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Jim Thorpe grants variances for Flagstaff Park project  69News WFMZ-TV

The Jim Thorpe Zoning Hearing Board granted multiple zoning variances Monday evening that clear the way for a multi-faceted project that would bring a hotel, ...



Jim Thorpe police report resident scammed out of $29000  69News WFMZ-TV

JIM THORPE, Pa. - Authorities in Carbon County are warning residents about a phone scam that bilked a woman out of $29,000. The Jim Thorpe Police ...



Flagstaff Ballroom could get $14.5 million renovation project  69News WFMZ-TV

New plans detail a new view at the vista and easier access for Flagstaff Ballroom.



Jim Thorpe woman scammed out of $29000  69News WFMZ-TV

JIM THORPE, Pa. - Jim Thorpe Police say a borough woman in her mid-70's is out $29,000 after she fell for a scam. "She thought maybe I'll give it a chance.



Carbon County jail in Jim Thorpe is on the market  69News WFMZ-TV

JIM THORPE, Pa. - Not often is a jail cell and graffiti from a 19th century death row inmate a selling point in real estate. In the case of the Old Jail in Jim Thorpe, ...



Church windows threatened over building project  69News WFMZ-TV

JIM THORPE, Pa. - Inside Jim Thorpe's St. Mark's Church is a holy trinity of antiquity. The 150-year-old building is home to a 19th century 24-karat gold ...



High School Athletes Battle Blazing Temperatures on the Practice Field  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

LEHIGHTON, Pa. -- The heat index was about 100 degrees in some parts of our viewing area on Wednesday, but high school athletes didn't have the day off.



Pedestrian bridge dedicated in Jim Thorpe  69News WFMZ-TV

Although the bridge construction is complete, officials said the bridge closes at 2 p.m. Monday so crews can finish the retaining wall and trail project on the east ...



Pocono Mountain School District ponders outsourcing student transportation  69News WFMZ-TV

The Pocono Mountain School District Board of Directors was presented with a seven-year student transportation plan from student transportation company First ...



Charged teacher fired from PA Treatment and Healing Center  69News WFMZ-TV

A popular teacher in the Poconos faces several charges of sexual misconduct.



Jim Thorpe High School band performs for veterans  WFMZ Allentown

A Carbon County band was rocking around the Christmas tree Monday for veterans.



Lehighton School Board votes to censure board director  69News WFMZ-TV

In a fiery meeting Monday night, school board directors of the Lehighton Area School District narrowly voted to censure a board director whose actions they ...



Tamaqua Area School District puts gun policy on hold  69News WFMZ-TV

The Tamaqua Area School Board voted to suspend Policy 705, which would allow willing faculty and staff members to carry guns in schools pending a court ...



Bethlehem man facing charges in Carbon County fatal crash  69News WFMZ-TV

KIDDER TWP., Pa. - The driver of the vehicle in a Carbon County crash which killed a 24-year-old Albrightsville man is facing multiple charges, Kidder Township ...



Details emerge on Lehigh River rescue operation  69News WFMZ-TV

69 News is learning of new details about a huge rescue operation on the Lehigh River after Monday's storms.



Man trapped for hours at Glen Onoko Falls  69News WFMZ-TV

The man was flown to the hospital but there's no word on his condition.



Carbon County St Patrick's Day Parade is canceled  69News WFMZ-TV

For the past 21 years, thousands crammed into Jim Thorpe for its St. Patrick's Day parade. But now, the Carbon County borough's March celebration has been ...



Police: 1 person shot after Carbon County car chase  69News WFMZ-TV

A traffic stop in Carbon County turned into much more after police say the minivan took off.



Man, 24, drowns while swimming at Glen Onoko boat launch  69News WFMZ-TV

A 24-year-old man died in an apparent drowning in the Lehigh River near Glen Onoko Falls.



