pool Season Kicks Off
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- Many pool companies struggled through last summer. But with the return of warm weather, some are bouncing back. Custome...
Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 5:15PM EST
106. Students Honor Fallen Vets in Muncy
Muncy, Lycoming County- Students in central Pennsylvania took time out to honor veterans at a cemetery in Muncy Thursday. For about six years now, fif...
Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 12:19PM EST
107. Primary Results Force Pittston Mayor to Resign
PITTSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY- In a letter, Mayor Joseph Keating explained his decision to resign was not "sour grapes." Keating was lapped in T...
Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 12:13PM EST
108. One Lane Back Open on I-81 After Fiery Crash
MOOSIC, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- A tractor trailer crash and fire shuts down a busy highway in Lackawanna County for hours. A truck hauling trash crashed a...
Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 11:00AM EST
109. Two Dead After Pocono Twp. Crash
POCONO TWP., MONROE COUNTY- Two people are dead after a head-on collision. The accident happened on Route 611 in Pocono Township just before 7:30 this...
Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 10:46AM EST
110. Business Destroyed in Catawissa Fire
CATAWISSA, COLUMBIA COUNTY- Blass Brothers’ Garage went up in flames around 11:00 Wednesday night. That’s on North Second Street in Catawi...
Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 08:15AM EST
111. Cattle Loose on I-80
LUZERNE COUNTY - A bizarre accident Wednesday nights had cops rounding up cattle on Interstate 80. A tractor trailer carrying the animals flipped ov...
Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 07:25AM EST
112. Man Pleads Guilty in $300,000 Scam
POTTSVILLE, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY -- Thomas Wiley pled guilty to scamming people out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. He posed as a private investor a...
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 5:20PM EST
113. Girl Testifies Against Man Who Tried to Abduct Her
EDWARDSVILLE, LUZERNE COUNTY- An Edwardsville man will head to trial for an attempted abduction. Police say Keith Coote assaulted a 9-year-old girl in...
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 5:15PM EST
114. Neighbors React to Pellet Gun Damage
Jersey Shore, Lycoming County- Police say a Jersey Shore woman caused $16,000 in damages to neighbors’ homes with a high-powered pellet gun. 65...
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 5:10PM EST
115. Remembering A Veteran
MILFORD, PIKE COUNTY - A school in Pike County honored a soldier Wednesday. Delaware Valley Elementary School adopted a Missing in Action soldier in t...
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 5:02PM EST
116. Big Shake-up in Scranton City Council
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Tuesday’s Primary Election will also mean a big shake-up at city hall in Scranton. Mayor Chris Doherty has an excel...
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 5:00PM EST
117. Was Judge Musto an Innocent Victim of Corruption Scandal?
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- Did the Luzerne County corruption scandal cost a judge his seat on the bench? It's the question many people are aski...
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 5:00PM EST
118. Local Man Appears on "Jeopardy"
Williamsport, Lycoming County- A South Williamsport man got to live out a lifelong dream Wednesday night when he appeared as a contestant on the popu...
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 4:52PM EST
119. New Tourism Campaign, UpstatePA
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Tourism leaders across our area are coming together to attract more visitors to Northeastern Pennsylvania. And they'v...
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 4:50PM EST
120. Williamsport Uni-Mart Robbed
Williamsport, Lycoming County- Police in Williamsport are investigating an early morning robbery in the city. They say the Uni-Mart at 1037 High Stree...
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 3:27PM EST
121. New "Reading Room" at Middle School in Wmpt
Williamsport, Lycoming County- Avid readers at a middle school in Williamsport now have a new place to dive into their favorite books. A grand openi...
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 2:30PM EST
122. Scarantino to Plead Guilty to Taking Bribe
YATESVILLE, LUZERNE COUNTY- The former Superintendent of the Pittston Area School District will plead guilty to accepting $5,000 cash in exchange for ...
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 11:15AM EST
123. Firefighters to Stand Trial on Arson Charges
MILLVILLE, COLUMBIA COUNTY- Two Columbia County volunteer firefighters will now stand trial on arson and attempted murder charges. This morning a judg...
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 11:12AM EST
124. Four Dead in Separate Early A.M. Crashes
Police are investigating three separate crashes in our area that resulted in four fatalities. In Wayne County a crash on Route 191 in Salem Township l...
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 11:00AM EST
125. Amesbury, Gartley and Hughes Win Judge Nominations
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- William Amesbury has won the nomination on both the Democratic and Republican tickets. The other seat will be split on t...
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 11:30PM EST
126. Chris Doherty Wins Tight Battle for Scranton Mayor
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Scranton Mayor Chris Doherty narrowly won the nomination over challenger Gary DiBileo in a hotly contested race for the D...
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 11:15PM EST
127. Lycoming County Election Results
Williamsport, Lycoming County- In Lycoming County, two open seats for judge of the Court of Common Pleas garnered plenty of attention Tuesday night. ...
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 11:00PM EST
128. A Look at the Major Mayoral Races
Some tight mayoral races took place on Tuesday. In Pittston Incumbent Mayor Joseph Keating was defeated in the Republican primary. He was defeated by...
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 10:45PM EST
129. Sibum Wins Both Nominations for Monroe Co. Judge
SHAWNEE ON DELAWARE, MONROE COUNTY- In the race for Monroe County judge, 5 candidates squared off on both tickets. Jennifer Harlacher Sibum was the bi...
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 10:30PM EST
130. Scranton Mayor's Race Has Voter Turnout Heavy
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Voter turnout in Scranton has been moderate to heavy. The mayor's race is what's bringing everyone out, and Tuesd...
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 6:10PM EST
131. Low Voter Turnout in Wilkes-Barre Despite Controversy
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- In Luzerne County, voters are turning out in the midst of a federal corruption probe. That probe has nabbed eight offici...
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 6:05PM EST
132. 124th District Special Election
MCADOO, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY- Voters filed into the Keystone Volunteer Fire Department in McAdoo Tuesday for the 124th District's special election. T...
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 6:02PM EST
133. Police Name Suspect in Mall Kidnapping
Monroe Township, Snyder County- State police are still looking for the man they say kidnapped and robbed two women at a mall in central Pennsylvania M...
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 6:00PM EST
134. Plane Lands in Tree in Pike County
DINGMAN TOWNSHIP, PIKE COUNTY - A canoer in Gold Key Lake Estates spotted something unusual Tuesday morning. "She was paddling by and happened to...
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 5:55PM EST
135. Swine Flu Confirmed in Lackawanna County
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- The PA Health Department announced late Tuesday afternoon that a case of swine flu has been confirmed in Lackawanna Count...
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 5:50PM EST
136. Height's Name on Ballot Despite Resignation, Charges
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- James Height’s name remains on the ballot in the Wilkes-Barre Area School District, despite the fact that he resig...
