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  • Guilty Plea in Prostitution, Drugs Case

    SCRANTON – A man accused of forcing women into prostitution has entered a guilty plea in federal court. Thurman Stanley, 40, of Stroudsburg, pleaded guilty Monday to three counts of transporting women in interstate commerce for purposes of prostitution and one count of trafficking in heroin, “molly,” and crack cocaine. Stanley admitted that between December 2013 and December 2015, he transported at least four women from Pennsylvania to New York, Iowa, and North Dakota for purposes of prostitution, and also […]

  • Jury Selected to Hear Frein Trooper Shooting Case

    WEST CHESTER, PA — Jury selection in Chester County for the trial of accused killer Eric Frein is complete, according to the Pike County district attorney. Jury selection in Commonwealth v Eric Frein is complete. Headed back to Pike County for trial. — Ray Tonkin (@PikeCountyDA) March 28, 2017 Frein is accused of the ambush shooting of two state troopers in Pike County in 2014, leaving one trooper dead and another severely wounded. Frein then led authorities on a 48-day […]

  • Former Corrections Officer Accused of Selling Drugs

    STERLING — A former corrections officer in Wayne County is accused of selling drugs. The district attorney says Howard Hums, 44, from Sterling, sold his prescription morphine twice in the last two months at his home. Investigators said a confidential informant paid Hums $20 for a pain pill on two occasions. Hums is out on bail.

  • Thieves Steal Thousands from ATM, Gas Station

    DAMASCUS TOWNSHIP — Thieves got away with $4,000 and more than 20 cartons of cigarettes in a gas station burglary in Wayne County State police say three people broke into Sohi Service Station just north of Beach Lake Friday and used a grinder to cut into two ATMs. Investigators said $3,000 was taken from the ATMs and another $1,000 from the store. Troopers believe a getaway vehicle was waiting for the burglars. Anyone with information on this incident is asked […]

  • Guilty Plea for Shots Fired at Burger King, Pocono Motel

    STROUDSBURG — A woman admits to firing a gun at a Burger King drive-thru in Monroe County. Mary Lou Check pleaded guilty Monday to assault, DUI, and other counts. Police say in June of last year, Check fired a handgun, shattering a window and threatened to shoot workers at the fast food restaurant in East Stroudsburg. Officers found Check later after she fired shots at a motel in Mount Pocono.

  • Mother Accused of Neglect of Baby

    SCRANTON — A mother from Scranton is locked up for allegedly neglecting her child. Police say Rebecca Palukonis, 35, failed to get her baby medical care when the child became sick. Officers allege she waited too long to seek help and when she finally did last month, the baby was suffering from severe malnutrition, liver and kidney damage.

  • Mother Sent to Prison in Child Endangerment Case

    WILKES-BARRE — A mother accused of injuring her 5-month-old baby in Luzerne County will spend up to five years in prison. Ashley Jackson of Edwardsville was sentenced Friday to 30 to 60 months in prison. Last summer, she pleaded no contest to the charges against her. Authorities say Jackson’s baby boy was taken to a hospital in 2012 with severe head injuries. She’s been ordered to undergo anger management treatment and have no contact with the child.

  • Man Admits to Sex Assaults on Three Children

    JIM THORPE — A man has pleaded guilty to raping three young children in Carbon County. Jared Novy, 36, from Jim Thorpe, was charged with 22 counts of having sexual contact with children. Police say Novy pleaded guilty Thursday to assaulting two girls and boy, ranging in age from 4 to 10 years old. Novy faces a minimum of four years in prison.

  • Worker Accused of Theft from Personal Care Center in Scranton

    SCRANTON — A woman is accused of stealing from a resident of a personal care center in Scranton where she worked. Police say Amanda Englehart used information from a check made out to Scranton Manor to open a fake bank account with the victim’s name. Englehart told authorities she transferred $5,000 into the bogus account and used the money to pay bills and buy food and clothes. She’s also accused of opening a cable account in another resident’s name because […]

  • Prison Sentence for Deadly Wayne County Crash

    HONESDALE — The driver in a crash that killed a passenger was sentenced to prison Thursday. Jonathon Dinan, 29, from Lake Como, was sentenced to three to six years in state prison for the crash that killed Amanda Syzmanosky, 24, of Mt. Pleasant in April of 2016. He pleaded guilty in January. Investigators said Dinan’s blood/alcohol level was almost twice the legal limit when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed. Symanosky was thrown from the vehicle and taken to […]

  • Home Invasion Robbery near East Stroudsburg

    SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — State police are searching for two men they say robbed a home in Monroe County while the homeowner was inside. It happened around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday at a home on Delaware Avenue in Smithfield Township, near East Stroudsburg. Troopers say the men broke in, subdued the owner, and then stole jewelry, TVs, and other electronics.

  • Cardinal William Keeler, Former Bishop of Harrisburg, Dies

    Cardinal William H. Keeler, 14th Archbishop of Baltimore, passed away this morning. See: — ArchdioceseBaltimore (@archbalt) March 23, 2017 HARRISBURG — A former bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg, who served most recently as cardinal in the Baltimore diocese, has died at age 86. Cardinal William Keeler was the seventh bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg, serving from 1984 to 1989. He served in Baltimore, first as archbishop, and was then elevated to cardinal 1994 by […]