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BLOOMING GROVE (October 30) - Media reports say accused cop killer Eric Frein captured alive and without incident early this evening, in the Pocono Township area of Monroe County.  The capture ends a 48-day manhunt following the killing of a state police corporal and wound of a t rooper outside the Blooming Grove barracks on September 12.

Conservation district funds school projects
BLOOMING GROVE (October 30) - Delaware Valley and Wallenpaupack received $500 each

Monroe County detective certified in computer forensics
STROUDSBURG (October 30) - Detective Brian Webbe awarded the certification of Certified Forensic Computer Examiner by the International Association of  Computer Investigative Specialists

Another reported Frein sighting
BARRETT (October 29) - The latest in the search for the suspected cop killer was along Route 390 Tuesday afternoon

Three charged in heroin trafficking conspiracy
SCRANTON (October 28) - The three Tobyhanna residents allegedly trafficked heroin over a three-year period in Monroe County

Balloon added to search for Frein
PRICE TOWNSHIP (October 28) - A helium balloon, floating over a ski area, is the latest tool in the search for suspected cop killer Eric Frein
Man stabs himself during fight
COOLBAUGH TWP (October 28) - Police say suspect, charged with assault for striking a woman, accidentally stabbed himself

Pike man dead in dump truck crash
LACKAWAXEN TWP (October 27) - William Defebo, of Lackawaxen, died at the scene of the Saturday morning crash on Route 590

Monroe County man gets almost four years for distributing crack cocaine
SCRANTON (October 27) - Dominic Darby, 32, pled guilty to possessing distributing the drug

Woman charged with criminal trespass
BLAKESLEE (October 27) - Palmyra woman faces felony charge after entering a vacant home

PMVB annual report showcases another record year
LOWER TOWAMENSING TWP (October 25) - The 2013-14 annual report showcased the many successes of the PMVB

Delaware Water Gap approved for Watershed Restoration Protection Program
HARRISBURG (October 25) - Borough will receive a $15,000 state grant to start rehabilitation work on Lake Lenape

Police doubt stolen car found in NY Catskills linked to Frein
BOVINA NY (October 24) - The 2012 Porsche was taken in the Blakeslee area, not near where the search for Frein is concentrated

Hawley man gets up to five years for DUI and assault with a vehicle
MILFORD (October 24) - Paul Jude Florek, 46, was one of several sentenced recently in Pike County Court

Three get prison for drug dealing in Pike County
MILFORD (October 23) - All three were arrested after investigations into heroin trafficking

SARP recruiting police applicants
EAST STROUDSBURG (October 23) - The Stroud Area Regional Police Department is currently accepting pre-test applications for full-time and part-time officers

Pocono Mountain schools open
SWIFTWATER (October 22) - Heightened security in place; students will remain indoors all day

Hunting season restored in Pike County
HARRISBURG (October 22) - Three Monroe County townships remain closed to hunting and trapping due to ongoing manhunt

Parolee’s husband arrested after confrontation with parole agents
BARTONSVILLE (October 22) - John Brantley accused of assaulting agents who were looking for accused parole absconder Samantha Jo Tullo

Pocono Mountain schools closed today, as Frein hunt continues
SWIFTWATER (October 21) - Schools were open Monday, with a reported 20 percent absentee rate

Two arrested, two sought following armed robbery
STROUD TWP (October 21) - Drug-related incident happened last Friday night in the Stroud Township Lowe’s parking lot

Wayne County fire victim identified
DAMASACUS TWP (October 21) - Gary Tyler, 54, could not escape when his Beach Lake house caught fire Sunday night

Honesdale man killed in crash
DYBERRY TWP (October 21) - Joshua Florance, 20, was dead at the scene of the Route 191 crash Monday morning

Fatal fire reported in Wayne County
DAMASCUS TWP (October 20) - Body of a man found in a burned Beach Lake home

Frein search intensifies near school
PARADISE TWP (October 20) - Pocono Mountain schools will be open today, with heightened security, despite a “credible” sighting of suspected cop killer Eric Frein, near the East High School Friday night

Possible Frein sighting leads to dead end
SWIFTWATER (Octobetr 19) - Police say a report from a woman who says she saw the fugitive, suspected in the shooting of two police officers, near Mount Pocono East High School, is credible

Pike man nabbed in statewide child porn probe
HARRISBURG (October 18) - Albert Aldham, 74, of Hawley, faces 35 counts of possession of child pornography, and other charges

Victim of fatal Monroe crash identified
COOLBAUGH TWP (October 17) - Deandre Ewin, of Tobyhanna, failed to negotiate a curve on Route 196

Boyfriend charged with stabbing girlfriend
MOUNT POCONO (October 17) - Police responded to a reported domestic dispute at 12 Mountain Drive

