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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is suspending one of its own members over his participation in a state government pornographic email scandal that involved employees of the attorney general's office. The justices issued an order late Monday that says Justice Seamus McCaffery can't perform any judicial or administrative duties while the matter is reviewed by the Judicial Conduct Board. The action follows disclosures by Chief Justice Ron Castille last week that McCaffery sent or received 234 emails...
A Carbon County driver was involved in a three-vehicle crash in which one of the drivers was cited. State police at Fogelsville said the crash occurred at the intersection of Route 100 and Willow Lane in Lower Macungie Township. Troopers said Cody A. Mohn, 21, of Fleetwood, Berks County, was driving a 2005 Honda Civic and was going through the intersection when Stephanie G. Tucker, 23, of Macungie, attempted to make a right turn off 100 onto Willow Lane.
POTTSVILLE "The third time was a charm," was the explanation given by Lehighton head boys' soccer coach Dave Yob after the Indians earned a thrilling 2-1 overtime Schuylkill League Championship victory over newfound rival Blue Mountain. Lehighton fell to Blue Mountain twice during the regular season, but the Indians were victorious in the match that mattered most. Joe Marks scored from a Dan Baka corner just before halftime to give the Indians some momentum heading into intermission.
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS LaRue Smith of Palmerton, is a sprightly 100-year-old as of Oct. 17.
LaRue Smith of Palmerton celebrated her 100th birthday on Thursday. Born in Aquashicola, she attended Aquashicola School for eight years. She helped her parents on their chicken and turkey farm until she married Albert Smith. LaRue and Albert celebrated 24 years of marriage before he passed away in 1966. They had four children, six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Smith worked several years in the garment industry until she retired.
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Singer Tommy James performs at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe, Saturday. James sang all his major hits including "Crimson and Clover" and "Hanky Panky."
It was pretty obvious why singer Tommy James had a sellout crowd at Penn's Peak on Saturday. His performance was incredible, he sang every one of his major hits, he signed autographs, and he delivered what the audience wanted to hear. Wearing all black, James put on a 75-minute concert that had the crowd cheering, clapping, and even dancing. There was one minor problem early in the show but it wasn't his fault. His amplifiers quit working just when he ended his first song.