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Three arrested in online child predator sting
STROUDSBURG (April 26) - Two men from the area and one from Kentucky responded to online solicitations, thinking they would be meeting an underage child
Fugitive wanted in PA and NJ arrested in joint operation
POCONO TWP (April 26) - Taalib Johnson was wanted on warrants issued in Monroe County, PA, and Morris County NJ
Two charged with attacking couple
STROUD TWP (April 25) - Pair faces felony charges after attack that sent a husband and wife to the hospital with serious injuries
Pike/Wayne Envirothon on Thursday
HAWLEY (April 25) - The annual event at the Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center challenges students from several area schools
Autopsy inconclusive on woman’s body
LONG POND (April 24) - What caused the death of a Philadelphia area woman whose remains were found last Friday, remains unknown
Pike County Court sentences
MILFORD (April 24) - NY woman gets up to three years for selling heroin
Police looking for armed robbery suspect
GREENE TWP (April 23) - Robbery happened late Saturday afternoon at Dutch’s Market in Greene Township
Body found in Monroe County identified
TUNKHANNOCK TWP (April 23) - Philadelphia area woman was last seen alive in January
Man sentenced for DUI crash that killed three
MILFORD (April 21) - David Howey could spend up to 20 years in prison for the 2015 crash in Greentown
Monroe County man pleads guilty to heroin trafficking
SCRANTON (April 19) - Patrick Hynes, of Tobyhanna, admitted to participating in a conspiracy
Third arrest made in Stroud Mall robbery
STROUD TWP (April 18) - Iman Montanez, 18, of Mount Pocono charged on Tuesday in the March 20 assault and robbery
One dead, two hurt in Monroe crash
HAMILTON TWP (April 16) - Head-on crash happened late Friday afternoon on Route 209
NY man sentenced to prison for stealing a truck
MILFORD (April 16) - Several defendants were recently sentenced in Pike County Court
Former Lackawaxen treasurer sentenced to prison for theft
MILFORD (April 14) - Shawn Marie Roe admitted stealing over $200,000, ordered to pay restitution
Matamoras man gets prison for child porn, failure to register
MILFORD (April 14) - Walter Talmage will spend four to 12 years in state prison
Greentown man gets long sentence for fifth drug conviction
HONESDALE (April 13) - John Henneforth, Jr., received up to three and a half years of additional time on top of time remaining for prior convictions
PennDOT outlines action plan for increased safety oversight of highly automated vehicles
PITTSBURGH (April 13) - The multi-step action plan establishes stepped-up safety oversight of Highly Automated Vehicles
Up to 20 years in prison for sex assault of teen
STROUDSBURG (April 12) - Joshua Leap, found guilty by a jury, must also register for life as a sex offender
Three Pike defendants receive state prison terms
MILFORD (April 10) - Several criminal sentences were handed down recently in Pike County Court
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
MILFORD (April 10) - Safe Haven of Pike County has several events scheduled, including a Child Safety Fair at Lehman Park this Saturday
Pike DA adds special victim advocate
MILFORD (April 9) - The advocate will connect abused children with services under a new program called Expand the Circle
Hawley man receives up to five years for felony assault
HONESDALE (April 9) - Senior Judge Raymond Hamill handed down several sentences in Wayne County Court
Project to Improve I-80 Delaware Water Gap interchange begins next week
ALLENTOWN (April 6) - PennDOT will begin some traffic and lane restrictions next week as work begins on a roundabout
Wayne County Court sentencing
HONESDALE (April 6) - Delivery, possession among guilty pleas in Wayne County Court
Driver charged in deadly Monroe crash
JACKSON TWP (April 5) - Police say the driver of an SUV that hit a tree Tuesday night, killing a passenger, was drunk
One dead, three hurt in Monroe crash
JACKSON TWP (April 4) - A passenger died when an SUV hit a tree on Route 715 Tuesday night
Mall robbery suspects arrested
STROUD TWP (April 4) - Two men in custody for allegedly forcing a victim to withdraw cash from an ATM
Route 611 improvements highlight regional list of transportation projects
ALLENTOWN (April 3) - Among the 115 east-central region projects are reconstruction of one stretch of 611 and resurfacing of another
No April Fools: This snow is real
POCONOS (April 2) - Up to 3", even more in some areas; many school districts on delayed opening this morning