Senate acts on bill seeking balance between responsible development and environmental protection
HARRISBURG (October 17) - State Sen. Lisa Baker said the bill particularly benefits Monroe, Pike, Wayne counties

Ten-year-old murder suspect remains in jail
HONESDALE (October 16) - Tristen Kurilla, accused of beating an elderly woman to death, will stay in the Wayne County Correctional Facility, for now

Fatal crash in Monroe County
COOLBAUGH TWP (October 16) - One person is reported dead after a crash on Route 196 Wednesday night

Wayne County man arrested in NY for weapons, drugs
CALLICOON (October 16) - A Damascus man was been arrested by New York State Police in the Town of Callicoon on Sunday

Several units reported involved in apartment fire
MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TWP (October 15) - Two buildings in the Villas at Tree Tops were reported ablaze at about 5:00 this morning
Victims of fatal crash identified
STROUD TWP (October 15) - The three-vehicle crash Monday morning killed two East Stroudsburg women

Ten-year-old charged in death of elderly woman 
DAMASCUS TWP (October 14) - Boy is charged, as an adult, with criminal homicide for beating the woman at his grandfather’s home last Saturday

Senator requests hearing regarding on response in light of Pocono manhunt
HARRISBURG (October 14) - Senator Lisa Baker is requesting a joint public hearing be held in northeastern Pennsylvania to explore improvements to the state and local emergency response networks

Lackawaxen Township officials urge residents to sign up for Nixle
LACKAWAXEN TOWNSHIP (October 14) - Those on Nixle will receive up-to-date notifications via text, web and email regarding public safety

Two get five years probation for stealing from convenience store
MILFORD (October 13) - Two women, from Milford, and North Carolina, who robbed a convenience store, among several sentenced in Pike County Court

Rehabilitated Rt 611 bridge reopens
POCONO TWP (October 13) - Bridge over Pocono Creek in Pocono Township, is open to traffic, but some work around the bridge could still cause minor delays

Hunting remains banned in most of the Eric Frein search area, but lifted in parts of Pike
BLOOMING GROVE TWP (October 12) - The search for the suspect in the killing of one state trooper and wounding of another began a month ago tonight.

Pocono Medical Center plans expansion campus in western Monroe
EAST STROUDSBURG (October 10) - PMC to build new hospital campus on 40 acres in Tannersville

Law office attorney accused of stealing almost $170,000
STROUDSBURG (October 10) - Lisa Drury, 44, allegedly stole the money from her employer between 2007 and 2014

Police find notes traced to Frein
BLOOMING GROVE (October 9) - Handwritten notes found at a campsite detail the aftermath of the September 12th shooting that left one trooper dead, another wounded

Four arrested on heroin charges
EAST STROUDSBURG (October 9) - Stroud Area Regional Police Department arrested suspects following surveillance of open air drug dealing

ESU nursing students participate in annual Harvest Full of Hope Conference
EAST STROUDSBURG (October 8) - East Stroudsburg University students will offer free screenings for Metabolic Syndrome during today’s event

Upper Delaware Council awards technical assistance grants
NARROWSBURG (October 8) - Three of the grants go to the Pennsylvania townships that participate in the UDC

Family of five safe after fire destroys home
DINGMANS FERRY (October 7) - Two adults and three children escaped from a burning house on Emery Road Monday morning

September slot machine revenue down at Mount Airy
HARRISBURG (October 7) - Revenue also down statewide

More possible Frein sightings reported, but the search continues
BARRETT TWP (October 6) - Sightings are unconfirmed but search area for the suspected cop killer reportedly has narrowed a bit

State prison inmate sentenced to federal prison for heroin trafficking conspiracy
SCRANTON (October 6) - Inmate at SCI Waymart who admitted being part of a conspiracy was sentenced to three years and ten months in federal prison

Red Cross NEPA provides support to PA state police during Frein search
BLOOMING GROVE (October 5) - Red Cross says it is grateful for community support through donations

Frein search enters third week
BLOOMING GROVE (October 4) - Police say they still believe the suspect in the killing of one state police officer and wounding of another, is in a wooded area near the Monroe-Pike line

Driver apparently takes “drive-thru” seriously
MOUNT POCONO (October 4) - No serious injuries reported after car crashes through a window at the Mount Pocono Burger King
PUC to investigate rate increase request for Met-Ed
HARRISBURG (October 3) - Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission will investigate distribution rate increase requests for FirstEnergy Corp.’s Pennsylvania subsidiaries

Pike jail inmate gets up to five years in state prison for several crimes
MILFORD (October 3) - Jessica Guglielmino was one of several sentenced in Pike County Court on Thursday

Hunting seasons on hold as hunt for Frein continues
HARRISBURG (October 2) - Game Commission executive order temporarily halts hunting and trapping in seven Monroe and Pike county townships

