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Two Pike residents arrested in nearby New York
PORT JERVIS (April 22) - Matamoras woman, Milford man, arrested on felony charges in unrelated cases
Fatal crash in Pike County
LACKAWAXEN TWP (April 21) - Rowland man lost control on a curve on Rowland Road and hit a rock
Gun stolen in Marshalls Creek used in NY shooting
NEWBURGH NY (April 21) - A .357 revolver reported stolen in 2007 was used in a non-fatal shooting in February, in Newburgh NY
Prescribed fires underway in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
BUSHKILL (April 21) - The burning of several hundred acres is a way to restore natural vegetation

Frein guilty on all counts
MILFORD (April 20) - The jury in Pike County Court needed less than five hours to find Eric Frein guilty of all 12 counts in the murder of a state police corporal and wounding of a trooper a year and a half ago; penalty phase begins today

Milford man nabbed in NY drug bust
PORT JERVIS NY (April 20) - Two men caught getting of a commuter train carrying a large amount of heroin
New York man indicted on sex trafficking charges
SCRANTON (April 20) - Derrell Wilson, 32, of Mount Vernon, NY, allegedly trafficked three women as prostitutes, in Monroe County

Frein defense rests, calls no witnesses
MILFORD (April 19) - Eric Frein’s defense team rested Tuesday without calling any witnesses or presenting evidence

