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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

Guilty plea in child sex case
MARSHALLS CREEK (July 15) – Former choir director Bernard Schade, 74, could face up to 24 years in prison when sentenced

Two sentenced to state prison for crimes committed in Pike County
MILFORD (July 14) - State prison terms of seven and five years were ordered for two found guilty of serious crimes

Wayne County crash kills one
BERLIN TWP (July 14) - Beach Lake man on Route 652 late Friday night; five others including four children, hurt

Monroe man arrested in statewide child porn probe
HARRISBURG (July 12) - Robert Kutzler, of East Stroudsburg, one eight of suspected child predators arrested on unrelated charges

Missing woman found dead
STROUD TWP (July 11) - Body of Dralene Bancey, 63, found in a pond near the Lakewood Personal Care Home

Monroe County man sentenced to prison on fraud and tax charges
SCRANTON (July 11) - Brian Hewson, of Canadensis, pleaded guilty to the charges last year and will spend almost six years in prison
State prison inmate pleads guilty to heroin trafficking conspiracy
SCRANTON (July 11) - Eudy Gonzalez, an inmate at SCI Waymart admitted conspiring with others in the prison

Governor signs 2014-15 budget
HARRISBURG (July 11) - Corbett vetoes specific legislative appropriations and places legislative spending initiatives into budgetary reserves

Kittatinny Canoes celebrates quarter century of river cleanup
BUSHKILL (July 10) - The 25th annual three-day event that attracts dozens of volunteers comes up next week

ESU President, coaches doused for charity
EAST STROUDSBURG (July 10) - East Stroudsburg University President Marcia Welsh, along with three coaches accepted the Chillin for Charity challenge

Tuition to go up at state colleges
HARRISBURG (July 9) – PASSHE Board approves $198 hike for ESU, other colleges

SARP officer Torres dies
EAST STROUDSBURG (July 8) - Ruben Torres, 49, diagnosed with cancer earlier this year, was a 25-year member of the Stroud Area Regional Police

Slot revenue down at casinos statewide
HARRISBURG (July 8) - Mount Airy down about four percent from a year ago

Massive traffic backups as people head home from the holidays
POCONOS (July 7) - Traffic on Interstates 80, 84, at a near standstill Sunday afternoon

Major, Peifer move to address school construction funding backlog
HARRISBURG (July 7) - Western Wayne has been waiting since 2011 to be reimbursed for a construction project

Police identify suspect in mall stabbing
STROUD TWP (July 5) - Aaron Hernandez, 21, of Stroudsburg, accused of stabbing a man at the Stroud Mall on July 1

Pike Commissioners seek to correct record of Court House Annex
MILFORD (July 5) - Commissioners read from a prepared statement at this week’s meeting, saying they have nothing to hide

Lights still out for some in Marshals Creek
SMITHFIELD TWP (July 4) - Wednesday’s violent thunderstorm is still leaving its mark

Armed robbery in Walmart parking lot
MOUNT POCONO (July 3) - Bus driver assaulted late Monday night at the Mount Pocono Walmart

“Victim” arrested for robbing woman who refused sex
BLAKESLEE (July 3) - Blakeslee man stole a cellphone after a woman hired to give an in-home massage refused to provide some extra services

Man stabbed at Stroud Mall
STROUD TWP (July 2) - Fight broke in the food court early Tuesday evening; suspect who stabbed another man fled

Vandals damage floating slide
TOBYHANNA TWP (July 2) - Reward is offered for arrest of whoever damaged the popular children’s attraction in Pines Lake

State budget adopted, area lawmakers split
HARRISBURG  (July 1) - $29.1 billion spending plan for 2014-15 cleared the state legislature late Monday night

“No contest” plea from pastor in death of first wife
LEBANON (July 1) - Former Monroe County pastor Arthur Schrimer, faces 20 to 40 years in prison; he is already serving life for killing his second wife