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Concession operator selected for DWGNRA
PHILADELPHIA (December 17) - National Park Service selects John Lonergan to oversee operations in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area including camping, retail, equipment rentals

Victim of fatal crash identified
POCONO TWP (December 17) - Kenneth Kehler was dead at the scene of the late Monday night accident on Golden Slipper Road

ESU plans merger of hotel, tourism, recreation programs
EAST STROUDSBURG (December 16) - Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management and Recreation Services Management Departments to merge Effective January 

Former Lackawaxen Township secretary accused of theft
LACKAWAXEN TWP (December 15) - Shawn Marie Roe accused of taking $220,000 over a 10-year period, using a PayPal account

Slot revenue down slightly at Mount Airy
HARRISBURG (December 15) - Pennsylvania casino slot machine revenue dips 3 percent during November

Attempted luring reported in Pike
DINGMAN TWP (December 13) - A man reportedly tried to lure a 12-year-old girl into his van in Sunrise Lake Thursday morning

Fall commencement this morning at ESU
EAST STROUDSBURG (December 13) - East Stroudsburg University is awarding 529 undergraduate and graduate degrees

National Park Service acquires new lands
BUSHKILL (December 12) - Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area grows with two parcels each on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey sides of the river

Police in Pike launch annual holiday safe driving initiative
MATAMORAS (December 12) - Police will be out in force today through January 1

More school delays, but most of the snow is over
POCONOS (December 11) - Most of the persistent snow should end this morning, but many roads remain slippery

Charges filed almost two years after bar shooting
MOUNT POCONO (December 11) - Four people involved in a March 2012 shooting, including the victim, now under indictment

Storm lingers; some snow could fall today
POCONOS (December 10) - Some areas could get a few inches today; a few schools are closing

Messy weather in much of the Poconos will continue tonight, tomorrow
POCONOS (December 9) - Rain during the day then heavy snow likely tonight into Wednesday.  Speed limit restored on I-84

Pike County man will stand trial on child abuse charges
MILFORD (December 9) - Superior Court judge rules the Pike County district attorney may proceed with the trial against Michael Bonsignore

Mother, son sentenced to jail for retail theft
MILFORD (December 8) - Son tried to flee police by jumping off a bridge into the Delaware River

UDC issues 2014 Annual Report
NARROWSBURG (December 8) - The 13-page report covers the Upper Delaware Council’s federal fiscal year period of October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2014.
Pike man to spend up to 12 years in prison for sexual assault
MILFORD (December 6) - Austin Douglas Mussolini, 20, gets six to 12 years for engaged in sexual relations with a 13 year old girl

Stroudsburg man sentenced for passing counterfeit money
SCRANTON (December 6) - Calmen Stewart, Jr. gets time served, house arrest and probation

Police looking for women who used fake credit cards
STROUDSBURG (December 5) - The pair used the cards at Monroe County stores

No tax increase for Pike County
MILFORD (December 4) - The Pike County Commissioners announced that the tax levy will remain flat for a third straight year in 2015.

Anniversary of Lee Vanluvender’s murder
STROUDSBURG (December 4) - Authorities are still looking for whoever killed Lee Vanluvender on Hypsy Gap Road in Tunkhannock Township, seven years ago

Pike fugitive arrested in New York State
TOWN OF SOUTHEAST NY (December 4) - Frank Geist, of Long Island, wanted in Pike County for simple assault

Frein hearing moved to Milford
MILFORD (December 3) - Suspected cop killer Eric Frein’s preliminary hearing, next Tuesday in Hawley has been moved to the Pike County Courthouse in anticipation of a large crowd

Police announce Winter Holiday DUI Campaign
WESTFALL TWP (December 3) - Eastern Pike Regional Police Department announced that they are enforcing an aggressive Winter Holiday DUI campaign from now through New Year's Day

Brief standoff reported in Honesdale
HONESDALE (December 2) - The incident ended peacefully about two hours after police were called

Deer season begins
POCONOS (December 1) - Perfect conditions for hunters; snow on the ground and relatively mild temperatures

