4 hrs ago
Man pinned under pick-up truck in Bath
A 61-year-old Monroe County man was pinned under a pick-up truck when a co-worker accidentally backed into him Thursday morning.
13 hrs ago
Apiaries a common part of community gardens
Some municipalities in the area have established community gardens, often with apiaries, where residents can borrow a plot to grow their own produce or flowers.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
Carnival Controversy in Middle Smithfield Township
A roadside carnival in Monroe County may be forced to shut down because township officials say it doesn't have a permit to operate.
Regional briefs, July 30, 2014
Traffic patterns will shift near Pocono Raceway in Monroe County before and after the GoBowling.com 400 NASCAR race Sunday.
The Citizens' Voice
Back Mountain Chamber's Jazz Committee plans Big Apple Jazz fundraiser at Huntsville Golf Club
The Back Mountain Chamber's Jazz Committee is planning a "Big Apple Jazz" signature social and fundraising event at the Huntsville Golf Club on Sept.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
Rattled by Snakes in Pocono Neighborhood
Rattlesnakes have been slithering into a couple of front lawns in one part of the Poconos.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
1 dead in car-crumpling crash in East Stroudsburg
A passenger was killed in a one-car crash early Monday morning, causing part of Milford Road to be closed for about nine hours in East Stroudsburg, Stroud Area Regional Police said.
The Times Leader
Traffic patterns changing, parking restrictions added for weekend race in Poconos
The Pennsylvania State Police will put special traffic patterns into effect to help motorists attending the GoBowling.com 400 NASCAR race on Sunday at the Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Monroe County.
Pocono-area police warn public of officer impersonators
In Lackawanna County, a motorist last month activated flashing red-and-blue lights on the grille of his red pickup truck and a blue light on the roof to pull over a driver on Casey Highway.
Still bickering over an East Stroudsburg bridge
The crumbling Ridgeway Street Bridge in East Stroudsburg continues to await attention while local and state officials point fingers about who is responsible for replacing it.
Sun Jul 27, 2014
Popular Polk Township eatery destroyed by early-morning fire
A popular West End restaurant known for serving anytime from breakfast to last call was destroyed by fire on Sunday.
The Pike County Courier
Kentucky man sentenced in Pike for distributing child pornography
Pike County District Attorney Raymond Tonkin announced July 27 that Bryson Shane Hood, 42, of Princeton, Ky., was sentenced by Pike County President Judge Joseph Kameen to 37 months to 10 1/2 years in a state correctional facility and fined $1,500 for the crimes of distribution and possession of child pornography and criminal use of a communication ... (more)
Fire destroys well-known Poconos restaurant
The fire broke out early Sunday morning at the Luna Rossa restaurant on Route 209 in Polk Township, Monroe County.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Pocono Township discusses replacing board member -
The commissioners agreed Monday that a process needs to be established for appointing replacements, given the impending departure of Commissioner Greg Hill.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
When the economy is down, the number of cats and dogs at the local animal shelter goes up.
Such is the case with the Animal Welfare Society of Monroe , which is so full it can no longer accept any more animals.
70 mph I-83?
Portions of Interstate 83 are eligible to have posted speed limits of 70 mph, but it will be at least several months until that could possibly happen.
Attorney general files legal action against Monroe County paving business
The state Attorney General office's Bureau of Consumer Protection filed eight legal actions involving home improvement contractors, including J&J Paving in Monroe County.
Pocono farmers pick ears by the armload
Monroe County sweet corn producers are excited to open their farm stands after the prolonged winter made this the latest picking season in recent memory.
The York Daily Record
Appeal court asked to unblock Florida gay marriage
Attorneys for a Florida Keys gay couple have turned to a state appeals court to lift a judge's order blocking them from getting married.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Drowning victim at Days Inn pool in Smithfield identified -- update
A Brooklyn, N.Y. man has been identified as the victim of a drowning today at the Days Inn pool at Seven Bridge Road and Independence Road in Smithfield Township.