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Lengthy investigation leads to drug arrests
EAST STROUDSBURG (December 1) - Two accused of selling cocaine in the Stroudsburg area
Victim of fatal crash identified
STROUD TWP (November 29) - Cody Bensel, East Stroudsburg, died in the Saturday morning crash; a passenger was injured
Honesdale man arrested on gun charges in NY
TOWN OF TUSTEN NY (November 28) - Police arrested three, seized guns, drugs in traffic stop
Delaware River Basin Commission approves drought management special permit
WEST TRENTON NJ (November 25) - Basin Placed in “Drought Watch” stage effective immediately

Woman shot, man charged with attempted murder
STROUD TWP (November 24) - Victim in stable condition after Wednesday morning incident

Man found guilty of multiple thefts at Delaware Water Gap
SCRANTON (November 23) - Lewis Davenport and other individuals broke into unoccupied automobiles
Former Pike Man sentenced for false bankruptcy declarations
SCRANTON (November 23) - Daniel Wise, formerly of Tafton sentenced to two years’ probation community service and a large fine
Snow delays schools, causes some road problems
POCONOS (November 21) - Cold, gusty wind is blowing around the season’s first snow
Third person dies following I-80 crash
TANNERSVILLE (November 20) - A 14-year-old girl died early Saturday; her younger brother died earlier, as did the driver of the other vehicle involved in the Friday crash
Dingmans Ferry Lions Club donates event proceeds for children's vision program
DINGMANS FERRY (November 20) - Proceeds will go towards the purchase of a diagnostic camera for Lions Kids Sight USA
Crash kills two, closes I-80 for several hours
COOLBAUGH TWP (November 19) - Two died, four others hurt when a truck crossed the medial and hit a car Friday afternoon in the Tannersville area Friday afternoon
Two arrested in credit card fraud scheme
TOBYHANNA (November 19) - The fraud involved skimming local credit cards locally
Monroe County man guilty of selling explosives
SCRANTON (November 18) - Ronald Scheu, of Kunkletown, pleaded guilty in federal court and faces up to ten years in prison
PPL phone scam alert
ALLENTOWN (November 18) - PPL warns customers of sophisticated phone scam involving calls designed to sound like a company call center
Monroe County man faces additional charges of sex and drug trafficking
SCRANTON (November 17) - Thurman Stanley, of East Stroudsburg, faces four new counts of sex trafficking by force and coercion and several other charges
Police investigate Craigslist check fraud
DELAWARE TWP (November 16) - Alert consumer suspected something fishy and protected himself
Tree trimming on Route 191
PARADISE TWP (November 16) - PPL will be trimming trees along PA 191 this week
Golf course to become part of wildlife preserve
SMITHFIELD/STROUD TWPS (November 15) – The Nature Conservancy will acquire the Cherry Valley Golf Course and transfer it to the Fish and Wildlife Service
Local police participating in aggressive driving crackdown
MATAMORAS (November 14) - Eastern Pike Regional Police Department will monitor roadways in Westfall Township and Matamoras Borough for aggressive driving behaviors
Barletta on Trump transition team
HAZLETON (November 14) - Congressman, who represents part of northeast Pennsylvania, says being asked is “… a great honor…”
Madden declared winner in state House race
STROUDSBURG (November 11) – Absentee vote count gives Democrat Maureen Madden a 900-vote margin over first-term Republican David Parker in the 115th district
Homicide conviction of former police chief upheld
STROUSBURG (November 11) – Superior Court validates 20 to 40-year prison term for Edward Yale, convicted of killing his second wife, Joan
Monroe man pleads guilty to heroin and sex trafficking
SCANTON (November 10) - Co-defendant admits to drug trafficking
Parker-Madden still too close to call
POCONOS (November 9) - Incumbents were the winners in most places, but in the 115th state House district, challenger Maureen Madden leads incumbent David Parker, with absentees to be counted
High school student charged with terroristic threats
EAST STROUDSBURG (November 8) - 16-year-old male student at East Stroudsburg High School South faces several felony and misdemeanor charges after allegedly posting threats to shoot people at the school
