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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

No arrest yet in trooper ambush but police say they have leads
BLOOMING GROVE TWP (September 15) - Intensive manhunt continues for whoever killed one trooper and wounded another outside the Blooming Grove barracks

Juvenile charged with assault following incident in APCP
COOLBAUGH TWP (September 15) - Police are holding one juvenile following a melee on September 9, at A Pocono Country Place; others may be charged

Intensive manhunt continues for suspect in trooper ambush
BLOOMING GROVE TWP (September 14) – Police from three states are assisting in the search for the suspect who shot and killed Cpl. Bryon Dickson and wounded another trooper, outside the Blooming Grove barracks Friday night

Trooper shot to death, another wounded, at Blooming Grove barracks
BLOOMING GROVE TWP (September 13) –  Corporal Bryon Dickson identified as the trooper killed; Trooper Alex Douglass is in critical condition at a Scranton hospital; intensive hunt continues for suspect who ambushed the officers as they left the Blooming Grove barracks

PCLP rates to increase 16 percent for residential customers
HARRISBURG (September 13) - PUC approves lower rate increase than requested for Pike County Light & Power Co.

NJ man identified as I-84 crash victim
DINGMAN TWP (September 13) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, man tried to reenter Interstate 84 from the shoulder in a construction zone and sideswiped a moving vehicle

ESU volunteers participate in moving tribute to 9/11 victims
EAST STROUDSBURG (September 12) - Throughout the day on Thursday, teams carried an American flag around the campus

I-84 crash backs up traffic into NY
MILFORD TWP (September 12) - Multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 84 west of Milford caused a backup of several miles Thursday afternoon

Monroe County man charged with heroin trafficking
COOLBAUGH TWP (September 11) - Kyle Westry, of Tobyhanna, allegedly distributed and possessed with intent to distribute heroin
Route 402 crash victims identified
PORTER TWP (September 11) - David Bender, of Hellertown, died when an oncoming vehicle crossed the center line and hit his vehicle head-on
Troiano picks up endorsements
WILLIAMSPORT (September 11) - Endorsers include the 2012 Democratic Nominee in the 10th District, 21 mayors and some bipartisan national leaders

Two arrested for conspiracy to distribute heroin and oxycodone
MILFORD (September 10) - Warrant search in Delaware Township revealed drugs, two suspects

Monroe County man pleads guilty to crack cocaine trafficking
SCRANTON (September 10) - Jose Hernandez-Tirado faces up to 20 years in prison
Theft suspect apprehended after jumping into the Delaware
MATAMORAS (September 10) - Mother and son from Port Jervis suspected in a robbery; son breaks from custody, jumps from the Mid-Delaware Bridge
Pedestrian hit in crosswalk
MATAMORAS (September 10) - Incident happened Monday afternoon at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Tenth Street
Police say rape report was false
BLAKESLEE (September 9) - Danielle Dutka, 22, of Broadheadsville, charged with falsely claiming she was attacked at the West End Fair

Crash leads to DUI arrest
TOBYHANNA TWP (September 9) - Tobyhanna man charged after driving his car into a Pocono Country Place public safety vehicle

Traffic stop leads to drug arrest
TOBYHANNA TWP (September 9) - Police found pot, paraphernalia, in a car that ran a red light on Route 940

One dead, two hurt in Route 402 crash
PORTER TWP  (September 8) - Head-on crash near the Pike-Monroe line involved an SUV and a pickup

Pocono residents among several appointed by governor to state agencies
HARRISBURG (September 8) - Governor Tom Corbett recently announced several appointments and nominations

Attempted murder suspect arrested
PARADISE TWP (September 7) - Paul Brown, suspected of attacking his wife and her son with a machete arrested near state game lands

Reward offered for machete attacker
COOLBAUGH TWP (September 6) - Police are still looking for Paul Brown, 47, wanted for attempted murder of his wife and her 19-year-old son

Mount Airy posts solid year-to-year slot revenue gain
HARRISBURG (September 5) - Pennsylvania Casino Slot Machine Revenue Grows 2% In August

Suspect in machete attack still on the loose
POCONO SUMMIT (September 4) - Paul Brown, 47, allegedly slashed his 43-year-old wife and 19-year-old son at their home in Coolblaugh Township

Woman charged in Walmart thefts
MOUNT POCONO (September 4) - East Stroudsburg woman identified in surveillance video

15-year-old at the wheel in crash that killed three
PAUPACK TWP (September 3) - Girl, who survived, reportedly took her parents’ car without permission before crashing, killing three passengers

Man accused of injuring child arrested in Monroe
LEHIGHTON (September 2) - Daniel Stahler Jr., of Mahoning Township, accused of hitting the boy for “hugging his dog too hard”

