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Destination PA: Ricketts Glen

FAIRMOUNT TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) If you ever wish to go for a hike that includes not one, not two, but 22 waterfalls in a single trip — then Ricketts Glen State Park is a place to add to your bucket list this year!

30-miles north of Bloomsburg and spread across Luzerne, Columbia and Sullivan Counties, lies the state park.

One dead after officer involved shooting in Sullivan County

FORKSVILLE, SULLIVAN COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – Eyewitness News has learned that an officer involved shooting in Sullivan County turned deadly.

It happened Friday morning in Forksville on the 500 Block of Cotts Road.

State Police along with the Sullivan County Coroner Sheriff’s Office were there to serve a warrant to 60-year-old Kevin Michael Norton.

The Sullivan County Coroner confirms Norton was shot and died from his injuries.

Troopers haven’t indicated who fired on Norton.

State Police: shooting involving officer under investigation

FORKSVILLE, SULLIVAN COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – State Police are investigating a shooting involving an officer that happened Friday morning in Forksville.

According to the release, Pennsylvania State Police and the Sullivan County Sherrif’s Office were serving an arrest warrant to take the suspect into custody at the 500 Block of Cotts Road.

The extent of injuries is unknown at this time. Police say there is no current threat to the surrounding area.

This is an ongoing investigation. Eyewitness News will release more information as it becomes available.

Remaining vigilant as COVID restrictions ease

EDWARDSVILLE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf outlined more of the framework Friday to reopen the state’s economy from pandemic restrictions.

With less limitations on the horizon, medical experts have a warning for us all. It’s the news Luzerne, Schuylkill, Monroe, Pike and four other counties have been waiting several weeks to hear. In a matter of days, they will transition from red phase, Pennsylvania’s harshest pandemic restrictions, to yellow phase. 17 other counties including Bradford, Montour, Snyder and Sullivan will shift from yellow to green.

Camping during COVID-19

COLLEY TOWNSHIP, SULLIVAN COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Coronavirus concerns are impacting many Memorial Day weekend activities.

Many local parades and civic gatherings had to be canceled. But one popular event this holiday weekend is still happening at some state parks – camping.

The numbers aren’t typically what you’d expect at Ricketts Glen State Park for a Memorial Day weekend, but blame that on the weather and not the pandemic. Still, COVID-19 concerns are changing the way the park is being used this holiday weekend.

Multiple Road Closures Due to Flooding or Downed Tree/Utilities

Motorists in north central Pennsylvania are advised there are multiple road closures this morning due to flooding or downed trees and utilities.

The following is the 7:00 p.m. list of closures:

Bradford County

Open as of 10:30 AM:

  • Route 2001 (Sugar Hill Road) in Wilmont Township near the Wyoming County line.

Open as of 7:00 PM:

  • Route 1055 (Battle Creek Road) in Rome Borough near the intersection of Route 187.

Columbia County

Open as of 12:00 PM:

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