Joe McDonald

Police called to Turkish cleric's U.S. compound for suspected intruder

Oct 03 2018

SAYLORSBURG, Pa. Police were called on Wednesday to the Pennsylvania compound of Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based Muslim cleric accused by Turkey of instigating a failed 2016 coup, after a guard saw a suspected armed intruder and fired a warning shot, a Gulen spokesman said.

Survivalist sentenced to death for murder of PA state trooper

Apr 27 2017

MILFORD, Pa. A survivalist convicted of killing a Pennsylvania state trooper in a 2014 sniper attack that launched a massive manhunt was sentenced to death on Wednesday by jurors.

Pennsylvania survivalist convicted of murdering state trooper

Apr 19 2017

MILFORD, Pa. A Pennsylvania jury convicted survivalist Eric Frein on Wednesday of murdering a state trooper in a 2014 sniper attack that triggered a massive manhunt.

Pennsylvania man who eluded manhunt goes on trial in trooper ambush

Apr 04 2017

MILFORD, Pa. Pennsylvania prosecutors showed jurors graphic images of a police officer moments after he was fatally shot in a 2014 sniper attack, during opening statements on Tuesday in the murder trial of survivalist Eric Frein.

Runaway U.S. military blimp wreaks havoc in Pennsylvania

Oct 29 2015

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Pennsylvania man gets life for rampage at Pocono municipal meeting

May 29 2015

STROUDSBURG, Pa. A Pennsylvania man involved in a long-running property dispute with local officials pleaded guilty on Friday in the fatal shooting of three people at a 2013 municipal meeting and was given three life terms in prison.

Parents of slain Pennsylvania trooper forgive accused killer

May 03 2015

MOUNT POCONO, PA. The parents of a Pennsylvania state trooper slain by a sniper outside his barracks last fall declared their forgiveness on Sunday for the defendant, a survivalist awaiting trial on murder charges that carry a possible death sentence.

Pennsylvania man sentenced to life for slaying pharmacist, girlfriend

Feb 18 2015

EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. A Pennsylvania man was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday for the 2002 strangulation deaths of a pharmacist and his girlfriend, whose bound bodies were discovered buried in a yard.

Survivalist pleads not guilty in Pennsylvania trooper murder

Jan 29 2015

MILFORD, Pa. The Pennsylvania survivalist who eluded a 48-day manhunt after a sniper attack that killed one state trooper and wounded another pleaded not guilty on Thursday to murder charges.

Jurors hear openings in case of accused Pennsylvania killer

Jan 21 2015

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. Opening statements started in a Pennsylvania courtroom on Wednesday in the case of an accused killer whose alleged victims were discovered buried in his backyard, prosecutors said.

World News

UK, Germany and Italy detect Omicron coronavirus variant cases

LONDON/BERLIN/AMSTERDAM (Reuters) -Britain, Germany and Italy detected cases of the new Omicron coronavirus variant on Saturday and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced new steps to contain the virus, while more nations imposed restrictions on travel from southern Africa.