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Fatal crash reported in Pike
MILFORD TWP (July 23) - A crash Tuesday afternoon, on Route 6, near Twin Lakes Road reportedly killed one man

Sen. Baker inducted into PA Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Hall of Fame
FORT INDIANTOWN GAP (July 23) -  Sen. Lisa Baker (R-20) is a current member and past chair of the Senate’s Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee

“No contest” plea in choking death
STROUDSBURG (July 22) - Charles Derr could spend over four years in prison for chocking long-time friend Matthew Stillwell, to death two years ago

Stroudsburg man arrested in drug and weapons sting
STROUSBURG (July 22) - Timothy Kaps, 30, had been under surveillance for several months

Fatal ATV accident in Monroe County
CHESTNUTHILL TWP (July 22) - Effort man, not wearing a helmet, died Sunday after his ATV hit a utility pole

Monroe County airport receives state grant for improvements
HARRISBURG (July 21) - Investments in 35 airports to upgrade facilities, support more than 2,600 jobs

Zane Grey Fishing Derby results
LACKAWAXEN (July 20) - Jordan Metzger, 14, of Milford, topped the field, reeling in three smallmouth

Two charged in Wayne County death
DYBERRY TWP (July 19) - Two Waymart men surrendered to authorities to face charges in the death of Ryan Clemo, earlier this year

Fugitive brothers, wanted for drug and firearm possession, arrested
STROUDSBURG (July 19) - Two brothers from Wayne NJ arrested at a Stroudsburg motel

Deadly brawl in Pike County
BUSHKILL (July 18) - State Police say Anthony Ventura, 55, of Bushkill, died late Thursday afternoon

Monroe County man charged with distributing crack cocaine
SCRANTON (July 18) - Dominic Darby, 31, of Stroudsburg, faces a possible 20 years in federal prison

Wayne County animal shelter appeals for help
HONESDALE (July 17) - The Dessin Animal Shelter outside Honesdale says it could close by fall unless donations pick up

Upper Delaware Council seeks extension of local silver eel fishery
NARROWSBURG (July 17) - UDC urging the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to allow the commercial silver eel fishery to remain active in the Delaware River and its tributaries

Armed robbery at Pike truck stop
BLOOMING GROVE (July 16) - Suspect got away with about $1,000 from a truck stop on Route 390 Monday night

Federal prison inmate gets additional 15 years for attempted murder
SCRANTON (July 16) - Eddie Joe Sutton stabbed another inmate multiple times at the federal penitentiary at Canaan

Guilty plea in child sex case
MARSHALLS CREEK (July 15) – Former choir director Bernard Schade, 74, could face up to 24 years in prison when sentenced

Two sentenced to state prison for crimes committed in Pike County
MILFORD (July 14) - State prison terms of seven and five years were ordered for two found guilty of serious crimes

Wayne County crash kills one
BERLIN TWP (July 14) - Beach Lake man on Route 652 late Friday night; five others including four children, hurt

Monroe man arrested in statewide child porn probe
HARRISBURG (July 12) - Robert Kutzler, of East Stroudsburg, one eight of suspected child predators arrested on unrelated charges

Missing woman found dead
STROUD TWP (July 11) - Body of Dralene Bancey, 63, found in a pond near the Lakewood Personal Care Home

Monroe County man sentenced to prison on fraud and tax charges
SCRANTON (July 11) - Brian Hewson, of Canadensis, pleaded guilty to the charges last year and will spend almost six years in prison
State prison inmate pleads guilty to heroin trafficking conspiracy
SCRANTON (July 11) - Eudy Gonzalez, an inmate at SCI Waymart admitted conspiring with others in the prison

Governor signs 2014-15 budget
HARRISBURG (July 11) - Corbett vetoes specific legislative appropriations and places legislative spending initiatives into budgetary reserves

Kittatinny Canoes celebrates quarter century of river cleanup
BUSHKILL (July 10) - The 25th annual three-day event that attracts dozens of volunteers comes up next week

ESU President, coaches doused for charity
EAST STROUDSBURG (July 10) - East Stroudsburg University President Marcia Welsh, along with three coaches accepted the Chillin for Charity challenge

Tuition to go up at state colleges
HARRISBURG (July 9) – PASSHE Board approves $198 hike for ESU, other colleges

SARP officer Torres dies
EAST STROUDSBURG (July 8) - Ruben Torres, 49, diagnosed with cancer earlier this year, was a 25-year member of the Stroud Area Regional Police

Slot revenue down at casinos statewide
HARRISBURG (July 8) - Mount Airy down about four percent from a year ago

Massive traffic backups as people head home from the holidays
POCONOS (July 7) - Traffic on Interstates 80, 84, at a near standstill Sunday afternoon

Major, Peifer move to address school construction funding backlog
HARRISBURG (July 7) - Western Wayne has been waiting since 2011 to be reimbursed for a construction project

