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Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Schuylkill County commissioners made their final road trip of the year of holding meetings in various part of the county, visiting Pine Grove Wednesday for a meeting in the borough's municipal building with a handful of senior citizens in attendance.

Two proclamations were adopted, one designating Saturday, Oct. 27, as "Make A Difference Day," encouraging specific volunteer activities such as encouraging residents to step out of their personal comfort zone and dare to care about people who are homeless, hungry, lonely, sick or in need of help.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

A Lehighton delivery truck driver, who police say was drunk when he struck and severely injured Jim Thorpe Fire Chief Bill Diehm in July, waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday on aggravated assault by vehicle while driving under the influence, and related charges.

The charges against Steven M. Schock, 36, which include aggravated assault by vehicle, also a felony; two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol; reckless driving; careless driving; and (failing to drive) on the right side of a roadway, will be sent on to Carbon County court.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

An Ashfield man who is already behind bars for allegedly plotting to kill his grandmother for inheritance money in September also faces drug and child endangerment charges after a state trooper found 20 bags of heroin stuck under his belly in May.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Ten defendants in pending criminal cases entered guilty pleas Tuesday in Carbon County court.

Judge Joseph J. Matika accepted the pleas from the following:

Alisen Vanger, 23, formerly of Coaldale and a inmate in the county prison, pleaded to one count each of possession of a controlled substance-heroin, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

She was arrested on Aug. 21, by Nesquehoning police at the county prison. While being processed into the prison on other charges, illegal substances and paraphernalia was found on her.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

A Palmerton woman who is charged with stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry waived her right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday before District Judge Edward Lewis of Jim Thorpe.

Felony charges of theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property against Rachael E. Greenzweig, 22, will now head to Carbon County Court.

According to an affidavit of probable cause filed by Jim Thorpe Detective Lee Marzen, here's what happened:

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Andrea Lazicki, of West End Physical Therapy, leads participants in stretching exercises before a crowd of over 200 began the Pink Light Walk for breast cancer awareness and to get the word out that early detection is the best protection. The event was hosted by West End Happenings.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Yoga/modern dance performers (Clockwise from top), Amanda Carson, Maya Kowalcyk, and Dani Davison, choreograph and practice a dance that will be presented at the Mauch Chunk Opera House performance of local talent, Harvest Jam, on Thanksgiving Eve, November 21.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge have made an arrest in the death of a New Jersey man whose body was found late Monday afternoon buried in Carbon County.

Troopers said Michael Rhubart, 28, of Juniper Rd., Effort, Monroe County, has been charged with criminal homicide, aggravated assault, illegally possessing a firearm, and tampering with evidence. He was arraigned before District Judge Michael Muth, of East Stroudsburg, and committed to the county prison in Snydersville, with no bail set.

He is charged with shooting to death Jubar Hughes, 33, of Newark.

Thursday, October 25, 2012
Alvin Messinger brings a skunk to life by putting his hand in a skin.

Canal and Lehigh streets and further south along the towpath were filled with people who turned out to see the many exhibits at the Walnutport Canal Festival. As a passerby said, "It's a small festival but has something for everyone's interest." The festival was held Oct. 21 with near perfect weather.

The lock has not been repaired since a storm destroyed the gates last year. The Rev. David Mohr said they are having problems getting permits because it is considered a public waterway.