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Iraq hero to be honored with bridge name

When the $28 million bridge is completed in Lehighton, it will be named in honor of a soldier who gave his life to protect our freedom.

Traffic flagger killed in Schuylkill County

Traffic flagger struck by vehicle, killed in Schuylkill County

Officials say a man directing traffic was killed in Schuylkill County Thursday.

Tractor trailer loses control, rolls on its side

Part of Interstate 80 was reduced to a single lane Thursday morning, after a crash involving a tractor trailer.

Commissioners back rescue plan for Rest Haven

The Board of Commissioners of Schuylkill County Tuesday voted to help Rest Haven Nursing Home navigate a current cash flow squeeze.

AG won t pursue case against former ESU official

AG won't pursue former ESU official

The Pennsylvania attorney general's office says it won't begin a criminal investigation of a former state university official accused of sexually assaulting students several years ago.

Carbon County wreck leaves motorcyclist injured

Carbon County wreck leaves motorcyclist injured

A motorcyclist was injured after an accident in Carbon County.

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Man faces charges for having sex with 13-year-old girl

A Monroe County man is facing charges after police said he had sex with a 13-year-old girl.

No state investigation of former ESU official

The Pennsylvania attorney general's office won't investigate a former state university official accused of sexually assaulting students several years ago because it's already defending the university in the students' civil lawsuit, state officials told the students' lawyer.

New trend Fake cops pulling people over

Police warn about cop impersonators and how to detect them

Local police say they're seeing a disturbing trend this summer: fake cops pulling people over.

Three-legged bear spotted in the Poconos

Three-legged bear spotted in the Poconos

George and Linda Klein aren't strangers to seeing bears on their East Stroudsburg property.

Driver crashes into brick wall

One person was hurt after an SUV crashed into a brick wall in Carbon County.

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Police: Woman stole from mall multiple times

A Pottsville woman is facing charges for allegedly trying to steal from a mall in Schuylkill County.

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