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News, Weather & Sports from WNEP-TV -- Proud to Serve Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania
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  • 12/27/12--11:02: Digging Out from the Storm
  • JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP — The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area didn’t get as much snow as some places farther north, but there was still enough to make it slick on a lot of roads, and certainly enough to shovel and plow. Snow didn’t stop Kelly Williamson from getting to work bright and early at 3 a.m. We found her salting the sidewalks at the Sunoco gas station off Route 247 in Mount Cobb. She says despite the snow that fell in Lackawanna County, people […]


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    JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP — Motorcycle riders in Lackawanna County got a little extra security Sunday as they prepare to hit the road for the summer season. Light of Christ Church sponsored a “Blessing of the Bikes” at The Hen’s Nest near Mount Cobb. Dozens of bikers gathered for the ceremony.  Riders said it is important for drivers to be aware of motorcycles on area roadways. “A problem is people don’t see bikes a lot of times.  That’s the cause of an […]

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    MOUNT COBB — A driver died when his pick-up went off a road Monday night in Lackawanna County. It happened around 7 p.m. Monday on Route 590 in Jefferson Township, near Mount Cobb. According to the coroner, Richard Walton, 39, of Moscow died in the hospital after his truck crashed into some trees.


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    JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP — Traffic was slowed after an oil delivery truck crashed Monday morning in Lackawanna County. It happened around 10 a.m. Monday on Route 348 near Mount Cobb. The driver said he tried to avoid hitting a car, went through a guard rail, flipped and rolled down a hill. The driver wasn’t hurt but the truck was heavily damaged. Traffic on Route 348 was down to one lane as crews worked to pull the truck out.

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    MOUNT COBB — A church community came together to remember a couple from Wayne County. A spaghetti dinner was put together at the Light of Christ Church in Mount Cobb on Saturday until 8:00 p.m. The fundraiser was in memory of Beth and Kenny Anderson. The couple died within a few days of each other last week. Beth lost her battle with stage four cancer while Kenny suffered from heart complications. The fundraiser was originally to help pay for Beth’s […]


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    JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP — Firefighters had to battle the snow and flames at a late Sunday night fire in Lackawanna County. This place on Lake Spangenberg Road near Mount Cobb went up just after 11 p.m. Firefighters said only the foundation the home is intact. Two people were inside at the time of the fire and were able to get out safely. The roads leading up to the scene are covered in snow and slush, making it difficult for fire crews […]

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    MOUNT COBB — Construction crews will be putting in some extra hours this weekend to try to finish a bridge project before the morning rush hour begins on Monday. The road in the Mount Cobb area will be closed all weekend for the work, but folks who live there say that won’t be as bad as it sounds. Folks who live along Route 348 in Jefferson Township say this weekend their road will be a lot like it used to […]

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    UPDATE TUESDAY: MOUNT COBB — Route 348 is now open to traffic. For the next two weeks, there will be a single lane pattern, controlled by flaggers, as the contractor finishes up some final paving, guiderail work and painting, according to PennDOT. PennDOT says crews ran into some problems installing a new box culvert along Route 348 in Mount Cobb over the weekend. The road was closed Friday.

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    JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP — One person is dead after an early morning crash in Lackawanna County, according to officials. Authorities said that Melissa Davis, 37, of Moscow was pinned under her car after it hit a utility pole on Mount Cobb Road in Mount Cobb around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday. Investigators said she was not wearing a seat belt. State police have not said what caused the deadly crash in Lackawanna County.

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    MOUNT COBB — For one week only, Ritter’s Cider Mill in Mount Cobb is offering up pear cider. However, if you didn’t sign up for a jug ahead of time, you won’t be able to get your hands on any this fall. It’s a tradition that’s gotten sweeter over the years. Ritter’s Cider Mill makes pear cider, but getting your hands on some is hard to come by. Heather Krisovitch had to pick up apple cider instead. “I was coming […]


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    MOUNT COBB — Part of Interstate 84 west was down to one lane in Lackawanna County after a truck fire. The bread truck caught fire just before 11 a.m. Friday in the westbound lanes of I-84 near Mount Cobb. No one was hurt and no bread was burned.

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    JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP —  While some are preparing to celebrate the New Year, others in Lackawanna County are celebrating lower gas prices. One gas station in Mount Cobb is selling gas for less than $2 a gallon. If you are getting off the Mount Cobb exit of Interstate 84, it may be hard to see Joe’s Quick Mart and Gas Station, but gas at $1.99 may catch your eye. “It is nice to see businesses giving consumers a bit of a break,” said […]

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    JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP —  Children at a vacation bible school in Lackawanna County are getting a lesson in giving. The children are collecting non-perishable food for the Light of Christ Church’s food pantry in Mount Cobb. The collection is being taken in honor of the bible school’s director Corey Washine who is receiving treatment for brain cancer. Her sons Carter and Colin Washine said their mother would have been proud of the wok they were doing. The public can also drop […]


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    After several weeks of fundraising, on Monday, we learned the winner of WNEP’s Ryan’s Run 7 school challenge. Our charity campaign challenged schools in our area back at the end of August when we launched our project to see which district could collect the most cash for the cause. The school district that took home the top spot is North Pocono thanks to the work done by students at Jefferson Elementary Center. The students in the Mount Cobb area raised $3, 460 for […]


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    JEFFERSON TWP — Route 247 in Lackawanna County is back open after a crash Saturday closed traffic in both directions. According to police, it happened around ten Saturday morning when a car swiped a tractor trailer near Mount Cobb. The truck leaked fuel, and crews had the road closed for nearly six hours to clean up the mess. The road opened back up around 4:00 p.m. Saturday.


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  • 02/15/15--03:56: Good Morning PA
  • Free Wellness Fair at Light of Christ Church, Saturday, Feb. 21 from Noon-4pm, Mt. Cobb, Lackawanna County  


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    After weeks of fundraising, the results of WNEP’s Ryan’s Run 8 school challenge are in. Jefferson Elementary School in the Mount Cobb area of Lackawanna County took the top spot. Back in August, WNEP’s charity campaign challenged schools in our area to see which district could collect the most cash for the cause. The students in the Mount Cobb area raised just over $4,000 for WNEP’s Ryan’s Run. The campaign benefits kids and adults with disabilities served by Allied Services. WNEP’s […]