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State police are investigating the death of a man discovered along the Rails To Trails hiking path about a mile south of Slatington. The body was found just before 1 p.m. Emergency personnel accessed the area by a gate at the intersection of Walnut Street and Shady Nook Lane. Numerous state troopers are at the scene along with a forensic unit. The Lehigh County Coroner has been called to the scene.
A Pottsville male will be charged after he choked a woman during an argument. According to Pennsylvania State Police, Schuylkill Haven, the incident occurred at 11:04 a.m., Friday, at 501 Heritage Heights, Norwegian Township, Schuylkill County. At that time, the 57-year-old male, who has not been identified, and a 58-year-old Pottsville female, also not identified, began arguing. The male then choked the female, causing redness to her neck.
Tamaqua teams posted wins in both the Panther Valley Tournament and the District 18 tournament. LITTLE LEAGUE PANTHER VALLEY 11-12 TOURNAMENT Tamaqua Blue-FT Gray Brayden Knoblauch and Emily Titus both had two hits to help Tamaqua Blue record a 14-4 win over Franklin Township Gray in the Panther Valley Little League Tournament. Cody Hamm pitched four innings to gain the win while Michael Minchhoff added a scoreless fifth frame. DISTRICT 18 10-11 TOURNAMENT Tam. Blue-Hazleton
Santina Marie Benech
Santina Marie Benech is celebrating her 90th birthday. She was born July 14, 1924, to Dominic and Caroline Jacobe. Her parents were Italian immigrants. She has lived her whole life in Tamaqua. She graduated from Tamaqua High School in 1943. On Sept. 22, 1945, she married her childhood sweetheart, Alfred Benech, when he returned from World War II. They were married for 65 years before his death in 2011.
"Transformers: Age Of Extinction" is a transformative movie-going experience. It's one of those movies that makes you feel differently after you depart the movie theater. The fourth installment of "Transformers" (seen in Imax 3-D for this review), delivers for fans of the series as this summer's No. 1 blockbuster movie so far.