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  • Pastor Admits to Distributing Child Porn

    NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY — A pastor has pleaded guilty after admitting to having numerous pictures of child pornography on his cell phone and computer. Pastor Thomas Marker, 58, was accused of having the images in September of 2016. Marker faces at least nine months in state prison, along with a $15,000 fine.

  • Frank Pasquini, Former President of the Downtown Wilkes-Barre Business Association, Passes Away

    WILKES-BARRE — A longtime business promoter and volunteer in Wilkes-Barre, Frank Pasquini has died. Pasquini died Friday morning after a two-year battle with colon cancer. For years, Pasquini served as president of the Downtown Wilkes-Barre Business Association. Pasquini was 67 years old.

  • Gamers Eagerly Await Release of Nintendo Switch

    DICKSON CITY — The lines are already forming at a Best Buy in Dickson City, as people eagerly await the release of the newest gaming console. A few dozen people were lined up in front of the store, trying to get their hands on the “Nintendo Switch.” The “Switch” goes on sale at midnight, but only a limited number will be available at each electronic store in our area.

  • Wind Damages Homes in Lackawanna County

    MAYFIELD — Blustery winds ripped the roof and chimney off a home in Lackawanna County. The homeowner sent us photos of the damaged home in Mayfield. She believes the gusts did tens of thousands of dollars in damage to her house. The winds also damaged her neighbor’s home as well.

  • Registered Sex Offender Accused of Downloading Child Porn

    TREVORTON — A man from Northumberland County faces sex charges. Michael Waraska the Third is accused of downloading child pornography. Police discovered Waraska was using a family member’s home as a place to download the porn onto various devices. The Trevorton man is already a registered sex offender. He faces several charges including 50 counts of possession of child pornography. The investigation into is still ongoing.

  • Owner of Popular Wilkes-Barre Deli Dies

    WILKES-BARRE — The owner of a popular sandwich shop in the Diamond City has passed away. Phil Rudy ran “Circles on the Square” for 32 years. Rudy fell ill Thursday morning at the deli and died later that afternoon. According to a sign posted at the business, the deli in Wilkes-Barre will remain closed until Monday, March 6.

  • Does it Really Work: Upper Desk Cabinet Mount

    Those who spend time in a kitchen know having enough counter space when preparing a meal is crucial. On this edition of Does it Really Work, we test a product that promises to do just that. The product is called the Upper Desk Cabinet Mount. The maker claims this device will allow you to become hands free in the kitchen, while freeing up valuable counter space. To learn more about the Upper Desk Cabinet Mount, you can head to their website […]

  • WNEP Participates in Read Across America in Area Schools

    From Scranton to Kingston, WNEP personality took to schools across the viewing area to participate in Read Across America Day. The day is observed in schools every year on the birthday of children’s author Dr. Seuss to encourage reading.

  • Talkback: New Jobs, A Thank You, and a Cable News Ban

    In this edition of Talkback, we received calls about the thousands of new jobs at Geisinger, a cable news ban, plus a thank you from a storm victim. We begin with a comments about a civilian employee suing the state police for covering up an alleged rape.

  • Husband Bites Wife after Telling her not to Touch his Chips

    UNION TOWNSHIP — An argument over a bag of potato chips landed a man behind bars in Schuylkill County. George Beaver of Union Township faces assault charges after troopers say he told his wife not to touch his ‘Utz Ruffled Sour Cream and Onion chips’. When she did, Beaver allegedly grabbed her face and bit off a chunk of her skin. Beaver is locked up tonight in Schuylkill County.

  • Talkback: Transgender Bathrooms, Fake News, and Paid Protesters

    On this edition of Talkback, viewers have accusations of fake news and paid protesters along with with how we should be pronouncing certain words on air.

  • Man Convicted after Slitting Woman’s Throat, Leaving her in Woods

    BEAR CREEK TOWNSHIP — A plot to kill a woman and dump her body in the woods is the reason a man has been convicted of attempted murder. Prosecutors believe Jerone Moore and another person picked the victim up from a home in Pittston, then drove her to Wilkes-Barre in 2015. A group of women attacked the victim and stripped her of her clothing before stuffing her into a barrel, leaving her there for hours. The brutal attack of the woman […]

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