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 5:48PM EST
137. Military Terror Training in Carbon Co.
LEHIGHTON, CARBON COUNTY- National Guardsmen spent the day at Beltzville Dam stopping a possible attack. It was all part of a drill used to keep us sa...
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 5:44PM EST
138. Three Men in Poconos Facing Drug Charges
STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY- Three men in the Poconos are facing drug charges. Police say Donte Graham of Stroudsburg hid two bags of cocaine in his re...
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 5:42PM EST
139. Pocono Man to go to Trial on Attempted Murder Charges
EAST STOURDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY- A Monroe County man will stand trial on attempted murder and other charges. That's the ruling today at a prelimin...
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 5:27PM EST
140. Names of Weatherly Fire Victims Released
WEATHERLY, CARBON COUNTY- Autopsies are complete on the women who died in a Carbon County fire. They were trapped inside their apartment house in Weat...
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 5:22PM EST
141. Voters Full of Opinions on Scranton Mayoral Race
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- A steady stream of voters filled the Keyser Valley Community Center Tuesday afternoon. It seemed everyone here had a clea...
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 5:19PM EST
142. Is Crowded Judge Ballot Scaring Away Voters?
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 05:14pm EST WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- 17 candidates are vying for two open judge seats. This comes as a black cloud of con...
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 5:14PM EST
143. Northumberland Plant Moving to Maryland
Point Township, Northumberland County- A central Pennsylvania business says skyrocketing utility costs are forcing it to take its operations elsewhere...
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 5:05PM EST
144. Primary Election Day 2009 Underway
The 2009 Pennsyvania Primary Election is underway. Voters are deciding several key races throughout Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania. Today's...
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 11:36AM EST
145. Carjacking at Susquehanna Valley Mall
SELINSGROVE, SNYDER COUNTY - A man who ordered two women to drive him to an ATM so he could steal their money is still on the run. The man followed t...
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 11:23AM EST
146. Car Flips on Capouse Ave in Scranton
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Emergency crews had to remove a woman from her car after it flipped over on a Scranton street earlier this morning. Poli...
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 11:21AM EST
147. Shenandoah Beating Death Prosecution 'Focus of FBI'
SHENANDOAH, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY- A division of the U. S. Justice Department is probing the Luis Ramirez homicide investigation conducted by the Shenand...
Monday, May 18, 2009 at 11:11PM EST
148. Weatherly Fire Claims Two Lives
WEATHERLY, CARBON COUNTY- A Carbon County neighborhood is dealing with grief and suspicions following a deadly fire. An elderly woman and her daughter...
Monday, May 18, 2009 at 6:35PM EST
149. W-B Area School Board President Charged
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- The former president of the Wilkes-Barre Area School Board has signed a plea agreement, admitting he accepted $2,000 to ...
Monday, May 18, 2009 at 6:30PM EST
150. Former Politician Sentenced for Sex, Alcohol Related Crimes
STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY - A former politician convicted of sexual assault learned his fate Monday. Two years ago a jury found John Curtin guilty of...
Monday, May 18, 2009 at 6:25PM EST
151. Shenandoah Teen Appears in Juvenile Court
POTTSVILLE, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY- Brian Scully, the teen charged in the beating death of Luis Ramirez, was found delinquent Monday. The Schuylkill Count...
Monday, May 18, 2009 at 6:23PM EST
152. Scranton Man Sentenced for Sexually Assaulting Children
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - A Scranton man is going to prison for sexually assaulting three young children. John Rodney, 47, was sentenced Monday af...
Monday, May 18, 2009 at 6:20PM EST
153. Home Rule Ballot Question
LUZERNE COUNTY- Voters in Luzerne County will see more than just candidates on Tuesday’s primary ballot. There's a question to form a speci...
Monday, May 18, 2009 at 6:16PM EST
154. Coal Street Park Gets Big Boost
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- A Wilkes-Barre project got a big financial boost Monday. The new Coal Street Park will feature an ice skating rink and m...
Monday, May 18, 2009 at 6:15PM EST
155. Future of Cherokee Golf Course in Question
Rush Township, Northumberland County- Some business owners in central Pennsylvania are considering building houses on a golf course they say is no lo...
Monday, May 18, 2009 at 6:00PM EST
156. Streetscape Renovations Begin in Carbondale
CARBONDALE, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - The Pioneer City will soon have new light shining on it. New street lights that is. Work on a new streetscape project...
Monday, May 18, 2009 at 6:00PM EST
157. Deadly Motorcycle Crash in Schuylkill County
SCHUYLKILL COUNTY- Police spent hours at the scene of a deadly motorcycle crash in Schuylkill County Sunday night. It happened just after 9:30 P. M. o...
Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 11:26PM EST
158. Two Hurt When Fire Truck Collides With Car
DUNMORE, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- A fire truck and a car collided in Lackawanna County sending two people to the hospital. It happened around 8:00 Sunday ni...
Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 11:25PM EST
159. Missing Persons Vigil Held in Scranton
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- A national organization believes the power of prayer, hope and awareness can bring more positive results to help find mis...
Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 11:24PM EST
160. Fallen Soldiers' Memorial Set for New Milford
NEW MILFORD, SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY -- Families and fellow soldiers of six National Guardsmen killed in Iraq gathered here Sunday for the groundbreaking f...
Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 6:30PM EST
161. Crestwood Support Staff to Strike
WRIGHT TWP., LUZERNE COUNTY- Support staff in the Crestwood School District will begin walking the picket lines Monday morning and that means shorter ...
Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 6:24PM EST
162. Click It or Ticket Enforcement Returns
HARRISBURG- Buckle up Pennsylvania! That's the word from the state's top boss. Governor Ed Rendell has proclaimed Monday, May 18th, Buckle Up...
Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 6:23PM EST
163. Lightning Strike Starts Fire in Shamokin
SHAMOKIN, NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY- A bolt of lightning during a thunderstorm may have sparked a fire at a home. Flames broke out Saturday night around ...
Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 6:21PM EST
164. Bikers Raise Money for Girl with Rare Cancer
DANVILLE, MONTOUR COUNTY- Bikers from all over Montour County came out Sunday to help a teen in need. 15-year old Carissa Barret of Bloomsburg has on...
Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 6:15PM EST
165. Prayer Service for Immigration Reform
SHENANDOAH, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY - Latino leaders pray for justice after two teens were acquitted on the most serious charges in the beating death of an ...
Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 07:28AM EST
166. Hazleton Woman's Death "Suspicious"
HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY -- People living here are wondering what exactly happened to 58-year-old Catherine Moore on Thursday. She was found with a s...
Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 7:38PM EST
167. Fire Destroys Scranton Apartment Building
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Another two alarm fire in the city of Scranton. This time, an apartment building is all but wiped out from the intense fl...
Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 12:48PM EST
168. Scranton Armed Forces Parade Saturday
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY-Thousands of people are expected to take to the streets for an annual tradition Saturday in Lackawanna County. The 2009 Ar...
Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 12:46PM EST
169. New safety measures after deadly crash
Safety improvements will be added to a stretch of route 309 in Luzerne county. PENNdot, state and local lawmakers made this announcement Friday. The ...
Friday, May 15, 2009 at 6:20PM EST
170. GM Drops Ax On Local Dealerships
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY --The ax has fallen on more car dealerships in our area. General Motors is eliminating underperforming dealers across the ...
Friday, May 15, 2009 at 6:08PM EST
171. Group to Honor Fallen Friend With Trip/ Documentary
Milton, Northumberland County- A group of friends in Milton are honoring the life and legacy of a friend taken too soon. And they’re fulfilling ...
Friday, May 15, 2009 at 5:26PM EST
172. Still Questions Surrounding Death of Hazleton Woman
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Friday, May 15, 2009 at 5:22PM EST
173. Update on Local Treatment and Living Condition of Foreign Exchange Students
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Friday, May 15, 2009 at 5:16PM EST
174. Tootsie Roll Finds Luzerne County Home
HAZLE TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY -- It's any sweet tooth's dream -- four football fields worth of candy. The Tootsie Roll Industries' newes...
Friday, May 15, 2009 at 4:53PM EST
175. Staycations Set for Summer
BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY -- When gas prices hit four dollars a gallon last year, the word "stay-cation" became a part of our vocabulary....
Friday, May 15, 2009 at 4:44PM EST
176. Invention Provides Jobs, Claims to Cut Electric Bills
SNYDERSVILLE, MONROE COUNTY - A local man's invention could help cut your energy bills and add a little spark to the lives of some people who have...
Friday, May 15, 2009 at 3:53PM EST
177. Valley Charter School Grounded
HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY- An "alternative" to Hazleton Area schools was rejected by the board of education in a vote of six to one. Proponen...
Friday, May 15, 2009 at 12:10PM EST
178. Night at the Races
PLAINS TOWNSHP, LUZERNE COUNTY-Pocono Down at Mohegan Sun was the site of the annual Night at the Races for the Wilkes-Barre YMCA. The annual event ra...
Friday, May 15, 2009 at 12:08PM EST
179. Hazleton Woman's Critical Injuries A Mystery
HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY- A woman in her late 50s was found lying at the bottom of some stairs inside 127 N. Church St.. According to detectives, she ...
Friday, May 15, 2009 at 12:03PM EST
180. Little League Unveils New Addition
South Williamsport, Lycoming County- Officials at Little League International are ready to play ball with the opening of their newly renovated adminis...
Friday, May 15, 2009 at 11:31AM EST
181. Hanover Twp,. Accident/Detour in Place
HANOVER TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY-An S-U-V took out a telephone pole and smashed into a building Thursday night. The incident happened during a downpo...
Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 11:59PM EST
182. Behind The Scenes of The Office: Local Props
VAN NUYS, CALIFORNIA --Earlier tonight, you saw the one hundredth episode of The Office here on WBRE. The mockumentary, set in Scranton has developed ...
Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 10:58PM EST
183. Women Veterans Honored
PLAINS TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY- Women veterans were also honored with a special luncheon today. It was held at the v-a medical center in Wilkes-Barre...
Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 10:20PM EST
184. Computer system cleaning conflict
Luzerne County judges want to take controversy out of the courtroom. A new computer system is being used for civil cases. It will randomly assign ca...
Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 6:26PM EST
185. Postal Workers Honored for Heroic Acts
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY - More than a dozen postal workers are being called heroes tonight. The workers were all honored Thursday afternoon for he...
Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 6:23PM EST
186. Chrysler Cuts
About 25 percent of Chrysler dealerships will stop selling cars nationwide. It's part of Chrysler's plan filed in bankruptcy court Thursday....
Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 6:22PM EST
187. Columbia County Booking Center Coming
COLUMBIA COUNTY -- Police here are finding a way to save time and money when it comes to booking criminals. Columbia County is all set for a regiona...
Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 5:40PM EST
188. Foreign Exchange Student Housing Investigation Continues
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Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 5:23PM EST
189. Poverty Simulation Helps Understanding
DANVILLE, MONTOUR COUNTY -- More than ten percent of people living in Columbia, Montour, and Northumberland Counties are living in poverty. Thursday, ...
Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 5:15PM EST
190. Nursing Home Worker Accused of Theft
Selinsgrove, Snyder County- A nursing home employee in Snyder County is in hot water over theft allegations. The woman in question is accused of pre...
Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 4:55PM EST
191. Chrysler Targets Local Dealerships for Closure
Chrysler LLC is set to close 789 dealerships throughout the country. They had a total of 3,181 authorized dealers in operation at the time of its Apri...
Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 12:55PM EST
192. Pocono Manhunt Ends, Suspect Captured
STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY - Police Captured 16 year old Arnold Jenty at the Bridge Street Apartments at about eleven-thirty Thursday morning. They s...
Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 12:12PM EST
193. U Of S Breaks Ground For New Science Center
GROUND IS BEING BROKEN ON A NEW SCIENCE CENTER THURSDAY MORNING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON. IT'S A PROJECT WORTH MILLIONS OF DOLLARS . WATCH TH...
Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 12:03PM EST
194. Bus Catches Fire In Carbon Co.
38 PASSENGERS AND THE BUS DRIVER SURVIVED A HARROWING ORDEAL AT 3AM THURSDAY AS THEIR BUS DRIVER NOTICED SMOKE IN THE REAR VIEW MIRROR AT EXIT 95 IN K...
Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 11:47AM EST
195. New YMCA Opens in Schuylkill County
POTTSVILLE, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY-It's been over 40 years since Schuylkill County has had a full service Y-M-C-A. But Wednesday night the doors opene...
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 10:29PM EST
196. Eat, Sleep, Drive, Play Golf, Repeat
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY-The happy golfer was making the rounds in the area. The happy golfer is Nick Karnazes. We caught up with him practicing...
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 10:22PM EST
197. Behind The Scenes of The Office: Key to Show's Success
VAN NUYS, CALIFORNIA—“The Office” wraps its fifth season on NBC and WBRE Thursday night. The Emmy-winning sitcom has developed an al...
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 8:51PM EST
198. Dope Dealing Grandmas
STROUD TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY - Accused dope dealing Gradmas waived their right to preliminary hearings Wednesday. There's a little blue trailer...
