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Monroe woman accused of stealing $48K in housing benefits
STROUDSBURG (July 22) - Christine Nazario, of Canadensis, charged with eight counts of theft by deception, all graded as felonies
Casinos make a bit more money in just-ended fiscal year
HARRISBURG (July 22) - Mount Airy Casino Resort realized a 1.90% increase in table game revenue, compared to the over 3% statewide average
Milford doctor indicted on several felony charges
SCRANTON (July 21) - Fuhai Li faces federal charges of unlawful distribution of controlled substances, money laundering, and tax evasion
Pike man indicted for striking park ranger with car
SCRANTON (July 21) - Damri Roulhac accused of hitting the ranger while fleeing an attempt to stop him
Woman charged with bringing heroin to Monroe County jail
SAYLORSBURG (July 21) - Dawn Terry-Dew, of Stroudsburg and employed at a correctional facility in New Jersey, caught with several bricks of heroin
PUC schedules public input hearings for rate increase request by FirstEnergy Companies
HARRISBURG (July 20) - One of the companies is Met-Ed, serving the Poconos, which is seeking a 9.5% hike in overall rates
Sex offender address verification reveals general compliance
SCRANTON (July 20) - U.S. Marshals Task Force Verifies home addresses of more than 700 registered sex offenders in several PA counties, including Pike
Tuition going up slightly at ESU, other state universities
HARRISBURG (July 19) - Board of Governors approves smallest tuition increase for state system universities in more than a decade
Pike man caught with drugs in neighboring New York
PORT JERVIS NY (July 18) – Police in Port Jervis say Christopher Gutierrez, 32, of Conashaugh Lakes, had 80 bags of heroin when he was pickded up last week
Federal inmate sentenced for heroin possession in prison
SCRANTON (July 15) - Inmate in the United States Penitentiary at Canaan in Wayne County will serve additional time of almost six years
PPL retains top residential customer satisfaction ranking
ALLENTOWN (July 15) - J.D. Power again recognizes company as leader among large utilities in Eastern U.S.
No swimming at Gouldsboro
TOBYHANNA (July 14) - High bacteria will keep the beach at Gouldsboro State Park in Monroe County closed until further notice
Former Pike man admits bankruptcy fraud
SCANTON (July 14) - Daniel Wise pleaded guilty to false bankruptcy declarations
Illegal dumpsite cleanup continues in NEPA
LUZERNE (July 11) - Last year, five illegal dumpsites were cleaned up in Pike County and two in Wayne County
Pike County Court sentencing
MILFORD (July 11) - Several sentences were issued by the Pike County Court of Common Pleas Judge Gregory Chelak
New charges in Monroe County child sex assault case
HARRISBURG (July 9) – David Parker, of Saylorsburg, faces additional charges in connection with alleged sexual assault of minor
Three area Wendy’s on list for potential credit card fraud
POCONOS (July 9) – Restaurants in Westfall, East Stroudsburg and Honesdale are on the list; company says the malware that caused the problem has been removed
Mount Airy casino beats state averages for fiscal year revenue
HARRISBURG (July 8) - Mount Airy Casino Resort, in Monroe County, beat the state numbers
NJ man identified as Wallenpaupack drowning victim
PAUPACK TWP (July 6) - North Bergen, New Jersey man disappeared while swimming on Monday; body was recovered on Tuesday
DUI offender sentenced to special program for veterans
MILFORD (July 6) - Matamoras man was sentenced to five years in the Pike County Veteran’s Assistance Program for an incident a year ago in which he was found to be driving with almost four times the legal limit of alcohol
Man feared drowned in Lake Wallenpaupack
PAUPACK TWP (July 5) - Search resumes this morning for a New Jersey man who disappeared Monday morning
House burns to ground, fireworks blamed
CLIFTON TWP (July 5) - Fire, ignited by fireworks set off in the yard, ignited dry grass and spread to the house
DWGNRA reports capacity crowds at beaches
