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Homeless man on trial in Lackawanna County for murder

SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - A homeless man is on trial in Lackawanna County for pushing a woman into the Lackawanna River in 2017 and killing her. Ryan Jones, 26, is charged with first and third degree murder in the death of Danee Mower. Police say Jones pushed Mower into the river dur


Scranton woman shot in Wilkes-Barre is paralyzed, mother says; police search for suspects

Wilkes-Barre is paralyzed from the waist down, her mother said Tuesday. Nichole Santiago remains hospitalized and unable to walk as a result of a bullet striking her spine, said her mother, Evette Calvin.


Cash 5 Lottery Jackpot of $500,000 Won in Lackawanna County

SCRANTON, Pa. — Somebody hit the jackpot with a Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket sold in Lackawanna County. A Cash 5 ticket worth $500,000 for the Sunday, February 17, drawing sold at the Kwik-N-Ezy Kwik Mart on 7th Avenue in Scranton matched all five balls drawn – 7, 20, 36, 38, 43 — to win the j


Storm brings up to 10 inches of snow to Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Officials say the winter storm that has dumped as much as 10 inches of snow on the commonwealth has also disrupted transportation and prompted school and other closures in Pennsylvania.


Governor Tom Wolf urges Pennsylvanians to donate to food banks

- HARRISBURG — Even though the federal government is back to business as usual, millions of Pennsylvanians continue to feel the ramifications of the 35-day shutdown, and likely will for weeks to come. Food banks and pantries across the country also are feeling the effects of the shutdown and Governo


3A BOYS: Vigil, Mellon pace Chiefs to semifinals

CARBONDALE — Early in the fourth quarter as the Caleb Vigil stepped to the free-throw line, Lakeland fans started an MVP chant. The Chiefs’ student section should have saved some of that love for fellow reserve Chris Mellon.


2A GIRLS: Sempa, Kranson pace Holy Cross

CARBONDALE — Two things came out of Tuesday night’s 66-18 romp past Blue Ridge. Holy Cross has some things to improve upon, and the Lady Crusaders will have a chance to do that Friday night.


Mayor, chief vow arrests in WB shootings

WILKES-BARRE — Mayor Tony George and police Chief Joseph Coffay vowed Wednesday that there will be arrests made in the coming days in regards to several shootings in the past week during a press conference at City Hall on Wednesday afternoon.


Last remaining Ryan’s Buffet Restaurant in Pennsylvania closes

Ryan’s Buffet Restaurant in Hanover has closed. Assets from the restaurant at 342 Eisenhower Drive in York County are part of a liquidation auction, according to the website Auction Nation. Bidding in the auction ends Feb. 21 and includes assets such as kitchen equipment, tables, booths, high chairs


New Court Program Offers Treatment in Lackawanna County

SCRANTON, Pa. -- Every Thursday at 9 a.m. inside the Lackawanna County Government Center at the Globe Judge Julia Munley holds court but it's nothing like the court these defendants are used to.


Westminster man sentenced for rape of York College student in Pennsylvania

A Westminster man on Wednesday was sentenced to serve 17 to 34 years in a Pennsylvania state prison for a forcible rape while he was a student at York College. Ethan Rippey, 23, was sentenced by York County Court Judge Craig Trebilcock to serve 7.5 to 15 years on one count of rape and 9.5 to 19 year


Physician serving Carbondale/Forest City achieves board certification

REGION – Samuel Ganz, DO, physician of Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers (WMCHC), is now officially board certified in Internal Medicine. The American Osteopathic Association certification was awarded by the Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists. Dr. Ganz treats patients age 16 and older at both t


Geisinger-CMC Put on Lockdown After Reported Threats

SCRANTON, Pa. -- Police were called to Geisinger-CMC in Scranton Tuesday night to respond to reports of a man making threats in the ER. It happened around 7 p.m. The hospital was locked down for about an hour, but all is clear at this time.


Jessup police warn of possible rabid foxes and a racoon

JESSUP — Borough police are warning people to keep their distance from animals acting strangely after reports of unusual behavior from two foxes and a raccoon in the last two weeks prompted concerns of rabies or distemper.


PennDOT, Pennsylvania Turnpike issue commercial vehicle bans, restrictions

PennDOT and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission have issued phased vehicle bans and restrictions for Wednesday as a winter storm hits across Pennsylvania. As of 6 a.m. Wednesday, commercial vehicles (including buses) were banned from I-70 in Fulton County, and I-99 from I-80 to the turnpike.


Getting a leg up on PAD

SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - It's not uncommon to have aching legs if you're on them for a long period of time or if you overexert yourself. But for millions of Americans, the source of leg pain goes much deeper than that.


Commercial flight hits record 801 mph over Pennsylvania

A record breaking jet stream above New York City Monday night provided a turbo boost to a commercial flight to hit record speeds. With help of a rapid tailwind of a blazing 231 mph, Virgin Atlantic Flight 8, traveling from Los Angeles to London hit 801 mph! That could be a record a high speed for a


Slippery Conditions in Central Pennsylvania

PENN TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Driving conditions were dangerous in some parts of central Pennsylvania on Wednesday. A van carrying students home from school swerved and hit a tree along Beaver Lake Road just outside Hughesville.


Defense denies man hurled woman to death in river

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) - A defense attorney is denying that his client hurled a woman to her death in a northeastern Pennsylvania river two years ago. The (Scranton) Times-Tribune reports that defense attorney Matthew Comerford's argument came as trial opened Tuesday for 26-year-old Ryan Taylor in the L


Southern Poverty Law Center counts 36 active hate groups in Pennsylvania in 2018

The state of hate in Pennsylvania exploded onto the world stage last year with the October shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh that left 11 dead. The shooting is believed to be the single-worst anti-Semitic attack in U.S. history.