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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

State police are searching for Eric Matthew Frein, 31, of Canadensis, Monroe County, suspected of fatally shooting a state trooper and wounding another at the Blooming Grove state police barracks in Pike County late Friday night.

Frein, described as 6 feet, one inch tall, weighing 165 pounds, and with blue eyes and dark brown hair, is "armed and extremely dangerous," state Police Commissioner Frank Noonan said at a news conference Tuesday.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Pennsylvania State Police have identified a suspect in the killing of a trooper and the critical wounding of another outside a rural barracks as Eric Matthew Frein from Canadensis. Frein who is in his 30s, recently lived about 20 miles from the scene of the ambush, a law enforcement official with direct knowledge of the investigation said Tuesday.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Former Coaldale mayor Richard Corkery, 75, was sentenced in Carbon County court today to serve 9 to 36 months on child pornography charges.

The sentenced will be followed by 36 months probation and he is required to register as a sex offender under Megan's Law.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The decision whether to charge three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York will be up to a grand jury.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

State police apparently have a suspect in the fatal shooting Friday of Cpl. Bryon Dickson as he left the Blooming Grove, Pike County barracks.

Officials have told WPVI, Philadelphia, that police have found a Jeep in a swampy area near the barracks, and that there was evidence inside the Jeep that linkied it to the shooter. The Jeep is registered to the suspected shooter’s father, but is owned by the suspect, whom police say lives and works in Delaware.

Police plan a news conference this afternoon to provide more details.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Lansford police officer Robert J. Shubeck, 40, of Nesquehoning, was sentenced to 36 months probation in Carbon County court on Tuesday on a charge of corruption of a minor.

President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II imposed the sentence. Shubeck previously pleaded guilty to the charge. However, in a plea bargain with the state Attorney General's office, charges relateing to an alleged sexual relationship he had with a teenage boy were not part of the plea agreement.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Each month during the West Penn Township supervisors' meeting, Police Chief Brian Johnson reads his monthly report, which includes the number of miles the officers have traveled while on patrol. That number is typically more than 6,000 miles.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

More than 500 people attended the dedication of a new building of the Goodwill Fire Company in Germansville. State Reps. William Klingaman and Joseph Zellers were among the speakers. Lehigh County Commissioners talked about the fire company's history, noting that it was officially organized on Sept. 18, 1915.

A highlight of the dedication festivities included competition involving 13 fire companies.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

According to Norman Burger, a West End Fair director from Chestnuthill, a break-in was discovered at the West End Fairgrounds, believed to have occurred sometime over the weekend.

Homer Borger of Kunkletown made the discovery Monday morning. Attempts to enter several buildings were unsuccessful.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Carbon County Labor Chapter will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Democratic Information Center, 182 S. First St., across from Adelle's Café.

The meeting will focus on several labor issues in Carbon County and the Nov. 4 election.

Members of labor unions, both active members and retired, are welcome to attend the labor chapter meeting. The chapter also welcomes friends of labor unions to attend.

For more information, please call Linda Christman at 610-377-0235.