Friday, November 27, 2015

Local News

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Blue Mountain Resort is expected to start blowing snow tonight through Tuesday.

Temperatures are expected to settle into the low20s at night, creating an ideal snowmaking environment at Blue Mountain Resort.
Over half of Blue Mountain’s acreage is now fully automated with the industry’s latest equipment and software along with their entire water pumping system.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Crews responded this morning to rescue a shooting victim from state game lands on the Blue Mountain in East Penn Township.

Members of the East Penn Fire Company went in on all-terrain vehicle in an area bordering Sand Quarry Road, off Germans Road in Andreas.

The woman was located and brought from the area on a lift to the Lehighton ambulance. She was transported to a trauma center.
Germans Road, onto Sand Quarry Road.

The woman is believed to a woman in her mid-50s.

Scanner reports indicated it was an accidental shooting. The call came in at 11 a.m.

Sunday, November 22, 2015
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Sunday, November 22, 2015

READING (AP) — Police are seeking an eastern Pennsylvania man accused of kicking in the door to his estranged wife's bedroom and opening fire on her as she lay in bed with their daughter.

The Reading Eagle ( ) reports that 40-year-old Jose Juan Castro was banned from the family's Reading home in a protection from abuse order obtained by his wife Tuesday.

Authorities allege that he kicked in the door shortly before 9 p.m. Friday holding a handgun and a flashlight and fired several shots.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

State police at Lehighton arrested a Bronx, New York, man Friday wanted out of New Jersey for procurement of prostitution.
According to Trooper Kevin Kreidler, Derrel Wilson, 31, was taken into custody after a traffic stop near the intersection of Route 903 and Hatchery Road in Penn Forest Township around 6 p.m.
Wilson was transported to Carbon County Prison to await extradition.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Two Lehighton residents were involved in accidental shooting early Saturday morning at Stoneybrook Campground in East Penn Township, according to state police at Lehighton.
Police did not release names but said a 42-year-old accidentally discharged a .40-caliber handgun inside a mobile trailer just before 1 a.m.
A 24-year-old victim was struck in the right leg and transported to St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem with non-life-threatening injuries.
An investigation is ongoing.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

State police at Lehighton are investigating a Saturday morning burglary at a Penn Forest Township business.
Someone broke into Reiley’s Pub, in the 1500 block of Route 903, and stole two bags of money containing $1,500.
The incident occurred just before 9:30 a.m.
Anyone with information is asked to contact state police.

Saturday, November 21, 2015
DONALD R. SERFASS/TIMES NEWS Tamaqua firefighters battle at stubborn blaze.

Firefighters are on the scene of a raging fire that has displaced at least five residents and forced one man to flee naked into the cold air, where he stood in the middle of the street until help arrived.
Schuylkill Communications Center dispatched the Tamaqua Fire Department at 8:44 p.m. for a report of a working structure fire at 125 Orwigsburg Street.
Arriving at the scene, responders discovered the blaze had quickly engulfed a century-old woodframe triplex and caused smoke and heat damage to an adjacent duplex.
Homes that appear to be destroyed include 129 and 131 Orwigsburg Street.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Multiple crews are on the scene at a working fire on Orwigsburg Street in Tamaqua.

The fire was called in shortly before 9 p.m. One duplex and one triplex homes are on fire.
Everyone got out safely, but electric wires are out in the street.

Two cars were gutted.

We have reporters on the scene and expect to post more details shortly.