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WBRE Host Getting Sued for Alleged Abuse and Unpaid Loans

kuharchik_wbre_croppedThe Scranton Times-Tribune reports WBRE personality Dave Kuharchik is being sued by a former girlfriend after she said the two were involved in an abusive relationship that cost her more than $26,000.

Sharon E. Lynett of Dunmore, PA, said she gave Kuharchik $9,000 after he promised he would marry her after his divorce and grant her equity in his West Wyoming home. She said she also loaned him more than $15,000 to help pay his mortgage.

The meteorologist and host of “PA Live!” for the Wilkes-Barre and Scranton, PA, NBC affiliate, is also being accused in the lawsuit of having, “an unreasonable temper…especially after drinking alcohol to excess.”

The Times-Tribune added Kuharchik’s ex-wife filed a “protection from abuse” petition against him in August after she alleged he threatened to kill her while the two were talking on the phone about custody of their three children. The order is in effect until next October.

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WBRE Set to Launch One-Hour News Show at 4 p.m.

WBRE is set to launch a one-hour local news show at 4:00 p.m., the first of its kind in the Wilkes-Barre-Scranton market.

The new show, titled “PA Live!,” will offer a mix of news and lifestyle content while promoting interactivity with viewers through Facebook and Twitter.

“Based on the feedback and demands of our Northeast Pennsylvania viewers the unique format of ‘PA Live!’ is a natural fit for the market,” said Lou Abitabilo, WBRE’s vice president and general manager, in making the announcement. “The show is going to be unlike anything else produced in this region and will highlight WBRE’s commitment to provide our viewers with convenient, timely and topical lifestyle programming.”

“PA Live!” will be hosted by WBRE reporter Monica Madeja and weathercaster Dave Kuharchik.

The new show will make its debut on September 12th. In the meantime, the NBC-affiliate has launched a new “PA Live!” Facebook page to stoke viewer interest.