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Troopers received information from Monongalia County, W.V., authorities that four people named persons of interest in the fatal shooting of Timothy Pahl, 67, were in Luzerne County. The Monongalia County Sheriff's Department reported on its Facebook page that Pahl was found dead from multiple ...
PLAINS TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Four people suspected of a murder and burglary in West Virginia and were picked up Wednesday at a casino in Luzerne County. Troopers tracked the victim's vehicle and his stolen credit cards to Mohegan Sun Pocono in Plains Township. State police, along with U.S. marshalls ...

WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A popular fast food restaurant in Luzerne County is temporarily closed. Sonic, near Wilkes-Barre, has signs outside saying it is shut down for now. A manager told Newswatch 16 the place is being renovated. No word on how long Sonic will be closed in Luzerne County.
TUNKHANNOCK TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- The suspect in an overnight high-speed police chase that went through four counties is now in custody in Luzerne County. After an early morning shooting, investigators say Christopher Banks of Glen Lyon crashed into a police car in Wilkes-Barre and then took off ...
I am very lucky to work with the people I work with and the county I work in." Rosencrans credited Hannon with playing a key role in helping Luzerne County 911 receive APCO Training Program Certification last year. Just five communication centers in Pennsylvania have achieved that certification, he said. manager
“IRIS USA, Inc. is very excited to be partnering with CAN DO, Inc. and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as we embark on our company's East Coast expansion plans,” said Doc Takahashi, president of IRIS. “Everyone in Luzerne County and on the Governor's Action Team has gone out of their way to be ... manager

PITTSTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Police surrounded a distribution center in Luzerne County. Officers from several police departments responded to the Home Depot Distribution Center in Pittston Township Wednesday night after a bomb threat was made. About 200 workers had to leave the building after ... manager
The Commonwealth Foundation, long critical of teacher union's in Pennsylvania, collected data on strikes in every district and posted the information online, sorting data by county. Overall, Pennsylvania's 131 strikes since 1999 means “Pennsylvania leads the nation in teacher strikes, and it's not even close ... manager
HUGHESTOWN, Pa. -- A large sinkhole caused problems for drivers in Luzerne County. The sinkhole opened up Saturday evening along Parsonage Street near Pittston. Officials tell Newswatch 16 the sinkhole, which was between 6 to 8 feet in length, was created a previous water main break which led to ... manager
Mortgage foreclosure filings decreased 16.5 percent in Luzerne County last year, and year-to-date figures indicate the decline may continue in 2018, according to new statistics from the county sheriff's office. A total 659 mortgage default actions were filed in the county last year, compared to 789 in 2016, ... manager
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. -- Police in Luzerne County are searching for a man they say held up Curry Donuts in Wilkes-Barre on Friday night. According to police, a man in his 20's or 30's came into the store along South Pennsylvania Avenue around 7:30 p.m.. Police say the man then pointed a gun at a ... manager
PLAINS TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Stray animals are soon going to cost area communities money starting this Sunday in Luzerne County. The SPCA of Luzerne County says it can no longer afford to take in animals for free and will now charge municipalities for animals it takes in. The sign is posted at the front desk ... manager
It appears the neighbors of a 63-year-old Pennsylvania farm are going to have to learn to live with the smell of liquid pig manure. That's the scenario after a state Superior Court panel refused to revive lawsuits those several dozen neighbors filed against the Will-O-Bett Farm. The Luzerne County farm ... manager
PLAINS TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A fire ripped through a home in Luzerne County on Thursday evening. According to fire officials, the flames broke out around 9:30 p.m. in the attic of the home along South Main Street in Plains Township. The fire chief tells Newswatch 16 the fire damage was mostly contained to ... manager
LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) Luzerne County residents may soon have to pay a new fee. County leaders are considering a $5 per vehicle registration fee. The money would be used to pay for road and bridge repairs. Ast the I-Team's Andy Melalshick tells us what it means to vehicle owners ... manager
He said the Commonwealth Financing Authority approved over $6 million in grants from the Luzerne County's Local Share Account, which is funded by tax revenue generated by the state's casinos, including Mohegan Sun Pocono. “The broad scope of the LSA grant program allows Pennsylvania to invest ... manager
BLACK CREEK TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- State police in Luzerne County are investigating a death at a home near Conyngham. Troopers tell Newswatch 16 they were called to a home on Market Street in Black Creek Township around 7 a.m. Friday. Investigators said a fight between family members resulted in a ... manager

