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When Summit Hill police officer Todd R. Woodward pursued an armed, suicidal man into his house at around 4 a.m. Wednesday, he realized he had to make a life-or-death decision. Frederick C. Evans Jr. had holed up in his garage. “There were cameras on the overhang of the porch and throughout the home,” Woodward recalls. “I was concerned because I didn’t know if he was sitting there watching us. The home is set up like a labyrinth inside, and I was not going to put my officers at risk.” Woodward...
A burglary at a Schuylkill County gun shop is being investigated. State police at Schuylkill Haven said the break-in occurred at Shakey’s Gun Shop, located at 202 E. Market St., Orwigsburg, at 2:22 a.m. Thursday. Troopers did not indicate if anything was taken. A photo of the suspect is available on the Orwigsburg Police Department Facebook page, troopers said. Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at 570-754-4600.
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By RON GOWER TNSPORTS@TNONLINE.COM It was a milestone for Tamaqua last night. The football team gave the school its 500th victory. And what a win it was! The Raiders topped Blue Mountain, 48-28, in a game that was supposed to be a test whether Tamaqua is as good as its record indicates. For the Raiders, the test was aced thanks to a superb team effort with underclassmen doing an incredible job. The win gives Tamaqua a 5-0 mark halfway through the season while BM drops to 1-4. Check out Saturday...
2013-12-17 Jim Breuer at the studio of photographer Greg Pallante in Hoboken NJ. Photo: Greg Pallante Copyright - Greg Pallante 2013
By his own special request, movie star, podcaster, writer and stand-up comedian Jim Breuer returns to Penn’s Peak at the end of the month. At 8 p.m. Sept. 29, Breuer will take the stage as part of his “Family Warrior” tour, where the audience can expect a complete “cremation of comedy,” according to the longtime funny man. “I loved the town and walking around,” said Breuer of his last visit to the area. “I loved where I stayed and where I ate. I’m very excited to be going back with a whole...
“It” is one scary movie, yes, it is. Coulrophobia, or a fear of clowns, is not all that unusual in children. A killer clown, known as Pennywise the Dancing Clown, isn’t the only scary thing in “It.” There are scary parents, scary teens and scary situations (jumping from a cliff into a quarry and youths throwing rocks at each other).