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    Candidates for Governor Face Off in First Debate

    HERSHEY — It is just six weeks before election day. The two candidates for governor of Pennsylvania squared off in their first of three debates Monday night. Governor Tom Corbett and Democratic challenger Tom Wolf met at a Chamber of Commerce event in Hershey. Not surprisingly, one of the biggest issues of the debate was education spending. “But Mr. Wolf’s supporters in the public sector: unions, particularly the teachers unions, have spent millions of dollars putting out the lie that […]

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    Pocono Mountain School District Will Be Open Tuesday

    MONROE COUNTY — Officials with Pocono Mountain School District said the schools will be open Tuesday. The district will, however, not run buses in Barrett Township due to ongoing police activity in that area. Parents may choose to drive their children to and from school and any student absences will be excused, according to an announcement on the district’s webpage. The district will have increased security measures and students will remain indoors. Evergreen Community Charter School and Monsignor McHugh School, […]

  • Talkback 16: Search for Eric Frein

    The search for Eric Frein is the focus of this edition of Talkback 16. One caller thinks investigators are revealing too much information.

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    Red Cross Shelter for Anyone Displaced by Manhunt

    MONROE COUNTY — The American Red Cross Pocono Chapter is opening a shelter for anyone displaced by the ongoing police activity as they continue to search for suspected cop killer Eric Frein. The shelter is located at East Stroudsburg High School South, 279 North Courtland Street, East Stroudsburg. The Red Cross reminds anyone coming to bring any medications, personal hygiene items, and bedding if possible. Pets are welcome at the shelter.

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    Attempted Homicide Charges Dropped After Witness Doesn’t Show

    WILKES-BARRE — Attempted homicide charges have been withdrawn against a man in Luzerne County. The lawyer for James Whiteside, 27,  of Wilkes-Barre said a judge withdrew the charges Monday because the district attorney’s office could not find a witness that was supposed to testify at trial in July. Whiteside had been locked up since July 2013 when police say he pointed a gun at a man’s head and pulled the trigger, but the gun did not fire. Whiteside has been […]

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    Charges Against Man for Taking Lewd Photos

    KELLY TOWNSHIP — Charges have been filed against a man accused of taking pictures up a woman’s skirt in Union County. Troopers believe Kyle Smith of Winfiled snapped the picture earlier this month at Walmart near Lewisburg and was caught on surveillance video. He faces invasion of privacy charges.

  • Car Swerves to Avoid SUV, Hits House

    DICKSON CITY — A vehicle hit a house Monday morning in Lackawanna County. Police said the driver of a car swerved to avoid an SUV that drove into her path on Throop Street in Dickson City. The car went down a steep hill and slammed into the side of a house. Nobody was hurt, but a window and siding on the house were damaged.

  • UPDATE: Man Tried to Take Pictures up Women’s Skirts

    UPDATE: According to state police, Kyle Lynn Smith, 36, is accused of taking a photo up a woman’s skirt without her knowledge or consent. KELLY TOWNSHIP — State police in Union County are looking for the man they said was caught on a surveillance camera trying to take pictures up women’s skirts without their knowledge or consent. Troopers said the man was spotted taking the photos at the Walmart near Lewisburg around 5 p.m. Tuesday.

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    Police Investigate Shots Fired in Monroe County

    BARTONSVILLE — As police were focused on the manhunt for state police shooting suspect Eric Frein, they had to respond to reports of another shooting Friday night. Authorities said two men from North Carolina got into an argument at the Knight’s Inn along Route 611 in Bartonsville. Police said someone fired a gun but no one was hit. One man was taken into custody.

  • Former Teacher Agrees to Plead Guilty

    KINGSTON — A former educator from Luzerne County has agreed to plead guilty to child sex charges. Lauren Harrington-Cooper is accused of having sexual contact with one boy and exchanging inappropriate text messages with another while she was a teacher in the Wyoming Valley West School District. The Pennsylvania Department of Education suspended Harrington-Cooper’s license before the beginning of this school year.

  • Talkback 16: Search for Trooper Shooting Suspect

    This edition of Talkback 16 focuses on the search for the man suspected in the ambush at the state police barracks in Pike County.

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    Abington Heights Teachers, Board Reach Deal

    SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP — The Abington Heights School District and teachers have a new contract. District officials said the board voted unanimously Wednesday night to approve the new contract. Teachers approved the contract Thursday. The teachers were set to strike on September 11, but cancelled those plans. Teachers had been working without a contract since 2011. The new deal calls for $500 to $600 raises each year of the three year contract.


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