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Periods of snow or wintry precipitation are expected Sunday afternoon into Monday morning and again Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. Widespread slippery travel is expected Sunday evening when several inches of snow are expected to accumulate. The forecast: Hazardous Weather Outlook Overnight: Clear, with a low around 1. Northwest wind 3 to 8 mph. Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 26. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph. Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 1....
A Schuylkill County man has been charged with simple assault and harassment as the result of a domestic dispute. State police at Frackville said the incident occurred at 10:25 p.m. on Wednesday at 30 Jay Peak Lane, in Cove Village, North Union Township. Troopers said Jason Schmidt, 36, of Zion Grove, was arrested for assaulting a 28-year-old female. He was arraigned before a district judge and released on $5,000 unsecured bail.
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Kutztown senior and Palmerton graduate Lanny Buck was recently named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Men's Indoor Field Co-Athlete of the Week. Buck cleared 5.05m (16-6.75) and took first place in the pole vault at Kutztown's Last Chance Invitational last weekend. The jump is the senior's career-best, and best in the PSAC this season. Buck improved upon his previous NCAA provisional mark and is currently sixth in Division II.
Working on the show's entrance feature on Thursday is Pricila Minetti with Valley Forge Flowers. The show opens to the public on Saturday.
PHILADELPHIA – Lights, camera ... blossom! Floral and garden designers are paying homage to Disney and Pixar films at the Philadelphia Flower Show, which opens Saturday with the theme "Celebrate the Movies." Meticulously landscaped exhibits have been inspired by more than a dozen features, from "Frozen" and "Finding Nemo" to "Cars" and "Cinderella."
Oscar spread the largesse at the 87th Academy Awards last Sunday. Thematically, Oscar again typically voted for disease ("The Theory Of Everything," "Still Alice") and dysfunction ("Birdman," "Whiplash," "Boyhood"). The big categories went to "Birdman," which received four gold statues for Picture, Director (Alejandro Inarritu), Original Screenplay (Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo) and Cinematography (Emmanuel Lubezki, a two-year in a row recipient, following "...