Pocono Medical Center earns ACR accreditation
EAST STROUDSBURG (September 2) - The three-year accreditation in mammography is the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology

Three dead in Wayne County crash
PAUPACK TWP (September 1) - Six teens from Bucks County were in an SUV that crashed late Saturday morning near Hamlin

Park receives “Ticket to Ride” grant from National Park Foundation
BUSHKILL (August 30) - The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area will use the $8,000 grant for a program that includes a pre-trip school visit, an outdoor field trip day

Heavy congestion likely on I-84 later today, Monday
WESTFALL TWP (August 29) - Ongoing reconstruction of the interstate, including the bridge over the Delaware River, could mean massive backups

Rape reported at West End Fair
CHESTNUTHILL TWP (August 29) - Attack on a woman happened late last Sunday night in a parking lot

Three arrested for dealing drugs in Monroe County
EAST STROUDSBURG (August 28) - Three agencies, including the FBI, conducted a drug investigation at 303 S. Courtland St., East Stroudsburg

Tobyhanna park beach closed for swimming
TOBYHANNA TWP (August 28) - High bacteria counts detected in tests earlier this week

Two get up to five years for DWI and operating vehicles without a valid license
MILFORD (August 28) - Stephen Francis King, of Milford, and Kevin Scott Simonson, of Columbia, NJ, were among several sentenced recently in Pike County Court

Authorities looking for child porn suspect
STROUD TWP (August 27) - Mario Dos Santos Perez, 26, with a last known address of Wigwam Park Road in Stroud Township, wanted for possessing child pornography

Hole closes portion of Route 33 north
POCONO TWP (August 26) - Hole opened up on a bridge deck between Route 209 to Interstate 80

Wayne County officials take ALS ice challenge
HONESDALE (August 26) - Chllly fundraiser dunking took place recently outside the courthouse

Stabbing reported at Westfall Welcome Center
WESTFALL TWP (August 25) - A maintenance worker was stabbed but not seriously hurt late Saturday night; police arrested a suspect

Police on both sides of the Delaware team up for DWI crackdown
WESTFALL TWP (August 25) - Eastern Pike Regional Police and Port Jervis NY Police departments will continue the crackdown through Labor Day

Woodloch resort in recovery mode following storm
LACKAWAXEN TWP (August 23) - Resort says it may take up to two months to repair damage to 28 rooms and the indoor pool caused by Thursday night's storm

Power restored in Pike County
MATAMORAS (August 23) - Power restored on Friday to dozens of customers who lost it during Thursday night’s storm

Hundreds without power following storm
PIKE/WAYNE COUNTIES (August 22) - Most of the power problems are in the Matamoras and Westfall area; some flooding reported near Hawley

Counterfeiting suspect identified
STROUDSBURG (August 21) - Police say Daniel Allen Koltun, 34, homeless, is a key suspect in the recent counterfeit bills being passed in the area

Woman charged with falsely reporting being held captive
MOUNT POCONO (August 21) - Police woman say the woman made up the story to get money from her mother for drugs

Passersby save man from suicide attempt
TOBYHANNA TWP (August 21) - Man, who had ingested gasoline and pills, appeared to be ready to jump from a bridge over I-380

PUC cautions consumers of phone scam involving energy bills
HARRISBURG (August 20) - Businesses in parts of Pennsylvania have been targeted by callers claiming to be from their electric company

Federal inmate charged with weapon possession
SCRANTON (August 20) - Inmate at the United States Penitentiary in Wayne County could get an extra five years in prison for making a 'shank'

Death warrant signed for Monroe County murderer
HARRISBURG (August 19) - Michael John Parrish was convicted of killing his girlfriend and their 19-month-old son to death five years ago

Monroe County woman charged with heroin trafficking conspiracy
SCRANTON (August 19) - Tamika Davis, 33, of Effort, allegedly conspired with others to distribute heroin in Monroe County and elsewhere

Christmas trees damaged by ATV
HAMILTON TWP (August 18) - About 30 trees worth $900 were damagaed at Howard’s Christmas Tree Farm on Polk Valley Road Saturday afternoon

Film festival bears unveiled
MILFORD (August 18) - The 'artful bears' created by local artists to promote the Black Bear Film Festival in October, prowled the lawn of the Community House on Saturday

DRBC's new executive director takes oath of office
TITUSVILLE NJ (August 16) - Steve Tambini is only the fourth executive director in the Delaware River Basin Commission’s 53-year history

Honesdale man caught with drugs in NY
TOWN OF DELAWARE (August 16) - A road check in the Sullivan County NY town of Delaware resulted in the arrests of two people, including Ryan Haines, of Honesdale