Police continue to investigate Carbon County murder-suicide  69News WFMZ-TV

L. TOWAMENSING TWP., Pa. - Two people are dead after what police are calling an apparent murder-suicide in Carbon County. Investigators said the man and ...



Flying wheel on Pa. Turnpike leaves woman, young child severely injured  69News WFMZ-TV

PENN FOREST TWP., Pa. - More details are emerging about a terrifying crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Carbon County Friday afternoon. A woman and ...



3 killed, one taken to hospital after Route 209 crash  69News WFMZ-TV

No one was wearing a seatbelt and police say alcohol played a role.



Helmet safety in focus after death at Blue Mountain  69News WFMZ-TV

For the second time in two years a skier has died at Blue Mountain after a crash. In both cases the victim was not wearing a helmet.



Wind turbine project blows up controversy  69News WFMZ-TV

PENN FOREST TWP., Pa. - There is a piece of land some feel is prime real estate for a 27 to 28 wind turbine project in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County.



Engineer: PennEast Pipeline could complicate Penn Forest wind project  69News WFMZ-TV

An engineer suggested the combination of the PennEast Pipeline and proposed wind turbines could present a dangerous scenario for Penn Forest Township ...



'Souper Bowl' at Schuylkill Valley High School raises money for charity  69News WFMZ-TV

The Schuylkill Valley Art Club held a Souper Bowl contest in the high school cafeteria Sunday afternoon.



Police: Carbon County man arrested on child pornography charges  69News WFMZ-TV

The Mahoning Township police department arrested Sean James Balint, 45, on charges of disseminating photo and film of child sex acts and child pornography.



Hiring Season Starts for Whitewater Rafting  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

PENN FOREST TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Whitewater rafting companies in Carbon County are getting ready for their busy season. Soon Pocono Whitewater in Carbon ...



Penn Forest nears decision on wind turbines  69News WFMZ-TV

Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the Penn Forest Township Zoning Hearing Board will announce its decision on an application for 28 wind turbines on ...



Teacher charged in alleged sex assault at PA Treatment and Healing School  69News WFMZ-TV

SMITHFIELD TWP., Pa. - State police in Stroudsburg say a teacher at a school in Monroe County had indecent contact with a 13-year-old student.



New England Motor Freight plans to shut down  69News WFMZ-TV

The company is based in Elizabeth, New Jersey but has several terminals in Pennsylvania, including one in Carbon County.



Pa. AG credits new program with preventing possible school shooting in Hazleton  69News WFMZ-TV

It's been just over a week since a new program aimed at preventing school violence began in Pennsylvania. It's already working. Hundreds of tips have been ...



PSP: Vehicle of interest was not involved in I-476 debris accident  69News WFMZ-TV

State police say they have found the vehicle of interest they were looking for after debris flew through a windshield on I-476, injuring five people.



Man pleads guilty to killing man in Lehighton  69News WFMZ-TV

A Carbon County man has admitted to fatally cutting a man's throat at a home in Lehighton last year.



Fire displaces residents in Palmerton Borough  69News WFMZ-TV

The Red Cross is assisting multiple people displaced by a two-alarm apartment fire in Carbon County Sunday afternoon.



Person taken to hospital after injury at Glen Onoko Falls  WFMZ Allentown

One person had to be carried out on a stretcher after an apparent head injury.



33-year-old man recovered from Lehigh River  69News WFMZ-TV

Carbon County Communications says the man went missing around 1 p.m. and was recovered around 2:40 p.m..



Crews search for missing swimmer at Glen Onoko falls  69News WFMZ-TV

Divers searched the Lehigh River near Glen Onoko Falls for a missing swimmer.



Teacher strike continues in East Stroudsburg  69News WFMZ-TV

EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. - Teachers from the East Stroudsburg Area School District in Monroe County continue to strike as classes are canceled indefinitely.



State police continue search for vehicle of interest in I-476 debris accident  69News WFMZ-TV

PENN FOREST TWP., Pa. - State police have released more details regarding a vehicle of interest in a Turnpike crash that severely injured a woman and child.



