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One killed when tree falls on car
BUSHKILL (July 2) - Manual Loureiro, of Bushkill was dead at the scene after his car was struck by a falling tree. 

Prostitution arrests in Monroe County
STROUDSBURG (July 2) - Lee Vargas, 31 of Stroudsburg and Marbelyn Espinal, 18 of Bronx, New York, were arrested following a sting operation
Heavy rain causes some flooding, closes roads
POCONOS (Juky 1) - Route 611 in Tannersville reopened about 6:30 this morning
Heroin den raided, four arrested
STROUDSBURG (Juky 1) - Raid took place at 10 Linden St in Stroudsburg

Victim of fatal accident identified
STROUDSBURG (June 30) - Tyrone Miller, 56, of Stroudsburg, was struck early Sunday morning by an SUV that jumped the curb on Main Street

NJ man charged in string of PA bank robberies
HARRISBURG (June 30) - One of the 14 robberies was at a bank in Monroe County
Woman says she was stabbed in Walmart parking lot
EAST STROUDSBURG (June 30) - Victim says she was attacked by three men who attempted a sexual assault
Out of control SUV kills man in Stroudsburg
STROUDSBURG (June 29) - Accident happened about 3:20 Sunday morning when the SUV jumped the curb on Main Street and struck a man on a bicycle
Winners announced for Delaware Highlands Conservancy scholarships
HAWLEY (June 29) - The “Vanessa Van Gorder Memorial Scholarship” of $1,000 given to Claire Harvey, a 2015 graduate of Honesdale High School
River Road closure for annual maintenance
BUSHKILL (June 27) - Work will cover two days, beginning Monday, on different sections
PPL customers purchase 1 million discounted LEDs
ALLENTOWN (June 27) - Utility says overall savings over two years comes to about 550 million kilowatt-hours per year
PPL taking steps to deal with lightning strikes
ALLENTOWN (June 26) - Lightning strikes somewhere in the PPL Electric Utilities service territory nearly half a million times each year

Suspect arrested in Monroe County burglary
COOLBAUGH TWP (June 25) - Tobyhanna man faces multiple charges after allegedly being caught in the act

Burglars take jewelry from Kmart
MOUNT POCONO (June 25) - The Mount Pocono Kmart was broken into last Friday
Route 611 Bridge over Tobyhanna Creek to be replaced
ALLENTOWN (June 25) - PennDOT says the work will begin soon in Tobyhanna Township
Report of possible "dog-napping"
STROUD TWP (June 24) - Young German Shepard taken from a residence on Metzgar Road in Stroud Township Tuesday afternoon
Senate adopts bill benefitting volunteer first responders
HARRISBURG (June 24) - Sen. Lisa Baker’s bill would give municipalities the power to waive their local earned income tax for volunteers
Two Pike residents heading to prison for drug crimes
MILFORD (June 23) - State prison terms were given to two Pike County residents for drugs and other crimes
PennDOT announces safety improvement project on 209
ALLENTOWN (June 22) - Work planned on both 209 and Business Route 209 in Monroe County
Mount Airy posts significant table game revenue gain
HARRISBUG (June 22) - Mount Airy Casino Resort revenue for this May almost 15 percent higher than a year ago
Construction underway for the new St. Luke’s Hospital-Monroe Campus
BARTONSVILLE (June 20) – The campus, on Route 611 in Bartonsville, shold open in the Fall of 2016
Police searching for suspect who failed to appear
STROUDSBURG (June 19) - Qualuani Anthony, wanted for corruption of minors and prostitution, did not answer a summons
Man found drunk in pickup had illegal gun, police say
POCONO SUMMIT (June 19) - Alabama man charged with weapons violation and DUI

Prison for man convicted of collecting, sharing child porn
STROUDSBURG (June 18) - Nathan Sauers, of Canadensis, will spend 5 to 10 years in state prison

Hydroponic farm moving to Pike County
MILFORD (June 18) - All Fresh Farms will take over building in Greene Township
Swimming beaches closed again
HARRISBURG (June 18) - High bacterial detected in ponds at Tobyhanna and Gouldsboro state parks
Police looking for estranged husband who threatened wife with gun
EAST STROUDSBURG (June 17) - Terrance Jewell accused of breaking into his estranged wife’s home and terrorizing her
Caretaker to stand trial in death of elderly patient
COOLBAUGH TWP (June 17) - Judith Marc, of Tobyhanna, accused of causing fatal injuries to a 92-year-old man, appeared for a preliminary hearing
Police looking for missing teen
HONESDALE (June 16) - Chandler Marcho, 15, left his Forest City area home last Friday morning and has not returned

