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Parents Plead Guilty in Baby’s Death

PA Attorney General Michelle Henry announced on Wednesday, June 5 that the parents of a newborn baby who died in Sullivan County in 2022 have pleaded guilty. The baby boy died two days after birth, and the parents and a third person were charged based upon failures to take reasonable action to summon medical assistance. Drew Hoenigke, the baby’s father,... READ MORE >

State Trooper Convicted in Fatal Crash that Killed Troy Teacher

PA Attorney General Michelle Henry announced that a PA State Trooper was convicted on Friday, May 31 of vehicular homicide for causing a fatal crash last year when he was off-duty, on his way to work, in Tioga County, PA. A Tioga County jury returned the verdict against Michael J. Brown following a week-long trial regarding the Feb. 11, 2023,... READ MORE >

Wyalusing Borough to Memorialize Late Suky Burgess

Wyalusing’s Creekside Park was Suky Burgess’s jam, according to Borough Council President Josh Kilmer. Now, borough officials are working on ideas on how best to memorialize the municipality’s late mayor within the area that she worked tirelessly to create. Monday marked the borough council’s first official meeting since Suky’s passing on April 14. Council held a moment of silence in... READ MORE >

Police ID Victims in Fatal Athens Twp. Crash

Athens Township Police have released the identities of the three people who were killed in a motor vehicle accident on Riverside Drive during the early morning hours of Tuesday, April 23. The investigation by police determined that at 2:39 a.m. that day, a 2013 Nissan Altima driven by Brett W. Relyea, 46, of Owego, NY, was traveling southbound on Riverside... READ MORE >

Louis R. Felton

Louis R. Felton, 85, of Stevensville passed away Tuesday evening, April 23, 2024, at the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital Skilled Care Unit, Towanda. He was born April 7, 1939, in Hallstead, PA the son of the late Raymond and Pearl Felton. He spent his early years in Birchardville, PA and was employed by the Endicott-Johnson Shoe Company in Endicott, NY.... READ MORE >

Sullivan County Man Missing

PA State Troopers are currently investigating the disappearance of 39-year-old David Hewitt of Eagles Mere, Sullivan County. Hewitt is believed to have been last seen on Thursday, April 4 in Sullivan County. Troopers stated that this is an active and ongoing investigation. Anyone with any information regarding the whereabouts of Hewitt is asked to contact the Laporte barracks at 570-946-4610.... READ MORE >

Earthquake Felt Throughout Region

People throughout the Rocket-Courier’s coverage area are making Facebook posts about how they felt Friday morning’s earthquake. The earthquake measured 4.8 magnitude and struck near Lebanon, New Jersey, at 10:23 a.m., about 45 miles west of New York City and 50 miles north of Philadelphia, according to USGS (U.S. Geological Survey). An estimate indicates the quake might have been felt... READ MORE >

Michael Rouse

Michael Joseph Rouse, 73, well-known dairy farmer of Forks Township, Sullivan County, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday morning, March 21, 2024. He was born on Nov. 15, 1950, in Towanda, the youngest of four children of the late Eugene Julius and Isabell Mae Sullivan Rouse. As a child, he attended one-room schoolhouses in East Forks and on Shrimp... READ MORE >

Alice Malone

Alice Marie Malone, 83, passed away peacefully at Blue Palms Health and Rehab Center on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024 following a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. She was born in Springville, the daughter of the late Clifford and Erma LaRue. She graduated from Elk Lake High School. Alice worked for many years as a bank teller and was a member... READ MORE >

Joan Edsell

Joan I. Edsell, a beacon of love and warmth, passed away peacefully on March 13, 2024, in Towanda at the age of 89. Born on Nov. 16, 1934, in the comfort of her family home in Stevensville, Joan was the cherished daughter of the late Carl and Iona (Stanton) Coleman. Her life was one richly woven with the threads of... READ MORE >