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Monday, March 2, 2015
Special to the Times News Palmerton Rod and Gun Club President Rod Steigerwalt, left, and Renée Ahner, club membership committee member, present a check to Mark Baylis, co-founder of the VALOR Clinic.

Fundraising efforts of the Palmerton Rod and Gun Club will be used to help veterans who are currently going through recovery and rebuilding stages of their lives.

During a recent event, club president Rod Steigerwalt presented a check for $1,830 to Mark Baylis, co-founder of the VALOR Clinic.

"We are proud to support our veterans and are forever grateful for their sacrifice" Steigerwalt said.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Soup and scripture

St. Johns Lutheran Church, South Avenue, will hold its second Lenten "soup and Scripture" evening at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the fellowship hall. Joan DeAcetis will lead the Scripture and the study will be The Pharisee and the Tax Collector. The menu will be make your own sandwiches.

Bloodmobile

The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be stationed at the Mauch Chunk Rod and Gun Club from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday.

Monday, March 2, 2015

BOSTON (AP) After cold and snow that set February records, southern New England entered March with another round that could push Boston over its 20-year-old snowfall record.

With 102 inches, Boston needs 5.7 more to break the 1995-1996 record of 107.6.

Snowfall of 4 to 6 inches was expected by early Monday across the area, with up to 8 inches in southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Less is expected in northern Massachusetts and New York state, and on Cape Cod.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Weather conditions which caused snow-covered roads led to several crashes Sunday in Schuylkill County, according to state police at Frackville. All the crashes involved one vehicle.

A crash was reported at 5:55 a.m. along Interstate 81 in Frailey Township. Troopers said Anthony Kreiser, 20, of Bethel, Berks County, was driving a 2001 Mazda 3 southbound in the right lane when he lost control due to snow on the road. The car traveled onto the west berm, where it struck several small trees.

Kreiser was not injured with damages termed severe to the vehicle.

Monday, March 2, 2015
special to the times news

Carbon Career & Technical Institute students recently wore red to raise awareness of heart health. The school's club for those planning careers in health care, HOSA, raised $500 to donate to the American Heart Association.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

The following schools are on a 2-hour delay Monday because of the weather:
Palmerton, Lehighton, Jim Thorpe, Panther Valley, Weatherly and Tamaqua.

Check back for updates.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

One person was ejected from a vehicle and fatally injured in a three-car collision Sunday in Tamaqua.
Emergency responders were dispatched to 546 Center Street, Route 309, near the area of the Country Tile shop shortly after 8 a.m.

While details of the collision are still unclear, all three cars came to rest on the southbound side of the highway, with one vehicle vaulting onto a plowed snow bank.

The crash occurred in an area known as Dead Man's Curve, just north of the former White Diner/Jones Grille.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

-New Jersey state police recovered a dead dog that had been trapped for more than 12 hours Sunday in a truck submerged beneath the icy surface of Toms River, and were questioning the two men who left the animal behind.

The two turned themselves in at Toms River police headquarters for interviews in the afternoon after state police and Coast Guard rescue crews had spent much of the day searching for them with helicopters and dive teams, said State Police Sergeant First Class Gregory Williams.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

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 in the borough.

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

Marouchocs Auto was called to flip the vehicle back on its wheels.

The vehicle was drivable.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

The term “gun show” can have a negative connotation.

Those opposing the events often view them as lawless. It's less informed individuals, however, that perpetuate that “old wives tale,” according to John Tidd, of Jaeger Arms Promotions, the Lake Ariel, Pa. organization in charge of a show held Saturday and Sunday at the Andreas Sporting Club.

“There are a lot of unfortunate falsehoods out there about these kinds of shows,” said Tidd.