Two escape fire in western Pike County
GREENE TWP (December 1) - Cooking mishap may have started fire in a duplex on Brink Hill Road

Two Monroe County men charged with heroin trafficking
SCRANTON (November 29) - Joseph Crawford, 41, of Marshalls Creek, and Harry Rivera, 39, of East Stroudsburg, face federal charges
Three Tobyhanna men indicted for counterfeiting
SCRANTON (November 29) - Federal grand jury charges Michael Turner, 21, Andrew Turner, 27, and Jason Mitchell, 29

Pocono bear hunters bag 126 bruins
POCONOS (November 29) - Pike led the way locally with 67 bears

Honesdale to offer free shoppers trolley
HONESDALE (November 29) - The Greater Honesdale Partnership will offer a free holiday shoppers trolley on Saturday, November 29

Heavy snow brings down trees, power lines
POCONOS (November 27) - Main roads are in reasonably good shape; over 4,000 remain without power as of daybreak

Up to a foot of snow possible today
POCONOS (November 26) - Snow likely by mid-morning and will continue until late tonight

Tobyhanna man arrested on child porn charges
COOLBAUGH TWP (November 26) - Warren Sanchez was arrested after a lengthy investigation into possessing and sharing pornography

Two found guilty of aggravated assault
MILFORD (November 25) - Pike defendants convicted by juries in unrelated cases

PPL posts quarterly “price to compare”
ALLENTOWN (November 25) - PPL Electric Utilities has posted its quarterly price to compare for customers who rely on the utility to purchase electric supply on their behalf

Utility says it is ready for winter
AKRON OH (November 24) - The parent company of Met-Ed says it has completed comprehensive preventive maintenance work throughout its territory
ESU Student Honor Society pet food drive
EAST STROUDSBURG (November 24) - Gerontology students collected food for homebound seniors served by Monroe County Meals on Wheels

Brown to host hearing on education funding formula
HARRISBURG  (November 21) - Rep. Rosemary Brown’s panel discussion will be on Thursday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. to noon in East Stroudsburg

Mount Airy table game revenue up from a year ago
HARRISBURG (November 21) - Mount Airy Casino Resort posts a rare increase in October, compared to a year ago; statewide revenue rises 4%

Ten-year-old murder suspect waives hearing
MOUNT PLEASANT TWP (November 20) - Public defender reportedly plans to seek juvenile status for Tristin Kurilla, accused of causing the death of a 90-year-old woman

NY man sentenced to prison for attempting to rob Milford area convenience store
SCRANTON (November 20) - Jeremiah Anderson, of Port Jervis, gets almost five years for attempted holdup in 2011

Friends plan to remember Dick Snyder
MILFORD (November 20) - Hotel Fauchere co-owner Dick Snyder, long involved in a multitude of community causes died last Friday at age 74

Monroe County man arrested on child porn, drug charges
HENRYVILLE (November 19) - Serdar Alpar, 43, arrested after an investigation into alleged possession on sharing of images and videos

Two sentenced in Pike County Court
MILFORD (November 19) - Sentences issued for drug possession, possessing stolen property

Three arrested following month-long Monroe County drug probe
(November 18) - Search warrants executed in Stroudsburg and East Stroudsburg; pot and pills seized

Multiple charges filed after speeding stop
MOUNT POCONO (November 18) - Police say Pocono Summit man was high and had a lot of heroin and paraphernalia when they pulled him over on Route 611

Some slippery spots this morning
POCONOS (November 17) - A handful of school delays are reported, including Wayne Highlands

“Pocono Proud” event to recognize community response
HAWLEY (November 17) - Area legislators, along with local officials, are organizing a community “thank you” on Tuesday, Nov. 18 to honor the first responders, businesses, nonprofits and citizens

Terrorism added to charges against Frein
BLOOMING GROVE (November 15) - The new charges against the accused cop killer are based on a letter to his parents in which Eric Frein talks of changing the course of government

Guilty verdict in murder and dismemberment trial
STROUDSBURG (November 15) - Charles Hicks Jr. guilty of all counts, related to the 2008 murder of Deanna Null

