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Monday, January 12, 2015
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A SpaceX Falcon 9 blasts off launch pad 40 in Cape Canaveral,Florida, early Saturday. The Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Dragon spacecraft to deliver supplies to the International Space Station. This will be SpaceX's fifth cargo delivery mission to the ISS.

Monday, January 12, 2015

DUNMORE (AP) – It wasn't lemonade.

A New York trucker is facing a disorderly conduct charge after state police say he dumped urine onto Interstate 81 in northeastern Pennsylvania as cars and trucks whizzed by.

The Times-Tribune reports 51-year-old Vinny Fotiadis was pulled over on the shoulder Sunday in Dunmore and made the alleged pour in view of a trooper.

State police say Fotiadis sat in the cab of his truck and poured a large amount of the liquid out from a container.

Information on the Newburgh, New York, man's lawyer wasn't immediately available.

Monday, January 12, 2015

State police at Frackville announced Sunday that two people have been charged with the death of a Coaldale man, whose skeletal remains were found in a wooded area last September.

Troopers said Oliver Luis Trizarri, 21, of Reading, and a 17-year-old male, have been charged with criminal homicide, criminal conspiracy to commit homicide, robbery, aggravated assault, and theft by unlawful taking.

The two are charged with the murder of Corey Michael Samuels, 24.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

A fatal crash in Carbon County killed one person on Sunday, according to a report by the Wilkes-Barre Times Leader.

Police said John Molosky, 68, of Beaver Meadows was traveling south on Berwick Street in Banks Township.

Gloria Phyllis Molosky, 67, of Beaver Meadows, was a passenger in the vehicle.

Molosky's vehicle traveled off the roadway and hit a tree.

John Molosky was pronounced dead upon arrival, while Gloria was transported to Lehigh Valley Cedar Crest medical center with serious injuries.

Police are investigating the crash.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

A winter weather advisory is in effect from 1 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, with a forecast for a wintry mix of precipitation expected to begin before the start of the morning commute, then gradually mix with or change to freezing rain during the late morning and early afternoon hours.

Snow and sleet accumulation of up to 1 inch are possible, along with around a tenth of an inch of ice.

Plain rain is possible by mid or late afternoon...especially at the lower elevations.

Here's the complete forecast:

Winter Weather Advisory
Hazardous Weather Outlook

Sunday, January 11, 2015

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Jan. 10--SUNBURY -- Despite pleading not guilty to endangering the welfare of a child, Victor Hare on Friday learned he will face trial after a 9-year-old Sunbury boy under his supervision was found dead in Hare's home Oct. 13.

Korbin Rager, an Oaklyn Elementary fourth-grader, died of a suspected drug overdose in Hare's Point Township home. A convicted felon, Hare also is accused of illegally possessing multiple firearms in the house where Korbin was staying.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

SCHWENKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Officials say a 5-year-old boy was taken to a hospital after a 30-foot fall from a chair lift at a Philadelphia-area ski lodge.

The accident was reported at about 7 p.m. Saturday at Spring Mountain Adventures in Schwenksville, Montgomery County.

Owner Rick Buckman said the boy was alone in a seat on a beginner chair lift and wearing a helmet when he fell to the slope below. He was flown to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where officials declined comment on his condition.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Investigators found five guns and a laptop computer in the vehicle of a man suspected of killing three people in a shooting spree, a police chief said Sunday, but they hadn't yet uncovered any motive for the rampage.

John Lee, 29, was arrested following a high-speed chase in nearby Washington state after the shootings Saturday. Police believe he opened fire at three locations in the western Idaho city of Moscow, killing his landlord, his adoptive mother and a manager at a restaurant his parents frequented. A Seattle man was also critically injured.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Drug arrests reached a record high in Jim Thorpe Borough in 2014, according to Mayor Michael Sofranko.

During a year-end report delivered to council Thursday night, Sofranko said 63 people were charged with drug-related offenses.

Not only did that number set a record, it blew past totals out of the water.

“We’ve probably had seven or eight in a year before,” Sofranko said. “It’s the thing I’m most proud of in regards to our department this year.”

Saturday, January 10, 2015

We could have a slippery commute Monday morning.

Snow is expected to develop between 3 a.m. To 6 a.m., then will possibly change to sleet or freezing rain.

Precipation will end in the day, possibly as snow.

The forecast:

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 8. West wind 3 to 6 mph.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 28. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 8 mph in the morning.

Sunday Night: Snow likely after 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 26. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.