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  1. Death of 84-year-old man at personal care home is a homicideRead the original story

    Thursday Oct 19 | Pocono Record

    A coroner says the death of an 84-year-old man at a Pennsylvania personal care home was a homicide. The Morning Call reports Northampton County Coroner Zachary Lysek determined Daniel Scanlan died of "complications of blunt force head trauma" at Arden Courts of Old Orchard on April 4. First Deputy District Attorney Terence Houck says that detectives are trying to determine if there is criminal liability.

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  2. Allentown unveils body cameras for police departmentRead the original story

    Wednesday Oct 18 | Pocono Record

    The Allentown Police Department said Tuesday all of its patrol officers will wear the cameras starting Nov. 1. The Morning Call reports Democratic Mayor Ed Pawlowski called the cameras a "great step" for the city and they will protect the general public, officers and the integrity of officers. The cameras are being funded through a federal program launched in 2015 to increase transparency within local police.

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  3. ESU aims to bridge the gapRead the original story

    Sunday Oct 15 | Pocono Record

    East Stroudsburg University's Upward Bound program was awarded a five-year $2,142,400 grant to help bridge the education gap for low-income, first-generation students. The funding, beginning the 2017-18 academic year, will support the development of students as they acquire the knowledge and skills needed to thrive academically in high school and succeed in college.

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  4. Nursing home loses license after patient wanders away, diesRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 10 | Pocono Record

    State regulators have yanked the license of a Pennsylvania nursing home for "gross incompetence" followed the death of a 77-year-old Alzheimer's patient who wandered away from the home. Audrey Penn's body was found in a roadside ditch in Lower Macungie Township, near Allentown, nearly a month after she was reported missing from Woodland Terrace at the Oaks nursing home.

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  5. Halloween in the Poconos, October 2017 Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 5 | Pocono Record

    Hallowscream Nights!: Held on various dates through through Oct. 29, Pocono Treeventures, 1575 Fairway Villas Blvd., Bushkill. An aerial adventure ropes course with a haunted hay ride, pumpkin painting, scary movies shown on the haunted hallow barn, zip lining and tree climbing.

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  6. Schools locked down as homicide suspect in police standoffRead the original story

    Thursday Oct 5 | Pocono Record

    Three Pennsylvania public schools have been locked down as a man charged with homicide is involved in a standoff with police nearby. Bethlehem Township police Chief Scott Fogel tells The Morning Call that 61-year-old John Hann of Nazareth is holding officers at bay Thursday morning.

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  7. 2nd man killed in noontime shooting in Allentown identifiedRead the original story

    Wednesday Oct 4 | Pocono Record

    The second man killed in a noontime shooting at an intersection in the eastern Pennsylvania city of Allentown has been identified. The Lehigh County coroner's office said 24-year-old Keith Minick died of gunshot wounds to the body, and his death was ruled a homicide.

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  8. Allentown chief calls daytime shooting deaths 'very concerning'Read the original story

    Tuesday Oct 3 | Pocono Record

    The lunch crowd started getting in line for pressed sandwiches at the neighborhood bodega. Because it was sunny and cloudless, one man gave his lawn a midweek cut and trim. 6 comments

  9. Two dead in Tuesday afternoon shooting in AllentownRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 3 | Pocono Record

    Both victims were rushed to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest and were pronounced dead, police Capt. Dan Wiedemann said.

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  10. Police probing whether woman's fatal stabbing justified, notRead the original story

    Wednesday Sep 27 | Pocono Record

    The Lehigh County coroner says 37-year-old Chanelle Marie Allen died shortly after the stabbing was reported about 10:20 p.m. Tuesday in Allentown. Allentown police say a 65-year-old man was taken into custody, but police didn't immediately charge him in the woman's death because they couldn't determine if the stabbing was in self-defense or otherwise justified.

