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  1. Congressman denies misconduct claim; ethics probe may follow Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Pocono Record

    House Speaker Paul Ryan called for an Ethics Committee investigation Saturday after the New York Times reported that U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan used taxpayer money to settle a complaint that stemmed from his hostility toward a former aide who rejected his romantic overtures. The story, published online Saturday, cited unnamed people who said the Republican Pennsylvania representative used thousands of dollars from his congressional office fund to settle the sexual harassment complaint the ex-aide filed last summer to the congressional Office of Compliance.

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  2. Philadelphia police: No frisking of women's march attendees Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Pocono Record

    Police in Philadelphia say reports that officers will be randomly searching attendees at the women's march this weekend are inaccurate. Deputy Commissioner Dennis Wilson says police "are not frisking people" and "are not infringing on anyone's First Amendment rights in any way."

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  3. Leaders hail Philadelphia, Pittsburgh making Amazon list Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Pocono Record

    Leaders in Pennsylvania are hailing the inclusion of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh on a list of finalists for Amazon's second headquarters released Thursday. Gov. Tom Wolf said he wasn't surprised, given Pennsylvania's location in the heart of the East Coast along with its nationally ranked educational institutions and a workforce "equipped to support future growth."

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  4. Deputy US marshal killed while serving Pennsylvania warrant Posted atRead the original story

    Thursday | Pocono Record

    A gunman opened fire on law enforcement officers serving an arrest warrant inside a home before dawn Thursday, killing a deputy U.S. marshal before he was shot to death by police as he fled outside, authorities said. Police were on the first floor handcuffing the woman they were seeking to arrest when 31-year-old Kevin Sturgis, of Philadelphia, began firing from the second floor, said U.S. Attorney Dave Freed.

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  5. Amazon narrows list to 20 for its second headquartersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 18 | Pocono Record

    Amazon has narrowed its hunt for a second headquarters to 20 locations, concentrated among cities in the U.S. East and Midwest. Toronto made the list as well, keeping the company's international options open.

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  6. Man sentenced to 90 years for sexual abuse of childRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 17 | Pocono Record

    A Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to 90 years in prison after admitting to making child pornography of a 7-year-old girl. Prosecutors say 43-year-old Matthew Maffei, of Aston, sexually assaulted the young daughter of a childhood friend and forced the victim's 5-year-old brother to watch.

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  7. Police charge Lancelot Fortune with 2 counts of murder Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 16 | Pocono Record

    The nephew of a Pocono Township couple was charged with double murder in the stabbing deaths of his aunt and uncle on Friday. Lancelot Fortune, 31, of Stroudsburg was charged with two counts of murder and one count of tampering or fabricating evidence.

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  8. Pennsylvania activists call for needle exchanges to curb drug deathsRead the original story

    Friday Jan 12 | Pocono Record

    A statewide group of public health activists Friday called on Pennsylvania lawmakers to expand their reaction to the opioid epidemic to include support for needle exchange programs. Gov. Tom Wolf this week declared the opioid epidemic a public health disaster , a move that will relax some regulations for addiction treatment in hopes of slowing the drug overdose scourge that claimed 5,260 lives in Pennsylvania last year.

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  9. What will the #MeToo movement mean for Cosby's next trial? Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 12 | Pocono Record

    Jurors couldn't agree the first time around whether to accept a woman's story that "America's Dad," Bill Cosby, sexually assaulted her over a decade ago. Now he faces a retrial in less than 90 days in a vastly different cultural climate, one in which powerful men from Hollywood to the U.S. Senate are being toppled by allegations of sexual misconduct.

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  10. Inmate charged with homicide in cellmate's death in PennsylvaniaRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 10 | Pocono Record

    State police said 25-year-old Joshua Perry was found dead Tuesday under the bed in his cell in State Correctional Institution-Somerset. Troopers said he had his hands tied behind his back and a sheet around his neck and died of apparent blunt-force trauma.

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  11. Municipalities ban mini-casino before license auctionRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 4 | Pocono Record

    About 40 percent of Pennsylvania's municipalities are banning a new mini-casino allowed under a two-month-old state law expanding casino-style gambling. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said Thursday that the list of 1,017 municipalities is final now that Sunday's deadline passed for municipalities inform the agency.

