Poconos

Eric Frein arrives for arraignment to court on October 31, 2014 in Milford, Pennsylvania. Frein, a suspected cop killer, was taken into custody from a Pennsylvania airport hangar after a seven-week manhunt.
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April 26, 2019 - 12:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania's highest court has upheld the death sentence for the man convicted in the 2014 deadly ambush on a State Police barracks. In its ruling Friday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court said the evidence presented at Eric Frein's trial was sufficient to support a...
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Tubing in the Poconos
Jay Lloyd/KYW Newsradio
January 17, 2019 - 6:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A ski weekend with a crowd of friends doesn't have to just be about skiing. There are other temptations in the nearby Pocono Mountains. The Friday night party among gathered friends at the rented condo is a blast. But come morning, as some of us have visions of...
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From left: Jenna Burleigh, Joshua Hupperterz
Philadelphia Police Department
Kristen Johanson
January 09, 2019 - 3:18 pm
UPDATED: 7.42 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Nearly a dozen witnesses have testified so far in the trial of the man accused of murdering a Temple University student 1 1/2 years ago, and one alternate juror was dismissed for knowing one of the witnesses. Dressed in a gray suit, 30-year-old...
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The man accused of murdering a Temple University student last year has rejected a plea deal offered by Philadelphia prosecutors.
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Kristen Johanson
December 04, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The man accused of murdering a Temple University student last year has rejected a plea deal offered by Philadelphia prosecutors. He will head to trial in January, charged with first degree murder and abuse of corpse. The deal: plead to third degree murder and spend 30...
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Camelback Resort in the Poconos offers a swim-up bar to its guests.
Jay Lloyd/KYW Newsradio
November 29, 2018 - 6:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Old-time ski areas have gotten a modern facelift. With the long end-of-year vacation season approaching, there are more activity options if the snow is a no show. Nowadays, many ski areas have tacked the word "resort" onto their handles. For skiing families, couples...
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A ski lift at Bear Creek Mountain
Jay Lloyd/KYW Newsradio
November 01, 2018 - 7:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Every face around the bar had a high-elevation winter tan. Stetson hats topped every head, and ski boots thumped the floor while Willie Nelson rasped from the speakers. It was happy hour at the base of Vail Mountain in the Colorado Rockies. During a chat with the...
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Camp Philly campers return from a week in the Poconos.
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Hadas Kuznits
August 25, 2018 - 1:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Some kids involved in Philadelphia's Parks and Recreation summer camp got the rare opportunity to spend a week at an overnight camp in the Poconos. For many kids, their tech-free week at Camp Philly in the Poconos was their first experience being truly independent...
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Zipline
Jay Lloyd/KYW Newsradio
May 03, 2018 - 3:30 am
By Jay Lloyd PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Hopefully April showers give way to May flowers when it's a good time to beat the crowds to Pennsylvania mountain getaways. Ski areas have seen the last of winter snow. Now it's time for warmer weather fun, like festivals and events to transition from...
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Bushkill Upper Falls / Pocono Mountains
Jay Lloyd/KYW Newsradio
April 26, 2018 - 3:45 am
By Jay Lloyd PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- There was a time when Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains were a pristine escape to nature. It can still be discovered. As a kid, two weeks in the Poconos meant hiking country roads, picking blackberries along the path, drinking water from wooded mountain...
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