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There was a heavy police presence in Tamaqua Sunday afternoon as officers prepared to arrest a man for attempted murder. The suspect, Gregorio Flores, 36, of 62B Hunter St., Tamaqua, was known to be armed, but he cooperated with police and was taken into custody without incident.
State Police at Lehighton report on the following crashes: • Kody J. Barnhart, 21, of Palmerton, escaped injuries after a vehicle he was driving struck a deer on Route 209, Interchange Road, in Franklin Township, at 1:22 a.m. Saturday. Police said he was driving a 2000 Volkswagen Jetta that was pulled over onto the shoulder of the road when they arrived. Police said Barnhart told them he struck the deer, causing the vehicle to be disabled, after which time he was able to get the car off the...
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The threat of inclement weather has caused several high school sporting events in the area to be postponed. The following postponements have been received by the Times News: GIRLS BASKETBALL Jim Thorpe at Lehighton (ppd. to 1/24, 7 p.m.) Panther Valley at Tamaqua (ppd. to 1/28, 6:30 p.m.) Tri-Valley at Weatherly (ppd. to 1/24, 7:30 p.m.) Schuylkill Haven at Marian (ppd. to 1/25, 6:30 p.m. varsity only) Palmerton at Saucon Valley (ppd. No new date) BOYS BASKETBALL Saucon Valley at Palmerton (ppd...
If you’re planning a family, you may want to double up on your savings. The Department of Agriculture says it will cost $233,610 to raise a child from birth through the age of 17. PHOTO COURTESY METROGRAPHICS
Expecting a baby? Congratulations! Better put plenty of money in your savings account. The Department of Agriculture says the estimated cost of raising a child from birth through age 17 is $233,610, or as much as almost $14,000 annually. That’s the average for a middle-income couple with two children. It’s a bit more expensive in urban parts of the country, and less so in rural areas. The estimate is based on 2015 numbers, so a baby born this year is likely to cost even more. It’s a 3 percent...
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.