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McDonald s in Mt Pocono robbed at gunpoint

McDonald's in Mt. Pocono robbed at gunpoint

Police in the Poconos are on the hunt for a man who robbed a McDonald's at gunpoint.

Crime scene -- handcuffs

Man charged with assaulting guards while being released from prison

 Police charged a Union City, New Jersey man with aggravated assault after he allegedly punched two guards at the Monroe County Correctional Facility Sunday, while he was being released from the facility.

Slain trooper s parents say they forgive suspected ambusher

Slain trooper's parents say they forgive suspected killer Eric Frein

The parents of a slain Pennsylvania State Police trooper say they have forgiven his alleged killer.

Palmerton native honored

Palmerton native Sgt. Major Daniel A. Dailey honored in Carbon County

Carbon County paid tribute to a native son who is now among the country's highest-ranking military officers.

Van slams into West Penn Township home

Van hits West Penn Township home, causes heavy damage

A West Penn Township home received major structural damage Saturday morning as the result of a two-vehicle crash.

Juan Serrano

Police: Man had more than 100,000 files of child porn

A Monroe County man is facing 100 counts of possessing child pornography, telling police he's been collecting it "on and off" for the past 17 years.

Arrest warrant issued for alleged drug kingpin

Arrest warrant issued for alleged drug kingpin

The attorney for John Romagnolo, of Cresco, said his client failed to show up for his sentencing hearing Thursday

Frein lawyers seek end to use of name, image in DA campaign

The man accused of shooting to death a Pennsylvania state trooper and wounding another wants a judge to order the prosecutor to stop using his name or photo in campaign materials.

Megan Brennan -- United States Postmaster General

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Postmaster general, Pottsville native addresses chamber

The first woman to serve as postmaster general of the United States returned to her hometown Friday.

Mehnaz M. Afridi, an assistant professor of religion at Manhattan College

At ESU, a Muslim professor lectures on the Holocaust, Jews and Muslims

A Muslim professor who teaches the Holocaust told a group of East Stroudsburg University students Thursday night Jews and Muslims share a long history of suffering, one at the hands of the Nazis, the other the Colonial powers.

Local Nepali soccer coach reacts to disaster at home

Local Nepali soccer coach reacts to disaster at home

A man from Nepal living in Monroe County has family and friends experiencing the devastation in his home country.

Ground broken for new hospital in Monroe County

Ground broken for new hospital in Monroe County

There is a new medical center being built in Monroe County for the first time in 100 years.

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