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Pedestrian struck on Wyoming Ave in Kingston

KINGSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle Saturday morning while crossing Wyoming Ave.

Police were called around 10:30 A.M. for a pedestrian struck by a vehicle while crossing the streets of Northampton and Wyoming.

According to law enforcement, the vehicle was turning onto Wyoming Ave when their car collided with the man using the crosswalk.

Kingston ambulance was on scene however the man did not sustain any life-threatening injuries. The extent of his injuries is unknown at this time.

Luzerne County man remembered by family after skiing accident

WRIGHT TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — A Luzerne County man passed away after a skiing accident earlier this week.

His family shared memories of their son who was just about to turn 23 this weekend.

"He was just such a special kid and we're going to really miss him," said his father, Butch Kahlau.

Bernhard Tanner Kahlau, who is known to his friends and family as Tanner, died unexpectedly Tuesday afternoon as he was skiing at Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort in New York. Tanner lost control and struck a tree while skiing down the upper approach trail.

Healthbeat: Lung cancer stigma and the future of treatment

WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — More than 228,000 Americans are expected to be diagnosed this year with lung cancer.

For years, many lung cancer patients have also had to deal with the stigma surrounding the disease which has often been linked to smoking.

Now, a cancer doctor and a lung cancer survivor are raising awareness about the danger of that stigma.

I-Team: COVID scams and how to protect yourself

WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — As we enter into the second full week of 2021, the coronavirus continues to cast a long shadow over the nation. And with the pandemic, law enforcement is concerned about COVID-19 related scams.

Federal, state and local law enforcement officials are sounding the alarm about COVID scams and cons. They advise everyone to keep your guard up and be alert for scammers that target your money and your personal information.

"If you want to receive a free testing kit delivered overnight to your home, press 1," says a recorded robocall.

Crews respond to two vehicle crash in Luzerne County

LAUREL RUN BOROUGH, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — A cement truck and another vehicle were involved in an accident State Route 2007, East Northampton Street, also known as Giant's Despair Road, in Lauren Run Borough.

Police say the cement truck was traveling downhill when it overturned and crashed into a pickup truck. PennDOT closed Giant's Despair for about seven hours. Officials say it's possible the cement truck should not have been traveling there in the first place because of weight restrictions.

Body found directly underneath the Market Street bridge

WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A gruesome discovery was made along the Susquehanna River Sunday.

A body was found at the riverbank. A lot of people were out walking in the area Sunday as police were just down the hill investigating the discovery of a body.

Shocking…I can't believe it," Jason Hyde of Luzerne said.

River Commons was busy with people walking and running Sunday, taking advantage of the sunshine, and the scenic view of the Susquehanna River. Just before noon someone called 911. A body was floating in the river.

Stolen truck recovered after Hazle Township crash

HAZLE TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — Pennsylvania State Police have recovered a stolen vehicle after it was involved in a crash Monday morning in Hazle Township.

According to Pennsylvania State Police Hazleton, a white Ford F-250 belonging to Nause Landscaping, Inc. was stolen from Sunburst Drive in Hazle Township sometime between 2:40 a.m. and 4 a.m.

At approximately 7:30 a.m. PSP Hazleton responded to Stockton Road for a crash involving the missing F-250. The truck struck a pole, causing damage to both the vehicle and the pole.

Local restaurant owners relieved as three-week shutdown ends

LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Restaurants will reopen Monday after being closed for three weeks. Eyewitness News spoke with owners about how this second shutdown affected their business in both the short term and long term.

"This place should be packed right now," Sabrina Setiz, a waitress at The Grille said. "It's a Sunday morning and we're waiting for the phone to ring."

The state-ordered three-week long shutdown of restaurants has almost come to an end and owners are relieved.

House fire overnight in Hazleton

HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - A fire broke out overnight, Sunday at a home in Luzerne County.

According to law enforcement, the fire began around 2:30 a.m on the 500 block of Seybert Street in the city of Hazleton.

At one point heavy flames were seen coming out of the roof of the home. Crews from Hazleton City, Hazle Township, and McAdoo Fire Company all responded.

Eyewitness News is told the Red Cross is assisting. No word on any injuries or the cause of the fire.

The state fire marshal is currently investigating the incident.

Body of missing Luzerne County woman found

WEST PITTSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - State police are investigating a missing woman's death after her body was discovered Saturday afternoon in Luzerne County.

Pennsylvania State Police are taking on this investigation after a body was found today in Wyoming.

The West Wyoming Borough Police Department and West Pittston Police Department released Facebook posts early Saturday, asking everyone to keep an eye out for 41-year-old Jennifer Herron.

The search came to an end at Midway Shopping Center, the place she was last seen Thursday.

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