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Barrett Township mulls merger with Pocono Mountain Regional

Barrett Township mulls merger with Pocono Mountain Regional

A proposal to disband the Barrett Township police department and pay for police protection from a nearby regional police department could save the township about $200,000 a year, officials said Tuesday.

Koch Turkey

Koch's Turkey Farm provides turkeys to governor

Koch's Turkey Farms, located in Schuylkill County's Walker Township, has presented two of its signature organic whole turkeys to Governor Tom Corbett and First Lady Susan Corbett.

Two shot in Tamaqua

Two teens wounded by gunshot in Tamaqua

Two teenagers were wounded by a gunshot in Tamaqua late Tuesday afternoon.

Jack knifed tractor trailer on Route 309, West Penn Twp., Schuylkill Co.

Jackknifed truck closes snow-covered road in West Penn

The snow is making travel trecherous for motorists Wednesday, especially in the higher elevations.

Woman dies after being hit by car Monday

A woman who was hit by a car Monday evening in Carbon County has died of her injuries.

Judge stops hearing criminal cases, eavesdropping alleged

A judge in the Poconos has stopped hearing criminal cases in the wake of allegations from the district attorney’s office that the judge may have eavesdropped on confidential conversations over a courtroom recording system, a possible violation of Pennsylvania’s wiretap law.

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Woman injured after being struck by vehicle in Franklin Township

A woman was flown to the hospital after being hit by a vehicle in Franklin Township, Carbon County.

Early start to ski season

Ski season kicks off early, thanks to recent cold-spell

Thanks to the recent cold-spell, as well as $8 million in renovations, this year marked the earliest opening in the history of the Blue Mountain ski area.

Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest-- Children's ER, Jaindl pavilion

Construction worker struck by vehicle on turnpike

A construction worker was struck by a vehicle on the turnpike in Franklin Township, Chester County around 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

Pocono church prepares to feed 1 000 needy families

Pocono church prepares to feed 1,000+ needy families

A charity in the Poconos spent the day getting ready to feed hundreds of families in need this holiday season.

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State police seek missing Palmerton teen

Pennsylvania state police are looking for a 15-year-old Palmerton boy who was reported missing  late Thursday night.

Pocono Mountain schools to open Monday

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Students won't have to make up days missed during Frein search

Students in the Pocono Mountain School District got good news Friday.


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