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Met-Ed residential rates to go up almost ten percent
HARRISBURG (January 20) - PUC approves lower rate increases than requested by First-Energy
Assailant flees after stabbing
HAMLIN (January 20) - Incident happened Thursday afternoon in a parking lot on Route 590
Delaware River basin drought watch lifted
WEST TRENTON NJ (January 19) - The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) announced on Wednesday the termination of its drought management special permit in effect since Nov. 23, 2016, when the basin was placed in a drought watch.
Monroe prostitution sweep nabs 19
STROUDSBURG (January 18) - Arrests for crimes relating to human sex trafficking, prostitution and the sale of heroin
ESU begins new semester with new brand identity
EAST STROUDSBURG (January 18) - East Stroudsburg University unveils new logos for the university and athletics
Little change in Pennsylvania slot machine revenue in 2016
HARRISBURG (January 17) - Mount Airy, in Monroe County posted about a 1.5% gain for the year
Wilson promoted in Pike County DA office
MILFORD (January 16) - Sarah Wilson, who has been with the office for nine years, promoted to senior deputy district attorney
Death of teen skier ruled accidental
SMITHFIELD TWP (January 14) - The 15-year-old girl from Singapore slammed into a safety barrier at Shawnee Mountain Ski Area last Monday
Park Service announces winter weather plan
BUSHKILL (January 13) - The plan includes keeping several visitor use sites in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area open and closing others
Two charged after icy road crash on I-84
DINGMAN TWP (January 12) - Big Rig driver arrested for DUI after a 12-vehicle crash, injuring a trooper, early Wednesday morning
Milford gets state money for sidewalk improvement
MILFORD (January 12) - Over $500,000 will be used to improve portions of West Harford Street
First guilty plea in hazing death of student
STROUDSBURG (January 11) - The first of 37 defendants charged in connection with the December 2013 hazing death of a Baruch College student at a fraternity party in Monroe County, appeared in court on Tuesday
Milford man sentenced for child porn possession
MILFORD (January 11) - Rashaad Taylor, who will spend up to five years in prison, was one of several sentenced in Pike County Court
Bar brawl leads to felony assault charges
SALEM TWP (January 10) - Lakeville man accused of brutally beating another man, released on unsecured bail
Monroe officials charge man with promoting prostitution
STROUDSBURG (January 10) - Frank Marks arranged the encounter on Facebook, not knowing he was dealing with an undercover detective
Pike residents arrested in NY on drug charges
MONTGOMERY (January 9) - All four face felony charges after their car was stopped for speeding on I-84 in eastern Orange County
State prison in Wayne County may close
HARRISBURG (January 7) - The correctional institution at Waymart is on a list of possible closures intended to save money for education and job programs
Armed robbery at laundromat
STROUDSBURG (January 6) - incident happened Wednesday morning at the Main Street Laundromat in Stroudsburg
Pimp, prostitute arrested at Stroudsburg hotel
STROUDSBURG (January 6) - Detectives moved in after responding to a posting on a website often used by prostitutes to solicit business

Elderly man killed in Wayne County crash
TEXAS TEWP (January 5) - A 97-year-old Hawley man rear-ended a pickup then hit a third vehicle, on Route 191.

Monroe County bank robbed
BARRETT TWP (January 5) - Man with a handgun robbed the NBT Bank in Mountainhome Wednesday morning
New drug take-back box coming to Pike County
MILFORD (January 5) - The drop-off box at a pharmacy on Route 739 will be the first in Pennsylvania not located at a government or law enforcement facility.
LVHN, former Pocono Health System celebrate merger
EAST STROUDSBURG (January 4) - Healthcare providers complete merger, introduce new management team
Victim of New Year’s Eve crash identified
EAST STROUDSBURG (January 3) - One-vehicle in the area of North Courtland and Birch Streets killed a passenger
Wayne Memorial welcomes first baby of 2017
HONESDALE (January 3) - Greyson Derrick, of Hawley, arrived on New Year’s Day
Woman, free on bail from Pike County, arrested in neighboring NY
PORT JERVIS NY – Ashley Nellums, facing felony drug charges in Pike, is now in the Orange County NY jail
Pocono Health System, Lehigh Valley Health Network will merge January 1
EAST STROUDSBURG (December 29) – New local name will be Lehigh Valley Hospital–Pocono; leadership changes announced
Monroe man faces long list of fraud charges
STROUD TWP (December 29) – Leonid Krylov arrested after investigation of numerous complaints from local business people
High School student makes third donation to hospital
EAST STROUDSBURG (December 26) - For three years, Notre Dame High School student William Mirams has been raising money to ease the financial burden of cancer patients
Accused serial holiday thief arrested
EAST STROUDSBURG (December 22) - Michael Moya accused of stealing from donation boxes, tip jars at several locations
Mother arrested for arranging drug delivery to prison; daughter retaliates
STROUDSBURG (December 22) - Both the mother, and daughter, an inmate at the Monroe County Correctional Facility, face charges related to the incident
Teen pleads guilty in brutal attack on elderly woman
HONESDALE (December 20) - Azaiah Williams, 15 at the time of the crime in 2015, faces up to 50 years for stabbing and assaulting 83-year-old victim
Tobyhanna resident pleads guilty to heroin trafficking
SCRANTON (December 20) - Victor Tello admitted to distributing the equivalent of over 1,300 bags of heroin in Monroe County in late 2013
Monroe, Pike to receive conservation and recreation grants
HARRISBURG (December 19) - The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announced several grants
Delaware River Basin Commission approves fee restructuring
WEST TRENTON NJ (Decembet 15) - The fee structure applies to applications for water withdrawal projects

