Friday, October 31, 2014

Local News

Friday, October 31, 2014
Wayne J. Sanders Jr.

A man is in custody in Schuylkill County Prison charged with multiple offenses related to a counterfeit scheme involving at least 18 jurisdictions in three states.

Wayne J. Sanders Jr., 30, of Wilmington, Delaware, was apprehended Wednesday following cooperation by multiple law enforcement agencies on local, state and federal levels.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

After seven weeks on the run, Eric Frein, accused of shooting to death a state trooper and wounding another in an ambush attack on Sept. 12 at the Blooming Grove barracks in Pike County,
surrendered to U.S. marshals at 6 p.m. Thursday in an open field near an abandoned airplane hangar in Pocono Township.

He was handcuffed with cuffs belonging to Cpl. Bryon Dickson, the trooper he is said to have shot, and placed in Dickson’s cruiser for the trip to the Blooming Grove barracks to be processed.
Arrangements for Frein’s arraignment had yet to be finalized as of late Thursday night.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Canadensis man accused of shooting to death a state trooper and wounding another in September has been captured, state police say.

Eric Frein, 31, was taken into custody, trooper Connie Devens announced late Thursday.

“I can confirm that we have taken Eric Frein into custody. Further information will be released at a later time. No further information will be released or confirmed at this time,” she wrote in a emailed release sent at 6:39 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Jean Strubeck

Mahoning Township Police have charged a Parryville woman with theft after they said she donned a jacket and concealed merchandise inside of it.

Police said the loss prevention department at Walmart contacted them on Sept. 15 and reported two females had put jackets on that the store was offering for sale, and they then concealed additional merchandise under the jackets.

The women later purchased other merchandise but failed to pay for the jackets, and other concealed items valued at $93.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Pocono Raceway announced today the Verizon IndyCar Series will return for the 2015 Pocono INDYCAR 500 Fueled by Sunoco on Sunday, Aug. 23.

Tickets to the 2015 INDYCAR events at Pocono Raceway are on sale now, including the opportunity for 2014 ticket purchasers to receive a 20-percent discount on their 2015 ticket renewals.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Shortly before noon on Thursday, Tamaqua Area School District officials were alerted to a bomb threat at the Tamaqua Area Senior High School, after a threatening note was found in a student bathroom. The district immediately implemented its safety procedures and mobilized its bomb search team, which included three members of the Tamaqua Police Department and specially trained school district personnel.

Thursday, October 30, 2014
First-grader Olivia Kupinsky picks out her flashing red button Wednesday morningin the Panther Valley Elementary schoolcafeteria.

Panther Valley Elementary kindergarten students, from left, Julio Diaz III, Chase Kerestes and Willow Schlegel pick out their goodies in the school cafeteria Wednesday morning as Nesquehoning Police Chief Sean Smith watches. The treats were sponsored by the Panther Valley school board and Kovatch Motorsports. The Nesquehoning Police have been running the program for about 10 years.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

In the mood to dance the night away?

If so, then the Rockin' Lehighton Band Concert is the place to be on Saturday.

The event will be held from 4:30-9 p.m. in the Lehighton Area Middle School gymnasium. Doors open at 4 p.m.

Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $8 for students or $12 at the door, and may be purchased at Carbon County Music and More, Lehighton Hardware, the Lehighton Memorial Library, RPM (Ritter Precision Machining) and the Lehighton Borough Office.

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Special to the Times News Small bore open site winners: first place, Frank Goss; second place, Renai Foster; third place, Vern Fritz.

Beaver Run Rod and Gun Club small bore scope winners: first place, Gerry Rhyder; second place, Dave Goss (not present); third place, Renai Foster.

Small bore open site winners: first place, Frank Goss; second place, Renai Foster; third place, Vern Fritz.

Big bore open site winners: first place, Dave Casterline; second place, Art Betteridge; third place, Bob Henninger (not present).

Senior league big bore open site winners: first place, Tom Barber (not present); second place, Thom Tkach; third place, Paul Serfass.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Tamaqua Public Library's Fall Story Time class celebrated Halloween on Tuesday, with many of the participants dressed for the occasion. Story Time sessions are held several times a year at the library and are open to children between the ages of 2 and 5, but younger siblings are also welcome. In addition to reading age-appropriate books, children sing, learn crafts and are treated to snacks. For more information, call 570-668-4660.