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🔒 Part 3: Police consider another tactic in Shuglie investigation
In almost 40 years since Janet and Marisa Shuglie disappeared, there have been a number of potential leads, but nothing solid.
A class ring, a muddy construction site and others have gone nowhere.
What’s next for investigators?
🔒 Part 2: Frank Shuglie said his wife abandoned him. His son has a problem with that.
When Janet and Marisa disappeared from an area near the Pennsylvania Turnpike interchange in Somerset in June of 1985, Frank Shuglie told his sons that his mother abandoned them all for another man.
Later that summer he met with two men, asking them to murder his wife and kidnap his daughter. Those two men were undercover police officers.
He was convicted and sent to jail. Now free, he has repeated his abandonment theory. His son, Josh, disagrees.
Part 1: How did the Shuglies disappear 36 years ago? A few theories.
Janet Marie Shuglie, 35, and her 10-year-old daughter, Marisa, were reportedly last seen walking near the Somerset interchange of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in late June of 1985.
In the 36 years that have followed, the case has been complicated by a murder-for-hire conspiracy, frustrated by false leads, and more recently, illuminated by the opportunity for police to look for Janet and Marisa in a place they’ve been unable to search in the past.
“They disappear off the face of the Earth. And all these years (later) there’s never been any surface of their whereabouts or knowledge of them in any way?” one investigator said. “You’d think that would be highly strange.”
Lehigh Valley native, NASCAR crew member returns to Pennsylvania for Pocono doubleheader
Lehigh Valley native Matt Barndt didn’t have middle school or varsity teammates to race with, so racing began almost exclusively as a family affair. He grew up traveling the country with his parents and younger sister to compete in races, building a bond between himself, his family and racing that became the foundation of his life.
That’s why when the car chief for Hendrick Motorsports’ No. 9 Chevrolet returned to Pennsylvania for the Pocono Raceway doubleheader weekend, the racing experience meant a little bit more.
NASCAR’s Matt Barndt returns to Pocono: Lehigh Valley native, NASCAR crew member returns to Pennsylvania for Pocono doubleheader
🔒 Ultimate tailgate: Camping at Pocono Raceway has something for everyone
During the day, they soaked up the sun and watched the races on the roofs of RVs, grilled up yummy eats, drank some cold ones, bicycled around the grounds, caught up with old friends, walked their furry friends (yep, Fido was welcome, there’s even a dog park on-site), and washed up in the trailer/mobile shower unit.
At night, they sat around campfires, listened to live music by pop-rock cover band M-80, danced under the stars, fired up some more treats, and wowed at the fireworks display.
It was the ultimate tailgate experience.
Pocono-area NASCAR fans: Ultimate tailgate: Camping at Pocono Raceway has something for everyone
The return of Snooki: ‘Jersey Shore: Family Vacation’ films in Poconos
Fans of MTV’s “Jersey Shore” have seen Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi party hard on the sands of Seaside and South Beach, but what happens when she arrives in the Poconos?
After a long hiatus, Snooki shocked her castmates on last week’s “Jersey Shore: Family Vacation,” which aired June 17. It was her first time back with the crew after announcing she was leaving the franchise in 2019.
Jersey Shore comes to the Poconos: The return of Snooki: ‘Jersey Shore: Family Vacation’ films in Poconos
Train to NYC? NEPA advocates hopeful as funding remains top question
Amtrak could add round-trip service from Scranton to New York City with several stops in the Poconos if the route proposed by the passenger rail service is determined to be feasible.
An Amtrak report released in May suggests three round trips a day, with stations in Tobyhanna, Mount Pocono and East Stroudsburg, plus several stops in New Jersey.
Transit additions in PA part of infrastructure plan?: Train to NYC? NEPA advocates hopeful as funding remains top question
🔒 Lack of data, health care interruptions plagued Poconos’ LGBTQ+ community in 2020
The LGBTQ+ community in the Poconos has faced a particularly difficult time of COVID-19, but with the help of individuals and organizations from across the region, they have persevered throughout the pandemic.
With a lack of viable information regarding LGBTQ+ individuals throughout the past 15 months, paired with funding issues that hit the community hard, making the way through the pandemic has been a particularly challenging feat for allies and advocates in the Poconos.
Highlighting LGBTQ+ needs during Pride Month: Lack of data, health care interruptions plagued Poconos’ LGBTQ+ community in 2020
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