Daily Internet News for Monroe, Pike, Wayne counties!



Community Calendar
(Click for full list)
  • Fri. December 11: PCDC craft store holiday sale & open house



PennDOT District 4

PennDOT District 5



is part of
Statewide News Network, Inc.


News tips:
or call 570-832-4382

Advertising: advertise@pocononews.net
or call 845-537-1500

700 Rt 6, Suite 1
PMB 400
Shohola PA 18458

Visit our other regional
news websites!




Copyright © 2006 - 2013. All rights reserved.
Contents may not be reproduced,
in whole or in part, in print,
electronically, digitally, or by
any other means, without the
express written consent of
PoconoNews.Net and
Statewide News Network, Inc.



Delaware Valley School District works on Strategic Plan
WESTFALL (November 24) - Superintendent Dr. John Bell says that DV’s aspirations by 2020 is to always be in the top 25 all the time of the 500 districts in Pennsylvania
Woman faces several charges after refusing to leave bar
DELAWARE TWP (November 24) - Dingmans Ferry woman faces a long list of charges after refusing to leave Failtes Irish Pub
Police say driver had no license, insurance, registration
MOUNT POCONO (November 24) - Pocono Mountain Regional Police tried to stop the vehicle after recognizing the driver as a man known to not have a valid license

Armed robbery at Monroe County bar
JACKSON TWP (November 23) - Woman confronted by a man with a gun at Bart’s Bar and Grill on Route 175 in Jackson Township

Pike County budget in the works
MILFORD (November 23) - Commissioners are hampered by the lack of a state budget, but say they can get by for three or four months
PUC approves lower rate increase than requested by PPL
HARRISBURG (November 20) - A typical bill for a residential customer using 1,000 kWh per month will increase by $7.53 per month, or just over five percent
One dead, three hurt in Monroe County crash
SMITHFIELD TWP (November 19) - Guillano Joseph died when an oncoming car crossed into his lane on River Road Wednesday morning
National Park Service solicits letters to the future from local students
BUSHKILL (November 19) - The letters will be buried in a time capsule for the next 50 years.
Monroe man pleads guilty to federal heroin trafficking offense
SCRANTON (November 18) - Sal DiPalma, of East Stroudsburg, admitted aiding and abetting the distribution of heroin, with three other suspects
Accused heroin trafficker sentenced
SCRANTON (November 18) - Yolanda Barreto-Rincon, an illegal alien from California, will spend almost five years in prison and faces possible deportation
PA lawmakers target opioid abuse
HARRISBURG (November 18) - State Rep Rosemary Brown (R, Monroe/Pike) joined several House colleagues to introduce a package of bills
Five hurt in I-380 crash
COOLBAUGH TWP (November 17) - Accident involving an SUV and a tractor trailer happened about 11 p.m. near the Tobyhanna exit
Mount Airy posts solid table game revenue gain in October
HARRISBURG (November 17) - Mount Airy Casino Resort, in Monroe County, posted a gain of 7.4 percent, or a bit ahead of the state figures
100MPH chase ends with arrest, no injuries
ROSS TWP (November 16) - 13-mile pursuit began on Route 209 in Chestnuthill Township late Sunday evening
Upper Delaware Council conducts project review survey
NARROWSBURG (November 16) - Stakeholder sessions set for November 24
Gunpoint robbery at fast food
CHESTNUTHILL TWP (November 15) - Armed man held up the Dunkin Donuts on Route 115 near Broadheadsville Saturday evening
Monroe County man sentenced to prison for bank, wire fraud
WILKES-BARRE (November 13) - Richard Harley gets 12 Years for making false claims of owning billions of dollars of oil and negotiable bank instruments
Smoke shop owner charged with fraud
SCRANTON (November 13) - Rehan Merchant is the former owner and operator of the Cigar and Tobacco Outlet in Tannersville
Teacher’s aide sentenced to jail
MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TWP (November 12) - Suzanne Dellorusso was accused of using excessive force to restrain an autistic fourth grader at Middle Smithfield Elementary School
PPL urges eligible customers to seek LIHEAP grants
ALLENTOWN (November 12) - Applications now being accepted for the program that helps low-income customers pay their winter heating bills
Pike man sentenced to prison for selling heroin
MILFORD (November 11) - Christopher Scurto, of Greely, was one of several sentenced in Pike County Court
O&R drill tests emergency action plan
MATAMORAS (November 11) - Nearly 130 Tri-State first responders fanned out from the Joint Incident Command Center in Matamoras
Two dead in Wayne County crash
SALEM TWP (November 10) - A mother and son from Hawley died Monday afternoon in a head-on crash on Route 590
Stroudsburg man dead after being hit by car
STROUDSBURG (November 9) - Police say Joseph Coda, 63, was hit when he tried to cross Main Street Saturday evening
Mount Airy posts slot revenue gain in October
HARRISBURG (November 9) - Mount Airy Casino Resort in Monroe County beat the statewide slot machine statistics last month
Delaware Highlands Conservancy announces eagle watch volunteer training day
HAWLEY PA / BETHEL NY (November 8) - Volunteers attending on December 5 will be trained to monitor and collect data about the large population of eagles that migrate to this region every winter
River Ramble on Sunday
BUSHKILL (November 7) - About 500 expected to participate in the run on River Road Sunday morning
No injuries in minor school bus mishap
TOBYHANNA TWP (November 7) - The bus carrying students from Pocono Mountain West Junior and Senior high schools
Megan’s Law offender sentenced to prison in Pike County Court
MILFORD (November 6) - Rockaway Park, NY, who received to 4 years, was one of several sentenced in Pike County Court
Tonkin winner in close Pike DA contest
MILFORD (November 4) - Incumbent Republican, running on the Democrat line, edges Republican challenger Kelly Gaughan in a high-profile race that likely will determine who prosecutes accused cop killer Eric Frein. Osterberg, Caridi, Guccini elected Pike commissioners
Election Day 2015
MILFORD (November 3) - The high-profile race for Pike County district attorney pits incumbent Republican Raymond Tonkin, running on the Democrat line, against Kelly Gaughan, who won the Republican primary
Crash sends two to hospital, shuts down I-80 West for six hours
POCONO TWP (November 2) - A passenger was ejected; police say the driver admitted drinking earlier
St. Luke’s University Health Network receives Healthy Workplace of the Year award
STROUDSBURG (November 2) - Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and the Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce cited a variety of health and wellness activities

