Tonight should be the last game as head coach for Charlie Weis at Notre Dame. He certainly does not deserve another season as his 35-26 record at the helm makes him among the worst coaching records at the school. The 26 losses ties him with the "Akron Flash" (Gerry Faust), as the second most in ND history. At 6-5, and after tonight probably 6-6, the Irish will be sitting home for the bowl season.
A burglary at a home in Polk Township, Monroe County, is under investigation by state police at the Lehighton barracks.
The victim is Dennis J. Kresge, 51, of 1 Memorial Drive, Kunkletown.
He told police someone entered his residence through a rear door of the attached garage of the home sometime between 5 p.m. Nov. 19 and 10 a.m. Tuesday.
A two-vehicle hit-and-run accident that happened at 8:44 p.m. Nov. 21 on the on-ramp of Route 248 at Delaware Avenue in Palmerton is being investigated by state police at the Lehighton barracks.
Police said a vehicle driven by Trisha Weaver, 22, of Walnutport, was entering Rt. 248 heading east from the Palmerton on-ramp when a vehicle in front of her 2008 Ford Focus applied its brakes, causing the Focus to strike the rear of the other vehicle. It fled the scene and is described as being a white Dodge Stratus or VCO.
"Are you planning on doing your Christmas shopping early this year, or are you planning on doing everything at the last minute?"
You've seen the typical man-on-the-street survey on comedy shows, talk shows, and even documentaries. It's when a single question is asked of passersby while a camera is rolling.
Sometimes, the responses are humorous. Other times, they are downright ignorant.
Take the responses given in the well-known documentary, "Super Size Me." When Morgan Spurlock asks for the definition of a calorie, no one gets even remotely close to the correct answer. But there was no humor in the answers, just ignorance.
State police at the Lehighton barracks said the driver of a vehicle that crashed on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. on Township Route 444 in Polk Township, Monroe County, left the scene of the crash.
Police said the vehicle, a 1998 Ford Ranger, was southbound when it left the lane of travel, crossed over the northbound land and went off the roadway onto an embankment, causing it to roll over onto its roof. The truck came to rest across both lanes of travel.
November 28, 1980 Weatherly uses the middle frames to pull away from St. Clair and gain a 71-55 victory in the Wreckers' Turkey Day Basketball Classic. Jeff Harris pours in a game-high 23 points to lead the winners, who rebound from a first-quarter deficit to post a 39-14 margin over the next two periods. Ron Novack adds to the Weatherly cause with 17 points while Mike Sanute chips in with 12.
Mr. Urban, read all your columns and can relate to them. I'm 82 years of age and here are some of my thoughts!
About 60 years ago, I and many others stopped at a spring to fill two or three gallons of spring water. How stupid of me, I could have started a business years ago selling water. Would you believe it, buying water?
A criminal mischief incident that was reported at 2:53 a.m. Thursday in Polk Township, Monroe County, is being investigated by state police at the Lehighton barracks.
Police said someone set fire to a couch on the lawn of Mary M. Matias, 42, of Duebler's Trailer Court, Gilbert, before fleeing the scene undetected.
It appears to this writer that with all the debt, bogus medical programs that Obama, Pelosi and the congress is passing in their legislation, that we are the turkeys for Thanksgiving dinner. Forget the stuffing and pumpkin pie. We are overcooked and under nourished.
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State police at the Lehighton barracks said two persons were cited for being in possession of a controlled substance after a traffic stop Thursday at 12:11 a.m. at the intersection of Maury and Long Run roads in Franklin Township.
Police said Jacob W. Yenca, 19, of Jim Thorpe, and a 16-year-old girl from Jim Thorpe were charged after a stop for a traffic violation.
LABC wrestlers earn tourney medals.
The Lehighton Athletic Booster Club recently sponsored its first-ever youth wrestling tournament at the Lehighton High School.
Among the Lehighton wrestlers who earned medals were:
First place - Tyler Cann and Conner Frey.
Second place - Luke Williams, Austin Fritzinger, Luca Sanguiliano, Chris Whiteman, Zach Crum, Cody Sherer, Devon Haydt, Logan Pagotto, Richard Fronheiser, Sawyer Christman and Trey Begely.
Carbon chamber plans 'Brown Bag Monday'
Carbon County Chamber of Commerce continues with "Brown Bag Monday," where members are invited to meet at noon for an informal lunch with CCCC management at CCCC office.
Reservations for Monday, Dec. 7, are required by Friday, Dec. 4.
LAC CCCC plans
Lehighton Area Council board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1 at the Lehighton Area Council of the CCCC office.
LAHS class of 1970
plans reunion meeting
Nesquehoning borough police are investigating the reported theft of a car.
Police said the theft was of a 1993 Honda Civic, taken from the front of 5 E. Railroad St., Nesquehoning, between 8 p.m. on Nov. 24 and 4:37 a.m. on Nov. 25.
The owner of the vehicle told police that the doors were locked on the car.
The vehicle is a purple, 1993 Honda Civic, 2-door, with hail damage on the hood.
The vehicle had the registration HJN 2447.
State police at the Lehighton barracks reported a client at the Camp Adams location of the Youth Services Agency will be cited for harassment as a result of an incident Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.
The camp is located at 73 Act Lane, Penn Forest Township.
Police said the client, Matthew Bucher, 18, of Gilbertsville, assaulted an employee, Brandon G. Lawton, 28, of Allentown.
Of the 2,709 black bears taken Monday and Tuesday during the first two days of Pennsylvania's three-day regular bear season, two taken by hunters from Jim Thorpe Monday afternoon in Carbon County's Penn Forest Township rank No. 1 and No. 1-A.