Police identify suspect in mall stabbing
STROUD TWP (July 5) - Aaron Hernandez, 21, of Stroudsburg, accused of stabbing a man at the Stroud Mall on July 1

Pike Commissioners seek to correct record of Court House Annex
MILFORD (July 5) - Commissioners read from a prepared statement at this week’s meeting, saying they have nothing to hide

Lights still out for some in Marshals Creek
SMITHFIELD TWP (July 4) - Wednesday’s violent thunderstorm is still leaving its mark

Armed robbery in Walmart parking lot
MOUNT POCONO (July 3) - Bus driver assaulted late Monday night at the Mount Pocono Walmart

“Victim” arrested for robbing woman who refused sex
BLAKESLEE (July 3) - Blakeslee man stole a cellphone after a woman hired to give an in-home massage refused to provide some extra services

Man stabbed at Stroud Mall
STROUD TWP (July 2) - Fight broke in the food court early Tuesday evening; suspect who stabbed another man fled

Vandals damage floating slide
TOBYHANNA TWP (July 2) - Reward is offered for arrest of whoever damaged the popular children’s attraction in Pines Lake

State budget adopted, area lawmakers split
HARRISBURG  (July 1) - $29.1 billion spending plan for 2014-15 cleared the state legislature late Monday night

“No contest” plea from pastor in death of first wife
LEBANON (July 1) - Former Monroe County pastor Arthur Schrimer, faces 20 to 40 years in prison; he is already serving life for killing his second wife

Fatal crash victim identified
POLK TWP (June 30) - Conrad Caputo, 18, of Kunkletown, killed when he lost control of a pickup on Hell Hollow Road; two passengers seriously hurt

Milford man sentenced to prison for theft of firearms
MILFORD (June 30) - Kyle Moon gets up to 5 ½ years for breaking into a home and stealing almost 40 guns 

Fatal crash in Monroe County
POLK TWP (June 29) – 18-year-old driver of a pickup died, two others were hurt, in crash on Hell Hollow Road Saturday evening

Senate approves increased whistleblower protections
HARRISBURG (June 28) - Sen. Lisa Baker (R, 20) says “there are many ways by which we can bring substantial reform to state government…”

Do not disturb young wildlife
HARRISBURG (June 28) - State wildlife officials say young animals that appear to be alone or abandoned rarely are; the mother is usually nearby

Two charged with heroin sales at hotel
WESTFALL TWP (June 27) - Investigation revealed the pair had been selling drugs out of rooms at the Hampton Inn

I-80 reopens after hazmat spill
TANNERSVILLE (June 27) - Interstate shut down in both directions for several hours on Thursday, causing massive problems throughout the area

Boy Scouts' Camp Minsi celebrates 65th anniversary
POCONO SUMMIT (June 26) - The camp in Monroe County will more than 1,300 individual Scouts and 350 adult leaders this summer

Monroe County woman charged with prescription fraud
POCONO SUMMIT (June 25) - Several felony charges filed against Mandy Heier of Henryville

Federal prison inmate indicted for trying to kill another inmate
SCRANTON (June 25) - Joseph Wing is an inmate at the United States Penitentiary in Waymart

Teen missing in Monroe County
PRICE TWP (June 24) - Kathryn Gould, 16, walked away from her home on Rose Marie Lane in Pine Creek Estates late Sunday

PPL says customers will have the power they need this summer
ALLENTOWN (June 24) - Utility says it is installing smart grid equipment, building new power lines and substations and trimming more trees

Fatal crash in western Pike
PALMYRA TWP (June 23) - Lackawanna County lost control of his car on Route 390 early Sunday morning

Sixth suspect arrested in drive-by killing
HAMILTON TWP (June 23) - New York Gang member is in custody, charged in connection with the drug-related drive-by shooting death of Darcey Kravchenko

Monroe joins nationwide stolen property database
STROUDSBURG (June 23) - The Monroe DA’s office using Leads Online, which can help search for suspects who dispose of stolen goods online or in pawn shops, recyclers

Wayne County shooting victim dies
SOUTH CANAAN TWP (June 22) - Rebecca Pisall, 20, allegedly was shot by her uncle, Louis Ogden, over a drug deal
Conservation District board and staff complete roadside cleanup
BLOOMING GROVE (June 22) - Pike County Conservation District removed litter from a two-mile stretch along Route 402 near their office

Uncle charged with shooting niece
SOUTH CANAAN TWP (June 21) - Wayne County main is in jail after shooting his niece in the head

Several injured in Route 611 crash
MOUNT POCONO (June 21) - Accident involved an SUV and a car

Two arrested following heroin bust at Westfall motel
WESTFALL TWP (June 20) - Jesus and Ashley Torres charged with heroin trafficking and endangering the welfare of children

Monroe County man charged with collecting, sharing child porn
STROUDSBURG (June 20) - Stephen Dondero, of Smithfield Township, arrested following a search at his home

Inmate gets 15 years for stabbing correction officer at federal prison
SCRANTON (June 20) - Incident happened earlier this year at the prison in Wayne County

