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Country rapper Bubba Sparxxx plays rescheduled show at Stage West in Scranton on April 27

It was announced today that Bubba Sparxxx, an originator of the modern rap country genre with songs like “Deliverance,” “Ugly,” and “Ms. New Booty,” will perform at Stage West in Scranton on Saturday, April 27 at 8 p.m.


City Native Examines History in ‘Black Scranton Project’

SCRANTON, Pa. — Native Scrantonian Glynis Johns brought her master’s thesis back home to hang on the walls of her city’s former mall. The pop-up exhibit called the “Black Scranton Project” has been welcoming visitors to a storefront at the Marketplace at Steamtown since the beginning of February.


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.


Scranton Couple Charged in Child's Death

SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) -- A Lackawanna County couple are in jail on charges related to the death of their 20-month old daughter. Austin Heaton, 20, and Mary Cole, 19, turned themselves in to police today. The two are charged with Involuntary Manslaughter and Endangering the Welfare


Lt Governor John Fetterman Holds Listening Tour for Marijuana Legalization

SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - Some people want the government to go green, and it has nothing to do with wind or solar power. No, we're talking about recreational marijuana, and Pennsylvania’s second in command is listening.


No-contest Plea from Accused Former Prison Guard in Lackawanna County

SCRANTON, Pa. — A former Lackawanna County correctional officer entered a plea on Thursday after being accused of sexually assaulting an inmate. Former correctional officer Jeff Staff pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge.


Parents charged with death of toddler girl who overheated

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania couple has been charged in the death of their 20-month-old daughter, who died when an improperly used portable air conditioner overheated a small room she was sleeping in.


Police looking for two people wanted for questioning in shooting case

WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - There has been a rash of shootings in Wilkes-Barre and now police are trying to find two people in connection with one of them. Investigators say they want to talk to Sabrina Hoban, 17, from Dupont. Wilkes-Barre Police say she a runaway. They believe she is


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.


Pennsylvania prisons to stop copying inmates' legal mail

To settle two federal lawsuits, the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections will stop intercepting and copying inmates’ legal mail as part of its drug surveillance and security plans.


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.


Fugitive Ian Cultrona captured in Pennsylvania, awaiting extradition

Nancy Molnar The Times-Reporter @nmolnarTRStaff Reporter A 36-year-old man who is charged with attempted murder was arrested today in New Brighton, Pa., about 28 miles northwest of Pittsburgh.


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


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


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


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, Florida hardest hit by opioid crisis

The two states, along with the District of Columbia, had opioid-related mortality rates that were at least doubling every two years, in research that looked at opioid-related mortality in the U.S. from 1999 to 2016. During that period of time, there were more than 44.9 million deaths from opioids am


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 may sue if it loses funds to border wall

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's attorney general says he's concerned about the legality of President Donald Trump's emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and could sue if Pennsylvania loses federal funds because of it.


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.