At 4:35 p.m., Terence Burkhardt shot a boar with an actual live weight of 654 pounds, officially making it No. 1. He shot that bear just 65 minutes after Mike Wimmer, Jr., shot a boar that was field dressed when it arrived at the Pennsylvania Game Commission check station, but had an estimated live weight of 654 pounds.
State police at the Fogelsville barracks are investigating a theft by unlawful taking incident that happened between Nov. 4-9 at a New Tripoli area business.
The victim is 309 Auto and Tire Service, 7033 Rt. 309, Lynn Township, New Tripoli.
Police said someone removed a Pa. state vehicle inspection sticker from the business. The sticker is valued at $30.
Jason Frey, 21, of Effort, has been charged by state police at the Fern Ridge barracks with criminal mischief and harassment stemming from an incident Monday at 12:52 p.m. at 129 Blue Ridge Drive, Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County.
Polilce said it is alleged he damaged a cell phone owned by Vanessa T. Wong of Effort and also pushed her to the ground.
911 Communications Center to alert schools on future lockdowns
The Tamaqua Police Department has revamped its system for notifying schools in the borough in the event of an emergency situation.
From now on, the Schuylkill 911 Communications Center will notify schools and day care centers in Tamaqua when told to do so by police during a potential crisis.
The move was prompted by a precautionary lockdown requested by Police Chief Dave Mattson for Tamaqua Area High School last Friday morning, Nov. 20, as police investigated an incident in the vicinity of the school.
State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating a theft incident whereby pills were stolen from an assisted living facility.
The victim is Eastern Comfort Assisted Living, Lower Towamensing Township.
Police said sometime between Monday and Tuesday someone removed 30 Ultram pills from a large medication container at the home.
Because of the ongoing study being conducted by the Pennsylvania Game Commission and U. S. Geological Survey's Pennsylvania Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at Pennsylvania State University in Wildlife Management Unit 3C, deer hunters will have their sights set on bagging a buck and making some bucks if the deer has research tag in its ear.
Store emerged from depths of bankruptcy
While the Christmas shopping season began in a frenzy at many stores Friday morning, it began a day earlier at Boscov's.
A year ago, Boscov's had many doubters that it would still exist this year – it's 98th year in business.
The store, earlier in the year, had gone into Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Liabilities were listed in excess of $479-million,compared to assets of $538.
Al Boscov, who was the former chairman of the company, came out of retirement and put together an investment team, which included his son-in-law Edwin Lakin. They lined up $250 million in financing.
Matthew Douglas Tracey, 36, of Palmerton, is facing charges of driving under the influence of alcohol as a result of a traffic stop Wednesday at 3:47 p.m. along Rt. 209 at Trachsville Road in Towamensing Township.
State police at the Lehighton barracks said he was stopped for a motor vehicle violation after which time police determined he was under the influence of a controlled substance and in possession of drug paraphernalia.
State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating the theft of an all-terrain vehicle.
The victim, Wayne E. Benack, 62, of 33 Audrey Lane, Jim Thorpe (Penn Forest Township), reported the theft occurred between 8 p.m. Monday and 7:45 a.m. Tuesday.
The vehicle is a 2001 Polaris 425 Expedition 4-by-4, green in color with a camouflage pattern on it.
Anyone with information about the incident or ATV is asked to contact police at (610) 377-4270.
A number of property transfers were recently recorded at the Schuylkill County Courthouse.
John W. Sink, individually and as agent under power of attorney for Geraldine Sink to Shelby A. Walton, two parcels containing 2.8 acres along the north side of a distant of 565.77 feet, from the Little Schuylkill River with vehicular and pedestrian access between Township Route 722 and along existing public road in East Brunswick Township, $1 (full consideration $265,000);
I'm so full I can hardly move. But boy, that was one great Thanksgiving dinner, huh? I'm so stuffed I can't even think! So, I'm going to share with you a couple emails I got recently that really made me chuckle. I'm not that full that I can't enjoy a good laugh. How about you?
This one is a leftover from Thanksgiving.
"Twas the night of Thanksgiving, but I just couldn't sleep.
I tried counting backward, I tried counting sheep.
The leftovers beckoned, the dark meat and white,
But I fought the temptation, with all of my might.
A meeting has been scheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10, in Lehighton, regarding the potential of forming a "Blue Mountain Council of Government."
John C. Wagner, borough manager in Lehighton, said neighboring municipalities have been invited to attend.
The main speaker will be Linda Costa, executive director of the Pa. Councils of Government.
Wagner had proposed the concept of creating a Council of Government (COG) several months ago, indicating it could save municipalities money by sharing specialized equipment and possibly services.
By Bob urban
It's a good Saturday when there are still leftovers remaining from Thursday's Thanksgiving dinner. Time to dig in again while watching one of the many football games on the tube this weekend.
There are four things that you cannot recover in life:
(1) The Stone..........after it's thrown,
(2) The Word...............after it's said,
(3) The Occasion......after it's missed, and
(4) The Time.............after it's gone.
The theft of a 2006 Ford F-150 pickup truck from a property in Monroe County is under investigation by state police at the Lehighton barracks.
The victim is 81-year-old Charles A. VanAuken of Kunkletown Road, Ross Township, Saylorsburg.
Police said sometime between 2 p.m. Nov. 16 and 3 p.m. Tuesday someone went to a locked shed on the victim's property, located a hidden key to the vehicle and proceded to drive it from the scene.
HARRISBURG Again this year, when Pennsylvania's two-week firearms deer season opens Monday, a select group of hunters including those in Wildlife Management Unit 4B will be participating in a unique aspect of the Pennsylvania Game Commission Deer Management Program.