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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Day of Remembrance

The Tamaqua Area Faith and Fellowship Network, STEP-Up Tamaqua, the Tamaqua Ministerial Association and Safer Streets for Tamaqua’s Little Feet are combining forces for a special ecumenical service in honor of National Day of Remembrance on Jan. 29.

“Forever In Our Hearts,” a community event, will begin at 7 p.m. at Bethany Evangelical Congregational Church, 223 E. Broad St., Tamaqua.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Grace-St. Paul’s United Methodist Church free community dinner will take place from 4-6 p.m. Saturday. Dinner will include baked chicken and baked potato.

The church is located at 40 Church Road in Penn Forest Township, just off Route 903, next to the Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary.

For more information, call the church at 570-325-9151.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Parole/probation revocation hearings were held by Carbon County judges on petitions filed by the adult probation office against defendants who violated the terms of their release.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

On Jan. 3,Lehigh Township supervisors held their reorganizational meeting. Darryl Snover was appointed as temporary chairman and became permanent chairman. Del Grove was named as vice chairman.

Alice Rehrig was chosen as secretary and treasurer. Cindy Miller voted nay because she thought there should be more division in responsibilities. Rehrig was also named township manager.

Jacob Schray of Hanover Engineering was appointed zoning officer. The 2017 solicitor will be David Backenstoe and Michael Corriere is legal counsel to the planning commission.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

TARENTUM, Pa. (AP) — State police have announced a manhunt for a suspect charged with assaulting a trooper after a traffic stop on a busy western Pennsylvania highway.

Troopers say 26-year-old Byron Williams, of Pittsburgh, should be considered armed and dangerous.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart plans to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the U.S. as it opens new stores and expands existing locations. The world's biggest retailer said Tuesday that its plans will also generate about 24,000 construction jobs.

The jobs will come from the opening of 59 new, expanded and relocated Wal-Mart and Sam's Club locations as well as e-commerce services that were previously announced.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
FILE - In this June 12, 2016 file photo, law enforcement officials work at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., following the a mass shooting. Audio recordings of 911 calls released Tuesday, Aug. 30, by the Orange County Sheriff's Office show mounting frustration by friends and family members who were texting, calling and video-chatting with trapped patrons of the Pulse nightclub where Omar Mateen opened fire in June. A U.S. law enforcement official says the FBI has arrested the wife of the Orlando nightclub shooter. The official says Noor Salman was taken into custody Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in the San Francisco area and is due in court Tuesday in California. She's facing charges in Florida including obstruction of justice. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File) Copyright - Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistribu

WASHINGTON (AP) — The wife of the Orlando nightclub shooter, who was extensively questioned by federal agents in the days after the massacre, was arrested by the FBI on Monday in connection with the attack, a U.S. law enforcement official told The Associated Press.

The official said Noor Salman was taken into custody Monday morning in the San Francisco area and is facing charges in Florida including obstruction of justice. A Twitter post from the United States attorney's office in Orlando said Salman will make her initial appearance Tuesday morning in Oakland, California.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

SCITUATE, R.I. (AP) — Two sisters who disappeared from Rhode Island with their mother in 1985 have been located in the Houston area, and their mother was charged with snatching them, police announced Tuesday.

An anonymous tip two days before Christmas led police to Kimberly and Kelly Yates and their 69-year-old mother, Elaine, said Rhode Island State Police Lt. Col. Joseph Philbin. Elaine Yates, who had been living in Houston under the name Leina Waldberg, was arrested on Monday without incident and faces arraignment Wednesday in Rhode Island on a fugitive charge.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — A woman has testified that she heard shots and found her friend dead on the doorstep of her eastern Pennsylvania home more than four years ago.

The testimony came Tuesday in the Northampton County trial of two men accused of having killed 43-year-old Easton disc jockey Ervin Holton in November 2012.