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Another arrest in Monroe prostitution probe
STROUDSBURG (October 6) - The arrest of Eric Rolle, 23 came after last week’s arrest of Nefertari Rouse, 22, of Stroudsburg
Upper Delaware Council technical assistance grants
NARROWSBURG (October 6) - $35,000 in Fiscal Year 2016 Technical Assistance Grants go to 10 projects that help fulfill goals of the River Management Plan
Suspect in brutal 1984 Bucks County rape/murder arrested in Monroe
BENSALEM TWP (October 5) - One of the suspects in the murder of the 14-year-old girl is Robert Sanders, of Stroudsburg, now in custody
Two defendants involved in drug-related crimes sentenced to state prison
MILFORD (October 5) - A man who conspired to deliver drugs to the Pike County jail will do his own time, in a state prison
No hurricane, but lots of rain, wind
POCONOS (October 3) - Hurricane Joaquin will stay well offshore as it heads to the northeast over the weekend
Police help rescue dog trapped in swamp
BARRETT TWP (October 3) - PMRP and Barrett Township Volunteer Department members pulled the dog to safety
Official “topping out” and beam signing held at St. Luke’s hospital
BARTONSVILLE (October 2) - Ceremony was held Thursday at the site of Monroe County’s new hospital
Eleven indicted on federal drug charges
SCRANTON (October 2) - The suspects are accused of distributing cocaine and heroin in the Monroe County area
Two women accused of harassing sheriff employee online
STROUDSBURG (October 2) - An investigation began a week ago when a Sheriff’s Office employee filed a harassment complaint with country detectives

PPL says it is preparing for possible hurricane
ALLENTOWN (October 1) - Smart grid equipment, ongoing tree clearing would benefit customers if Hurricane Joaquin strikes

Police looking for drug fugitive
STROUDSBURG (October 1) - Duane Green, 52 of Stroudsburg, found in possession of drugs last June
Monroe man sentenced to prison for tax fraud
SCRANTON (October 1) - Brandon Hill pleaded guilty to filing false or fraudulent claims; must repay $290,000

Governor vetoes stopgap budget
HARRISBURG (September 30) - Wolf lashes out at Republicans; area senator Lisa Baker blasts the veto calling it “not good government”

Man convicted of assaulting his 71 year old mother
MILFORD (September 29) - Pike County jury convicted Keith Roberts, 51, of punching, choking and attempting to suffocate the victim
“Monroe County Warrant Division” telephone scam
STROUDSBURG (September 29) - The Monroe County Sheriff's Office is again warning county residents of a phone scam seeking payment on nonexistent claims
Settlers Hospitality Group to acquire Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Resort
HAWLEY (September 28) - Two hospitality families merge; Ehrhardt’s management and staff to remain intact

Ten more arraigned in frat hazing death
TOBYHANNA TWP (September 25) - Those appearing yesterday are among 37 charged in the death of an NYC college student almost two years ago

Parolee charged with cheating on urine test, when she didn’t have to
STROUDSBURG (September 25) - Vanessa Pinheiro caught bringing someone else’s urine to the county probation office, but her own urine tested clean
Western PA man caught in Monroe County child sex sting
STROUDSBURG (September 24) - Armstrong County, surrendered on Tuesday to face charges he propositioned what he thought was a 14-year-old girl to meet him in Monroe County for sex
Pike jury convicts drug suspect who fled police
MILFORD (September 24) - Man convicted of fleeing from the police while possessing heroin and cocaine with street value over $20,000
Police look for suspects who fired shots in Stroudsburg
STROUDSBURG (September 22) - Incident happened early Saturday September 19, on Thomas Street when shots were fired from a vehicle
Reality Tour coming to Milford
MILFORD (September 22) - The Drug Prevention Program, aimed at children, will be presented on October 22 and November 19 at the Milford Bible Church
Tobyhanna man pleads guilty to passing funny money in area casinos
SCRANTON (September 21) - Jason Mitchell admitted conspiracy in dealing in counterfeit currency at Mount Airy and Mohegan Sun
Black Bear Film Fest receives donation from Atlantic Health System
MILFORD (September 20) - Parent company of the Milford Health and Wellness Center donates $2,500  to next month’s annual festival

Partial closures during repairs to River Road and 209
BUSHKILL (September 19) - Pavement improvements on River Road begin Monday;  rumble strip work could slow traffic on 209

First frat members arraigned in hazing death
POCONO PINES (September 18) - The first five of 37 fraternity members and officials charged in in the death of a 19-year-old Baruch College student appeared in court court Thursday
Mount Airy overall revenue down again in August
HARRISBURG (September 18) - Mount Airy Casino Resort followed statewide trends with a strong gain in table games while other revenue fell off