Five identified as drug dealers in Wayne County
HONESDALE (March 31) - Three were taken into custody Friday; two are still at large
Upper Delaware brochures available
NARROWSBURG (March 31) - Updated brochure and map covers the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River
Man sentenced to prison for assaulting, fleeing federal park rangers
SCRANTON (March 30) - Damari Roulhac, of East Stroudsburg, gets over two years for incident that happened in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Route 209 closures today
BUSHKILL (March 29) - Sections between Milford and Route 739 will be closed to remove roadside brush and branches from recent storms; detours in place
Police say man assaulted woman, troopers
LAKE TWP (March 29) - Lake Ariel man held in lieu of high bail after he allegedly assaulted a woman, then responding troopers
NPS winter storm damage and recovery update
BUSHKILL (March 28) - Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area continue to inventory damage with hundreds of downed trees remaining and most trails still closed
Police seeking help in identifying robbery/assault suspect
STROUD TWP (March 28) - Incident, at the Stroud Mall on March 20, left the victim with injuries and without a lot of cash
Man uses bomb threat to rob store
STROUD TWP (March 27) - Police charged Andrew Rumolo, of Stroudsburg, with several crimes after threatening to blow up the Sears store at the Stroud Mall
Two Monroe County cadets graduate from State Police Academy
HERSHEY (March 26) -  The two were among 92 cadets completing 27 weeks of classroom and physical training
Attorney general supports governor in classifying synthetic fentanyl-related substances as illegal drugs
HARRISBURG (March 26) -  Synthetic fentanyl-related substances will now be classified as Schedule I illegal substances
PennDOT announces new motorcycle training for 2018
HARRISBURG (March 24) - A new line of Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program (PAMSP) clinics for beginners and experienced riders is available beginning in April
Monroe County man guilty of heroin trafficking and firearms charge
SCRANTON (March 23) - Daryl Trent, of East Stroudsburg, admitted possessing what amounted to up to 800 bags of heroin
Carbon County man killed in crash
WASHINGTON TWP (March 23) - Robert Hefflinger, 79, died when his car crashed in in Lehigh County
Another storm hitting us today
POCONOS (March 21) - A combination of wet snow and gusty winds will create a mess later today; accumulations will vary widly
ESU announces new security measures
EAST STROUDSBURG (March 21) - East Stroudsburg University President Dr. Marcia Welsh announced measures including more campus police
PA House considers school safety measures
HARRISBURG (March 20) - House Education Committee held a hearing to examine the status of school safety
PA attorney general seeks stronger enforcement of data breach notification laws
HARRISBURG (March 20) - Josh Shapiro joined with 30 other attorneys general in voicing concern to Congress over legislation that would preempt state data breach laws
New charges against former Monroe County financial advisor
SCRANTON (March 15) - Anthony Diaz, of East Stroudsburg, charged in a superseding federal indictment with additional charges of mail and wire fraud
Monroe County man guilty of heroin trafficking
SCRANTON (March 15) - Charles McRae, of East Stroudsburg, pleaded guilty and faces up to 20 years in federal prison
Two Pike men arrested in New York for drugs
TOWN OF MONROE NY (March 14) - The two were caught in Orange County with over 500 bags of heroin in their car
Winter storm damage assessments and recovery ongoing in park
BUSHKILL (March 13) - Heavy damage to facilities reported; some roads remain closed
Schools reopen
POCONOS (March 12) - Most Pocono region schools reopened this morning after back-to-back major storms kept them closed for over a week.
DWI incident involving pedestrian lands Pike man in prison
MILFORD (March 12) - Warren Toder was one of several defendants sentenced recently in Pike County Court.
Second snow storm slightly less than expected
POCONOS (March 8) - Most parts of the Poconos did not get the foot or more predicted for Wednesday; thousands still without power
Snow pounding Poconos, Route 209 temporarily closed
POCONOS (March 7) - About a foot of snow will cover most of the region by late tonight
More snow could hamper restoration
POCONOS (March 7) - Almost 25,000 customers were still without power from Friday's storm, as of 8:00 this morning