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  12. Snatched by hungry eagle, little dog lives to bark the tale Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 4 | Pocono Record

    Felipe Rodriguez says he thought he was hallucinating when an eagle snatched his sister's little white dog from her yard, flapped its massive wings and disappeared over the trees. He had.

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  13. Pennsylvania shuts down construction on Sunoco gas pipelineRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 3 | Pocono Record

    Pennsylvania environmental officials have ordered Sunoco to halt construction of a natural gas pipeline across the southern part of the state, citing a series of spills and other "egregious and willful violations" of state law. The Department of Environmental Protection announced Wednesday that it has ordered work on the Mariner East 2 pipeline to stop until Sunoco complies with the terms of its permit.

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  14. Mummers brace for coldest New Year's strut in decadesRead the original story

    Sunday Dec 31 | Pocono Record

    The Hegeman String Band's theme for the 2018 Mummers Parade - a mime-based performance they're calling “Shhhhhh!!!!!!” - turned out to be prescient. At a Sunday morning rehearsal, the band's 35 saxophone players could only pantomime playing their instruments as they practiced drilling in formation around a South Philadelphia parking lot.

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  15. Man who killed mom, self wasn't allowed to have firearmsRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 26 | Pocono Record

    Authorities say a man who killed his mother and then fired more than 100 rounds at police as her body lay in a Pennsylvania yard during an eight-hour standoff before he killed himself wasn't permitted to have firearms and likely obtained them from his father, who killed himself days after the rampage. State police on Tuesday identified Marylouise Meixell-Moyer as the woman shot 11 times in Bethlehem Township by Justin Kephart.

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  16. Child's raccoon attack spurs a Christmas outpouringRead the original story

    Monday Dec 25 | Pocono Record

    Thanks to the kindness of strangers and, evidently, a dash of holiday spirit, an infant who was seriously injured in a raccoon attack inside a North Philadelphia rooming house will have a safe place to live when she gets out of the hospital, according to the baby's uncle. By 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve, 477 people had donated a total of $13,588 to a GoFundMe page set up to help the family of 4-month-old Journi Black find a suitable home to rent.

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  17. Mini-casino license auctions begin in JanuaryRead the original story

    Sunday Dec 24 | Pocono Record

    With a window closing Dec. 31 for communities statewide to consider prohibiting the move within their borders, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has unveiled a plan to aggressively find bidders for each one over the next six months. Pennsylvania's 10 category 1 and 2 casino operators – license holders behind Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, The Meadows and others – will have the opportunity to submit a sealed bid, which must be a minimum of $7.5 million, for the first license, which will be awarded Jan. 10, gaming board officials indicated in a list of guidelines posted last week.

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  18. Wolf vetoes controversial abortion billRead the original story

    Friday Dec 22 | Pocono Record

    Gov. Tom Wolf has vetoed Senate Bill 3, the anti-choice legislation that he said would have severely limited women's reproductive rights and health care options. “This legislation is a disingenuous and bald-faced attempt to create the most extreme anti-choice legislation in the country,” Wolf said in a statement.

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  19. Pa. House Democrats spent $248,000 to settle sexual harassment complaint against lawmakerRead the original story

    Dec 19, 2017 | Pocono Record

    Pennsylvania House Democrats spent nearly a quarter-million dollars in taxpayer money to secretly settle a sexual harassment complaint against a 40-year lawmaker, according to a document obtained by The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. A payment of $248,000 went to settle a complaint in 2015 against state Rep. Thomas Caltagirone, D-Berks, by a longtime legislative staffer.

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  20. Train speeding 50 mph over limit before deadly derailment Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2017 | Pocono Record

    Federal officials confirmed an Amtrak train was hurtling 50 mph over the speed limit when it careened off an overpass south of Seattle, spilling cars onto the highway below and killing at least three people. Bella Dinh-Zarr, a National Transportation Safety Board member, said at a Monday night news conference that information from the event data recorder in the rear locomotive showed the train was traveling at 80 mph in a 30 mph zone when it derailed at 7:34 a.m. Mangled train cars ended up on top of each other - and one hung precariously over the freeway.

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