Repeat DWI offender gets jail time
MILFORD (June 16) - Milford man sentenced to 5 years in the Immediate Punishment Program which will include 30 days in the Pike County Jail

Child porn arrest in Monroe County
COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP (June 13) - Tad Hamilton arrested following a Thursday afternoon search warrant on his home
Third suspect charged in extortion scheme
COOLBAUGH TWP (June 13) - Latina Davenport, of Tobyhanna accussed of conspiring with two others to extort $100,000 from a doctor
NPS opens six new river campsites
BUSHKILL (June 12) - Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Alosa Campsites, will be available to boaters on designated overnight river trips on the Delaware River beginning today
Wayne County to share in natural gas impact fees
HARRISBURG  (June 12) - Wayne, which has now wells but is adjacent to counties which do, will receive almost $50,000
Toddler found wandering in middle of road
COOLBAUGH TWP (June 12) - Father charged with endangering the welfare of a child
Extortion ring dismantled in Monroe County
STROUDSBURG (June 9) – Mari-Lyn Normando, 26, of Effort, and Brandon Hill, 34, of Tobyhanna, created a complex plan to extort money from doctor
Six-year-old dead in Monroe County crash
HAMILTON TWP (June 8) - Sophia Willis, 6, was a passenger in a car driven by her mother, who was injured along with the other driver
Tobyhanna, Beltzville beaches reopen
HARRISBURG (June 6) - Department of Conservation and Natural Resources said the water is safe, after elevated bacterial levels were found earlier this week
Two charge with trying to extort Monroe County doctor
COOLBBAUGH TWP (June 6) - Police accuse Mari-Lyn Normando, 24, of Effort, and Brandon Hill, 34, of Tobyhanna, of trying to get a doctor to pay $100,000
No swimming at Tobyhanna State Park
HARRISBURG (June 5) - High bacteria levels were detected at Tobyhanna, in Monroe County, and Beltzville in Carbon County
PUC releases Summer Readiness Reports
HARRISBURG (June 5) - Individual reports available for Me-Ed, PCLP and PPL
Three dead, 13 hurt in I-380 bus-truck crash
TOBYHANNA TWP (June 4) - Tractor trailer crossed the median hitting a tour bus Wednesday morning
Slot revenue up at Mount Airy, statewide
HARRISBURG (June 4) - Mount Airy Casino Resort’s one percent gain from May of last year to this May was well ahead of the small gain across the state
East Stroudsburg bank robbed
EAST STROUDSBURG (June 3) - Robbery happened shortly before 10:00 Monday morning at the Peoples Security Bank on Milford Road
Saylorsburg man sentenced for drug trafficking conspiracy
SCRANTON (June 3) - Stephen Krpata, 29, who previously pleaded guilty, will serve 10 months in federal prison
Pike man indicted for armed robbery in NY
NEW CITY NY (June 2) - Michael DeLeo, 44, of Greeley, accused of approached a woman playing with her three-year-old son in her driveway
Grants announced for Pike County Projects
HARRISBURG (June 2) - Five projects were chosen to receive state grants through the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Finance Authority’s Local Share Account program
Abused dog found in PCP
COOLBAUGH TWP (June 1) - Police are looking for anyone responsible for seriously abusing the dog who is now in the care of AWSOM
PPL becomes Talen today
ALLENTOWN (June 1) - PPL is changing its name to Talen, but little else changes for the utility that serves portions of the Poconos
Ross Township killer gets life in prison
STROUDSBURG (May 30) - Rockne Newell sentenced to three life terms, for shooting three people to death in the Ross Township municipal building 20 months ago
Toddler flown to hospital after pool accident at Great Wolf
POCONO TWP (May 30) - Three-year-old girl was found unresponsive in the swimming pool at Great Wolf Lodge
Third Monroe county man pleads guilty to federal drug trafficking charge
SCRANTON (May 29) - Fred Baumgartner, 34, of Kresgeville, admitted to participating in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine
Met-Ed conducting inspections and maintenance prior to summer season
READING (May 29) - Helicopter patrols have completed inspections on more than 1,300 miles of transmission lines located in the Met-Ed area
Pocono counties to share in gaming revenue
HARRISIBURG (May 28) - Gaming funds provide community and economic development investments in Pike, Monroe, Wayne
Attorney General issues warning on medical identify theft
HARRISBURG (May 28) - Medical identity theft occurs when someone falsely uses another individual's name or health insurance information to receive medical care
Underage driver in triple fatal gets probation
HONESDALE (May 27) - Julia Ware, 15 years old at the time she crashed an SUV, killing three teen passengers, learned her fate in Wayne County Court on Tuesday

