Monday, March 30, 2015

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Monday, March 30, 2015

LANSDALE, Pa. (AP) — Students at a suburban Philadelphia high school are planning a walkout after nude photos and videos of female classmates were allegedly shared online.

North Penn High School students say they'll leave class around 11:15 a.m. Monday to show support for victims and ensure the school holds perpetrators accountable.

Towamencin police and the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office are investigating. The photos allegedly appeared on file-sharing site Dropbox.

North Penn Superintendent Curtis Dietrich says the situation is of great concern.

Monday, March 30, 2015

PLEASANTVILLE, Pa. (AP) — State police in northwestern Pennsylvania are looking for a burglar who just may have some cavities — or, at least, a sweet tooth.

Troopers from Franklin say whoever broke into Corky's Pizza Shop overnight Friday into Saturday stole more than 100 chocolate bars and eight chocolate chip cookies.

The shop is in the tiny borough of Pleasantville in Armstrong County, about 90 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.

The candy bars were larger fundraiser-type bars from Daffin's Candy in Sharon.

Monday, March 30, 2015

DUNMORE (AP) A Pennsylvania trooper wounded in a deadly ambush outside his barracks last fall says he hopes to eventually return to the state police force.

Trooper Alex Douglass, wounded in the Sept. 12 shooting outside the Blooming Grove barracks that killed Cpl. Bryon Dickson, made his first public remarks Saturday as the borough of Dunmore named a road near the community center after Dickson.

"It's an honor being here today," Douglass said. "The community did a wonderful thing for Cpl. Dickson's family and the state police as a whole."

Monday, March 30, 2015
TIMES NEWS FILE PHOTO Joe Van Uiter of Jim Thorpe throws during the softball competitionof the 2014 Carbon County Senior Games at Baer Memorial Park. Registration for the 2015 games is now open to all Carbon County seniors age 60 and older.

Carbon County, seniors, listen up!

It's that time of year again to dust off your bowling shoes, loosen up your throwing arms and brush up on your card skills.

The 27th annual Carbon County Senior Games will be held May 5 through May 14. Last year, over 200 county residents took part in the games.

Registration is now open for all county residents ages 60 and older who want to meet new people, reminisce with old friends and compete to win a medal.

Monday, March 30, 2015
AP Photo/Matt Rourke Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane walks from the State Supreme Court room, March 11, at City Hall in Philadelphia. The court heard arguments on the legality of a special prosecutor who led a grand jury investigation. The grand jury has recommended perjury, obstruction and other charges against Kane.

HARRISBURG Pennsylvania's highest ranking law enforcement official is waiting to hear how the state Supreme Court will rule on whether a county judge had the power to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate her and what to do about a grand jury report that recommends she be charged with a crime.

If Attorney General Kathleen Kane survives the grand jury leak investigation, voters will get to issue their own verdict about her political future she plans to run for second term next year.

Monday, March 30, 2015
ATF agents gather in a parking lot where media have been asked to gather, down the road from the entrance to Ft. Meade after a vehicle rammed a gate to the National Security Agency, Monday, March 30, 2015 in Fort Meade, Md. One person was killed in a firefight that erupted Monday after a car with two people tried to ram a gate at the Fort Meade, Md., military base near a gate to the National Security Agency, according to preliminary reports cited by two U.S. officials. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) – A firefight erupted Monday when two people in a car tried to ram a National Security Agency gate at Fort Meade, killing at least one person, according to preliminary reports cited by two U.S. officials.

An FBI spokeswoman said the incident was not believed to be linked to terrorism.

The two federal officials said at least one of the people in the car died after the firefight ensued. Both spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss an ongoing incident on the record.

Monday, March 30, 2015

A Monroe County woman was arrested following a domestic abuse incident Tuesday.

Pocono Mountain Regional Police were dispatched to 9885 Breezeway Terrace in A Pocono County Place, Coolbaugh Township, at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

At that time, they spoke with the victim, who said that on March 24, he and his wife, Kimberly James, 48, of Tobyhanna, had an argument over a cellphone, and during that argument, he was hit in the face with a mug by his wife.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

A state police officer injured on Interstate 81 on Friday remained in critical condition Saturday in Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, according to a nursing supervisor.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Churches around the area celebrated Palm Sunday today.
According to the Christian faith, the day marks Jesus' entry into Jerusalem, the week before his death and resurrection.
Palm Sunday marks the start of Holy Week, which culminates on Easter.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

A coating of snow is possible from snow showers during the late overnight hours. Any such accumulation will occur primarily on grassy surfaces.

There is the chance for snow, primarily in the higher terrain, Tuesday and Tuesday night.