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DUNMORE, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania trooper wounded in a deadly ambush outside his barracks last fall says he hopes to eventually return to the state police force. Trooper Alex Douglass, wounded in the Sept. 12 shooting outside the Blooming Grove barracks that killed Cpl. Bryon Dickson, made his first public remarks Saturday as the borough of Dunmore named a road near the community center after Dickson. "It's an honor being here today," Douglass said. "The community did a wonderful thing for Cpl...
A student at the Schuylkill Technology Center in New Castle Township has been charged with two offenses. State police at Frackville said a 16-year-old male from Frackville has been charged with criminal mischief and disorderly conduct for an incident that occurred at 9:14 a.m. Tuesday. Troopers said the teen used vulgar language while on school property and then damaged the property by putting a hole in a wall in the school.
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bob ford/times news Lehighton's Grace Shanton (left) and Jim Thorpe's Devon Matz compete in the girls 100 meter high hurdles.
A harsh winter has made life difficult for many track and field teams so far this spring, with practices often held indoors and meets frequently postponed. The uneven schedule has made life even more complicated for coaches looking to sort out their rosters, trying to maximize every event. And while many aspects of their squads are still unsettled, the picture became at least a little bit clearer for both Jim Thorpe and Lehighton on Friday afternoon in the Schuylkill League opener for both...
Dustin Roth and Jill Andrews
The engagement of Jill K. Andrews of Jim Thorpe and Dustin Roth of Lehighton has been announced by their parents. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Jason and Pearl Sheckler of Jim Thorpe. She is a 2010 graduate of Jim Thorpe Area High School. She is currently enrolled at LCCC and will graduate in 2016 with a degree in business management. She is currently employed at Atlantic Home Loans of Bethlehem. The prospective bridegroom is the son of Jeff and Sandie Roth of Lehighton. He is a 2007...
CHICAGO (AP) – Oprah Winfrey will auction off paintings, furniture, designer clothing and other items from her Chicago residence next month. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers said Tuesday that the proceeds will benefit the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa, which tries to prepare disadvantaged high school-aged girls to be future leaders. The auction house plans a preview exhibit starting April 16. The auction will be held April 25, with bidding in person and online.