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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Funeral services have been announced for a Nesquehoning girl killed in a crash in Tamaqua on Sunday.

Autumn Lynn Young, 17, was born in Allentown.

She was the daughter of Mark E. Young of Emmaus and the late Monica (Kusko) Young who passed away in 2014.

Autumn was a senior at Panther Valley High School where she was an honor student. Autumn was a beautiful young woman who was full of life and potential. She will be sorely missed and always remembered by all those whose lives were fortunate enough to be touched by her.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Grief counselors are on hand to assist distraught students at Panther Valley High School following a deadly crash that took the life of one of its students.

The Panther Valley School District is deploying a crisis intervention team to deal with trauma associated with Sunday's crash in Tamaqua that took the life of a high school senior, Autumn Lynn Young, 17, of Nesquehoning.

She was killed when she lost control of her vehicle on a snow-covered curve on Route 309 near the Tamaqua and West Penn Township line.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The following early dismissals have been announced:

Carbon Co. Head Start: EARLY DISMISSAL; Lehighton CTR only closed; 2 Hours Early-Coaldale; Lehighton Closed
Carbon-Lehigh Unit 21: EARLY DISMISSAL; No PM Preschool; Headstart dismisses at 11:30AM

St. Jerome Regional/Tamaqua: 11:30 dismissal
Tamaqua Area: secondary dismissing @ 10:30am; elem. dismissing @ 11:30am; no pm kindergarten

Northern Lehigh

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

A winter weather advisory remains in effect from 3 p.m. today until 9 a.m. Wednesday for snow, sleet and freezing rain.

Snow and sleet accumulations of around 1 to 2 inches are expected with ice accumulations up to around a tenth of an inch.

Snow will overspread the area during the afternoon hours. The snow will transition to sleet this evening before changing to freezing rain for the overnight hours.

Untreated surfaces will become snow covered and icy.

Even a light amount of ice could lead to hazardous travel conditions.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The following schools are on a two -hour delay due to inclement weather.
Jim Thorpe School District.
Lehighton School District.
Palmerton School District.
Panther Valley School District.
Pleasant Valley School District
Tamaqua School District
Weatherly School District.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Due to the winter storm impacting the region, PennDOT has temporarily reduced the speed limit on the major roadways in the area.

PennDOT encourages motorists to avoid unnecessary travel but those who must head out will see speeds reduced to 45 mph on the following highways:
Interstate 78 in Berks, Lehigh, and Northampton counties;
Interstate 80 in Carbon and Monroe counties;
Interstate 81 in Schuylkill County;
Interstate 380 in Monroe County;
US 22 in Lehigh and Northampton counties;
PA 33 in Monroe and Northampton counties.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Nesquehoning Police investigated a crash just before 3 today at the intersection of Route 54 and 3rd Avenue.

A Neon was traveling East on at 54 lost control struck the pole and then hit the GMC truck in the opposing traffic lane.

More details will be released as the report is completed.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

POTTSVILLE (AP) - Authorities say a man found dead in an eastern Pennsylvania home had been shot to death.

Officials in Schuylkill County said 32-year-old Dat Cong Huynh was killed around noontime Monday in a Pottsville home.

Police chief Richard Wojciechowsky said the cause of death was listed as multiple gunshot wounds following an autopsy and the death was classified a homicide.

Police were seeking information about two men seen in the area and a sport utility vehicle also reported nearby.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

A Lansford man who Nesquehoning police said tried to sneak heroin into Carbon County Prison faces charges of possession of contraband, unlawful possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Charges were filed Feb. 26 against John Charles Sabol, 52, of East Bertsch Street.

During a strip search on Feb. 10, prison staff found a “suboxone strip” under Sabol's top denture and a capped needle, containing heroin, in the index finger of his left glove.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf wants to raise Pennsylvania's cigarette tax by $1 per pack.

If approved, smokers would have to pay $2.60 per pack instead of the current $1.60.

It's one of several tax hikes Wolf proposed Tuesday in his budget plan for the coming year.

The Democratic governor is seeking new revenues to support public education and cut property taxes. But Republican lawmakers oppose his plan.

Wolf's statewide cigarette tax would take effect Oct. 1 and raise about $358 million.