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Alfonso Picone defrauds elderly couple; swindles over $315,000

An elderly couple has fallen victim to financial fraud perpetrated by a once-trusted helper.

Stroudsburg leaders look to regulate panhandling

Stroudsburg leaders look to regulate panhandling

Officials in a Monroe County community say panhandling is a growing problem and while they can't outlaw it, they may be able to regulate it

Crash halts traffic on Route 209 Thursday

Crash halts traffic on Route 209 Thursday

Traffic was brought to a standstill Thursday morning in Monroe County after a one-vehicle accident

Tobyhanna Twp. Volunteer Fire Company receives grant money

U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) to Tobyhanna Township Volunteer Fire Company.

Schuylkill County teen drowns

Schuylkill County teen drowns

A Schuylkill County teenager drowned in West Mahanoy Township Tuesday night.

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St. Luke's awards scholarships to 14 seniors

Fourteen graduating high school seniors are receiving academic scholars from St. Luke's Hospital's Miners Campus in Coaldale.

Hiker rescued after falling at Glen Onoko falls

Woman rescued, taken to hospital after fall at Glen Onoko Falls

Rescue crews responded to a fall at Glen Onoko Falls in Jim Thorpe, Carbon County Sunday afternoon.


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