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AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Hazmat crews from Environmental Waste Minimization Inc. of Northampton approach the box truck that was used in a simulation drill at Ametek Westchester Plastic in Nesquehoning on Monday. The men were looking to identify what type of hazardous material was inside the truck.
Men in full hazmat suits, fire companies, emergency management personnel, police and ambulances. This was the scene outside Ametek Westchester Plastic in Nesquehoning Monday night. For passers-by, it looked like a full-scale emergency, but the purpose of the event was a large-scale hazardous materials exercise to prepare emergency responders in case an actual disaster like this happened.
The two drivers involved in a crash at 9:38 p.m. April 30 along Route 715, in Jackson Township, Monroe County, were injured. State police at Fern Ridge said Christopher A. Morgan, 31, of Tannersville, was driving a 2005 Ford Focus when he crossed the double yellow line and collided into a 2003 Saturn Ion operated by Thomasina Elam-Hooks, 55, of Stroudsburg. Both drivers were taken to the Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg, by Central Pocono ambulance. Both vehicles had to be towed....
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nancy scholz/times news Pleasant Valley's Jon White follows through with a shot against Parkland in the District 11 Class AAA doubles final.
BETHLEHEM This was one that Jon White and Erik Ammermann really wanted, but it just wasn't meant to be. White and Ammermann came into the District 11 Doubles Tournament as the No. 2 seed and wound up facing top-seeded Nick Kshatri and Peter Harrison of Parkland in the finals. While things played out perfectly for White and Ammermann during the first four rounds of the tourney, the finish wasn't what they hoped for as they dropped a 6-2, 6-2 decision on Monday at Lehigh University.
Blue Mountain Health System bariatric surgeon, Vitaly Sawyna, MD, will offer free educational seminars on weight loss surgery at 10:30 a.m. May 12, and at 6 p.m. May 21. Both sessions will be held at the Palmerton Hospital Campus on 135 Lafayette Ave. Weight-loss surgery options including gastric bypass, lap-band and gastric sleeve will be discussed. The surgeon will answer questions about the process and procedure. Call to register at 610-377-7070.
It's not exactly the Magic Kingdom. However, Disneynature's "Monkey Kingdom" contains its own kind of charm. The setting is the ruins of an ancient city in the Sri Lanka Polonnaruwa jungle. The ruins (known as Kiri Vihara, Manik Vihara and Rankoth Vihara), and in particular an outcropping called Castle Rock, has been taken over by a species of monkeys known as toque macaque. In the excellent and personable narration by Tina Fey, the monkeys are given names and a storyline unfolds. A female...