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Lansford and surrounding police departments are looking for a man and woman who attempted to rob a young couple at the intersection of West Abbott and Coal streets around 6:30 p.m. The couple were standing at the corner with the female holding a tablet. The female was driving the blue four-door car when the male got out the passenger side, telling the girl "he wanted that" meaning her computer tablet. He then raised what they thought was an ax or possibly a sledge hammer. The couple fled...
Several vehicle stops by state police at Lehighton led to the arrest of drivers for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or controlled substances. On Aug. 26 at 7:50 p.m. Anthony James Gardo, 19, of Northampton, was stopped along Route 248 eastbound near the Palmerton exit in Lower Towamensing Township, for a traffic violation. He was found to be in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Drug charges are pending.
nancy scholz/times news Northern Lehigh's Nate Farber (34) finds running room is the middle of the line as Pen Argyl's Logan Ruppert (6) chases from behind.
PEN ARGYL - Physical. Ask an opposing coach in the Colonial League about Northern Lehigh football, and that word is sure to come up somewhere in the conversation. On Saturday, after the Bulldogs battled through heat and humidity to gain a 21-14 win over host Pen Argyl, it didn't take long for Green Knight head coach Paul Reduzzi to bring up the subject.
PHOTO COURTESY METRO GRAPHICS Research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association indicates a  history of gestational diabetes elevates a woman's risk of developing heart disease as well as type 2 diabetes.
Pregnant women may face an increased risk of early heart disease when they develop gestational diabetes, according to research in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Gestational diabetes, which develops only during pregnancy and usually disappears after the pregnancy, increases the risk that the mother will develop diabetes later. The condition is managed with meal planning, activity and sometimes insulin or other medications.
Zoostock, an annual, one-day festival in Lansford that has morphed into one of the largest fundraising events in the area for the local chapter of the American Cancer Society, will be held Monday at the Sports Zoo/Halftime Sports Bar. This marks the 16th year of Zoostock. It will be held from noon to 8 p.m. and have free music, variety, food and other concessions. Lisa Hiles, a coordinator of Zoostock, said last year's combined Zoo Crew events enabled them to present the Cancer Society with...