Friday, March 6, 2015

Local News

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

A Schuylkill County woman died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, state police at Schuylkill Haven said, following a standoff situation that occurred Monday in the borough of Auburn.

Troopers identified the woman as Ana Emelia Torres, 42, of Bear Creek Street.

About 6:30 a.m. troopers were called to the Bear Creek Street area to a report of a suicidal person. Torres barricaded herself in the home and threatened to kill herself.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Any snow or ice that melts that melts during the day and does not dry before sunset will refreeze tonight.

This will lead to icy spots particularly on untreated surfaces.

Snow, sleet and freezing rain are expected Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday night.

Snowfall is forecast to be 1 to 3 inches with a light coating of ice up to a tenth of an inch.

Another round of accumulating snow is possible on Wednesday night.

The latest forecast:
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 10. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming light after midnight.

Monday, March 2, 2015

WAYNE, Pa. (AP) — A man sneaking around on his hands and knees videotaped naked girls and women in dressing rooms at one of the country's largest malls and then posted the clips on pornography websites, police said Monday.

Surveillance video from the King of Prussia Mall outside Philadelphia shows Sean Moses, 37, reaching under doors to videotape women changing in dressing rooms at stores including Forever 21 and Express, police said.

Monday, March 2, 2015

A Nesquehoning teen was thrown from her vehicle and fatally injured in a three-car collision Sunday in Tamaqua.

Emergency responders were dispatched to a crash near 546 South Center Street, Route 309, near the area of the Country Tile shop, shortly after 8 a.m.

Tamaqua Police said Autumn Lynn Young, 17, of Nesquehoning, was driving north in a 2000 Chrysler Sebring when she lost control on a snow-covered curve, entered the southbound lanes, and struck a 2009 Nissan SUV driven by Nancy Ann Evans, 56, Macungie.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Slippery conditions remain this morning with temperatures in the mid and upper 20s to around freezing this morning across the area.

Untreated roads, sidewalks, and parking lots will likely remain icy through this morning. Some patchy fog will also occur and will reduce visibilities in some areas. Be alert for changing roadway conditions and visibilities.

If you will be driving, reduce your speed and allow plenty of distance between you and the vehicle ahead of you.

Monday, March 2, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police fatally shot a homeless man on Skid Row during a "brutal" videotaped struggle in which a rookie officer cried out that the man had grabbed his gun, the Los Angeles police chief said Monday.

Video showed the man reaching toward the officer's waistband, Chief Charlie Beck said. The officer's gun was found partly cocked and jammed with a round of ammunition in the chamber and another in the ejection port, indicating a struggle for the weapon.

Monday, March 2, 2015

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A truck driver accused of having fallen asleep before a fiery fatal crash along a busy northeastern Pennsylvania highway has pleaded no contest to charges in the case.

The (Easton) Express-Times ( ) reports that 56-year-old Robert Gawne Sr. of Allentown entered the plea Monday in Northampton County Court to charges including vehicular homicide, involuntary manslaughter, and reckless endangerment.

Prosecutors and defense attorneys, who had just spent hours picking a jury, then agreed upon a state prison sentence of 4½ to 9 years.

Monday, March 2, 2015

LEHIGHTON – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) announced that due to a heating issue, the building in which his Lehighton district office is located will be closed on Tuesday.

Heffley’s Lehighton office will be closed until the issue is resolved and the building reopens.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Mrs. T’s Pierogies, of Shenandoah, announced the voluntary recall of specific lots of its Mozzarella, Tomato & Basil variety of pierogies, due to safety concerns. The affected product was distributed to a limited number of retail customers and is being recalled due to plastic contamination in the product which may be a choke hazard.

Monday, March 2, 2015
Special to the Times News Kiana Begel of Lehighton was not injured after the 2000 Jeep Cherokee she was driving hit an ice bank and flipped over Friday in Nesquehoning.

A Lehighton woman was uninjured Friday after the vehicle she was driving struck an ice bank and flipped over, according to Nesquehoning Police Chief Sean Smith.

Kiana Marie Begel, 20, was the only person in the vehicle when the 2000 Jeep Cherokee crashed around 4:30 p.m. at Angelini and Mussmano avenues.

Begel told police she lost control on an ice patch around a sharp turn while going about 20 mph.

After the vehicle flipped back on its wheels, it was drivable.

Borough crews were called to salt or cinder the hill.