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Schools open this week
POCONOS (August 31) - Today is the first day of class for many local school districts
Police looking for assault suspect
MOUNT POCONO (August 31) - Incident happened at the Mount Pocono Plaza on Friday, August 21
Pike woman with two kids in car arrested in NY for DWI, possession of drugs and knife
TOWN OF WALLKILL (August 29) - Dawn Gaetano, five months pregnant, stopped after being observed driving drunk
Armed robbery at pizza place
MOUNT POCONO (August 29) - It happened shortly before midnight Thursday night at the Domino’s Pizza on Sterling Road in Mount Pocono
Legislators urge action to repair roads
DUNMORE (aUGUST 28) - Local legislators recently Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Secretary Leslie Richards to find a way to get more rural roads repaired
Stroudsburg Mayor Deihl dead following long illness
STROUDSBURG (August 27) - David Deihl, 60, was a longtime area businessman and mayor for the past year and a half
Monroe County man gets long prison sentence for producing child pornography
STROUDSBURG (August 27) - Robert Ferraro, 45, who pled guilty in May, will spend 22 years in prison
Mount Airy posts solid revenue gain in July
HARRISBURG (August 26) - Mount Airy Casino Resort in Monroe County realized a more than 32 percent jump in table game revenue and a smaller jump in slots
Justin Wilson’s organs donated to six others
ALLENTOWN (August 26) - The popular IndyCar driver died a day after a freak accident at Pocono Raceway on Sunday
Injured racecar driver dies
ALLENTOWN (August 25) - Justin Wilson was hit by flying debris from another car during a race at Pocono Raceway on Sunday
Man charged with murder for shooting outside tavern
BLOOMING GROVE (August 25) - Jared Masker, accused of killing Kristopher Hanscom outside a Delaware Township tavern, awaits extradition from New Jersey
Driver seriously injured at Pocono Raceway
LONG POND (August 24) - A crash involving one racecar late in Sunday’s sent the driver of another car to the hospital with a serious head injury
Two sentenced to prison for drug crimes in Pike County
MILFORD (August 24) - Prison terms of up to nine years and five years respectively, given to two men, were among several sentences handed down last week
Drive sober or get pulled over
STROUDSBURG (August 23) - Police in Monroe County will be out in full force through Labor Day to catch drunk drivers
Former PAYAL official gets probation for stealing money
MILFORD (August 22) - Gramalier Jacobs took over $5,700 from the youth organization
Milford man sentenced to prison for sexually abusing a child
MILFORD (Auust 21) - Michael Norton, determined to be a “sexually violent predator” must register under Megan’s Law for life
Deadline closing in for gypsy moth spraying applications
MILFORD (Auust 21) - Pike County individuals and communities must submit applications by September1
Suspect in custody after fatal shooting at Pike tavern
DELAWARE TWP (August 20) - Police say Kristopher Hanscom, 23, was shot by Jared Masker, 31, of Bushkill, early Wednesday morning outside Silver Lake Tavern
Body of drowning victim recovered from Delaware River
DELAWARE WATER GAP (August 20) - Rangers recovered the body of Darius Vinson of Far Rockaway, NY, just north of the I-80 toll bridge Wednesday afternoon; he disappeared while swimming on Tuesday
Man missing, presumed drowned, in Delaware
DELAWARE WATER GAP (August 19) - Search will resume this morning for a New York man who disappeared Tuesday afternoon near Delaware Water Gap
ESU staff, faculty, and administrators participate in annual campus cleanup day
EAST STROUDSBURG (August 19) - More than 50 faculty, staff and administration participated in the second annual event
Route 739 bridge closed until December
BLOOMING GROVE (August 18) - The over Shohola Creek in Blooming Grove will be closed in both directions, requiring a ten-mile detour will affect several residents and some businesses
Damascus woman charged with falsely accusing NY trooper of sexual abuse
