Michael Parrish scheduled to die on Oct. 14 for killing girlfriend, own son
Gov. Tom Corbett has signed a warrant for Michael Parrish - the Effort man convicted of fatally shooting his girlfriend and 19-month-old son in 2009 - to be executed Oct. 14 by lethal injection.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Execution Warrant Signed, People React
A jury convicted Parrish of murdering his 19-month-old son Sidney and his girlfriend, Victoria Adams in 2009 at the family's home near Effort, in Monroe County.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Effort woman allegedly grabs steering wheel, forcing car to swerve
A driver's passenger was arguing with her when the passenger grabbed the steering wheel, making their car swerve and hit a state trooper's car head-on, state police said.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
Paterno football nets more than $2,000 in auction
A one-of-a-kind piece of Penn State memorabilia netted more $2,000 for Special Olympics at Sunday's Billy Frost Concert, but that was just a portion of the generosity on display.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Effort woman conspired to distribute heroin in Monroe County, authorities say
An Effort woman is charged with conspiring with others to distribute heroin in Monroe County and elsewhere, according to federal authorities.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
Monroe County's resources explored at NCC fair -
During the Monroe County Resource Fair on Thursday, Daniel Andrerson, 8, of Effort, tries on the "fatal vision" goggles, which simulate different levels of blood alcohol levels, as he tries to walk a straight line for SARP officer Ralph Overpeck.
Effort man faces cocaine charges
Charges, filed Wednesday in U.S. Middle District Court in Scranton, came after an investigation by Drug Enforcement Administration special agents, Homeland Security investigators, Pennsylvania State Police, the Bureau of Narcotics Investigations and Berks County detectives.
Wed Aug 06, 2014
Monroe County man pleads guilty to participating in a heroin tracking conspiracy
A 40-year-old Effort man pleaded guilty in a Philadelphia court Monday, for conspiring with others to distribute heroin in the Monroe County area during a six-month time period.
Tue Aug 05, 2014
Effort man pleads guilty to distributing heroin in Monroe County
An Effort man pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to charges of conspiring with others to distribute heroin in the Monroe County area during a six-month period, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.