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A young Schuylkill County mother who put her dead newborn's body in the trash has pleaded guilty to concealing the death of a child and abuse of a corpse. Judge James Goodman on Dec. 10 accepted the plea of Tara Paltanavage, 23, of Middleport. He ordered a pre-sentence investigation before imposing punishment at 2 p.m. Jan. 26, 2015. Prosecutors in October dropped a charged of recklessly endangering another person.
State police at Lehighton reported investigating numerous theft incidents. An AT&T shelter at a cell tower located in the 100 block of Firehouse Road in Towamensing Township, Carbon County, was entered and multiple copper bus bars and electrical wire taken. The incident was reported at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 17. A 55-year-old male from the 100 block of Karaman Lane in Kunkletown, Polk Township, reported someone stole about 550 gallons of fuel oil and 48.7 gallons of propane from his residence....
MIKE FEIFEL/TIMES NEWS Pleasant Valley's Trent Thomas turns over East Stroudsburg North's Jay'ln Smoot before pinning him in 2:31 in their 195-pound bout.
Many psychologists claim that mankind's most natural phobia is the 'fear of the unknown.' However, Pleasant Valley head wrestling coach Justin Micklos, claimed to have no fear at a crucial stage of his team's EPC match against East Stroudsburg North. Following a spurt of four straight bouts by the Timberwolves that gave them a 21-17 lead midway through the match, Micklos had faith and confidence in his upper-weight class wrestlers' abilities to regain the lead and eventually win.
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Pat Krome, left, and Pat Mackes, right, representing Western Pocono Women's Club, were guests of honor of Pennsylvania's first lady, Susan Corbett, at the reception held for winners of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's Gardening and Greening Contest. WPWC is one of the recipients that received a "Gardens of Distinction" award for the triangle garden at the intersection of Route 209 and Old Route 115 in Brodheadsville.
When drivers approach the town of Brodheadsville from Route 209 and Old Route 115, their first glimpse of the community is a beautifully manicured flower garden triangle. It is maintained by the Western Pocono Women's Club throughout the year. Thanks to the hard work of its members and family members, it makes a great first impression. The club's conservation committee green thumbs are made up of co-chairwomen Pat Mackes and Pat Krome, and Phyllis Bond and Linda Bryfogle.
There was no way that the teenaged Butchy Sochorow would miss the final concert of his first tour with the Grateful Dead, his favorite musical tribe. It was one of many examples of "Deadication" for Sochorow, who attended more than 200 shows by the Grateful Dead from 1984 to 1995, the year the band disbanded after Garcia died. Sochorow and his Splintered Sunlight mates will perform Friday at the Mauch Chunk Opera House, where 15 months ago they re-created a Dead Halloween gig from 1980, which...