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 6:00PM EST
199. Man Sentenced for Starting Fiorelli's Fire
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Four to 16 years in state prison. That's the sentence for an admitted arsonist in Lackawanna County. Robert Woolaver...
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 5:55PM EST
200. Lokuta Hearing Held in Harrisburg
HARRISBURG- A mob-connected judge and witness pressuring. It's some of what Ann Lokuta is arguing to have her case reopened. The suspended Luzern...
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 5:50PM EST
201. Mellow Responds to Plans for SSSD
PECKVILLE, LACKAWANNA COUNTY -- Senator Bob Mellow says the privatization of the Scranton State School for the Deaf is a good thing. "There isn...
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 5:50PM EST
202. I-Team: More Horror Stories From Exchange Students
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- There are new developments surrounding the Scranton homes that some foreign exchange students have been living in. The I-...
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 5:45PM EST
203. House Condemned After I-Team Report
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- An I-Team investigation into questionable living conditions for foreign exchange students has moved the city of Scranton ...
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 5:42PM EST
204. Alleged Scranton Double Shooter in Court
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- A Scranton native will go to trial for a double shooting two months ago. Joseph Olecki, who now lives in Altoona, was bac...
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 5:40PM EST
205. State Police Reconstruct Fiery Weekend Crash
ASHLEY, LUZERNE COUNTY- Police spent part of the day piecing together the moments leading up to a deadly, fiery crash. The weekend wreck on Route 309 ...
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 5:35PM EST
206. Veterans Village Planned for St. Hedwig's Property
KINGSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY- A proposed plan could breathe new life into a closed church. Catholic Social Services wants to build onto St. Hedwig's i...
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 5:30PM EST
207. Bill Aims to Change Teen Driving Laws
MOSCOW, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- A proposed bill could change the way teenagers drive. a state lawmaker wants to limit passengers in cars driven by teenager...
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 5:25PM EST
208. No Contest Plea to Stealing Synagogue Construction Money
SUNBURY, NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY- An abrupt end to the case of a man accused of stealing money from a synagogue. Shelley Kolbert pleaded no contest to ...
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 5:20PM EST
209. Special Olympians Compete in the Poconos
BRODHEADSVILLE, MONROE COUNTY - Athletes competed in the Special Olympics Wednesday. Nearly 400 of them showed off their stuff during track and field ...
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 5:20PM EST
210. Ex-Cop Arrested for Impersonating a Police Officer
WILKES-BARRE TWP., LUZERNE COUNTY- A former Kingston police officer has posted bail after officials picked him up for impersonating a cop in Berks Cou...
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 5:15PM EST
211. Call for Justice Rally Has Ties to Shenandoah Case
WASHINGTON, D. C.- A call for justice went out Wednesday in Washington surrounding a beating death in Schuylkill County. Illegal Mexican immigrant Lu...
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 5:10PM EST
212. Latest in Luzerne County Corruption
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- The investigation into corruption continues in Luzerne County. A sentencing date has been set for a former court adminis...
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 5:05PM EST
213. Millville Man Accused of Molesting Child
Millville, Columbia County- An elderly Millville man waived his preliminary hearing on indecent assault charges Wednesday morning. Police say 71-yea...
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 5:00PM EST
214. Luncheon Held for Armed Forces Week
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Veterans across the region are being recognized in honor of Armed Forces Week. A luncheon was held at St. Mary's Cen...
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 4:34PM EST
215. A Historic Find in Berwick
BERWICK- It's a discovery of historical proportions at the Berwick Historical Society. An original 1733 edition of "Poor Richard's Almana...
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 12:30PM EST
216. Behind The Scenes of The Office: Scranton Quiz
VAN NUYS, CALIFORNIA --Tonight we begin a special series going behind the scenes of "The Office." The hit NBC sitcom has put Scranton on the...
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 10:30PM EST
217. Mother Arrested for Alcohol Poisoning Death of Baby
TUNKHANNOCK TOWNSHIP, WYOMING COUNTY - A Wyoming County mother is now facing charges in connection with the death of her six-month-old baby in Decemb...
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 6:45PM EST
218. Firefighters Charged with Arson and Attempted Murder
COLUMBIA COUNTY- Two volunteer firefighters have been arrested for setting fire to a Columbia County home while an elderly couple slept inside. Polic...
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 6:40PM EST
219. Police: Arsonists Targeted the Elderly
ORANGEVILLE, COLUMBIA COUNTY- Two volunteer firefighters in Columbia County are locked up on arson and a number of other charges. Their arrests Tuesda...
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 6:35PM EST
220. Man Arrested for Killing Plains Twp. Firefighter
WILKES-BARRE TWP., LUZERNE COUNTY- A Noxen man turned himself in to police in connection with a deadly crash that killed a Plains Township fire fighte...
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 6:30PM EST
221. W-B Area School Board President Resigns
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- The President of the Wilkes-Barre Area School Board resigned Tuesday. It comes in the middle of a federal corruption pro...
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 6:25PM EST
222. Geisinger South W-B to Close ER, Cut Jobs
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- Some big cuts are coming to Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre. Hospital officials announced 179 jobs will be lost. The chang...
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 6:00PM EST
223. I-Team: Exchange Students Forced into Filth - Part 1
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- In an I-Team exclusive, questions are being raised about the safety of some foreign exchange students in Lackawanna Count...
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 6:00PM EST
224. I-Team: Exchange Students Forced into Filth - Part 2
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- There are allegations that some foreign exchange students may have been put in harm's way. It’s an I-Team exclu...
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 6:00PM EST
225. S.S.S.D. Superintendent Suddenly Resigns
HARRISBURG- Eyewitness News has learned of an important development at the Scranton State School for the Deaf. The Superintendent of the school has re...
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 6:00PM EST
226. Pocono Jury Convicts Man of Rape & Kidnapping
STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY- A Monroe County jury has convicted the man accused of kidnapping and raping a 14-year-old girl. Derek Bengtsson was on tr...
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 5:55PM EST
227. Three Charged In Deadly Snyder County Shooting
Monroe Township, Snyder County- A Selinsgrove man is dead and three suspects are in custody following a shooting Monday night. And police say it may ...
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 5:55PM EST
228. 3 Arrested for Deadly Snyder Co. Shooting
MONROE TWP., SNYDER COUNTY- State police are investigating a deadly shooting that happened late Monday night near Hummels Wharf. It happened just bef...
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 5:50PM EST
229. Williamsport Area Senior Dies in Crash
EDLRED TWP., LYCOMING COUNTY - A teenager was killed after being thrown from his car in Lycoming County just after 10:00 P. M. Monday. It happened on...
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 4:30PM EST
230. 4-year College Programs Coming to Northumberland Co.
DALLAS, LUZERNE COUNTY --Misericordia University in Dallas announced Tuesday, it will begin offering the only bachelor's degree opportunity in Nor...
