Tobyhanna man tries to rob phone from woman recording him

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Police charged an 18-year-old Tobyhanna man with attempted robbery and assault after trying to grab a cell phone from a woman recording him in a fight at a grocery store. Kean Wheatle was arraigned Wednesday and incarcerated at the Monroe County Correctional Facility in lieu of $25,000 cash bail.

Memorial Day in the Poconos

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Bake It: Patriotic Memorial Day Flag Pie, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Barrett Paradise Friendly Library, 6500 Route 191, Cresco. Your creation will have strawberries, blueberries, stars and stripes, a great wind-up for your Memorial Day picnic.

Pocono Pot: A Family Affair?

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Police say Paul Ward, 26, of Mount Pocono, was running the pot operation and using heroin at 128 Knob Road in Mount Pocono. Police say they got information about the drugs in the home and last week, they went into the place where Ward lives with his sister, his mother and 6-year-old nephew.

Drug raid nets 36 pot plants, guns

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Police charged Paul Ward 26, of Mount Pocono with multiple counts of drug distribution and conspiracy counts on May 19, in an operation he said had been passed down to him by his father. According to a criminal complaint and affidavit of probable cause, officers with Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department executed a search warrant for a home on Knob Road in Mount Pocono Borough at 9:30 a.m. on May 19. They initially encountered Mary and Rachel Ward in the home.

Police: Transue aimed to silence 14-year-old victim

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In a case that involves a murder for hire and a sexual relationship between an adult and 14-year-old boy, Keith Transue, of Mount Pocono, was arraigned Tuesday on charges of intimidating two witnesses and obstruction of administrative law on Tuesday. He was released on $25,000 unsecured bail.

Mount Pocono man charged with beating, strangling girlfriend Updated May 10, 2017 at

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A judge arraigned a Mount Pocono man Tuesday on charges he beat and tried strangling his former girlfriend while they were having intimate relations. On Jan. 6, according to a police report, Rafael Dinarte Jr., 30, and the victim were drinking before returning to his Mount Pocono Borough home.

moe., Railroad Earth returning to Sherman Theater Summer Stage

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The summer outdoor stage operated by Stroudsburg's Sherman Theater will return to the Pocono Mountain Carnival grounds this summer, and returning to that stage will be a popular festival jam band, it has been announced. Moe., which has played at most every summer jam festival, including Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and even the 30th anniversary of Woodstock in 1999, will headline the Sherman Summer Stage at the carnival grounds at Pocono Mountain Volunteer Fire Company, 20 Murray St., just off Route 611 in Mount Pocono.

Mount Pocono man advances on a The Voicea Updated at

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Singer Mark Isaiah Peralta, 19, of Mount Pocono, has made it to the Top 10 list of competitors on the hit TV series, “The Voice.” Known simply by his stage name, “Mark Isaiah,” Peralta and other Top 10 competitors will be performing live on the Monday, May 8, broadcast airing at 8 p.m. on NBC.

Crash victima s widow awarded $4 million Updated at

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The Monroe County Court of Common Pleas approved a $4 million settlement involving a 2013 fatal crash on Interstate 80 in Pocono Township, when a construction vehicle used an emergency access road/highway turn around, killing a trailing driver who could not stop in time. The crash took the life of disc jockey Philip Caroselli, 41, of East Stroudsburg, who was returning home from a Mount Pocono gig, a sideline to his regular job as an account manager for Coca-Cola Bottling in Mount Pocono.

Kmart in East Stroudsburg Set to Close This Summer

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There are only a few months left for shoppers, including Samantha Camel, to load up carts at Kmart in East Stroudsburg. “I think it's terrible because this is the only Kmart up here now.

Ruthless MS-13 street gang spreads its evil

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A news story from our archives in 2008 reported that Monroe County police were investigating graffiti left at more than a dozen locations in Mount Pocono. Messages at a bank location referenced the violent street gang known as MS-13 and contained derogatory statements to police.

Easter weather warm in the Poconos

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We are expecting a very warm, June-like Easter holiday this year in the Poconos, with readings ranging into the lower 80s Sunday afternoon, just ahead of a cold front that will likely trigger some late-day showers and storms as the humidity rises. Perhaps no holiday encompasses a wider range of weather possibilities than Easter Sunday, mostly because the date historically falls between March 23 and April 25, following the first full moon after the vernal equinox.

Key Control: Barcoding Technology Aids Casino Security

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Barcoding Inc., a leader in supply chain efficiency, accuracy, and connectivity, has deployed its Active Asset Tracker solution at Mount Airy Casino Resort. Using bluetooth low-energy beacons and the power of the internet of things , Barcoding's AAT is helping the Mount Pocono, Penn., casino enhance security and maintain regulatory compliance by preventing keys from leaving the casino floor.

Making Space for New Opportunities This Spring with AAA Self-Storage

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With the average temperature on the rise, right now is the perfect time for people to get started on some of those long-overdue home improvement projects they've been waiting all winter to complete. One of the most important tasks will include cleaning and organizing the home.

