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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

NORRISTOWN (AP) — The state’s attorney general on Monday was ordered to stand trial on charges she leaked secret grand jury information to embarrass a rival prosecutor.

Kathleen Kane, the first woman and first Democrat to be elected Pennsylvania attorney general, didn’t speak as she left a suburban Philadelphia courthouse flanked by bodyguards.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The many mourners who turned up for the funeral service for Jasmine Fonseca and Taylor Shepherdson filled St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church in Lake Harmony to capacity.

They spilled out onto the sidewalk, where chairs and loud speakers were set up in anticipation of the large number expected to attend.

The church was a mass of flowers, whites and pinks, colors appropriate for teenage girls. Photographs of the girls were lined up in the sanctuary. A hundred or so, of their bright, shining smiles beaming out at their families sitting in the front rows of the church.

Monday, August 24, 2015
Jesse Farber and son Mason

After two weeks, there are more questions than answers regarding the disappearance of Jesse Farber, 29, of Tamaqua.
"The investigation is continuing," said Tamaqua Police Chief Rick Weaver on Monday morning.
Meanwhile, family members are doing what they can to pursue additional information that might shed light on Farber's whereabouts.
"We will never stop looking for him," said his mother, Norma Jean Fritz, of Jim Thorpe, on Monday afternoon.
The mystery has provided plenty of speculation but little in terms of actual clues.
See Tuesday's Times News for details.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Route 903 will be closed between Stony Mountain Road and Old Stage Road in Penn Forest Township for further investigation by the state police into the double fatality Thursday night.

Traffic being detoured on Stony Mountain and Old Stage roads. Expect delays and please use caution driving through the area.

Police said the crash happened at 8:55 p.m. when the 2005 Chevrolet Uplander driven by Tegan Kane, 18, of Albrightsville, lost control near the intersection with Weiler Road.

The van crossed over into the southbound lane of Route 903.

Monday, August 24, 2015

The many mourners who turned up for the funeral service for Jasmine Fonseca and Taylor Shepherdson filled St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church in Lake Harmony to capacity and spilled out onto the sidewalk where chairs and loud speakers were set up in anticipation of the large number expected to attend.

As people entered the church some family members and friends shared stories and poems about the girls.

The service was conducted by Msgr. John Chizmar. Chizmar started his eulogy by simply describing the last five days as “a time of shock” and as “mind boggling”.

Monday, August 24, 2015

NORRISTOWN (AP) — The state's attorney general on Monday was ordered to stand trial on charges she leaked secret grand jury information to embarrass a rival prosecutor.

Kathleen Kane, the first woman and first Democrat to be elected Pennsylvania attorney general, didn't speak as she left a suburban Philadelphia courthouse flanked by bodyguards.

Monday, August 24, 2015

IndyCar driver Justin Wilson died Monday night from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris struck him at Pocono Raceway. He was 37.

IndyCar made the announcement at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Wilson, a British driver who lived outside Denver in Longmont, Colorado, was hit in the head during Sunday's race by piece of debris that had broken off another car. Wilson's car veered into an interior wall at the track, and he was swiftly taken by helicopter to a hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Monday, August 24, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania's top prosecutor will find herself at the defense table in the first evidence hearing on charges she leaked grand jury material to the press, lied about it under oath and ordered top aides to illegally snoop through computer files to keep tabs on the investigation that followed.

Attorney General Kathleen Kane insists she committed no crimes in her long feud with rival prosecutors, including top deputies who had left her office.

Monday, August 24, 2015

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Justin Wilson always understood the danger that lurked behind the wheel for an IndyCar driver.

"When it goes wrong," Wilson said following his 2012 return from race injuries, "it can get messy."

It went terribly wrong for Wilson on Sunday.

Monday, August 24, 2015