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 4:00PM EST
231. Search For Hazleton Shooting Suspect
HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY- Hazleton Police have issued an arrest warrant for Junior Diaz. Police he is wanted in an early morning shooting in Hazleton....
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 12:48PM EST
232. Scranton Mayor Debate
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- The candidates who want to lead the City of Scranton as Mayor debated the issues Monday Night. It was a packed house at B...
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 01:10AM EST
233. Traffic Light Concerns After Fiery Crash
ASHLEY, LUZERNE COUNTY- An Ashley business says a deadly crash could have been prevented. That's what a Bentley’s Plaza ownership says after...
Monday, May 11, 2009 at 5:45PM EST
234. Police Say Secretary Stole 171K from Fire Company
Muncy, Lycoming County- Nearly $200,000 was stolen from a volunteer fire department in Muncy. And police say the woman who was supposed to be in charg...
Monday, May 11, 2009 at 5:30PM EST
235. Man Sentenced to Prison for Glass Bar Shooting
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- A coward. That's how the family of a murder victim described his killer at sentencing Monday. Jabbar Wallace of Wyom...
Monday, May 11, 2009 at 5:25PM EST
236. Family Mourns Mother Killed in Mother's Day Fire
EXETER, LUZERNE COUNTY- Family and friends are mourning the loss of an Exeter woman, who died in a house fire Sunday night. 71-year-old Ann Nicholson ...
Monday, May 11, 2009 at 5:20PM EST
237. Elderly Couple Rescued from Burning Home
FISHING CREEK TWP., COLUMBIA COUNTY- Flames and smoke take over a home as an elderly couple is trapped inside. A family rushed to the scene of a burni...
Monday, May 11, 2009 at 5:18PM EST
238. Charges Filed Months After Crash That Killed H.S. Student
EDWARDSVILLE, LUZERNE COUNTY- The Luzerne County District Attorney says vehicular homicide charges will be filed in relation to a crash that killed a ...
Monday, May 11, 2009 at 5:15PM EST
239. Teacher Pleads Guilty to Having Sex With Students
TOWANDA, BRADFORD COUNTY- Just as his trial was to get underway, a substitute teacher in Bradford County pleaded guilty to sexual assault charges. Pro...
Monday, May 11, 2009 at 5:10PM EST
240. Rape Trial Underway for Pocono Man
STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY- The prosecution has rested in the trial of a man accused of kidnapping and raping a 14-year-old girl. 12 witnesses took th...
Monday, May 11, 2009 at 5:05PM EST
241. Serious Crash Closes Route 209
CHESTNUTHILL TWP., MONROE COUNTY- A serious car crash closed Route 209 for several hours Monday afternoon. Police are trying to figure out what caused...
Monday, May 11, 2009 at 4:30PM EST
242. Heroes of the Recession - Potluck Dinners
GREENTOWN- In these tough economic times, putting food on the table can be a challenge for some people. But there are places people can turn to for a ...
Monday, May 11, 2009 at 4:15PM EST
243. New Outdoor Classroom Coming to Lakeland Elementary
SCOTT TWP., LACKAWANNA COUNTY- A ceremonial groundbreaking for a first of its kind classroom in Lackawanna County. The school's preparing for a co...
Monday, May 11, 2009 at 2:30PM EST
244. Man Severely Injured In Sunbury Car Accident
SUNBURY, NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY- A man was flown to the hospital after a rollover accident in Sunbury. Cops found his car upside down off South Second ...
Monday, May 11, 2009 at 08:10AM EST
245. Early Morning Shooting in Hazleton
At least one person was shot early Monday morning in Hazleton . It happened around 2 a. m. near E. Diamond Ave. and Carson St . Police closed E. Di...
Monday, May 11, 2009 at 08:00AM EST
246. Dramatic Rescue Attempt Caught on Tape After Fiery Crash
ASHLEY, LUZERNE COUNTY- A classic car show turned tragic Sunday afternoon. An SUV collided with a classic car headed to the show along Route 309 in As...
Sunday, May 10, 2009 at 11:30PM EST
247. Huge House Fire in Exeter
EXETER, LUZERNE COUNTY- A huge house fire had fire crews scrambling to account for a woman who lives there. Crews responded just after 8:30 Sunday ev...
Sunday, May 10, 2009 at 10:49PM EST
248. Man Burned in Scranton House Fire
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- A fire in Scranton left a man with serious burn injuries. It happened early Sunday morning on the third floor of a house...
Sunday, May 10, 2009 at 10:40PM EST
249. Police Officer Pulls Teen From River
MOOSIC, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Friends enjoying the day along a Lackawanna County waterway got quite a scare when one of them fell into the frigid water. ...
Sunday, May 10, 2009 at 10:35PM EST
250. Pair of Shootings in Wilkes-Barre
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- Wilkes-Barre police are investigating separate shootings in the city -- including one that ended in arrests. Eyewitness...
Sunday, May 10, 2009 at 10:22PM EST
251. Surveillance Video of Convenience Store Thief
PLAINS TWP., LUZERNE COUNTY- Police hope surveillance video will help them catch a Luzerne County thief. The video shows the crime happening in Plains...
Sunday, May 10, 2009 at 10:15PM EST
252. Gas Prices Continue to Climb
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- Gasoline prices are on the rise - again. We stopped by a Wilkes-Barre gas station Sunday and found a gallon of regular g...
Sunday, May 10, 2009 at 10:00PM EST
253. Mother's Day Celebrations in Full Swing
LUZERNE COUNTY -- Today is the day we celebrate our moms and do our best to thank them for everything they've done. We caught up with several peo...
Sunday, May 10, 2009 at 2:48PM EST
254. Deadly Day on Area Roads
Police are investigating fatal crashes in 3 counties throughout our area. One of those happened Saturday night around 6:30 between Tresckow and Mcado...
Saturday, May 9, 2009 at 11:00PM EST
255. Hundreds Turn Out for Job Fair at Camelbeach
TANNERSVILLE, MONROE COUNTY- Hundreds of people turned out Saturday to a popular water park in the Poconos, even though it's a few weeks from open...
Saturday, May 9, 2009 at 10:20PM EST
256. Another Job Fair Held on Montage Mountain
MOOSIC, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- People came out to Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain to apply for seasonal jobs. The pavilion held a "Rock Star Job...
Saturday, May 9, 2009 at 10:15PM EST
257. Stamp Out Hunger Collects Food for Needy
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- Everyone had a chance Saturday to donate to people in need. The National Association of Letter Carriers held its 17th an...
Saturday, May 9, 2009 at 10:00PM EST
258. Plane Crash Drill Held at Pocono Airport
MT. POCONO, MONROE COUNTY- It was only a drill -- but emergency personnel in the Poconos responded like it was a real disaster. A training scenario in...
