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Two homes and a large garage destroyed by fire in the village of Newkirk, Schuylkill County. No other details were available at this time.
Tamaqua police are investigating the theft of a donation can from the counter at Shafer’s Pharmacy, 11 Center St. On April 19 a man entered the store and asked to use the phone to call a friend for a ride. After using the phone he tucked the donation container under his sweatshirt and left the store. The action was captured on video surveillance. The thief is described as a white man, thin build, with a shaved head. He was wearing a red zipper sweatshirt and had a red backpack.
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Panther Valley’s Mason Goida unwinds with a pitch against Lehighton. RON GOWER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS.
Allison Armbruster pitched a perfect game in the Lehighton softball team’s win over Panther Valley on Saturday. The Northern Lehigh, Northwestern and Palmerton softball teams also earned victories over the weekend. SOFTBALL Panther Valley-Lehighton Allison Armbruster hurled a perfect game and Lehighton cruised to a 15-0 non-league win over Panther Valley in four innings.
Amanda Sandlin knows the secret to her happy life. For the former Tamaqua woman, the answer is not a big home, a six-figure salary and expensive items that fill the voids of space in a person’s life. It’s experiences, followed by traveling and the freedom to be who you want to be. Just look at Penny, her 1997 Toyota Previa minivan.
While Justin Timberlake had a showstopping moment alongside Chris Stapleton at the 2015 Country Music Association Awards, it was the Backstreet Boys who shined brightly at the 2017 Academy of Country Music Awards. The boy band had the night’s liveliest moment Sunday in Las Vegas: the fivesome brought the party vibe to life while singing their classic “Everybody (Backstreet Back)” along with duo Florida Georgia Line.