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Police arrest accused accomplices in Poconos shooting

STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)— The Pocono Township Police have arrested two individuals they said were involved in a shooting that happened in Monroe County on June 6. Officials said Javier D. Giraldo Jr. and Alexander Santos, both East Stroudsburg residents, were charged as accomplices in the shooting of another individual in a Tannersville park that […]
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Jury awards ex-Easton Area wrestling coach $250K in discrimination trial

Former Easton Area High School wrestling coach JaMarr Billman was awarded $250,000 in compensatory damages after he sued the school district for racial discrimination. The seven-day civil trial ended in Billman’s favor, his attorney, John S. Harrison of Bethlehem, said Thursday. He proved he was the subject of racial discrimination, retaliation and a hostile work environment, according to Harrison.

Widespread water main break in East Stroudsburg

EAST STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A water main break is impacting residents in one section of East Stroudsburg Thursday. According to the East Stroudsburg Department of Public Works (DPW), the main break is at the intersection of Brodhead Avenue and Centre Street, and it’s a 10-inch break. A neighbor told Eyewitness News he noticed […]

Two arrested in connection to shooting at Tannersville park

TANNERSVILLE, MONROE CO, (WOLF) — Pocono Township Police have identified and arrested two men they say are associated with the shooting at the TLC Park earlier this month. Javier D. Giraldo Jr. of Penn Estates East Stroudsburg and Alexander Santos also from East Stroudsburg were charged as accomplices in the case.
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Allentown man dies weeks after Whitehall crash

SALISBURY TWP., Pa. - A Lehigh Valley man has died of injuries sustained in a crash more than a month ago. Roger Reinhart, 75, was pronounced dead Wednesday at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest, said the Lehigh County coroner's office. The Allentown man died of complications from rib fractures...

Monroe County Man Charged Child Exploitation Crime

Thursday, June 23, Federal prosecutors charged 53-year-old Jesse Diaz of Sciota with accessing and viewing child pornography. According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, the criminal information charge alleges that Diaz accessed a private chat group dedicated to distributing and sharing child pornography. The chat was accessed through his Kik messenger account with the intent of viewing minors, including a minor under the age of 12 years old, engaging in sexually explicit conduct.
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Officials cut ribbon at new Wawa in Hereford Twp.

HEREFORD TWP., Pa. - Wawa officials cut the ribbon at a new location in Hereford Township Thursday. Limited edition "Goose Vibes Only" t-shirts were also given away to the first 100 customers. The store's manager says they're excited to serve the community. She says they've been hiring and training the...

Great Wolf Lodge announces phase two of expansion

TANNERSVILLE, Pa. — The Sharpe family from Rochester has been visiting Great Wolf Lodge near Tannersville for the past 12 years. "We feel like family. You know, like we got the vacation but never feels like leaving home because everybody, just everybody here, is wonderful," Lori Sharpe said. The...

UPDATE: Police arrest two in park shooting

EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. — An update on a shooting at a park basketball court in the Poconos. Police have arrested Javier Diraldo and Alexander Santos, both of East Stroudsburg. They are charged as accomplices in the shooting at TLC Park, where police say one person was shot following a...

Free Narcan drive held in Schuylkill County

TAMAQUA, Pa. — In Schuylkill County, EMS officials in tamaqua partnered with county and state officials to host a free Narcan drive. According to the Attorney General's Office, drug overdoses are the number one accidental killer in the state. Anyone could stop by the Tamaqua Community Ambulance Association along...
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St. Luke's completes region's first walk-in mental health clinic

LEHIGHTON, Pa. - St. Luke’s University Health Network on Thursday celebrated completion of a 24-hour walk-in mental health clinic that it said is the first in the region and one of the first of its kind in Pennsylvania. The center, built in the emergency department of the former Gnaden...

Good Shepherd ‘Tops Off’ Center Valley Hospital with Signed Beam

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network staff put Sharpies to steel earlier this month by signing the final steel beam that “topped off” Good Shepherd’s under-construction rehabilitation hospital on Center Valley Parkway in Upper Saucon Township. The hospital–which is located opposite the Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley–is slated to...
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JT’s Richards displays team-first attitude

It had to be one of the toughest moments of his athletic career. But instead of sulking, hanging his head, or getting angry - the true nature of David Richards came through on this particular May afternoon in Whitehall. The Jim Thorpe senior standout, like anyone competing at the District...

Native Plant Garden Dedicated at Lower Saucon Trailhead

Just like their human counterparts are, Monarch butterflies and other beneficial species will soon be drawn to a popular trailhead on the Saucon Rail Trail in Lower Saucon Township. They won’t be there to bicycle or jog, but they will be thankful for the efforts of those who do, some of whom recently created a native plant garden along Reading Drive.