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1 hr ago | WNEP-TV Moosic

Execution Warrant Signed, People React

A jury convicted Parrish of murdering his 19-month-old son Sidney and his girlfriend, Victoria Adams in 2009 at the family's home near Effort, in Monroe County.

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Related Topix: Effort, PA, Philadelphia, PA

Cristiano Ronaldo Ice Bucket Challenge (Funny Version) #IceBucketChallenge

Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

Should the U.S. Capitol Have a POW/MIA Memorial?

Watch A Tortoise Chase Down A Remote-Controlled Truck With ALL ITS MIGHT

22 hrs ago | Pocono Record

Brighter ideas in difficult recycling

"When you recycle, you conserve natural resources, and over all, you save money," said Jim Lambert, executive director of Monroe County Municipal Waste Management Authority in Blakeslee.

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Blakeslee, PA

Mon Aug 18, 2014

WNEP-TV Moosic

Governor Signs Execution Warrant for Man Who Murdered His Girlfriend, Son

Governor Tom Corbett has signed the execution warrant for a man from the Poconos convicted of murdering his girlfriend and child.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Tom Corbett

WFMZ

Michael John Parrish's execution warrant signed by Governor Corbett

Execution is one step closer for a Monroe County man convicted of shooting his girlfriend and 19-month-old son to death in 2009.

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

WNEP-TV Moosic

Judge Rules: Keep Ramsey School Closed

Keep the school closed. That was the court ruling in Monroe County after parents filed an emergency injunction to try and re-open Ramsey Elementary in Stroudsburg.

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Related Topix: Stroudsburg, PA, Education Etc.

Pocono Record

Effort woman allegedly grabs steering wheel, forcing car to swerve

A driver's passenger was arguing with her when the passenger grabbed the steering wheel, making their car swerve and hit a state trooper's car head-on, state police said.

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Related Topix: Effort, PA

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Pocono Record

Paterno football nets more than $2,000 in auction

A one-of-a-kind piece of Penn State memorabilia netted more $2,000 for Special Olympics at Sunday's Billy Frost Concert, but that was just a portion of the generosity on display.

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Related Topix: Effort, PA, Stroudsburg, PA, East Stroudsburg, PA, Franklin, PA, Tobyhanna, PA

Pocono Record

Truth about public pay: 23 percent make below living wage

56 percent of salaried employees who make less than $33,280 are women, 20 percent are men and the rest are unspecified because agencies did not supply the requested information.

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Related Topix: East Stroudsburg, PA, Stroudsburg, PA

Pocono Record

Nature reclaims old summer camp

The boulder marking the entrance to Camp William Penn along Snow Hill Road in Porter Township is overgrown by weeds on Tuesday, August 12, 2014.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

The Citizens' Voice

Casino's big employers; however, revenue falling

With 1,991 employees, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is the second largest casino employer in Pennsylvania and one of the largest private employers in Luzerne County.

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Related Topix: Luzerne County, PA, Nemacolin, PA

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Pocono Record

Toddler nearly loses eye after pit bull attack

Azaleigha Corbin's first word was "dog" and she still loves to give her stuffed dog kisses.

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Related Topix: Saylorsburg, PA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Pocono Record

Effort woman conspired to distribute heroin in Monroe County, authorities say

An Effort woman is charged with conspiring with others to distribute heroin in Monroe County and elsewhere, according to federal authorities.

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Related Topix: Effort, PA

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Pocono Record

Longtime ESU coach Denny Douds is this year's United Way honorary chairman

East Stroudsburg University's Coach Denny Douds will serve as this year's honorary campaign chairman for the United Way of Monroe County.

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Related Topix: East Stroudsburg, PA, Stroudsburg, PA

Pocono Record

Bushkill Inn is getting new owners

The Bushkill Inn and Conference Center, which filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy in May, is expected to change ownership by the end of the year.

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Related Topix: Bushkill, PA, Economics News, Bankruptcy, East Stroudsburg, PA, Stroudsburg, PA, Pike County, PA

Pocono Record

Stroud Area Regional Police unveils its new Breathalyzers -

The DUI Association of Pennsylvania's Monroe County office in Stroudsburg presented new portable blood alcohol measurement devices on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 to Stroud Area Regional Police.

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Related Topix: Stroudsburg, PA

Wed Aug 13, 2014

WNEP-TV Moosic

Businesses Without Power for Weeks in East Stroudsburg

A deadly crash at the end of July ended up knocking out power to a building in Monroe County.

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Related Topix: East Stroudsburg, PA, Stroudsburg, PA

The Times-Tribune

Judge overturns arson/murder conviction of man jailed 24 years

It took 24 years, but a man who claims he was wrongly convicted of setting a Monroe County fire that killed his daughter may soon be free.

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Related Topix: Fire

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Pocono Record

Forest preservation work scheduled at former Pocono-area summer camp

Buildings will be cleared from a former Pocono-area summer children's camp as part of efforts to preserve seven major tracts of land bought across the state, in recent years, by the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

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Related Topix: Pike County, PA, Philadelphia, PA

Pocono Record

Crash closed Sullivan Trail, but no injuries

Part of Sullivan Trail in Pocono Township was closed Sunday into Monday after a vehicle hit a utility pole, according to the Monroe County Control Center.

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Pocono Record

Seeking to ease Monroe road emergencies

The suspected hazardous liquid set in motion a chain of events that shut down I-80 for hours, creating gridlock, business interruption and mangled the flow of traffic for miles.

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Related Topix: Delaware Water Gap, PA

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