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Here are tonight's final scores: Blue Mountain 28, Jim Thorpe 18 Lehighton 48, Tamaqua 6 Palmerton 38, Salisbury 28 Northwestern 42, Northern lehigh 6 Minersville 8, Panther Valley 0 Marian 41, Shenandoah Valley 0
State police at Frackville are warning residents of a phone scam that is being operated in the area. Troopers said residents receive a phone call from number 202-241-7086, in which the caller tells the victim that he is from the criminal justice department of the Internal Revenue Service and that a warrant exists for which they'll need to forward an amount of money to satisfy it, preferably through loaded debit cards such as Green Dot, etc.
Bob Ford/Times News Marian's Tina Capparell won Thursday's District 11 Class A race in a time of 19:57.
BETHLEHEM - Northwestern girls cross country has been unstoppable for as long as most on the team can remember. The Lady Tigers haven't lost a duel meet since 2010, and have won the last four Colonial League championships in convincing fashion. Marian Catholic's Tina Capparell has been nearly untouchable throughout her freshman year, winning almost every race she's entered, including last week's Schuylkill League championship meet.
In this undated photo provided by Better Homes and Gardens, lighten up Halloween night with luminaries. Do-it-yourself projects include drilling gourds and pumpkins with random holes or in a pattern then inserting battery-operated votives. Cut a pumpkin's access hole at the bottom and clean it out from there. (AP Photo/Better Homes and Gardens, Marty Baldwin)
This Halloween, lighten things up with luminaries. There are lots of quick, do-it-yourself projects to make the flickering lights that welcome partiers or trick-or-treaters. Besides their welcoming glow, luminaries can add sophistication or fun to a sidewalk, staircase, fireplace mantel or front stoop, says Eddie Ross, East Coast design editor for Better Homes and Gardens. And you can make them from a variety of everyday objects, from milk jugs to glass jars to paper bags.
Popa Chubby
Larger-than-life blues figure Popa Chubby has a lot of reasons to feel lucky this year. 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of his emergence as a powerful force in the venerable New York blues scene with his very own band, and his own unique brand of hard-hitting, face-melting, blues-rockin' funky soul. And he'll celebrate this major milestone the only way he knows how, with a CD Release event at 8 p.m. Friday at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe for his smokin' hot new studio album, "I'm...