Polling places packed
DINGMAN TWP (November 8) - At 7:00 this morning, the line was at the door at the Milford Bible Church, which can accommodate a big crowd
Stroudsburg woman charged with several drug crimes
STROUD TOWNSHIP (November 8) - Kaitlyn Ann Knudson, 26, arrested during a routine traffic stop after troopers  found drugs and a lot more
PPL updates price to compare
ALLENTOWN (November 7) - The rate for residential customers who do not shop will drop in December; business customers will pay more
Monroe under drought warning, Pike, Wayne on watch
HARRISBURG (November 4) - DEP declares drought warning for four counties, increases drought watch to 30 counties

One dead in Pike fire
LEHMAN TWP (November 2) - A house fire in the private Pine Ridge development claimed the life of an elderly man early Tuesday

I-380 reopened after crash
TOBYHANNA TWP (November 1) - The highway was closed for several hours after a crash involving two tractor trailers; no injuries and no spills
Peaceful Halloween
POCONOS (November 1) - No major incidents reported as kids filled their bags with treats
Roebling Bridge to close for four days
LACKAWAXEN (October 31) - The Roebling Bridge will be closed for maintenance for four days, yet to be determined, between October 31and November 17
Church vandalized with anti-Trump messages
MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TWP (October 31) - The Wooddale United Methodist Church on Barren Road was spray-painted with messages and obscene images
Illegal Mexican alien charged
STROUDSBURG (October 31) - A Wilkes Barre man was charged in Monroe County with several felony and misdemeanor offences, following a traffic stop last week
NJ priest charged with child pornography in Wayne County
HONESDALE (October 29) - Kevin Gugliotta, a part-time resident of Gouldsboro, faces 40 felony counts
Matamoras fugitive arrested in New York
WURTSBORO NY (October 29) - Lawrence Pierce arrested in Sullivan County, on a warrant, for failing to register as a sex offender
Traffic stop leads to heroin arrest
HAWLEY (October 29) - Police found drugs and paraphernalia in a Honesdale man’s car
Stroudsburg bank robbed
STROUDSBURG (October 28) - Lone suspect, with a gun, hit the First Keystone Bank on Main Street late Thursday morning
Monroe County man charged with distributing heroin
POCONO TWP (October 28) - Laurence Cadogan, of Stroudsburg, arrested after a month-long investigation by several agencies
Dates set to pick jury for Frein trial
MILFORD (October 27) - Jury selection for the trial of Eric Frein, accused of killing one state trooper and wounding another, will be held March 9 and 10 in Chester County; the jurors will be brought to Pike County
Two arrested in drive-by shooting
COOLBAUGH TWP (October 26) - Tobyhanna residents accused of spraying houses with bullets over a drug dispute
Pike County sentencing
MILFORD (October 26) - Several defendants appeared recently in Pike County Court
Monroe County crash victims identified
ROSS TWP (October 24) - Both victims were in a pickup that left Kunkletown Road, went down an embankment and ended upside down in a creek
Federal prison inmate sentenced for assaulting corrections officer
SCRANTON (October 24) - Inmate at the United States Penitentiary at Canaan, in Wayne County, will serve an additional 18 months in prison
Two dead in Monroe County crash
ROSS TWP (October 23) - Man and a woman found dead at the scene of a pickup truck which was overturned in a creek
State university strike ends
HARRISBURG (October 22) - A faculty strike that cancelled most classes at 14 state-operated colleges and universities, including East Stroudsburg, for three days, is over, with a contract agreement
Pike County Court sentencing
MILFORD (October 22) - Two women, sentenced to Intermediate Punishment for DUI offences, were among several defendants to appear in Pike County Court
Man, apparently high on drugs, tried to enter residence
BLOOMING GROVE TWP (October 21) - Incident happened Thursday morning at a residence on Route 402
Two die in Monroe motorcycle crash
CHESTNUTHILL TWP (October 20) - A motorcycle operator and a passenger, neither wearing a helmet, killed when they hit an SUV stopped for a school bus
Mott Street Bridge restoration on hold