BUSHKILL (July 4) - Most swimming beaches were packed to capacity on Sunday with people arriving late being turned away
Pocono Medical Center donates AED to the East Stroudsburg Softball Little League
EAST STROUDSBURG (July 4) - Donation was made recently at a Little League game
Prostitution sting in Stroudsburg results in 15 arrests
STROUDSBURG (July 2) - Three women charged with prostitution; the rest were male customers
Monroe County man arrested after child porn investigation
HARRISBURG (July 1) - Investigation into online sex solicitation led to arrest of a Saylorsburg man
Stroudsburg woman arrested after trying to sell heroin to a cop
BARTONSVILLE (June 30) - Melissa Mangione arrested following an undercover setup
Crash kills one, shuts down I-80 for hours
POCONO TWP (June 29) - The crash, which happened about 6:00 Tuesday morning, also involved at least two other vehicles and closed the eastbound lanes for more than six hours
Motorcyclist who thought he could block a road to pay hefty fine
MILFORD (June 29) - Dingmans Ferry man, who blocked Milford Road and refused to produce a license, was one of several sentenced recently in Pike County Court
Mexican national sentenced for heroin trafficking
SCRANTON (June 28) – The accused was part of a drug conspiracy that operated for four years in Monroe and other Pocono region counties
Monroe residents can register valuable property with DA office
STROUDSBURG (June 27) - The service is a secure, cloud-based storage which allows registered users to easily catalog information about their valuables, including serial numbers
Police charge man with robbing, assaulting woman in store parking lot
DREHER TWP (June 25) - Greentown man, accused of jumping into a car and stealing her purse, caught a short time later
Two Monroe residents sentenced on tax refund fraud charges
SCRANTON (June 24) - They were among five persons who previously pleaded guilty to filing false claims for federal tax refunds
Sobriety checkpoints through July 4th weekend
STROUDSBURG (June 24) - Checkpoints and roving patrols will be conducted today through July 5th several roads in the area
Would-be bank robber flees with no cash
WESTFALL TWP (June 23) - Attempted robbery happened early Wednesday afternoon at the Wells Fargo branch in Westfall Township
Man and teen charged with attempted murder
MOUNT POCONO (June 22) - The pair, including a 17-year-old, attack the victim on a path near the Mount Pocono Plaza on Saturday
Woman charged with burglary
BLAKESLEE (June 22) - Police responded to an automatic burglar alarm on Kirtley Court and observed a woman exiting the house with items in her hand
Man accused of shining bright lights at aircraft
COOLBAUGH TWP (June 22) - Pilots making nighttime takeoffs and landings at Mount Pocono Airport reported several instances of the light
One dead, several hurt in Monroe County crash
COOLBAUGH TWP (June 21) - One person now confirmed dead in a Monday night crash, on Route 196 involving two vehicles and reportedly injured several people
Tobacco store owner pleads guilty to wire fraud, ID theft
SCRANTON (June 21) - Rehan Merchant, the former owner and operator of the Cigar and Tobacco Outlet in Tannersville, faces up to 30 years in prison
Fatal lawn mower accident in Wayne County
BETHANY (June 20) - Police identified the victim as Joe Kandrovy, 71
Woman sentenced for heroin and cocaine trafficking
SCRANTON (June 20) - Rubie Cruz, 26, of Tobyhanna, previously pleaded guilty, will spend over two years in federal prison
DV School Board approves budget
WESTFALL TWP (June 17) - Taxes are unchanged in the $78 million budget for the 2016-17 school year
Gang member guilty of murder in drive-by shooting
STROUDSBURG (June 16) – Black P-Stones gang member Brandon Wilson convicted on multiple charges for his role in a Hamilton Township shooting
Sister gives up effort to get her late brother a Purple Heart
CHESTER NY (June 16) – First Lt. Louis Allen, 34, of Milford, was one of two soldiers killed in a non-combat “fragging” at a base Iraq in 2005
