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CENTER VALLEY (AP) — Authorities have released the names of a couple found dead in an apparent murder-suicide after barricading themselves in a home following a traffic stop during which police were fired upon. The Lehigh County coroner’s office said 33-year-old Eric Messick of Walnutport and 25-year-old Emily Fatzinger of Greene Township in Pike County, formerly of Palmerton, were pronounced dead Saturday night at 4146 Lanark Road, Upper Saucon Township. Autopsies are planned...
A Schuylkill County motorcyclist was flown to a Lehigh Valley area hospital following a two-vehicle crash that occurred at 6:12 p.m. Tuesday along Route 183 in North Manheim Township. State police at Schuylkill Haven said Joseph C. Dabashinsky, 31, of Cressona, was operating a motorcycle northbound and following a 2017 Chevrolet Malibu driven by Phillip M. McCarthy, 38, of Pottsville. Troopers said McCarthy stopped to turn left onto Fox Hollow Road and was rear-ended by the bike.
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Kieran Kearns had a big day at the plate Thursday to lead the Birches to a Northampton County Legion win. NORCO LEGION Wanderers-Birches The Birches Kieran Kearns knocked in seven runs to lead his team to a 12-3 NorCo Legion win over the Wanderers. Kearns had three hits, one a double, as the Birches improved to 6-4-1. He also earned the pitching win, striking out five and walking three in his five innings of work. Brent Beck added a single, double, and three RBIs. CONNIE MACK Jim Thorpe-...
The 100th anniversary of the sanctuary, an extension of the original Zion United Church of Christ, was celebrated in the beginning of April. Careful maintenance has preserved the church almost exactly the way it was when it opened. BRIAN W. MYSZKOWSKI/TIMES NEWS
Lehighton’s Zion United Church of Christ is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its sanctuary this year, and perhaps more importantly, the continuing history of the congregation. Ken Leffler, church secretary and Zion UCC history buff, has collected a wealth of knowledge on the remarkable building, and its notable patrons. “This is amazing even nowadays,” Leffler said, glancing across the pews at the high ceiling and stained glass as he walked through the sanctuary. “Can you imagine what it...
“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” could more aptly be subtitled “Lousy Screenplays Tell No Tales.” Therein lies the problem with the fifth installment in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” series that stars Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, who doesn’t so much swashbuckle as sashay, speaks with an at times difficult to understand drunken lisp, and rolls his eyes at every ironic aside in the grand manner of a silent movie star. “...