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PLAINS TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) -- A local heart expert is reacting to a national study giving northeastern Pennsylvania a poor heart health ranking. The findings compare rates of those who survived a heart attack in 190 U.S. ...
Wilkes-Barre, PA. - An appeals court has upheld a judge's decision that the owners of 16 McDonald's restaurants in Pennsylvania violated state law by paying hourly employees strictly with fee-laden debit cards. Luzerne County judge Thomas Burke Jr.

LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) One of the biggest issues in this election year is illegal immigration. What to do about millions of undocumented immigrants coming into the United States.
HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) Chicago Cubs fans are over the moon with delight that their team- is heading to the world series.
DUNMORE, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - Some parts of Northeastern Pennsylvania could see their first coating of snow this week.
The three-judge Superior Court panel agreed Friday that a debit card "is not 'lawful money' and is not a 'check'" as deemed by the Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collection Law. The franchise owners had argued that a debit card was the "functional ...

Fire departments, schools, libraries and townships are a few of the 40 Pennsylvania organizations that will receive more than $350,000 in funding this fall from Williams, an organization that operates pipelines and relates facilities that handle about ...
Luzerne County's election office mailed more than 6,000 absentee ballots by Tuesday afternoon, leaving only absentee voting requests that have arrived since last weekend to process, officials said.
WEST PITTSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) police in West Pittston are investigating after the driver of a pick up truck slammed into a laundromat in Luzerne County . The driver says his foot slipped off of the brake and he crashed into the Easy ...
The I- Team's Andy Mehalshick spoke with Luzerne County forensic pathologist Dr. Mary Pascucci who has performed thousands of autopsies in the morgue at Wilkes-Barre General hospital.
Witnesses for both the prosecution and the defense testified Monday as the sentencing hearing for former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane got underway in Norristown.
While Pennsylvania Law does not define truancy, the Department of education states that once a student accumulates three unexcused absences, the courts *could* get involved.
Luzerne County's prison overseer said rocks and balls - some packed with narcotics or tobacco - are periodically thrown into the prison yard from the old juvenile detention center property towering nearby, prompting him to propose several security ...
Carasiti, a Pike County resident, was one of more than 200 people who attended the NEPA Disability Conference presented by The Arc of Luzerne County on Friday at the Woodlands Inn and Resort. He said he came to the conference to network and see if ...
"Empty Place at the Table" is a traveling memorial to victims from Luzerne County whose lives were lost due to domestic violence.
The Greater Hazleton Area Civic Partnership will host the Northeastern Pennsylvania Trails quarterly forum Nov. 7 at The Pines Eatery and Spirits.
The following are recent Luzerne County restaurant inspection reports from the Pennsylvania Department of agriculture.