Federal inmates charged with assaults
WAYMART (September 17) - Five incidents happened recently at the federal prison in western Wayne County

Tobacco shop owner charged with theft
TANNERSVILLE (September 17) - Rehan Merchant, of Bushkill, who runs a shop on Route 611, wanted in New Jersey
Pike murder suspect’s charges bound over for trial
MILFORD (September 16) - Jared Masker charged with murder, several other crimes, in the shooting death of Kristopher Hanscom outside Silver Lake Tavern last month
NJ man sentenced in death of jogger
MILFORD (September 16) - Joseph Cise will spend 3 to 6 years in prison for striking Gabrielle Reuveni, 20, of Bergen, NJ, as she jogged along Route 507 two years ago
NY man heading to prison for sexual assault of an underage girl
MILFORD (September 16) - Christopher Gannon, 21, who engaged in sexual relations with a 15 year old girl, sentenced to up to six years
Frat members charged in hazing death
TUNKHANNOCK TWP (September 15) - Five members of the Pi Delta Psi fraternity at Baruch College in New York City, charged with third degree murder; 37 members in all face a variety of charges
Volunteers sought for Grey Towers’ projects
MILFORD (September 14) - Two projects that will improve the public use of Grey Towers National Historic Site are planned for Saturday, Sept. 26
Two miles of McDade Trail to be temporarily closed
BUSHKILL (September 11) - Construction will shut down a stretch from Smithfield Beach North Trailhead to River View Trailhead, for construction, for five days, beginning on Monday
Mount Airy slot revenue drops in August
HARRISBURG (September 10) - Mount Airy Casino Resort, in Monroe County, reported just under $13.2 million, down about 8% from a year ago
Woman gets up to five years for driving drunk with child in the car
MILFORD (September 10) - Hawley woman, caught driving with over three times the legal alcohol limit, was one of several sentenced in Pike County Court
Man with knife robs Rite-Aid
CHESTNUTHILL TWP (September 9) - Suspect fled with just some cigarettes and no cash
UDC funds more litter pick-ups
NARROWSBURG (September 9) - Upper Delaware Council Cleanup Grants Program now includes summer litter pick-ups at the Skinners Falls River Access
Suspect caught in act of burglarizing gun store
POCONO TWP (September 8) -  Police arrested Kishime Mccleod-Summerville after responding to a burglar alarm at Bella Mia Jewels and Firearms store
Long list of offences adds up to less than two years in jail for Pike man
MILFORD (September 8) -  Raymond Lloyd, of milford, who will spend up to 23 months in jail, was one of several sentenced in Pike County Court
DWGNRA to participate in National Public Lands Day cleanup
BUSHKILL (September 7) - This year’s cleanup, open to Park Partners and volunteers, will be around the Ramirez Solar House, near Raymondskill Falls
Stroudsburg woman killed in crash
CHESTNUTHILL TWP (September 7) - Two-vehicle crash happened Friday afternoon on Route 115
New hospice and home health care in Pike County
MILFORD (September 5) - Celtic Hospice and Home Health Care has nurses, dieticians, and physical therapists to help with patients
Monroe man charged with sharing child porn
SMITHFIELD TWP (September 4) - Richard Bove, 56, of Smithfield Township, arrested after several hundred photos and videos were found on his computer
PPL rate case agreement reached
ALLENTOWN (September 4) - The average monthly residential bill will go up about $7.50 to around $155 a month
Mother charged with fracturing infant’s skull
STROUD TWP (September 3) - Ashley Buchanan, 24, arrested after a year-long investigation into serious injuries sustained by the boy, then 13 months old

Milford woman sentenced for stiffing local hotels
MILFORD (September 3) - Tracy Lynn Barber will spend time in the Pike County jail after not paying for time spent in some Pike County motels

