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Light coating of wet snow hits region, causes some problems
POCONOS (April 16) - Several accidents reported in western portions of the region, including I-380

Monroe receives West Nile Virus control grant
HARRISBURG (April 16) - Monroe County will receive $30,000; Pike and Wayne get none.

Park Service restoring historic pre-Revolution structure
BUSHKILL (April 16) - Work is underway to fix up the Peters House on Route 209 at Bushkill Road

Legislation would reward and recruit volunteer firefighters
HARRISBURG (April 15) - Bipartisan bill cosponsored by area senator Lisa Baker

Pike County Court sentencing
MILFORD (April 15) - Burglary, terroristic threats, were among the cases that resulted in sentences last week.

Met-Ed continues tree trimming
READING (April 15) - Pruning essential to enhance system reliability in its territory, including Stroudsburg area

Two Delaware Valley teams headed to OM world finals
BERWICK (April 14) - Two teams from Dingman-Delaware Middle School placed first at state Odyssey of the Mind competition

Reconstruction of I-84 could mean years of slow traffic
WESTFALL TWP (April 12) - Get used to slow going for an eight-mile stretch on both sides of the Delaware River; the major work is on the PA side

Monroe County woman charged with hate crime against Pike doctor
GREENE TWP (April 11) - Roseanne Simeone, 26, of Long Pond, faces six counts of ethnic intimidation for spray-painting swastikas on a doctor’s home

Daughter charged with assaulting mother
TOBYHANNA (April 11) - Amanda Saldonis, 18, arrested after police responded to a domestic call

Bill to make AEDs available in schools sent for governor’s approval
HARRISBURG (April 10) - Legislation, sponsored by Rep. Rosemary Brown (R, Monroe/Pike), establishes a new AED program within the state Department of Education

Second suspect charged in motel shooting
STROUDSBURG (April 10) - Michell Walden, of Portland, accused of conspiring with Shicon Jordan, who fired shots at three people in a car

Pennsylvania records lowest number of traffic deaths ever
HARRISBURG (April 9) - 2013 lowest since recordkeeping started in 1928; Pocono counties hold steady with last year

Illegal alien charged in domestic assault
SWIFTWATER (April 9) - Antonio Figuaroa-Zamora arrested following three reported incidents including one in which he attacked a pregnant estranged girlfriend with a knife

Baker to chair Labor and Industry Committee
HARRISBURG (April 9) - State Senator Lisa Baker (R, 20) says “creating consensus on the issues that matter to workers and employers is critical”

Guilty plea to Monroe County murder, as trial was about to begin
STROUDSBURG (April 8) - Rico Herbert, 33, of Montrose, accused of killing a retired  87-year-old teacher, was immediately sentenced to up to 62 years in prison

Hotel interlude with minor gets Monroe County man long prison term
MILFORD (April 8) - Man sentenced up to ten years for molesting minor he enticed over the internet

Man who attempted to assault a state trooper gets long jail term
MILFORD (April 7) - Bushkill man sentenced to almost two years in the Pike County Jail for crimes that include terroristic threats, simple assault

Troiano announces independent congressional campaign
MILFORD (April 7) - Nick Troiano is running for the 10th Congressional district seat held by Republican Tom Marino

Body found in recreation area
BUSHKILL (April 5) -Thomas Stewart, 51, of Lancaster County, was last seen March 25 near Water Gap; death appears accidental

Reduced releases planned to accommodate Lackawaxen fishing
HAWLEY (April 5) - PPL to manage Lake Wallenpaupack operations to accommodate spring fishing season

Several road projects get state approval to proceed
HARRISBURG (April 4) - Projects in NEPA include Routes 6, 611 and Interstate 84

PA slot machine revenue drops 5.7% in March
HARRISBURG (April 4) - Revenue Mount Airy, in Monroe County, down less than one percent from a year ago

Pike woman charged with theft in NY
CHESTER (April 4) - Police in Orange County allege Deniz Duman stole about $1,000 worth of stuff from a home

New York man charged with attempting to rob pa convenience store
SCRANTON (April 3) - Port Jervis man, and a woman previously arrested, allegedly entered the Hilltop Sunoco / Extra Mart, outside on October 5, 2011

DRBC says new water loss reporting program is working
WEST TRENTON (April 3) - First-year results show program helps track water supply efficiency

Victim of Route 611 accident identified
COOLBAUGH TWP (April 3) - Police say Janine Anes, 49, of Tobyhanna, was the woman killed while walking along Route 611 Tuesday night

Pedestrian killed in Monroe County
COOLBAUGH TWP (April 2) - Tobyhanna woman reportedly struck while walking along Route 611 Tuesday night

