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  1. Editorial: No pretty picture: Pocono scenes we'd rather not seeRead the original story

    Monday Jul 13 | Pocono Record

    Eagle Valley Corner is one of the Poconos' busiest intersections, so thousands of people see this neglected and dilapidated storefront, on Business Route 209 in East Stroudsburg, during any given week. Rite Aid Corporation took a long-term lease on the former Star Furniture property years ago, but then built a new store further south on Courtland Street.

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  2. US Marshals employee caught having sex on federal courthouse roofRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 10 | Pocono Record

    The U.S. Marshals Service says one of its employees was photographed having sex on the roof of a federal courthouse in Pennsylvania. A resident of a nearby apartment building who was concerned that there was a security breach snapped the pictures this week and sent them to WHTM-TV in Harrisburg, which alerted authorities.

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  3. Senate sends GOP budget bill to Wolf's desk to await veto Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | Pocono Record

    The nearly $30.2 billion budget bill passed the House and Senate without a single Democratic vote after negotiations between GOP leaders and Wolf stalled in recent weeks. HARRISBURG, Pa.

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  4. Republicans return to Harrisburg under the gunRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2015 | Pocono Record

    Pennsylvania lawmakers are returning to the Capitol with nine days until the state government's new fiscal year begins without any agreements on what the new budget should look like. Republicans have insisted that any budget agreement with Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf include legislation to pare back public pension benefits and privatize the state's wine and liquor store system.

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  5. Opinion: Don't plug budget gap with gamblingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2015 | Pocono Record

    With the June 30 state budget deadline approaching, the General Assembly and Gov. Tom Wolf are scrambling to fill a $2.3 billion shortfall between Wolf's proposed budget and expected revenues. The budget pressures could make horse-trading deals possible, if not likely.

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  6. Letter: Don't make gas drillers pay severance taxRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 10, 2015 | Pocono Record

    Politicians in Harrisburg recognize that when you raise the cost of doing something, you get less of it. So how can Gov. Wolf tell us that his plan to impose a costly severance tax on shale gas production won't hurt our state's economy? The governor's tax plan will surely lead to less shale gas production.

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  7. Opinion: Don't trust Harrisburg with running schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 30, 2015 | Pocono Record

    School funding has never been a popular election device. I grew up in Ohio, where school referendums were routinely on the ballot, especially in lean years when state coffers were particularly tight.

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  8. Central Pa. tree trimmer killed in bucket collapseRead the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2015 | Pocono Record

    One man is dead and another hurt after a bucket truck apparently malfunctioned while they were trimming trees in a Harrisburg suburb. The Cumberland County coroner said 53-year-old Michael Shaud of Middletown died after the bucket boom collapsed and struck him in Camp Hill.

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  9. Man accused of attack on 5-year-old girl at Harrisburg day careRead the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2015 | Pocono Record

    A man high on synthetic marijuana smashed his way into a Pennsylvania day care facility and held a 5-year-old girl by the neck before a passer-by and police were able to rescue her, police said Thursday. Harrisburg police charged Michael McQuay, 27, with attempted homicide and other offenses for the attack at Growing Adventures Daycare on Wednesday evening.

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  10. Central Pa. town hit with KKK recruiting fliersRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2015 | Pocono Record

    Residents getting ready for the Memorial Day parade in their central Pennsylvania town found some unwelcome items on their doorsteps. WHTM-TV reports a group called the Confederate White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan left recruiting letters inside small plastic bags at residences in the tiny borough in Perry County.

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  11. Police: Central Pa. Woman accused of setting man on fire arrestedRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2015 | Pocono Record

    A woman accused of having tied a man to a bed, doused him with a flammable substance and set him on fire before fleeing in his van was later arrested in a neighboring county, authorities said. Christina Leach, 27, is charged in Cumberland County with aggravated assault, arson and theft, according to police and court documents.

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  12. Police: Woman tied man to bed, set him on fireRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2015 | Pocono Record

    A woman accused of having tied a man to a bed, doused him with a flammable substance and set him on fire before fleeing in his van was later arrested in a neighboring county, authorities said. Christina Leach, 27, is charged in Cumberland County with aggravated assault, arson and theft, according to police and court documents.

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  13. Heroism revealed, Silver Star awarded 47 years laterRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2015 | Pocono Record

    James Castaldi of Magnolia and a couple of dozen comrades in the Army's Seventh Cavalry headed down a mountainside Jan. 12, 1968 - right into a hornet's nest of about 200 heavily armed North Vietnamese troops. The enemy was moving through the Que Son Valley in preparation for the planned Tet Offensive on Jan. 30 and quickly overwhelmed Castaldi's unit, not unlike the Seventh Cavalry under Lt.

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  14. Pa. House approves plan to cut billions in property taxesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2015 | Pocono Record

    A plan to replace nearly $5 billion in the property taxes that are used to fund public education in Pennsylvania with higher sales and income taxes passed the state House on Tuesday, placing the issue squarely before lawmakers at the start of peak dealmaking season. The House voted 109-86 for a Republican-drafted plan that would raise the sales tax rate in most of the state from 6 percent to 7 percent and increase the personal income tax rate from 3.07 percent to 3.7 percent.

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  15. Gun rights activists head to rally at Pa. CapitolRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2015 | Pocono Record

    Hundreds of gun-rights supporters are set to converge on the steps of the Pennsylvania Capitol for the annual Second Amendment Action Day. The event on Tuesday in Harrisburg is coordinated by Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, a Butler County Republican who is among the Legislature's most ardent advocates for the rights of gun owners.

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  16. Pocono Mountain East chess champs celebrate at CapitolRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2015 | Pocono Record

    The delightful taste of victory brought the Pocono Mountain East varsity chess team to Harrisburg this month as the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference champions celebrated their title on the steps of the state Capitol building. Coach Larry Bias could hardly contain his joy as he shared with the Pocono Record five photos of the team taken from various angles inside and outside of the majestic Capitol, where they met with Sen. Mario Scavello , Rep. David Parker and other politicians.

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  17. Wolf, Senate GOP leader face off over fate of 12 nomineesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2015 | Pocono Record

    Pennsylvania's Democratic governor and Republican Senate leader traded harsh words Friday over the fate of 12 gubernatorial nominations that have been stuck in limbo since January. Gov. Tom Wolf announced Thursday he had sent the nominees and five others to the Senate, referring to a deal with Majority Leader Jake Corman for them to be considered.

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  18. Gov. Wolf meets with mayors on pensionsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2015 | Pocono Record

    The escalating costs of municipal pensions was the centerpiece of a meeting Thursday between Gov. Tom Wolf and more than a half-dozen mayors, including Scranton Mayor Bill Courtright. The delegation, including mayors from mid-sized cities such as Allentown, Easton, York and Erie, came together through the Pennsylvania Municipal League. 2 comments

  19. Tax hikes for all under Wolf plan, report says Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2015 | Pocono Record

    On the campaign trail and in his first budget plan, Wolf had pitched an ambitious overhaul of Pennsylvania's tax system that he said would place a larger burden on high-income households while shielding those who made less than $70,000 per year. But the administration is now playing defense after an analysis released recently by the state's Independent Fiscal Office showed that even the lowest-income Pennsylvanians would see a net tax increase under Wolf's proposal.

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  20. State briefsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 1, 2015 | Pocono Record

    Pennsylvania's Revenue Department reported Friday that April revenues exceeded projections by $201 million, or about 5 percent. That pushes the surplus for the first nine months of the fiscal year to $569 million.

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