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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.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Two people had multiple preliminary hearings scheduled before District Judge Stephen Bayer of Tamaqua last week.

Eugene Bushick II, 32, of 21 Highland Park Place, Mahanoy City, was in court to answer to charges filed by McAdoo patrolman Steven Homanko in connection with incidents on Feb. 1 and 7. In both cases the charges were possession of controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He elected to waive his hearings.

Bushick was released on his own recognizance.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

An old-fashioned gospel concert featuring the Hinkle Family from Texas will be hosted by Mount Eaton Church in Saylorsburg at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 2.

All are welcome. Admission is free, and an offering will be taken for the group.

Directions to the church may be found at mounteatonchurch.org.

For more information, please contact the church office at 570-992-7050 or office@mounteatonchurch.org.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Ethan Michael Sullivan

A Schuylkill County district judge on Monday found enough evidence to send to court homicide charges against a man accused of killing Jason "Jay" Hahn of Andreas in June.

Ethan Michael Sullivan, 20, of Saint Clair, remains in the county prison without bail in Hahn's June 15 death. He is charged with criminal homicide, two counts of aggravated assault, robbery/serious bodily injury, theft by unlawful taking, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
JUDY DOLGOS-KRAMER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS The depth of Lake Harmony in Kidder Township once was almost 40 feet deep. Due to stormwater runoff and continued development, the lake is believed to be about 15 feet at its deepest point.

Lake Harmony is in trouble. The beautiful lake once measuring almost 40 feet in depth is now believed to be about 15 feet at its deepest point.

The lake is surrounded by homes and businesses.

Over the years, development has stripped away the natural defenses, and the lake is slowly filling up due to stormwater runoff.

"This is the most important issue facing this township at this time," resident Tom Wagner said. "It is a fantasy not to consider Lake Harmony the single greatest asset of Kidder Township.