Troopers hurt during search for Frein
PRICE TWP (October 2) - Two state troopers participating sustained reportedly minor injuries when they fell from a tree stand

Traffic stop leads to heroin bust
POCONO TWP (October 2) - Two men from out of the area, stopped on I-80, had over 200 grams of raw heroin

Frein search: Pipe bombs found
BLOOMING GROVE TWP (October 1) - Devices described by police as “fully functional” are among several items found in recent days in a narrowing search area for the suspect accused of shooting two state troopers, killing one

PPL adjusts price to compare
ALLENTOWN (October 1) - Effective today, the new price to compare for residential customers will be 8.956 cents per kilowatt-hour, up slightly from 8.814 cents

Police continue to narrow search area for Frein
PRICE TWP (September 29) - State Police believe they are closing in on suspected cop killer Eric Frein in an area close to his home

Two get up to five years for drug crimes in Pike County
MILFORD (September 29) - Two defendants in unrelated Pike County drug cases could spend several years behind bars

Search for suspected cop killer enters third week
BARRETT TWP (September 27) -  State Police say they narrowing the area where they believe Eric Frein is hiding

Annual scarecrow decorating contest underway
HONESDALE (September 27) -  Greater Honesdale Partnership’s 9th annual Scarecrow Decorating Contest features 36 entries

Monroe county man charged with heroin trafficking
SCRANTON (September 26) - Eric Rabb, of East Stroudsburg, accused of participating in a conspiracy to distribute heroin in Monroe, Wayne and Lackawanna Counties

Pike woman gets jail for sexual exploitation of a minor
MILFORD (September 26) - Susan Elizabeth Snyder was one of four people sentenced recently in Pike County Court

Frein believed still in the area
BLOOMING GROVE TWP (September 25) - State Police say there have been sightings of suspected cop killer Eric Frien, and evidence likely linked to him has been found near Canadensis

Guilty plea in $1.8 million investment fraud
SCRANTON (July 24) - Joseph Gallardo, formerly of Bartonsville, was a registered investment advisor with firms in Pennsylvania and New Jersey

Search intensifies in area near Frein’s home
BARRETT TWP (September 23) - State police are giving out some but not many details but confirm they are finding evidence in the search for the suspect in the fatal shooting at the Blooming Grove barracks ten days ago

Pocono Mountain schools open on Tuesday
SWIFTWATER (September 23) - The District announced that all schools will be open Tuesday but student absences will be excused due to extenuating circumstances

Police say they are closing in on Frein
BLOOMING GROVE TWP (September 22) - During a Sunday news briefing, state police said they believe the suspect in the killing of a state trooper in Pike County is back closer to his home area in Barrett Township

Speed blamed for crash that killed five
CHESTNUTHILL TWP (September 22) - Police say Destini Watson, the driver, lost control at high speed as she approached an intersection on Route 115

Five dead in Monroe County crash
CHESTNUTHILL TWP (September 21) - Five people including three children reported dead, three others injured, in a multi-vehicle crash on Route 115

Search intensifies around Frein’s hometown
BARRETT TWP (September 21) - Police are telling people living hear suspected police killer Eric Frein’s home to stay indoors; some high school football games moved or postponed for safety concerns

Schools remain closed as search for suspected cop killer continues
BLOOMING GROVE TWP (September 19) - East Stroudsburg joins Pocono Mountain, McHugh, Notre Dame and Wallenpaupack in closing while police continue intensive search for Eric Frein, now on FBI's 10 most wanted list

Police officer hurt in crash related to Frein manhunt
PARADISE TWP (September 19) - A three-vehicle crash on Route 940 injured three people

Funeral today for fallen trooper
SCRANTON (September 18) - Corporal Bryon Dickson will be laid today following services in Scranton, thousands pay respects during viewing on Wednesday

Pike Commissioners get update on hunt for trooper killer
MILFORD (September 18) - Extra security is in place around the Dingman-Delaware and Shohola school campuses since both are in wooded areas

Suspect identified in trooper murder
BLOOMING GROVE (September 17) - Manhunt on for Eric Frein, 31, of Canadensis, described as a very dangerous survivalist with an issue with police.
Three school districts close today, with suspected killer still on loose
SWIFTWATER (September 17) - Wallenpaupack, Pocono Mountain and Monsignor McHugh school district schools will be closed on today out of safety concerns
Two from Monroe County admits heroin trafficking
SCRANTON (September 17) - Tamika Davis, of Effort and Kyle Westry, of Tobyhanna, pleaded guilty in unrelated cases; both face up to 20 years in prison

Search for trooper killer expands
BLOOMING GROVE TWP (September 16) - Activity was reported last night around the barracks on Route 402, and in Barrett Township, Monroe County

PUC approves PPL pilot time-of-use program
HARRISBURG (September 16) - Under the approved program, PPL will provide a TOU rate option to customers in its tariff