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Fatal wrong-way crash along I-80 in Monroe County

Fatal wrong-way crash closes I-80 in Poconos

A fatal crash that closed part of Interstate 80 in Monroe County was caused by a wrong-way driver, officials said.

Schuylkill County man shot outside of White House

Gun-carrying Pa. man shot by Secret Service ordered held

A Schuylkill County man shot by the Secret Service at a White House gate after he refused to drop a gun he was carrying has been ordered held while his case proceeds.

Lehighton celebrates 150 years

Lehighton celebrates 150 years

In Carbon County, Lehighton's 150th anniversary is in full swing this weekend.

Fire breaks out at historic building in Jim Thorpe

Fire breaks out at historic building in Jim Thorpe

An early morning fire in Jim Thorpe has damaged a popular restaurant and left neighbors in shock.

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Police in Schuylkill County investigating arson

According to state police, 13 homes suffered major fire damage. The homes were located on E. Mt. Vernon Street, N. Union Street, and E. Centre Street

Chris Gardner/AP

Yuengling settles Clean Water Act violations

The country's oldest brewery has installed an $8 million wastewater pretreatment system and will pay a $2.8 million fine to settle allegations that it violated the Clean Water Act

Eric Frein

Request to bar death option in trooper ambush case denied

A Pennsylvania judge has denied a pair of defense requests that sought to prevent prosecutors from seeking the death penalty against a man charged with fatally ambushing a state…


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    On this day: June 29

    Pelé helps Brazil to their first World Cup title, Jayne Mansfield dies in a car crash, the Supreme Court rules against the death penalty, and Apple releases the first iPhone, all on this day.


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