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After seven weeks on the run, Eric Frein, accused of shooting to death a state trooper and wounding another in an ambush attack on Sept. 12 at the Blooming Grove barracks in Pike County, surrendered to U.S. marshals at 6 p.m. Thursday in an open field near an abandoned airplane hangar in Pocono Township. He was handcuffed with cuffs belonging to Cpl. Bryon Dickson, the trooper he is said to have shot, and placed in Dickson’s cruiser for the trip to the Blooming Grove barracks to be processed....
State police at Fern Ridge are investigating a burglary at a Carbon County residence. Troopers said the home of Diane Mitchell, 64, of 164 Cold Spring Drive, Jim Thorpe, Penn Forest Township, was entered through a front porch window. Once inside the criminals removed various items including cash and jewelry. The incident occurred sometime between 7:45 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. on Monday.
Patrick Matsinko/Times News Pleasant Valley's Brandon Kuehner receives the Times News Football Player of the Week award for his performance against Pocono Mountain East last Saturday. Kuehner threw for 241 yards and three touchdowns. With Kuehner is PV head coach Dave Pacchioni.
It's no secret Pleasant Valley has plenty of weapons on offense. The Bears have 10 players that have scored at least two touchdowns this season, led by tailback Austyn Borre's 14. But Borre has missed the last two games with a hamstring injury, leaving the team without its workhorse during a critical part of the season. Despite Borre's absence, the Pleasant Valley offense hasn't missed a beat, rolling to wins over East Stroudsburg North and Pocono Mountain East to run its winning streak to six...
ABOVE: A sign like this one from Costenbader Bros. Ice was placed in a home's window to let the ice delivery man know how much ice they wanted.  LEFT: Rick Smith, a guest lecturer of The History of Monroe County Education Series, talked about the ice harvesting industry in the Poconos at Mrs. Bush's Personal Care Homes in Kunkletown. One of the largest ice houses was this one at Gouldsboro. It was struck by lightning and burned in 1963.
Rick Smith, a guest lecturer from The History of Monroe County Education Series, took Mrs. Bush's Personal Care Home residents and guests down memory lane. His subject was ice harvesting in the Pocono Mountains area. Storing ice practices date back to 16th century when wealthy landowners could build their own ice house to store ice taken from streams, ponds or lakes on their property.
Engelbert Humperdinck will be performing at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe on Sunday.
It's a busy weekend at Penn's Peak with three concerts in three days, the finale being pop icon Engelbert Humperdinck. The list of shows is as follows: Ÿ Friday Robin Trower with Scott Weis Band, 8 p.m. Tickets $27 advance, $32 day of show. Ÿ Saturday The Tubes with NightWind, 8 p.m. Tickets $18 advance, $23 day of show. Ÿ Sunday Engelbert Humperdinck, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $37 and $47. Engelbert was known not only for a long list of hits, but for his handsome appearance.