LIBERTY NY (August 18) - Police say Colleen Kenyon, of Damascus, claimed she was assaulted in Sullivan County but an investigation disproved the claim
East Stroudsburg father, son, killed in NJ crash
WAYNE NJ (August 17) -  Michael Lavecchia, 37, and his son, Michael, 13, died when their car rear-ended a dump truck on I-80 near Patterson
Long list of offences adds up to less than two years in jail for Pike man
MILFORD (August 17) -  Raymond Lloyd, of Milford admitted to having drank too much alcohol prior to an accident, after which he fled from police
Monroe County crash victim identified
COOLBAUGH TWP (August 16) - Michael Colford, of Long Pond died several hours after his car collided with another on Route 940 Friday night
Seven arrested in Monroe County prostitution sting
TANNERSVILLE (August 15) - Investigators responded to ads on a popular website to lure prostitutes and customers to a Tannersville hotel
Over 100 cats rescued from Monroe County home
HENRYVILLE (August 14) - Pennsylvania SPCA officials say planned to run a sanctuary but things got out of hand when the cats kept breeding
Police say man rented, looted a hotel room
POCONO TWP (August 13) - Egg Harbor NJ man allegedly removed several items including a refrigerator and microwave
Child murderer’s convictions upheld in federal court
SCRANTON (August 12) - Gregory Rowe was 18 at the time he was accused of killing Kristen Fisher and her infant daughter, Kaylee, in Greene Township
Firearms maker cuts ribbon at Pike facility
BLOOMING GROVE TWP (August 12) - Kahr Firearms, which moved from New York State because of strict gun laws, expected to be in full operation sometime next year
NYC man arrested after confrontation with girlfriend
TOBYHANNA TWP (August 11) - James Archer faces felony and misdemeanor charges following incident at the Mountain Top Lodge
Long Pond man arrested after damaging truck
TUNHANNOCK TWP (August 11) - Angel Marquez arrested for allegedly hacking a tractor trailer with a machete, damaging other vehicles
Repeat DWI offender could spend up to five years in jail
MILFORD (August 10) - Stuart Dooley, of Milford, failed to stop for the red light then to elude police
New law will crack down on acts of stolen valor
HARRISBURG (August 10) - Individuals who falsely claim veteran status to take advantage of a popular state program could be criminally prosecuted
Grey Towers plans Community Appreciation Day
MILFORD (August 9) - Free events, special exhibits, ice cream planned for September 26
Monroe man accused of using neighbor’s wifi to download child porn
CHESTNUTHILL TWP (August 8) - Chad Wieder, 33, of Brodheadsville, arrested after alegedly using his neighbor’s unsecured wireless Internet to download child pornography.
First veteran sentenced under Pike County’s Veterans Intervention Program
MILFORD (August 8) - Vietnam veteran Danny Stout praised by the District Attorney’s Office for his hard work at obtaining one year of sobriety
Husband, wife sentenced for drug dealing
MILFORD (August 8) - Joseph Dilmore and Victoria Berghauer sold drugs to undercover officers on several occasions
PPL claims 200,000 outages averted
ALLENTOWN (August 6) - Utility says enhancements are making the system more reliable
Apply for UDC grants by August 28
NARROWSBURG (August 6) - Applications sought for the Upper Delaware Council’s 2016 Technical Assistance Grants program

Former Stroud Township supervisor gets probation for theft
STROUD TWP (August 5) - James Decker, who admitted using a township fuel card for personal use, was sentenced to six months probation in Monroe County Court

Mount Airy slot revenue up in July from a year ago
HARRISBURG (August 5) - Mount Airy Casino Resort posted a 2.4% gain from a year ago; statewide revenue up about 5%
Pocono Lake Region half marathon cancelled
HAWLEY (August 5) - Marathon committee cites circumstances “beyond our control” for calling off the September 27 event
$600K winning lottery ticket sold in Monroe
KUNKLETOWN (August 4) - One winning ticket from the Saturday, Aug. 1, drawing was sold at Sunny’s Jonas Mart, on Scenic Drive in Kunkletown
Crash snarls I-80, 380
POCONO TWP (August 3) - Traffic backed up on I-80 east, but police hope to have the mess cleared by around 7:00
