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State police seeking suspect who set potato chip display on fire, causing $5,000 in damage to convenience store

State police in Monroe County asked for help identifying a person suspected of setting fire to a display rack of potato chips, causing about $5,000 in damage. Police released a picture of the person suspected in the potato chip arson Saturday and asked anyone with information to contact state police. According to state police at Stroudsburg, the person walked into the Turkey Hill store in the ...
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Eldred recognizes Eagle Scout for project

The Eldred Township supervisors presented a certificate to Jonathon Smith on Wednesday evening for becoming an Eagle Scout and thanking him for work he did for the township. “We wish you well on your future endeavors, as you go into the world with the respect and gratitude of your entire community, the organization and that of your family,” said Gary Hoffman, chairman of the supervisors. “Congratulations on a job well done.”
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State Police in Monroe County search for arson suspect

EAST STROUDSBURG, MONROE CO. (WOLF) — The Pennsylvania State Police Troop N Fire Marshal Unit is investigating an incident that occurred at the Turkey Hill Store on Winona Falls Road, East Stroudsburg. The pictured individual allegedly walked into the store and ignited a display rack of potato chips on fire...
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Carbon County, PATimes News

State police report on crashes in Carbon and Monroe

State police at Lehighton reported on the following crashes investigated by troopers:. • A one-vehicle crash was reported at 4:22 a.m. Thursday along Ben Salem Road in East Penn Township, Carbon County. Troopers said Joshua J. Foley, 28, of Lehighton, was driving a 2006 Dodge Caravan eastbound and attempted to negotiate a left hand curve in the road when he lost control of the van. The Caravan rolled over and onto the berm.
Monroe County, PATimes News

Recycling event planned in Monroe

From 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. today, all Monroe County residents can recycle their unwanted electronics at the Military Recycling Center, 114 Military Road, Stroudsburg. They are accepting: computers, monitors, televisions, network devices, printers, power supplies, peripherals, wire, cabling and hardware. You must be a Monroe County resident and have...
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Fire destroys cabin in Poconos

MONROE COUNTY, Pa. — Fire gutted a cabin Wednesday morning in Monroe County. A neighbor tells Newswatch 16 he was outside when he noticed flames coming from the nearly 100-year-old vacation cabin in Paradise Township near Henryville. No one was staying in the cabin at the time of the fire.
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Monroe County Courthouse expansion underway

STROUDSBURG, Pa. — Shovels in the ground turned a plan, more than a decade old, into reality. Construction on the Monroe County Courthouse expansion is now underway. A groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday marked the occasion. "Oh, this is critical. When I took office almost 10 years ago, it was on...
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Pennsylvania offering $5 million in grants to combat gun violence

Hundreds of thousands in state funding are up for grabs to those working to prevent gun violence in their communities. Gov. Tom Wolf designated $5 million to support groups fighting "the crisis of gun violence" across the state. Eligible applicants could receive up to $225,000 to implement programs made to intervene, deescalate and reduce shootings in their communities.
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70-year-old Wayne County man dies after crash

A 70-year-old Wayne County man died Wednesday following a motorcycle accident on Route 390 in Monroe County near the Pike County line, the Lackawanna County coroner said. Coroner Tim Rowland said the man’s name is being withheld until his family is notified. The man was airlifted to Geisinger Community Medical Center, where he died shortly after 3 p.m.
Wyoming, PAScranton Times

New NEPA COVID-19 cases drop to level of almost a year ago

New COVID-19 cases across seven Northeast Pennsylvania counties dropped to a level seen only one other time since July, a review of state Department of Health data shows. The net 10 new cases Thursday increased the regional total to 78,145 as the state added 277 cases, pushing its total to 1,209,725.
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Missing Monroe County woman found

STROUD TWP., MONROE CO. (WOLF) — UPDATE: Marjorie Pierrot was located safely this morning. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 35-year-old Marjorie Pierrot has gone missing and the Stroud Area Regional Police are asking for residents to keep an eye out- Pierrot was last seen on June 15 in the area of Bridle Road and...
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Drug take-back at Pocono Raceway

MONROE COUNTY, Pa. — Fans attending next weekend's NASCAR doubleheader at Pocono Raceway can bring along expired and unused medications. The State Attorney General's office is partnering with Pocono Raceway for the annual drug take-back program. People can bring leftover prescription drugs to the track where they can safely discard...