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Ambush suspect ID'd, considered armed, 'extremely dangerous'

The suspect in the killing of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper and the critical wounding of another outside a rural barracks in the Poconos is a survivalist who has expressed a desire to kill law enforcement officers and commit mass murder, officials announced Tuesday.

Former mayor sentenced on child porn charges

Former mayor sentenced on child porn charges

The former mayor of a Schuylkill County town was sentenced today for possessing child pornography.


Monroe Co. woman pleads to heroin trafficking

A 33-year-old Monroe County woman has pleaded guilty to her involvement in a heroin trafficking scheme.

Pennsylvania State Police news conference on ambush

PSP to shooter: 'You are a coward;' reward upped to $75,000

"You are a coward." Those were the words Monday from Pennsylvania State Police to the person who shot and killed one of their troopers and seriously wounded another.

Schuylkill County considers future of nursing home

Schuylkill County's Rest Haven Nursing Home officially for sale

A nursing home in Schuylkill County is now officially up for grabs, to the highest bidder.

Troopers Bryon Dickson and Alex Douglass - and scene

Corbett commends law enforcement cooperation after state trooper shooting

Governor Tom Corbett visited the Blooming Grove State Police barracks Monday in a show of support for the investigation continuing there after two troopers were shot this weekend.

Troopers Bryon Dickson and Alex Douglass

State trooper shot in ambush now conscious, talking

The Pennsylvania state trooper injured in the Friday night ambush at the barracks in Blooming Grove, Pike County, is conscious and talking for the first time.

Motorcycle crashes into SUV

Biker seriously injured after crashing into SUV

A motorcyclist was seriously injured after a crash in Carbon County Sunday.

Police try to ID motorcylist

Police look for high-speeding biker in Carbon County

Police in Carbon County are asking the public's help to identify a speeding motorcyclist.

Shooter opens fire on two State Troopers

State trooper killed, another injured in ambush outside barracks

A multi-state manhunt is on after one or more gunmen opened fire on a Pennsylvania State Police barracks in the Poconos.

Residents who live near shooting scene on edge

Shooting stuns community

The ambush attack on police and the ensuing manhunt has the normally quiet Poconos community on edge.

911 calls paint chaotic picture of shooting

Emergency dispatches paint chaotic picture of shooting scene

911 calls of the shooting at the Blooming Grove barracks paint a chaotic picture.


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