MILFORD (October 20) - Pike County Commissioners want assurances from PennDOT they will cover costs over the the $467K grant the county has received
Tax preparer charged with defrauding couple
STROUDSBURG (October 20) - Janice Bailey, representing Tax Centers of America, allegedly bilked the couple out of $40,000 in a fraudulent investment scheme
Pike man found guilty on multiple felony weapons charges
STROUDSBURG (October 19) - Nicholas Munoz convicted on ten counts of weapons possession, several other crimes
Guilty plea in multi-state heroin trafficking
SCRANTON (October 19) - Maine resident pleads guilty to participating in the conspiracy based in Stroudsburg
Carjack suspect arrested
STROUDSBURG (October 18) - Man in custody flees after police from a another jurisdiction showed up with a warrant
Four arrested in federal drug sweep
STROUDSBURG (October 18) - Sweep follows joint investigation launched in April of 2015
Man sentenced to prison for shooting daughter with BB gun
MILFORD (October 18) - Sean Brown, of Bushkill, will spend up to six years in state prison for shooting his 14-year-old daughter several times
Monroe County development to benefit from state funding
HARRISBURG (October 17) – Over $2 million included in a PennDOT grant for road improvements on Route 209 and 447
Plane bound for Monroe County crashes, two survive
PENN FOREST TWP (October 16) - Pilot and passenger walked away with minor injuries after their kit-built plane developed engine problems
Milford’s Presbyterian church has new name
MILFORD (October 16) - First Presbyterian Church, now the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Milford reflects a new affiliation and mission
Drunk bicyclist gets stiff sentence
MILFORD (October 15) - Woman who crashed her bicycle into a car gets a month in jail, three months house arrest, and more
Saylorsburg man arrested for the murder of Holly Grim
SNYDERSVILLE (October 14) – Two weeks after conducting an exhaustive search of a property in Ross Township, police charged Michael Horvath in the death of a woman three years ago
St. Luke’s celebrates opening of Monroe campus
BARTONSVILLE (October 14) – Ribbon cutting on Thursday at the new St. Luke’s Monroe Campus off Route 611 in western Monroe County
ESU Wins $4 million National Science Foundation Grant
EAST STROUDSBURG (October 13) - East Stroudsburg University will use the money for scholarships and research
Man dead in Wayne County crash
STERLING TWP (October 8) - Police say Keith Beirele died after his car left Route 196 and hit a tree
Mount Airy slot revenue up in September
HARRISSBURG (October 7) - Mount Airy Casino Resort in Monroe County posted a year-to-year gain of almost four percent, well ahead of the statewide average
Pike County Conservation District receives commendations
BLOOMING GROVE TWP (October 7) - State Conservation Commission on Dirt, Gravel and Low Volume Road Program cited the Pike program for “exceeding expectations”.
Guilty plea in heroin distribution conspiracy
SCRANTON (October 6) - Maine resident admits role in a multi-state heroin trafficking conspiracy based in Stroudsburg
Fatal crash in Wayne County
DYBERRY TWP (October 5) - A Honesdale man apparently lost control of his minivan on Route 191 Tuesday afternoon
Police seek Monroe County bank robber
POCONO TWP (October 5) - Armed man held up the First National Bank on Route 611 in Tannersville Monday morning
NYC man gets long prison term for underage sex
MILFORD (October 3) - Brooklyn man sentenced in Pike County Court to up to 10 years for providing alcohol to a 14-year-old then having sex with her
NEPA pair busted on drug charges in New York
HILLCREST NY (October 1) - Men from Hawley and Tafton found with drugs in their car, in Rockland County NY
Charges filed two years after double-fatal
STROUD TWP (September 30) - Daniel Gaughan, of Bethlehem, surrendered on Thursday to face a long list of charges, including six felonies, in the death of two people who were passengers in his car
Mysterious search continues in Monroe
ROSS TWP (September 30) - Human remains reportedly found at a property on Woodhaven Road near Saylorsburg
Students charged with robbery at football game
WESTFFALL TWP (September 30) - Police say two juveniles attacked and robbed another youth at a DV football game on September 9
ESU receives $94,000 to help bolster college readiness programs
