Friday, July 21, 2017
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania House of Representatives prepared to return to Harrisburg for an unusual weekend session amid a three-week stalemate with the Senate and Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf over how to resolve a gaping hole in state government's $32 billion budget plan. Amid wider disagreements over taxes, gambling and liquor policy, House Republican aides worked Thursday to prepare a no-new-taxes package that would borrow roughly $1.5 billion and raid hundreds of millions of...
State police at Lehighton have reported on the following incidents. • Shawn M. Berger, 33, of Palmerton, was driving a 2016 Laramie westbound onSpringhouse Lane in Lower Towamensing Township when his vehicle struck recycling containers that were placed at the end of a driveway. The incident happened at 7:59 p.m. July 11. The containers were pushed forward, striking a 2006 Ford F150 owned by Brian T. Keenly, 42, of Palmerton. Police said Berger failed to stop at the scene and was cited for...
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July 20, 2004 — Kyle Hunter pitches a no-hitter to lead Franklin Township to an 8-0 victory over Nesquehoning in a Panther Valley Little League tournament game. Hunter walks two and records 14 of the 18 outs via the strikeout. Nic Storm collects a pair of hits for Franklin, which jumps out to an early lead with four runs in the first inning. The winners also receive hits from Tyler Hill, Colin Hedash, Brandyn Gatens, Brad Bickert, and Hunter.
Revive Community Fellowship will present a production of “It is Well” at 6 p.m. Aug. 13, at the Tamaqua Community Art Center, 125 Pine St., Tamaqua. The play is based on the life of Phillip Bliss, who some consider to be the second most famous Christian songwriter in history. Born in 1839 in Clearfield County, Bliss left home to work in logging camps when he was 11 years old. He attended school in between jobs, completing the requirements to become a teacher by the age of 17. He went on to...
“Transformers: The Last Knight.” Or is it? “Transformers Universe: Bumblebee” is set for a June 2018 release. A sixth “Transformers” is set for a June 2019 release.