Superior Court overturns local court release of serial DUI offender
MILFORD (April 2) - Appeals court says judge did not have authority to grant early release to Timothy Flaherty

Controlled burning in DWGNRA
BUSHKILL (April 2) - The annual burns are part of an open space management program

Motel shooting suspect in custody
STROUDSBURG (April 1) - Man wanted for firing shots at people outside a motel in Stroudsburg arrested in New Jersey

Rep. Brown to host drug awareness seminars
HARRISBURG (April 1) - In an effort to help educate parents and residents, Brown will host seminars in Pike and Monroe counties

Snow creates sloppy conditions
POCONOS (March 31) - Several school districts are on a delayed opening this morning

One dead, driver charged, in Pike crash
DELAWARE TWP (March 31) - A head-on crash on Route 739 Saturday afternoon killed one of the drivers and injured two others

DUI on a suspended license means jail for Pike resident
MILFORD (March 31) - A Milford man will spend up to a year and a half in jail for a variety of offences

Salamanders in love
BUSHKILL (March 30) - Roads in the DWGNRA may be closed during evenings for the next few weeks to protect the annual breeding of amphibians

Pike County Hands of Hope welcomes new member
MILFORD (March 29) - Adrienne Gallagher becomes the help group’s new treasurer

Police seek suspect in attempted murder
STROUDSBURG (March 28) - Wide search continues for Shicon Jordan who allegedly fired several shots at a woman outside a motel

DV board approves purchase of elementary school site
WESTFALL TWP (March 28) - Board unanimously approves purchase of 50 acres adjacent to Matamoras Airport Park

Boys Choir founder charged with rape
MARSHALLS CREEK (March 27) - Bernard Schade, 74, accused of raping a member Singing Boys of Pennsylvania in 1996

Wayne County Communities get more than $1 million in gaming revenue
HARRISBURG (March 27) - A total of nearly $1.3 million in state funding awarded to nine municipalities

PMC promotes organ donation awareness
EAST STROUDSBURG (March 27) - Pocono Medical Center joins The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) to increase organ donor registrations in PA

Guilty plea in Monroe County double murder
STROUDSBURG (March 26) - Luis Vasquez, avoids death penalty for killing two men including one described as a loan shark

Cash gift ban bill backed by Baker
HARRISBURG (March 26) - Legislation would impose an absolute ban on legislators accepting cash gifts from lobbyists, principals, consultants

Delaware Water Gap ranger receives prestigious award
BUSHKILL (March 25) - Michelle Schonzeit is the 2014 recipient of the Harry Yount Award conferred annually on the ranger who most exemplifies outstanding attributes

Pike County to get nearly $700,000 in state grants
HARRISBURG (March 25) - Five communities will receive gaming funds for local projects

Police begin aggressive driving crackdown in Pike County
MATAMORAS (March 24) - Eastern Pike Regional Police Department will be participating in enforcement activities into early May

Probationer brings someone else’s urine to drug test
STROUDSBURG (March 24) - Blakeslee man arrived at the Monroe County Courthouse prepared for an anticipated drug test

Power outage hits small part of Pike County
MIDDLETOWN NY (March 23) – Equipment failure in neighboring Orange County NY affects Pike County Light and Power customers for more than two hours on Saturday

Monroe to get federal housing money
WASHINGTON (March 22) - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded the Housing Authority of Monroe County $362,476

Prison ordered for man who fled police
MILFORD (March 22) - Joel Gamble, 39, of Unionville NY, was sentenced to up to 5 years for an incident in Westfall Township

Monroe, Pike, Wayne get another share of gaming revenue
HARRISBURG (March 21) - Almost $12 million will help fund projects in counties near Mount Airy Casino Resort

PUC approves default service plan for PCLP
HARRISBURG (March 21) - Pike County Light and Power will continue to acquire its default service supply on the New York Independent System Operator market

Delaware River closure due to transmission line construction
BUSHKILL (March 21) - Access restricted today through next Tuesday
Father, son dead, neighbor arrested in Monroe County shooting
ELDRED TWP (March 20) - Police say Garry Flyte, admitted shooting Jeffery Place and Steven Powell in their home Wednesday evening
Pike armed robber sentenced to federal prison
HARRISBURG (March 20) - Watertown NY man pled guilty to charges related to four convenience store robberies in 2011

Would-be bank robber gets nothing
POCONO TWP (March 19) - Suspect who tried to rob a bank in Tannersville around noon Tuesday fled after getting no money

