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Man in prison for 24 years released thanks to now-discredited arson science

A man freed from prison after his arson-murder conviction was overturned says it's difficult to think about the 24 years he lost.

Fire destroys iconic Poconos auto body shop

Fire destroys iconic Poconos auto body shop

It's been a fixture in the Poconos for decades, but now a Monroe County auto body shop is gone because of a huge fire Friday morning.

New playground boasts options for kids with disabilities

New playground boasts options for kids with disabilities

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Friday at Mountain View Park in Tannersville for the "Crossing Abilities" playground.

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After 24 years, man to be freed in Poconos arson case

An elderly man who has spent 24 years in prison for his daughter's fire-related death is set to be released, weeks after his conviction was overturned.

Police name counterfeiting suspect still on the loose

Stroud Area Regional Police have named the wanted counterfeiter that has been using fake $50 bills in Stroudsburg and East Stroudsburg.

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Deer crashed into woman's car as she drove

A woman is lucky to have sustained only minor injuries on Monday after a deer crashed through the driver side window of her car.

Fatal crash in Luzerne

Lehighton man killed in Luzerne Co. accident

A 34-year-old Lehighton man was killed early Wednesday morning in an accident in Luzerne County.

Carbon County man killed in head-on crash

A Carbon County man was killed early Wednesday in a head-on crash in Luzerne County.

Crowd in Stroudsburg reacts to news of elementary school closings

Ramsey Elementary school to remain closed

Ramsey Elementary school will remain closed following a ruling by Judge Brown, Monday.

East Stroudsburg Stroudsburg Turkey Day football game

Is the East Stroudsburg, Stroudsburg Turkey Day football game officially over?

It's a community effort to put a traditional high school football game back on the schedule in Monroe County.

Governor signs execution warrant for Monroe County man

Corbett signs execution warrant for Monroe County murderer

Execution is one step closer for a Monroe County man convicted of shooting his girlfriend and 19-month-old son to death in 2009.

Dumpsters stolen

18 dumpsters stolen from Monroe County company

State police are investigating a rash of dumpster thefts in Monroe County.

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