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Shooting Investigation in East Stroudsburg

EAST STROUDSBURG — A man was shot early Monday morning on the campus of East Stroudsburg University. Police aren’t saying much about what happened on campus around 1:30 a.m. Monday. A 58-year-old man was shot on Normal Street in East Stroudsburg. His name has not been released. State police spent hours at the scene looking for evidence. According to East Stroudsburg University, 427 Normal Street, the address being processed, is commonly known as the ROTC building and it is university […]

Boy Scouts Trained in CPR Certification Class  

POCONO TOWNSHIP — More than 100 Boy Scouts came together in Monroe County Saturday to earn an important merit badge. The scouts took a CPR certification class at Northampton Community College’s Monroe Campus near Tannersville. The boys, from all levels of scouting, earned a merit badge for participating, but they know they earn a lot more for learning CPR. “I feel more prepared for any situation that would require something as useful as CPR,” said Owen Christian of Stroudsburg About […]

Vote for Vacant Lot After Social Club was Destroyed by Fire

STROUD TOWNSHIP — The fate of a popular social club in Monroe County that was destroyed by fire was decided on Saturday. Members of the CLU Social Club in East Stroudsburg have only been able to get together once since flames destroyed the club on South Courtland Street, back in March. The now vacant lot where the club used to be was the topic of a vote Saturday. Members had several options on the table but voted to find a […]

People In The Poconos Preparing For The Snow

MONROE COUNTY — Snow is in the forecast and likely to start falling sometime tomorrow morning with the most expected in the Poconos. One to three inches are expected and that could make road conditions a little tricky. At the Lowe’s in Bartonsville, it’s beginning to look a lot like winter. The shovels and ice melt are out for an easy grab and go. Across Route 611, mom Samantha Garcia had not one but two grocery carts full of food. […]

‘Coolbaugh Angels’ Keeping People Warm

MOUNT POCONO — With cold weather here again, some little baggies are warming up the heads, hands, and hearts of people in one part of Monroe County. Members of a group called the “Coolbaugh Angels” once again left hand-knitted marks in places throughout Mount Pocono. “We noticed a lot of people do walk in this community and we do have buses, so you have to walk from your home to the buses and we also noticed not everyone is wearing […]

Wreaths for Veterans

COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP — Members of the Coolbaugh Township community came together Thursday afternoon to honor veterans. Representatives of the Coolbaugh Township Historical Association, the VFW, and other organizations proceeded to all of the cemeteries in the township, placing holiday wreaths along the way. Marion Jolly of the VFW Post 509 Auxiliary spoke with Newswatch 16 about the event. “The historical society wanted to honor the veterans for Pearl Harbor Day. By placing wreaths on the cemeteries here and they thought […]

More than 100 Jobs Planned for Poconos

EAST STROUDSBURG — A snack company based in New York announced it will be relocating to Monroe County, creating more than 100 jobs. An industrial building in East Stroudsburg has been vacant for more than a year but soon it will be home to a healthy snack company known as Terrafina. Governor Tom Wolf recently announced the manufacturer will be relocating from New York to Monroe County. “Well, we are mainly a resort area so manufacturing is important to get […]

Life-Sized Gingerbread House

BARRETT TOWNSHIP — The smell of gingerbread in the air can only mean one thing at Skytop Lodge near Canadensis: the holiday season is here. The real life-size gingerbread house is a big attraction that many come back each year to see. “It’s wonderful, and every year it gets better. It’s a little different. I think the theme this year is fudge. Last year, it was baking. They do a different theme every year, and it gets more beautiful every […]

Check Given to Help Women’s Resource Center in Monroe County

STROUDSBURG — Victims of sexual assault are getting some extra help in Monroe County. The District Attorney’s office presented a check to workers with the “Women’s Resources of Monroe County” in downtown Stroudsburg on Wednesday. The organization provides shelter, counseling, and other assistance to victims of sexual assault. “In the shelter alone we had over 5,000 nights of shelter which the most we’ve ever in a year,” explained Lauren Peterson from the Women’s Resources of Monroe County. “People are staying in the […]

Guilty Pleas in Frat Death

STROUDSBURG — The final 13 fraternity brothers charged in connection with the hazing death of a pledge pleaded guilty in Monroe County on Wednesday. Each was sentenced to one year probation, except the national president of Pi Delta Psi, who received two years probation. Their charges included tampering with evidence and lying to police in the death of Chun Michael Deng during a hazing event at a rental house near Long Pond back in 2013.