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Some area schools are closing ahead of the storm that is supposed to hit overnight. According to The National Weather Service, the area may see 6 to 10 inches of snow mixed with sleet and freezing rain near morning. The storm is expected to move out of the area Monday afternoon. So far schools closed on Monday are: Carbon Career & Technical Institute Jim Thorpe Lehighton Palmerton Panther Valley St. Jerome's, Tamaqua Tamaqua
A Saylorsburg man was charged with violating dog laws after his pet attacked a neighbor's duck on Jan. 24, state police at Lehighton said. Jeffrey Scott Brink, 46, was charged with failing to keep the dog confined to his property.
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Indians breeze to win
Lehighton coach Rich Oertner was looking for a spark. He got a raging inferno. Looking to shake things up after a rough stretch of games, Oertner made a couple of lineup changes on Friday night against Blue Mountain. The Indians responded with one of their most impressive performances of the season as they routed the Blue Eagles, 74-58, in Schuylkill League action.
Don't be put off by the provocative title, "American Sniper." Don't be put off by the empty chair. Clint Eastwood is clearly and firmly in the director's chair for "American Sniper," perhaps the boldest and probably the most controversial film in the career of the 84-year-old director-actor-producer (it's the 37th film Eastwood's directed; he has 67 actor credits).