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PennDOT: Monroe County Road Work This Week

According to PennDOT, drivers in Monroe County can expect upcoming work on state roads this week. On July 5, the PennDOT Maintenance Forces will conduct Pothole Patching on Cherry Lane Road between PA 191 and Halett Road in Stroud Township. Restrictions will be in effect from 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM. Due to lane restrictions, drivers should expect delays. PennDOT urges drivers to use caution while driving through the work zone. The Maintenance Forces expect to complete work on July 5 but could be delayed in the event of rain.
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Crews rescue woman who fell along Appalachian Trail

SAYLORSBURG, Pa. - First responders rescued a woman who fell on the Appalachian Trail along the Northampton-Monroe County border. Emergency crews from both counties responded to the area near the LeRoy Smith shelter about 2 a.m. Tuesday. They made contact with the woman about an hour later and took her...
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Road work this week

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announces the following road work this week, but be advised that road work schedules may change as needed during COVID-19 mitigation or due to changes in the weather:. Carbon County. • Penn Forest: Hatchery Road pothole patching between Route 903 and Pohopoco Road, 7 a.m....
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Monroe County fire damages home

Multiple fire departments responded to a fire Sunday evening at a house in Monroe County. The fire broke out at about 5:30 p.m. in the first block of Sleepy Hollow Lane in Middle Smithfield Township. The flames caused extensive damage to the front of the house as well as the...
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Nurse practitioner facing assault charges

A nurse practitioner at a Monroe County location has been charged with indecent assault. State police at Stroudsburg said on April 27 troopers began an investigation of an indecent assault reported at the Lehigh Valley Physicians Group, Endocrinology, located at 179 Independence Road, Smithfield Township. Troopers said a 70-year-old woman from Bushkill said that she had been inappropriately touched while being treated by her nurse practitioner, Timothy Clark, 50, of Scranton.
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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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Great Wolf Lodge begins next phase of $125M expansion, adding rooms and slides

The second phase of Great Wolf Lodge’s $125 million expansion project is underway in Monroe County. Representatives of the Pocono Township resort and indoor water park at 1 Great Wolf Drive announced plans for the second phase on Thursday. Great Wolf broke ground in March on the expansion’s first phase. When the entire expansion is complete by late spring or early summer 2023 it will be the largest of its kind, Great Wolf spokesman Jason Lasecki told lehighvalleylive.com Friday.
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Food pantry struggles to bring in volunteers

TOBYHANNA, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — The rise in gas prices is impacting drivers across the country but a nonprofit in the Poconos says it’s one of the reasons why they’re short of volunteers. For the first time in ten years, the Feeding Families Ministry Food Pantry had to close because they didn’t have enough volunteers. The founder […]
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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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PSP: Scammer targets Carbon County, Monroe County women in their 70's

CHESTNUTHILL TWP, MONROE CO, (WOLF) — Four women between the ages of 70 and 76 received 'spoofed emails' from someone asking them to purchase gift cards earlier this month. State Police say the women, ages 70, 72, 73, and 76, lived in either Penn Forest Township, Carbon County or Chestnut Hill Township, Monroe County.
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Three wanted after Monroe County robbery

MONROE COUNTY, Pa. — State police are searching for three men who robbed a family at gunpoint in Monroe County. Troopers say the men broke into a home near Effort just before 2 a.m. Tuesday morning. They then held the family at gunpoint before taking off with a gun...
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Pennsylvania State Police on the lookout for armed robbery suspects in Monroe County

Pennsylvania State Police are on the lookout for three suspects wanted in connection with an armed robbery in Chestnuthill Township early Tuesday morning. According to release from PSP, at approximately 1:52 a.m. on June 28, three Black men entered a residence on the 1200 block of Grand Mesa Drive by smashing a sliding glass door. The men held the residents of the home at gunpoint while they removed a safe from the residence. ...
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Vigil held in hope of finding missing Stroudsburg woman

STROUDSBURG MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)- It’s been one month since a Monroe County woman mysteriously disappeared.    Tuesday night family, friends and community members gathered to pray for her safe return.    45-year-old Dana Smithers has been missing since May 28.    As the search for answers in her disappearance continues, loved ones are staying hopeful […]
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