Damaged safe found in woods
LEHMAN TWP (Pike) (June 16) – Steel safe, pried open, found off Creek Road
Angry customer fires gun at fast food drive-up window
EAST STROUDSBURG (June 15) – Police charged a 54-year-old Mount Pocono woman after an incident late Tuesday morning at the Burger King in East Stroudsburg
Pike County court sentencing
MILFORD (June 15) – Heroin sale, iPhone theft, lead to state prison for two sentenced in Pike County
PUC to investigate FirstEnergy rate increase requests
HARRISBURG (June 13) - If approved as requested Met-Ed customers could see residential bills go up almost 14 percent
School security officer guilty of stealing student meds
STROUDSBURG (June 13) - Karen Palaia, 57, a security officer at East Stroudsburg High School South, convicted of all counts
State police warn of IRS scam
HONESDALE (June 13) - The common scam involves phone calls from someone claiming to be a representative from the Internal Revenue Service and demanding immediate payment
Barbara Buchanan honored for commitment to Pike County history
HAWLEY (June 12) - The Pike County Historical Society honored Buchanan for her involvement in many institutions including the Pike County Library, the Historical Society, Grey Towers
Former Milford mayor, county commissioner Chairman Gregory dies
MILFORD (June 10) - Randolph “Skip” Gregory, 83, died Thursday at his home in Florida
Two arrested following a drug raid in Monroe County
MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TWP (June 10) - Investigators say the two were selling large quantities of heroin and meth from a hotel
Small Pike water company to phase in substantial rate increase
HARRISBURG (June 10) - PUC approves lower rate increase than requested Twin Lakes Utilities Inc.; settlement requires numerous system improvements
Woman dies following Monroe County crash
MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TWP (June 8) - An East Stroudsburg woman died Monday, a day after the Marshalls Creek accident
Mount Airy slot revenue down slightly in May
HARRISBURG (June 8) - Revenue at Monroe County’s casino was off almost 2.2 percent, or about double the statewide average
California men convicted of drug trafficking in Monroe
SCRANTON (June 7) - Federal convicted Reginald Braddy and Fontaine Horton of conspiracy to distribute cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine
Man arrested for DWI after crashing into church
STROUD TWP (June 6) - Police say a York man who crashed into the Analomink United Methodist Church Sunday morning, was drunk
Hawley teen reported missing
HAWLEY (June 4) - Bradley Gallitani, a Wallenpaupack 8th grade student, was last seen on Wednesday
Pocono Raceway: weekend one
LONG POND (June 4) - Heavy rain could interfere with the big event, a 400-mile race, on Sunday
Northern Pocono Mountains Travel Guide now on shelves
HONESDALE (June 4) - Some 90,000 copies are available at dozens of locations throughout the northeast
Help available for people with no health Insurance
MILFORD (June 3) - Uninsured people can get help from the Advocacy Alliance, based in Scranton
Pike County court criminal sentences
MILFORD (June 3) - Two defendants received state prison terms during a recent sentencing
Trial ordered for woman accused of brutally and repeatedly assaulting young boy
BUSHKILL (June 2) - Erica Duchemin accused of causing life-threatening injuries to the two-year-old, who was in her care
Pike County bank robbed
LACKAWAXEN TWP (June 2) - Police are looking for a man who robbed the Honesdale National Bank in Lackawaxen Wednesday morning
Wayne County man still missing after five days
GOULDSBORO (June 1) - Richard McClain, 56, left home last Thursday; his pickup was found two days later
Infant death ruled accidental
HONESDALE (June 1) - Wayne County coroner concludes the month-old boy was smothered while sleeping with a parent
Infant dies in Wayne County
HONESDALE (May 31) - Month-old boy found dead Monday morning; police and the coroner are investigating

