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3 hrs ago | Pocono Record

Free hikes introduce new East Stroudsburg trails

Hikers looking for new areas to explore now have another option. There are several fresh trails at Gregory's Pond Natural Area on Route 447 between Wendy's and Terra Greens Golf Course, East Stroudsburg.

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Related Topix: East Stroudsburg, PA, Stroudsburg, PA

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Pocono Record

Pocono Mountain Charter School auction opens new can of legal worms

The now-defunct Pocono Mountain Charter School is in the process of dissolving, but the church that is its landlord continues to do legal battle with the former school and is now seeking to block the auction of items it claims to own.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Pocono Record

Coroner: Woman found in Stroud Township lake drowned -

An autopsy conducted Friday confirmed that a woman found dead Thursday in a lake behind Lakewood Personal Care Home on Cherry Lane Road did in fact die as a result of drowning.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

Pocono Record

Monroe County 2030 advisory group forms to help steer the ship

Monroe County commissioners hope a new advisory group will ensure the county's 2030 comprehensive development plan doesn't fade into obscurity.

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Related Topix: East Stroudsburg, PA, Stroudsburg, PA, Swiftwater, PA

Pocono Record

Unpleasant surprise at Monroe County Courthouse

People across the state must now pay $10 more when filing civil complaints, protection from abuse orders and certain other documents at their county court offices, according to a statewide notice sent out Friday by the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Tom Corbett, Stroudsburg, PA

Pocono Record

Coroner identifies East Stroudsburg man killed when his tractor rolled onto him

An elderly man killed when his John Deere tractor rolled onto him Thursday has been identified as Clyde Dale Learn, 83, of East Stroudsburg.

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Related Topix: East Stroudsburg, PA, Stroudsburg, PA

Thu Jul 10, 2014

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Body Of Missing Woman Found After Search

A woman who went missing from a personal care home in Monroe County has been found dead, according to the county coroner.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

WNEP-TV Moosic

Prison Sentence For Day Care Operator

The owner of a day care in Monroe County will spend some time behind bars after a child died there.

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Related Topix: Stroudsburg, PA

Pocono Record

Nearly 140 homes without power in Poconos following Tuesday night's storms

At this hour, PPL Electric Utilities is reporting 57 customers in Monroe County are without power, most of them in Eldred Township and nine in East Stroudsburg.

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Related Topix: East Stroudsburg, PA, Stroudsburg, PA, Pike County, PA, Lackawaxen, PA

Pocono Record

Severe thunderstorm watch issued for most of eastern Pennsylvania

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 10 p.m. for Monroe County and most of the rest of eastern Pennsylvania.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

Pocono Record

Mountainhome druggist sentenced in script scam

Frank Mordente of Tobyhanna was a hard-working, white-collar taxpayer with a loving family, supportive community and, until last year, no criminal record.

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Related Topix: Mountainhome, PA, Tobyhanna, PA, Canadensis, PA, Cresco, PA

Pocono Record

Dangerous line of storms approaches Poconos

Monroe County and Pike County are both under a severe thunderstorm warning until 9:45 p.m. Destructive winds in excess of 70 mph are expected, according to the National Weather Service station in Binghamton, New York.

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Related Topix: Pike County, PA, Weather, Dauphin, PA, Harrisburg, PA

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Money Problems Put Playground Build On Hold

A new community playground scheduled to be built in Monroe County this week has now been pushed back.

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Pocono Record

Deborah Thompson pleaded guilty to two counts of child welfare endangerment and was sentenced today.

The state Department of Public Welfare found that Deborah Thompson's Stroudsburg day care had multiple violations after a 3-month-old boy died there in 2012, although the violations were not found to have caused the boy's death.

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Related Topix: Stroudsburg, PA, East Stroudsburg, PA

Pocono Record

Chief Parrish: Ruben had that sense of the human being behind the badge

Back in the 1990s, Ruben Torres, then an East Stroudsburg police officer, met with a woman whose home had been burglarized.

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Related Topix: Stroudsburg, PA, East Stroudsburg, PA

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Pocono Record

Report: Most frat members may be charged in hazing death

Police plan to charge most of the 30 fraternity members who took part in a retreat in Tunkhannock Township where a New York City college freshman died in December, according to published reports.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

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Hearings continued in Kunkletown...

A Kunkletown man who turned a gun on his kidnapper and shot him in the stomach has had his hearing reduced for the second week.

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Related Topix: Kunkletown, PA, Effort, PA

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Charges Coming In Monroe County Death?

It happened in December of 2013, and ABC News says as many as 30 people could be charged.

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Related Topix: Long Pond, PA, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Sun Jul 06, 2014

Pocono Record

Monroe County Historical Society honors the late Fred Waring

A nationally known band leader in the mid-1900s, a local legend and an innovator of a popular kitchen blender all aptly describe Fred Waring, who proudly called Shawnee-on-Delaware and Pennsylvania his home.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA, Stroudsburg, PA, Delaware Water Gap, PA

Sat Jul 05, 2014

Pocono Record

Less camping, more cookies: Critics say Girl Scouts have lost their way

Although moments like this match a tenet of the Girl Scout law to "make the world a better place," there are today fewer locations for campfire sing-a-longs.

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Related Topix: Kunkletown, PA, Pocono Summit, PA, Tannersville, PA, Pike County, PA, Pennsylvania

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