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Friday, July 4, 2014

The rain is expected to clear for picnics this afternoon. We could have a few lingering showers but the weather should be clear for fireworks today.


Here Is the forecast from the National Weather Service:

Friday, July 4, 2014

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources reopened the beach to swimming at Beltzville State Park in Carbon County, effective this morning, July 4, because of safe bacterial counts in water samples from July 2.


Friday, July 4, 2014

A motorcyclist from Schuylkill County sustained injuries and his passenger was killed in a crash Wednesday in Union Township.

The Centre Daily Times reports that Charles Oliver II, 52, Andreas, was operating a Yamaha motorcycle on Route 504 about 1:40 p.m. when the bike failed to negotiate a curve.

The bike left the roadway and ended up in a gravel area, according to state police at Philipsburg.

A Port Matilda woman, Karen Moore, 50, died at the scene from injuries.

Police said Oliver was flown to Altoona Regional Health System Trauma Center with major injuries.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Schuylkill County Coroner Dr. David J. Moylan, who is challenging U.S. Rep Matt Cartwright,  revealed today at a press conference that he had a DUI charge 19 years ago

Moylan, 63, was charged with the DUI on May 16, 1995.

He was admitted to ARD on Jan. 18, 1996. He said he’s had a clean record since that time.

He said he was young and foolish at the time.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Heavy rains and strong winds brought this tree down across Fairyland Road in Franklin Township, closing the roadway.

The road reopened at 7:30 p.m.

The forecast for this holiday weekend:
Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely, then occasional showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 2 a.m. Some storms could be severe, with damaging winds, gusty winds, heavy rain, and frequent lightning. Low around 67. West wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — Subaru is recalling more than 660,000 cars and SUVs because the brake lines can rust and leak fluid, and that can mean it will take longer to stop the vehicles.

For about half the vehicles, it's the second recall for the same problem.

Affected are 2005 through 2009 Legacy and Outback, the 2008 through 2014 Impreza and the 2009 through 2013 Forester.

Thursday, July 3, 2014
TNT Fireworks tent at Walmart in Lehighton offers an array of novelty items.

There's nothing like a beautiful fireworks display to illuminate this weekend's celebration, but there's also nothing like a serious injury to ruin it.

The National Council on Fireworks Safety urges Americans to use caution when setting off fireworks, and likewise, to abide by state laws regarding their use.

To ensure safe practices during your Fourth of July festivities, follow these simple guidelines.

KNOW THE RULES. The legality of fireworks in Pennsylvania is most often handled by local municipalities.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Pocono Mountain Regional police are looking for a white male who robbed a Monroe County store at knife point.

Police said the incident occurred at 10:26 p.m. Wednesday at Joe's Kwik Mart, along Route 940 in Pocono Summit.

Police said an employee was preparing to drop a cash deposit when the white male came behind the counter armed with a large knife and took the cash from the employee's hand and the rest of the cash in a cash drawer. At the time of the robbery there was heavy rain.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Deeds recorded

Banks Township

Sheriff of Carbon County to J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., Columbus, Ohio, property at 29-33 Main St., $1.


Marion E. Whiteman to Richard A. Melhem, Breinigsville, property at 241 Ore St., $60,000.

Franklin Township

Kevin Strunk to Lonnie K. Kresge, 205 Malibu Drive, Lehighton, property along Malibu Drive, $190,000.

Fannie Mae to Matthew T. Henshue, 450 Acorn Drive, Lehighton, property at 450 Acorn Drive, $190,000.

Jim Thorpe

Thursday, July 3, 2014

A handful of Schuylkill Township residents continue to question the supervisors about the amount they pay for garbage, the enforcement actions of the township's police officer and the availability of the financial records of the township.

During the public comment portion of the township meeting held Wednesday, Dan Gray, Brockton, asked the supervisors why they don't provide line-item budget reports.