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  11. Driver who went to bar after hit-and-run sentenced to prisonRead the original story

    Wednesday Sep 27 | Pocono Record

    A Pennsylvania man accused of fatally striking a pedestrian then heading to a bar for a drink has been sentenced to up to 10 years in prison. Thirty-five-year-old Joshua Stockman, of South Whitehall Township, was sentenced Tuesday to three to 10 years on a hit-and-run charge.

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  12. Allentown police investigate woman found dead on sidewalkRead the original story

    Sunday Sep 24 | Pocono Record

    Allentown police investigate woman found dead on sidewalk A 43-year-old woman was found dead Saturday evening on an Allentown sidewalk. Davis was pronounced dead at 7:45 p.m. by Deputy Coroner Richard Kroon at 11th and North streets.

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  13. Allentown mayor to be tried locally for corruptionRead the original story

    Friday Sep 22 | Pocono Record

    A federal judge says the mayor of Pennsylvania's third-largest city will be tried on corruption charges in the federal courthouse there, not in Philadelphia. Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski is accused of accepting more than $150,000 in campaign contributions in exchange for city business. 3 comments

  14. Owner of day care where baby died on 1st day gets probationRead the original story

    Sep 15, 2017 | Pocono Record

    The owner of a now-closed Pennsylvania day care has been sentenced to seven years' probation over the death of a 3-month-old found unresponsive on her first day at the facility. The Morning Call of Allentown reports a judge on Friday followed the request of the baby's mother in deciding Sharon Ballek should be spared prison time because she has suffered enough from her actions.

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  15. Priest gets jail time for child porn possessionRead the original story

    Sep 14, 2017 | Pocono Record

    A Roman Catholic priest in Pennsylvania caught with child pornography by someone helping with his computer is going to jail. The Morning Call of Allentown reported 67-year-old Monsignor John S. Mraz apologized and was sentenced Thursday to six to 23 months.

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  16. Autopsy set for college student; official blames head injuryRead the original story

    Sep 13, 2017 | Pocono Record

    An autopsy was scheduled Wednesday for a freshman lacrosse recruit at a private Pennsylvania college who died after being found unconscious near a dorm over the weekend. Police in Easton have only said that 19-year-old McCrae Williams was involved in a "chain of events" that began Saturday at Lafayette College and ended with his death at a hospital Monday afternoon.

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  17. Ex-kennel owner faces new animal cruelty chargesRead the original story

    Sep 11, 2017 | Pocono Record

    A former Pennsylvania kennel owner who served jail time for animal cruelty is facing new charges that he failed to care for dozens of animals on his property. Prosecutors said Monday that Derbe "Skip" Eckhart has been charged with 58 counts of cruelty to animals, including six misdemeanors.

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  18. Group aims to put up homeless families in churches Posted atRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2017 | Pocono Record

    The other day a dozen people crowded around a ring of tables in a Macungie church community room, one of those mostly featureless spaces crowded with beige folding chairs where, so often, the call of faith turns quietly and efficiently into action. The group is the core of Family Promise of Lehigh County, a fledgling chapter of a national organization that unites denominations in an ecumenical charge against what is known as conditional homelessness - the kind that afflicts people who find themselves out of work and broke, living an unhappy nomadic existence in cars or bouncing among the cheapest and seediest motels.

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  19. Driver accused of texting before fatal crash to stand trialRead the original story

    Sep 8, 2017 | Pocono Record

    A Pennsylvania woman has been ordered to stand trial on charges that she was texting and driving before causing a crash that killed a pedestrian. The Morning Call reports police and witnesses testified at a preliminary hearing Thursday that 21-year-old Seneca Harley drove through a red light Nov. 8, 2016 in Allentown and hit another car.

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  20. City settles black student's stun gun case for $95,000Read the original story

    Sep 8, 2017 | Pocono Record

    A Pennsylvania city has paid $95,000 to settle a lawsuit by a black college student who said he was wrongly shocked with a stun gun after police stopped to question him about a robbery. Alexander Aron was a 22-year-old Alvernia University student in October 2014 when two officers stopped him outside his home because they were looking for "an Afro-American wearing sweats" who had just robbed a grocery store, according to the lawsuit.

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