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Thursday, July 5, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Just before 8 a.m. Wednesday, firefighters and rescuers were called to SR54 in Hometown, near Church Road, for a vehicle accident involving an entrapped man. Rush Township Police reported that William Brown, 82, of Hometown was traveling west on SR54, Pine Creek Drive, in his red 2010 Buick, when his vehicle went off the roadway and struck a stump, coming to a rest in a drainage ditch. After being extricated, a PennStar helicopter landed at the parking lot of the Sovereign Bank in Hometown to fly the man to St. Luke's Hospital in Bethlehem.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Join Feed the People in their community cafe which provides a free, hot lunch for any community member who enters its doors regardless of where you live.

No registration is required. On Wednesday, July 11, Feed the People will be serving at Trinity Lutheran Church at 104 East Abbott Street, Lansford. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. to noon.

A welcoming atmosphere to meet neighbors, share a cup of coffee or a meal, and share information about what is happening in the community, play some checkers, chess or dominoes. Volunteers are welcomed.

Thursday, July 5, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Despite being illegal, many area neighborhoods still chose to hold their own mini-fireworks display, as is pictured here in Coaldale.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Health-related factors that may increase the risk of hyperthermia include:

Ÿ Pre-existing diseases such as congestive heart failure, diabetes and chronic obstructive

pulmonary disease

Ÿ Decreased ability to move around

Ÿ Dementia or cognitive impairment

Ÿ Certain medications that may cause dehydration or that may affect the responses to heat by the heart, blood vessels or sweat glands.

Ÿ Being substantially overweight

Ÿ Drinking alcoholic beverages

Ÿ Being dehydrated

Thursday, July 5, 2012

An elderly Palmerton area resident has died of burn injuries he sustained in May.

The Lehigh County coroner's office said Hubert Renninger, 82, of 1169 Mauch Chunk Rd., died on Monday, July 2, about 9:53 p.m. at the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

The report states Renninger died of complications of burns that resulted from a vehicle accident that occurred while repairing a vehicle. The incident occurred at 32 E. Fireline Rd., Parryville.

State police at Lehighton are investigating the incident, the coroner's report noted.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

As the area continues to bake under a prolonged heat wave, medical experts urge people to use common sense and take precautions to avoid heat-related illness.

The National Weather Service is forecasting temperatures to continue in the 90s today and Friday, perhaps reaching as high as 96 degrees on Saturday. Temperatures are expected to drop into the 80s on Sunday, and hover there for at least a few days.

Thursday, July 5, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Many people could be seen enjoying Wednesday's daytime weather. Pictured playing a game of washers with neighbors are Cumberland Avenue residents, from left, Larry Hafer, Irene Rice, Paul Rice and Dale Schnell.

Thursday, July 5, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Members of the Tamaqua American Legion color guard proudly display colors during the ceremony.

Members of the Tamaqua American Legion, Sons of the American Legion and Auxiliary held their annual "Let Freedom Ring" ceremony Wednesday at the Tamaqua Depot Square Park. The colliery bell, originally dedicated on May 5 20004, in Depot Square Park rang a symbolic 13 times to honor the signers of the Declaration of Independence.

The ceremony was part of a nationwide ceremony, held each year on the fourth of July, to honor the original 13 colonies. and to celebrate and honor those who helped achieve America's independence during the American Revolution.

Thursday, July 5, 2012
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Beltzville State Park ranger Tom Duarte passes out maps to the Hickory Run State Park after closing the Beltzville State Park just after noon Wednesday. Thousands flocked to the Park for the July 4th holiday, and many had to be turned away when the park became overcrowded.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

An elderly man admitted in Carbon County court on Tuesday that he sexually assaulted a young female member of his family.

Michael Steven Taschler, 81, of Covered Bridge Road, Kunkletown, pleaded guilty to one count each of endangering the welfare of a child and indecent assault.

Taschler originally faced six counts of aggravated indecent assault, four counts of indecent assault, two counts each of criminal conspiracy, indecent assault, criminal conspiracy-aggravated indecent assault, and endangering the welfare of a child.