LUZERNE COUNTY -- The road conditions and visibility at 10 a.m. Friday on Interstate 81 south near Moosic were OK, but as soon as we went uphill on Route 309 toward Dallas, the conditions went downhill. Howling winds affected the visibility of drivers and our cameras. "This is absolutely insane. manager
PLYMOUTH, Pa. -- Crews were called to a fire at an assisted living center in Luzerne County. Firefighters put out flames at Plymouth Manor in Plymouth shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday. Officials said a carpet caught fire and the buildings filled with smoke. The 37 people living there will have to stay elsewhere ... manager
The proposed route of the PennEast pipeline stretches from upper Luzerne County, Pa. to Mercer County, near Trenton, New Jersey (Image courtesy of ... In Northampton County, Pennsylvania, last Friday, about 20 landowners ceremonially ripped up leases, saying they would not allow the pipeline to be ... manager
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)- Educators who help lay the foundation for early childhood education need your help making sure students have a strong foundation as they make their way to college. Leaders at Luzerne County Head Start in Wilkes-Barre are seeking community ... manager
The following are recent Luzerne County restaurant inspection reports from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. According to the agency: “any inspection is a 'snapshot' of the day and time ... Denny & Pearl's-MFF4, PA XV-49819 P No. 2, 69 Ridge Rd., Nescopeck: regular inspection, in compliance. manager
Lottery's second-chance drawing sends Luzerne County couple to Super Bowl. Sponsored Links ... PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's most ... The Hanover Twp. couple won an all-expense-paid trip to the big game through a Pennsylvania Lottery second-chance drawing. They even get $1,500 ... manager
FREELAND, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)- Eyewitness News has learned a Luzerne County man is facing more explosive charges. Roberto Torner, 44, was originally arrested in August on drug and weapons charges. Since that arrest, the U.S. Attorney's Office say Torner has been in possession of ... manager
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)- Dozens of people gathered at Luzerne County Courthouse Wednesday to honor the victims of human trafficking while raising awareness about the issue. The Red Sand Project aims to recognize people who are overlooked in life. After a brief ... manager
LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)- A man in Luzerne County learned that threatening a judge is a bad idea. Harry Yaletsko was in court Wednesday for a harassment hearing where he was found guilty. Once the verdict came in, Yaletsko looked at Judge Joseph Carmody and allegedly stated, "I'm going ... manager
EDWARDSVILLE -- The first medical marijuana dispensary in Luzerne County was given its license and permit on Wednesday. Newswatch 16 got an inside look at Justice Grown Pennsylvania in Edwardsville. The place was given a license and permit for the first medical marijuana dispensary in Luzerne ... manager
Television cameras are coming soon to the Luzerne County Courthouse. The County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania has selected Luzerne County to be featured in the association's Historic Courthouse television series, according to county Manager David Pedri. The segment will highlight “the ... manager
Luzerne County Courthouse to be featured on television program .... By Eric Mark, The Citizens' Voice, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. ... The County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania has selected Luzerne County to be featured in the association's Historic Courthouse television series, according to county ... manager
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WYOMING -- A borough manager in Luzerne County is at the center of a criminal investigation. State police agents raided her accounting business Wednesday morning. Court papers show police were looking for financial records from the library in the borough and a volunteer fire company. Wyoming ... manager
WILKES-BARRE -- Ice jams on the Susquehanna River in Luzerne County are "a very serious matter" that "can change in a heartbeat," said Luzerne County officials at a news conference in Wilkes-Barre Wednesday afternoon. County officials believe areas in the Wyoming Valley protected by the levee ... manager
NANTICOKE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) -- There's a renewed call to make college more affordable for Pennsylvania families. Something called the "Pennsylvania Promise" was announced Tuesday at the state capitol building. Eyewitness News Reporter Mark Hiller explains how that "promise" ... manager
Luzerne County Council OKs tax break for new project in Nanticoke and Hanover ... Warren Faust, president of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Building and Construction Trades Council, sought a commitment that NorthPoint would use qualified local companies for the new project, particularly since local ... manager
