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Hazleton Police identify shooting victims

HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - Hazleton Police have identified two men who were shot in a bar in Luzerne County on Tuesday night. Police say Todd Martin, 51, and Alex Trilla, 41, were shot inside Luckys Charms Bar on East Fifth Street in Hazleton. Both men were flown to the hospital.


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.


Weatherly man on the run since May is back in custody

A Carbon County inmate who walked off work release and had been on the run since May is in custody. According to the affidavit of probable cause filed by officer Glenn Laninger of the Nesquehoning Borough Police Department:


Authorities: 3 people found stabbed in Pennsylvania home

FOLSOM, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say three people have been stabbed at Pennsylvania home. But it's not yet clear what sparked the stabbings, which occurred around 10 a.m. Thursday in Ridley.


Pennsylvania lawmaker wants statewide vote on legal marijuana

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - A Pennsylvania senator wants to give voters a say in the debate over recreational marijuana. State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny, Westmoreland) says he will introduce legislation to put a non-binding referendum on the ballot in this November's general election.


Police Investigating Overnight Violence in Hazleton

HAZLETON, Pa. -- Police are investigating overnight violence in Hazleton. Two people were shot around 11:45 p.m. Tuesday at Lucky Charms Bar and Grill on East 5th Street. Both were taken to hospitals. There is no word on their names or conditions.


Woman Accused of Stabbing Boyfriend

HAZLETON, Pa. -- Police say a woman stabbed her boyfriend early Wednesday morning. It happened just after 3 a.m. along the 700 block of West 9th Street. Officials tell us the woman used a razor blade to injure the man.


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!


Pennsylvania boy fatally impaled by glass from shattered picture frame

PHILADELPHIA – Authorities say a 4-year-old boy was killed when a glass-framed photo fell from a wall at his family’s Philadelphia home, spraying the room with chards that struck him in the abdomen.


Two shot at Hazleton bar

HAZLETON — Two people were reportedly shot at a city bar late Tuesday, and the search was on for the shooter. The shooting occurred at Lucky Charms on East Fifth Street between Seybert and Hayes streets.


Pennsylvania couple accused of stealing $1.2M from church to pay for Walt Disney vacations, Pittsburgh Pirates tickets

A trusted Pennsylvania church administrator and his wife stole around $1.2 million to use on a slew of personal items, including vacations, sporting events and restaurants, officials said.


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


The Polar Vortex's Impact On Pennsylvania Stink Bugs

If one good thing comes out of the polar vortex that descended upon Pennsylvania earlier this winter, driving up heating bills and driving residents indoors, it could be this: less stink bugs.


Robbery at Adult World in Luzerne County

LARKSVILLE, Pa. — Someone ripped off an adult shop in Luzerne County. Authorities confirm there was a robbery at Adult World on Route 11 in Larksville just after 11 p.m. on Tuesday.


Shooting investigation underway in Hazleton

HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - A shooting is under investigation at a club on East Fifth Street in Halzeton. Police say at least two people were shot late Tuesday and taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital Hazleton. We're told the shooter is still at large at this point. Check back for updates on t


‘Oops! That wasn’t supposed to happen.’ After Pennsylvania suit, Verizon coughs up promised goodies.

That’s how Verizon began an email apologizing to customers after the Pennsylvania attorney general sued the communications giant for allegedly failing to deliver on marketing promises.


Police Looking for Two People Connected to Shooting in Wilkes-Barre that Injured Two Women

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. -- Wilkes-Barre police are looking for two people connected to a shooting in the city last week. That shooting near South Main Street on February 12 badly injured two young women from Scranton.


Eyewitness News Webcast: Thursday, February 21st

WBRE/WYOU-TV - New details regarding five shootings in Wilkes-Barre in the past week. Plus, a man is in custody after a double shooting in Hazleton. For those stories, and the latest forecast, watch this Eyewitness News Webcast.


Pennsylvania man sentenced for high speed chase through Guernsey & Belmont counties

ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio — A man who led police on a high speed pursuit through Guernsey and Belmont counties in November has been sentenced. 24-year-old Dakota Iarrusso of McKeesport, Pennsylvania was sentenced to to 2 1/2 years in prison in Belmont County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday. Iarrusso had p


Military projects in Pennsylvania could be affected by White House diverting money to border wall

Money for military projects in Pennsylvania could be at risk as the Trump administration seeks to shift funding to the president’s border wall, according to U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and other congressional Democrats.