School bus hit with pellets
COOLBAUGH TWP (September 2) - No one hurt in the incident that happened at about 6:20 Monday Morning on Burnside Drive in Tobyhanna
Pocono Medical Center expands primary care in Stroudsburg
STROUDSBURG (September 2) - The new facility is on West Main Street in Stroudsburg
Final 2015 UDC grants completed
NARROWSBURG (September 2) - One of the six projects is in Shohola Township:  six historic kiosk panels
Child sexual predator given long prison term
MILFORD (September 1) - Michael Bonsignore gets 20 to 40 years in state prison, in addition to a federal sentence, for sexually assaulting children, including his mentally disabled daughter
Double-murderer will spend rest of his life in prison
STROUDSBURG (September 1) - Gary Flyte admitted killing two neighbors but claimed insanity
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area celebrates 50 years with focus on the future
BUSHKILL (September 1) -  September 1, marks the 50th anniversary of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, which goes from Milford to the Water Gap  
Dog flees after car crash on I-84
GREENE TWP (August 31) - English shepherd ran into the woods after a minor mishap involving two vehicles near Exit 20 on Interstate 84
Schools open this week
POCONOS (August 31) - Today is the first day of class for many local school districts
Police looking for assault suspect
MOUNT POCONO (August 31) - Incident happened at the Mount Pocono Plaza on Friday, August 21
Pike woman with two kids in car arrested in NY for DWI, possession of drugs and knife
TOWN OF WALLKILL (August 29) - Dawn Gaetano, five months pregnant, stopped after being observed driving drunk
Armed robbery at pizza place
MOUNT POCONO (August 29) - It happened shortly before midnight Thursday night at the Domino’s Pizza on Sterling Road in Mount Pocono
Legislators urge action to repair roads
DUNMORE (August 28) - Local legislators recently Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Secretary Leslie Richards to find a way to get more rural roads repaired
Stroudsburg Mayor Deihl dead following long illness
STROUDSBURG (August 27) - David Deihl, 60, was a longtime area businessman and mayor for the past year and a half
Monroe County man gets long prison sentence for producing child pornography
STROUDSBURG (August 27) - Robert Ferraro, 45, who pled guilty in May, will spend 22 years in prison
Mount Airy posts solid revenue gain in July
HARRISBURG (August 26) - Mount Airy Casino Resort in Monroe County realized a more than 32 percent jump in table game revenue and a smaller jump in slots
Justin Wilson’s organs donated to six others
ALLENTOWN (August 26) - The popular IndyCar driver died a day after a freak accident at Pocono Raceway on Sunday
Injured racecar driver dies
ALLENTOWN (August 25) - Justin Wilson was hit by flying debris from another car during a race at Pocono Raceway on Sunday
Man charged with murder for shooting outside tavern
BLOOMING GROVE (August 25) - Jared Masker, accused of killing Kristopher Hanscom outside a Delaware Township tavern, awaits extradition from New Jersey
Driver seriously injured at Pocono Raceway
LONG POND (August 24) - A crash involving one racecar late in Sunday’s sent the driver of another car to the hospital with a serious head injury
Two sentenced to prison for drug crimes in Pike County
MILFORD (August 24) - Prison terms of up to nine years and five years respectively, given to two men, were among several sentences handed down last week
Drive sober or get pulled over
STROUDSBURG (August 23) - Police in Monroe County will be out in full force through Labor Day to catch drunk drivers
Former PAYAL official gets probation for stealing money
MILFORD (August 22) - Gramalier Jacobs took over $5,700 from the youth organization
Milford man sentenced to prison for sexually abusing a child
MILFORD (Auust 21) - Michael Norton, determined to be a “sexually violent predator” must register under Megan’s Law for life
Deadline closing in for gypsy moth spraying applications
MILFORD (Auust 21) - Pike County individuals and communities must submit applications by September1
Suspect in custody after fatal shooting at Pike tavern
DELAWARE TWP (August 20) - Police say Kristopher Hanscom, 23, was shot by Jared Masker, 31, of Bushkill, early Wednesday morning outside Silver Lake Tavern
Body of drowning victim recovered from Delaware River
DELAWARE WATER GAP (August 20) - Rangers recovered the body of Darius Vinson of Far Rockaway, NY, just north of the I-80 toll bridge Wednesday afternoon; he disappeared while swimming on Tuesday
Man missing, presumed drowned, in Delaware
DELAWARE WATER GAP (August 19) - Search will resume this morning for a New York man who disappeared Tuesday afternoon near Delaware Water Gap
ESU staff, faculty, and administrators participate in annual campus cleanup day
EAST STROUDSBURG (August 19) - More than 50 faculty, staff and administration participated in the second annual event
Route 739 bridge closed until December
BLOOMING GROVE (August 18) - The over Shohola Creek in Blooming Grove will be closed in both directions, requiring a ten-mile detour will affect several residents and some businesses
Damascus woman charged with falsely accusing NY trooper of sexual abuse
LIBERTY NY (August 18) - Police say Colleen Kenyon, of Damascus, claimed she was assaulted in Sullivan County but an investigation disproved the claim
East Stroudsburg father, son, killed in NJ crash
WAYNE NJ (August 17) -  Michael Lavecchia, 37, and his son, Michael, 13, died when their car rear-ended a dump truck on I-80 near Patterson
Long list of offences adds up to less than two years in jail for Pike man
MILFORD (August 17) -  Raymond Lloyd, of Milford admitted to having drank too much alcohol prior to an accident, after which he fled from police
Monroe County crash victim identified
COOLBAUGH TWP (August 16) - Michael Colford, of Long Pond died several hours after his car collided with another on Route 940 Friday night
Seven arrested in Monroe County prostitution sting
TANNERSVILLE (August 15) - Investigators responded to ads on a popular website to lure prostitutes and customers to a Tannersville hotel
Over 100 cats rescued from Monroe County home
HENRYVILLE (August 14) - Pennsylvania SPCA officials say planned to run a sanctuary but things got out of hand when the cats kept breeding
Police say man rented, looted a hotel room
POCONO TWP (August 13) - Egg Harbor NJ man allegedly removed several items including a refrigerator and microwave
Child murderer’s convictions upheld in federal court
SCRANTON (August 12) - Gregory Rowe was 18 at the time he was accused of killing Kristen Fisher and her infant daughter, Kaylee, in Greene Township
Firearms maker cuts ribbon at Pike facility
BLOOMING GROVE TWP (August 12) - Kahr Firearms, which moved from New York State because of strict gun laws, expected to be in full operation sometime next year
NYC man arrested after confrontation with girlfriend
TOBYHANNA TWP (August 11) - James Archer faces felony and misdemeanor charges following incident at the Mountain Top Lodge
Long Pond man arrested after damaging truck
TUNHANNOCK TWP (August 11) - Angel Marquez arrested for allegedly hacking a tractor trailer with a machete, damaging other vehicles
Repeat DWI offender could spend up to five years in jail
MILFORD (August 10) - Stuart Dooley, of Milford, failed to stop for the red light then to elude police
New law will crack down on acts of stolen valor
HARRISBURG (August 10) - Individuals who falsely claim veteran status to take advantage of a popular state program could be criminally prosecuted
Grey Towers plans Community Appreciation Day
MILFORD (August 9) - Free events, special exhibits, ice cream planned for September 26
Monroe man accused of using neighbor’s wifi to download child porn
CHESTNUTHILL TWP (August 8) - Chad Wieder, 33, of Brodheadsville, arrested after alegedly using his neighbor’s unsecured wireless Internet to download child pornography.
First veteran sentenced under Pike County’s Veterans Intervention Program
MILFORD (August 8) - Vietnam veteran Danny Stout praised by the District Attorney’s Office for his hard work at obtaining one year of sobriety
Husband, wife sentenced for drug dealing
MILFORD (August 8) - Joseph Dilmore and Victoria Berghauer sold drugs to undercover officers on several occasions
PPL claims 200,000 outages averted
ALLENTOWN (August 6) - Utility says enhancements are making the system more reliable
Apply for UDC grants by August 28
NARROWSBURG (August 6) - Applications sought for the Upper Delaware Council’s 2016 Technical Assistance Grants program