Wilkes-Barre, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - Families are trying to cope after a fire ripped through their home. The faint sound of a smoke detector can still be heard on South Hancock street in Wilkes-Barre hours after a fire erupted at a home on ...
The following are recent Luzerne County restaurant inspection reports from the Pennsylvania Department of agriculture.
Wilkes-Barre - Slip-and-fall, vehicle crash and other wrongful-act lawsuits are filed in Luzerne County at one of the highest rates in Pennsylvania, according to data from the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts. Luzerne County had the ...
With an average of about 800 torts filed, Luzerne County had the fourth-highest rate among Pennsylvania's 67 counties, the newspaper found.
Mr. Dougherty said that shortly before the shooting, Cook had been released from SCI-Dallas, a state prison in Luzerne County, Pa., where he had been sent after a drug conviction. As a condition of his parole, Mr. Dougherty said, Cook was supposed to ...
WILKES BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - 5,500 striking faculty at Pennsylvania's state-owned universities and colleges agreed late Friday to a new contract, ending a three day walkout.
LEHMAN TWP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - A school bus with eight children on board was involved in a traffic accident early Thursday morning.
The school district superintendent told Newswatch 16: "An internal investigation initiated by the Wilkes-Barre Area School District in communication with the Pennsylvania Department of education, child Line, and the District Attorney's Office resulted ...
... Northeastern Pennsylvania Tech Prep Endowed Scholarship, chat with scholarship sponsor Denise Pembleton and Rachel Wolfe Memorial Scholarship in Pastry arts recipient Dominique Chirico, of Hazleton, during the Luzerne County Community College ...
NANTICOKE - Not only will Luzerne County Community College President Tom Leary see an increase in his paycheck in the upcoming year, the increase will be retroactive for the last two years.
The following are recent Luzerne County restaurant inspection reports from the Pennsylvania Department of agriculture.
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Wilkes-Barre -- Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to campaign for Hillary Clinton in Luzerne County, the Clinton campaign announced.
Tevon Kashaine Thomas turns a yell at a reporter as he is led from the Luzerne County Courthouse Thursday afternoon. Authorities have said Thomas was charged with homicide in a case that took place near the Sherman Hills housing complex, but have so ...
These include Macomb County, Michigan; Stark County, Ohio; Aroostook County, Maine; Niagara County, New York; Luzerne County, Pennsylvania; Clark County, Washington; and Racine County, Wisconsin. Trump even has a decent chance to win tiny ...
Judi and Clifford Gibson from Wilkes-Barre came to the Luzerne County courthouse Wednesday to pay their property taxes. They say word of a possible tax hike is not good news but they are willing to pay more if they see results..like improved services.
LOOK Trailers, a trailer manufacturing company, opened its new production facility at an existing 84,339-square-foot building on Oak Hill Road in Wright Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. The company plans to create 65 new, full-time jobs at the site.
Wilkes-Barre -- A teacher in Luzerne County is facing charges for allegedly having inappropriate relationships with students.
FOSTER TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - A woman was rescued from the second floor of her burning home Monday morning in Foster Township.
"It shows he has a personal side and he does love people," said Cheryl Howatch, 56, of Forty Fort, Luzerne County. Trump's tour through Pennsylvania, a key battleground state, came a day after he and Democrat Hillary Clinton squared off in the second ...
Luzerne County, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court said: "We recognize for the first time in Pennsylvania a prospective cause of action enabling indigent criminal defendants to prove that the level of funding provided by a county to operate a public ...
The return of the attraction built the foundation for its expansion this season as Brokenharts asylum is once again located at the Luzerne County Fairgrounds, in Dallas, Pennsylvania. Brokenharts Asylum has expanded its show for the 2016 haunt season, ...
police detected a powerful chemical smell, coming from a bedroom, similar to a smell one of the troopers had detected on a previous date at a mobile meth lab in Dorrance Township, Luzerne County. A Savage 111 .270-caliber rifle, later found to be ...
Wilkes-Barre, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) Fighting the opioid epidemic in Northeast Pennsylvania was one of the main talking points at a community forum on Thursday.
Montgomery County Community College joins Bucks County Community College, Luzerne County Community College and Northampton Community College as partner schools of ESU's dual admissions agreement program.
Mr. Dougherty said that shortly before the shooting, Cook had been released from SCI-Dallas, a state prison in Luzerne County, Pa., where he had been incarcerated after a drug conviction. ... He could be extradited to Pennsylvania within the next 90 days.
WILKES BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - 5,500 striking faculty at Pennsylvania's state-owned universities and colleges agreed late Friday to a new contract, ending a three day walkout.
The second victim in Wednesday's motorcycle crash in Monroe County has been identified as a 20-year-old woman from Luzerne County. Faith Villano, of Pittston, Pennsylvania, was still breathing when West End Ambulance arrived at the crash, Monroe ...
United sports Academy's IGC gymnasts competing in the USAIGC World Championships in Orlando, Florida, and the 2016 Pennsylvania State Champions include, in front, from left: Sarah Goetter, Patrice Doherty, Peyton Fox, Rory Decker, Eliza Mitchell, ...
Pennsylvania State Trooper Stephen Polishan, who participated in the investigation of Kocis' home after it became a crime scene, said the event's circumstances elevated it above the usual case and caused a "quiet area of the Back Mountain that doesn't ...
school bus and truck collide in Lehman Township, Luzerne County. No students ... LEHMAN TWP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - A school bus with eight children on board was involved in a traffic accident early Thursday morning.
Pennsylvania State Trooper Stephen Polishan, who participated in the investigation of Kocis' home after it became a crime scene, said the event's circumstances elevated it above the usual case and caused a "quiet area of the Back Mountain that doesn't ...
"Vice President Biden will lay out the high stakes of November's election for Pennsylvania families and highlight Clinton's vision for an America that is stronger together, with an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top," according ...


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