NY man killed in Wayne County crash
PAUPACK TWP (May 26) - John Schmidt, 71, of Sullivan County NY, left Everly Road and struck a tree

Online ‘Smart Hearing’ on PPL electric rate increase request
HARRISBURG (May 26) - PUC pilot project will let customers comment online on PPL’s request to hike residential rates by almost seven percent
“Honoring Our Veterans” license plate approved in PA Senate
HARRISBURG (May 25) - State Senate unanimously approved a pair of bills sponsored by Sen. Lisa Baker
One dead in Monroe County crash
SMITHFIELD TWP (May 25) - Police say Brian Dos Santos, 38, may have fallen asleep while on Interstate 80 Saturday morning
New tick-borne task force for Pike County
MILFORD (May 23) - The Tick Borne Diseases Task Force will offer education programs and a hotline
Brooklyn men arrested for burglarizing Monroe County home
COOLBAUGH TWP (May 23) - Woman found the two men in her home on Stillwater Drive and called police
Gaughn, Tonkin may be headed for November showdown
MILFORD (May 21) - Kelly Gaughn won the Republican primary on Tuesday, but a large write-in vote would give Greg Tonkin the Democrat line, if he wants it
Police investigating armed robbery at restaurant
EAST STROUDSBURG (May 19) - Two suspects robbed the China Star Chen Restaurant in East Stroudsburg on Thursday May 14th
Table game revenues down sharply at Mount Airy
HARRISBURG (May 19) - Mount Airy Casino Resort revenue down 20 percent from April of last year, while statewide revenue was up about four percent
Police shoot man following standoff
SMITHFIELD TWP (May 18) - Brandon Nuse, 20, allegedly threatened his family, then police

NJ man charged with killing his wife in Pike County
LACKAWAXEN TWP (May 15) - Stephen Dews, had claimed his wife fell into a deep ravine at Shohola Falls two years ago

