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CHRIS PARKER/TIMES NEWS Schuylkill County homicide suspect Thomas J. Petrousky is led from the courtroom by West Mahanoy patrolman Ray Tonkinson after a preliminary hearing Friday. District Judge Christina Hale found sufficient evidence to send charges including first degree murder to court. The six-hour hearing was in the county courthouse for security reasons.
Less than an hour before police would discover the bludgeoned body of his roommate in their Frackville home, Thomas John Petrousky removed his dentures and took off his jacket before punching his neighbor James Dellock in the face, kicking him in the back and threatening to shoot his dogs in the head.
State police at Lehighton are investigating a theft from vehicle incident. A Lower Towamensing Township resident reported someone entered her 2001 Chevrolet Tracker, which was parked near her residence, and removed $25 in quarters. The incident occurred sometime between March 29 and April 2.
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Eight schools have first team players
It's hard to believe that the 2014-15 high school basketball season is well in the books. The Times News coverage area featured 10 different schools competing in three different leagues. It was Pleasant Valley's first year in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, and Lehighton's first season in the Schuylkill League. The 2014-15 Times News all-star teams feature seven boys and seven girls from eight different schools.
Sandra Virginia Labenburg of Lansford and John Thomas Foster, also of Lansford, have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Harry T. Labenburg Sr. She is retired. The prospective bridegroom is also retired. The couple plans to wed on July 18.
"Furious 7" is one wild ride. If you like action films, the action is, true to the series' titles, fast and furious. "Furious 7," generically named because it's the seventh in the "Fast and Furious" franchise, reunites the band of brothers and sisters, including Paul Walker, who died in a nonfilm-making related car crash before his scenes were completed for the seventh installment. In scenes that weren't completed, the image of Paul Walker's head was, through the magic of computer-generated...