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  • Two Drivers Hurt in Lackawanna County Crash

    COVINGTON TOWNSHIP — Two drivers were taken to the hospital after a crash in Lackawanna County. It happened around 8:30 a.m. Thursday on Route 435 in Covington Township, near Daleville. The fire chief said an SUV turning onto Jubilee Road slid into the center lane and hit a truck head-on that was pulling out of a towing company. The chief believes road conditions played a part in the crash.

  • UPDATE: Travel Restrictions Listed as Winter Storm Looms

    UPDATE: (Wednesday 11 p.m.) The ban on empty and tandem trucks for I-81 and I-80 has been lifted. The ban on commercial vehicles has been lifted on I-84 and I-380. All speed restrictions in the area have been lifted. (Original story) State officials are implementing travel restrictions on major roads in our area ahead of expected winter weather on Wednesday. Beginning at midnight on Tuesday night, PennDOT will impose a ban on empty straight trucks, large combination vehicles (tandem trailers and double […]

  • UPDATE: Part of I-80 Reopened after Truck Crash

    A section of Interstate 80 in Luzerne County closed by a rig wreck has reopened. Interstate 80 eastbound was closed from the Mountain Top/Hazleton exit (262) and the White Haven Freeland exit (273) because of the crash. The truck crashed on a portion of I-80 that currently has a truck ban in place, according to PennDOT. Crews had the highway reopened by about 3:30 p.m. Get real-time traffic information at WNEP Traffic Tracker.

  • Truck Flips in Northumberland County Crash

    MOUNT CARMEL TOWNSHIP -- A truck ended up on its roof after a wreck Wednesday afternoon in Northumberland County.

  • Teen Killed in Bradford County Crash

    ORWELL TOWNSHIP — A teenager died after a crash early Wednesday in Bradford County. It happened on Orwell Road in Orwell Township, near Rome. There is no word yet on what caused the crash or the name of the victim.

  • The Painting of the Green

    SCRANTON — Downtown Scranton is going green. The annual St. Patrick’s Parade is Saturday and we found Scranton DPW worker “Irish” Gene Reed painting green lines along the parade route. Reed paints the lines every year. The green lines were painted a day earlier than normal because of the forecast for snow on Wednesday. Freaked out by the forecast?? Hopefully this will make you smile…Parade Day is nigh! Irish Gene Reed painted the parade route green a day early because […]

  • Man Sent to Prison for Child Sex Assault

    WILKES-BARRE — A man who admitted to sexual assault of an underage boy was sentenced Tuesday in Luzerne County. Alexander Walski of Wilkes-Barre was sentenced to seven to 14 years in prison. He pleaded guilty in December to indecent sexual assault of a person less than 16 years of age and related charges. Police say Walski performed sex acts on an underage boy beginning in 2016. Investigators said Walski also provided the boy with drugs and alcohol, and he also […]

  • Suspect in Stabbing at ESU Nabbed

    EAST STROUDSBURG — A man wanted in connection with a gang-related stabbing is locked up in Monroe County. Francesco Reid was arraigned Tuesday morning on assault charges. Reid was wanted in connection with a stabbing at East Stroudsburg University in January. Five others are also implicated in the stabbing.

  • Community Weather Announcements

    Here are some community announcements regarding closings, parking bans, and other changes due to the winter weather.

  • Home and Backyard Contest Winners Head to Philly Flower Show

    MOOSIC — Despite the weather, some folks are thinking spring. Monday morning, 25 winners of WNEP’s Home and Backyard contest and their guests, boarded a bus at our studios in Moosic to head to the City of Brotherly Love for the Philadelphia Flower Show. The flower show runs through Sunday, March 11.

  • Latest List of Road Closures

    Some wild winter weather is stranding drivers in parts of our viewing area. Get real-time traffic conditions using the WNEP Traffic Tracker. Sunday 9 p.m. updated list of road closings: Columbia County Route 3001 (Tyson School Road) between Route 3010 (Middle Road) and Route 3008 (Bear Gap Road) in Cleveland Township. (Previous story) Route 476, the Northeast Extension of The Pennsylvania Turnpike was closed southbound between Exit 95 (Pocono) and Exit 74 (Mahoning Valley) due to a crash at milepost […]

  • State Warns of Tainted Raw Milk in Wayne County

    OREGON TOWNSHIP — Milk from a farm in Wayne County has tested positive for Listeria bacteria contamination, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. The state says people who bought raw, whole milk from Fertile Valley Farm in Oregon Township, near Honesdale, between February 21 and March 1 should immediately discard the milk. The milk was sold directly from the farm in plastic gallon, half gallon, and quart containers with the Fertile Valley Farm label. No illnesses from the milk […]