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Family feud ends with stabbing, arrest
MOUNT POCONO (July 16) - Several people were involved in the Monday evening incident at Mount Pocono Plaza
Monroe man charged with possession of child pornography
SCRANTON (July 16) - Jonathan Brownlee, of Long Pond, indicted by a federal grand jury
Search for missing man continues
PAUPACK TWP (July 12) - Jeffrey Greene, 64, was last seen around Lake Wallenpaupack last Wednesday
No tuition hike at state colleges next year
HARRISBURG (July 12) - Board of Governors voted to freeze tuition at ESU and other institutions for just the second time in its 36-year history
Gaughan confirmed for early appointment to vacant Pike judgeship
HARRISBURG (June 29) - State legislature okays Kelly Gaughan to assume the vacant seat before beginning a full ten-year term in January
Pizza man robbed
TOBYHANNA (June 25) - Incident happened in a Pocono Country Place shortly after midnight Monday morning
Police: Man attacked woman with a chair
LEHMAN TWP (June 24) - Stephen Fisher allegedly struck the woman several times during a domestic assault
New Main Street Bridge over Tobyhanna Creek is open
COOLBLAUGH TWP (June 21) - Bridge reopens after a year-long $1.2 million upgrade
Change of command at Tobyhanna Army Depot
TOBYHANNA (June 18) - Col. John McDonald became the 33rd commander, during a change of command ceremony on June 17
Utility scam: woman bilked out of almost $1,000
GREENE TWP (June 17) - Caller told the victim her electricity would be shut off if she did not buy gift cards to cover past due bills
Woman charged with threatening to kill two people
LAKE ARIEL (June 13) - State police arrested Kenneth Witkowski after responding to a requested welfare check
Flag set on fire on school property
CAANAN TWP (June 13) - American flag found burning on a fence on Western Wayne High School property
Hands-free cellphone legislation clears PA House committee
HARRISBURG (June 13) - Bill, sponsored by Rep. Rosemary Brown's (R-Monroe/Pike) would prohibit the use of handheld cellphones while operating a motor vehicle
Delaware Highlands Conservancy gifted Foster Hill Farm
MILFORD (June 12) - The former home of local businessman and philanthropist Dick Snyder will be protected against future development
Monroe County man sentenced to prison for heroin, cocaine trafficking
WILKES-BARRE (June 12) - Matthew Morales admitted his role in a distribution ring
Police looking for TV thieves who assaulted a store security officer
EAST STROUDSBURG (June 11) - Incident happened late Monday night at the Walmart
Work to begin Wednesday on Main Street Bridge in Stroudsburg
ALLENTOWN (June 11) - Traffic will be permitted, with occasional restrictions, during six-month renovation
Suspect arrested in Monroe woman’s murder
MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TWP (June 7) - Gerard Neal arrested in New York City, accused of shooting Sylvia Sancho, who was found dead June 1
Monroe County man gets prison for role in drug trafficking conspiracy
WILKES-BARRE (June 5) - Jace Bradley admitted conspiring with others to distribute cocaine in the Monroe County area
Man sentenced twice in Pike Cunty Court
MILFORD (June 5) - Brooklyn man, in court for separate offences, was one of several sentenced recently
Man offers to pay mother for sex with her young daughter
SMITHFIEL.D (TWP June 3) - Phillip Londono, of Slatington, arrested following an elaborate sting
Kunkletown man charged with promoting prostitution
KUNKLETOWN (May 30) - Third arrest on similar charges for Frank Marks, who told police he is a sex addict
Man charged with fleeing from federal park rangers
SCRANTON (May 30) - Inciident happened last October in the Delaware Valley Water Gap Recreation Area
Drowning reported in Monroe County
STROUDSBURG (May 24) - One of two men who fell into a fast-moving creek, while fishing, did not make it out
Two men sentenced for crimes against children in Pike County
MILFORD (May 24) - Lester Masker and Robert Hass will do time for unrelated incidents
Prostitution arrest in Monroe County
EAST STROUDSBURG (May 16) - Florida woman arrested in sting
Pike Corrections Officer of the Year recognized
MILFORD (May 16) - Diane Taranto is a 17-year veteran with the county
Man wanted in Monroe arrested in New York
COBELSKILL NY (May 11) - William Parr Jr., of Gallupville, arrested in upstate NY, is wanted on a felony warrant in Monroe County
Four Pike residents receive state prison terms
MILFORD (May 9) - The four were among several sentenced recently in Pike County Court
Police looking for vehicle that killed a pedestrian on Route 611
MOUNT POCONO (May 7) - Police believe it was a Toyota minivan that struck the man late Saturday night
Elder Justice Day event to focus on addiction, scams and preparedness
WAYMART (May 6) - Wayne County Elder Abuse Task Force hosts the event this Wednesday, May 8
Monroe man gets prison for role in drug trafficking conspiracy
WILKES-BARRE (May 2) - Steven Silva-Lugo, given almost four years
Two Bushkill residents charged in sex cases involving minors
MILFORD (May 1) - Apparently unrelated cases involved adults and victims who were minors when the assaults occurred or began
School bus driver accused of assaulting child in her care
MILFORD (May 1) - Danielle Lavin, of Hawley, allegedly slammed the 6-year-old into a seat and wall of the bus
Man convicted of prolonged sexual abuse of childdren gets a century and a half in prison
STROUDSBURG (April 29) - Valnn Spears, of Stroudsburg, was convicted on all counts relating to the rape and abuse of two girls for several years
Pike man reported missing
LEHMAN TWP (April 28) - Larry White, 31, a resident of Dingmans Ferry, was last heard from on Friday
Frein verdict, death sentence, upheld
HARRISBURG (April 26) - State’s highest court affirmed the death sentence given to convicted cop killer Eric Frein, convicted of killing a state police corporal and wounding a trooper
Several guns taken in Pike burglary
GREENE TWP (April 24) - Several weapons, including assault rifles, taken from a target shooting club n Greene Township
Pike County Court sentences
MILFORD (April 22) - Three sentenced recently for various crimes
Honesdale man accused of viciously beating young boy
HONESDALE (April 18) - David Hazen charged with attempted homicide, several other felonies, for causing multiple severe injuries to an 18-month-old
PA House approves grand jury reforms on sexual abuse
HARRISBURG (April 18) - The measures follow the latest revelations on child sexual abuse by Catholic clergy
Pike voters can preview new voting machines
MILFORD (April 17) - Pike County’s new voting systems have arrived and will be in use for the primary election on May 21
Guilty plea in Monroe County heroin trafficking conspiracy
WILKES-BARRE (April 11) - Andrew Perez, formerly of Allentown, faces up to 40 years in prison
Elderly man accused of sexually assaulting young girl
HAMILTON TWP (April 10) - Paul Kramer, now 84, allegedly committed the abuse for seven years, several years ago
PA rifle deer season to start earlier, run longer
HARRISBURG (April 9) - State Game Commissioners moved the opening day from the Monday after Thanksgiving to the Saturday, extending the season to 13 days
One dead, one hurt in Monroe crash
CHESTNUTHILL TWP (April 7) - Rear-end crash on Route 209 killed the driver of the car that was hit and injured a passenger
Milford doctor gets long sentence for drug distribution causing death
SCRANTON (April 5) - Fuhai Li could spend over 27 years in prison