Car burglary suspects arrested
STROUDSBURG (August 15) - Police identify two suspects accused of breaking into several parked cars

United Way’s 14th annual Day of Caring
MILFORD (August 15) - Volunteers will gather on Saturday, September 13th at Delaware Valley High School and Wallenpaupack Middle School
DWGNRA road repair projects to start next week
BUSHKILL (August 14) - The project includes: improvements to Dingmans Falls Road and Zimmermann Road, stream bank stabilization at Toms Creek and Dingmans Creek
Three charged with welfare fraud in Pike County
MILFORD (August 13) - Investigation revealed fraudulent unrelated SNAP benefit applications

Stroudsburg man charged with passing counterfeit money
SCRANTON (August 13) - - Calmen Stewart, Jr., 23, charged with conspiracy to pass counterfeit federal reserve notes at several locations

Robbery suspect arrested
STROUDSBURG (August 12) - Police took Justin Simpson into custody Monday night

Pike burglar gets up to eight years in prison
MILFORD (August 12) - Mark Leonard Delade, 23, one of several defendants sentenced in Pike County Court

Search continues for robbery suspect
STROUDSBURG (August 11) - SARP looking Justin Simpson, 22, believed responsible for a convenience store robbery late Friday night

Park Service seeks proposals for campground operation
BUSHKILL (August 11) - Proposals wanted for a new operator of Dingmans Campground, along Route 209 north of Bushkill

Stroudsburg man killed in crash
CHESTNUTHILL TWP (August 9) - Michal Kobylinski, 20, of Stroudsburg was dead at the scene on Route 715; a passenger was injured

Fake $50s floated in Monroe County
EAST STROUDSBURG (August 9) - Bills have been passed at various retail establishments recently in Stroudsburg and East Stroudsburg

Brodheadsville man charged with trafficking crack cocaine
SCRANTON (August 8) - Jose Hernandez-Tirado, 34, allegedly distributed and possessed with intent to distribute crack in 2013

Woman, 48, tells police she’s only 18
MOUNT POCONO (August 8) - Shelly McFarlane, of Tobyhanna, charged with providing a false ID to law enforcement

Charges filed in fatal crash
MOUNT POCONO (August 7) – Kirk Randler charged with homicide by vehicle, several other crimes, for a June 20th crash on Route 611

FirstEnergy files rate plans to help ensure continued reliability enhancements
READING (August 7) – Parent company of Metropolitan Edison filed comprehensive distribution rate plans with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission

Row house fire leaves 18 homeless
EAST STROUDSBURG (August 6) – Red Cross helping the 13 adults, five children, displaced by Tuesday morning fire on Lackawanna Avenue

Monroe County man pleads guilty in a heroin trafficking conspiracy
SCRANTON (August 6) – Kerion Johnson, of Effort, admitted to committing the crime between last November and April

Newly sentenced inmate forgot about cocaine in pants
STROUDSBURG (August 6) – Cory Mosley, of Stroudsburg, had cocaine on him when transported to the Monroe County jail

Residential fire reported in East Stroudsburg
EAST STROUDSBURG (August 5) - Fire reportedly started about 12:30 this morning ini a home at 42 Lackawanna Avenue

July slot revenue mostly lower
HARRISBURG (August 5) - Mount Airy down almost two percent from a year ago, Mohegan Sun slightly higher

UDC raft trip attracts 80
NARROWSBURG (August 5) - The Upper Delaware Council’s 26th Annual Family Raft Trip fulfills goal of promoting awareness and stewardship

Seven-hour standoff ends with arrest
LACKAWAXEN TWP (August 4) - Man armed with a shotgun surrendered Sunday morning, after seven hours

Pike County Court sentencing
MILFORD (August 4) - A Port Jervis, NY, who a wallet and credit card one of several sentenced last week

Campers from Wayne County injured in NY crash
BETHEL NY (August 3) - All eight people in a van headed to Camp Lavi in Lakewood were hurt; name of car driver who died released

Fire leaves 17 homeless in downtown Stroudsburg
STROUDSBURG (August 3) - Fire in a building on Main damaged two ground floor businesses and many of the apartments on the upper floors

Two and a half tons of trash plucked from Delaware River
BUSHKILL (August 3) - Final stats are in for the 25th annual cleanup last month

Township closes carnival
MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TWP (August 2) - Judge rules carnival and property owner failed to get the required permits

PPL proposes major new regional transmission project
ALLENTOWN (August 1) - The line would run through Pike and Wayne counties

Correction officer catches inmate with cocaine
STROUDSBURG (August 1) - NJ man, returned back to jail following sentencing on one drug charge, was found to be in possession of three bags of cocaine

Monroe County man charged with underage sex
TOBYHANNA TWP (July 31) - Tobyhanna man jailed for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old girl

