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Bean bag chairs recalled children deaths

mcall.com — More than 2 million bean bag chairs are being voluntarily recalled by the manufacturer after two children climbed inside the bags through a zipper and suffocated to death. (THE MORNING CALL / ) More than 2 million bean bag chairs sold at major retail stores, including Walmart and Bon-Ton, are being voluntarily recalled by the manufacturer after two children climbed inside the bags through a zipper and suffocated to death.

East Stroudsburg fire destroys Weiss Auto Body Shop

mcall.com — An early morning fire ripped through an auto body shop near East Stroudsburg Friday. The fire was reported at 4:09 a.m. at Jim Weiss Autho Body and Towing in the 100 block of Progress Street in Stroud Township between Route 447 and King Street.

McBride hits first grand slam

mcall.com — DENVER, CO - AUGUST 20: Matt McBride #7 of the Colorado Rockies hits a sixth-inning grand slam against the Kansas City Royals at Coors Field on August 20, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies defeated the Royals 5-2.

Catfish are biting and the Lehigh Valley Hunting and Fishing Extravaganza is jumping

mcall.com — The Doobie Brothers sang that catfish are jumpin', and that's the same thing many of our local bait shops are hearing from our anglers this month. Chicken livers and any other stinky bait you can put together usually work best for our stinger-filled finny prey.

Synthetic marijuana sickens 5 in Phillipsburg home

mcall.com — Four youths and an adult were hospitalized Wednesday after they showed ill effects from exposure to synthetic marijuana in a Phillipsburg home, police said. Town police said they went to the home in the 200 block of Washington Street on a report of two unconscious juveniles, and officers found that one youth earlier brought synthetic marijuana to smoke at the house.