Saturday, May 9, 2009 at 9:45PM EST
259. Dinosaurs Are Back
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY-The Everhart Museum in Scranton was like a place right out of history Friday. A baby tyranosaurs rex took a little stroll...
Saturday, May 9, 2009 at 12:31PM EST
260. Toomey Addresses GOP Dinner In Monroe County
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Saturday, May 9, 2009 at 12:09PM EST
261. Swine Flu Confirmed In Luzerne County
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- State Health officials confirmed Friday a student at Holy Redeemer High School tested positive for Swine Flu. Staffers s...
Friday, May 8, 2009 at 10:55PM EST
262. Former ARC Employees Arrested
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Friday, May 8, 2009 at 10:41PM EST
263. Stamp Out Hunger
EAST STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY-The post office will be doing some pick up with their deliveries Saturday Saturday is the annual "Stamp Out Hunge...
Friday, May 8, 2009 at 10:22PM EST
264. Ciavarella in Court
Ex-judge Mark Ciavarella appeared in court again Friday morning. He showed up for a scheduling conference and told us he had "no comment". ...
Friday, May 8, 2009 at 10:18PM EST
265. State Lays Out Plans for SSSD
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY -- The upcoming 2009-2010 school year is the last for Scranton State School for the Deaf high school students in Scranton...
Friday, May 8, 2009 at 5:26PM EST
266. Community Helps With Fire Cleanup
Lewisburg, Union County- A historic home is damaged, but not destroyed, after an early morning fire in Union County. The fire started just after seven...
Friday, May 8, 2009 at 4:11PM EST
267. Dunmore Lumber Reopens After Fire
DUNMORE, LACKAWANNA COUNTY -- Dunmore looks much different today than it did on August 27, 2006, after someone set it on fire to cover up a burglary....
Friday, May 8, 2009 at 1:13PM EST
268. Luzerne County Judges Candidate Forum
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY-Sixteen of the 17 Luzerne County candidates for Judge took part in a League of Women's Voters forum on Thursday night...
Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 11:49PM EST
269. Marc Smith Extradicted From New York
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY-A suspect in a deadly shooting from 2006 is behind bars in Luzerne County Thursday night. Marc Smith was extradited from ...
Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 11:42PM EST
270. Major Updates in the Luzerne County Probe
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Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 6:05PM EST
271. Last Hospital Holdout Standing Strong
Williamsport, Lycoming County- An 81-year-old Williamsport man is taking a stand against the expansion of Susquehanna Health System. We’re tol...
Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 5:18PM EST
272. World War II Vets Gather in Columbia County
ORANGEVILLE, COLUMBIA COUNTY -- It wasn't a typical day at the Creekside Family Restaurant, but the cars outside donning troop support symbols hol...
Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 4:55PM EST
273. I-Team: Getting Your Gold's Worth
You've seen the ads asking you to send in your old gold for extra cash. But are you really getting what its worth? To see if they pay top dollar, ...
Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 4:46PM EST
274. Heating Oil Company Accused of Cheating Customers
WILLIAMSPORT, LYCOMING COUNTY -- K & S Kwik Stop on East Third Street in Williamsport is accused of overcharging customers. Investigators from the...
Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 4:34PM EST
275. WBRE Staff Members At United Way Day Of Caring
WBRE'S KRSTI CAPEL, MIKE TRIM, & EVA MASTROMATTEO ARE AMONG SOME VOLUNTEERS FOR THE ANNUAL UNITED WAY DAY OF CARING EVENT ON THURSDAY. THEY AR...
Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 12:18PM EST
276. Homicide Dog" To Be Reunited w/ Family
KEWAII ROGERS BUCKNER WAS GUNNED DOWN BY HER HUSBAND IN FRONT OF HER THREE CHILDREN. DONNELL BUCKNER IS IN JAIL AND THE CHILDREN HAVE MOVED TO MISSISS...
Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 12:06PM EST
277. Scarantino Scandal
YATESVILLE, LUZERNE COUNTY-Russ Scarantino who is charged in a kick back scheme.. will continue to be paid his salary. That's 117-thousand dollars...
Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 11:47PM EST
278. Volunteer Firefighter Pleads Guilty to Child Porn Charges
LUZERNE COUNTY- A volunteer firefighter from Luzerne County has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges. Luke Shaffer was back in court Wednesday...
Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 6:15PM EST
279. Muncy Couple Face Child Sex Charges
Muncy, Lycoming County- A Muncy-area businessman and his wife are facing charges of sexually abusing children. Greg and Amber Barto were arraigned in...
Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 6:10PM EST
280. I-Team: Craigslist Postings Cause Police Concern
Charges are mounting for the man called the Craigslist killer. Police say the Boston man plucked his victims straight from the website. Craigslist is...
Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 5:55PM EST
281. I-Team: Is Internet Dating a Web Deceit?
The world of internet dating can be rewarding but very risky. Many have posted racy personal adds on the website Craigslist. Police say a Boston man ...
Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 5:50PM EST
282. I-Team: Are Treasure Hunters Paying Enough?
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY --You've heard the saying one man's trash is another man's treasure. This week, some out-of-state treasure hu...
Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 5:45PM EST
283. Nobody's Running for Mayor?
FOREST CITY, SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY -- Welcome to Forest City, "A Mile of Hospitality." It's home to 1,800 people, none of whom are running ...
Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 5:35PM EST
284. Eyewitness News Helps Get Broken Signals Fixed
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- We all rely on pedestrian crossing signals at busy intersections to help us safely walk across the street. But when those...
Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 5:30PM EST
285. King's Holds Memorial Service for Crash Victim
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- The King's College community is paying its respect to a student killed in a car crash this week. A prayer service w...
Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 5:25PM EST
286. Funding Fears for Film Offices
Williamsport, Lycoming County- Funding fears are front and center in the minds of Pennsylvania filmmakers following a state Senate vote Wednesday aft...
Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 4:50PM EST
287. Parents React to Word of Catholic School Closings
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- Eyewitness News was first to tell you Tuesday about the closing of two more Catholic schools. The decisions were made to...
Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 4:47PM EST
288. Bench Trial of Admitted Baby Killer Continues
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- The girlfriend of an admitted baby killer took the stand in his bench trial Wednesday. Tiffany Simmons was the first wit...
Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 4:37PM EST
289. Murder or Military Style Self Defense?
Wednesday, May 6, 2009 @ 04:29pm EST STROUD TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY - A Pocono jury will have to make a decision about a murder. Was it a cold blooded...
Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 4:29PM EST
290. Business Expo Booming
EAST STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY - Despite the rough economy, an annual business expo is full in the Poconos. It's the 22nd annual Greater Pocono C...
Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 4:17PM EST
291. Deli Held Up by Pepper Spray Bandit
KINGTON, LUZERNE COUNTY- Police in Kingston are looking for the person who held up a deli with pepper spray Tuesday evening. Police say a white man i...
Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 10:41PM EST
292. Two Parochial Schools To Close
LUZERNE COUNTY- Saint Aloysius Parochial School and Saints Peter and Paul Parochial School in Plains Township will close effective the end of the sch...
Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 10:00PM EST
293. Man Who Lived in Family's Attic Pleads Guilty
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- For the last five months, Stacy Ferrance has been living a nightmare. Night time is horrible here, absolutely horrible ...
Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 6:35PM EST
294. King's College Student Killed in I-81 Crash
PITTSTON TWP., LUZERNE COUNTY- A King's College student was killed and two others are in the hospital after a bad crash Monday night. The car was...
Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 6:25PM EST
295. Holy Redeemer Students Not Worried About Swine Flu
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- A student at Holy Redeemer High School in Wilkes-Barre became ill last week. It's a probable case of swine flu. Now ...
Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 6:20PM EST
296. New Charges Filed After Deadly Fight
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- New charges were filed against a man accused killing his neighbor over an unplowed driveway. Involuntary manslaughter a...
Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 6:15PM EST
297. Pittston Area Superintendent Resigns
PITTSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY- Dr. Ross Scarantino has resigned his position as Superintendent of the Pittston Area School District. Scarantino is facing ...
Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 6:10PM EST
298. Board Votes to Deny Brulo Her County Pension
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- A former Luzerne County employee who altered evidence is not getting her pension. Sandy Brulo admitted she changed cour...
Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 6:05PM EST
299. Former Luzerne County Commissioner Dies
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- Former Luzerne County Commissioner Rose Tucker has died. The Democrat served a full term from 1992 to 1996. While in of...
Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 6:00PM EST
300. I-Team: Immigrant Family Reaches American Dream
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY --An immigrant family in Scranton finally achieves the American dream --thanks in part to Eyewitness News. We first told ...
Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 5:55PM EST
301. Ceremony Held to Honor Trooper 8 Decades Later
CHINCHILLA- State police paid special tribute to a fallen trooper killed nearly 8-decades ago. A major reason for the ceremony was to correct a longti...
Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 5:50PM EST
302. Pocono Theater May be Forced to Close
EAST STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY - A community movie theater that closed twice in the past two years may be forced to shut down once again. Eric Hants...
Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 5:45PM EST
303. Students Compete at Envirothon
Shikellamy State Park, Union and Northumberland Counties- Over 250 students from five central Pennsylvania counties competed in the Susquehanna Valle...
Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 5:40PM EST
304. Collectible Show Visits Williamsport
Williamsport, Lycoming County- A famous road show is making a stop in Billtown this week. The Great Treasure Hunt Antique and Collectible Road Show is...
Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 5:35PM EST
305. Nobody Hurt in School Bus Accident
16 elementary students had quite an eventful ride to school today. Fortunately no one was hurt when the bus was rear-ended. It happened along Route 9...
Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 1:00PM EST
306. Deadly Crash On I-81
PITTSTON TWP., LUZERNE COUNTY-A man was killed after a violent crash in Luzerne County Monday night. Zachary Stasik of Larksville was ejected from the...
Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 12:33PM EST
307. Probable Case of Swine Flu at Holy Redeemer High School
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY-Eyewitness news has learned tonight that there may be a probable case of swine flu at Holy Redeemer High School in Wilkes...
Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 12:28PM EST
308. Man Found Dead in a Pike County Lake
PIKE COUNTY- State police are investigating a death in Pike County. Emergency crews found 54-year-old George Barbito of Tafton in the waters of Lake W...
Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 12:10PM EST
309. Factoryville Supermarket Robbed
FACTORYVILLE, WYOMING COUNTY- Police are looking for a man who walked into a supermarket with a knife and demanded money Monday night. It happened jus...
Monday, May 4, 2009 at 11:15PM EST
310. Bench Trial for Man Who Killed 3-Month-Old
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- A West Hazleton man is on trial before a judge to find out the penalty he should face for the shaking death of a three-m...
Monday, May 4, 2009 at 5:25PM EST
311. Officials Mum on Reason for Surprise Visit to SSSD
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Scranton State School for the Deaf got some unexpected visitors Monday. Representatives of the State Special Education De...
Monday, May 4, 2009 at 5:23PM EST
312. Neighbors On Edge After Abduction Attempt
PLYMOUTH, LUZERNE COUNTY- Parents and police are on alert after an attempted child abduction. It happened late Sunday morning in a quiet Plymouth neig...
Monday, May 4, 2009 at 5:20PM EST
313. Williamsport Infant Death Update
Williamsport, Lycoming County- Police are still investigating the death of an infant girl in Williamsport over the weekend. Lycoming County Coroner ...
Monday, May 4, 2009 at 5:18PM EST
314. Heroes of the Recession - Mother's Day
Our "Heroes of the Recession" takes many different forms. This week a local couple who own a jewelry store wanted to give back to a communit...
Monday, May 4, 2009 at 5:16PM EST
315. Hepburn Township Carnival on the Move
Hepburn Township, Lycoming County- A local firemen’s carnival is moving into new territory. The Hepburn Township Volunteer Fire Company carniva...
Monday, May 4, 2009 at 5:12PM EST
316. Cleanup Underway at Black Bear Truss
Cogan Station, Lycoming County- We’re told cleanup has finally gotten underway at an abandoned business site in Lycoming County. Property owners...
Monday, May 4, 2009 at 5:02PM EST
317. Eyewitness News Earns Two PAB Awards
HERSHEY- WBRE is the only local station to be recognized by the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasting. Eyewitness News received two Excellence in B...
Monday, May 4, 2009 at 4:57PM EST
318. PSP Pays Tribute to Fallen Troopers
WYOMING, LUZERNE COUNTY- A special service was held Monday to pay tribute to fallen state troopers. The Pennsylvania State Police held its annual memo...
Monday, May 4, 2009 at 4:55PM EST
319. Stem Cell Therapy Available for Dogs
SAYLORSBURG, MONROE COUNTY - While stem cell therapy is not yet approved for human medicine, it is now approved to help animals. Vets take the cells f...
Monday, May 4, 2009 at 4:28PM EST
320. Area Hospital Welcomes Midwife
EAST STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY - Moms-to-be can now have the benefits of a midwife and the safety of a hospital all in one. Pocono Medical Center rec...
Monday, May 4, 2009 at 4:20PM EST
321. School Districts Taking Precautions Against Flu
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Some schools in our area have already begun to take action against the swine flu. The Scranton School District is briefin...
