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Monday, February 9, 2015

The Rush-Ryan-Delano Senior Citizens meeting scheduled for Tuesday has been canceled.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Rep. Julie Harhart (R-Lehigh/Northampton) is hosting a seminar for parents to learn about higher education financing options and gather other helpful college planning information.

The seminar will be held Thursday, Feb. 26, at Northampton Area High School from 7-9 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. The school is located at 1619 Laubach Ave. in Northampton.

To register call 610-760-9805, or email jnestor@pahousegop.com and leave a name, telephone number and the number of people attending.

Registration is also available online at www.JulieHarhart.com.

Monday, February 9, 2015

The American Psychiatric Association provided tips for dealing with trauma:

ŸWhen something happens, remember that your reactions are normal. You may find that you react to sights, sounds, smells and textures that were present at the time of the crime and which remind you of the incident.

Monday, February 9, 2015

A Carbon County man faces prison time after a Schuylkill County jury decided on Thursday that he had endangered his granddaughter in May 2014 in Pottsville.

The jury of six men and six women deliberated almost three hours before finding Troy M. Fairchild Sr., 42, of Lehighton, guilty of recklessly endangering another person and not guilty of simple assault.

Judge James P. Goodman, who presided over Fairchild's one-day trial, found him guilty of harassment.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Blue Mountain Ski Area held its 2015 Winter Festival on Saturday and Sunday, highlighted by a 400-foot luge track.

Those daring enough to take a run had the chance to be discovered by members of the United States Luge Association and Olympic team, who manned the track.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

A Shenandoah man was seriously injured when he was struck by a vehicle while walking to work just before dawn Sunday.

Shenandoah Police said David Gardner, 32, of 323 S. Jardin St. was struck around 5 a.m. while walking north on the Yatesville Road, about a half mile from the intersection with Route 54.

Gardner, who was treated at the scene by Shenandoah ALS, was flown to Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, in the Life Flight helicopter for treatment of serious head and other injuries.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for freezing rain, sleet and snow. It is in effect from 6 this evening until 6 a.m. Tuesday.
There is the potential for 3 to 7 inches of snow and up to one quarter inch of ice.

Freezing rain is forecast to move into the region this evening. The precipitation is expected to transition to sleet from late tonight into Monday morning before changing to all snow for Monday into Monday night.

The ice and snow will make travel difficult in the region from Sunday night through Monday night.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

A Carbon County man faces prison time after a Schuylkill County jury decided on Thursday that he had endangered his granddaughter in May 2014 in Pottsville.

The jury of six men and six women deliberated almost three hours before finding Troy M. Fairchild Sr., 42, of Lehighton, guilty of recklessly endangering another person and not guilty of simple assault.

Judge James P. Goodman, who presided over Fairchild's one-day trial, found him guilty of harassment.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brian Williams said he is temporarily stepping away from the "NBC Nightly News" amid questions about his memories of war coverage in Iraq, calling it "painfully apparent" that he has become a distracting news story.

In a memo Saturday to NBC News staff that was released by the network, the anchorman said that as managing editor of "NBC Nightly News" he is taking himself off the broadcast for several days. Weekend anchor Lester Holt will fill in, Williams said.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A teenager charged in the shooting death of another teen apparently took a photo of himself with the victim and sent it to a friend, authorities said.

The 16-year-old is charged in Westmoreland County with homicide and a firearms count in the death of 16-year-old Ryan Mangan, who was found Wednesday evening in his home in Jeannette.