• Political analyst and residents weigh in on Republican debate

    WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — 28/22 News analyzed Wednesday's fourth Republican Primary Debate, the expectations of local residents, and what a political analyst feels it means at this point in the 2024 presidential race. 28/22's Gianna Galli sat down to watch the debate with a local former political science professor. On Wednesday night, the four []

  • Volunteers working to make it snow in Scranton

    SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Dreaming of a white Christmas, volunteers are working to make it snow at a local veterans center. The Scranton Tomorrow project is spreading holiday cheer to residents at the Gino J. Merli Veterans' Center in Scranton. They're doing that by decorating the place with old-fashioned paper snowflakes. So far, more []

  • Donation made in Pocono Township to fight hunger

    POCONO TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A huge donation was made Wednesday to help local families put food on the table. The Weis Market in Pocono Township gave $60,000 to the CEO Weinberg Food Bank Wednesday. It's part of their 16th annual Fight Hunger campaign. In total, Weis is giving $1 million to their market []

  • Coffee house vault unlocked after several years

    WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A mystery has been cracked in Wilkes-Barre and a bank vault that has been locked for years has finally been opened. That was the reaction of many after the doors of a vault in an old bank building that now houses Abide Coffee House finally opened. The owner of Abide []

  • Attorney General warns shoppers to be aware of scams

    (WBRE/WYOU) — The Attorney General Michelle Henry issued a warning on Tuesday to Pennsylvania shoppers to be aware of common scams that occur during the holiday season. "It is that special time of year for an increase in the frequency of scams we see taking place all year long, so it is vital that Pennsylvanians []

  • History made on Scranton School Board

    SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — History was made on a local school board in Lackawanna County as the first black member of the Scranton School Board was elected as the first minority to serve as president. "At that moment, when I was actually voted as president, it was euphoric. I was extremely happy because there []

  • Man sentenced to 2 years in prison trafficking methamphetamine

    (28/22 NEWS) — A Luzerne County man was sentenced to 2 years in prison on Tuesday for trafficking methamphetamine. According to The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Omar Vargas, 32, of Drums, Luzerne County, was sentenced on Tuesday, December 5, to a term of 2 years in prison for methamphetamine []

  • Salvation Army Hazleton Corps honors Reviello’s Insurance Agency

    HAZLE TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — It's the season of giving and one small business in Luzerne County is being honored for its continued efforts to give back to the community each Christmas. A sea of presents could be seen in Reviello's Insurance Agency located in the Laurel Mall in Hazle Township. The business signed []

  • Schuylkill County’s 911 dispatchers face shortage

    SCHUYLKILL COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Schuylkill County is facing a shortage of 911 dispatchers. At Wednesday's Commissioners meeting residents and elected officials from across the county voiced their concerns about the issue and the crucial role 911 dispatchers play in keeping the public safe. Residents pleaded that the County Commissioners do something about the shortage of []

  • Snow could impact commute Thursday in PA

    EYEWITNESS WEATHER (WBRE/WYOU) — A round of flurries and snow showers will move across central and northeastern Pennsylvania Thursday morning. One round of snow showers and flurries will cross the area Wednesday evening leading to minor accumulations of less than half an inch. Snow showers will move across central and northeastern Pennsylvania Thursday morning. These []

  • Woman accused of firing gun in Wilkes-Barre housing complex

    WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A woman has been accused of firing a gun in a Luzerne County housing complex in November. On December 6, officers charged 32-year-old Tyesha Deni Pharr-Bacon after they said she allegedly fired a gun into a hallway and cut a woman with a knife during an altercation at Emunah Manor []

  • LCTA ‘stuffs the bus’ for Toys for Tots

    PITTSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Seats on one Luzerne County Transportation Authority bus are filled, but not with people. Parked outside the Walmart in Pittston Wednesday, LCTA officials teamed up with Toys for Tots for its annual ‘Stuff the Bus'. Gretchen Wintermantel, Communications Director at the LCTA, says “I always say like together we can []