Caretaker charged with murder in death of elderly man
TOBYHANNA (May 15) - Judith Marc faces several felony charges int eh death of a 92-year-old man under her care
Park Rangers to conduct sobriety check point this weekend
BUSHKILL (May 15) - Park rangers at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area will have a check point tonight in an effort reduce the number of impaired drivers on park roads
Monroe County man pleads guilty to producing child pornography
SCRANTON (May 14) - Robert Ferraro, 45, of Tobyhanna, admitted to persuading a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct
Stroudsburg school board member charged with driving drunk
EAST STROUDSBURG (May 14) - John Jakobsen, of Sciota, reportedly had blood alcohol level almost four times the legal limit when stopped last month
Maid accused of stealing jewelry from cop
TOBYHANNA TWP (May 14) - Nancy Rivera, of Marshals Creek, was working for a Saylorsburg maid business when she allegedly stole about $7,000 worth of jewelry and pawned it
State prison ordered for Pike man who tried to smash two police cars
MILFORD (May 14) - Craig Alan Cuneo, of Dingmans Ferry, was one of several defendants sentenced recently in Pike County Court
East Stroudsburg man charged with mail theft
SCRANTON (May 13) - Jacob Tanner, 28, allegedly observed on surveillance video removing mail from a mailbox outside a residence in Stroudsburg
Operator of Stroudsburg business faces federal charges
HARRISBURG (May 13) - Mirela Desouza, of Bangor, charged with conspiring to unlawfully structure financial transactions
School employee had weapon on campus, police say
POCONO SUMMIT (May 13) - Davuan Jackson, 20, accused of having an unspecified weapon while at Pocono Mountain West High School
Frein attorneys drop change of venue request
MILFORD (May 12) - The issue has been District Attorney Ray Tonkin’s campaign advertising for next week’s Republican primary
Man killed by falling tree
ROSS TWP (May 12) - The accident happened on the 74-year-old victim’s Mountain Road property
Two DUI arrests adds up to five years in prison
MILFORD (May 11) - Johnathan Charles Miller, of Hawley was arrested in December 2011 and again in December 2013
Elderly woman dead in Pike fire
DELAWARE TWP (May 10) - Virginia Straulina, 88, found in the fire damaged home at 117 Woodside Trail
Pocono Lakes home burglarized
POCONO SUMMIT (May 8) - The daytime burglary at 2065 Locust Ridge Road happened on Wednesday
Monroe County to receive West Nile grant
HARRISBURG (May 8) - Monroe County will receive $30,000 and is the only Pocono county on the DEP list
Elderly man dead in Monroe crash
ROSS TWP (May 7) - Paul Hosking, 83, of Saylorsburg, was hit head-on, by a pickup that drifted into his lane
Police looking for fast food robbery suspect
MOUNT POCONO (May 7) - Armed robbery happened early last Friday morning at the Mount Pocono McDonalds
NPS extends preliminary public input period on Visitor Use Management Plan
BUSHKILL (May 4) - Delaware Water Gap National Recreation will accept comments until May 15
Pocono Medical Center says its economic impact tops $400 million
HARRISBURG (May 4) - PA hospitals’ economic contributions statewide climb to $111 billion, according to a just released report
Change of venue sought for Frein trial
MILFORD (May 2) - Attorneys representing the accused cop killer cite District Attorney Ray Tonkin’s involvement in the May 12th Republican primary
Monroe County man jailed on 101 counts of child porn
EAST STROUDSBURG (May 2) - Police say Juan Serrano admitted he had collected thousands of pornographic images over the past 17 years
St. Luke’s breaks ground for Monroe County hospital
BARTONSVILLE (May 1) - St. Luke’s will build new hospital near Route 33 and Interstate 80
Adults, juvenile, arrested on drug charges
POCONO SUMMIT (April 30) - The 15-year-old was observed by police allegedly selling marijuana to an adult
Blakeslee man charged with illegal possession of firearm
TUNKHANNOCK TWP (April 30) - Police say William Winecker, 23, is a “doomsday prepper” and was found in possession of several weapons
Greater Pike Community Foundation announces a major endowment
MILFORD (April 29) - The Richard L. Snyder Charitable Trust announces a gift of approximately $2.3 million
Pike drug arrests up, burglary, theft reports down
MILFORD (April 28) - 2014 brought a large number of arrests for drug offenses, says DA Ray Tonkin
Three robberies, assaults reported in one day
SROUDSBURG / STROUD TWP (April 28) - Police are investigating three crimes, including two robberies and a knife assault last Saturday
NJ man dead in Monroe County crash
SMITHFIELD TWP (April 27) - Several others injured when two SUVs collided head-on on Seven Bridges Road
Dogs found abandoned at shopping center
EAST STROUDSBURG (April 27) - AWSOM Animal Shelter says the dogs were left in boxes near the Eagles Glen shopping center
Ground broken for new Delaware Valley Elementary School
MATAMORAS - New school, scheduled to open in time for the 2016-17 school year, will replace a more than half-century-old building
Two Pike County child abuse cases move forward to trial
MILFORD (April 24) - Hal Harris faces 66 counts, including rape; Michael Bonsignore is already in prison for producing child pornography but faces new charges
PUC to investigate PPL rate increase request
HARRISBURG (April 24) - PPL wants to increase its annual electric distribution rates by 18.5 percent
Monroe County man charged with heroin, cocaine trafficking
SCRANTON –Sal DiPalma, Jr., 45, of East Stroudsburg, was arrested following an investigation by county and federal agencies
Judge rules Pike County can keep convicted murder’s bail
MILFORD – Convicted killer Justin Culver’s bail which totaled $125,000 was posted by two bail/bond companies, was forfeited after Culver commited additional crimes while free on bail
Stroudsburg woman killed by car on Long Island
AMITYVILLE NY (April 22) - Lora Rohner, 52, was struck by a car coming out of a parking lot in Amityville, Tuesday morning
Pike man sentenced to prison for possessing child porn
MILFORD (April 22) - Larry Nelson, 57, gets three to six years for possessing and sharing pornography
Casino table games revenue during March highest to date in PA
HARRISBURG (April 21) - Mount Airy Casino Resort went from $3.65 million in March 2014 to almost $4.1 million this March
NPS one step closer to acquiring 550-acre Mosier’s Knob property
BUSHKILL (April 21) - The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area wants the scenic views Smithfield Township site
Missing boy found near home
CHESTNUTHILL TOWNSHIP (April 20) – Seven-year-old autistic boy who went missing Saturday evening, was found safe Sunday morning
Two Monroe County residents arrested after child porn investigation
COOLBAUGH TWP (April 18) - Investigators say an unsecured wi-fi network let one of the suspects exchange child pornography
Man sentenced to prison for accidental fatal shooting
MILFORD (April 17) - Chad Olm was given three and a half to 15 years in prison for shooting his 10-year-old nephew a year ago
Child rapist gets long prison term
HONESDALE (April 17) - David Teeter, given the 12 to 26-year sentence for raping two underage girls over a 12-year period
Legislation to protect the Delaware River watershed introduced in the U.S. Senate
WASHINGTON (April 16) - U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) among the co-sponsors of a bill that would strengthen the watershed’s environmental health and the region’s economy
Teen driver in fatal crash appears in court
HONESDALE (April 16) - Julia Ware was 15 at the time she crashed her father’s SUV last summer, killing three teenage passengers
Victim of fatal truck crash identified
POCONO LAKE (April 16) - Paul McDonald, 60, was killed when he crashed his tractor trailer on Route 940
Bill renaming I-84 exit for Cpl Dickson passes Senate unanimously
HARRISBURG (April 14) -  Corporal Bryon Dickson, was killed in the line of duty at the Blooming Grove State Police Barracks last September
Woman charged with cocaine and heroin dealing
MILFORD (April 13) - Investigators say Carolina Ferrante, 36, of Lackawaxen, sold drugs to undercover investigators on two occasions
Monroe County convenience store robbed
CHESTNUTHLL TWP (April 13) - Police are looking for a knife-wielding robber who held up a Turkey Hill early Saturday morning
Police looking for movie theater assault suspects
STROUD TWP (April 11) - Incident happened last Saturday at the Stroud Mall movie theater
Monroe County man arrested on child porn charges
TUNKHANNOCK TWP (April 10) - James Hood, 20, of Albrightsville, allegedly had sex with an underage girl and took pictures of her
NY armed robbery suspect arrested in Monroe County
TOBYHANNA TWP (April 10) - A Tobyhanna man, wanted for armed robbery and burglary in New York State, was arrested after police responded to a complaint of loud music
Monroe County man pleads guilty to participating in drug conspiracy
WILKES-BARRE (April 9) - Brandon Cruz, 24, of Tobyhanna admitted distributing heroin and cocaine on several occasions
Runners, walkers sought for Grey Towers’ 8K
MILFORD (April 9) - The Grey Towers Heritage Association 8K Run/Walk is planned for Saturday, April 25
East Stroudsburg University failed to conduct background checks, says auditor general
HARRISBURG (April 8) - Report finds ESU did not require clearances at 229 external camps, on-campus events involving minors
Mount Airy slot revenue drops sharply in March, over previous year
HARRISBURG (April 8) - Slot machine revenue for all of Pennsylvania drops almost four percent In March

