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After hardball negotiations with Northampton County, Chrin ponies up more money for farmland preservation

Hardball negotiations have paid off for Northampton County after it reached a new farmland preservation deal with the Charles Chrin Real Estate Trust for land surrounding the Route 33 Chrin Interchange.


Bangor students selected for District 10 Chorus

Fifteen Bangor Area High School students were selected to participate in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 10 Chorus. The concerts will be held at Exeter Township High School in Reading on Feb. 8 and 9.


Gov. Wolf Declares State Of Emergency For Pennsylvania Ahead Of Winter Storm

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Gov. Tom Wolf has declared a state of emergency for Pennsylvania ahead of this weekend’s winter storm. The upcoming storm is expected to bring heavy snow, high winds, sleet and freezing rain across the state through the weekend.


Best Bets for Pocono entertainment

Brodhead Watershed Association will offer “hikes” on Saturday at the Schisler Museum of Wildlife and Natural History, inside East Stroudsburg University’s Hoeffner Sci-Tech Center, Normal Street and Ransberry Avenue, East Stroudsburg.


New Jersey priest charged with sexually assaulting teen for 4 years in the 90s

PHILLIPSBURG, N.J. -- A New Jersey priest accused of sexually assaulting a teen has a detention hearing scheduled for Friday. Father Thomas Ganley was taken into custody this week by a New Jersey prosecutor's office.


Northampton County authorities seek Jordan Davis - fugitive of the week

Jordan Davis, 24, is wanted on a charge of marijuana possession with intent to deliver, according to the Northampton County Sheriff’s Department. Davis, known to frequent the Allentown and Stroudsburg areas, is described as 5 feet 6 inches tall and 215 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.


Wilson boys basketball spoils Bangor's home supremacy with 2nd-half surge

After a varsity career of setbacks against Bangor, Wilson Area High School's Robby Swiatek put it simply. "We owed it to them," the senior said. "We did," the junior added. "I couldn't have said it better."


Appeals court tosses DUI conviction, says Northampton County judge denied man right to attorney

The Easton man came to Northampton County Court without an attorney, and was told by a judge to prepare for trial the next day. That trial went forward, with Brian A. Turner representing himself before Senior Judge Leonard Zito, who found him guilty of first-offense drunken driving and later sentenc


What have Pennsylvania's federal lawmakers been doing during the shutdown?

They’ve been giving floor speeches. Marching to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office and leaving a note. Pushing legislation regarding the hundreds of thousands of federal workers left in unpaid limbo.


Mansfield Twp. woman caught under-ringing items 4 times in 1 month at Walmart

MANSFIELD TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County)- A Mansfield Township woman was charged after she was allegedly caught under-ringing items four times in one month at Walmart, police said.


Police in Northampton County Mourning Loss of K-9 Officer

BUSHKILL TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A Northampton County police department is mourning the loss of one of its K-9 officers. “Havoc” was the Bushkill Township Police Department’s first K-9 officer and served from 2007 to his retirement in 2016.


Beagle Recovering at Animal Shelter in the Poconos

STROUD TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- An old pup is safe and warm at A.W.S.O.M. Animal Shelter near Stroudsburg. The beagle, named "Rancho," was found in bad condition on Monday by a hiker in Stroud Township.


Builder buys distressed asset, plans upscale $7M apartment community

The apartment-building boom in the Greater Lehigh Valley has inspired one executive to start a venture focused on providing smaller apartment communities. The executive, Justin Huratiak, is president and owner of Huratiak Homes LLC in Bangor. One of the firm’s first projects involves building an apa


Pennsylvania Woman Tried To Kidnap Kangaroo From Petting Zoo, Take It To Florida, Police Say

HANGZHOU, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 21: (CHINA OUT) A kangaroo looks at the camera in Hangzhou Zoo on September 21, 2015 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province of China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)


Round One of Winter Weather Underway in Monroe County

MOUNT POCONO, Pa. -- A few inches of snow fell overnight but the big worry is this weekend's weather. Plow trucks were out Friday morning in Monroe County, but PennDOT officials say they're prepped and ready to go for this weekend storm, too.


Phillipsburg’s medical marijuana dispensary secures prominent location, but growing will be done outside town

When the first medical marijuana prescriptions are sold in Warren County, it will be out of an old bank on Main Street Phillipsburg. For its commercial front, the NETA NJ has closed a sale on the former Phillipsburg Trust Co. building at 55 S. Main St. The closing was confirmed Wednesday by both the


Phillipsburg Elementary School evacuated because of restroom fire

Students were evacuated Friday afternoon from Phillipsburg Elementary School due to a fire in a restroom there, Phillipsburg schools Superintendent Greg Troxell said. It was reported about 12:45 p.m. at the 525 Warren St. building. All students walked under the supervision of staff and Phillipsburg


Jack-knifed tractor trailer shuts ramp off I-78 in Warren County

Crews were still working Friday morning to clean up a jack-knifed tractor trailer on an I-78 ramp in Warren County. The crash was initially reported at about 5:40 a.m. on the ramp to I-78 East in Greenwich Township, exit 4, with a fuel spill.


Warren County authorities seek Jose Torres - fugitive of the week

Jose A.Torres, 30, is wanted on a theft charge under a warrant dated Sept. 20, 2018, according to the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office. Torres, whose last known address was in the 300 block of North 10th Street in Reading, Pennsylvania, is described as 6 feet tall and 170 pounds with black hair and


Pennsylvania's oldest licensed tavern closes its doors Saturday night

BLUE BELL (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania's oldest licensed restaurant and bar closes it's doors Saturday night. Luke Myers, bar manager at the Broad Axe Tavern, says the new owner of the restaurant had been running this historic business for a decade now.