EAST STROUDSBURG (September 26) - GEAR UP is a nationwide college readiness grant initiative funded up the U.S. Department of Education
Fatal crash on Route 33
ROSS TWP (September 25) - 18-year-old Pen Argyl woman apparently lost control of her SUV on Route 33 north early Saturday
Home invasion turns into drug bust
LONG POND (September 24) – Initial reports said a man was shot in a residence on Glade Drive, but now, police say it was a drug deal gone bad
Two Monroe residents arrested for heroin dealing
EAST STROUDSBURG (September 23) - Pair arrested Thursday after a search warrant was executed at their residence on King Street in East Stroudsburg
Man shot during robbery
LONG POND (September 23) - Incident happened Tuesday at a residence on Glade Drive; two suspects still at large
Early morning robbery at convenience store
CHESTNUTHILL TWP (September 22) - It happened about 3:45 Wednesday morning at a Turkey Hill on Route 209
Monroe woman killed in Carbon crash
PENN FOREST TWP (September 22) - Police say the Effort woman pulled into traffic on Route 209 and was hit by another car
Fugitive sentenced to prison for deadly Monroe County crash
STROUDSBURG (September 21) - Kirk Randler not in court when he was found guilty of homicide by vehicle in March, or on Tuesday when he was sentenced to up to 23 years
Mount Airy sees significant revenue drop
HARRISBURG (September 20) - Both total revenue and table revenue down by double digits at Monroe County’s casino
St. Luke’s holds open house at new Monroe hospital
BARTONSVILLE (Septembere 19) – The Monroe campus of the Bethlehem-based hospital formally opens next month
Monroe County man arrested on long list of drug, weapons charges
STROUD TWP (September 16) - James King accused of dealing in several drugs including heroin
Reward increased in wildfire investigations
HARRISBURG (September 16) - PA Bureau of Forestry is offering up to $20,000 for information about two fires that burned several thousand acres in Monroe and Pike counties in late spring
Brother guilty of killing brother in Monroe
STROUDSBURG (September 15) - Jury found Matthew Crothers guilty of voluntary manslaughter for stabbing his brother, David, to death two years ago
Two inmates charged with assaulting a third at prison in Wayne County
WAYMART (September 15) - The incident happened in June at the federal prison in Caanan
Fatal crash in Wayne County
SALEM TWP (September 14) - Police say Greentown a man died Tuesday night when he apparently lost control at high speed on Route 191
Counselor charged with defrauding Medicaid of more than $100K
HARRISBURG (September 13) - Michael Johnston accused of perpetrating the scheme while living and working in Monroe county
ESU’s 2016 enrollment increases one percent
EAST STROUDSBURG (September 8) - Just over 6,900 students are attending class at East Stroudsburg University this fall, the most since 2012
Monroe man pleads guilty to heroin trafficking
SCRANTON (September 7) - Jabril Greggs, of Tobyhanna, admitted to distributing more than 80 grams of heroin between late 2013 and early 2015
Monroe motorcyclists killed in Route 33 crash
BUSHKILL TWP (September 6) - One of the cycles hit a deer, causing both to crash on Route 33 in Northampton County
Brother murders brother in Wayne County
DAMASCUS TWP (September 4) - Police charged Antonio Cilino, 30, of Hawley, with shooting Joseph Cilino, 40, of Honesdale, in a dispute over an estranged girlfriend
Annual Senior Expo draws big crowd
DINGMAN TWP (September 4) - Over 100 attended to learn more about services and activities in the area that can enhance their quality of life
EPRPD prepares for worst-case scenario in school
WESTFALL TWP (September 2) - Active shooter drills at Delaware Valley schools were part of the summer for for police and park service personnel
Luring attempt reported in Monroe
CHESTNUTHILL TWP (September 2) - Girl says she was approached by a man in a van as she got off a school bus Wednesday afternoon
Beers, insult, lead to stabbing
LAKE TWP (September 2) - An insult of one’s mother led to a physical confrontation, injury and arrest
Pike woman indicted in heroin death
HARRISBURG (September 1) - Federal grand jury alleges Brittany Banscher, of Greentown, provided heroin that caused the death of another person