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Tick test developed at ESU
EAST STROUDSBURG (July 21) - East Stroudsburg University, working with Cutter made the detection of Lyme disease easier
Probationer charged with cheating on urine test
STROUDSBURG (July 21) - Brian Decker accused of bringing drug-free urine into the courthouse for a probation appointment
‘Road MaP’ Initiative Improving Two Monroe County Roadways
LONG POND (July 20) - Two light-duty roads will get upgrades using recycled asphalt
Man sentenced for murder in Delaware Township
MILFORD (July 19) - Jared Masker, of Milford, was sentenced to 17 to 45 years for shooting Kristopher Hanscom, of Bushkill, outside a Delaware Township bar in 2015
Body of canoeist recovered from Delaware
BUSHKILL (July 19) - Jose Loja, of East Stroudsburg, was not wearing a life vest when his canoe capsized on Sunday
Missing man reported safe
HAMILTON TWP (July 19) - Edward McGuire, 80, of Kentucky, was reported missing after visiting a grandson in Monroe County
Jail brawl leads to criminal charges
SAYLORSBURG (July 18) - The May 23 altercation involving up to 15 inmates was over phones
Sentence upheld for man who involved children in drug trafficking
SCRANTON (July 18) - Court of Appeals affirmed the eight-year prison sentence for Carlos Cruz, who used his children to help distribute heroin and cocaine in Monroe and Wayne Counties
Fire damages shopping complex
MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TWP (July 17) – The movie theater and some surrounding buildings at Foxmoor Village were destroyed by fire Sunday evening
Murder in the Poconos
COOLBAUGH TWP (July 16) - Police say a woman shot her boyfriend to death early Saturday in their Tobyhanna apartment
Elderly man missing in Monroe County
STROUDSBURG (July 16) - Edward McGuire, 80, left his grandson’s residence in Hamilton Township Saturday afternoon and did not return
Smithfield prostitution sweep nets ten arrests
SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP (July 14) - Two charged with involuntary servitude, trafficking; others with patronizing a prostitute
Tobyhanna man arrested in prostitution sting
STROUDSBURG (July 14) - Police say David Santos responded to a bogus ad placed by police and brought drugs to the meeting
Suspect charged in murder of Monroe County Woman
COOLBAUGH TWP (July 12) - Eric Jones of Tobyhanna, charged shooting Morgan McGee, in her Pocono Country Place home early Tuesday
Boy dies at NJY camp
DINGMAN TWP (July 12) – State Police and health officials continue to investigate the death of an 11-year-old boy, Monday morning, at the NJY camp on Sawkill Road
Three sentenced to prison for crimes in Pike County
MILFORD (July 11) - Defendants guilty of crimes involving guns, someone else’s credit card, and breaking into a store, were ordered to do time in a state prison
York man charged with raping child in Pike County
DELAWARE TWP (July 10) - Michael Kin accused of rape, several other crimes relating to attacks on a seven-year-old boy in Pike County
Former casino employee indicted in money laundering conspiracy
SCRANTON (July 10) - Ashley Brosius, 30, and an unindicted co-conspirator are accused of defrauding Mount Airy Casino out of $140,000
Man sentenced to prison for breaking into cars in national park
SCRANTON (July 10) - Northampton man gets four years in federal prison for stealing stuff from cars in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Pilot dead in Wayne County plane crash
CHERRY RIDGE TWP (July 7) - Small plane went down Thursday afternoon, near the Cherry Ridge Airport
Constables face felony charges
STROUDSBURG (July 7) - Roger Metzgar, of Tobyhanna Township, and Manuel Rodriguez, of Delaware Water Gap, accused of perjury during a hearing relating to a prior conviction
ESU partners with hospital to provide health services to students
EAST STROUDSBURG (July 5) - Lehigh Valley Hospital–Pocono is providing basic ambulatory health services to students
Monroe man sentenced to prison for sexual abuse of a minor
MILFORD (July 5) - Timothy Wagner, of East Stroudsburg, sentenced to two to six years, was one of several sentenced recently in Pike County Court
Delaware River Basin Commission publishes 2016 Annual Report
WEST TRENTON NJ (July 3) - This year’s report focuses on “Clean Water by the Numbers”
Pike teen accused of stealing beer, damaging property at NY police station
STONY POINT NY (July 3) - Police say a 17-year-old, from Dingman Township, faces a felony criminal mischief charge
McDonough charged with murdering girlfriend
MILFORD (July 1) - Sky McDonough, 26, charged with murder, other crimes, in the death of Leanna Walker, 17, in April 2016
Schirmer murder appeal denied
STROUDSBURG (July 1) - Arthur Schirmer is serving a life sentence for the 2008 murder of his wife, Betty Jean Schirmer
Monroe inmate caught with drugs
HAMILTON TWP (July 1) - Jennifer Gongora, of Kunkletown, admitted bringing crystal meth to the Monroe County Correctional Facility
Search for fugitive couple continues
WESTFALL TWP (June 29) - Last confirmed sighting anywhere of Jarret Heitmann and Makayla Stilwell, wanted in Tennessee for attempted murder, was last Saturday at the Westfall Walmart
Tobyhanna man charged with possessing, sharing child porn
COOLBAUGH TWP (June 29) - A Tobyhanna man was arrested at his home this morning on charges of possessing child pornography
Investigation continues into how elderly woman died in a B&B
HONESDALE (June 27) - The remains Patricia Richey, 80, apparently dead for at least several weeks, were discovered last Friday in a bed and breakfast on North Main Street
Fugitive search continues on both sides of Delaware
PORT JERVIS / WESTFALL TWP (June 26) - Man and woman, wanted in Tennessee for attempted murder, other crimes, were last seen in the Tri-State area, including at the Westfall Walmart, Saturday morning
Pike woman reported dead in apparent murder-suicide
CENTER VALLEY PA (June 26) - An attempted traffic stop in Lehigh County on Saturday led to a pursuit, standoff and a man and a woman dead
Accidental death in Wayne County
LAKE TWP (June 26) - State police say a 68-year-old man was found dead late Sunday afternoon
Woman charged in Wayne County hit-and-run death
SALEM TWP (June 25) - Greentown woman charged with homicide by vehicle for allegedly hitting a man who was walking along a road near Hamlin early Saturday morning
Milford thrift shop finds new home
MILFORD (June 25) - Big move coming for Calling All Angels Mission when supporters step up and say they can't close
Pike County Court sentencing
MILFORD (June 23) - Two Pike County residents will be spending some time in a state prison for DUI and related offenses
PMRPD K9 dies
POCONO SUMMIT (June 23) - Niko, who had served the department since 2010, diagnosed with an inoperable condition this week
East Stroudsburg man charged with sharing child porn online
EAST STROUDSBURG (June 20) - Detectives say they found about 50 images on computers and other devices belonging to Erik Decker
Four-year-old dead from self-inflicted gunshot
CHESTNUTHILL TWP (June 19) - Police are investigating how the boy got his hands on a loaded gun in his home
Pike County Sentencing Information
MILFORD (June 16) - Court of Common Pleas Judge Gregory Chelak issued several sentences for crimes including drugs, DUI, retail theft