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4 hrs ago | WFMZ

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.

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Related Topix: Bath, PA, Blakeslee, PA, Northampton County, PA

13 hrs ago | Pocono Record

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.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home

Wed Jul 30, 2014

WNEP-TV Moosic

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.

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Related Topix: Marshalls Creek, PA

The Times-Tribune

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.

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Related Topix: Dickson City, PA, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Moosic, PA

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.

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Related Topix: Back Mountain, PA, Dallas, PA, Lehman, PA

Tue Jul 29, 2014

WNEP-TV Moosic

Rattled by Snakes in Pocono Neighborhood

Rattlesnakes have been slithering into a couple of front lawns in one part of the Poconos.

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Related Topix: Blakeslee, PA

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Pocono Record

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.

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Related Topix: East Stroudsburg, PA, Stroudsburg, PA

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.

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Related Topix: Long Pond, PA, Blakeslee, PA

Pocono Record

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.

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Related Topix: Lackawanna County, PA, Scotrun, PA, Prison

Pocono Record

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.

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Related Topix: East Stroudsburg, PA, Stroudsburg, PA, Pennsylvania

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Pocono Record

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.

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Related Topix: Fire, Carbon County, PA, Kunkletown, PA, Albrightsville, PA, Palmerton, PA

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)

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Pike County, PA, Prison, Bushkill, PA

WFMZ

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.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Pocono Record

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.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Pocono Record

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.

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York Dispatch

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.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Clearfield County, PA, Clinton County, PA, Lackawanna County, PA

Pocono Record

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.

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Related Topix: Home Improvement, Home

Pocono Record

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.

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Related Topix: Weather

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.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Pocono Record

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.

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