Saturday, May 28, 2016

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Friday, May 27, 2016

Carbon County’s largest tribute to veterans – the Summit Hill Memorial Day Parade – will kick off at 11 a.m. Monday.

Before the parade, the community’s traditional memorial service, hosted by American Legion Post 316, Summit Hill, will take place at 10 a.m. in Ludlow Park.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Voters in Oregon recently went to the polls and overwhelmingly approved a measure to prevent Nestle from extracting water there.

For seven years the residents of Cascade Locks, Oregon, have been facing the prospect of a huge water bottling plant being built in their town. Nestle Water, Pacific Northwest, sought, with the support of local governmental agencies, to invest over $50 million in the plant with the intentions of drawing 100 million gallons of water yearly from the Oxbow Spring.

Friday, May 27, 2016
Graduate Miranda Green shares a moment with Hal Resh, auto service technology teacher, during Thursday’s Carbon Career & Technical Institute commencement ceremony. JARRAD HEDES/TIMES NEWS

Brittany Higgins, like many Carbon Career & Technical Institute students, chose to attend the Jim Thorpe school as a way of “finding themselves” in a way they couldn’t at their home schools.

Along the way they found each other, joined one of the school’s numerous clubs, and formed an unbreakable bond.

Thursday night, Higgins and her 84 classmates received their diplomas during the CCTI commencement ceremony held in the Jim Thorpe High School auditorium.

Friday, May 27, 2016

On Sunday,The American Legion Post 16 Slatington will have memorial services at outlying cemeteries, leaving the post home at about 8 a.m. The schedule of visiting cemeteries will be Williamstown Cemetery, 8:10 a.m.; Jacksonville Cemetery, 8:40 a.m.; New Tripoli U.C.C., 9:10 a.m.; Heidelberg U.C.C., 9:45 a.m.; Neff’s Lutheran Cemetery 10:15 a.m., Seventh Street Catholic Church, 10:45 a.m.; Fairview Cemetery, 11 a.m.; Friedens Cemetery, 11:15 a.m.; Presbyterian Church Cemetery 11:45 a.m.

Friday, May 27, 2016
From left, Noah Sell, the Legion Mascot; Joe Uhnak, first vice commander of Legion Post 269; and Paige Cronk, this year’s Miss Poppy, stand in front of the veterans memorial at Palmerton Borough Hall. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The Palmerton United Veterans Organization has chosen Paige Cronk as this year’s Miss Poppy. Paige, 9, is a third-grader at S.S. Palmer Elementary School.

She is the daughter of John and Ann Marie Cronk and granddaughter of Joe and Sue Uhnak of Palmerton and Dave and Pat Cronk of Allentown. She will be joining her grandfather Joe Uhnak, an active UVO member, in the parade and services on Memorial Day. Uhnak also serves as first vice commander at the Legion Post 269 in Palmerton. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War.

Friday, May 27, 2016
Police said brakes were not working properly when this truck crashed on April 2. TIMES NEWS FILE PHOTO

Charges against the driver of the third tractor-trailer crash in Nesquehoning in April have been announced.

Nesquehoning police said that summary offenses were filed against Abdullahi Mohamed, 57, of 5555 Arturo Court, Apt. A, Columbus, Ohio, for his part in a rig crash on Route 93 coming into the borough on April 2.

He faces 11 counts of safety violations with his tractor-trailer, as well as careless driving, failing to stop at the posted truck pull-off area and speeding.

Friday, May 27, 2016

After years of being locked up, out of public view, the trophies that celebrate history of Coaldale High School will be on display this weekend at borough hall.

Borough officials will have the building open for members of the public to look at the trophies from the era that Coaldale had its own high school.

The trophies were recently moved from the old high school building, which is now owned by the borough and used for head start and youth sports programs, councilwoman Yvonne Stoffey said.

Friday, May 27, 2016

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A central Pennsylvania man will spend three to 10 years in prison for driving drunk twice in one week.

The stiff sentence against 59-year-old Angel Ramirez-Castellano was driven partly by the fact that the new convictions are his fourth and fifth for drunken driving.

Police say the New Holland man was pulled over by Lancaster police on May 9, 2015, and a week later by police in East Lampeter Township. On both occasions, the defendant's blood-alcohol content was more than three times the state's legal limit.

Friday, May 27, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's Android software just dodged a $9 billion bullet.

A federal jury found Thursday that Google didn't need permission to use a rival's programming tools as it built Android — now the world's leading smartphone operating software and a key part of Google's multi-billion dollar Internet business.

Friday, May 27, 2016

PRESTON (AP) — A coroner has identified three summer camp workers who died when their speeding van crashed into a northeastern Pennsylvania lake.

The Wayne County coroner says the victims are 23-year-old Ana Rojas Lopez; 22-year-old Diego Rivera Medrano; and 21-year-old Ariel Jersam Galaviz Alvarez, all of Mexico.

Authorities have said the driver of the van is one of the dead victims, and that two others in the van escaped after being injured in the crash just after midnight Thursday in Lake Como, near the Pocono Mountains.