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Bill to help schools after emergencies passes unanimously
HARRISBURG (March 3) - Legislation, proposed by Rep. Mike Peifer, would help school entities make up instructional time following a weather, health or safety emergency

DRBC announces One Process/One Permit program
WEST TRENTON (March 2) - The Delaware River Basin Commission program is intended to promote collaboration and enhance administrative efficiencies between DRBC and the four basin states

Two facing drug, weapons charges in Monroe
BLAKESLEE (March 2) - Two suspects are in the Monroe County Correction Facility in lieu of $50,000 bail each

Monroe County man guilty of conspiring to have ex-girlfriend killed
GOSHEN NY (February 28) - Anthony DiValentino, 59, Pocono Summit, found guilty by an Orange County NY jury of concocting an unsuccessful plot
Newell deemed competent to stand trial
STROUDSBURG (February 28) - Rockne Newell, accused of killing three people the Ross Township Municipal Building 18 months ago, is fit to stand trial, a judge ruled

DWGNRA plans for next century
BUSHKILL  (February 27) - The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year

AED Awareness Week
HARRISBURG (February 27) - Rep. Rosemary Brown (R, Monroe/Pike) sponsored a House resolution establishing Feb. 22-28, as “AED Awareness Week in Pennsylvania”

Stroud Township supervisor accused of theft
HARRISBURG (February 26) - Supervisor and Roadmaster James Decker accused of purchasing more than $2,000 worth of fuel using Stroud Township fuel cards
Pike woman heading to prison following theft, drug conviction
MILFORD (February 26) - Cindy Ann Klein was one of several sentenced in Pike County court
Wayne County man arrested in NY with two pounds of pot
NARROWSBURG NY (February 26) - Beach Lake man jailed in Sullivan County following traffic stop and discovery of the marijuana

Six charged in two separate drug investigations
COOLBAUGH TWP (February 25) - Police say young children were involved in both incidents earlier this month

Long prison sentence for assault on wife
MILFORD (February 25) - Pike County jury found Paul Burke, 44, guilty of aggravated assault, terroristic threats, other crimes
Mill Creek Road bridge replacement will take two years
STROUD TWP (February 25) - Work to replace the bridge over Brodhead Creek will begin March 9, and won’t be finished until late 2017
Father kills son, himself
WESTFALL TWP (February 24) - Elderly father reportedly had been arguing Sunday night in Green Acres Lane when the father started shooting

Man hit while trying to free car from snow; driver fled
LEHMAN TWP (February 23) - Police are looking for the driver of a pickup that injured a man late Saturday night, on Route 209 in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

Police catch burglary suspect in the act
COOLBAUGH TWP (February 23) - Police say Robert Roe-Laverty was out on bail for an assault charge involving the same victim

Former DV graduate continues with Special Olympics
WESTFALL TWP (February 21) – Nicole Lindsley, a 2004 DV grad, was recognized at this week’s Delaware Valley School Board meeting

Coldest temps yet force more school delays
POCONOS (February 20) - Temperatures dropped well below zero overnight; relief will be slow to come
Child rapist heading to prison for at least 23 years
STROUDSBURG (February 20) - Paul DePaoli, 35, of Barrett Township, sentenced to 23 to 48 years, for assaulting two preschool girls

Mount Airy posts large table game revenue gain
HARRISBURG (February 19) - PA Table Games Revenue Up 12.5% In January, from a year ago

Landlord heading to prison for terrorizing tenants
MILFORD – Eric Rogerson, who could spend up to six years in prison, was one of several sentenced in Pike County Court

More school delays this morning
POCONOS (February 17) - Several area school districts are on a two-hour delay this morning, because of more light snow overnight.  Check with your own district.