St. Luke’s addresses growing demand for women’s services in Monroe County
BETHLEHEM (March 19) - Two graduates of the St. Luke’s Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency Program are staying close to home

Gas station robbed by man with bat
SMITHFIELD TWP (March 18) - Suspect armed with a baseball bat fled with about $100 from Gulf station on Seven Bridges Road

Mount Airy posts gain in February revenue from a year ago
HARRISBURG (March 18) - Statewide table games revenue up 3.3% in February but Overall casino gaming revenues down 5% during month

Pike County Court sentencing information
MILFORD (March 18) - Two sentences issued last week

Pike man charged in child sex case
DELAWARE TWP (March 17) - Frederick Solis, 19, of Dingmans Ferry jailed on several charges, including statutory sexual assault

House passes Scavello Pertussis Bill
HARRISBURG (March 17) - Bill would require hospitals to provide information on whooping cough to a mother who just gave birth

Delaware Valley leads the way in regional OM competition
POCONO SUMMIT – DV will send 15 Odyssey of the Mind teams to the state competition; Pocono Summit will send seven, Notre Dame one

Bill to update ATV regulations introduced
HARRISBURG (March 15) - Legislation would allow titling and registration of innovative models of the vehicles

Two DV students charged with pot possession
WESTFALL TWP (March 15) - Delaware Valley students, ages 17 and 13, were caught with marijuana and drug paraphernalia in their respective schools

East Stroudsburg man arrested for attempting to sell drugs to cop
STROUDSBURG (March 14) - Shawn Michael Chavies charged with possession with intent to deliver, a felony, other crimes

Met-Ed says its reliability best ever in 2013
READING (March 14) - Metropolitan Edison says its customers are benefitting from ongoing efforts to strengthen the durability and flexibility

Monroe assistant DA, detective cleared of wiretap charge
HARISBURG (March 13) – Commonwealth Court enters verdict vindicating Monroe County’s First Assistant District Attorney Michael Mancuso and Chief County Detective Eric Kerchner

Two charged with sales of prescription pills
MILFORD (March 13) – Matamoras men sold Vicodin pills to undercover investigators

Sen. Baker seeks reelection
LEHMAN TOWNSHIP (Luzerne) (March 13) – Republican Lisa Baker is running in the reconfigured 20th district, which includes all of Pike and Wayne counties

Caregiver cleared of abuse charge
HONESDALE (March 12) - Christopher Lein acquitted following a jury trial on accusations he burned an incompetent patient

Suspect charged in residential burglary
TOBYHANNA (March 12) - James Bush, of Tobyhanna arrested after some of the stolen stuff showed up at a local game store

Man charged with spraying fire extinguisher out vehicle window
TUNKHANNOCK (March 12) - Police arrested a Bensalem man for spraying a fire extinguisher out the passenger side window of a pickup

$5 million in Transportation Infrastructure Funds earmarked for Pocono Raceway
HARRISBURG (March 11) - Governor Corbett’s announcement officially kicks off 2014 Pocono Raceway Season

DRBC names new Executive Director
WEST TRENTON NJ (March 11) - Delaware River Basin Commission picks Steven Tambini to replace Carol Collier, who is retiring

PPL reports improved reliability
ALLENTOWN (March 10) - New equipment, additional tree trimming paying off; more investments to come

Mount Airy slot revenue down 12 percent in February
HARRISBURG (March 10) - Statewide slot revenue off 7.5% in February compared to a year ago

Apparent murder-suicide in Monroe County
HAMILTON TWP (March 9) - Michael Buckley, 62, and Diana Buckley, 60, found in their Ann Street home; may have been dead for weeks

Two Pike men arrested on child porn charges
PIKE COUNTY (March 8) - Two men are in the Pike County jail in lieu of high bail after being arrested in unrelated child pornography investigations

Two furloughed women flee
MILFORD (March 8) - Both failed to return from court furloughs authorizing their release from the Pike County jail

PUC to probe PCLP electric, gas rate hike
HARRISBURG (March 7) - Pike County Light & Power’s request would hike the average monthly electric bill by over 22 percent

Pocono Mountain adopts student dress code
SWIFTWATER (March 7) - School board adopted the code after months of research, review and discussion

PA veterans can get special license plates, driver license
MILFORD (March 7) - Both display the American flag; the plate also has an eagle

PA MedReturn available in Pike County
MILFORD (March 6) - Unused prescriptions, over-the-counter meds can be disposed, anonymously, at two locations

David Parker officially running for state House
HARRISBURG (March 6) - Republican files nomination petition for the new 115th district in Monroe County

Two sentenced to prison on child porn pleas
STROUDSBURG (March 5) - Michael Uglialoro, of Blakeslee, and John Slobodian, of Hamilton Township, were caught in undercover investigation

