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A Morris-the-cat look-alike cries from a branch nearly 90 feet high.
A three-day, cat-in-a-tree drama in Hometown ended on a happy note Saturday when a rescuer used climbing gear to scale a 90-foot oak tree to reach a troubled feline. The incident began early Friday when residents of the Lincoln Park neighborhood noticed the sounds of a cat crying high above. An orange tabby, believed to be stray, had spent Thursday night, and possibly Wednesday night, too, some 50 feet high. “He was up there at 7 a.m. when I came out to take my daughter to the bus stop,” said...
A criminal mischief incident in which the victim is a 76-year-old Saylorsburg man is being investigated by state police at the Lehighton barracks. It happened between 9 p.m. Sept. 12 and 6:45 a.m. Sept. 13 in the 100 block of Stone Hill Lane, Saylorsburg, Ross Township. Police said someone pushed over a vegetable stand and broke a lawn umbrella belonging to the victim.
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The Pleasant Valley and Northern Lehigh football teams picked up victories Saturday afternoon. The Bears held off Pocono Mountain West to secure a 35-27 victory, while the Bulldogs topped Wilson 42-21. Pen Argyl used a second half rally to knock off the Tigers, 35-21. Be sure to pick up a copy of Monday's Times News for complete coverage of all three games.
A view of the reredos, an ornate sculpture that covers the lower half of the wall behind the altar, at St. Mark and St. John Episcopal Church at 21 Race St. in Jim Thorpe. KRISTINE PORTER/TIMES NEWS
Nestled against the rocky side of a mountain high above the Lehigh River in Jim Thorpe sits the 145-year-old St. Mark and St. John Episcopal Church. The Gothic Revival-style church is filled with artifacts from long-ago wealthy benefactors, stained-glass windows created by Louis Comfort Tiffany, and Mary Packer Cumming’s bird cage elevator. From now through Oct. 30, the church will be open for tours from noon to 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday.
Trace Adkins comes to Penn’s Peak at 8 p.m. Sept. 29. His trademark baritone has powered countless hits to the top of the charts and sold over 10 million albums, cumulatively. His hits include “You’re Gonna Miss This,” “Ladies Love Country Boys,” “Songs About Me” and “Every Light in the House” to name a few.