March 9, 2015 |
In the summer of 2010, with our 50th wedding anniversary approaching (in 2014), our four adult children said, "Let's all take a trip to Germany together and see where Mom and Dad were married (and lived for two years)!" Loving the suggestion and thinking this was way better than a party, we agreed it could be an amazing adventure. In 1964, my husband was an MP stationed just outside of Heidelberg, attached to U.S. Army Europe Headquarters. After months of planning, obtaining a passport, and purchasing a $303 one-way ticket, I flew to Frankfurt via London on a Pan Am 707 out of JFK Airport on a cold February evening.
January 7, 2015 |
MILFORD, Pa. - For nearly 20 minutes, the packed courtroom sat in near silence, transfixed by the grainy images on three small screens. The video had been recorded by surveillance cameras inside and outside the state police barracks at Blooming Grove the night of Sept. 12, as troopers began what was supposed to be a routine shift change. One shows Cpl. Bryon Dickson cracking open the door to leave the building and falling almost instantly from a bullet fired out of the darkness.
December 24, 2014 |
The trooper wounded in the September shootings at the Blooming Grove state police barracks has returned home for the holidays. Alex Douglass left a rehabilitation center in New York to spend Christmas with his family in Lackawanna County, said Lt. Chris Paris, commander of the barracks. "His spirits are up," Paris said Monday. But Douglass, 32, still has a long road to recovery, and will return to New York after the holidays for surgery and further treatment. The trooper was shot in a Sept.
November 14, 2014 |
In the hours after his arrest, Eric Frein allegedly told detectives that he ambushed a state police barracks in the Poconos because he wanted to "wake people up" about his concerns over the government. He also described his killing of a state police corporal as an "assassination," according to an updated list of charges filed in court late Thursday afternoon. He shot the corporal because "he wanted to make a change" in government and believed "that voting was insufficient to do so, because there was no one worth voting for," investigators wrote in the newly filed court records.
October 19, 2014 |
As the search continues in northeastern Pennsylvania for Eric Frein, alleged killer of a state trooper in an ambush last month, the trooper who survived has entered a rehabilitation facility. Alex Douglass, 31, who suffered a gunshot wound to his pelvic area, left Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton on Thursday for an undisclosed facility in the area amid tears from the hospital's staff and his family. "It was very bittersweet to see him go," hospital spokeswoman Wendy Wilson said.
October 10, 2014 |
BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. - The words, police said, read like the diary of a calculated killer: "Fri. Sept. 12th, got a shot around 11 pm and took it. . . . He droped.[sic] . . . I was surprised at how quick. I took a follow-up shot on his head/neck area. . . . He was still and quiet after. " The quote came from a journal state police said Eric Frein wrote after ambushing two troopers last month, unleashing the most massive manhunt in years in Northeastern Pennsylvania. In their first substantive update in days, investigators announced new charges, and released new photos and details about the 31-year-old gunman who has eluded them for weeks.
October 5, 2014 |
Eric Frein is surviving in the woods by eating cans of tuna fish and ramen noodles, police said Friday. But they say they believe his food supply is dwindling, and that with Frein's diminishing resources and the weather beginning to chill, they will soon be able to catch the self-styled survivalist. "I'm more confident than ever that he's stressed," State Police Lt. Col. George Bivens said. "It's only a matter of time. " At a 25-minute news briefing Friday afternoon, Bivens offered few new details on the three-week-old manhunt for Frein, who is accused of killing one state trooper and injuring another in a Sept.
October 4, 2014 |
CANADENSIS, Pa. - Chasing fresh tips, police and federal agents on Thursday scoured forests near the border of Monroe and Pike Counties for the fugitive Eric Frein. Friday marks the start of the fourth week since Frein allegedly killed one state trooper and wounded another outside the state police barracks in Blooming Grove. After discovering pipe bombs and other items they believe Frein had left behind earlier this week, investigators on Thursday offered no substantive updates on the manhunt.
October 3, 2014 |
Pennsylvania State Police confirmed Wednesday that a trooper's gun went off accidentally during a training session Tuesday and fatally wounded fellow Trooper David Kedra. Kedra, 26, a rookie officer assigned to the Troop K barracks in Skippack, died Tuesday evening after being shot in the chest at the Montgomery County Public Safety Training Campus in Plymouth Township. The state police would not take questions concerning the incident and did not identify the other officer involved.
September 19, 2014 |
BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. - Authorities continued their manhunt Wednesday in Northeast Pennsylvania for Eric M. Frein, the "survivalist" suspected of gunning down a state trooper last week, while offering new details of a man who often pretended he was at war. Frein, 31, was involved with a group of enthusiasts who replicated military units of Eastern European countries such as Serbia, state police said. They released new photos of Frein that he had posted on social media before the killing, showing him dressed in fatigues, a beret, and aviator sunglasses while carrying an AK-47 rifle.