PMVB names new leader
STROUDSBURG (April 19) - Experienced marketer Christopher Barrett will succeed retiring Carl Wilgus
Monroe man’s sentence for investment fraud affirmed by appellate court
HARRISBURG (April 19) - Richard Harley, 73, of Shawnee on the Delaware, is serving 12 years on charges that include, among other things, two phony $500M checks
Trooper Douglas takes the stand
MILFORD (April 18) - Trooper Alec Douglass, who was wounded but survived, was the key witness to testify as week three of the Eric Frein trial began
Serial armed robber sentenced to prison
STROUDSBURG (April 18) - Oscar Rodriguez, of Bushkill, committed three armed robberies, last summer, including two at the same bank
Man gets long sentence for drug trafficking
SCRANTON (April 18) - California man gets almost 20 years for methampetamine, cocaine and heroin trafficking in Monroe County
Frein trial resumes today
MILFORD (April 17) - The trooper who survived the September 2014 ambush shooting outside the Blooming Grove barracks is expected to testify sometime during week three of the trial in Pike County Court
Pike Chamber egg hunt a great success
MILFORD (April 16) - About 100 attended the recent event sponsored by several local businesses
Frein trial: Week two wraps up
MILFORD (April 14) - No testimony today because of Good Friday; handwriting expert links journal to Frein on Thursday
Motorcyclist killed in crash with deer
GREENE TWP (April 14) - Deer jumped into the path of the cycle, on Route 390, Thursday morning
Frein confession played in court
MILFORD (April 12) - A more than three-hour “confession,” made suspected cop-killer Eric Frein, was played in court on day six of his trial
Murder/suicide in Wayne County drug related, police say
MOUNT PLEASANT (April 12) - An autopsy, today, could determine whether body parts found in a freezer and burn barrel, could be of a man reported missing four weeks ago
River Road to close April 12, 13, for maintenance
BUSHKILL (April 12) - Closure is from 8:00 to 4:00 today, tomorrow
Jail guard arrested on drug charges
STROUDSBURG (April 7) - Guard at the Monroe County Correctional Facility and her husband both charged after a bag of heroin was found in the facility
Frein trial: Day three
MILFORD (April 7) - Start of the trial on Thursday delayed after Eric Frein apparently required unspecified medical attention
Frein trial: Day two
MILFORD (April 6) - Several state troopers were called to the stand in a day highlighted by forensic evidence relatingi to the murder of one trooper and wounding of another
Delaware Valley dominates at Odyssey of the Mind state tournament
MOON PA (April 6) - Perennial OM powerhouse DV will send four teams to the world finals next month
Low-key beginnning to Frein trial
MILFORD (April 5) - Opening statements and the first witnesses on day one.
Frein trial underway
MILFORD (April 4) - Opening statements given the morning; the first witness will take the stand this afternoon
Former coach ordered to trial on over 500 counts alleging sexual abuse of minors
STROUDSBURG (April 4) - Additional charges have been filed against Ron Gorman, 51, alleging a variety of crimes, including rape of a child
Pretrial motions today in Frein trial
MILFORD (April 3) - Among four motions being argued today is one to suppress statements the accused cop killer made after his capture; the trial itself begins tomorrow
PPL warns do not use their LED nightlights
ALLENTOWN (April 3) - The lights were part of an energy-efficiency kit distributed to several thousand customers; three of the kits reportedly started smoking and another caught fire
Delaware River safety advisory issued by National Park Service
BUSHKILL (April 2) - Early adventurers planning to be on the river through the end of April are required to wear an approved life jacket
Pretrial motions Monday for Frein trial
MILFORD (March 31) - The actual start of the Eric Frein trial has been delayed one day, to Tuesday, April 4
Stroudsburg man guilty of interstate prostitution, drug trafficking
SCRANTON (March 30) - Thurman Stanley pleaded guilty in federal court to transporting women in interstate commerce for purposes of prostitution and trafficking in heroin, other drugs
Frein jury selection complete
CHESTER COUNTY (March 29) - The 12 regular jurors and 6 alternates, picked in Chester County, will be brought to Milford for the trial, which begins next Monday
Service station burglarized
DAMASCUS TWP (March 28) - Police say three suspects stole $4,000 from two ATMs at the Sohi service station on Hancock Highway
Project to reconstruct PA 611 from Scotrun to Swiftwater to begin
POCONO TWP (March 27) - Work begins today on full reconstruction of PA 611 creating new traffic lanes with two through lanes, a center left turning lane, and other enhancements
Full jury picked or Frein trial
CHESTER COUNTY (March 24) - Six alternates remain to be picked in Chester County for the trial that will take place next month in Pike County
Former coach returns to face sexual assault charges
STROUDSBURG (March 23) - Former youth wrestling coach Ron Gorman faces more than 300 counts for incidents that allegedly happened more than a decade ago.
Monroe man faces prison for not paying employment taxes
SCRANTON (March 22) - Stroudsburg man pleaded guilty in federal court to not paying over $200,000
Mount Airy beats state stats for table games, total revenue
HARRISBURG (March 21) - Mount Airy Casino Resort, in Monroe County, posted an 11.5% table revenue gain in February compared to a year ago
Man with suspended license charged after driving into snowbank
CLINTON TWP (March 20) - Police Patrick Estus, of Clifton was charged after losing control of his minivan on Route 296
SOUPer Bowl benefits Pike County Hands of Hope
MILFORD (March 19) -  Milford-Matamoras Knights of Columbus organized the fifth annual fundraising event featuring several local chefs
Road conditions much improved, but some schools are still closed
POCONOS (March 17) - Main roads and Interstates are clear but many back roads remain snow-covered
Stroudsburg man arrested on drugs, other charges
STROUDSBURG (March 17) - Police say Claude Turner had drugs and an accessible weapon in a home with his four young children
Road conditions slowly improving but most schools still closed
POCONOS (March 16) - Interstates and major roads improving; secondary roads still snow-covered in many areas
Monroe men nabbed in multi-state retail theft ring
NEW YORK (March 16) - Two Monroe County men are among 12 alleged members of a massive criminal theft and fencing ring
Blizzard digout continues
POCONOS (March 15) - Two feet, or more, in the northern portions of the Poconos, a bit less to the south; most schools closed again today
Blizzard conditions batter region
POCONOS (March 14) - Up to two feet of snow will cover much of northeast Pennsylvania by the time this storm winds down later today
Mother, son found dead in Monroe County
STROUD TWP (March 14) - Both victims were found dead in a car at a home on Ramble Bush Road in Stroud Township Sunday evening