Sunday, February 26, 2017
Kurt Busch has won the Daytona 500, surviving a crash-filled season opener to win the race for the first time in 16 tries. Busch passed Kyle Larson final lap before cruising to the victory. Larson ran out gas shortly after passing Chase Elliott, who also came up short on fuel. Busch led only one lap — the only one that mattered. He won in the No. 41 Ford that was partly sponsored by Monster Energy, the new title sponsor for NASCAR.
A representative of the Great American Power Company, with headquarters in Georgia, was cited by Tamaqua Police on Feb. 16 for soliciting without a permit. The employee, Danielle Miller, 19, of York, was canvassing houses in the Owl Creek section of the borough when her actions caught the attention of a patrolman returning from an EMS assist call. Miller was told about the need for a permit. The incident took place at 4:50 p.m.
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Four Times News area wrestlers were crowned District 11 Class 2A champions Saturday night. Northwestern's Caleb Clymer, Northern Lehigh's Ryan Farber, Tamaqua's Tanner McHugh and Palmerton's Jared Mooney all left Liberty High School with gold medals around their necks. Clymer topped Pen Argyl's Chase Anklam 7-0 in the 152-pound final for his second district championship after also standing on the top step of the podium as a freshman. Farber beat Panther Valley's Hunter Kennedy 13-3 for the...
Fog had casually settled over Carbon County throughout January, and it was pure weather luck that on the 25th the sun had made an appearance for my first lesson at Blue Mountain Ski Resort in Palmerton.
NEW YORK (AP) — Alden Ehrenreich has taken control of the Millennium Falcon. The Han Solo "Star Wars" spin-off has begun production. The Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday that shooting began at London's Pinewood Studios on Monday. To kick off the untitled Han Solo movie, the studio released a photo of the cast at the controls of the Millennium Falcon. Ehrenreich, who plays a younger version of Harrison Ford's iconic smuggler, is seated amid cast members including Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke...