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Blakeslee Inn fire accidental
TOBYHANNA TWP (February 11) - The February 3 fire that brought down much of the facility apparently started in an electrical outlet
Mount Airy casino fined for using non-approved chips
HARRISBURG (February 11) - Mount Airy was one of three casinos fined for various violations by the state Gaming Control Board
Income tax up 11 percent in Wolf budget proposal
HARRISBURG (February 10) - Area lawmakers, mostly Republican, critical of the governor’s $33 billion budget
Largest privately-owned gas station in Monroe County sold
STROUDSBURG (February 10) - Quick Stop Sunoco is on Route 209 near Marshals Creek
U.S. House committee moves bill that would expand commercial vehicle use of 209
WASHINGTON (February 9) - Rep. Tom Marino’s bill would allow more commercial vehicles that serve residents or businesses on or near Route 209 in the DWGNRA
Wallenpaupack buses pass safety check
HAWLEY (February 9) - Routine check conducted by State Police and motor carrier safety officers
Ice Tee Golf Tourney canceled
HAWLEY (February 9) - Unsafe ice due to mild weather means no annual event on Lake Wallenpaupack this year
Fire destroys cabins at Jewish camp
BARRETT TWP (February 8) - No injuries Sunday afternoon when fire undetermined origin damaged four cabins at Camp Ohr Menachem
Police still looking for suspects in store robbery
COOLBAUGH TWP (February 8) - Two people who held up the Family Dollar store in Carriage Square, Coolbaugh Township last Wednesday night are still on the loose
Girl falls through thin ice, rescued
CHERRY RIDGE TWP (February 5) - The ice on Lake Cajaw was only 2” thick; police caution ice is not safe this mild winter
Drug arrest in Wayne County
LAKE TWP (February 5) - Police say that Scott Greenberg, of Lake Ariel, sold drugs to undercover officers on multiple occasions
Blakeslee Inn damaged by fire
TOBYHANNA TWP (February 4) - About two-thirds of the building on Route 940 was heavily damaged by a large fire Wednesday morning
NYC woman gets prison for selling heroin in Pike County
MILFORD (February 4) - Among several others sentenced in Pike County Court was a woman who stole merchandise from retail stores three times
East Stroudsburg man charged in drug-related death
STROUDSBURG (February 3) - Anthony Debuono accused of supplying heroin that caused another man’s death last June
Child porn arrest in Monroe County
EAST STROUDSBURG (February 3) - Police say Luis Guallpa-Lema told them he didn’t know possessing the pictures videos was illegal
Wayme Memorial Hospital employee fired for privacy breach
HONESDSALE (February 2) - Hospital official says the former employee may have accessed information, including social security numbers, for up to 390 individuals
Man arrested following violent domestic incident
BARRETT TWP (January 30) - Police say Richard Currie beat and tied up his girlfriend, then kicked a responding officer
Monroe man sentenced to prison for passing counterfeit currency in casinos
SCRANTON (January 28) - Jason Mitchell admitted passing about $8,500 at the Mount Airy Casino in Mount Pocono, and the Mohegan Sun Casino in Plains
Wayne County man among two dead in NEPA crash
LA PLUME (January 27) - Michael Burkhardt, from Waymart, and another Keystone College student, were killed in the head-on crash in Lackawanna County Monday night
Monroe man accused of online sexual relationship with teen girl in Canada
STROUD TOWNSHIP (January 27) - Louis Perosi’s wife tipped off authorities leading to his arrest and discovery of thousands of messages and graphic images
Tobyhanna man sentenced to prison for passing counterfeit currency in casinos
SCRANTON (January 27) - Jason Mitchell admitted passing about $8,500 in funny money at the Mount Airy Casino in Mount Pocono, and the Mohegan Sun Casino in Plains
Monroe attempted homicide suspect arrested in Louisiana
STROUDSBURG (January 26) - Shawn Fitzgerald, accused of trying to kill his girlfriend’s mother during an argument, is refusing extradition
Probationer arrested on drug charges
STROUDSBURG (January 26) - Police say Christy Vanluvender, currently and not allowed to leave the state, was bring drugs in from New Jersey
Chambersburg woman arrested in Monroe County prostitution sting
STROUDSBURG (January 26) - Alyssa Ambrosino admitted to a prior arrests and a history of prostitution
Man convicted of bringing switchblade to probation appointment
MILFORD (January 25) - A deputy monitoring the entrance tot he Pike County Administration Building found the weapon on William Battle, 24, of Tamiment
First major storm of season
POCONOS (January 23) - Six to eight inches now expected by the time the snow stops late tonight
Utility scam reported
STROUD TWP (January 23) - Man claiming to be an employee of the water company was denied access by the occupant
NY utility begins takeover of PCLP
WESTFALL TOWNSHIP (January 22) - Corning Gas Holding Company plans to include Pike County Light and Power as part of its system by the end of the second quarter
Former Canaan inmate sentenced to 14 years for stabbing four correction officers
SCRANTON (January 22) - Jerome Lummus, 37, was serving a federal prison sentence for drug trafficking at USP-Canaan in Wayne County
Arrest made in Monroe shooting
EAST STROUDSBURG (January 21) - Police say James Storm-Battle, 20, of Tamiment, is accused of shooting a man last October in East Stroudsburg
NPS schedules informational meetings on Historic Properties Management Plan
BUSHKILL (January 21) -  Four sessions, including two in Pike County, are scheduled for January 28-30
Hornbecks Creek trail bridge replacement to begin today
BUSHKILL (January 20) - The trail bridge is off Route 209 in Delaware Township
Drive-by shooting reported in PCP
COOLBAUGH TWP (January 19) - It happened about 3 Monday morning at a home in the 8000 block of Possum Court
Saw Creek pot sale turns violent, five arrested
LEHMAN TWP (January 19) - Five teens, including two juveniles, arrested after allegedly assaulting a 17-year-old who was selling marijuana
Crash on Route 739 closes all DV schools
DINGMAN TWP (January 16) - The accident near the Dingman-Delaware campus brought down a utility pole, closing 739 for several hours and keeping school buses from hitting the road
Woman arrested after bringing heroin to court hearing
STROUDSBURG (Januaray 16) - Boyfriend, sleeping in court, tipped off officers, who searched suspect’s purse, finding the drugs
Monroe man pleads guilty to heroin trafficking conspiracy
SCRANTON (January 15) - William Young, 36, faces a possible minimum sentence of 20 years in prison
Tobyhanna woman charged with Section 8 fraud
STROUDSBURG (January 15) - Lisa Gosa, 47, accused of not reporting some income
Pennsylvania slot machine revenue up 2% in 2015 over 2014
HARRISBURG (January 14) – Mount Airy, in Monroe County, did not follow the state trend, dropping slightly last year
First nuisance snow coats roads, tampers with school schedules
POCONOS (January 13) - Many school districts are on a two-hour delay this morning because of road conditions
Tobyhanna State Park employees accused of filing false reports
HARRISBURG (January 13) - Four charged in criminal conspiracy related to forged Commonwealth automotive reports
Employee accused of stealing over $70,000 from extended care facility
LAKE TWP (January 13) - Police arrested a Lake Ariel woman for allegedly stealing $73,500 from the Julia Ribaudo Extended Care facility
Major will not seek another term
MONTROSE (January 11) - Rep. Sandra Major, currently representing the 111th district, has served in the House for 20 years
Pike County sentencing
MILFORD (January 11) - Several defendants were up for sentencing recently in Pike County Court
Cresco man accused of raping young child
BARRETT TWP (January 8) - Brigham Lawless, 44, allegedly assaulted a 5-year-old multiple times
Monroe man arrested on child porn charges
CHESTNUTHILL TWP (January 8) - Owen McCaffrey, 62, of Effort, accused of possessing and distributing hundreds of images
Luring attempt reported in Pike County
DINGMAN TWP (January 7) - A 12-year-old girl reported an apparent attempt to lure her in Sunrise Lake Estates near a school bus stop Wednesday morning
Two Monroe residents arrested in federal scam investigation
WHITE PLAINS NY (January 7) - Evette Merced and Darryl Harrison, both of East Stroudsburg, among the seven named in a scheme to obtain fraudulent Air National Guard recruiting bonuses
Packages set on fire on Honesdale porch
HONESDALE (January 7) - Four cardboard boxes were found burning at 1009 Court Street, Wednesday afternoon
Two face drug, gun charges in Monroe
COOLBAUGH TWP (January 5) - Police say Kevin Williams and Jessica Walutes had been selling large quantities of heroin in Coolbaugh Township for at least six months
Missing Pike teen found down south
LEHMAN TWP (January 5) - Cassandra Lomas, 16, reported missing from her Saw Creek residence on December 31, was found in Georgia
Pike man arrested in NY for driving with 88 license suspensions
MEDFORD NY (January 4) - Police on Long Island arrested Eric Dunbar, of Tafton, during a traffic stop after discovering his license had been suspended more than 80 times
Pike woman charged with killing her husband
WESTFALL TWP (January 3) - Jeanette Hughes accused of shooting Keith Hughes to death in Westfall Township on New Year’s Day
Woman missing in Wayne County
DAMASCUS TWP (January 3) - Pei Mei, 47, of Sparta NJ, visiting in the High Bridge Road area near MIlanville, went for a walk on New Year’s Day but did not return
Police release more details on carjacking, arrest
EAST STROUDSBURG (January 2) - Raliek Chambers, 18, faces multiple charges after allegedly seizing a car and driver on December 30
Saw Creek teen missing
LEHMAN TWP (January 2) - Cassandra Lamos, 16, described as “mentally unstable”, reported missing on December 31
Puppy breeder charged with forging vaccine documents
PALMYRA TWP (Pike) (January 2) - Breeder of Siberian huskies accused of altering documents falsely claiming the dogs had their shots
Teens charged in drug-related death
EAST STROUDSBURG (December 31) - Police allege Quinton Boersma and Abigail Frantz, both 18, provided drugs that killed Joseph McInerney, in September
Monroe Co. carjacking suspect arrested
EAST STROUDSBURG (December 31) - Incident happened early Wednesday at the Sunoco gas station located on Lincoln Ave, East Stroudsburg; suspect nabbed near Harrisburg
Suspicious person seen at Wayne County bank
LAKE ARIEL (December 31) - Man fled after being observed outside the NBT Bank on Lake Ariel Highway on Wednesday
Governor vetoes budget lines, but releases some school funding
HARRISBURG (December 30) - Gov. Tom Wolf was particularly critical of a $95 million cut in education funding; State Sen. Lisa Baker says there is more work to be done
Student charged with stealing another student’s phone
POCONO TWP (December 30) - Student at Pocono Mountain West Junior High School faces juvenile charges from incident in October
Frist taste of winter hampers morning commute
POCONOS (December 29) - A light mix of sleet and snow is coating most roads as of daybreak
Mount Airy table game revenue down in November
HARRISBURG (December 28) - Mount Airy Casino Resort, in Monroe County, saw a drop of almost 7% while rest of the state was up close to 3%
GAIT TRC horses get a new look
MILFORD TWP (December 27) - GAIT’s mission is “to improve the quality of life of children and adults with special needs through equine activities and therapies
Finally, a state budget heads to Governor’s desk
HARRISBURG (December 24) - The $30 billion budget includes record school funding, fully supports human service agencies and keeps government operating
Search for Wayne bank robbery suspect continues
NEWFOUNDLAND (December 24) - Lone suspect got away with an undisclosed amount of money from the NBT Bank in Newfoundland Tuesday morning
Investigation continues into police involved shooting death in Wayne County
CANAAN TWP (December 23) - Man described as suicidal and armed was shot to death late Monday night near Waymart
Full casino licensed for neighboring NY Catskills
NEW YORK (December 22) - New York's Gaming Commission approves license for the Montreign Casino and Resort to be built near Monticello in Sullivan County
Domestic incident leads to assault on police officer
COOLBAUGH TWP (December 22) - One man was arrested following an attempt by Pocono Mountain Regional Police officers to break up a domestic dispute
Missing Pike teen found
GREENE TWP (December 22) - Camille Otero, 13, with mental health issues, was found in fair condition Monday morning, several hours after she disappeared late Sunday night

Tobyhanna girl hit by car dies four days later
TUNKHANNOCK TWP (December 21) - The 13-year-old was struck last Tuesday and died early Saturday

Two given state prison terms in Pike County Court
MILFORD (December 21) - Road rage in a construction area landed a Tennessee truck driver in state prison
Arrest made in armed robbery at Effort store
TUNKHANNOCK TWP - Juis Medina, of Effort, charged with the December 11 holdup at Sunny’s Food Market, on Route 115
Monroe County man arrested in NY bank robbery
TOWN OF NEWBURGH NY – Police in New York say Marvin Allen, of Effort, was the driver in a Wednesday robbery at a bank in eastern Orange County, New York
DRBC approves One Process/One Permit Program rulemaking
WEST TRENTON, NJ – Intent of the Delaware River Basin Commission amendment is to promote interagency coordination and achieve regulatory program efficiencies between the DRBC and the four basin states, including Pennsylvania
Pocono Health System, Lehigh Valley Health Network sign agreement to merge
EAST STROUDSBURG (December 17) - Pending completion of regulatory approvals, the parties expect the proposed merger to take effect in the first half of 2016
Autopsy will determine cause of death for child in car crash
COOLBAUGH TWP (December 17) - A two-year-old girl who died following an SUV crash Tuesday afternoon, may have had a medical issue
Mount Pocono man accused of running meth lab
POCONO TWP (December 17) - Police arrested a man they say was making methamphetamine in his apartment
NPS boat launch at Kittatinny Point reopens
BUSHKILL (December 17) - The original launch was washed out by severe storms almost a decade ago
Drug smuggler gets lengthy prison sentence for transporting heroin to Monroe County
SCRANTON (December 16) - Mexican national, living in California, will spend over 12 years in prison; three co-defendants previously sentenced
Repeat Pike DUI offender gets up to five years in jail
MILFORD (December 16) - Michele Petersen, whose license was suspended because of a prior DUI conviction, was one of several sentenced in Pike County Court
DA determines police justified in shooting armed man in Walmart
EAST STROUDSBURG (December 15) - Monroe County District Attorney determines police acted appropriately in shooting a man who was threatening customers with weapons
One dead in Monroe County crash
CHESTNUTHILL TWP (December 14) - Albrightsville man killed when he crashed his car Sunday morning on Route 115 near Long Pond
Argument leads to attempted homicide arrest
CHESTNUT HILL TWP (December 14) - Police charged a Tannersville man who wounded another man following an argument early Saturday morning
Police kill armed man inside East Stroudsburg Walmart
EAST STROUDSBURG (December 13)) - Police shoot man who threatened late night customers with handguns and a machete
Skinners Falls Bridge closed
DUNMORE (December 12) - The 114-year-old bridge crosses the Delaware between Wayne County PA and Sullivan County NY
Monroe man gets prison for federal methamphetamine trafficking charge
SCRANTON (December 11) - Fred Baumgartner, of Kresgeville, pleaded guilty in May and will spend two and a half years in federal prison
No tax increase in proposed 2016 Pike budget
MILFORD (December 10) - Proposed spending for 2016 is up slightly from this year, but millage adjustments will offset the need to hike the overall tax levy
Woman accused of trying to sell stolen dog on Craigslist
POCONO SUMMIT (December 10) - Suspect who taunted police to "catch me if you can" was caught; German shepherd returned to the Saint John the Beloved Monestary in Canadensis
Monroe man gets prison for defrauding doctor
STROUDSBURG (December 9) - Brandon Hill, who admitted his role in a complicated scheme, will spend three to six years in prison
Pike County government, faith-based organizations, Economic Development Authority partner to help unemployed and underemployed
MILFORD (December 9) - The project to be known as “Working Pike,” is designed to feature a collaboration of County Government, Faith-Based Assemblies and Private Organizations
Four teens charged with armed robbery
EAST STROUDSBURG (December 8) - The four teens, including two juveniles, are accused of assaulting and stabbing the victim on November 30
Megan’s Law violator gets up to 12 years in prison
MILFORD (December 8) - Frederick Joseph Decker, who lives in New York but was employed in Westfall Township, was one of several sentenced in Pike County court
Man facing felony charges alleging sexual contact with a minor
BLOOMING GROVE (December 3) - Timothy Wagner, of East Stroudsburg, faces several felony counts following a seven-month investigation
One dead in Route 209 crash
CHESTNUTHILL TWP (December 2) - Effort woman killed in Monday morning crash with a garbage truck and another car
Monroe County man charged with possessing, distributing child porn
CHESTNUTHILL TWP (December 2) - Police found images and videos of underage boys on devices belonging to Jonathan Mostafa
Victims of Pike triple fatal identified
GREENE TWP (December 1) – The three victims, from Northampton County, were in the back of a pickup that hit a tree on Mozette Road Sunday afternoon