Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Local News

Saturday, February 6, 2016

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane’s office warned Pennsylvanians of a new “phishing” email scam in which scammers have misrepresented themselves as being affiliated with the Social Security Administration.

The Federal Trade Commission recently reported these emails are allegedly sent with the subject line “Get Protected.”

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Lansford Little League will be holding sign-ups Tuesday and Thursdayat the lower level of the Lansford Legion from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Feb. 13 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Any child living within or attending school in the Panther Valley School District is eligible to play in Lansford.

T-ball is for ages 4-6, Little League is for ages 7-12 and girls softball is for ages 16 and under.

Any questions, call John at 570-645-2155 or Mindy at 570-778-2328.

Saturday, February 6, 2016
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Lehigh Valley Physician Group Family Medicine-Hometown, has added Jennifer Yourey, CRNP to the office at 241 Claremont Ave., Route 309, Hometown.

A health care professional for 15 years, Yourey is a graduate of the registered nurse program at Pottsville Hospital School of Nursing, and received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Alvernia College.

In 2011, Yourey graduated from South University as an adult nurse practitioner. In her practice, Yourey provides a wide range of preventive and acute health care services, with a special interest in diabetic care.

Saturday, February 6, 2016
The Lehighton Orioles Nest 183 donated a total of $4,000 to area police departments during its monthly breakfast Sunday. From left: state Rep. Doyle Heffley, R-122; James Gieniec, of the Lehighton Orioles Nest 183; Thomas Beltz, Franklin Township police chief; Thomas Silvonek, of the Lehighton Orioles Nest 183; patrolman Matthew Bender, representing the state police Camp Cadet program; Brian Biechy, Lehighton Police Chief; and officer Matt Arner, of the Lehighton Borough Police Department. JARRAD HEDES/TIMES NEWS

The Lehighton Orioles Nest 183 donated a total of $4,000 to area police departments during its monthly breakfast Sunday.

Orioles officer Tom Silvonek said the Lehighton, Mahoning and Franklin police departments each received $1,000, as did the state police Camp Cadet program.

State Rep. Doyle Heffley was on hand for the donations, which he said are a prime example of the positive intentions of Pennsylvania’s small games of chance law, revised in 2012.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey is heading to New Hampshire to campaign for Hillary Clinton ahead of that state's first-in-the-nation primary on Tuesday.

A Casey campaign spokesman said Casey is driving to southern New Hampshire with his wife to lead three get-out-the-vote events Sunday with volunteers near Nashua.

It's Casey's first campaign event in New Hampshire.

Casey endorsed Clinton last April, although he sided with Barack Obama over Clinton in the hard-fought 2008 Democratic presidential primary.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) — Rescuers raced to find additional survivors after a powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn Saturday and collapsed a high-rise residential building, killing at least 11 people and injuring hundreds.

Nearly 340 people were rescued from the rubble in Tainan, the city hit worst by the quake. About 2,000 firefighters and soldiers scrambled with ladders, cranes and other equipment to the ruins of the 17-floor residential building, which folded like an accordion onto its side.

Friday, February 5, 2016

A hiker who was lost for four hours in the area of the Lehigh Gorge State Park between Jim Thorpe and Nesquehoning Friday was found uninjured, initial reports state.

The hiker, whose identify was unknown, was not injured, but couldn’t walk out when he was rescued by members of the Jim Thorpe Fire Department, according to a report at the scene.

The incident began around 5:30 p.m.


Friday, February 5, 2016

The Northeast Region Office of the Pennsylvania Game Commission is seeking anyone who may have information on an immature bald eagle that was found dead in Towamensing Township, Carbon County.

Wildlife Conservation Officer Cory Bentzoni reports that the eagle was shot and killed with a firearm, likely before Jan. 23. The eagle was discovered on Sunday, Jan. 31, in a wooded area near the intersection of Trachsville Hill Road and Pohopoco Drive.

Friday, February 5, 2016

A Monroe County man faces two arson charges for allegedly setting fire to hospital equipment at Blue Mountain Health System’s Lehighton campus.

James Mauhili, 35, of Pocono Summit, was scheduled to have a preliminary hearing Wednesday before District Judge Ed Lewis of Jim Thorpe.

However, his hearing has been continued until 1 p.m. March 2.

Mauhili has been charged with two counts of arson and one count of risking catastrophe.

He remains incarcerated in the Carbon County Correctional Facility in lieu of $200,000 straight bail.

Friday, February 5, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — Two police officers were shot and wounded by a gunman they encountered in the stairwell of a public housing project they were patrolling, and the gunman later killed himself, authorities said.

Police said three officers were on the sixth floor of the Melrose Houses complex in the Bronx Thursday night when they encountered two people. One person pulled a gun and opened fire, hitting one officer in the face and the other in the abdomen, before running into an apartment on the seventh floor. The third officer was not hurt.