Five teens face multiple charges related to assault outside Stroud Mall movie theater
STROUDSBURG (October 31) - Charges including riot and aggravated assault lodged against five juveniles, ages 15 to 17 for an attack that seriously injured a woman

Monroe man gets two years for federal methamphetamine trafficking
SCRANTON (October 31) - Anthony Ianuale, of Sciota, pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting distribution
Pond Eddy Bridge expected to reopen late Friday, with low weight limit
SHOHOLA TWP (October 30) - PennDOT says the bridge is tentatively scheduled to open Friday evening with a 3 ton limit, one vehicle at a time
Stroudsburg man charged with selling “large quantities” of drugs
STROUDSBURG (October 30) - Jackie Johnson charged with possession with intent to deliver heroin and cocaine
Man gets long prison sentence for robbery, assault
MILFORD (October 30) - Suspect gets up to 15 years for aggravated assault and robbery in attack at the Pennsylvania Welcome Center
Monroe man gets two years for federal methamphetamine trafficking
SCRANTON (October 30) - Anthony Ianuale, of Sciota, pleaded guilty in July to the charge of aiding and abetting the distribution of methamphetamine
Pike DA issues statement on assault threat at DV High School
MILFORD (October 29) - Student who allegedly made the threat remains in custody; DA Raymond Tonkin urges parents to monitor social media activity
Man crushed to death in driveway
HAWLEY (October 29) - Police say the victim was working under a vehicle when the jack apparently failed
Missing Pike teen found dead
LACKAWAXEN TWP (October 29) - Police say the 18-year-old Lackawaxen Township resident apparently killed himself

Charges filed in fatal crash last June
STROUDSBURG (October 28) - Driver involved in a crash that killed a bicyclist is now charged with homicide by vehicle, a felony, and other crimes