Pike County Hands of Hope receives donation
MLFORD (March 5) - Milford-Matamoras Knights of Columbus, among the donors, along with some local businesses
Stroudsburg “Barstool Blackout” ends with overdoses, a dozen arrests
STROUDSBURG (March 4) - Several law enforcement agencies coordinated a crackdown, last Saturday, at the Sherman Theater

Tobyhanna lands Gray Eagle GCS repairs
TOBYHANNA (March 4) - Tobyhanna the Depot designated Source of Repair (DSOR) for the Gray Eagle (MQ-1C) Unmanned Aircraft System

Storm will mostly miss region
POCONOS (March 3) - For most of the Poconos, today’s snow won’t amount to much, if anything

UDC announces new appointments
NARROWSBURG  (March 3) - Upper Delaware Council, Inc. filled several vacancies on the non-profit organization’s board

Some snow, but most of it will miss area
POCONOS (March 2) - Only two to four inches expected in the Poconos through Monday

Wayne County inmates make, donate hats, blankets
HONESDALE (March 2) - Volunteer is teaching a looming class at the Wayne County Correctional Facility

Five charged in store robbery
EAST STROUDSBURG (March 1) - Suspects, from Binghamton and NYC, were caught in the act of robbing  the Radio Shack located in Pocono Plaza

Local Walmart donates television to new library
MILFORD (March 1) - The flat screen Wi-Fi equipped can be used for programs and presentations

NY man sentenced to PA prison for using stolen credit card
MILFORD (February 28) - Jan Borowy, of Port Jervis, was under court order not to enter two retail stores in Westfall Township

Monroe County man charged in Lehigh Valley drug sting
HARRISBURG (February 27) - Jason Smith is one of four men accused of trafficking methamphetamine

Honesdale man faces drug charges in New York
LIBERTY NY (February 27) - Joseph Carmody charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance

Enhancements planned for Met-Ed
READING (February 26) - First Energy says it will spend $140 million in 2014 on service reliability infrastructure upgrades

Former teacher gets prison for having sex with students
STROUDSBURG (February 26) - Cynthia Hartopp, a former art teacher at East Stroudsburg High School North will spend up to four years in state prison

Three suspects arrested, heroin, crack, cocaine seized
EAST STROUDSBURG (February 25) -  Raid on Chestnut Street netted large quantities of heroin and high-grade pot

Vendors/Sponsors wanted for Community Expo & Job Fair
MILFORD (February 25) -  Women in Business Committee of the Pike County Chamber of Commerce expo is on April 5

Man missing in Wayne County
HAWLEY (February 24) - Richard Calvitti, 69, suffering from depression, last seen on Saturday

Police pursuit ends with suicide
POCONO TWP (February 24) - A Monroe County man apparently being pursued by police on Interstate 80 shot himself to death

Burglar, Megan’s Law offender, get state prison terms
MILFORD (February 24) - Two Pike County residents will be spending at least a year and a half in state prison for felony offences

Pike resident announces congressional exploratory committee
MILFORD (February 24) - Nick Troiano is considering challenging rep. Marino (PA-10) as an “independent, citizen-funded candidate”

DV School Board reinstates drug/alcohol testing
WESTFALL TWP (February 22) - Policy, suspended after a successful challenge in 2011, applies to co-curricular activities and parking on campus

DV School Board ponders budget and tax increase
WESTFALL TWP (February 21) - School Board looking a possible tax increase exceeding the state cap for the 2014-15 school year

Stroudsburg man faces multiple charges after foot pursuit
STROUDSBURG (February 21) - Chaz Davis, wanted on a warrant, fled after being approached by two probation officers

East Stroudsburg Post Office to reopen
EAST STROUDSBURG (February 20) – Concern over safety because of heavy snow on the roof forced closure for two days

Sleet, freezing rain, to add to winter worries
POCONOS (February 19) - Some icing on roads could occur before temps rise above freezing this afternoon

PA table games revenue down one percent in January
HARRISBURG (February 19) - Weather blamed; Mount Airy down sharply despite having more tables than a year ago

More snow, more school closings
POCONOS (February 18) - Two to possibly four inches may fall today; warmup still expected by end of the week

More snow likely, on top of what we already have
POCNOS (February 17) - Up to five inches of new snow could fall in some areas late tonight into Tuesday morning

Pocono Medical Center, Salvation Army, partner to launch new program
EAST STROUDSBURG (February 17) - Primary Care Clinic focuses on residents at their Single Adult and Family Shelter