Three killed in Wayne County crash
PRESTON TWP (May 27) - Police are saying alcohol may have been involved in the early Thursday crash of a minivan carrying five camp workers

Motorcyclist killed in Wayne County crash
CANAAN TWP (March 27) - A late-night crash near Waymart killed the operator of a motorcycle
Repeat sex offender gets long prison sentence
STROUDSBURG (May 27) - David Bohm, of East Stroudsburg, will spend 17 to 34 years in state prison for possessing and sharing child pornography
Pair convicted of drug trafficking In Monroe County
SCRANTON (May 27) - The two, from California, face long prison terms for dealing in several drugs including cocaine and heroin
ESU to drop SAT, ACT scores from admissions process
EAST STROUDSBURG (May 26) - East Stroudsburg University is introducing a pilot approach to student recruitment for spring 2017

Body Found in Sawkill Creek identified
MILFORD (May 26) - Jason Bell, 30, formerly of Milford, was found in the creek on Monday; cause of death still not known

Two convicted in Wild Acres election fraud
MILFORD (March 25) - Dmitry Kupershmidt and Myron Cowher were convicted on all of several hundred counts after a four-day jury trial
Body Found in Sawkill Creek
MILFORD (March 25) - White male estimated to be in his mid-to late 20’s was discovered by fishermen near the Mott Street Bridge Monday afternoon
Newark man, wanted for murder, found in Monroe County
COOLBAUGH TWP (March 25) - Pocono Mountain Regional Police, responding to a domestic call, arrested Meljah Oliver, who was turned over to Newark police
DWGNRA updates regulations, restrictions
BUSHKILL (May 23) - Among the changes in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is redefining “day use” formerly 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. to “from sunrise to sunset”.
Remains confirmed to be of missing teen
MILFORD TWP (May 21) - Human remains found on a Llama Farm just outside Milford Borough, have been positively identified as Leanna Walker, 17, who went missing in mid-April
Marshals Creek bank robbed
MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TWP (May 20) - Lone robber hit the Wayne Bank branch on Route 209 early Thursday afternoon
NY-PA Joint Bridge Commission approves Upper Delaware projects
BINGHAMTON (May 20) - The New York-Pennsylvania Joint Interstate Bridge Commission approved several replacement and repair projects, including the Pond Eddy Bridge
Table games and total revenue up at Mount Airy
HARRISBURG (May 20) - The Monroe County casino followed the statewide trend

Chestnuthill residents want court to fill vacant constable post
CHESTNUTHILL TWP (May 19) - A petition was filed by township residents asking the court to fill the vacancy

Child killed in crash identified
WESTFALL TWP (May 18) - Brooke Piemonte, 6, of Lackawaxen, was a passenger a car driven by her mother, which hit another vehicle on Interstate-84 on Monday
Florida man sentenced to prison for role in heroin-cocaine trafficking conspiracy in Monroe-Wayne counties
SCRANTON (May 18) - Carlos Ruben Cruz, who admitted participating in a conspiracy, gets eight years in federal prison
Mount Pocono intersection to get enhanced red light enforcement
HARRISBURG (May 18) - Improve to the existing signal equipment at the intersection of Route 940 and Oak Street/Walmart Driveway is one of several projects approved statewide

Child killed in I-84 crash, others hurt
WESTFALL TWP (May 17) - Rear-end crash Monday afternoon killed a six-year-old girl who police say was not restrained

