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Sunday, January 25, 2015

One of the largest snow storms of the winter may impact our area Monday into Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

While there is still uncertainty as to the track and ferocity of a developing nor`easter late Monday, there is little doubt that
snow will affect travel Monday in much of our area. There is potential for a foot or more of snow Monday night.

Heavy snow with blowing and drifting, with accumulations of 6 to 16 inches.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

The Summit Hill Borough workforce will still be plowing curb to curb on Monday (North and West sides of streets) even during Monday's storm to make room for parking in anticipation of the larger storms predicted for this week.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

MAHANOY TOWNSHIP - One person is in custody after a high-speed chase that began on the Pittston bypass and ended with the suspect apprehended on Interstate 81 in Schuylkill County near Mahanoy City.

The name and age of the male suspect were not released on Sunday night, although the person was was taken to the hospital after his apprehension, state police said.

Pittston city police initiated pursuit of the wanted male, with state troopers from the Wyoming, Hazleton, and Frackville barracks joining in the chase as the vehicle made its way down the Interstate, troopers confirmed.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Lansford Borough has issued a state of emergency because of weather, effective at midnight tonight.

Parking is prohibited along all of Water Street, Kline Avenue and Snyder Avenue until further notice.

Plowing operations along the south and west sides of all streets will continue Monday beginning at 8 a.m.

Depending on the strength of the anticipated snow storm, additional updates will be made as needed.

Questions can be directed to the Lansford Police at 570-645-5844.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities say a man's plans to break into a Houston store fell through, after he crashed through the ceiling and landed in front of police.

Houston police say the man climbed a tree and onto the roof of a Family Dollar store early Sunday morning, then managed to break a hole in the roof and enter the building.

But after making his way into the store, the man fell through the ceiling just as a police officer arrived in response to a call about a potential burglary.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — A "potentially historic" storm could dump 2 to 3 feet of snow from northern New Jersey to Connecticut starting Monday, crippling a region that has largely been spared so far this winter, the National Weather Service said.

A blizzard warning was issued for New York and Boston, and the National Weather Service said the massive storm would bring heavy snow and powerful winds starting Monday and into Tuesday.

"This could be a storm the likes of which we have never seen before," New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio at a news conference Sunday.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (AP) — Two Marine Corps officers killed when their helicopter crashed during a training exercise in the Southern California desert were remembered Sunday as talented pilots.

Capt. Elizabeth Kealey and 1st Lt. Adam Satterfield died from injuries in the crash Friday at the Twentynine Palms Marine base. They were the only two Marines aboard theUH-1Y Huey helicopter.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — A major snowstorm with blizzard-like conditions could drop a foot or more of snow across most parts of the Northeast as they gear up for the workweek right after the first real storm of the winter hit them with rain, several inches of snow and messy slush.

A storm system diving out of the Midwest has the potential to slowly coat from Philadelphia up to Massachusetts and Maine with snow beginning late Sunday night into Monday and intensifying greatly well into Tuesday, the National Weather Service said.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Carbon Career and Technical Institute (CCTI) is making waves on an international level.

Recently, the school's electronics and computer engineering programs were collectively named the Electronics Technician Association (ETA) “student chapter of the year.”

CCTI students bested all eligible chapters within and outside the United States.

Formed in January 2014, the chapter promotes careers in electronics and supporting student electronics technicians.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

In spite of a fast response by area firefighters an East Brunswick Township home was destroyed by flames Saturday afternoon.

The fire was first reported just before 1 p.m. in the basement area of a home along Indian Run Road.

When firemen arrived on scene they found themselves with a true uphill battle. The dwelling sits off the road about a half mile with a one lane dirt driveway which was covered with ice.

Only one truck made it up the drive near the home with the others stationed at the bottom of the drive on Indian Run Road.