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PA House considers school safety measures
HARRISBURG (March 20) - House Education Committee held a hearing to examine the status of school safety
PA attorney general seeks stronger enforcement of data breach notification laws
HARRISBURG (March 20) - Josh Shapiro joined with 30 other attorneys general in voicing concern to Congress over legislation that would preempt state data breach laws
New charges against former Monroe County financial advisor
SCRANTON (March 15) - Anthony Diaz, of East Stroudsburg, charged in a superseding federal indictment with additional charges of mail and wire fraud
Monroe County man guilty of heroin trafficking
SCRANTON (March 15) - Charles McRae, of East Stroudsburg, pleaded guilty and faces up to 20 years in federal prison
Two Pike men arrested in New York for drugs
TOWN OF MONROE NY (March 14) - The two were caught in Orange County with over 500 bags of heroin in their car
Winter storm damage assessments and recovery ongoing in park
BUSHKILL (March 13) - Heavy damage to facilities reported; some roads remain closed
Schools reopen
POCONOS (March 12) - Most Pocono region schools reopened this morning after back-to-back major storms kept them closed for over a week.
DWI incident involving pedestrian lands Pike man in prison
MILFORD (March 12) - Warren Toder was one of several defendants sentenced recently in Pike County Court.
Second snow storm slightly less than expected
POCONOS (March 8) - Most parts of the Poconos did not get the foot or more predicted for Wednesday; thousands still without power
Snow pounding Poconos, Route 209 temporarily closed
POCONOS (March 7) - About a foot of snow will cover most of the region by late tonight
More snow could hamper restoration
POCONOS (March 7) - Almost 25,000 customers were still without power from Friday's storm, as of 8:00 this morning
More victims surface, claiming they were scammed by Monroe County man
STROUDSBURG (March 1) - Robert Scifo, of Polk Township, allegedly collected over $60,000 from victims in several states in food cart fraud scheme
Closures and public use limits to protect peregrine falcons
BUSHKILL (February 25) - At least two pair of the endangered birds have observed in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Shohola burglary suspect is in NY jail
GOSHEN NY (February 23) - Owen Mittelmark, wanted for a burglary and theft at a church and two vehicle thefts in Shohola, is in a New York jail on unrelated charges
Monroe teen dead from flu complications
COOLBAUGH TWP (February 23) - Robert Welter, 16, developed symptoms last week and died in a Delaware hospital on Monday
Former wrestling coach will spend at least 20 years in prison for sexual abuse
STROUDSBURG (February 21) - Ron Gorman, who pled guilty in two cases last November, sentenced to from 20 to 40 years
Fatal ski accident at Camelback
POCONO TWP (February 21) - State police are investigating what happened to the 26-year-old victim from Ontario
Pike County Court sentencing
MILFORD (February 19) - Two defendants, heading to state prison, were among several sentenced recently in Pike County Court
Peifer re-elected chairman of PHEAA Board
HARRISBURG (February 19) - The state rep enters his sixth term heading the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency Board of Directors
Donors urged to help the Red Cross maintain blood supply
POCONOS (February 16) - Severe winter weather, flu disrupting blood donations; several area collections scheduled
Standoff at Stroud Township home ends with suicide
STROUD TWP (February 15) - Man, facing eviction threatened police before apparently shooting himself early this morning
Pike County Court sentencing
MILFORD (February 15) - Several criminal sentences were issued by Pike County Common Pleas Judge Gregory Chelak
Ice playing havoc with schools, commute
POCONOS (February 14) - Many accidents reported, closing portions of I-84 and I-380 eralier this morning
Man robs bank, steals teller’s car
LAKE TWP (February 13) - The armed robber took cash from the NBT bank on Lake Ariel Highway Monday afternoon, and demanded keys to a teller’s car
Bomb threat closes Pleasant Valley High School
BREOADHEADVILLE (February 13) - The call was received as the school was about to open Monday morning; things are back to normal today

One dead, several hurt in I-80 crash
POCONO TWP (February 12) - The crash Sunday morning on Interstate 80 near Tannersville killed an adult woman and injured at last five others

Upper Delaware Council federal funding reinstated
NARROWSBURG (February 12) - The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) had withheld the reimbursement payments that the UDC applies for monthly to fulfill its responsibilities
Monroe County man guilty of heroin trafficking, gun charges
SCRANTON (February 9) - Laurence Cadogan, of Stroudsburg, admitted to possessing with intent to distribute
Inmate on furlough recaptured after fleeing
SNYDERSVILLE (Februarey 8) - James Bock, who jumped out of a van on the way back to the Monroe County Correctional Facility, was recaptured the next day
Pike County Court sentences
MILFORD (February 6) - Three Pike defendants get state prison terms
Downtown Stroudsburg fire remains under investigation
STROUDSBURG (Februarey 5) - The fire late Saturday night displaced eight tenants living in apartments and damaged a jewelry store
Upper Delaware Council threatens shutdown over lack of funding
NARROWSBURG (Februarey 5) - The 30-year-old council is a partnership between the federal government and several municipalities in Pennsylvania and New York, from Westfall to Buckingham
More charges filed in sexploitation case
STROUDSBURG (February 3) - Monroe detectives file additional charges, including rape and human trafficking, against John Golom after capture in New York
Two more defendants charged in drug and sex trafficking conspiracies
SCRANTON (February 2) - Three suspects now accused of widespread distribution of cocaine and other drugs in a network stretching from Pennsylvania to Maine
Child porn arrest in Monroe County
ELDRED TOWNSHIP (February 2) - Eldred Township man charged with possessing and disseminating child pornography
Child porn arrest in Pike County
DINGMAN TWP (January 31) - Police say a family member discovered child pornography on Seth McCooey’s phone
Monroe man charged with terroristic threats
POLK TWP (January 30) - Man threatened to “assassinate” the first person to bid on his property at an upcoming tax sale
Pike County Court sentencings
MILFORD (January 29) - Several defendants were recently sentenced in Pike County Court with two heading to state prison
Witness leads police to parking lot hit-run suspect
TEXAS TWP (January 29) - Driver drove off after bumping another car while pulling into a spot in a Walmart parking lot
Defendant in school wiretapping investigation waives hearing
CHESTNUTHILL TOWNSHIP (January 27) -  Felony charges against the district’s director of support staff, Joshua Krebs, will go directly to the Court of Common Pleas
Wallenpuapack Ice Tee Golf cancelled
GREENTOWN (January 25) - Unfavorable ice conditions blamed for calling off this weekend’s event; other activities postponed
Recreation area accessible to public during government shutdown
BUSHKILL (January 22) - Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area remains accessible, but with limited emergency and rescue services
Winery owners charged with wiretap violations
HAMILTON TWP (January 18) - Owners of the Mountain View Vineyards in Hamilton and Jackson Townships charged with illegally using wireless surveillance cameras that captured audio and video of customers
Two dead, one arrested, in Monroe County
POCONO TWP (January 16) - Stroudsburg man arrested after police find a man and a woman dead in a Marcelle Terrace house
Murder-suicide in Monroe
COOLBAUGH TWP (January 15) - Police say a 63-year-old man shot his 16-year-old niece, then himself; he left a note