First snow coats some areas
POCONOS (November 14) - Up to an inch in higher areas mostly to the north; roads generally clear and schools are open

Video gambling company pleads guilty to federal money laundering
SCRANTON (November 14) - Pennsylvania Coin, LLC, a Scranton-based company, operated almost 300 machines in several counties including Wayne

Wayne County man convicted of child sex crimes
HONESDALE (November 13) - Gary Kroll, 32, was found guilty of child rape and several other charges

Blooming Grove State Police back to full public operation today
BLOOMING GROVE (November 12) - Reopening comes two months to the day after the ambush killing of a corporal and wounding of a trooper

PCLP plans maintenance power outage for late tonight
MILFORD (November 12) - Outage, expected to last about two hours, will affect 2,570 customers

Pike parolee charged in Port Jervis murder
PORT JERVIS (November 11) - Dennis McBee, 29, accused of beating a shoe repair shop owner in his store last Friday; Joseph Kucher died a day later

Pocono Medical Center celebrating Nurse Practitioners Week
EAST STROUDSBURG (November 11) - A nurse practitioner is an expert clinician with advanced training who provides primary, acute, and specialty health care

Well-known Tri-State area businessman dies after brutal attack
PORT JERVIS NY (November 10 - Joseph Kucher, found severely beaten in his Front Street shoe store Friday, died on Saturday; a suspect may be in custody
Convicted burglar heading to state prison
MILFORD (November 10 - Brian Schoonover, of Bushkill, was one of two sentenced to state prison; several other Pike offenders got probation, fines, and in some cases local jail time

Canadensis chiropractor sentenced to prison on tax and fraud charges
SCRANTON (November 8) - Dr. Maria Giacalone-Hewson, 43, of Canadensis who operated Canadensis Healthcare, Inc.

Reps want to open PA roads to ridesharing
WASHINGTON (November 8) - Marino, Dent Push Pennsylvania to Clear Path services like Uber, rapidly gaining popularity elsewhere

Pennsylvania slot machine revenue up, Mount Airy down
HARRISBURG (November 7) - Mount Airy Casino Resort down about four percent from October of last year

Trial begins for suspect in gruesome murder
STROUDSBURG (November 6) - Charles Hicks, 40, could face death if convicted of first degree murder in the killing and dismemberment of Deanna Null in 2008

Frein left a lot behind in abandoned hangar
POCONO TWP (November 6) - The suspect in the ambush killing of a state police corporal had a WiFi capable laptop, along with over 100 personal items including food, a camp stove and clothing

Wolf trounces Corbett, but coattails don’t reach Poconos
HARRISBURG (November 5) - Republican incumbent governor ousted, but it was a good day for several Republicans in the Poconos

PCLP plans maintenance power outage for late November 12
MILFORD (November 5) - Pike County Light & Power Company is scheduling a power outage affecting 2,570 customers for 11 p.m. Wednesday, November 12 to perform critical maintenance

Election 2014
(November 4) - Most of the attention is on the race for Governor, and U.S. House seats

Hearing schedule on electric rates revised
HARRISBURG (November 4) - Two hearings will be held in East Stroudsburg on November 17

Former fire department treasurer sentenced for theft
MILFORD (November 3) - Massiel Edwards, who admitted stealing more than $10,000 from the Mill Rift Fire Department, was one of several defendants sentenced in Pike County Court last week

Phone scam warning
EAST STROUDSBURG (November 3) - Police say businesses that are receiving calls identifying themselves as PP&L agents demanding immediate payment in the form of cash, check, money orders and even gift certificates

Frein arraigned, held without bail
MILFORD (November 1) - Eric Frein appeared in Pike County Court Monday morning, about 15 hours after his capture near Mount Pocono

Area lawmakers praise police for their diligence in apprehending Frein
MILFORD (November 1) - Area elected officials were quick to react to the successful end of the Eric Frein manhunt

Hunting restrictions lifted
HARRISBURG (November 1) - With fugitive murder suspect Eric Frein no longer on the loose, the Pennsylvania Game Commission lifted the temporary prohibition on hunting and trapping activity in all areas affected by the manhunt