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Funeral home director charged with abuse of corpse, other crimes
STROUDSBURG (September 23) - Angeliegha Stewart accused of taking gruesome photos of bodies, showing them to acquaintances
ESU football player convicted of burglary, assault
STROUDSBURG (September 23) - Marquis Brownlee found guilty of burglary, assault, stemming from a string of events at local bars
Registration plate stolen from bus
PAUPACK TWP (September 23) - Plate was taken from Diminos Bus Service on Route 590 near Hawley
Police say man tried to kill EMS worker
POCONO TWP (September 22) - A 64-year-old man, off his meds, threatened the worker with a knife
Pike residents to pay more for car registration
MILFORD (September 22) -  County Commissioners expect the additional $5.00 per car will help pay for the upkeep of the 17 county-owned bridges
Stroud Area Regional Police chooses Jennifer Lyon as new Chief
EAST STROUDSBURG (September 21) - Lyon is the first woman to head a police department in Monroe County
Wayne County bank robbery suspect may be linked to several similar crimes
DUNMORE (September 15) - Police arrested William Fischer, of Dunmore, following Wednesday’s robbery at a bank in Gouldsboro.
Pike County Court sentencing
MILFORD (September 15) - Several defendants were recently sentenced to prison, jail or probation
Delaware River Basin Commission moves toward fracking ban
WEST TRENTON NJ (September 14) - Adopted resolution sets in motion a process to draft regulations regulating drilling in the four-state basin
ESU reports enrollment growth
EAST STROUDSBURG (September 14) - Higher numbers reported in graduate student, freshman population
Reports of gunshots near school unfounded
STROUDSBURG (September 13) - Stroud Area Regional Police responded midday Tuesday to a report of shots fired near Stroudsburg High School; no evidence was found
Milford man sentenced for high speed chase
SCRANTON (September 13) - Milford man on a motorcycle sped through the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Pike County Court sentencing
MILFORD (September 5) - Two defendants guilty of DUI and other offences, are heading to state prison
Suspect charged with murder in death of Temple U student
PAUPACK TWP (September 4) - Police arrested Joshua Hupperterz, of Jenkintown, in the beating death of Jenna Burleigh, whose body was found in Paupack Township
Fugitive, briefly seen in Pike County captured in Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS (September 4) - Jarret Heitmann, 24, arrested in New Orleans; he and his girlfriend, wanted for attempted murder, were spotted in Pike County in June
Body discovered in Wayne County believed to be missing Temple University student
PAUPACK TWP (September 3) - The body of Jenna Burleigh found on Paupack Township property belonging to the grandmother of the prime suspect in the student’s death
Car break-ins, thefts at ESU
EAST STROUDSBURG (September 3) - Police looking for a suspect who surveyed several cars, broke into two and stole a book bag from one of them
Police close investigation into sexual abuse allegations against priest; church probe continues
SCRANTON (August 31) - The man who brought the claim against Father Martin Boylan in April 2016 is now refusing to testify
Pike County Court sentencing
MILFORD (August 31) - A Harrisburg man will spend at least three years in prison for withdrawing cash with someone else’s debit card
Daughter charged in death of mother found in bed and breakfast
HONESDALE (August 30) - Moira Richey, whose elderly mother apparently had been dead for months, charged with abuse of a corpse, theft
Fake nuns foiled in bank robbery attempt
POCONO TWP (August 30) - Two women wearing habits, one with a handgun, fled with no cash
Murder in Monroe County
EAST STROUDSBURG (August 25) - Lashawn Sanders, 26, of East Stroudsburg, charged with criminal homicide in the shooting death of a 25-year-old man
Voluntary releases of water from Delaware system reservoirs suspended
NEW YORK (August 25) - New York City will phase in the reduced releases on September 5 and October 10
Eclipse dazzles many in the Poconos
EAST STROUDSBURG (August 22) - East Stroudsburg University was one of several places where many gathered to watch it
Shoplifter caught trying to use eclipse as cover
TEXAS TWP (August 22) - Beach Lake man apparently thought he could sneak out of the store with a shopping cart full of stuff
Pike County Court sentencing
MILFORD (August 14) - Several defendants were recently sentenced to jail or probation for a variety of offences
Pike man accused of threatening with a gun
LEHMAN TWP (August 11) - Gabriel Pastrana, of Tammiment, allegedly threatened several people with an unlicensed handgun during an alteration
Federal inmate gets additional time for assaulting fellow inmate
SCRANTON (August 11) - Inmate in the United States Penitentiary at Waymart will serve an additional three and a half years
Two Monroe County banks robbed
POCONO TWP / STROUDSBURG (August 8) - One happened around noon in Tannersville, the other, about 4:00 in Stroudsburg
Man, claiming to have been kidnapped, gets up to four years in prison
MILFORD (August 7) - Charles Wahnon, of Hawley, was one of several sentenced recently in Pike County Court
Probationer caught trying to cheat on drug test
STROUDSBURG (August 7) - Anthony Koger, of Bushkill, caught using an old trick, trying to use someone else’s clean urine
Monroe County man charged with theft, misappropriation of funds
STROUDSBURG (August 5) - A Hamilton Township man, currently in federal prison, is accused looting $390,000 from his mother’s checking account
One dead in Stroudsburg crash
STROUDSBURG (August 4) - An accident involving a sports car and an SUV killed one of the drivers Thursday afternoon
Monroe County man charged with child sex trafficking
SCRANTON (August 4) - David Parker, 39, allegedly engaged in the activity in 2010
Mount Airy bucks state trend with slot revenue
HARRISBURG (August 3) - Pennsylvania slot machine revenue down two percent in July, but Mount Airy up almost six percent
Wayne woman sentenced to 19 years for drug-related death
SCRANTON (Auust 2) - Brittany Banscher, 23, of Hawley, admitted providing drugs that led to an overdose death of a 21-year-old woman
Bushkill man sentenced to prison for drugs, other crimes
WILKES-BARRE (Auust 2) - Joseph Marcoux must also pay for a holding cell door he damaged
Stroudsburg man sentenced for sex trafficking
SCRANTON (August 1) - Thurman Stanley, who admitted transporting women across state lines, sentenced to over 15 years in federal prison.
Driver faces several charges after crash
DAMASCUS TWP (August 1) - Police say Michael Tesseyman, of Callicoon NY, was driving an unregistered vehicle when he hit another car in Wayne County