Sunday, October 4, 2015

The tranquil night air of a very quiet and sleeping community of West Penn township was shattered Saturday night by the sounds of screaming sirens and helicopters from above.

West Penn Township police are investigating a double shooting which involved a man and woman, which has now been determined to be an attempted murder-suicide.

Shortly after 10 p.m. police and emergency medical personnel raced to 687 Arrow Road where they found the pair. The Schuylkill County Land Parcel Locator lists the property owners as Michael A. and Brigitt K. Mindock.


When I was a kid, I lived for summer. Couldn't get enough of those warm, languid days filled with fun in the sun.

Now that I'm a big kid, nothing has changed. I still wait with great anticipation for the sultry, summer days I love.

I still lap up every delicious moment of summer, wishing it would last all year.

I like the fact that I live in Florida where we have a joke about our four seasons: Feels like Summer, Almost Summer, Steamy Summer and Still Summer.

The general election is Nov. 3 and the Times News will accept candidate support letters through Oct. 27.

Letters will be published in our daily and Saturday opinion pages by Saturday, Oct. 31.

Letters should focus on the qualifications of the candidate, rather than tear down the opponent. Letters should be no more than 300 words and be signed by the author. The writer’s name, address and phone number should be included for our files.

DONALD R. SERFASS/TIMES NEWS  Tamaqua dancer Amanda Carson performs with a saber on South Swatara Street about 8 p.m. during the peak of the Dear Tamaqua extravaganza.

Tamaqua's summer spectacle was a showpiece of collaboration and the poster child for cooperation.

Dear Tamaqua ... In a New Light was a multimedia walking experience presented by the Tamaqua Community Arts Center on Aug. 4.

The event culminated two years of devotion by 70 volunteers who corralled their own talents and drew on strengths of others.


NCEP, Box 1589, Suwanne, Georgia, has filed a judgment against Guy A. Christman, 613 South St., Jim Thorpe, for $1,213.4.

Credit defaults

The following actions were filed by credit card companies, or their collection agencies, for alleged defaults on credit card/loan accounts.

Midland Funding, Philadelphia, filed three actions as follows: Daniel Miller, 48 W. Fell St., Summit Hill, seeking $922.34; Bruce Romig, 328 W. Kline Ave., Lansford, seeking $1,702.80; and Daniel Dempsey, 50 W. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning, seeking $1,023.68.