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The following weather cancellations have been announced for Tuesday Panther Valley School District-cancelled all after-school activities Weatherly School District-cancelled all after-school acitivities Pleasant Valley School District-cancelled all afternoon activities including the tree lighting and concert at Pleasant Valley Elementary for tonight Jim Thorpe School District-cancelled boys and girls' basketball scrimmages scheduled for Tuesday. 
The Lehigh Valley Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $2,000 for information that leads to the arrest of the perpetrator(s) who committed an act of animal cruelty. State Police at Bethlehem is investigating a animal cruelty which involved the intentional killing of an elk. The incident occurred between the dates of Dec. 3 and 4 at 5050 Game Preserve Road, the Lehigh valley Game preserve in North Whitehall Township. Lehigh Valley Zoo staff discovered that a female elk had been...
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Panther Valley boys basketball coach Pat Crampsie watches action on the court during a game in the 2014-15 season. BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS FILE PHOTO
The build-up to this basketball season has been like no other in Pat Crampsie’s head coaching career. That’s because instead of immersing himself in Xs and Os and devoting time to things like solving a pressing defense, Crampsie has had another pressing matter on his mind. And the end result of this one has nothing to do with turnovers or layups, and has far greater implications than just a win or a loss on the basketball court. A few months ago, Crampsie found out that he had prostate cancer.
Every day may seem like Black Friday when holiday shopping. If crowded malls cause anxiety, one tip is to memorize a set of reminders that will help you calm down if you start feeling panicked. AP PHOTO Copyright - Sarah A. Miller/Tyler Morning Telegraph
With the holiday season in full swing, many people have already started their shopping. However, for some people who suffer from anxiety, crowds can make holiday shopping daunting. One Baylor College of Medicine expert offers his tips on how people can manage their anxiety so that they can shop till they drop. “I would suggest that people who get anxiety being in crowds have a plan,” said Dr. John Oldham, professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor.
What’s happening at the Mauch Chunk Opera House, located at 14 W. Broadway in Jim Thorpe. • Saturday, Ted Vigil’s John Denver tribute, 8 p.m. • Oct. 7, Adam Ezra Group, 8 p.m. • Oct. 8, Hollywood Nights Bob Seger tribute, 8 p.m. • Oct. 9, Motet, 8 p.m. • Oct. 13, The Whigs, 8 p.m. • Oct. 14, Dala, 8 p.m. • Oct. 15, Eaglemania, 8 p.m. • Oct. 21, The Ten Band, 8 p.m. • Oct. 22, The Slambovian Pre-Halloween Mischief Night, 8 p.m.