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Three killed in Wayne County crash
PRESTON TWP (May 26) - Police reportedly are saying alcohol may have been involved in a minivan crash that killed three and injured two early this morning.  The crash happened just before 1 a.m. at the intersection of Como Road and Stockport Turnpike.  The van ended up in a pond.   The victims were seasonal workers at nearby Camp Shoshanim, a Jewish summer camp.

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
Brush fire 60% contained
PORTER TOWNSHIP (April 28) - Rain and higher humidity are helping the effort to bring the 16-mile fire under control
Long incarceration given in Pike burglary, DWI cases
MILFORD (April 28) - A man who broke into three homes, and another who was involved in an injury rollover crash, among several sentenced in Pike County Court
Upper Delaware reservoirs to increase releases this weekend
NEW YORK (April 28) - NYC DEP releases to support weekend fishing event on Delaware River
Big fire continues despite rain
POCONOS (April 27) - The 16-mile fire has consumed 8,000 acres in Monroe and Pike counties
PPL completes Northeast-Pocono transmission project
ALLENTOWN (April 27) - $350 million investment in reliability includes three new substations, new lines
PA primary attracting more than the usual low attention
POCONOS (April 26) - As of noon, turnout at one usually busy polling place in Dingman Township was only 400, much lighter than expected
Big brush fire continues to burn but fire crews making progress
SWIFTWATER (April 26) - Some rain today should help slow the 16-mile fire which has spread from Monroe to parts of southwestern Pike County
Wayne County residents arrested in NY on gun charges
TOWN OF TUSTEN NY (April 26) - Three men arrested after an illegal handgun was found in their car during a traffic stop across the river in Sullivan County
Massive brush fires intentionally set
PORTER TWP (April 25) - Authorities say the two fires in Monroe and Pike Counties were deliberately set
Man arrested following armed robbery outside restaurant
STRODUSBURG (April 25) - Suspect arrested following the robbery of three others outside Compton's Pancake House in Stroudsburg
Gang member in Tobyhanna arrested for New Jersey shooting
SCRANTON (April 25) - U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force announced the arrest of Taquanah Martin
Motorcyclist killed in Route 611 crash
DELAWARE WATER GAP (April 25) - Glen Gardner, New Jersey, man killed when his cycle drifted into the oncoming lane, hitting another vehicle head-on
Crews continue to battle 16-mile brush fire
CRESCO (April 23) - Fire is the largest of several in Monroe and Pike counties
Critical climate-resilient lands added to Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
BUSHKILL (April 22) - Two Pennsylvania properties - Mosiers Knob and Milford Glen - and one in New Jersey, were secured for the National Park Service by the Trust for Public Land
Police look for hit-and-run driver
MOUNT POCONO (April 22) - An struck a car on Route 940 at the entrance to the ShopRite, then fled, Tuesday afternoon
Two fail to show for Monroe County court appearances
STROUDSBURG (April 21) - The Monroe County DA’s office is seeking public help in finding to fugitives, including a child porn offender
Pike County Job Fair declared a success
MILFORD (April 21) - More than 60 employers 600 jobseekers showed up
Table games revenue hits all-time high in March
HARRISBURG (April 20) - Statewide table gaming revenue up more than 11 percent in March, but Mount Airy posted only a quarter-percent gain compared to March of last year
Wayne County federal prison inmate charged with assault on corrections officer
SCRANTON (April 20) - Inmate at the Canaan facility allegedly punched the officer last month
Two charged with heroin sales in Monroe County
STROUDSBURG (April 19) - The Monroe County District Attorney’s Office announced two unrelated arrests
Bullets hit car outside Stroudsburg club
STROUDSBURG (April 18) - Several shots were fired early Sunday morning outside the Elks Club on North 3rd Street; five bullets hit a car but no one was hurt
Another child porn arrest in Monroe County
CHESTNUTHILL TWP (April 15) - Investigators allege Arthur Rampaul was downloading and disseminating child pornography from a home computer
Monroe inmate charged with picking a fight
SNYDERSVILLE (April 15) - Female inmate Monroe County Correctional Facility charged with simple assault after allegedly attacking another inmate
Pike woman charged in repeated assault of two-year old boy
MILFORD (April 14) - Erica Duchemin faces multiple felony counts for alleged multiple instances of causing serious injury to the boy in her care
Monroe woman gets jail, probation for drug death of child
STROUDSBURG (April 13) - Mary Winbush sentenced to 6 to 23 months in jail for giving oxycodone to a four-year-old girl, causing her death
Resort employee accused of pocketing bar tabs
TOBYHANNA TWP (April 13) - Kalahari Resort and Convention Center bar tender charged with theft
Area state rep calls for education funding reform
HARRISBURG (April 12) - David Parker (R, Monroe) demands “fair and legal” K-12 funding; claims East Stroudsburg, Pocono Mountain and Stroudsburg only received $2.39 million
Man who drove vehicle into farmers' market heading to prison
MILFORD (April 11) - Robert Pacella, of Milford, was one of several sentenced in Pike County Court last week
NCC students participate in Financial Literacy Reality Fair
EAST STROUDSBURG (April 11) - The event at Northampton Community College was hosted by area state lawmakers
One dead in Wayne County crash
BUCKINGHAM TWP (April 10) - A one-car crash on Route 247 Friday afternoon killed a passenger and in jured two others
Investigation leads to child porn arrest in Monroe County
EAST STROUDSBURG (April 8) - Investigators found hundreds of images on a computer and cell phone belonging to Derrick Mann of East Stroudsburg
Safe Haven of Pike County Inc. observes Sexual Assault Awareness Month
MILFORD (April 7) - “Prevention is Possible” is the theme of the campaign
Accused Pocono drug ring leader captured
EASTON (April 6) - Steven Reyes, accused of running a $1 million meth ring, arrested in Washington state
Wayne County man arrested for assault
LAKE ARIEL (April 6) - Police charged Craig Pagnanelli, of Lake Ariel, with causing serious injuries to a woman
Mount Airy posts small year-to-year slot revenue gain
HARRISBURG (April 6) - March slot machine revenue at Mount Airy Casino Resort, in Monroe County, was up about 2.3 percent, slightly better than the state average
Gunshots investigated
EAST STROUDSBURG (April 5) - The shots were fired at a vehicle that may have been trying to run down someone on a Lenox Avenue sidewalk
Inmate found guilty of assaulting two prison guards
STROUDSBURG (April 5) - Monroe County Jail inmate who doused a correction officer with a liquid was convicted of felony assault
Monroe jail inmates squabble, two charged
HAMILTON TWP (April 5) - Two Monroe County Correctional Facility inmates charged in unrelated incidents