St. Luke’s places first steel column at Monroe campus
BARTONSVILLE (August 3) - St. Luke’s University Health Network placed the first steel column for the first new hospital to be constructed in Monroe County in 100 years
Motorcyclist killed in Route 33 crash
HAMILTON TWP (August 2) - Northampton County man, not wearing a helmet, hit debris on Route 33 late Friday night
Chamber of the Northern Poconos announces Leadership Northern Poconos 2016
HAWLEY (August 2) - Application deadline is August 12 for the program to educate potential leaders residing and/or employed in Wayne or Pike County
Detectives seek man who fled during Stroudsburg prostitution arrest
STROUDSBURG (July 31) - John Dealbertis, who allegedly gave a prostitute a ride to a hotel in the Stroudsburg area Wednesday, fled after being confronted by an undercover detective
Wayne Pike Adult Literacy Program seeks help
MILFORD (July 31) - The program needs donations and volunteers
Monroe jail inmate injures three COs
SNYDERSVILLE (July 30) - An inmate awaiting trial for homicide charges at the Monroe County Correctional Facility injuring three officers, after to refuse accepting a cellmate
State park beach closed
LEHIGHTON (July 30) - High bacteria level will keep the Beltsville State Park swimming beach closed until further notice
Eleven indicted in Monroe County drug conspiracy
SCRANTON (July 29) -  Federal grand jury charged ten men and one woman with conspiring to distribute cocaine and heroin
Monroe County man killed in motorcycle crash
BARRETT TWP (July 29) - Canadensis man hit a guard rail on Route 191
Bridge replacement project updates in Monroe County
ALLENTOWN (July 29) - Bridges in Tobyhanna, Hamilton, Paradise, Chestnuthill, and Coolbaugh townships to be replaced 
Man dies while kayaking on Monroe County pond
COOLBAUGH TWP (July 28) - An elderly New Jersey man was found dead in Pocono Summit Lake on Monday
Narrowsburg Bridge rehabilitation subject of public meeting
NARROWSBURG (July 27) - Upper Delaware Council session on Wednesday to update plans for major repairs to the bridge linking PA and NY
VFW service officer available to help veterans
HAWLEY (July 27) - Rep will be at Senator Baker’s Hawley office on August 5
Festival of Wood offers new activities, events
MILFORD (July 26) - Popular annual event is next weekend at Grey Towers in Milford
Convicted sexual predator arrested on child porn charges
EAST STROUDSBURG (July 25) - David Bohm was discovered on a file sharing network allegedly offering to share files of child pornography
Adams Creek closed for trail bridge construction project
BUSHKILL (July 25) - Work starts on Monday and should be finished by early September
Home invasion suspect sought
BARRETT TWP (July 23) - Police are Darnell Singleton, 27, who allegedly stole blank checks from a 93-year-old widow
Man caught with heroin in Monroe County indicted
SCRANTON (July 23) - Rhode Island man indicted for trafficking over a kilogram of heroin
Challenge Family Americas Triathlon in DWGNRA
BUSHKILL (July 22) - The event will take place on Sunday, August 16
Cleanup volunteers rescue man in Delaware River
WESTFALL TWP (July 22) - Two men taking part in the annual Kittatinny Canoes Delaware River cleanup rescued a swimmer who was in serious trouble
Tonkin will continue campaign
MILFORD (July 21) – The incumbent Republican Pike County DA will run as a Democrat against Republican primary winner Kelley Gaughan
Pike County man arrested in online sex sting
STROUD TWP (July 21) – Corey Kimble held in lieu of $75,000 bail on charges that tried to have sex with a 14 year old girl
Cliff jumper seriously injured at Adams Creek
BUSHKILL (July 21) – Incident, on Sunday, was the fifth time since April that rangers have responded to rescue calls at Adams Creek
Major renovation project continues at Tobyhanna Army Depot
TOBYHANNA (July 20) - Old unused structures are coming down to make way for modern housing
Senate approves tax exemption for active duty military pay
HARRISBURG (July 20) - Bill, introduced by area Senator Lisa Baker, would restore the exemption that ended three years ago