Listening session tonight on DWGNRA Management Plan
BUSHKILL (April 7) - Two Public Listening Sessions for the Visitor Use Management Plan take place this week

Prison ordered for serial burglar
MILFORD (April 7) - A Mlford man who broke into several homes was sentenced to up to six years in prison
Pike Commissioners respond to letter and article about county recycling
MILFORD (April 6) - County ended the program in 2012 because of reduced state funding
NY men caught with drugs on I-84
GREEN TWP (April 6) - A speeding stop turned into a pot bust on Interstate 84 in western Pike County last Friday
Final Hurricane Irene repairs slated for park roads in NJ
BUSHKILL (April 4) - The work could cause temporary closures of some facilities on the New Jersey side of the Delaware River
New company helps aging stay independent at home
MILFORD (April 3) - Aging Comfortably at Home, LLC, is looking to work with seniors in the ten counties that make up northeastern Pennsylvania
Brown recognizes Sexual Assault Awareness Month in House
HARRISBURG (April 3) - Brown’s (R-Monroe/Pike) notes that one in five girls, and one in six boys, who are abused are under the age of 12
Monroe County man charged with heroin trafficking
SCRANTON (April 2) - Ronald Walker, of Tobyhanna, accused of distributing heroin on four separate occasions last summer in Monroe County
Students Participate in Shave for the Brave at ESU
EAST STROUDSBURG (April 2) - It was a four-year-old little girl with leukemia that changed Erica Richter’s life
PPL requests rate increase
ALLENTOWN (April 1) - Utility says the almost 7% increase would be used to continue reliability improvements for customers
Suspect arrested in Monroe County stabbing
MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TWP (April 1) - Joseph Thompson, of Stroudsburg, faces two counts of aggravated assault, other charges, related to the incident outside Muller’s Diner on Route 209 on March 22
Prescribed fires planned at Delaware Water Gap NRA
BUSHKILL (April 1) - The annual burns are an approved tool for natural resource management throughout the National Park System