Tamaqua school district considers arming teachers  69News WFMZ-TV

Tamaqua Area School District officials believe if its employees have guns, it could prevent a massacre.



St. Luke's proposes new hospital in Carbon County  69News WFMZ-TV

The hospital would be located in Franklin Township on Harrity Road near Route 209.



Paradise Township employee killed in shooting at municipal building  69News WFMZ-TV

PARADISE TWP., Pa. - UPDATE: State police ID township employee killed in shooting at municipal building. One person has died and another is in custody after ...



Police: Mother severely abused 4-year-old son, causing life-threatening injuries  69News WFMZ-TV

TOWAMENSING TWP., Pa. - State police in Carbon County say a mother abused her 4-year-old son so severely that he suffered life-threatening injuries.



Teachers strike, classes canceled in East Stroudsburg  69News WFMZ-TV

EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. - Teachers in the East Stroudsburg Area School District hit the picket lines Monday as no deal has been agreed upon for a contract.



Grand Jury report on Pleasant Valley School District released  69News WFMZ-TV

The report and recommendations of the Eighth Monroe County Investigating Grand Jury involving the Pleasant Valley School District has been released to the ...



Lawsuit filed against Tamaqua School District over armed teachers policy  69News WFMZ-TV

TAMAQUA, Pa. - The debate over arming teachers has picked up steam in Tamaqua. On Thursday, families backed by Cease Fire PA, an anti-gun-violence ...



Mold found in Pottsville elementary school  69News WFMZ-TV

Pottsville Area's superintendent says every room in the upper and lower buildings of the John S. Clarke Elementary Center was tested Monday after teachers ...



80-year-old man dies in accident at Camelback Resort  69News WFMZ-TV

Rudolf Huber was pronounced dead on Sunday at 9:49 p.m. at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest, the Lehigh County coroner's office said Monday.



Teammates remember hockey player after Blue Mountain accident  69News WFMZ-TV

A New Year's Day tragedy strikes Connor Golembiewski's hockey team with grief. The 17-year-old died after he fell from a ski lift at Blue Mountain. He fell 37 feet, ...



2 Jim Thorpe High School cheerleaders killed in Rt. 903 crash  Allentown Morning Call

Two cheerleaders for Jim Thorpe Area High School were killed late Thursday in a two-vehicle collision on Route 903 in the Albrightsville area. Jasmine Fonseca ...



Tamaqua School District faces lawsuit, this time from parents  69News WFMZ-TV

A group of parents in Schuylkill County is taking aim at the Tamaqua Area School District's policy to arm teachers.



Body found at car dealership in Mahoning Township  69News WFMZ-TV

Officials say a body was found at 443 Auto Sales in Mahoning Township Thursday morning.



1 dead, 4 arrested after 17-mile police chase  69News WFMZ-TV

Mitchell Knight, Creshaun Caldwell, Cedric Cason and Tyrone Parker, all from Florida, are currently inside the Carbon County prison each facing 11 counts of ...



Current, former Pleasant Valley school administrators could be charged  69News WFMZ-TV

The Monroe County Investigating Grand Jury issued a presentment recommending charges against three current or former Pleasant Valley School District ...



Homeless man arrested for arson in connection with Saturday Lehighton fire  69News WFMZ-TV

LEHIGHTON, Pa. - Authorities have arrested a homeless man in connection with a fire in Lehighton which broke out Saturday. Gary Sharp, 43, was arrested on ...



Protesters gather after fight video goes viral  69News WFMZ-TV

Protestors gathered outside Hazleton Area's school board meeting after a video of an encounter between a student and school police officers went viral.



State police investigate fatal crash in Port Clinton  69News WFMZ-TV

Emergency dispatchers said police were called for a pedestrian struck by a car.



