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Fatal crash in Rush Twp

One person killed in Schuylkill County crash

One person was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Rush Township, Schuylkill County.

Eric Frein found - airport hangar aerial

69 News gets up-close look at abandoned hangar where Frein was caught

Investigators spent much of the day Friday searching inside and around the hangar where accused killer Eric Frein was captured Thursday night.

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Jury rules for former ESU administrator accused of sexual assault

 A jury says a former university administrator in northeastern Pennsylvania is not guilty of allegations that he sexually harassed or assaulted students.

East Stroudsburg University

Swan song for ESU music program

East Stroudsburg University officials say the Fine Arts Music Baccalaureate program has been placed in moratorium.

Possible Frein sighting near school has some parents on edge

69 News

Parents excited for return to normal lives after Eric Frein manhunt

The weeks-long manhunt for Eric Frein meant lots of unplanned days off for Poconos school kids.

Eric Frein walk

Zach DeWever/69 News

Captured Eric Frein appears before judge for first time

Accused cop killer Eric Frein confessed Friday to the deadly ambush shooting of Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Bryon Dickson and the wounding of Tpr. Alex Douglass, according to reports by WPVI-TV in Philadelphia.

Onlookers shouted "Are you sorry?" and "Why did you do it?" as state troopers led Eric Frein, the suspect in a deadly ambush outside a rural barracks, from his first court appearance following a seven-week manhunt.

Eric Frein photos

Timeline: The hunt for Eric Frein

Here's a list of the events surrounding the case of accused cop killer Eric Frein:

Eric Frein walk

Zach DeWever/69 News

State police: We have taken Eric Frein into custody

The seven-week search for accused cop killer Eric Frein came to an end Thursday night with him being apprehended at an abandoned airport hangar in Monroe County.

Trunk or treat for kids

69 News

With Frein capture, Barrett Township Halloween celebration back on

Halloween is now back on in Barrett Township.

Pike County DA Ray Tonkin

Pike County DA to seek death penalty for Frein

Pike County District Attorney Ray Tonkin said he will seek the death penalty against accused cop killer Eric Frein.


Missing Hazleton boy found safe on Pacific island

The search for missing nine-year-old Billy Hanson of Hazleton ended happily Thursday after local authorities in Niue located him safe on the island country in the South Pacific Ocean.

Police search for man who stole 2 Rolex watches from jewelry store

Police are asking for your help finding the man who stole two Rolex watches from a jewelry store in the Poconos.


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