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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
William "Bill" Rehrig

William "Bill" Rehrig never forgot his roots.

The Parryville native who went to Nashville and became affiliated with such major country music stars as the late Eddie Rabbitt, the late Jerry Reed, Dolly Parton and Tanya Tucker, often returned home to visit family members and perform with local bands.

Rehrig, 75, of Franklin, Tennessee, died suddenly on July 17.

A memorial service will be held this evening in Tennessee.

At 4 p.m. Sunday, a Celebration of Life will be held at the West End Fire Company No. 2, 855 Princeton Ave., Palmerton.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Six defendants in pending driving under the influence cases entered guilty pleas on Tuesday in Carbon County court.

President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II accepted the pleas from the following:

Tyler Matthew Hosier, 22, of Palmerton, was arrested on Feb. 2 along Delaware Avenue in Palmerton by state police at Lehighton. Given a test, the result was 0.11 BAC.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Slatington Police continue to investigate an incident in which an elderly woman was injured over the weekend at a Laundromat in the borough in what is believed to be an attempted robbery.

Contacted Tuesday afternoon, Slatington Borough Police Chief David Rachman said that police received a call at 6:45 p.m. July 20 that said an elderly woman was found lying on the floor inside Horner's Laundromat, at 592 Main St.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania coroner has released the name of a man who died after jumping off a rope swing into a pond.

Police in Allentown in Lehigh County were called at about 5 p.m. Tuesday to the pond near the South Mountain Reservoir.

Witnesses said a man surfaced after jumping off the makeshift rope swing into the water, but they said he appeared to be having difficulty and went under again.

Coroner Scott Grim on Wednesday identified the man as 24-year-old Matthew Ruch of Allentown.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Eddie "Bluestone" Conover and the Rockabilly Cats will be flash mobbing the streets of Tamaqua from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, starting at 213 E. Broad St. (Hair & Beyond) and visiting several businesses going west until they stop at the Tamaqua School district building at 138 West Broad St.

The group is performing a show on Friday at the Tamaqua Community Arts Center.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's highest court says a murder-suicide isn't among the "material defects" that a home seller has to disclose to the buyer.

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Tuesday in the case of a suburban Philadelphia property that was sold in 2007 for $610,000 to someone who didn't know it was the scene of a murder and suicide by Konstantinos Koumboulis a year earlier.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Two women suffered injuries and were taken to the hospital after their vehicle rolled over and flipped into the woods Tuesday evening in Rush Township.

Emergency units responded to the intersection of Lafayette Avenue and Ye Old Hauto Road at 5:25 p.m. after a Schuylkill Communications Center dispatch for a single-vehicle rollover without entrapment.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tamaqua's second annual National Night Out celebration, to be held Aug. 5, is shaping up to be a night for more than just taking back the streets from the criminals.

Last year's event drew between 400 and 450 visitors who had the opportunity to discover various aspects of crime prevention and community safety.

Organizers are looking to attract a larger crowd as one of the activities is a Kidz Karnival, sponsored by the Tamaqua Salvation Army. The children's' event will be held at the North Railroad Street parking lot from 2 to 9 p.m.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Pocono Greyhound Adoption will host a meet and greet from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Country Junction, Route 209 in Lehighton.

Visit www.poconogreyhound.org, or phone 570-856-0377 for more information about adopting or fostering a greyhound.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Navy Club of Carbon County will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. July 28 at the Nesquehoning VFW, 300 E. Center St., Nesquehoning.

Commander Scott Reinhart will be in charge of the meeting.

All members and anyone wishing to become a member are welcome to attend.