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Monroe municipalities to receive state money for traffic signal improvements
HARRISBURG (July 20) - Over $1 million will be shared by three Monroe County municipalities traffic signal upgrades
Wayne Pike Adult Literacy Program receives grant
HONESDALE (July 20) - Villaume Foundation donates $6,600 to the organization which provides free tutoring, textbooks, educational assistance to over 3,500 adults
Home improvement fraud lands man in county prison
HONESDALE (July 18) - Jim Thorpe man could spend almost two years in jail after pleading guilty in Wayne County Court
Woman says she was sexually assaulted
LEHMAN TWP (Pike) (July 18) - Police say a 41-year-old woman believes she was assaulted over last weekend
Monroe municipalities to receive state money for traffic signal improvements
HARRISBURG (July 18) - Over $1 million will be shared by three Monroe County municipalities
New superintendent named for Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
PHILADELPHIA (July 17) - Sula Jacobs, who says she has enjoyed many floats on the Delaware, will assume the post in September
New law expands AG’s ability to prosecute care abusers
READING (July 17) - A new Pennsylvania law expands the authority of the Attorney General’s office  to prosecute abuse and neglect of care-dependent persons
ESU named to Victory Media’s 2018 Military Friendly® Schools
EAST STROUDSBURG (July 17) - East Stroudsburg University cited for help provided to service members and their families
Former ESU student accused of stalking professor
EAST STROUDSBURG (July 16) - Police arrested Tabitha Golembeski, of Swoyersville, after they say were repeated and persistent incidents including phone calls, emails and social media posts
New K9s join SARPD
EAST STROUDSBURG (July 16) - The two specially bred dogs from Holland and their handlers underwent an intensive eight-week training
DUI dad convicted of letting daughter, 11, drive
HONESDALE (July 13) - Sean Hannon apparently knew he was too drunk to drive, so he let his daughter take the wheel for ten miles, before she crashed
Monroe DA seeking public help in solving bomb threats
STROUDSBURG (July 12) - Three incidents happened, in May, June and July
NJ man headed to prison on felony forgery charge
HONESDALE (July 12) - Several sentences were recently issued in Wayne County Court
Police say drunk driver tried to run down people on walking trail
SALEM TWP (July 11) - NJ man faces several charges after appearing to aim his car at people on the trail
Honesdale man gets long prison term for sex crimes against a minor
HONESDALE (July 10) - Douglas Turner was also labelled a “sexually violent predator”, mandated lifetime registration
Pike County sentences
MILFORD (July 9) - Several criminal sentences were issued by Pike County Court of Common Pleas Judge Gregory Chelak
Former teacher sentenced to jail for taking intimate pictures of students
HONESDALE (July 6) - Former Honesdale High School teacher Gaspare Gambino sentenced to up to five years for taking the pictures of female students
Suspended NJ lawyer arrested on fraud and theft charges in Monroe County
STROUDSBURG (July 6) - Scott Marinelli, of Annandale, NJ, accused of several fraudulent transactions in NEPA
Woman receives state prison term for armed robbery
HONESDALE (July 4) - Kelley Branning, of Hawley, who admitted robbing a Honesdale restaurant, sentenced to up to eight years
Drowning victim identified
COOLBAUGH TWP (July 4) - Devin Marillo, 13, of Pocono Summit died early Monday, following a Sunday accident
Route 209 commercial vehicle permits available for sale July 9
BUSHKILL (July 3) - Qualifying vehicles, with four or fewer axels, must be operating within the DWGNRA from within one of the nine adjacent municipalities
Pike County Court sentencings
MILFORD (July 3) - Several criminal sentences were recently issued
Monroe residents nabbed in NEPA drugs, weapons sweep
HARRISBUG (July 2) - Eight Northeast PA residents charged with dealers with selling $1.3 million in heroin, drugs and illegal guns
One dead in Monroe crash
CHESTNUTHILL TWP (July 2) - Head-on crash Saturday killed one of the drivers; the other was unhurt
Dangerous heat expected through weekend
POCONOS (June 30) - Heat index likely to approach or exceed 100°, especially on Sunday and Monday
Schmalzle sworn in as Pike commissioner
MILFORD (June 30) - Ronald Schmalzle, a Republican, replaces Richard Caridi who recently resigned
