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4 hrs ago | Pocono Record

Popular Polk Township eatery destroyed by early-morning fire

A popular West End restaurant known for serving anytime from breakfast to last call was destroyed by fire on Sunday.

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Related Topix: Fire, Carbon County, PA, Kunkletown, PA, Albrightsville, PA, Palmerton, PA

7 hrs ago | The Pike County Courier

Kentucky man sentenced in Pike for distributing child pornography

Pike County District Attorney Raymond Tonkin announced July 27 that Bryson Shane Hood, 42, of Princeton, Ky., was sentenced by Pike County President Judge Joseph Kameen to 37 months to 10 1/2 years in a state correctional facility and fined $1,500 for the crimes of distribution and possession of child pornography and criminal use of a communication ... (more)

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Pike County, PA, Prison, Bushkill, PA

20 hrs ago | WFMZ

Fire destroys well-known Poconos restaurant

The fire broke out early Sunday morning at the Luna Rossa restaurant on Route 209 in Polk Township, Monroe County.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Pocono Record

Pocono Township discusses replacing board member -

The commissioners agreed Monday that a process needs to be established for appointing replacements, given the impending departure of Commissioner Greg Hill.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Pocono Record

When the economy is down, the number of cats and dogs at the local animal shelter goes up.

Such is the case with the Animal Welfare Society of Monroe , which is so full it can no longer accept any more animals.

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York Dispatch

70 mph I-83?

Portions of Interstate 83 are eligible to have posted speed limits of 70 mph, but it will be at least several months until that could possibly happen.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Clearfield County, PA, Clinton County, PA, Lackawanna County, PA

Pocono Record

Attorney general files legal action against Monroe County paving business

The state Attorney General office's Bureau of Consumer Protection filed eight legal actions involving home improvement contractors, including J&J Paving in Monroe County.

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Related Topix: Home Improvement, Home

Pocono Record

Pocono farmers pick ears by the armload

Monroe County sweet corn producers are excited to open their farm stands after the prolonged winter made this the latest picking season in recent memory.

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Related Topix: Weather

The York Daily Record

Appeal court asked to unblock Florida gay marriage

Attorneys for a Florida Keys gay couple have turned to a state appeals court to lift a judge's order blocking them from getting married.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Pocono Record

Drowning victim at Days Inn pool in Smithfield identified -- update

A Brooklyn, N.Y. man has been identified as the victim of a drowning today at the Days Inn pool at Seven Bridge Road and Independence Road in Smithfield Township.

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WFMZ

Body found in pool of Days Inn

In what authorities are calling a "drowning incident," a body was found in the pool of a Days Inn in Monroe County Wednesday afternoon.

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WFMZ-TV Allentown

Monroe Co - Rt 611 Bridge Project in Pocono Twp

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced the next phase of construction will begin on Thursday, July 24 on the project to repair the structurally deficient PA 611 Bridge over Pocono Creek in Pocono Township, Monroe County.

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CBS Local

PennDOT: Parts Of I-80, I-380 To See Increase To 70 MPH

Speed limits on more than 100 miles of two interstates maintained by PennDOT will rise to 70 mph for the first time as part of a pilot program.

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Related Topix: Clearfield County, PA, Clinton County, PA, Lackawanna County, PA

The Morning Call

70 mph zone slated for Monroe interstate

PennDOT is creating 70 mph zones as pilot projects on a pair of interstates next month, including parts of I-380 in Monroe County .

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Morgantown, PA, Clearfield County, PA, Clinton County, PA, Lackawanna County, PA

Pocono Record

Tobyhanna church wins the lion's share of $1.45M Pocono Mountain Charter School case

A judge's ruling allows the dissolving Pocono Mountain Charter School to recover roughly $288,000 in taxpayer money for rent from the church that is its landlord, but the figure is less than a quarter of what school leaders sought and likely will not be enough to pay all the final bills.

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Related Topix: Tobyhanna, PA, Stroudsburg, PA, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Pocono Record

Lenape Nation renews its bond with conservation groups

Marc Kurtz of East Stroudsburg, left, and Matt DelCoco, also of East Stroudsburg, unload their canoe at the Dingmans Access on the Delaware River on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, during the Delaware River Cleanup.

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Related Topix: East Stroudsburg, PA, Stroudsburg, PA, Gilbert, PA, Swarthmore College

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Pocono Record

Hearing date scheduled for inmate in jail stabbing -

A preliminary hearing has been tentatively scheduled for August for a Monroe County Correctional Facility inmate charged with stabbing another inmate with a pen.

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Related Topix: Prison

WNEP-TV Moosic

Man Pleaded Guilty as Accomplice for Deadly Shooting in Monroe County

A man pleaded guilty to third degree murder as an accomplice for his involvement in a drive by shooting in Monroe County.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

Mon Jul 21, 2014

WNEP-TV Moosic

New Jersey Man Pleads No Contest to Strangling Friend

A man from New Jersey is heading to jail in the Poconos after pleading no contest to charges of manslaughter, all because of an argument that turned deadly.

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Related Topix: Mount Pocono, PA

WFMZ

Police: $25k worth of cocaine found in car

Four people are facing charges after police say a traffic stop led to the discovery of a large amount of drugs.

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Related Topix: Stroudsburg, PA

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