Troiano submits petitions to get on November ballot
HARRISBURG (July 31) - Nick Troiano will be the first independent candidate to make the ballot in the 10th U.S. House district
PUC approves default service plan for FirstEnergy companies
HARRISBURG (July 31) - Companies including Metropolitan Edison, will secure default service supply for the company’s non-shopping customers for the period of June 1, 2015 through May 31, 2017
PUC to investigate requests for rate increases by Pocono Waterworks
HARRISBURG (July 30) – Company, which serves part of Wayne County, wants a 52 percent annual rate increase for its water service and a 49 percent annual rate increase for its wastewater service

Fatal crash in Monroe County
EAST STROUDSBURG (July 29) - Darrell Tyree, 35, was a passenger in a car that went out of control on Route 209

Six years in prison for aggravated assault
MILFORD (July 29) - David Lee Wilson, of Matamoras, one of several defendants sentenced in Pike County Court

Fire destroys restaurant in Gilbert
POLK TWP (July 28) - What started the fire that razed the Luna Rossa Café on Route 209 Sunday morning remains under investigation

Sex offender sentenced to prison for failing to register
MILFORD (July 28) - Bushkill man gets up to 4 years for failure to comply with Megan’s Law requirements

Kentucky man sentenced locally for distributing child porn
MILFORD (July 26) – A more than ten-year term handed down in pike county court

PA to raise speed limit to 70 on some highways
HARRISBURG (July 25) - I-380 one of two highways to get the test run beginning on August 11
Car stolen from carnival, found crashed into truck
MOUNT POCONO (July 25) - Car was stolen from the parking area at the Mt. Pocono Carnival late last Monday night

Monroe County man pleads guilty to distributing crack cocaine
SCRANTON (July 24) - Dominic Darby, 31, admitted to distributing the drugs from October 2013 to April 30, 2014

Possible drowning in hotel pool
SMITHFIELD TWP (July 24) - A 22-year-old Brooklyn man did not surface after going into the deep end of the Days Inn motel Wednesday afternoon

Medical issue may have caused fatal crash
MILFORD TWP (July 24) - Man died Tuesday afternoon, after losing control on Route 6, near Twin Lakes Road

Fatal crash reported in Pike
MILFORD TWP (July 23) - A crash Tuesday afternoon, on Route 6, near Twin Lakes Road reportedly killed one man

Sen. Baker inducted into PA Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Hall of Fame
FORT INDIANTOWN GAP (July 23) -  Sen. Lisa Baker (R-20) is a current member and past chair of the Senate’s Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee

“No contest” plea in choking death
STROUDSBURG (July 22) - Charles Derr could spend over four years in prison for chocking long-time friend Matthew Stillwell, to death two years ago

Stroudsburg man arrested in drug and weapons sting
STROUSBURG (July 22) - Timothy Kaps, 30, had been under surveillance for several months

Fatal ATV accident in Monroe County
CHESTNUTHILL TWP (July 22) - Effort man, not wearing a helmet, died Sunday after his ATV hit a utility pole

Monroe County airport receives state grant for improvements
HARRISBURG (July 21) - Investments in 35 airports to upgrade facilities, support more than 2,600 jobs

Zane Grey Fishing Derby results
LACKAWAXEN (July 20) - Jordan Metzger, 14, of Milford, topped the field, reeling in three smallmouth

Two charged in Wayne County death
DYBERRY TWP (July 19) - Two Waymart men surrendered to authorities to face charges in the death of Ryan Clemo, earlier this year

Fugitive brothers, wanted for drug and firearm possession, arrested
STROUDSBURG (July 19) - Two brothers from Wayne NJ arrested at a Stroudsburg motel

Deadly brawl in Pike County
BUSHKILL (July 18) - State Police say Anthony Ventura, 55, of Bushkill, died late Thursday afternoon

Monroe County man charged with distributing crack cocaine
SCRANTON (July 18) - Dominic Darby, 31, of Stroudsburg, faces a possible 20 years in federal prison

Wayne County animal shelter appeals for help
HONESDALE (July 17) - The Dessin Animal Shelter outside Honesdale says it could close by fall unless donations pick up

Upper Delaware Council seeks extension of local silver eel fishery
NARROWSBURG (July 17) - UDC urging the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to allow the commercial silver eel fishery to remain active in the Delaware River and its tributaries

Armed robbery at Pike truck stop
BLOOMING GROVE (July 16) - Suspect got away with about $1,000 from a truck stop on Route 390 Monday night

Federal prison inmate gets additional 15 years for attempted murder
SCRANTON (July 16) - Eddie Joe Sutton stabbed another inmate multiple times at the federal penitentiary at Canaan