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Now Trending on Facebook: Week of August 25

This week has been big for our Facebook community, with numerous posts lighting up the page over the past week.

Here’s a couple that seemed to draw the most response, but be sure to check out the full Facebook page to see what else has been big this week.

  • The largest thing to draw response this week is a photo. We posted a photo of a car involved in an accident this week, with the victims still as yet unidentified. And that brought about the old debate about what should papers run and not run. Here’s the photo:1175303_10151792463311168_1920321683_n I know where I stand on this: News isn’t pretty, and it can be tough, but it’s got to get out there – we deal with that fact every single day. Literally – this was in my afternoon yesterday. As long as there aren’t bodies in the vehicle or a large amount of blood and gore, it’s OK by me for publication. But not everyone agrees, as evidence by our long comment thread.
  • Another big debate continues to swirl around Hartleton Police Chief Donald Zerbe, who I talked about little while ago. The debate continues with many people still standing by Zerbe: Paul Phillips: “So what? Id rather pat the donation than get the ticket,points,and insurance raised!”
  • Another big debate: The always controversial Gov. Tom Corbett re-affirming his commitment to trying to sell the state lottery. People are fired up about that.

Don’t forget to check out our Facebook page for more and to join the conversation!

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Now Trending on Facebook

There were some big stories breaking early in the week this week, with some almost-celebrity sightings, a house fire and a tragic shooting in the Poconos which had people talking on the Daily Item’s Facebook page.

Take a look at what people were talking about this week:

  • Monday, there was a huge house fire in Point Township, in which a family lost their home, but were all safe, which is the important thing. Here’s a photo from the scene:561213_10151743093271168_433717537_n
  • Also Monday, there was a shooting in Monroe County at a town supervisor’s meeting, which raised concerns about the safety of public meetings.
  • On a much lighter note, fans of the A&E hit “Duck Dynasty” got worked up Wednesday, when a production truck parked at the Susquehanna Valley Mall, which they thought was carrying the stars of the show. Unfortunately, that was not the case.