Police say third vehicle may have been involved in deadly crash
TANNERSVILLE (Decembet 15) - The November 18 crash involved a box truck which crossed the median and hit a car head-on

Six service stations burglarized
MONROE/PIKE (December 14) - Police say the same suspect likely is responsible for the break-ins late Monday night and early Tuesday morning
Former Wayne County surgeon pleads guilty to tax evasion
SCRANTON (December 13) - Dr. Robert Gorrell, Jr., who formerly worked for Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, admitted avoiding almostg $150,0000 in federal taxes
Portion of I-80 West to close Wednesday morning
TANNERSVILLE (December 13) - Westbound traffic will be diverted off at Exit 299, starting at 9:30, for police reconstruction of a crash that killed four people last month
Tax hike in 2017 Pike County budget to cover cost of Frein trial
MILFORD (December 8) - The tax levy will go up for the first time in four years
Stroudsburg man pleads guilty to heroin trafficking
SCRANTON (December 8) - James King admitted to possessing with the intent to distribute the equivalent of 2,000 retail bags of heroin
Two killed in I-380 crash
COOLBAUGH TWP (December 7) - Both victims were in a slow-moving car that was rear-ended by a tractor trailer early Tuesday
Fourth victim of I-80 crash dies
POCONO TWP (December 6) - Thomas Rutkowski died Saturday; two of his children died shortly after the November 18 accident
Mount Airy slot revenue down in November
HARRISBURG (December 6) - Statewide slot revenue also lower for the month
Lengthy investigation leads to drug arrests
EAST STROUDSBURG (December 1) - Two accused of selling cocaine in the Stroudsburg area
Victim of fatal crash identified
STROUD TWP (November 29) - Cody Bensel, East Stroudsburg, died in the Saturday morning crash; a passenger was injured
Honesdale man arrested on gun charges in NY
TOWN OF TUSTEN NY (November 28) - Police arrested three, seized guns, drugs in traffic stop
Delaware River Basin Commission approves drought management special permit
WEST TRENTON NJ (November 25) - Basin Placed in “Drought Watch” stage effective immediately

Woman shot, man charged with attempted murder
STROUD TWP (November 24) - Victim in stable condition after Wednesday morning incident

Man found guilty of multiple thefts at Delaware Water Gap
SCRANTON (November 23) - Lewis Davenport and other individuals broke into unoccupied automobiles
Former Pike Man sentenced for false bankruptcy declarations
SCRANTON (November 23) - Daniel Wise, formerly of Tafton sentenced to two years’ probation community service and a large fine
Snow delays schools, causes some road problems
POCONOS (November 21) - Cold, gusty wind is blowing around the season’s first snow
Third person dies following I-80 crash
TANNERSVILLE (November 20) - A 14-year-old girl died early Saturday; her younger brother died earlier, as did the driver of the other vehicle involved in the Friday crash
Dingmans Ferry Lions Club donates event proceeds for children's vision program
DINGMANS FERRY (November 20) - Proceeds will go towards the purchase of a diagnostic camera for Lions Kids Sight USA
Crash kills two, closes I-80 for several hours
COOLBAUGH TWP (November 19) - Two died, four others hurt when a truck crossed the medial and hit a car Friday afternoon in the Tannersville area Friday afternoon
Two arrested in credit card fraud scheme
TOBYHANNA (November 19) - The fraud involved skimming local credit cards locally
Monroe County man guilty of selling explosives
SCRANTON (November 18) - Ronald Scheu, of Kunkletown, pleaded guilty in federal court and faces up to ten years in prison
PPL phone scam alert
ALLENTOWN (November 18) - PPL warns customers of sophisticated phone scam involving calls designed to sound like a company call center
Monroe County man faces additional charges of sex and drug trafficking
SCRANTON (November 17) - Thurman Stanley, of East Stroudsburg, faces four new counts of sex trafficking by force and coercion and several other charges
Police investigate Craigslist check fraud
DELAWARE TWP (November 16) - Alert consumer suspected something fishy and protected himself
Tree trimming on Route 191
PARADISE TWP (November 16) - PPL will be trimming trees along PA 191 this week
Golf course to become part of wildlife preserve
SMITHFIELD/STROUD TWPS (November 15) – The Nature Conservancy will acquire the Cherry Valley Golf Course and transfer it to the Fish and Wildlife Service