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Friends, family and classmates gathered Wednesday at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Palmerton to pay final respects to teen siblings killed last week in a fiery crash. The memorial service was held to remember Nathan Murray, 16, and his sister, Courtney Murray, 13, both of Palmerton. Both died at the scene of the Dec. 19 crash in Lower Towamensing Township, when the vehicle they were riding in crossed into the opposing lane of Dairy Road and struck an oncoming vehicle around 8:...
State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks said Sean W. Hoban, 20, of Auburn, sustained minor injuries in a one-vehicle crash at 4:45 a.m. Sunday on State Route 895 in South Manheim Township. Police said he was driving a 2002 Subaru Outback eastbound when he fell asleep. The car traveled onto the south berm, impacted a wooden split rail fence and shrubbery and continued along the berm until impacting a tree. Police said the vehicle then bounced off the tree and came to rest along the south...
JT's Condly pushes himself to excel
It bugged him the entire summer. But that nagging thought, one he just couldn't get out of his mind, actually helped drive him to new heights. Jim Thorpe's Johnathan Condly had an outstanding junior season a year ago, helping the Olympian cross country team qualify for the state tournament while also earning numerous individual achievements. Yet his 26th-place finish at the state meet continued to eat at him months after the annual event was completed.
This Dec. 1, 2014 photo shows fried udon noodles with shrimp and spicy sauce in Concord, N.H. Fried udon noodles with red peppers and shrimp, all slathered in a spicy peanut sauce is simple and filling. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Let's be honest about New Year's Eve. Once you've reached a certain age, celebrating stops being about partying and starts being all about hunkering down with a movie and comfort food on the couch. There is no shame in admitting this. After all, most of us spend most of the year wishing life would slow down enough to have just one evening now and again to do nothing and veg with a movie. So why not embrace this desire as a fine way to close out the year?
There was no way that the teenaged Butchy Sochorow would miss the final concert of his first tour with the Grateful Dead, his favorite musical tribe. It was one of many examples of "Deadication" for Sochorow, who attended more than 200 shows by the Grateful Dead from 1984 to 1995, the year the band disbanded after Garcia died. Sochorow and his Splintered Sunlight mates will perform Friday at the Mauch Chunk Opera House, where 15 months ago they re-created a Dead Halloween gig from 1980, which...