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Monroe County man charged with prescription pill fraud

An East Stroudsburg man faces more than a dozen felony charges for allegedly obtaining hundreds of prescription pills by visiting at least 19 different doctors.

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Police use DNA to identify gas station burglar

Authorities say DNA evidence was key to the arrest of a man accused of smashing his way into a Schuylkill County gas station.

Schuylkill County human remains

Human remains to stay where they are along Route 61

Human remains found buried on private property off Route 61 in Schuylkill County will stay where they are.

Monroe County man allegedly forced women into prostitution

Monroe County man allegedly forced women into prostitution

Prosecutors in Monroe County said 23-year-old Eric Rolle of East Stroudsburg forced two women into prostitution and threatened to kill them if they refused

Commercial truck traffic banned in Delaware Water Gap

Commercial truck traffic banned in Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area

Tractor trailers are no longer allowed to use the road in the Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area because federal law prohibits commercial truck traffic on park service roads

West Penn Township Double Shooting

Husband in attempted West Penn Township murder-suicide dies

Police are investigating a double shooting that occurred Saturday night in a quiet West Penn Township community.

Justices reject appeal from Jim Thorpe's sons over reburial

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from Indian tribes and Jim Thorpe's sons to move the remains of the athletic great from Pennsylvania to Oklahoma.


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