Former Stroud Township supervisor gets probation for theft
STROUD TWP (August 5) - James Decker, who admitted using a township fuel card for personal use, was sentenced to six months probation in Monroe County Court

Mount Airy slot revenue up in July from a year ago
HARRISBURG (August 5) - Mount Airy Casino Resort posted a 2.4% gain from a year ago; statewide revenue up about 5%
Pocono Lake Region half marathon cancelled
HAWLEY (August 5) - Marathon committee cites circumstances “beyond our control” for calling off the September 27 event
$600K winning lottery ticket sold in Monroe
KUNKLETOWN (August 4) - One winning ticket from the Saturday, Aug. 1, drawing was sold at Sunny’s Jonas Mart, on Scenic Drive in Kunkletown
Crash snarls I-80, 380
POCONO TWP (August 3) - Traffic backed up on I-80 east, but police hope to have the mess cleared by around 7:00
St. Luke’s places first steel column at Monroe campus
BARTONSVILLE (August 3) - St. Luke’s University Health Network placed the first steel column for the first new hospital to be constructed in Monroe County in 100 years
Motorcyclist killed in Route 33 crash
HAMILTON TWP (August 2) - Northampton County man, not wearing a helmet, hit debris on Route 33 late Friday night
Chamber of the Northern Poconos announces Leadership Northern Poconos 2016
HAWLEY (August 2) - Application deadline is August 12 for the program to educate potential leaders residing and/or employed in Wayne or Pike County