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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

HARRISBURG (AP) – Nine Penn State trustees elected by alumni are getting access to documents used to create a 2012 report about how top university administrators handled sex abuse complaints against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

Penn State board chairman Keith Masser said in a letter to trustees Monday that he has directed a Philadelphia lawyer to make available a database and interview materials used to produce the report by former FBI director Louis Freeh.

Monday, December 1, 2014

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man suspected in four killings in separate shootings has been found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after an hourslong manhunt, police said Monday.

Jody Lee Hunt, 39, of Westover was found in the woods in the southern part of Monongalia County, state police spokesman Lt. Dennis Johnson said.

Hunt's body was found in "a power line right of way" around 7 p.m., Johnson said.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Business was better than expected at area butcher shops on the first day of firearms deer season in Pennsylvania on Monday.

By 3 p.m., Richard Eidem had about 13 deer in his Long Run Road shop in Lehighton.

“I didn't think we'd have that great a season with buck only able to be shot until Friday, but it's a nice first day,” he said. “The bucks that are coming in are decent size and so are the doe.”

Monday, December 1, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Watch out world, the Girl Scouts are going digital to sell you cookies.

For the first time since sales began nearly 100 years, Girl Scouts of the USA will allow its young go-getters to push their wares using a mobile app or personalized websites.

But only if their scout councils and guardians say OK.

"Girls have been telling us that they want to go into this space," said Sarah Angel-Johnson, chief digital cookie executive for the organization covering about 2 million girls. "Online is where entrepreneurship is going."

Monday, December 1, 2014

Four women were sent to the hospital with injuries after a two-car collision Monday on Route 309 in Hometown.

According to Sgt. Duane Frederick of Rush Township Police, a 2006 Chevrolet Equinox driven by Stacey Bosworth, 44, of Lansford, rear-ended a 2002 Honda operated by Megan McClintock, 17, Weatherly, about 4:36 p.m. Police said the McClintock vehicle was stopped at the intersection of Claremont Avenue (Route 309) and Lincoln Drive.

Both drivers were injured, along with a passenger Bosworth's vehicle, Brenda Gigli, 38, Tamaqua.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Through a collaborative effort, Carbon County is learning about students' alcohol, tobacco and drug habits.

The Carbon County Child and Family Collaborative recently released the results of the 2013-2014 Carbon County Schools Drug and Alcohol Survey conducted through a partnership between the collaborative and Carbon County school districts. The group has been conducting the survey annually since the 2010-2011 school year.

Jamie Drake, treatment program manager for Carbon-Monroe-Pike County Drug and Alcohol Commission, compiled the data collected.

Monday, December 1, 2014

The Pleasant Valley Choral Society will present its annual Christmas concert "Sounds of the Season" at 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Pleasant Valley High School auditorium in Brodheadsville.

Portions of the ticket sales will be donated to Valor, a local charity focused on veterans' issues. To find out more about Valor, visit www.valorclinic.org.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Deeds recorded

East Penn Township

Violet E. Brobst to Linda S. Rosencrance, 357 Spruce St., Walnutport, property along South Dieter Hill Road, $1.

John R. Rupell to East Penn Township, 167 Municipal Road, Lehighton, recreational area, parcel No. 72-7-B37.02, $10,000.

Franklin Township

Sandra E. Green to Sandra E. Smith, 411 Fairview St., Lehighton, property at 411 Fairview St., $1.

Kerry D. Christman to Richard A. Brink, 318 South Ave., Jim Thorpe, property at 318 South Ave., $21,500.

Monday, December 1, 2014
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Kevin Jusino, center, receives a Student of The Month certificate from the Penn Kidder Lions President Manny DaCosta, right. Also

at the presentation was Kevin's father, Pedro Jusino.

Monday, December 1, 2014
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Sharon Kimmel, Lions Club district governor, left, made her firstofficial visitation to the Penn Kidder Lions Club recently. With her is Lions Club President Manny DaCosta. To honor the visit, the club gave Kimmel a Pocono Pebble.