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'16 mile fire' 85 percent contained

'16 mile fire' 85 percent contained

Crews have a massive brush fire in the Poconos 85 percent contained.

Ronald Gainer installed as Harrisburg Diocese bishop

Harrisburg bishop hospitalized after not feeling well

The Roman Catholic bishop of Harrisburg is in a hospital after not feeling well.

16 Mile Fire 80 percent contained

Crews hopeful end is near for massive brush fire

A massive brush fire continues to burn in the Poconos, but it looks like crews are starting to make some headway in getting it under control.

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Federal inmate charged for having homemade weapon

Thirty-six-year-old Davon Perry, a prison inmate, has been indicted for allegedly possessing a homemade sharpened weapon last June.

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Hudson's Bay Company brings jobs to Schuylkill County

A new fulfillment center in Schuylkill County that eventually creates 207 new, full-time jobs is being opened by Hudson’s Bay Company.

Poconos community meets in wake of massive fire

Poconos community meets in wake of massive fire

The "16-Mile-Fire" has been burning along the Monroe-Pike County border since last Wednesday

Firefighters making progress with Pocono brush fire

Firefighters making progress with Pocono brush fire

The Bureau of Forestry said as of Wednesday morning, the brush fire burning in the Poconos is now 60 percent contained and the situation is looking better. 

 
 
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    On this day: April 29

    American troops liberate the Dachau concentration camp, the U.S. begins evacuating American citizens from Saigon, Alfred Hitchcock dies, Roger Clemens sets a strikeout record, and riots consume Los Angeles, all on this day.

 
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