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Friday, May 11, 2012

A teen was fatally injured when the car he was a passenger in crashed Thursday afternoon.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said the accident occurred about 5:30 p.m. along Deep Creek Road in Barry Township.

The teen, age 17, was ejected from the car when it crashed. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to police the driver was identified as Dillon K. Doyle, 18, of Hegins. Troopers said he lost control of the car and flipped over onto its roof, where it came to rest.

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Just after 9 p.m. Thursday, Tamaqua police and fire police closed Mauch Chunk Street in the Dutch Hill section while responding to a victim being attacked by a group of individuals. After hearing a commotion outside their homes, residents near the intersection of Mauch Chunk and Market streets told a TIMES NEWS reporter they saw a shirtless young man get tasered by a Tamaqua officer. The man, who witnesses said appeared to be in his late teens, then ran off. Witnesses added that the person the police tasered was beating another younger individual while others watched.

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"Penny", a miniature Dachshund, gets a stroller ride with 16-month old John Kovatch V while parents John IV and Ashley Kovatch of Nesquehoning traverse a path recently at the Locust Lake State Park in Barnesville.

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The 2012 Annual Spring-A'Fair Palmerton Hospital Auxiliary Plant Sale kicked off Thursday at the main entrance to the hospital.Pictured are (l-r) Rita Goidich, Anwar Kahn, Lucy Melo, and Jeanne Stemler. Not pictured is Elizabeth Leshock. The sale continued today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to noon.

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The students at St. Joseph's Regional Academy in Jim Thorpe raised $1,000 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) of Eastern Pennsylvania by participating in their Pennies for Patients program.

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Steve and Roxanne Sagala of Effort are ready to answer any questions about their products at the Western Pocono Lioness Holistic Fair held at the West End Fire Company in Brodheadsville. It included massage personnel, oils and soaps, aroma therapy, tarot card reading, dream interpretation, jewelry, and more. Lioness Club president Virginia Lamendola says the 6th Annual Holistic Fair was well attended, the food was terrific, vendors sold wonderful items and all are looking forward to it again next year.

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TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS This sign thanks all of the volunteers and businesses that made the new dugouts at the Third Street field in Palmerton possible.

Put them in coach, they're ready to play!

Especially now that members of the Palmerton Towamensing Little League now have new dugouts to call their very own.

Thanks to the efforts of volunteers and businesses alike, two new dugouts have been constructed at the Third Street field in Palmerton.

Complete with concrete floors, the dugouts were the brainchild of Ed Kupillas, president of the Palmerton Towamensing Athletic Association.

Kupillas said he suggested the project back in 2008. The planning process then began in the summer of 2009, he said.

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TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS George Duell Jr., a member of the memorial committee, discusses plans to erect a memorial in the Palmerton Borough Park with members of the Palmerton Area Chamber of Commerce.

About 90 percent of the donations for a memorial to recognize Palmerton area servicemen and women has been secured.

George Duell Jr, a member of the memorial committee, recently addressed the status of the memorial to members of the Palmerton Area Chamber of Commerce.

The Palmerton United Veteran's Organization and the borough plan to build the memorial in the borough park as a tribute to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, and to those who served to preserve our freedom.

Friday, May 11, 2012

A Carbon County jury returned a split verdict in an assault case on Thursday.

The jury panel found Bruce Lee Hawk Jr., 39, of Ashfield, guilty of one count each of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and simple assault but not guilty of aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury, and driving under the influence (DUI) of a controlled substance. The trial began Wednesday before Judge Steven R. Serfass. The jury deliberated for about an hour and a half before reaching its decision.