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More Sex Crime Accusations Against Ex-Cop in Luzerne County

SUGAR NOTCH, Pa. — More charges have been filed in Luzerne County against a former police officer accused of using his position to force women into sex acts. Authorities say another victim has come forward, accusing Mark Icker of pulling her over and trying to get her to perform sex acts in exchange


Wilkes-Barre Police conducting saturation patrols

WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - Wilkes-Barre Police were on the move Thursday conducting saturation patrols across the city. The patrols comes in response to a rash of drive-by shootings in the city over the past week.


Police: $60,000 Worth of Drugs Found in Luzerne County Bust

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Three people are facing drug charges after a drug bust in Luzerne County. Police in Hanover Township say they found over $60,000 worth of crystal meth, marijuana and fentanyl while serving a search warrant at the Stoney Ridge Apartment Complex on Thursday morning.


New Plan to Deal with Flooding in Luzerne County

AVOCA, Pa. — Officials with the governor’s office were in Luzerne County on Friday to propose a fix for a flood-prone area. Ice jams this year and last caused Mill Creek in Avoca to overflow its banks.


Police Searching for Armed Robbery Suspect in Luzerne County

WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Police in Luzerne County are searching for a man they believe is responsible for two armed robberies. Authorities say the man showed a gun and demanded cash from a worker at United Check Cashing in Wilkes-Barre Township.


Eyewitness News Webcast: 2.22.19

WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - Police are trying to determine what caused a row how fire in Schuylkill county that destroyed more than a half dozen homes. Plus, a cab driver and passenger are robbed at gunpoint in Luzerne County.


Deplorable Conditions for Cats and Dog Inside Home in Luzerne County

JEDDO, Pa. — More than 40 cats and a dog were pulled from a home in Luzerne County and now township officials are working to condemn the place as animal rescuers are wondering how they will care for all the cats.


Pennsylvania to auction over 360 used, seized vehicles

GRANTVILLE, Pa. (WHTM) - More than 360 vehicles, either seized by police or formerly used by state agencies, will go on sale by auction next week. The state's first vehicle auction of the year will be held Tuesday at Manheim Keystone Pennsylvania, at 488 Firehouse Road in Grantville, beginning at 10


Taylor Police Suspect Alcohol Played Role in Crash

TAYLOR, Pa. -- Police suspect alcohol played a part in a crash in Lackawanna County. A car, SUV, and a porch were all tangled up after the smash-up on North Main Avenue in Taylor.


Gov. Tom Wolf creates Pennsylvania census team

The next decennial census count of the nation’s population is right around the corner. To prepare for the April 1, 2020, start of the count, Gov. Tom Wolf has selected more than three dozen organizations to help Pennsylvania poll its people.


Alleged bad cop Icker faces new sex charges over Sugar Notch incident

Mark Icker is seen being led away from a district judge’s office earlier this year following his arraignment on allegations of official oppression. The suspended police officer was hit with new charges Friday. - Times Leader file photo.


5 men shot, one of them dead near Pennsylvania Ave and Bloom Street

BALTIMORE, Md. — Baltimore Police are investigating reports of five men shot near the area of Pennsylvania Avenue and Bloom Street. According to police, around 6:15 p.m. Thursday, patrol officers heard gunshots coming from the area of Pennsylvania Avenue and responded to the scene.


Former Detroit Man Facing 23 Charges in Pennsylvania

NEW CASTLE, PA – A 35-year-old man, formerly of Detroit, is in custody facing 23 charges in Pennsylvania after being on the run for 2 1/2 years. According to New Castle News, Ernest Chapman was arrested by New Castle police on January 31st, 2019. 2 1/2 years ago Chapan was involved in a police pursu


Driver loses control, crashes in Luzerne County

KINGSTON TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - A lot of roads were icy and slippery on Thursday morning. Investigators believe that may have played a role in a crash in Luzerne County on Thursday.


Former Police Officer Facing More Charges

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) -- A former police officer accused of forcing women into sex acts after traffic stops is facing more charges today after a fourth woman has come forward with accusations against him.


Sex assault suspect extradited from Israel to Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH – An Israeli man who allegedly had been on the run for 15 years after being accused of raping a teenage girl in Pennsylvania has been extradited back to the United States.


Could the time be right for legal marijuana in Pennsylvania?

Late last month when state Rep. Ed Gainey hosted a forum on legalizing recreational marijuana in Pennsylvania, several war veterans who had sustained combat injuries spoke about cannabis’ medical benefits—pain reduction, fewer issues related to PTSD, less anger.


Pennsylvania prison guard sentenced for sexual abuse of inmate

SCRANTON, Pa. (WHTM) - One of seven prison guards charged with sexually abusing female inmates at a jail in Scranton has pleaded no contest to a count of official oppression. Jeffrey Staff was sentenced after the plea Thursday to nine months of probation. As part of the sentence, Staff is barred fro


Luzerne County Man Set to Compete in the Special Olympics World Games

LUZERNE COUNTY, Pa. -- A young man from Luzerne County will be competing in the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi in March. Aaron Keller, 20, of Wapwallopen never thought he'd become a runner.


Lost Texas dog found in Pennsylvania

Reading, Pennsylvania - They say dog is man's best friend. For one man in Texas, losing his best friend when she ran off was heart-wrenching. But 9 months later, he got the call that she'd been found all the way in our Pennsylvania!