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Recent Articles
  • Schools Closed, Football Postponed During Manhunt

    HAWLEY — The search for Eric Frein, the man who state police believe ambushed the barracks at blooming grove last Friday night, is still going on. That’s why hundreds of students in the Poconos have been kept home the past few days. But the question is: how long can schools shut down for, even if the killer is still on the loose? Empty parking spots, vacant fields, and locked doors. It’s become routine here at Wallenpaupack Area High School. The […]

  • Pike County Residents Helping Troopers

    HAWLEY — Residents in Pike County have been on high alert since the ambush shooting at the state police barracks at Blooming Grove last Friday night. As the days pass, people are trying to make life in the Poconos as normal as possible. “It’s just hard to know what people are thinking. It’s hard to know what to think. You try not to be scared, but you are scared. And of course everybody is just sad,” said Juliana Brussell of […]

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    Most Wanted Fugitive Remains on the Run

    BLOOMING GROVE TOWNSHIP — The search continues Friday afternoon for Eric Frein, the man who state police say killed a trooper and severely injured another outside the barracks in Pike County last Friday night. It’s becoming the new normal for Pike County: Law enforcement fueling up every morning, getting ready to head back into wooded areas to search for their suspect, 31-year-old Eric Frein. The suspect`s picture is showing up around the state and country, including inside a convenience store […]

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    Locals, Students On Edge

    BLOOMING GROVE TOWNSHIP — The search continues for Eric Frein, the man state police believe murdered one of their own and injured another trooper. The shooting happened Friday night outside the state police barracks at Blooming Grove. People in Pike County have been on alert ever since. At the 402 Cafe a couple miles down the road from the barracks, the investigation hit close to home. Frein’s Jeep was discovered in the woods just behind the restaurant in Hawley. “We’ve […]

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    State Police Update Investigation, Show New Photos of Suspect

    BLOOMING GROVE TOWNSHIP — The suspect in the deadly shooting of a state trooper last week had a longstanding grudge against law enforcement and government, according to state police investigators at a news conference Wednesday. Investigators said the suspect, Eric Frein, 31, of Canadensis, belonged to a military simulation unit in Pennsylvania and may be acting out the war games in real life. “We also understand that Frein belongs to a military simulation unit based in eastern PA where participants […]

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    Troopers Continue Search for Shooting Suspect

    BLOOMING GROVE TOWNSHIP — State police and a team of investigators are out again trying once again to catch the man who shot and killed a trooper. Some schools are closed, others are on alert and many communities are on edge, all as state police continue their search for a suspect they say is “armed and very dangerous.” There is still no word today on where Eric Frein might be. At the same time the community is preparing to mourn […]

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    Injured State Trooper is Conscious and Talking

    BLOOMING GROVE TOWNSHIP —  Pennsylvania State Trooper Alex Douglass is alert and talking for the first time since surgery. That’s according to investigators who said Trooper Douglass was injured Friday night when somebody ambushed the state police barracks in Blooming Grove. Cpl. Bryon Dickson was shot and killed at the barracks in Pike County. On Sunday night, troopers returned to those barracks to continue their investigation and search for the shooter, or shooters. “I have 100 percent confidence in the Pennsylvania […]

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    State Police on Barracks Shooting: “It’s a Cowardly Attack”

    BLOOMING GROVE TOWNSHIP — The Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner described the shooting as “unbelievably heartbreaking.” Cpl. Bryon Dickson, who had been with state police since 2007, was killed in a shooting Friday night at the State Police barracks at Blooming Grove. Trooper Alex Douglass was injured and is recovering. “As you can imagine, this is a tragic event for Pennsylvania State Police and all of law enforcement in Pennsylvania,” said State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan. State police said they do […]

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    Mr. Hush Weekend Of Fear

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — Pop culture icons are in Luzerne County this weekend for a big event. The Weekend of Fear Part II is coming to the Woodlands near Wilkes-Barre. More than 30 celebrities from horror movies, sci-fi movies, and different area of pop culture will be hanging out here until Sunday. The event here at the Woodlands kicks off Friday night. You can still buy tickets at the door. Check out the website here.

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    Woman Beaten During Home Invasion in West Hazleton

    WEST HAZLETON — Police are looking for two men who they say are responsible for a home invasion in Luzerne County. Authorities say the two men — one described as tall and skinny the other short and thin — broke into a home on Webster Avenue in West Hazleton. Rosemarie Tomko, 69, lives there. Police say, once inside, those two men beat up the woman. “She said, very possibly, the taller thin one, she may have seen before in the […]


    Police: Car Hits Cart Carrying Brother and Sister, 7 Year Old Killed

    TROY — Police in Bradford County said a 7-year-old boy is dead after he and his sister were dragged under a vehicle Wednesday night. Authorities said it happened around 6 p.m. at the intersection of Route 6 and Porter Road. Troy police say a father was riding his bike on Route 6 and his two kids — a little boy and 6-year-old girl — were riding in a bike cart behind him. The three were struck by a pickup truck. […]

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    Truck Slams Into Home, Knocking It Off Foundation

    SHICKSHINNY — Authorities in Luzerne County said a homeowner is safe after a truck came barreling into a home Wednesday morning. The driver of that truck claims he lost his brakes and ended up crashing into the home on West Butler Street in Shickshinny. The man inside this home in Shickshinny had an interesting wakeup call Wednesday morning when the truck slammed into his living room. The driver of the truck says he lost his brakes and was trying to […]


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