Priest accused of sexual abuse
SCRANTON (April 4) - Allegations, dating back to 1980 in Wayne County, are against Reverend Martin Boylan, who held several positions in northeast Pennsylvania, including in Wayne and Monroe counties

Power still out for hundreds hit by gusty winds early Sunday
POCONOS (April 4) - Full power may not be restored until this evening

Pike sets gypsy moth spray program for this year
MILFORD (April 2) - The areas scheduled for treatment are in Blooming Grove and Palmyra townships, based on surveys and resident requests received in 2015

Prescribed fires in Delaware Water Gap NRA
BUSHKILL (March 31) - The annual burns are used for natural resource management throughout the National Park System
Tobyhanna man charged with burglary
COOLBAUGH TWP (March 31) - Police say Frans Abbema had some of the stolen items in his nearby home
Pilot in fatal helicopter crash identified
GREENE TWP (March 30) - An 82-year-old man from Lancaster County was at the controls when a helicopter went down in Pike County, Sunday night
Lost keys lead to burglary, DUI arrest
LACKAWAXEN TWP (March 30) - A Lords Valley woman faces with three prior DUI convictions, faces multiple charges after apparently losing her car keys in the parking lot of a store she allegedly burglarized
ESU students victims of two robberies
EAST STROUDSBURG (March 29) - Stroud Area Regional Police Department investigating armed robberies that occurred Friday and Saturday
Federal investigators probe fatal Pike helicopter crash
GREENE TWP (March 29) - FAA investigating the Sunday night crash that killed the only person on board
Coroner called to scene of Pike helicopter crash
GREENE TWP (March 28) - A helicopter crash near Pormised Land State Park Sunday night apparently claimed one life
Police looking for armed robbery suspect
EAST STROUDSBURG (March 28) - Police say several suspects may have been involved in the incident Sunday night near Smith Street and Spangenburg Avenue
Graduation rates for black students improving at ESU
EAST STROUDSBURG (March 26) - East Stroudsburg University’s rate of improvement ranks first in Pennsylvania and third nationally
Pike jury needs just an hour to convict man on drug charges
MILFORD (March 25) - Conviction of John Pazereckis Jr., 32, was the result of an incident in Westfall Township last August
Conviction in murder of well-known area store owner
GOSHEN NY (March 25) - Dennis McBee convicted in Orange County Court in the brutal murder of Port Jervis shoe repair shop owner Josef Kucher, who was loved throughout the Tri-State Area
Monroe County man heading to prison for heroin trafficking
SCRANTON (March 23) - Ronald Walker, 24, of Tobyhanna will serve almost three years on a guilty plea
Stroudsburg bank robbed
STROUDSBURG (March 22) - Lone suspect fled with unknown amount of cash from the First Keystone Bank on Main Street Friday morning
Pocono Medical Center opens new entrance for Mattioli Emergency Center
EAST STROUDSBURG (March 22) - The new entrance opens this morning, with final touches to be completed by summer
Family charged with burglarizing neighbor
POCONO SUMMIT (March 21) - A couple and their teenage son were arrested following an investigation
Two arrested in Craigslist prostitution scam
TUNKHANNOCK TWP (March 21) - Two Monroe County residents face multiple charges after a police sting
One dead, one hurt in Monroe crash
PRICE TWP (March 20) - Police say the East Stroudsburg man, who died at the scene, lost control of his car on Schoolhouse Road Friday evening
Death of Monroe County man ruled homicide
JACKSON TWP (March 18) - Police say a man whose body was found on Wednesday near Tannersville was murdered
Victims of triple-fatal identified
CHESTNUTHILL TWP (March 18) - The head-on crash happened early Thursday on Route 115 near Effort
Three dead in Monroe County crash
CHESTNUTHILL TWP (March 17) - Deadly crash happened about 1:30 this morning on Route 115, which remains closed in the vicinity
Bushkill man charged with Impersonating a police officer
STROUD TWP (March 17) - Police say Jeffrey Brown claimed to be a police officer and tried to inspect other people’s cars, looking for drugs
VP of Patient Care appointed for St. Luke’s Monroe Hospital
BETHLEHEM (March 16) - Jill D’Alessandro will join recently appointed President Donald Seiple in leading the new campus, scheduled to open this fall
Man wanted in NYC for attempted murder arrested in Monroe County
SCRANTON (March 15) - U.S. Marshals Service says the suspect, wanted for trying to shoot another person, was located in in Bartonsville
Police identify victim of fatal crash
TOBYHANNA TWP (March 15) - Police say Fred Suter, 56, of Tobyhanna Township, apparently lost control of his SUV on Route 940 Sunday night