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Proposed New Law Would Protect Sports Officials

Legislation has been proposed in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives that would make harassing sports officials, such as umpires and referees, illegal. If it eventually becomes law, it would create a separate offense of harassment of a sports official.

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Lost Highway Motorcycle Show and Concert Coming in May

The Lost Highway Motorcycle Show and Concert is coming to Poconos Park in Pike County, May 19th through the 21st. Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Lynyrd Skynyrd will be headlining, and there will also be appearances by the Marshall Tucker Band and motorcycle giveaways. Tickets are on sale starting at $19.99 plus fees.

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Auditor General Aims at School District Tax Policies

Pennsylvania Auditor General Timothy L. DeFoor has released an audit of 12 school districts across the state who he says are raising local property taxes while holding millions of dollars in their General Funds. He says the districts also applied for a referendum exception as a regular budgeting tool, rather than an extreme measure as […]

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Check Out Poconoski.com

Big news for skiers…. A new text service is coming to two Pocono ski resorts. The Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureau has partnered with SkiText to launch a texting service at Shawnee Mountain Ski Area and Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountian, aimed at making the experience on each mountain even better. They are the first […]

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Arrest Made After East Stroudsburg Bank Robbery

An investigation into an armed robbery Sunday morning at PNC Bank in East Stroudsburg has resulted in the arrest of one man. It happened at the drive through ATM where a man and his daughter were approached by a man with a knife. 48-year-old Brian Walker of Stroud Township is now facing felony charges and […]

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State Gives Green Light to Another Casino

A new Pennsylvania casino has been officially approved. On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board unanimously approved a Category 4 slot machine license to SC Gaming OpCo, LLC to construct a new casino in Centre County. The casino would initially be licensed to operate between 300 and 750 slot machines.

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Pennsylvania Very Smokey

A lot of Pennsylvanians still smoke, and that fact has now led to our state being cited as one of the worst-ranked states in the nation in tobacco usage according to the American Lung Association’s latest report issued on Wednesday. The report shows that each year, tobacco claims about 22,000 lives in Pennsylvania.

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Hit and Run Results in Arrest

An investigation into a hit and run involving a stolen car in Monroe County has led to an arrest. The crash happened around 6pm Tuesday in Tobyhanna. Pocono Mountain Regional Police have arrested Justin Massa, who is now charged with receiving stolen property and driving with a suspended license. Massa was sent to the Monroe […]

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East Stroudsburg Man Arrested After High Speed Chase While Smoking Pot

Police have arrested a man who they say lead them on a high-speed chase throughout Monroe County, leading to drugs being seized. Stroud Area Regional Police say it happened in Stroudburg Borough. They say 36 year old Javier Giraldo of East Stroudsburg ran a stop sign and red lights, and was driving at 120 mph […]

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Sheetz ‘ Smile Policy ‘ Under Review

If you are thinking about getting a job with Sheetz, you first better take a look in the mirror. Sheetz has a so-called ‘smile policy’ which says employees can’t have visible dental issues. According to Business Insider, the convenience store and gas station chain has a policy that says people with visible teeth problems should […]

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