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Friday, January 30, 2015

One driver had to be freed from his cab after bring involved in a crash along the south bound lanes of Interstate 81 in Kline Township Friday morning. The crash occurred just after 9 a.m at the 139 mile marker. State police at Frackville are investigating the incident. The south bound lanes were reduced to one lane.

Friday, January 30, 2015

One driver had to be freed from his cab after bring involved in a crash along the south bound lanes of I 81 in Kline township Friday morning. The crash occurred just after 9 a.m at the 139 mile marker. State police at Frackville are investigating the incident. The south bound lanes were reduced to one lane.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Area schools are beginning to close as a result of the winter weather. Schools that have now closed are:
Carbon Career & Technical Institute
Jim Thorpe
Lehighton
Palmerton
Panther Valley
St. Jerome's, Tamaqua
St. John Neumann, Palmerton
St. Joseph's, Jim Thorpe
Tamaqua
Weatherly

Friday, January 30, 2015

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight was arrested early Friday on a murder charge in a fatal hit-and-run.

Knight was arrested at about 3 a.m. and was being held on $2 million bail, said Sgt. Diane Hecht of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's information office. She said he is being held at the West Hollywood sheriff's station.

Knight had turned himself into authorities early Friday. His attorney said the rap mogul accidentally ran over and killed a friend and injured another man as he fled attackers.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Bring in the pets and let those faucets drip: The National Weather Service anticipates wind chills as far as 20 degrees below zero for Carbon and Monroe counties this afternoon through late Saturday morning, with winds of 20-25 mph, gusting to 50 mph.

The arctic blast may be followed by a plowable snowstorm Sunday into Monday, with sub-zero wind chills Monday through Tuesday morning, according to the weather service.

AccuWeather is calling for 3-6 inches of snow Sunday night into Monday.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Mahoning Township Police have just charged a man with DUI because of drugs found in his system in August.

On Aug. 30 at 12:30 a.m. Mahoning Township Police stopped a vehicle on Route 209 at a DUI Checkpoint.

As a result of the stop the driver Bradley Hockenbrock, 25, of Collegeville was found under the influence of marijuana.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

 

Mahoning Township Police have charged  a Summit Hill man with DUI after he almost crashed into another vehicle.

 

Just after 3 p.m. on Oct. 25, police stopped a vehicle on  Route 443 near the Normal Square Mini Mart.

 

 The vehicle crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic where it nearly struck a vehicle proceeding in the opposite direction. The driver of the vehicle Leonard Moody of Summit Hill has been charged with  two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol and careless driving.

 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — A survivalist who spent more than a month on the run after authorities say he killed one Pennsylvania State Police trooper and wounded another in a late-night ambush pleaded not guilty Thursday, setting the stage for a trial at which prosecutors will seek to put him on death row.

Eric Frein, 31, was arraigned at the Pike County Courthouse in Milford. He participated by video from the county prison, looking into the camera and politely answering questions posed to him by his attorney and the judge.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Little by little, the pre-construction process for renovation projects at Lehighton Area School District's middle and high school buildings are moving forward.

Lehighton's board took another leap forward Wednesday night by unanimously approving PlanCon part D and E, the project accounting and design development portions of the state's required timeline for large construction projects.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-Northampton/Lehigh, sharply criticized the state police for raiding volunteer clubs and confiscating Super Bowl pools despite a state law that expressly allows the organizations to offer small sports betting pools.