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Their view: Thanks for the support and happy holidays to all
- Over the past few weekends, my wife and I have taken a few ‘spur of the moment’ day trips to do some shopping and celebrate the holiday season. Recently, our travels have taken us to Schuylkill County, Stroudsburg, Winterfest in Berwick, and New York City. (In case you were wondering, New York Cit
Staten Island principal pleads guilty to car insurance fraud
The Staten Island principal exposed as a car-insurance cheat by The Post has pleaded guilty to insurance fraud. Oneatha Swinton, who was interim acting principal of Port Richmond HS, registered her luxury cars at the Pennsylvania home of a city vendor and former NYC principal she had hired — a schem
East Stroudsburg Salvation Army Help Families with Holiday Feasts
EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. — More than 400 families in Monroe County will be able to put on a Christmas feast this year thanks to the East Stroudsburg Salvation Army. The organization hosted it’s annual Christmas Dinner Drive on Thursday.
Judge to Decide Kresge's Fate
(WBRE/WYOU-TV) A judge in Monroe County is deciding the fate of an accused killer. 48 -year-old Kyle Kresge of effort is accused of shooting Lawrence Purcell to death in February 2017. Kresge hid the victim's body under some debris outside Kresge's home. He admits pulling the trigger but claims the
St. Luke's Monroe celebrates 2 Years of service and other company news
St. Luke’s Monroe celebrates 2 Years of service to the community. St. Luke’s Monroe Campus in Stroudsburg recently celebrated two years of service to the community. Since it officially opened in October 2016, the hospital has cared for more than 50,000 Monroe County residents, allowing people to rec
Local county commissioners attend meeting
ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Local county commissioners who attended this week’s County Commission Association of Ohio meeting said they learned much about incoming Gov. Mike DeWine’s plans when he takes office.
After 2 years, WOPD still helps addicts via Operation HOPE
WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Police Department launched Operation HOPE two years ago, and since then the program has helped 18 people in and around West Orange receive treatment for drug addiction and alcohol abuse. Operation HOPE, an acronym for Heroin-Opiate Prevention Effort, allows anyone t
Authorities Uncover $8 Million-a-Week Drug Operation in Pennsylvania
It was a typical, single-family house with a landscaped yard and Christmas decorations in a quiet neighborhood in eastern Pennsylvania. But this week investigators, acting on a tip, uncovered a secret in the basement — a drug operation worth an estimated $8 million a week.
Police Officer & Community Provide Christmas for 70 Kids
EAST STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - A police officer's wish to help struggling kids came true Thursday night. Seventy children are receiving the Christmas of their dreams, thanks to the Olsen Christmas Wish.
'Survivor' Auditions Draw Hundreds to Monroe County
PARADISE TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - Out-wit, out-last, out-play. Fans of the CBS reality show Survivor are very familiar what that slogan. Hundreds of those fans were at Mount Airy Casino Resort on Thursday, auditioning for the primetime hit.
Edison Resident Sentenced to Seven Years in State Prison for Conspiring With Doctor to Supply Opioids to Drug Ring
TRENTON, NJ – A Warren businessman and Edison resident who operated a hearing aid company was sentenced to state prison today for conspiring with a doctor to supply a drug ring with tens of thousands of high-dose pills of the highly addictive opioid painkiller oxycodone, Attorney General Gurbir S. G
Madden secures over $46,000 in child advocacy grant for Monroe County
(WBRE/WYOU-TV) Good news for the Children’s Advocacy of Monroe County. On Wednesday the center was awarded $46,939 to enhance and expand child-related services within Monroe County.
Answering Christmas Wishes in the Poconos
EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. — Dozens of families are about to get a Christmas surprise thanks to a police department and community members in Monroe County. Families lined up at Lehigh Valley Hospital Pocono waiting for Santa to arrive.
Sanofi Pasteur Employees Bring Holiday Cheer to Pocono Families
COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP — Bags and bags of presents, all wrapped for the holidays were hauled into the gym at the Mountain Center near Tobyhanna. All of these gifts will go to families in need from the Monroe County Head Start program.
DelVal Student Surprised With Scholarship After Final Exam
DOYLESTOWN, PA — A student at Delaware Valley University enjoyed a pretty awesome holiday surprise this week. Craig Hart, horticulture student, was presented with a $5,000 scholarship from The Pennsylvania Landscape & Nursery Association. Representatives from the association visited Hart's class to
'Christmas Grinch' Steals Toy Donations in Monroe County
MOUNT POCONO, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - A Christmas Grinch is accused of stealing from children in need, and the brazen thief was caught on camera. Managers of Comfort Inn & Suites on Route 940 in Mount Pocono say a guest stole from their Toys For Tots donation bin. They hope someone will recogniz
Sanofi Pasteur Adopts Head Start Families for Christmas
TOBYHANNA, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - Dozens of struggling families in the Poconos will have the Christmas of their dreams. It's all thanks to Sanofi Pasteur's 24th annual Adopt-A-Family drive.
PennEast Pipeline cleared to start taking land in New Jersey, judge rules
A federal judge in New Jersey ruled a natural gas pipeline company can go ahead with taking property and compensating landowners as part of an estimated $1.1 billion project. U.S. District Judge Brian Martinotti said Friday that PennEast Pipeline Co. LLC can begin taking immediate possession of prop
Pennsylvania Woman in Critical Condition After Bear Attacked, Dragged Her While She Was Walking Dog
A Pennsylvania woman has been left in critical condition following a bear attack outside her Lycoming County home on Wednesday evening, officials say. Melinda LeBarron was attacked on her property at around 6:45 p.m., WNEP-TV reported. She was grabbed on the leg by a black bear and pulled nearly 90
$1.5M lottery ticket sold in Monroe
MONROE — One lucky ticket matched all five numbers drawn winning the $1,415,838 Jersey Cash 5 jackpot from the Tuesday, Dec. 11 drawing. The winning numbers were: 13, 27, 29, 33 and 41 and the XTRA number was: 02. The lucky retailer that sold the winning ticket is Wawa #8330, 960 Route 33, Monroe.