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4 hrs ago | Pocono Record

Poconos' car enthusiast starts over after fire guts his garage

When not at his union laborer job, mason Jim Counterman of Price Township has always enjoyed building model racing cars of different eras or helping his 14-year-old son build go-karts for racing.

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8 hrs ago | Pocono Record

County receives $37k grant for forensic computer -

The county will be better equipped to use digital evidence in court cases, thanks to a grant from U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, Representative Matt Cartwright, Democrat, US News

17 hrs ago | Pocono Record

Kuck resigns effective immediately from Pocono Medical Center

The Board of Directors of the Pocono Health System/Pocono Medical Center today announced that PHS/PMC President and CEO Kathleen Kuck has advised the board of her decision to resign, effective immediately.

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Related Topix: East Stroudsburg, PA, Stroudsburg, PA

Yesterday | Pocono Record

Could Oregon's pee-contamination scare happen to Pocono water supply? -

The northwestern city dumped 38 million gallons from one if its reservoirs last week after a teen urinated in one of its fenced-in water supply reservoirs.

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Related Topix: Portland, PA, Stroudsburg, PA, Smithfield, PA, Tobyhanna, PA

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Pocono Record

Police investigation leads to Polk Township meth lab -

Charges have been filed against a Polk Township man who allegedly ran a meth lab, and sold the drug to police on eight occasions between October and January.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Prison, Carbon County, PA

The York Daily Record

York County Sheriff's Office arrests 20

Sheriff's deputies arrested 20 people on 34 warrants during the week of April 13-17, according to news release from the York County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: York County, PA, Drugs

Pocono Record

Directions to S-burg's homeless day center -

The Monroe County Homeless Initiative Day Center's current Stroudsburg location is in the building by the levee on First Street, between Garfield and Washington streets.

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Related Topix: Stroudsburg, PA

Pocono Record

Tunkhannock Township home engulfed in flames Saturday

Firefighters from two counties battled a dwelling fire late Saturday night in Tunkhannock Township.

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Related Topix: Carbon County, PA

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Pocono Record

Siamsa hosts benefit for AWSOM, Big Brothers Big Sisters -

Siamsa Irish Pub has announced that they will hold a fundraiser for AWSOM and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monroe County this week.

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Related Topix: Stroudsburg, PA

Pocono Record

Garage fire in Price Township now under control -

Structure fire was reported around 4:45 p.m. today on Forest Lane in Price Township.

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WFMZ

Regional: Lehigh Valley

It's time to take a look back at the stories making headlines this week in the 69 News Week In Review.

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Related Topix: Reading, PA

The Times-Tribune

Orders of religious women serving in the Diocese of Scranton

Mission: "Whether we feed, clothe, educate, pray for or with, feel the pain of, or are present to someone, we reach out.

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Related Topix: Scranton, PA, Marywood University, Luzerne County, PA, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Pocono Record

County takeover of Stroudsburg building bogs down -

The fight over the future of 701 Main St. has already wound through the courts for a year, and there's no end in sight - unless the two sides can agree on a negotiated price for the building.

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Related Topix: Stroudsburg, PA, Wescosville, PA, Worthington, PA, Doylestown, PA

Times News

A home for history

The Western Pocono Community Library has turned another page in its book. This one reads, "Heritage Center of the Western Pocono Community Library."

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Related Topix: Brodheadsville, PA, East Stroudsburg, PA, Stroudsburg, PA, American University, University of Washington

Pocono Record

Stroudsburg school board opts to open before Labor Day -

The Stroudsburg Area School District will be the only Monroe County district to begin school before Labor Day in 2014.

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Related Topix: Stroudsburg, PA, Education Etc.

Pocono Record

Police identify driver in fatal Paradise Township crash -

Michael Hayes, 55, of Cresco, was the driver killed when his vehicle crashed and burst into flames Thursday morning in Paradise Township, Monroe County Coroner Bob Allen said.

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Related Topix: Cresco, PA

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Pocono Record

Monroe County's biggest sports venue is hosting a different kind of race this weekend.

Tough Mudder will be at Pocono Raceway for the first time today. It will continue Sunday, and more than 16,000 people are expected to attend.

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Related Topix: Emmaus, PA, Blakeslee, PA, Albrightsville, PA

Thu Apr 17, 2014

WFMZ

Fiery crash kills driver in Monroe County

A man died when the car he was driving hit a utility pole and caught fire in Monroe County early Thursday.

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The Times-Tribune

Pressure rises for fair tax on natural gas

Republican lawmakers who hold majorities in both houses of the state Legislature have defied the public will by refusing to establish a fair tax on natural gas extraction.

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Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA, Opinion

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Pocono Record

East Stroudsburg man says he hit bus driver in self-defense

Charged with assaulting a Monroe County Transit Authority bus driver April 4, an East Stroudsburg man with a history of mental illness told a judge Tuesday that he was acting in self-defense when he punched the bus driver for not letting him off where he wanted to be left off.

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Related Topix: East Stroudsburg, PA, Stroudsburg, PA, Life, Self Defense

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