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Police: Man provides false information about Eric Frein

State police continue their search for accused cop killer Eric Frein. Sometimes, the tips they receive don't pan out; other times, they're blatantly false.

Man says police have mistaken him for Frein

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Thousands of dollars raised for man repeatedly mistaken for Eric Frein

A community is rallying behind a man who claims he was mistaken for alleged cop killer Eric Frein more than a dozen times in the Poconos.


Car snaps off utility pole, 2 injured in Carbon County

Two people were taken to the hospital after the car they were traveling in hit a utility pole Friday morning in Carbon County.

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Help coming for businesses hurt by Frein search?

The Monroe County Office of Emergency Management is asking all businesses within the county to report any impact or losses that have been incurred due to the continued search for suspected cop killer Eric Frein.

Pocono Visitors Bureau reports record year for tourism

Poconos reports record year for visitors

The importance of tourism to the four-county Poconos vacation region was stressed during Thursday's annual report luncheon of the Pocono Mountains Vacation Bureau.

Jim Thorpe remains to stay where they are

Court says Jim Thorpe's remains can stay where they are

The remains of Olympic Gold medalist Jim Thorpe will stay  in the town that bears his name.

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Did Eric Frein drive away?

A car stolen in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains has turned up about 100 miles north in New York, and authorities are working to rule out any connection to a man being sought for the killing of a Pennsylvania state trooper.

Arson charges

72-year-old man charged with Stroudsburg arson

Seventy-two-year-old Paul York of Stroudsburg has been charged with arson in connection with the Aug. 2 fire of a commercial and residential building in Monroe County.

Man says police have mistaken him for Frein

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Man says police have often mistaken him for Eric Frein

The hunt for Eric Frein shifted south over the weekend, and for one man, that move couldn't have come soon enough.

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State lifts Pike County hunting bans in place due to Frein search

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has lifted its temporary ban on hunting and trapping in Pike County that had been instituted after the deadly ambush on the Blooming Grove state police barracks.

Frein search update

Police: Blood found is not Eric Frein's; search zone shifts

Blood found by a homeowner in the Poconos did not come from accused killer Eric Frein, Pennsylvania State Police said Monday.

Sears at Schuylkill Mall

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Sears store closing at Schuylkill Mall

The Sears store and Sears Auto Center at the Schuylkill Mall will close in mid-January, according to Sears officials.


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