AVOCA — Chunks of ice clogged up Mill Creek in Avoca Tuesday morning, forcing the water to flow over the flood walls near York Avenue. Cars and basements were underwater. Neighbors had one thought when they woke up and saw it all. “Here we go again,” Paul Bartush said. #BREAKING: Flooding ... manager
PLAINS -- Get ready to shovel! The snow is piling up all over the area Wednesday morning. The North Cross Valley Expressway in the Wilkes-Barre area was covered in snow. The road is snow covered but that didn't stop drivers from heading out. The slippery mess is getting the blame for this crash near ... manager
BLACK CREEK TOWNSHIP The mysterious foam plaguing a creek in Luzerne County is still causing headaches for people who live nearby. Some say the suds were even worse on Friday. A spokesperson for the company where the foam is believed to be coming from says they are still investigating. manager
Missouri-based NorthPoint Development, which owns a 172-acre tract in the Hanover Industrial Estates which houses the three buildings, identified the two new tenants in documents submitted to Luzerne County Council. Brent Miles, vice president for NorthPoint Development, came to a city council ... manager
A Shih Tzu and German Shorthair breeder's Conyngham Township home was raided and 19 dogs were saved, according to WNEP. The dogs are in the care of the Luzerne County SPCA. Humane officers reported that “the stench inside the home was so powerful it actually stung their eyes.” Some dogs did ... manager
A regional observance of Anthracite Mining Heritage Month will take place during January, with programs in Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, Pittston, Port Griffith, Plymouth, Nanticoke, Wyoming, and Ashley. The annual event focuses on the history and culture of the anthracite region in Northeastern Pennsylvania. manager
Lorenzo, who appears to be the first baby born at a medical facility in Luzerne County in 2018, was due Jan. 6, Courtney said. Instead, Lorenzo appeared at 6:45 a.m. Monday, all of 19.5 inches long and weighing 6 pounds, 3 ounces. He was delivered by Dr. J. Michael Tedesco at Wilkes-Barre General ... manager
The Discovery Channel show "Pandora's Box: Unleashing Evil" featured Hugo Selenski, a Luzerne County man currently serving a life sentence for murdering two people. WNEP reports the episode on Selenski, titled "A Handsome Devil," uses interviews with officials from Luzerne County to give a timeline ... manager
CONYNGHAM TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)- An animal owner in Luzerne County is under investigation after several animals were left outside in frigid temperatures. More than a dozen dogs and farm animals were left with no food or heat. State police spent their New Year's at a home ... manager
Jonathan Lang and his wife Maryann recently opened Lang Beverage Co. in Nanticoke, the first distillery in Luzerne County. ... sale is part of an effort to move Times Leader staff to a smaller building on the Sunday Independent's former site at Market Street and North Pennsylvania Avenue in Wilkes-Barre. manager
... township's Mocanaqua section is part of the Italy Street Historic District, which has been deemed eligible for the National Register of Historic Places by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office, according to Luzerne County flood buyout documents. manager
WYOMING -- For families with little ones that have an earlier bedtime Super Bounce in Wyoming hosted a Countdown to Noon party Sunday afternoon. It was held indoors so it was also a way to escape the bitter cold. Balloons fell right at noon and the kids celebrated 2018 with noisemakers. “The kids have ... manager
HAZLE TOWNSHIP -- A bank teller from Luzerne County is accused of coming up with a scheme to steal money from her bank. This came right before she left her job. State police say Ashlee Felix of Hazleton gave her two weeks' notice and then conspired with four others to withdraw money from the ... manager
The following are recent Luzerne County restaurant inspection reports from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. According to the agency: “any inspection is a 'snapshot' of the day and time of the inspection. An inspection conducted on any given day may not be representative of the overall, ... manager
WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP -- A fire sparked and spread fast after a tenant allegedly used a wood burning stove to thaw out frozen pipes. It happened around noon along Harris and Metcalf Street in Wilkes-Barre Township. The fire started in the garage and made its way to an attached apartment. manager
BUCK TOWNSHIP -- A road is closed due to a crash between a delivery truck and SUV in Luzerne County. Officials say a Coors Light Beer delivery truck and SUV collided on Route 115 near White Haven around 10:30 a.m. on Friday. Both drivers were trapped inside and had to be rescued. One driver had ... manager


 

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