Pike teen reported missing
LACKAWAXEN TWP (October 28) - Stanley Gluck, 18, said to be “endangered” left his Lackawaxen Township home early Monday morning
Woman from China charged with prostitution
STROUDSBURG (October 27) - Detectives suspect the woman was transported from China for that purpose and that she indicated there are others in the same situation
Fugitive arrested in the Poconos charged in 34-count indictment 0n Long Island
RIVERHEAD NY (October 27) - Fugitive indicted for terrorizing two ex-girlfriends
Baker to serve on special committee to consider possible action against attorney general
HARRISBURG (October 27) - State Senator Lisa Baker (R, 20) says the key whether Kathleen Kane’s loss of her law license preclude her from effectively functioning as the state’s chief law enforcement officer
PMC announces enhancements to emergency centers
EAST STROUDSBURG (October 27) - Mattioli Emergency Center expansion project designed to patient experience
Carjacking suspect caught after chase
MOUNT POCONO (October 26) - Police say New Jersey man seized a car then led police on a high-speed chase on I-80, before crashing
Pike auditor honored on retirement
MILFORD (October 26) - Ann Seaman, retiring after 20 years, honored at least week’s Pike County Commissioners meeting
Pond Eddy Bridge still closed
SHOHOLA TWP (October 25) - PennDOT has determined that the damage is significant enough that the bridge will remain closed until further repairs can be made

Husband guilty of killing his wife 14 years ago
STROUDSBURG (October 24) - Edward Yale convicted of killing his wife, Joan, in 2001

Pike ombudsman program needs volunteers
MILFORD (October 24) - The program’s purpose is to provide support to residents in a nursing home or personal care home
Pond Eddy Bridge could reopen on Saturday
SHOHOLA TWP (October 23) - PennDOT crews say are almost finished with repairs to the old bridge, damaged by a runaway dump truck earlier this week
Final defendants arraigned in frat hazing death
TOBYHANNA TWP (October 23) - The five defendants arraigned on Thursday face the most serious charges, including third degree murder
Pond Eddy Bridge closed after crash
SHOHOLA TWP (October 22) - Dump truck with failed brakes, carrying 35 tons of sand, damaged the bridge with a 7-ton weight limit
California man gets prison for helping to transport heroin to Monroe County
SCRANTON (October 22) - Citizen of Mexico gets almost four years in federal prison, faces deportation
Man charged with stalking, harassing estranged wife
COOLBAUGH TWP (October 21) - Robert Start, of Effort in jail in lieu of $50,000 bail, facing multiple charges of stalking and harassment
I-80 crash victim identified
HAMILTON TWP (October 21) - Joseph Barron, 66, of Bethlehem, died in a one-car crash Monday morning
Table games revenue up in September with a small gain for Mount Airy
HARRISBURG (October 21) - Mount Airy Casino Resort posted an under 4% gain from a year ago, compared to over 11% statewide
Fatal crash on I-80
HAMILTON TWP (October 20) – Bethlehem man died late Monday morning in a single-car crash on Interstate 80 near the Route 33 off-ramp
ESU students raise more than $5,000 for charities
EAST STROUDSBURG (October 20) - Fundraising events held during Homecoming Week

Couple to stand trial for 2002 murder
CHESTNUTHILL TWP (October 17) - Former husband and wife James and Stacy Britton accused of killing Robert Roudebush in 2002

Milford man killed in I-81 crash
DUNMORE (October 16) - Timothy Kunis died after his car was hit by an SUV driving the wrong way

Monroe man charged with arson following garage fire
STROUD TWP (October 16) - Police say it appears the suspect set a fire following a dispute with a neighbor

Pike County Light and Power sold to NY company
PEARL RIVER (October 15) - Orange and Rockland Utilities, based in Pearl River, NY, will sell PCLP to and Corning National Gas Holding Corp. for $16 million
Repeat drug felon gets up to 26 years in state prison
STROUDSBURG (October 15) - Ronald Carter, of Patterson, NJ, has four prior convictions