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2 hrs ago | WNEP-TV Moosic

Competition Brings Some New 'Spice' to Pocono Garlic Festival

A popular festival in Monroe County is celebrating a milestone this weekend. The Pocono Garlic Festival is celebrating 20 years Saturday and Sunday.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Food Festival, Garlic, East Stroudsburg, PA, Stroudsburg, PA

5 hrs ago | Pocono Record

Red Cross schedules blood drives in September -

The American Red Cross Blood Services, Northeast Pennsylvania Region will hold several open to the public blood drives during the month of September in Monroe County.

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Related Topix: Brodheadsville, PA, Bartonsville, PA

12 hrs ago | Pocono Record

Resica project can learn from another product of commitment

There was perceivable excitement among the 100 on hand at the grand opening of the Crossing Abilities Playground at Mountain View Park in Tannersville Aug. 22. Business leaders, state representatives Mario Scavello and Rosemary Brown and local supervisors joined Neil Gallagher, the progenitor of the playground suited to children of varying special ... (more)

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Related Topix: Bartonsville, PA

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Pocono Record

Speeding fines in Monroe County safety corridor aren't twice as high, analysis shows

Well, no they don't, according to a Pocono Record analysis of five years of summonses issued on Interstate 80 in Monroe County.

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Related Topix: Delaware Water Gap, PA, Stroudsburg, PA

Times News

Rape reported at West End Fair

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating a rape reported Sunday night in the West End Fair parking lot in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County.

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Pocono Record

Where is the best view in the Poconos? Share your photos with readers

PennLive explains that Bushkills Falls, with seven waterfalls, have been nicknamed "The Niagara Falls of Pennsylvania."

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Delaware Water Gap, PA, Pike County, PA, Carbon County, PA

Pocono Record

East Stroudsburg drug raid nets 3; heroin, crack, marijuana found

A man stood in public with a "hungry" sign and used money passersby gave him to buy drugs to sell, police said.

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Related Topix: Drugs, East Stroudsburg, PA, Stroudsburg, PA

Tue Aug 26, 2014

WFMZ-TV Allentown

Monroe County financial adviser facing charges

Federal regulators are accusing a Monroe County financial adviser of making a long list of illegal investments at the expense of his clients.

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Related Topix: Scotrun, PA

WFMZ

Local group is turning hotel into home for homeless veterans

A local group is working to help homeless veterans get off the streets. The non-profit is transforming an old hotel into a home for vets.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs

WFMZ

Man Impersonates Police Officer

Police in Monroe County are looking for an imposter who posed as a police officer and threatened a driver.

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Related Topix: Bartonsville, PA

Pocono Record

Police seek public's help in finding child porn suspect

Mario Dos Santos Perez, 26, with a last known address of Wigwam Park Road in Stroud Township, is wanted in connection with the child pornography.

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Pocono Record

Just me and the chickens -

Monroe County 4-H member Sophia Alcamo, 11, of Saylorsburg, changes the food and water of all the animals in the chicken/rooster area on Monday afternoon at the West End Fair.

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Related Topix: Saylorsburg, PA

Pocono Record

Money for roads, bridges to be shared with Pocono, Barrett townships -

Since Monroe County owns no roads, it has decided to share some of its state aid for road and bridge work with two townships.

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Pocono Record

Nonprofits to receive financial boost from Monroe property auction -

Michael Baxter & Associates Commercial Real Estate & Property Management will hold its the third annual High Five Charity Auction on Oct. 9 at Desaki Restaurant in Swiftwater.

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Related Topix: Life, Charity , Swiftwater, PA

Mon Aug 25, 2014

WFMZ-TV Allentown

Teen jumps from burning building in Stroudsburg

A teenager in Monroe County is lucky to be alive, after she jumped from a burning building Monday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Stroudsburg, PA, Fire

WNEP-TV Moosic

Jonas Bake Oven Up and Running Again at West End Fair

An oven from the 18th century is back up and running in Monroe County thanks to the work of the Polk Township Historical Society.

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Related Topix: Gilbert, PA, Baked Goods, Life, Food, Bread

Times News

MoneyGram refunds heading our way

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service on Aug. 19 sent reimbursement checks to more than 3,400 people who were victimized by MoneyGram International.

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Related Topix: Stroudsburg, PA, Mount Bethel, PA, Lehigh County, PA, Whitehall, PA

Sun Aug 24, 2014

WFMZ

Authorities investigate another alarming police impersonation incident

Adding to the recent list of disturbing police impersonation cases in the 69 News coverage area, authorities in the Poconos are investigating a report of two men driving in a car with red and blue lights trying to pull over another vehicle.

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Related Topix: Palmerton, PA

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Times News

Two shoplifters sentenced Thursday

Two shoplifters were sentenced in Carbon County court on Thursday by Judge Joseph J. Matika, one getting a jail term and the other probation.

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Related Topix: Carbon County, PA, Blakeslee, PA, Lehighton, PA

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Pocono Record

Fundraiser to benefit family of late Stroud Area Regional Police officer

The sixth annual Shane Skibber Memorial Motorcycle Run will be held Sunday to benefit both Monroe County's child passenger safety program and the family of Stroud Area Regional Police Officer Ruben Torres, who died from cancer July 7. Skibber, 30, was a lifelong Monroe County resident, entrepreneur and avid motorcyclist killed in a 2008 crash in ... (more)

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