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Virginia man gets up to 15 years for identity theft in Pike County
MILFORD (February 12) - The defendant, who run up $80,000 on a fraudulently obtained credit card, was one of several sentenced recently in Pike County Court
Arrest made in Pike drug death
DELAWARE TWP (February 9) - Kyle Piekenbrock, of Dingmans Ferry, charged with the overdose death of James Read, a year ago
Monroe fugitive arrested
POTTSVILLE (February 9) - Robert Scifo, Jr., arrested in Schuylkill County
New voting system demonstrated for Pike County
MILFORD (February 7) - The new system, using paper ballots that are scanned and stored, will debut in the May primary
Monroe County man guilty in heroin trafficking conspiracy
SCRANTON (February 7) - Arthur Taylor, of Tobyhanna, admitted being a member of a notorious street gang
Four arrested in string of home invasions
COOLBAUGH TWP (February 6) – The burglaries happened last October at several addresses in a Pocono Country Place
Driver faces several felony charges after chase
TOBYHANNA TWP (February 6) – Suspect at one point rammed a State Police patrol car
Delaware and Stroud townships awarded funds for multimodal projects
EAST STROUDSBURG (February 5) - Over $1 million will be shared by the two municipalities
Elderly victim of skiing accident dies
POCONO TWP (February 5) - The 80-year-old man fell at Camelback Resort Saturday morning
Fentanyl ring tied to three deaths broken up
MILFORD (February 1) - The ring operated in Pike and Wayne Counties
Child molester gets long prison sentence
HONESDALE   (February 1) - Mark Blevins will spend up to 30 years in state prison for assaulting a five-year-old girl
Pike County Court sentences
MILFORD (January 31) - Several defendants appeared for sentencing on a variety of crimes
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area resumes operations
BUSHKILL (January 30) – It will take a bit more time for all normally operating winter areas and activities to get up and running
Monroe man sentenced to prison for heroin and sex trafficking
SCRANTON (January 29) - Jamiel Simms could spend more than 12 years in federal prison for his participation in a conspiracy
Tonkin seeks fourth term as Pike DA
MILFORD (January 25) - Republican Tonkin’s tenure as District Attorney includes 14 murder convictions, among them, cop killer Eric Frein
Diocese of Scranton launches Independent Survivors Compensation Program
SCRANTON (January 23) - “Our first priorities are to provide support for survivors of child sexual abuse” said Joseph Bambera, Bishop of Scranton
Ice flying from big rig seriously injuries passsenger in car
SMITHFIELD TWP (January 23) - The incident happened Tuesday on Interstate 80
Woman threatens mother, child with gun
TEXAS TWP (January 18) - Police are looking Charisse colon, of Hawley, who allegedly assaulted a woman in a restaurant on Thursday
Guilty verdict in murder case with ties to Wayne County
PHILADELPHIA (January 18) - Josh Hupperterz guilty of murdering a Temple University student and trying to hide the body on his grandparents’ property in Wayne County
Wayne County robbery suspect arrested in Philly
HONESDALE (January 17) - Philadelphia man and two accomplices accused of taking $19,000 from a Honesdale tobacco store in October
Wayne Memorial issues visitor alert
HONESDALE (January 16) - Hospital is asking that no one with a cold, the flu or other respiratory symptoms not visit the hospital for now
Pocono Counties Workforce Development Board gets state grant
EAST STROUDSBURG (January 14) - Over $90,000 will help strengthen cooperation and coordination of business, education, industry and labor
Peifer to lead Finance Committee for 2019-20 session
HARRISBURG (January 14) - Rep. Mike Peifer (R, Pike/Wayne) will serve as the majority chairman
Four charged in marijuana sales ring
MATAMORAS (January 11) - Police found almost 10 pounds of pot, $10,000 in cash at a home on Dervend Circle
Father faces new charges of assaulting, intimidating his minor daughter
STROUDSBURG (January 9) - Deyon Taylor accused of coaching his 13-year-old daughter to lie to investigators
Record flow on Delaware River in 2018
TRENTON (January 5) - Flow, measured at ,the Milford-Montague Bridge,was the highest since DRBC recordkeeping began in 1940
Pike man sentenced to prison for child porn
MILFORD (January 4) - Matthew Michaels, sentenced to up to nine years, is one of three defendants to appear in Pike County Court
Former correction officer sentenced in worker’s comp fraud
MILFORD (January 3) - Hollie Allen, of Montague NJ, will spend up to 23 months in jail and must repay $64,000
Wally Ice Fest postponed
LAKE WALLENPAUPACK (January 3) - Slow ice formation is forcing postponement from January 28-29 to February 9-10
Pike receives grant for tick study
MILFORD (December 31) - The $15,000 from the Lyme Disease Association will help fund a study being done in the county
Body of missing woman found in recreation area
DINGMAN TWP (December 28) - Sonya Datesman, of East Stroudsburg, missing since Sunday, found dead in the DWGNRA on Thursday
Pike County Court sentences
MILFORD (December 28) - Milford man, sentenced to state prison, one of several to appear recently in Pike County Court
Father gets long prison term for terrorizing his five kids
HONESDALE (December 21) - Daniel Mandic, of South Canaan, sentenced to up to 16 years after pleading guilty
Woman found dead in Wayne County
PRESTON TWP (December 20) - The 51-year-old woman did not die of natural causes
Long prison term for man who murdered girlfriend
MILFORD (December 19) - Sky McDonough sentenced to from 21 to 42 years in prison for killing Leanna Walker three years ago
Honesdale man arrested on several charges including drugs, assault, terroristic threats
HONESDALE (December 19) - Pierre Schandall found in possession of pot, mushrooms, prescription drugs and a weapon
Pike burglar gets up to six years in prison
MILFORD (December 16) – Brandon Hightower, currently in the Pike jail, was one of several sentenced recently in Pike County Court
One dead in Pike County crash
BLOOMING GROVE (December 14) - One-car crash early Friday morning on Surrey Drive killed a passenger and injured the driver
Monroe man sentenced to in prison for role in heroin conspiracy
SCRANTON (December 14) - Myron Owens, of East Stroudsburg, will spend more than 11 years in prison
Shots fired in Walmart parking lot
EAST STROUDSBURG (December 12) - Police say they identified the man, still at large, who fired two shots during a disturbance
Criminal trespass translates to steep prison sentence
HONESDALE (December 11) - Pike man one of five recently sentenced in Wayne County Court
Police arrest suspects in East Stroudsburg gunfire
EAST STROUDSBURG (December 4) - Four arrested including the alleged gunman, following incident Saturday afternoon