New senior housing planned in Pike County
MILFORD (June 19) - The 92 one-bedroom will be located off Hulst Drive, near the K-Mart shopping plaza in Westfall Township

Inmate charged in stabbing at Monroe County jail
SAYLORSBURG (June 19) - Ruben Calero got into an argument with another inmate and used a knife fashioned out of a pen

Suspected Monroe County drug dealer arrested
EAST STROUDSBURG (June 18) - David Miller charged with two counts of possession with intent to deliver, other crimes 

PUC releases summer readiness reports from electric utilities
HARRISBURG (June 18) - Three utilities covering the Poconos included in the report

Tree trucks burglarized
MOUNT POCONO (June 18) - Two incidents, likely related, happened over the weekend on Route 940

Victims of Wayne County house explosion identified
DAMASCUS TWP (June 17) - Victims of the explosion that leveled a home in eastern Wayne County late Sunday night have been tentatively identified as a couple who ran businesses in the area

Monroe stabbing victim dies
CHESTNUTHILL TWP (June 17) - A man stabbed last week during an argument with his brother, over a girl, is dead

Pike woman gets up to four years in prison for dealing stolen firearms
MILFORD (June 17) - Dingmans Ferry, woman sentenced on several charges, one of several in Pike County Court last week

Wet Friday but nice weekend
POCONOS (June 13) - Rain will last throught today, possibly changing high school graduation plans

Attempted robbery set up via Craigslist
STROUD TWP (June 12) - Instead of buying a cellphone, the suspect tried to steal it

Two plead guilty in drive-by killing
STROUDSBURG (June 11) – Three of the five defendants implicated in a drug-related killing last January in Hamilton Township, have now entered pleas

Senate OKs military tax break
HARRISBURG (June 11) – Bill sponsored by Sen. Lisa Baker ensures active-duty military pay would remain exempt from local income tax

Police say juvenile nearly died from heroin overdose
MOUNT POCONO (June 10) - Police were called to an apartment where they found an adult and a juvenile they described as near death

Shohola man sentenced for stealing $20,000 via ATM
MILFORD (June 10) - Jacob M. Kutchma was one of several sentenced recently in Pike County Court

Attorney General warns recent grads, jobseekers about scams
HARRISBURG  (June 10) - Graduates and others in the job market should wary of scammers who target people using online forums to find employment

Slot revenue up at Mount Airy but down slightly statewide
HARRISBURG  (June 9) - Gaming Control Board releases statistics for May

Student who saved a life using Heimlich maneuver honored
HARRISBURG (June 9) - Delaware Valley High School senior Felix Valentin credited with saving the life of an area woman at a restaurant

PCPL summer reading program schedule
MILFORD (June 8) – The program for children ages 3-12, is taking on science in a big way with the theme: Fizz, Boom, Read!

Monroe County man charged with heroin trafficking conspiracy
SCRANTON (June 7) - Kerion Johnson allegedly conspired with others to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin in Monroe County

Recreation maps available for the Delaware Rivers
WEST TRENTON NJ (June 7) - DRBC selling maps for the 2014 recreational season

Two Pike drug dealers sentenced to state prison
MILFORD (June 6) - Both sold heroin and cocaine in Delaware Township

Tobyhanna woman charged with Section 8 fraud
STROUDSBURG (June 6) - State parole agent and Monroe County probation officer uncover housing fraud case

Endangered/missing deaf individual
STROUD TWP (June 5) - Michael Vitek, 54, disappeared late Tuesday night

Dog found tied behind church
STROUDSBURG (June 5) - Dog was found behind a church on Third Street

Man dies after crashing car into gas station
CHESTNUTHILL TWP – New Jersey man crashed at high speed on Route 209 late Monday night

Stroudsburg man charged with passing counterfeit bills
SCRANTON –  Dominick Andino allegedly part of a conspiracy to pass counterfeit federal reserve notes at various locations including in Monroe County

Prison sentence for man who trafficked cocaine
SCRANTON - Texas man enters guilty plea and is sentenced to federal prison

Woman killed by her own car
EAST STROUDSBURG (June 3) - Lana Jemmott died a day after her car rolled over her in her driveway

Two charged in string of vehicle burglaries
POCONO LAKE (June 3) - Police arrested two Wilkes-Barre men for breaking into vehicles and later selling some of the loot at pawn shops

Pike Chamber hosting Comedy Night
MILFORD (June 3) - Brian Cichocki and Sandy Marks, who  have performed on HBO and in Caroline’s, Dangerfield’s, Vegas, Atlantic City, will be at the Riverview Inn on July 18

NYC man gets Pike jail time for touching young teen
MILFORD (June 2) - Bronx man, who got up to 23 ½ months in jail, one of several sentenced in Pike County Court last week

Two seriously hurt in Monroe motorcycle crash
MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TWP (June 2) - Cycle hit rear of another vehicle late Saturday night on Route 209

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