Forensic team investigating human remains
MILFORD TWP (May 17) - The victim has not been identified; Pike County’s district attorney is classifying the case as a homicide
Human remains found near Milford
MILFORD TWP (May 16) - Remains were found by a police K-9 on Sunday, near where Leanna Walker, 17, was last seen alive; identification could take days
Hawley man charged with DUI, had child in the car
PALMYRA TWP (PIKE) (May 16) - Michael Mangin stopped hear the intersection of Routes 6 and 507 early Sunday
Man arrested after fleeing detectives at the courthouse
STROUDSBURG (May 14) - Brice House, 31, of Albrightsville charged with several crimes
East Stroudsburg financial advisor charged with fraud
SCRANTON (May 13) - Federal grand jury charged Anthony Diaz, 48, of East Stroudsburg with defrauding his clients by using false and misleading statements and misrepresentations
Monroe man charged with bringing heroin from NJ
GREENE TWP (May 12) - Police say a man they arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of narcotics, admitted he brings heroin into the county several times a week
Child porn arrest in Monroe County
COOLBAUGH TWP (May 11) - Alex Pummer, 32, of Tobyhanna, arrested following an investigation initiated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service
Caregiver accused of stealing, using credit card
EAST STROUDSBURG (May 11) - Chandera Richardson, of East Stroudsburg allegedly stole a credit card from a 72-year-old man
Father charged with homicide in death of infant
EAST STROUDSBURG (May 10) - Anthony Gudino arrested after he brought his severely injured 5-monto-old daughter to Pocono Medical Center
Pike DA seeks revocation of private detective license issued to school police officer
MILFORD (May 10) - District Attorney Ray Tonkin opposed the issuance of the private detective license to Clader citing the potential for a conflict of interest by serving as both a school police officer and a private detective
New drug awareness poster program to begin in Pike
MILFORD -  The Caron-Monroe-Pike poster program is a way to get information out to parents and others who don’t know who or where to call for help
Five receive state prison terms in Pike County Court
MILFORD – Among several sentenced recently was Hawley man convicted of drug and weapon charges
New regional hospitality program debuts in the Poconos
TANNERSVILLE (May 8) - The Bridge to Employment in the Hospitality Industry Program (START) is available to residents in several counties, including Monroe, Pike and Wayne

Woman with prior record arrested on new drug charges
STROUDSBURG (May 7) - Tracy Sutton, 49, of Stroudsburg, wanted on warrants, was spotted by detectives who found drugs in her possession

ESU student arrested for ordering LSD
EAST STROUDSBURG (May 6) - Michael Mancini, 20, of Landenberg, accused of ordering the drug through the ‘dark web’ and having it delivered to his dorm
Woman caught with heroin at Monroe County courthouse
STROUDSBURG (May 6) - An East Stroudsburg was arrested after acting suspiciously outside the courthouse
Fly fishing program at Grey Towers
MILFORD (May 6) - The unique public program Saturday morning will illustrate Gifford Pinchot’s enthusiasm for fly fishing
Man who killed well-known local merchant gets up to life in prison
GOSHEN NY (May 5) - Dennis McBee, of Port Jervis, convicted of robbing and beating shoemaker Joseph Kucher could gets 25 years to life
ESU Foundation funds seven faculty grants
EAST STROUDSBURG (May 5) - The East Stroudsburg University Foundation grants are designed to give faculty members the opportunity to pursue needed educational resources
Victim of Tobyhanna fatal identified
TOBYHANNA TWP (May 4) - Fred Suter, of Tobyhanna, died when he lost control of his SUV on Route 940
Slot revenue at Mount Airy tops state average for April
HARRISBURG (May 4) - Pennsylvania slot machine revenue up 1.5% In April but Mount Airy Casino Resort beat that with a 3.75% gain
Monroe County woman pleads guilty to heroin trafficking conspiracy
SCRANTON (May 3) - Shawnette Isaac, 39, of Marshalls Creek, faces up to 20 years in federal prison
Fire and EMS grants announced in Pocono counties
POCONOS (May 3) - Grants ranging from just under $7,000 to over $13,000 go to 36 companies in Monroe, Pike, Wayne
Brushfires 100 percent contained
POCONOS (May 2) - The fires, believed deliberately set, had been burning for two weeks along the Monroe-Pike line
ESU and PMC collaborate on new initiatives
EAST STROUDSBURG (May 2) - A professor of nursing at East Stroudsburg University spends one day a week at the neighboring Pocono Medical Center
Brush fire declared contained
POCONOS (May 1) - What’s left of the 16-mile fire is "90 percent contained" and not expected to spread