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FILE - In this April 28, 2016 file photo, a wrecker crew prepares to flip over a Ford Bronco that was involved in an accident in Brownsville, Texas. Traffic fatalities were up 9 percent in the first six months of this year compared to the same period last year, continuing a surge in deaths that began two years ago as the economy improved and travel picked up, according to preliminary estimates released Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, by the National Safety Council. (Jason Hoekema/The Brownsville Herald via AP, File)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Traffic fatalities were up 9 percent in the first six months of this year compared with the same period last year, continuing a surge in deaths that began two years ago as the economy improved and travel picked up, according to preliminary estimates released Tuesday by the National Safety Council.
Palmerton police are looking for a hit-and-driver involved in an incident Friday morning. Police said around 6:30 a.m., a silver Honda Accord, model year between 2013 and 2016, struck a parked vehicle in the 200 block of Delaware Avenue and fled the scene. The Honda was driven by a female, police said. Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call police at 610-826-4055.
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Pleasant Valley’s Mark Cisluycis checks out his club before stepping up to the tee. BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS
The 2016 scholastic golf season got underway last week. Eight schools in the Times News coverage area will field teams this season. Among the changes this season will be a pair of new coaches as Mike Chapman takes over at Jim Thorpe and Brian Kaminski steps in at Weatherly. By contrast, Marian’s Len Brylewski is the veteran among area golf coaches as he begins his 24th season in charge of the Colt program. PALMERTON
In this photo provided by The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases shows a healthy volunteer receiving the NIAID Zika virus investigational DNA vaccine as part of an early-stage trial to test the vaccine’s safety and immunogenicity. This is the first administration of this vaccine in a human. THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES VIA AP Copyright - Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistribu
WASHINGTON — Wanted: Volunteers willing to be infected with the Zika virus for science. It may sound bizarre, but researchers are planning just such a study — this winter, when mosquitoes aren’t biting — to help speed development of much-needed Zika vaccines. The quest for a vaccine began less than a year ago as Brazil’s massive outbreak revealed that Zika, once dismissed as a nuisance virus, can harm a fetus’ brain if a woman is infected during pregnancy.
Rock, folk, country, blues — you want it, you got it. There’s a terrific lineup of entertainment coming up at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe. Make sure to mark your calendars. • Aug. 19, The Smithereens and Martha Davis and The Motels, 8 p.m. • Aug. 24, Ted Nugent, 8 p.m. • Sept. 9, Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers, 8 p.m. • Sept. 10, Dwight Yoakam, 8 p.m. • Sept. 29, Trace Adkins, 8 p.m. • Sept. 30, Jim Breuer, 8 p.m.