Dozens without jobs in Carbon County after trucking company files for bankruptcy  69News WFMZ-TV

MAHONING TWP., Pa. - A trucking company with a hub in Carbon County is closing its doors, leaving dozens without jobs. New England Motor Freight is filing ...



Home damaged after fire in Jim Thorpe  WFMZ Allentown

Crews at the scene say the firefighters arrived to find the home engulfed in flames.



Court dismisses complaint on arming school staff in Tamaqua school district  69News WFMZ-TV

A legal challenge to a controversial policy allowing staff at some Schuylkill County schools to carry guns has been thrown out.



Police: Monroe County man torched his own home  69News WFMZ-TV

State Police said 32-year-old Nicholas Hadley admitted to setting his home on fire Friday afternoon.



Pleasant Valley Intermediate School to be closed for remainder of next week due to mold  69News WFMZ-TV

BRODHEADSVILLE, Pa. - Pleasant Valley Intermediate School will remain closed for the remainder of next week and possibly beyond due to mold in the ...



Man dies in fatal crash after fleeing traffic stop  69News WFMZ-TV

A man died Monday after fleeing a traffic stop in Carbon County.



Dog the Bounty Hunter to join search for Shawn Christy  69News WFMZ-TV

The search for a fugitive from Schuylkill County has picked up a big-name searcher.



Flooding, heavy rain hits Schuylkill County again  69News WFMZ-TV

Heavy downpours have once again caused flash flooding in parts of Schuylkill County.



National Weather Service confirms tornado touched down in Wilkes-Barre  69News WFMZ-TV

The NWS said the damage assessment is ongoing and additional information about the track, damage and intensity of the tornado will be released later ...



State Rep. Heffley to move district office to Weissport  69News WFMZ-TV

Pennsylvania State Rep. Doyle Heffley is relocating his district office from Lehighton to Weissport.



Following deadly DUI, Mount Airy casino operator fined $250k for not tracking drinks  69News WFMZ-TV

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said Wednesday it fined Mount Airy Casino Resort's operator $250000.



Tamaqua school board says it'll fight back against lawsuit  69News WFMZ-TV

Controversy continues in the Tamaqua Are School District as teachers filed a lawsuit Wednesday to overturn a district policy to arm staff members.



State police end search for man in Penn Forest Township  69News WFMZ-TV

Officials say a man has been found dead after a search in Carbon County.



Multiple people injured in Carbon County motorcycle crash  69News WFMZ-TV

Two people were seriously injured in a crash involving a motorcycle in Carbon County Sunday.



Mold delays first day at Pleasant Valley schools  69News WFMZ-TV

The district announced Thursday evening that school will be closed for students Monday, which was supposed to be the first day of the school year.



State police seek another vehicle of interest in flying wheel crash on Pa. Turnpike  69News WFMZ-TV

State police have released a photo of another vehicle of interest in a Turnpike crash that severely injured a woman and child.



Carbon County woman named Ms. Wheelchair Pennsylvania  69News WFMZ-TV

Last week we brought you the story of Danielle DeAngelis' preparation for the pageant, and this weekend, she won!



Buddhist temple rises from ashes of old Poconos resort  69News WFMZ-TV

After a fire tore through the Fernwood Hotel and Conference Center in Monroe County last June, any plans to revitalize the vacant property were put on hold, but ...



Squirrel Whisperer details unique bond  69News WFMZ-TV

CARBON COUNTY, Pa. - This is a story about one of those moments where you see a guy walking in the park and the unthinkable happens. There's no filters or ...



Penn Forest wind turbine debate turns on semantics  WFMZ Allentown

Opposing parties in the debate over proposed wind turbines in Penn Forest Township largely focused on the semantics of zoning terms in the township's fourth ...



The Spirit Of A Legend  ABC News

IN A CLEARING on a grassy hillside near a two-lane highway in eastern Pennsylvania lie the bones of Jim Thorpe, the man considered by many to be the ...



