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Frein search update

Police: Blood found is not Eric Frein's; search zone shifts

Blood found by a homeowner in the Poconos did not come from accused killer Eric Frein, Pennsylvania State Police said Monday.

Sears at Schuylkill Mall

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Sears store closing at Schuylkill Mall

The Sears store and Sears Auto Center at the Schuylkill Mall will close in mid-January, according to Sears officials.

Pocono Mountain schools to open Monday

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Suspected Frein sighting doesn't close Pocono Mountain schools

The Pocono Mountain School District in Monroe County opened with tightened security Monday after the suspect in a deadly police ambush was believed to have been spotted near one of its campuses.

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Police: man stabbed relative during fight over money

A Pike County man is facing charges after police say he stabbed his brother-in-law.

Last Fling Pumpkin Sling

Pumpkins, instead of cars, soar at Pocono Raceway

The goal of the Last Fling Pumpkin Sling competition, held at Pocono Raceway, is to create a machine that can chuck a two to four pound pumpkin as far as possible, without using an engine.

Man dies from injuries sustained in pedestrian accident

A man who was hurt in a pedestrian accident in Pottsville has died from his injuries.

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Carbon County pharmacy robbed at gunpoint

Police in Carbon County are on the hunt for a man who robbed a pharmacy at gunpoint.

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Man suffers severe leg injury after backhoe tips over

A man suffered a severe leg injury after the backhoe he was operating tipped over in Franklin Township, Carbon County.

Eric Matthew Frein

Pennsylvania State Police

Frein may have been sighted in Pa.

Investigators believe a woman saw Eric Frein -- sought by authorities on suspicion of killing a Pennsylvania state trooper and wounding another in a September ambush -- near woods not far from Pocono Mountain East High School in eastern Pennsylvania on Friday night, State Police Lt. Col. George Bivens told reporters Saturday.

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State police investigate infant's death

State Police and the Carbon County Coroner's Office are investigating the death of an infant in Lehighton Borough.

Corbett announces grant for Pocono Raceway

Corbett announces grant for Pocono Raceway

The Pocono Raceway is getting a big boost from the state.

Ruling says parents responsible for kids Facebook posts

Parents, teens react to Facebook court ruling

A recent ruling by an appeals court in Georgia puts some legal responsibility on parents for what their children do online.


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