Ledges Hotel temporarily closed by fire
HAWLEY (February 16) – A small fire, on Friday, with some water damage,  will close the facility until repairs are made

Stroudsburg cracks down on snow parking violations
STROUDSBURG (February 15) - Police towed 12 vehicles parked in Snow Emergency routes

Hazing death of college student ruled homicide
TUNKHANNOCK TWP (February 15) - A coroner in Luzerne County reportedly issues opinion in the death of an NYC college student at a fraternity party in Monroe County

Unrelenting snow snarls region
POCONOS (February 14) - School districts concerned they will run out of snow days

Snow begins, may not stop for 24 hours
POCONOS (February 13) - Most parts of the region will get eight to 12 inches before the snow ends late tonight; schools closed, travel will be difficult

Internet predator suspect who fled to Pakistan in custody in Monroe County
STROUDSBURG (February 13) - Munir Khan, of New Jersey, was wanted in connection with an online internet crimes against children investigation from 2012

Parolee asks police to arrest him, then robs store when they don’t
STROUDSBURG (February 12) - Tommy Lee Miller, 19, asked police to revoke his bail from an unrelated offense

Two charged in burglaries sentenced to state prison
MILFORD (February 12) - Several sentences were issued in Pike County Court last week

Milford-Montague Bridge worker honored for rescuing choking driver
MILFORD (February 12) - Matt Meeker was in right place at right time to perform Heimlich maneuver

NY man gets up to 20 years for robbery
MILFORD (February 11) - Darryl Conklin, of Ellenville NY, was sentenced in Pike County Court for two separate robberies in Westfall Township

Two New York men sentenced to state prison for dealing heroin in Pike County
MILFORD (February 11) - Two men arrested in Matamoras for heroin sales may spend several years in state prison

Probationer brings sister’s urine to drug test
STROUDSBURG (February 11) - Travis Daring arrived at the Monroe County Probation Department with a devise commonly used to cheat on urine tests

Suspects in Matamoras burglary, dognapping, arrested in NY
TOWN OF DEERPARK NY (February 10) –  Four men allegedly burglarized a home in Matamoras; dog okay after being tossed form car

Power line construction in DWGNRA enters critical phase
BUSHKILL (February 10) - Recreational use of DWGNRA facilities will be restricted until February 28

Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers expands in Pike County
LORDS VALLEY (February 9) - The Pike Dental Center and Pike Behavioral Health are now accepting appointments

Major heroin trafficker sentenced up to 14 years
MILFORD (February 8) - Brandon Defogre, 22, of Greentown, who pled guilty to several charges, was sentenced in Pike Count Court

Prominent musician pleads guilty in underage sex case
STROUDSBURG (February 7) - Jesse Green entered the plea to felony charges as his trial was about to begin

Slot revenue drops at Mount Airy, statewide
HARRISBURG (February 7) - Mount Airy Casino Resort revenue for January down almost ten percent from a year ago

Region digs out from heavy snow
POCONOS (February 6) - A day of persistent snow left five inches to close to a foot in some higher northern areas

Please clear fire hydrants
POCONOS (February 6) - Fire departments ask for your help

Fleeing suspect causes crash
TUNKHANNOCK TWP (February 6) - Officers were dispatched for a suicidal male, armed with a shotgun, who fled, hitting another vehicle on Route 115

Biggest snow of the season, so far, blanketing region
POCONOS (February 5) - Up to a foot could hit northern parts of the Poconos, before mixing with some ice

Education a top priority in governor’s budget
HARRISBURG (February 5) - Corbett’s proposed budget focuses on three key areas: education, jobs, and health and human services

Utility says it is preparing for major winter storm
READING (February 4) - The parent company of Met-Ed is preparing for the possible impacts of heavy ice and snow late tonight and Wednesday

Dog left at Walmart responding well to care
EAST STROUDSBURG (February 4) - AWSOM Animal Shelter says Marty is in good spirits

Snow covers roads, closes schools
POCONOS (February 3) - Up to four inches of snow likely today; more tomorrow night into Wednesday

United Way presents Community Service Award to Scott Myer
MILFORD (February 2) - The award was in recognition of Myer’s ten years of service as a board member

The After Christmas Tree at Ann Street School
MILFORD (February 2) - Children of The Ann Street School decorated an old Christmas tree with treats for birds and wild animals

Mother faces multiple charges after children found in filth
TOBYHANNA (February 1) - Police responded deplorable conditions in the home of Kennda Justice; three children placed in protective custody

ESU student honored with safety award
EAST STROUDSBURG (February 1) - Ryan Kately Performed Heimlich Maneuver on a fellow student


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