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Monday, September 1, 2014

Firefighters from several Carbon County communities responded to a dwelling fire late Monday afternoon in Lansford.

The fire was reported just before 6 pm. at 246 West Patterson St.

Flames and smoke were showing out the second floor windows. No injuries were reported in the incident.

Monday, September 1, 2014

The Carbon County Coroner's office released the names of two individuals killed in an early morning crash Sunday in Franklin Township.

Christopher Mattera, 23, and Brian McGovern, 25, both of Wilmington, Delaware, were pronounced dead at the scene by Carbon County deputy coroner Robert Miller.

Autopsies on both are scheduled for Tuesday.

Police said at 2 a.m. a Jeep Cherokee was going east on Forest Street, just past the entrance of the former Kriss Pines Trout Hatchery.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Despite threats of rain, the 26th Annual Slatington Lions Club Car Show went off without a hitch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with an awards ceremony afterward, Sunday at the Slatington Airport along Route 873.

While a few visitors were heard saying they had not brought their classic or antique car to the show due to predictions of thunderstorms, organizers of the event said the actual number of show cars there was down just slightly from past years, at about 400.

Monday, September 1, 2014

ATLANTA (AP) — Cole Hamels and three Philadelphia Phillies relievers combined to pitch a no-hitter Monday, beating the Atlanta Braves 7-0 and giving a last-place team a rare reason to celebrate.

Hamels (8-6) was pulled after six innings and seemed fine with the decision. He struck out seven, walked five, hit a batter and threw 108 pitches on a hot afternoon at Turner Field.

Relievers Jake Diekman, Ken Giles and closer Jonathan Papelbon each pitched a hitless inning to finish off the fourth no-hitter in the majors this season.

Monday, September 1, 2014

The drop was farther than he expected and the water temperature was initially cool, but John “Shimmy” Shemansik had been through worse.

A 16-year cancer survivor, the Summit Hill resident was the first volunteer in the dunk tank Monday during the 16th annual Zoostock in Lansford.

Held at the Sports Zoo/Halftime Sports Bar, the event raises money for the local chapter of the American Cancer Society.

Monday, September 1, 2014

PEACH BOTTOM, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a lightning strike has killed a boy who was swimming in a central Pennsylvania creek.

Lancaster Newspapers (http://bit.ly/W3i4Lr) reports that three boys were swimming in the Conowingo Creek in Fulton Township when a storm moved through Sunday afternoon.

Fire Chief Tracy Tomlinson said crews used an ATV to cross a field to reach the boys. Two of them were taken to Lancaster General Hospital and then to Hershey Medical Center.

The Dauphin County coroner's office says one boy was pronounced dead at the Hershey hospital Sunday night.

Monday, September 1, 2014

HAZLETON, Pa. (AP) — Police in northeastern Pennsylvania are investigating the deaths of a man and woman whose bodies were found over the weekend.

Officers in Luzerne County were called to the Hazleton residence shortly after 8 p.m. Sunday and found the bodies of the two people.

Investigators have said the deaths do not appear to have been a random act, but have released little other information.

The names of the two have not been released.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Severe thunderstorms across the Northeast on Sunday slowed operations at airports, wreaked havoc at outdoor sporting and musical events in New York and Philadelphia and sent people scurrying from a beach after three men were struck by lightning.

The men were injured at Orchard Beach on Pelham Bay in the Bronx on Sunday evening as bad storms rolled through the area, the Fire Department of New York said. The men were being treated at a hospital, and the extent of their injuries was unknown.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

HOKENDAUQUA, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say the son of a Pennsylvania police chief was arrested for allegedly pointing a gun at Lehigh County Detectives.

WFMZ-TV (http://bit.ly/VWFGl8 ) reports that 22-year-old Christopher Fitzgerald was arrested Friday night after what authorities described as a road rage incident.

Fitzgerald is accused of pulling a gun on two detectives after he allegedly "brake-checked" the detectives several times. Police later found the suspect stopped in the parking lot of a nearby mall.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

LAKE ARIEL, Pa. (AP) — An SUV rollover in northeastern Pennsylvania has killed three Philadelphia-area teenagers and injured three others.

Northampton police Chief Michael Clark says the crash killed Ryan Lesher, Cullen Keffer and Shamus Digney, incoming sophomores at Council Rock South High School in Newtown. The Courier-Times (http://bit.ly/1tQYa3E) reports he doesn't know if the three injured teenagers were Bucks County residents.

The crash happened Saturday morning in Paupack Township, Wayne County, about 70 miles north of Philadelphia.