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Officers seize crystal meth worth an estimated $6 million from Luzerne County home

NESCOPECK, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — Officers say they have seized hundreds of pounds of crystal methamphetamine worth millions of dollars from a home in Nescopeck.

Officers were originally dispatched to a residence at 55 Zajac Lane on August 22 for a drug overdose. They attempted to revive the 29-year-old male later identified as Dustin Traugh but were unable to do so.

Berwick River Fest canceled due to COVID-19

BERWICK, COLUMBIA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) The pandemic has cut down yet another fan favorite. The Berwick River Festival won’t take place this fall.

Officials say it wasn’t an easy decision to make but it had to be done for the safety of everyone involved and attending.

Damien Scoblink, borough manager of Berwick, told Eyewitness News, “It’s really come a long way in 10 years. We’re really proud of that and it’s really disappointing that we had to not have it happen this time around.”

Susquehanna Nuclear to test emergency notification sirens Thursday

SALEM TOWNSHIP, COLUMBIA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – On Thursday, Susquehanna Nuclear will be testing sirens that are part of Susquehanna Steam Electric Station’s Emergency Notification System.

Starting at 11 AM Thursday, all sirens within a 10-mile radius of SSES will sound in a steady tone for approximately three minutes. 

Digital Exclusive: Going ‘Beyond Violence’ amid COVID-19

BERWICK, COLUMBIA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — While many programs and businesses laid dormant during coronavirus shutdowns, one local women’s shelter quietly moved and improved.

Beyond Violence, a Berwick nonprofit organization, used the time to increase the number of beds and resources by relocating.

Eyewitness News Reporter Kevin Hayes talks with the organization about the move and the importance of these resources, especially with what we’ve learned about domestic abuse reporting during a pandemic shutdown.

Celebrating the 4th with community, a cause

BERWICK, COLUMBIA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – Now there’s not too many things more American, on July 4th of all days, than barbecue and cornhole.

The tents, signage and bean bags all out in full swing as a local pub gives back.

On top of celebrating Independence Day, The Forge held a cornhole tournament with money going to the local women’s shelter.

“This is amazing because we had to cancel a lot of our events. This means the world to us,” said Samantha Skoblink, Marketing Development Coordinator, Beyond Violence Inc.

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