Monday, May 4, 2009 at 11:00AM EST
322. First Swine Flu Case in PA, Two Suspected Cases in our Area
Pennsylvania is dealing with its first confirmed case of swine flu. The state health department announced Sunday a southeastern Pennsylvania man is th...
Sunday, May 3, 2009 at 11:00PM EST
323. Attempted Child Abuction in Luzerne County
PLYMOUTH, LUZERNE COUNTY- Police are warning parents to be alert after an attempted child abduction. It happened Sunday morning in Luzerne County. A m...
Sunday, May 3, 2009 at 10:00PM EST
324. Friends Looking for Answers in Case of Missing Plymouth Man
PLYMOUTH, LUZERNE COUNTY- A Luzerne County man is missing despite a nearly week-long search. 34-year-old Donnie Skiff of Plymouth was last seen a week...
Sunday, May 3, 2009 at 7:18PM EST
325. Police Looking for Kingston Man Who Disappeared
KINGSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY- Police in Luzerne County are investigating the disappearance of another man. They're looking for 36-year old Robert Pyle...
Sunday, May 3, 2009 at 7:16PM EST
326. Judge to Decide Leitzel's Fate Monday
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY- A Luzerne County man who admits killing his girlfriend's baby will still stand trial Monday. 26-year-old Alan Leitz...
Sunday, May 3, 2009 at 7:14PM EST
327. Water Street Bridge to Close for Repairs
PITTSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY- Bridge repair work in Luzerne County could cause some traffic trouble on your Monday morning commute. The Water Street Brid...
Sunday, May 3, 2009 at 7:12PM EST
328. Williamsport Police Investigating Baby's Death
WILLIAMSPORT, LYCOMING COUNTY- Williamsport police are investigating the death of a baby girl. Police and emergency responders showed up Saturday nigh...
Sunday, May 3, 2009 at 7:12PM EST
329. Biggest Turnout Ever for SSSD Car Show
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Scranton State School for the Deaf hosted its 7th Annual Car Show Sunday. With the future of the school in doubt, this ye...
Sunday, May 3, 2009 at 7:11PM EST
330. Donations Pour In to Try to Save Bloomsburg K-9s
BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY- Donations started pouring in immediately after Eyewitness News first told you about a Columbia County police department c...
Sunday, May 3, 2009 at 7:09PM EST
331. Family Hopeful Missing Schuylkill Co. Man Will be Found
MINERSVILLE, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY- A Schuylkill County family is heartbroken -- not knowing if they're any closer to getting their loved one back hom...
Saturday, May 2, 2009 at 11:30PM EST
332. Still Nothing New in Case of Missing Plymouth Man
PLYMOUTH, LUZERNE COUNTY- State police in Luzerne County aren't saying much about a missing Plymouth man. 34-year-old Donald Skiff was last seen ...
Saturday, May 2, 2009 at 11:29PM EST
333. Scranton Homes Demolished After Fire
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Three houses hit by Tuesday's massive fire in Scranton's Hill section are all but rubble. The city awarded an em...
Saturday, May 2, 2009 at 11:15PM EST
334. Crime Victims' Rights and Resources
BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY -- For nearly 30 years, the nation, and people in our area have observed "National Crime Victims' Rights Week.&qu...
Saturday, May 2, 2009 at 7:19PM EST
335. Teens Acquitted of Most Serious Charges
POTTSVILLE, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY- Reports from the Schuylkill County Courthouse say two teenagers accused of stomping and kicking Luis Ramirez to death l...
Friday, May 1, 2009 at 10:45PM EST
336. Federal Money To Study Cause of Cancer Cluster
SUGARLOAF TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY- Dozens of Polycythemia Vera PV cases have popped up in the Hometown area. The Federal Government last year called ...
Friday, May 1, 2009 at 10:19PM EST
337. Local Student Graduating With Three Degrees
Bloomsburg, Columbia County- Most college kids are thrilled when they receive their degree. Some ambitious students even go for two. But a young man f...
Friday, May 1, 2009 at 5:46PM EST
338. Newsmakers To Air Sunday-Domestic Violence
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Friday, May 1, 2009 at 5:41PM EST
339. Cemetery Vandals Arrested
MONTOUR COUNTY -- Police call the crime shocking. Four cemeteries in Montour County were desecrated last month. Now, police arrest five people in con...
Friday, May 1, 2009 at 5:30PM EST
340. Despite Ill Economy Chiropractic Business is Healthy.
EAST STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY - Despite an unhealthy economy, a Chiropractic Doctor reports a healthy increase in business. Rachel Torres visits th...
Friday, May 1, 2009 at 4:06PM EST
341. Batman on Trial in the Poconos
STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY - Holy handcuffs Batman! It looks like the caped crusader turned into a home invader! A judge allowed Eyewitness News a rar...
Friday, May 1, 2009 at 3:55PM EST
342. Scranton Shooting
POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR A MAN WHO OPENED FIRE IN SCRANTON THURSDAY. IT HAPPENED THURSDAY EVENING AROUND 7:30 IN THE CITY'S GREENRIDGE SECTION. NO O...
Friday, May 1, 2009 at 1:17PM EST
343. Leitzel Admits To Killing Baby
IN LUZERNE COUNTY COURT - A MAN ADMITTED TO KILLING A 3-MONTH-OLD BABY THURSDAY. ALLAN LEITZEL IS ACCUSED OF SHAKING XAVIER SIMMONS OF WEST HAZLETON T...
Friday, May 1, 2009 at 1:10PM EST
344. Cemetery Vandalism In Montour County
TWO ADULTS AND THREE JUVENILES ARE BEING CHARGED WITH VANDALIZING CEMETERIES IN MONTOUR COUNTY. 19-YEAR OLD ALICIA AUMAN FROM DANVILLE IS BEING CHARGE...
Friday, May 1, 2009 at 1:02PM EST
345. Donchack / Piekarsky Trial Continues
CLOSING ARGURMENTS ARE BEING HEARD FRIDAY IN SCHUYLKILL COUNTY. DERRICK DONCHACK AND BRANDON PIEKARSKY ARE ACCUSED IN THE BEATING DEATH OF ILLEGAL IMM...
Friday, May 1, 2009 at 12:54PM EST
346. Wounded Soliders Get Some R and R
LACEYVILLE, WYOMING COUNTY-Soldiers injured in Iraq and Afghanistan wars are getting a breath of fresh air in Wyoming County. The servicemen and wome...
Friday, May 1, 2009 at 12:15PM EST
347. House Goes up in Flames in Freeland
LUZERNE COUNTY – Firefighters in Freeland were busy with a massive house fire this morning. Flames broke out around 4 a. m. Friday on Evancio c...
Friday, May 1, 2009 at 07:45AM EST
  


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