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The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a winter storm watch...which is in effect from Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning. Rain will occur tonight and early Monday. Temperatures will then lower Monday with the best opportunity for significant winter weather will be during the afternoon Monday into Monday night. Snow and ice accumulations will create treacherous driving conditions. Strong wind gusts could bring down tree limbs and could produce scattered power outages. Check...
Steven R. Wengerd, 27, of Lewisburg, was cited for failure to drive at a safe speed after a one-vehicle crash at 1:40 p.m. Jan. 14 on Interstate 80 in Kidder Township. State police at Fern Ridge said he was driving a 2004 Nissan Titan westbound when it veered to the right on the icy roadway and began to spin across both lanes of travel. The vehicle flipped onto its roof and came to rest in the median, facing east. He was not injured. Police said the car sustained disabling damages and was towed...
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Panther Valley's Tanner Kennedy capped his Schuylkill League Wrestling Tournament with a gold medal Saturday afternoon. The junior topped Lehighton's Cody Scherer 4-3 in the 152-pound final at Jim Thorpe Area High School. Tamaqua's Tanner McHugh dropped an 11-3 major decision to Tri-Valley's Sammy Hepler in the 138-pound final. The win gave Hepler his fourth league crown. A total of 17 area wrestlers medaled at the annual all-league event. Check out Monday's Times News for more coverage of...
Of all the whales that live in the sea, the largest are blue whales. In fact, blue whales are the biggest known animals to have ever lived on our planet, even bigger than dinosaurs. Enrico Pirotta, a researcher at Washington State University, explained that when baby blue whales are born, they are already massive. They weigh between 5 to 7 tons. They stretch about 22 feet long. They grow bigger and stronger, putting on a couple hundred pounds each day.
Penn’s Peak, in Jim Thorpe, will welcome back Umphrey’s McGee at 8 p.m. Jan. 22. After more than 18 years of performing over 100 concerts annually, releasing nine studio albums and selling more than 4.2 million tracks online, this band might be forgiven if they chose to rest on their laurels.