At least 1 injured in Nesquehoning house fire  69News WFMZ-TV

Fire broke out at a home in Lake Hauto just after 5 a.m. Monday.



Two men, one woman arrested in prostitution sting  69News WFMZ-TV

Detectives with multiple agencies conducted the sting at a hotel on Feb. 11, the Monroe County district attorney's office said.



DA: Deadly officer-involved shooting after 17-mile chase was accidental  69News WFMZ-TV

FRANKLIN TWP., Pa. - The Carbon County district attorney has announced her decision in a fatal officer-involved shooting in December. DA Jean Engler said ...



Sound modeling expert testifies in Penn Forest wind turbine hearing  69News WFMZ-TV

An expert in sound modeling testified at Tuesday evening's Penn Forest Township zoning hearing regarding an application for 28 wind turbines in the township.



Community suggests alternatives to Tamaqua's gun policy  69News WFMZ-TV

How do we stop school shootings? One Schuylkill County school district believes arming teachers is the answer.



Panther Valley High School on lockdown  WFMZ Allentown

The principal of Panther Valley High School in Summit Hill said the school is on lockdown as a "precaution."



Driver killed after car slams into tractor-trailer on Northeast Extension  69News WFMZ-TV

A car ended up partially underneath the back of the trailer on shoulder.



Officials: Centralia sinkhole unrelated to underground fire  69News WFMZ-TV

CENTRALIA, Pa. - A 100-foot sinkhole found in a Columbia County town almost completely emptied by a decades-long underground fire is unrelated to the ...



Family creates snow turkey for Thanksgiving  69News WFMZ-TV

A family in West Penn Township decided to build a snow turkey for Thanksgiving.



Mentally ill man accused of shooting car with shotgun  69News WFMZ-TV

PARADISE TOWNSHIP, Pa. - A mentally ill man blasted a car with a shotgun multiple times on Christmas, according to state police. Police say they were called ...



Driver seriously injured in Palmerton rollover crash  WFMZ Allentown

A driver involved in a rollover crash in Carbon County has been flown to the hospital.



Woman seriously injured while hiking trail in Carbon County  69News WFMZ-TV

It happened early Saturday evening in the area of Old Mill Road in Franklin Township.



Man killed while fleeing police identified  69News WFMZ-TV

Police have identified the man killed in a crash after fleeing a traffic stop.



Stroudsburg Area School District contract dispute could be nearing end  WFMZ Allentown

The Stroudsburg Area School District Wednesday night approved a mediator's proposal designed to end an ongoing contract dispute between the district and ...



Man attempts to use counterfeit money to make purchase  69News WFMZ-TV

A man attempted to use a counterfeit $100 bill to make a purchase.



Monroe County teacher faces new charges  69News WFMZ-TV

Investigators say teacher Jonathan Smith presented himself as a mentor both in school and online, but allegations against him describe him more like a ...



Second person dies in Poconos crash  69News WFMZ-TV

It happened around 9:30 Saturday morning on Route 715 in Pocono Township, Monroe County.



St. Luke's Palmerton practice expands staff, hours  69News WFMZ-TV

PALMERTON, Pa. - St. Luke's University Health Network announced Thursday its practice in Palmerton will start offering early morning and evening ...



Lost Palmerton dog captured after 3 years  69News WFMZ-TV

A Facebook post shared by K911 Lost Dog Search, Inc. said the dog, Princess Lucy, was recovered a few months after they were contacted by a woman who ...



Williams Company aims to build gas pipeline compressor station in Schuylkill County  69News WFMZ-TV

The Leidy South Expansion project in Eldred Township would connect supplies of natural gas in northern and western Pennsylvania with demand centers along ...



Police: 35-year-old Palmerton man stabs dog in neck  69News WFMZ-TV

PALMERTON, Pa. - A 35-year-old man is facing charges of aggravated cruelty to animals after officials say he stabbed a dog in the neck. Police responded to ...



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