Pike, Wayne residents nabbed in child predator sweep
HARRISBURG (February 17) - OAG Child Predator Section, in partnership with several law enforcement agencies, recently arrested 16 suspected child predators over the past two weeks in Northeastern Pennsylvania

Tobyhanna Army Depot gives tactical assistance to Ukraine army
TOBYHANNA  (February 14) - A team of Army personnel that included two Tobyhanna Army Depot technicians gave the Ukrainian army the ability to accurately track mortar rounds

Brutal cold to hang around for awhile
POCONOS (February 13) - Temps, dropping to around zero overnight, will rise only into the teens today

Stomach ailment strikes ESU students
EAST STROUDSBURG (February 13) - More than 100 students reported symptoms as of Thursday; school is taking steps to prevent spread of any virus

Monroe County man charged with heroin trafficking conspiracy
SCRANTON (February 12) - Eddie Pace, 40, of Stroudsburg, faces federal indictment that he conspired with others to distribute and possess heroin and cocaine

Accident stalls traffic on I-84
MILFORD TWP (February 12) - No serious injuries in a crash involving a tractor-trailer and a car Wednesday afternoon

Man accused of finding, using someone else’s credit card
POCONO SUMMIT (February 11) - Easton man faces several felony charges after allegedly trying to ring up over $1,600 in charges on a credit card that wasn’t his

Pocono Medical Center, Lehigh Valley Health Network partner to promote safety
EAST STROUDSBURG (February 10) - Hospitals announce a $20,000 commitment and partnership with the Monroe County Community Safety Program
Mount Airy posts small gain in slot revenue from a year ago
HARRISBURG (February 10) - Slots machine revenue at all Pennsylvania casinos up over five percent in January

Ice, snow to create messy Monday
POCONOS (February 9) - Freezing rain this morning will change to snow for most of today; most schools are closed

Prison terms ordered for two guilty in drunk driving incidents
MILFORD (February 9) - Prison terms of seven and five years were given to two Pike County men for unrelated incidents

Tobyhanna man arrested for child pornography
COOLBAUGH TWP (February 7) - Brian Garcia accused of distributing child pornography on the Internet
Home health care now available in some Pike County townships
MILFORD (February 6) - Home Health Care and Professionals, based in Eynon, is expanding its services into some areas of western Pike County

FirstEnergy files rate plans to help ensure continued reliability
READING (February 6) - FirstEnergy Corp. subsidiaries including Metropolitan Edison Company filed settlement agreements with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission

Commissioners get update on Pike County Economic Development Authority
MILFORD (February 5) - The executive director of the PCEDA noted interest in a supermarket on Route 739, and participation at the Great American Outdoor Show

Tobyhanna woman charged with Social Security fraud
SCRANTON (February 5) - Darlene Loveless accused of receiving substantial inheritance in 2007 but claimed not to have any significant family resources

Pike man charged with receiving and distributing child pornography
SCRANTON (February 3) - Daniel Decker, 29, of Dingman’s Ferry, allegedly used a computer between to receive and distribute images of young children engaged in sexually explicit conduct

Teen accused of sending explicit images, threats
COOLBAUGH TWP (February 3) - Police charged a 14-year-old boy with posing as a female and sending sexually explicit images and communicating threats
Police snare man looking to get “hooked up” with heroin
TOBYHANNA TWP (February 3) - Pocono Lake man sent text messages intercepted by police

More snow brings region to standstill
POCONOS (February 2) - Six to ten inches of snow is expected today over much of the Poconos

Peifer named deputy majority whip
HARRISBURG (February 2) - State Rep. Mike Peifer (R, 139)’s duties include keeping the majority whip informed about potential challenges that may impact legislative priorities
Baker seeks to designate I-84 Exit in honor of Cpl. Dickson
BLOOMING GROVE TWP (February 1) - Sen. Lisa Baker introduced legislation to designate Exit 30 (Route 402) off of Interstate 84 in Pike County in honor of Cpl. Bryon Dickson, II, who was killed in September, allegedly by Eric Frein
Former ESU linebacker heading to the Super Bowl
EAST STEROUDSBURG (January 31) - John Glenn ’05, is in his third year in Seattle, working as a quality control coach and linebackers coach

Fugitives arrested after pursuit
STROUDSBURG (January 31) - Pursuit through two counties results in the arrest of pair wanted on multiple drug charges

East Stroudsburg shooter sentenced to 22 to 44 years
STROUDSBURG (January 31) - Shicon Jordan fired shots outside an East Stroudsburg motel last March

Frein pleads not guilty
MILFORD (January 30) - The man accused of shooting one state police corporal to death and critically wounding a trooper and appeared by video conference from the Pike County jail

Uncle pleads guilty to accidental shooting death of nephew
MILFORD (January 30) - Chad Olm faces up to 20 years in prison for shooting his 10-year-old nephew to death while showing him a gun
Child rapist gets long sentence
HONESDALE (January 30) - Gary Kroll, of Sterling Township, was sentenced in Wayne County Court to 50 to 101 years in state prison, for raping several young girls
Man sentenced for crowbar beating
MILFORD (January 30) - Vincent Colletta sentenced to 15 to 31 years in prison for the attack

Sexual assault reported at ESU
EAST STROUDSBURG (January 29) - Police say the female victim and alleged male assailant knew each other and this was not a random attack

Police continue search for armed robbery suspect
MILFORD (January 29) - Aliton’s Pharmacy on West Harford Street robbed shortly before 6 Tuesday evening

DA to seek death for Frein
MILFORD (January 28) - Pike County District Attorney Raymond Tonkin reportedly plans to seek death for Eric Frein, accused of killing a state police corporal and wounding a trooper

Pike man will spend up to 10 years in prison for fleeing police
MILFORD (January 28) - Joseph Delrio, Jr’s sentence of up to five years will run consecutive to a sentenced handed down in Wayne County

Storm fizzles but no one is taking chances
POCONOS (January 27) - No more than six inches of snow expected today, with most areas getting less; schools in eastern parts of the Poconos are closed but check with your own district

Matamoras man convicted of felony theft
MILFORD (January 27) - Jake Lazier convicted following a trial in Pike County Court
Tonkin seeks third term as Pike DA
MILFORD (January 27) - Pike County District Attorney Ray Tonkin will face a May Republican primary challenge from attorney Kelly Gaughan
Two-day snowstorm
POCONOS (January 26) - Some parts of the Poconos could get up to a foot of snow before it ends tomorrow.  Travel not advised.  Speed limit on I-84 reduced to 45 mph.
Pike to be part of national survey of homeless persons
MILFORD (January 26) - The “Point in Time Survey of the Homeless” happens the night of January 28

College Internships Available at Grey Towers
MILFORD (January 25) - Internships open to students interested in natural resource conservation, history, art, gardening, landscape architecture, forestry, museum services and recreational or visitor services

Heavy snow buries region
POCONOS (January 24) - Anywhere from four to eight inches of snow will cover the region by the time it tapers off

Upper Delaware Council elects 2015 officers
NARROWSBURG (January 24) - Berlin Township, PA Representative Alan Henry will serve as its 2015 chairperson

Two fatal crashes in Monroe County
MONROE COUNTY (January 23) - Unrelated crashes happened Thursday in Stroud Township, and Wednesday in Pocono Township

Two Pike County residents sentenced to state prison in separate convictions
MILFORD (January 22) - Dingmans Ferry man will spend up to seven in prison for selling heroin

Mount Airy posts solid slot machine revenue gain
HARRISBURG (January 22) - Mount Airy Casino Resort revenue up 5 percent in December 2014, from December 2013; statewide revenue up almost six percent

Music teacher charged with sex abuse
STROUD TWP (January 21) - Brandon Flatley, who teaches at the Stroudsburg Intermediate Elementary School, will face at least a dozen felony charges involving a young student

Pike County sex offender guilty for failing to register
MILFORD (January 21) - Frederick Joseph Decker, with a last known address in Matamoras, is a Tier 3 sexual offender

Second victim of I-84 crash dies
MILFORD TWP (January 20) - Matthew Pons, 13, of Honesdale, died a day after the Sunday morning chain reaction crash that also killed his father

Federal inmate sentenced for weapon possession
SCRANTON (January 20) - An inmate at the federal prison in Wayne County was sentenced to an additional two years in prison for possessing a “shank” 

Pike commissioner appointed to State Sewage Advisory Committee
HARRISBURG (January 20) - Matt Osterberg will fill the balance of an unexpired term