Man arrested for DUI brings heroin into jail
SNYDERSVILLE (June 30) - Sonny Harper, of East Stroudsburg, accused of bringing heroin into the Monroe County Correctional Facility
Monroe County man sentenced to prison for heroin trafficking, firearms
SCRANTON (June 29) - Daryl Trent, of East Stroudsburg, will spend 7.5 years in prison
Pike County Court sentencing
MILFORD (June 29) - Several criminal sentences were issued by Pike County Court of Common Pleas Judge Gregory Chelak
Suicide by drugs: Two found dead in Wayne County
BUCKINGHAM TWP (June 28) - Man and woman, both from New York, found dead in a car along with a note
Police looking for robbery suspect
STROUDSBURG (June 28) - Man burglarized the Shell Gas Station on McConnell Street in Stroudsburg early on June 14
Murder-suicide leaves three dead
SALEM TWP (June 27) - Police say it appears William Rowan shot his ex-girlfriend, her new boyfriend, then himself Tuesday night
Pike County aging agency receives award
MILFORD (June 27) - Area Agency on Aging’s APRISE program honored by the state Department on Aging
Woman killed in motorcycle crash
STROUDSBURG (June 26) - Sunday afternoon crash on route 611 killed one and injured another
Illinois man sentenced for indecent assault in Wayne County
HONESDALE (June 26) - Several sentences were issued recently in Wayne County Court

Armed standoff ends with police killing suspect
PROMPTON BOROUGH (June 25) - Police say a man who fired a shotgun at family members was shot and killed by police this morning; no one else was hurt

Pike County woman’s death on Interstate 81 remains a mystery
SCRANTON (June 25) - Police say Rachel Teplitsky, 26, of Tafton, later died at a hospital after falling from or being pushed from a vehicle
Death in Wayne County lake ruled accidental
CANAAN TWP (June 25) - Edison, NJ, man drowned in Keen Lake Saturday evening
Police say Honesdale man had mobile meth lab
HONESDALE (June 22) - A state trooper found an operating lab in the back of Seth VanValkenburg’s moving vehicle
Man gets up to ten years in fatal DUI crash
MILFORD (June 21) - New Tripoli man pled guilty to several charges stemming from a 2014 crash that killed another driver on Route 402
Standoff with armed man ends quietly
SALEM TWP (June 20) - Police arrested a man who threatened a home with a rifle Tuesday morning
Child porn investigation leads to arrest of mother, son
STROUDSBURG (June 20) - Multi-state investigation resulted in child pornography, stalking, and drug trafficking charges pair from Cresco
Pike County Court sentences
MILFORD (June 18) - Three defendants were recently sentenced for various offences
Man dies in fall at Pocono resort
POCONO TWP (January 17) - POCONO TWP – Man, staying with a group from the Bronx, fell from a sixth floor balcony Friday morning at Camelback Resort
Wayne County murder-for-hire plot foiled
HONESDALE (June 13) - Robert Malpasse, of Moscow, arrested after his current girlfriend revealed details to the intended target, his estranged wife
Two receive state prison terms in Pike County Court
MILFORD (June 13) - One of the defendants was found guilty of a long list of crimes including drugs and fleeing following a violent chase
Caridi resigns as Pike County Commissioner
MILFORD (June 6) - The long-time commissioner's resignation, effective May 31, was announced at this morning's meeting
Milford doctor guilty of overprescribing opioids, leading to a woman’s death
SCRANTON (June 6) - Dr. Fuhai Li convicted of drug delivery causing death, and several other crimes.
Two charged with selling heroin in Wayne County
HONESDALE (June 6) - Stephen Cable, of Honesdale and Daniel Kemery, of Beach Lake, arrested after an undercover investigation
Honesdale man charged with flight
HONESDALE (June 6) - Police say Derek Mills-Kizer fled from deputies attempting to arrest him on a warrant
Fire reported at former Fernwood resort
MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TWP (June 4) - Large fire broke out around 9 Sunday evening in the recreation center at the former resort on Route 209
Pike County Court sentences
MILFORD (June 4) - Five defendants were recently sentenced for crimes that included retail theft, DUI and drugs
Fatal crash reported in Wayne County
MOUNT PLEASANT TWP (June 1) - One killed in Thursday evening crash between a car and a tanker truck
Charges filed 18 months after fatal crash
STROUD TWP (June 1) - Thomas Patti, of Shawnee, with three prior DUIs and not supposed to be driving, crashed, killing a passenger