Train derails into Lehigh River; no injuries, evacuations, leaks reported
L. SAUCON TWP., Pa. - A Norfolk Southern train derailed in Lower Saucon Township Saturday morning near the 2200 block of Riverside Drive, leaving part of the train in the Lehigh River. As of Saturday morning, Northampton County officials said there there were "no evacuations, no injuries, and no leaks...
First Poconos Sober St. Patrick's Day
STROUDSBURG, Pa. — In just a matter of weeks, the streets and sidewalks here in downtown Stroudsburg will be filled with happy parade-goers for the borough's 45th annual St. Patrick's Day parade. Rachel Metzgar and her family attend the parade every year, but she says sometimes the meaning of...
10 most expensive homes sold in Monroe County, Feb. 19-25
A house in Pocono Pines that sold for $620,000 tops the list of the most expensive residential real estate sales in Monroe County in the past week. In total, 34 residential real estate sales were recorded in the area during the past week, with an average price of $309,191. The average price per square foot ended up at $192.
Scary Situation Ignites During Wind Storm
Last night's wind storm brings down trees and power lines across the region. Several roads were blocked by the downed trees and branches, and thousands of power outages were reported. And it caused a scary situation for one homeowner in Stroud Township. Stroud Township Resident Joseph MacIntire says, "Brrrrrroooom, just...
Regional impact of 800-acre River Pointe industrial development vetted in Slate Belt
The effects of a proposed industrial development with 15 industrial buildings totaling over 6 million square feet will have an impact beyond the borders of the municipality the land is in. Elected supervisors from that municipality, Upper Mount Bethel Township, met Wednesday with residents of the Slate Belt and officials...
Savor the Flavors: Top 4 Spanish Restaurants in East Stroudsburg
This article presents four delightful Spanish restaurants located in East Stroudsburg. Have you had the chance to visit any of these culinary gems yet? If you have, we'd love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below!
How much will East Stroudsburg teachers earn with their new contract?
The East Stroudsburg school board approved a new contract with the East Stroudsburg Education Association on Monday, giving raises to teachers and others in the union. Employees will see raises of $10,000 (or a little more, in a few cases) from this school year to the next, and another $10,000 over the course of the six-year contract.
UPDATE: Missing Warren County teen found safe
MANSFIELD TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – Mansfield Township Police are looking for a missing teenager, Carson Verdon. The 15-year-old was last seen on Friday, March 1, at around 6:40 p.m., walking away from his residence on Jackson Valley Road. He was last seen wearing an orange jacket and jeans.
Pocono Palace Resort will be sold this spring, Cove Pocono announces
Pocono Palace Resort, one of the three Cove Pocono Resorts, is being sold. "Pocono Palace Resort has been sold to a buyer who approached our ownership company, and the transition of title is set for May 2," Cove Pocono Resorts posted Thursday morning on Facebook. ...
Back-to-back: Notre Dame boys basketball wins second straight district title
The road was a lot harder for Notre Dame-East Stroudsburg to bring home another 1A district title, but the Spartans were able to win their second consecutive championship, defeating MMI Prep 55-46 on Friday. Senior Jayden Freeman led all scorers with 17 points, five steals and three assists. Xavier Spears,...
Pocono Palace in Middle Smithfield Twp. reportedly sold
The resort is one of the few left that have those iconic heart-shaped tubs and champagne glass whirlpools.
Uncovering Stroudsburg's Nightlife: A Guide to the 3 Ultimate Pubs
In this article, we're exploring three outstanding pubs in Stroudsburg. Have you had the pleasure of visiting any of these establishments yet? If yes, we'd love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below:
Bear makes itself at home in Pocono rental
TOBYHANNA, Pa. — What was supposed to be a relaxing getaway for Katiuska Disz and her friend at a short-term rental in Tobyhanna Township ended with an unexpected visitor. "We were going out, going in, that's why we left the door closed just a little bit, and the bear put his nails on the door like this, and it magically opened. So yeah, yeah, it was scary like a terror movie."
After massive brawl at NJ youth wrestling match, 4 adults arrested
LOPATCONG — Four adults are facing charges, one of them aggravated assault, after an investigation into a 20-person brawl at a youth wrestling tournament in Warren County last month. Montague resident, 47-year-old Jennifer Takach has been charged with aggravated assault. Video shows her kicking a man in the head...
Local Traffic Alert: Upcoming Road Work and Lane Restrictions in Monroe County
Monroe County has announced road work in several areas, with some restrictions. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and local permit holders will do the work.
Phillipsburg’s Hawk soars into NJSIAA state wrestling final
When Tim Longacre looks at Gavin Hawk, the Phillipsburg head wrestling coach sees more than a state finalist wrestler. Which Hawk is, after he pinned Jayden Iznaga of Bergen Catholic in 3 minutes, 26 seconds in a 150-pound semifinal Friday night at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Longacre sees an...
Shot Spotter Now Implemented in Phillipsburg, Police Chief Says
PHILLIPSBURG, NJ – During the Town Council meeting held February 28, 2024, Chief of Police Robert Stetner informed the council of the recent implementation of "Shot Spotter"--an advanced gunshot detection device to be used in Phillipsburg. Paid for by a government grant, the spotter detects gunshot activity and very quickly leads officers to the source, he said. New Jersey Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced in March 2023 that Phillipsburg was one of 20 law enforcement agencies across New Jersey awarded grants to acquire and expand their technology to combat gun violence. The grants, which were made available using federal American...
Northampton County upcoming roadwork
Restriction: Lane restriction with flagging. Restrictions in effect (time of day): 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Restriction: Lane restriction with flagging. Restrictions in effect (time of day): 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Will rain cause delays? Yes. Municipality: Williams Township. Road name: PA 611/South Delaware Drive. Between: Browns Drive and...
Lehigh Valley food safety inspections: Unsanctioned fermentation; unknown sushi pH; unsanitized utensils
Here are the food safety inspection reports from Lehigh and Northampton counties, conducted the week of Feb. 18. Each week, we highlight the inspection reports provided through the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. The department performs the inspections in many areas, while some municipalities such as Allentown and Bethlehem conduct their own inspections. All establishments are ...