Icy roads blamed for deadly crash on I-84
MILFORD TWP (January 19) - Honesdale man dead, two family members injured in chain reaction crash outside Milford

Burglary suspects caught in the act
STROUD TWP (January 19) - Two alleged burglars arrested in unrelated incidents

Accused sex offender arrested for assaulting teen girl
MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TWP (January 19) - Police arrested Joseph Roselli, of East Stroudsburg, charging him with several crimes

Four suspects arrested following armed robbery at store
STROUD TWP (January 17) - Several police departments combined forces to apprehend those believed responsible for an armed robbery at Kohl’s on Route 611

DEP approves air quality plan for modifications at Milford compressor station
WILKES-BARRE (January 16) - Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC will replace two existing engine-driven compressors with two new natural gas-fired compressor turbines

DV School Board hears about Campaign for Fair Education Funding In Pennsylvania
SHOHOLA (January 16) - The three priorities are to have funding to school districts accurate, stabile and evenly distributed

NYC fugitive arrested in Monroe County
COOLBAUGH TWP (January 15) - Saquan Scott, 23, wanted for robbery in New York City, was tracked to a residence at 7172 Robinwood Drive

Reps Brown, Peifer, in new offices
EAST STROUDSBURG (January 15) - Rep. Rosemary Brown’s new office is at 143 Seven Bridge Road; Rep. Mike Peifer moved into his new office, near Hawley, last November

Peifer bill to help schools with emergencies
HARRISBURG (January 14) - State Representative Michael Peifer (R, Pike/Wayne) wants to give the state Secretary of Education the power to issue school emergencies

Ice closes schools, will hamper travel for much of today
POCONOS (Januarey 12) - A predominantly icy mix is likely to bring the region to a standstill today

Three shot at Mount Pocono motel
MOUNT POCONO (January 10) – All three are alive, following incident Friday night at the Travel Lodge motel on Route 611

Monroe County man charged with Internet sexual exploitation of minors
STROUD TWP (January 10) – Louis Sanabria, 27, of Stroud Township, accused of exchanging explicit messages with a 14-year-old girl

Fire department president gets probation for theft
LAKE ARIEL (January 9) - Aaron Rossignol  must repay the $7,000 he admitted stealing from the Lake Ariel Fire Company

Brutal cold hits region, but won’t last
POCONOS (January 8) - Most area schools on a delayed opening, with temperatures around or below zero this morning

Choir director sentenced to prison for sex crimes
STROUDSBURG (January 8) - The founder of the Singing Boys of Pennsylvania will spend at least four years in prison for having inappropriate contact with a teenage boy

One dead in Pike crash
DINGMAN TWP (January 8) - Head-on crash on Route six happened midday Wednesday

New reps sworn in as state legislative session begins
HARRISBURG (January 15) – David Parker and Jack Rader, both Monroe County Republicans sworn in to the House; former Rep Scavello is now a state senator

Hicks sentenced to death
STROUDSBURG (January 15) – Charles Hicks of Tobyhanna was convicted of murdering and dismembering a Deanna Hull six years ago

Frein to stand trial
MILFORD (January 6) - A judge ordered accused cop killer Eric Frein to stand trial on all charges against him

Ten-year-old murder suspect will go to juvenile court
HONESDALE (January 6) - Tristin Kurilla will not stand trial as an adult in the death of an elderly woman

Neglected dog found
COOLBAUGH TWP (January 6) - Police are looking for the owner of a pit bull that was found wandering in Pocono Country Place

Frein hearing today
MILFORD (January 5) - Accused cop killer Eric Frein to appear in Pike County Court in Milford

Hearing today for 10-year-old murder suspect
HONESDALE (January 5) - Attorneys for a young boy accused of killing an elderly woman are expected to ask a judge to move the case to juvenile court

Couple pleads guilty in death by neglect
STROUDSBURG (January 3) - John and Tina Tedesco, of Ross Township were supposed to be caring for a 70-year-old woman

Game Commission reminds hunters to report deer harvests
HARRISBURG (January 2) - Taking a few minutes to submit a report makes a valuable contribution to deer management