2022-05-05 E-Edition

ER at Former Tyler Hospital to Close July 1

This story was first reported on our website on Monday, May 2. To receive free breaking news emails sign up at www.rocket-courier.com and click the “newsletter sign-up” link at the top of the page. Commonwealth Health officials announced on Monday, May 2 that the emergency department services at the former Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock Township will cease on July […]

Parents Concerned over Loss of Early Intervention Program

Vida Purdy is proud of her daughter. She watches as the four-year-old expresses happiness over the Knuckles toy that came in her Happy Meal. She smiles as Varrah grabs a recorder from the table and tries to turn it on. But behind Vida’s eyes is a sense of worry. That worry stems from a decision made by people located 45 […]

Former Elk Lake Chief, Treasurer Charged with Theft

The former chief and treasurer of the Elk Lake Volunteer Fire Company are now facing criminal charges related to the alleged misappropriation of over $2,700 in department funds. William J. Corter, 51, and his wife, 53-year-old Elizabeth, both of Montrose, were charged by state troopers with one charge of theft by unlawful taking. The charge is a third-degree felony. Initial […]

Truck Destroys Pumps at Stone Castle

A runaway sand truck destroyed a set of diesel pumps as well as the overhang at Flynn’s Stone Castle on Route 706 in Lawton on Tuesday, April 26. The accident occurred around 7:30 p.m. Christel Flynn, who co-owns the business with her husband Brett, said she was at home when the accident occurred. She learned what had happened through a […]

Rocket News Team Earns Keystone Awards

Four members of the Rocket-Courier news team recently learned they were selected as recipients of prestigious Keystone Media Awards presented annually by the PA News Media Association. News Editor Warren Howeler, Sports Editor Pete Hardenstine, Reporter James Loewenstein and Freelance Writer Nancy Sharer were informed that their stories and photos from 2020 were selected as award winners in Division VI […]

Open House Held at Susquehanna Public Safety Complex

It was April 19. Wet, heavy snow was hurling itself onto Susquehanna County and all of northeastern PA. Trees were falling, power lines were collapsing. Roads were treacherous. Over 24 hours during that storm, almost 1,000 calls came into the county’s 911 center. A few years ago, the staff could have handled only about half of them. But this time, […]

Trucker Killed Trying to Remove Dead Deer from Route 6

Early Tuesday morning, May 3, a Sayre man was killed when he was struck by a car while trying to remove a dead deer from Route 6 in Wysox Township, the coroner said. Joseph R. Lane, a 55-year-old truck driver, had pulled his truck over to the side of the road because he had seen a dead deer in the […]

Three Keystone College Students Facing Drug Trafficking Charges

Three Keystone College students are in the Wyoming County Correction Facility in lieu of $25,000 bail each after they were arrested on Wednesday, April 27 in connection with a drug trafficking operation in Factoryville Borough. Arrested were: —Quamire “Qua” S. Bell, 19, of Passaic, N.J. —Montez “Tez” A. Gaskin, 22, of Factoryville. —Jerrell A. Springer, 18, of Brooklyn, NY. Bell […]


Editor’s Note: If you have additional information about any of the investigations listed below, contact the Pennsylvania State Police barracks at the following telephone numbers: Towanda, 570-265-2186; Tunkhannock, 570-836-2141; Gibson, 570-465-3154, and Laporte, 570-946-4610. Two Injured in Laceyville Accident Two people were injured in a two-vehicle accident on Route 6 in Braintrim Township on the afternoon of April 20. State […]