Three run for Coolbaugh district judge Updated at

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Three people are running for the Coolbaugh Township magisterial district judge seat being vacated at the end of this year by Thomas Fluegel. A married father of four, Cummings, 48, of Tobyhanna, is the public safety director at A Pocono Country Place, one of northeast Pennsylvania's largest residential communities.

Pocono Mountain Regional Police manpower concerns discussed

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Formed to oversee the Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department, the 11-member commission meets monthly and consists of elected representatives from Barrett, Coolbaugh, Tobyhanna and Tunkhannock townships and Mount Pocono Borough- the five municipalities the police department serves. Wednesday's discussion stemmed from Michael Oser, one of the commissioners representing Mount Pocono, raising a question at the February meeting about a crash he witnessed on Route 611 one Saturday afternoon in January.

Third suspect arraigned in Mount Pocono home invasion

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The third suspect sought in a May 22 home invasion/robbery on Fairview Avenue in Mount Pocono, Richard Nublett Jr. was arraigned this week on charges. Nublett, 30, of Schenectady, N.Y., and co-defendants Joel Contreras, 26, of Nanticoke, and Amaryllis Castillo, 26, of Kingston, are charged with robbery, conspiracy to robbery, burglary, criminal trespassing, theft, unlawful restraint, weapon possession, terroristic threats and simple assault.

Expansion Coming to Pocono Mountain Municipal Airport

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The hope is that the extra space will not only create more room for those who already park their planes there, but also welcome more members to the Poconos. If you take a look around the inside of a hangar at Pocono Mountain Municipal Airport near Mount Pocono, you'll notice most of the small aircraft sit very close to one another.

Woman pleads a guilty but mentally illa in gunfire incidents

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Marylouise Check told a Monroe County Court judge Monday that she doesn't recall firing a gun into an occupied apartment in Mount Pocono, but recognizes there's a factual basis for the charges against her in this incident. With what defense attorney James Swetz said is a significant history of psychiatric and drug addiction issues, Check, 55, of Mount Pocono, pleaded guilty but mentally ill to certain charges in two June 14 incidents.

Officials escort 1-year-old through snow during medical emergency

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The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, state police, Pennsylvania National Guard and PennDOT are coordinating to ensure necessary resources are available and provide additional resources to regions that are hit the hardest, according to a press release. Workers and emergency service crews were able to collaborate and help transport the 23-month-old all the way from Mount Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg to Geisinger Children's Hospital in Danville.

Cleaning Up after the Storm Comes with Heavy Price

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In the Poconos, cleanup from the blizzard did not come cheap but some community leaders say they were prepared for costs of this storm. Stroudsburg and Mount Pocono had crews out in full force around the clock cleaning up what Mother Nature left behind, and while the storm came with a big price tag, officials say it's a bill they prepare for well in advance.

Business Briefcase, March 19, 2017

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Municipalities chasing rulings to address party homes

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Two recent court decisions in cases involving Monroe property owners sided with the short-term rental operators. Both decisions cited the failure of municipal ordinances to clearly define what a short-term rental is.

Two charged with racketeering

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Police arrested a Monroe County man and a New York man on racketeering charges in connection with a scheme to strip liens off four trucks and sell them debt-free. Police arraigned Leonid Krylov, 38, of Lynbrook N.Y. and Roland Kleiman, 37, of Mount Pocono Borough on 22 felony and 8 misdemeanor counts each for falsifying documents to obtain clean titles and registrations for vehicles financed by various lenders.

Bus/truck collision on Rt. 611 leaves one injured

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One person was flown and six others were transported to hospitals after a Thursday evening crash involving a pickup truck and a Monroe County Transit Authority bus near Mount Airy Casino Resort in Paradise Township. According to police, a Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck driven by Keith Transue, 43, of Mount Pocono, went through a red light on Route 611 at its intersection with Woodland Road in Paradise Township.

“You cana t knock him down” Updated at

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Through most of snow storm Stella Tuesday, Bentley Gingerlowski's life was at risk. The 23-month-old Mount Pocono boy was bleeding far too much.

Some Monroe and Pike residents still stranded Wednesday Updated at

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Poor road conditions and slow plow trucks made travel difficult, dangerous or impossible a day after winter storm Stella, some Pike and Monroe County residents say. “This is pure criminal neglect in my opinion,” said Richard Ekstedt, a resident of Emerald Lakes in Mount Pocono.

Convoy kida s parents grateful for blizzard escort

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The emergency convoy through Winter Storm Stella that caught major media attention Tuesday featured Humvees, snow plows, ambulances and a Bentley. The 23-month-old passenger in an emergency transport from Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono to Geisinger's Janet Weis Children's Hospital was Bentley Gingerlowski, a Mount Pocono baby born with a rare congenital heart defect.

Snowfall totals surpass 20 inches in parts of Pennsylvania

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Snowfall totals are now exceeding 20 inches in some places in northeastern Pennsylvania as snow continues to fall across much of the state. The National Weather Service said 23 inches had fallen in Mount Pocono, and 20 inches in Wilkes-Barre as of early Tuesday afternoon.

Prepping For Tuesday’s Winter Storm

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The parking lot at the Shoprite in Mount Pocono was full, inside, the store was packed. Crowded deli counters, shopping carts filled up and long lines at the registers.