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Sunday, February 2, 2014

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a winter weather advisory from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Snow will be heavy at times with an accumulation of 3 to 5 inches.

Precipitation will begin as rain and snow mix early Monday and then will start to changeover to all snow by mid-morning.

The snow could become heavy for a few hours late Monday morning.

Temperatures will be in the upper 20s to lower 30s, dropping into teens and lower 20s Monday night. Any leftover moisture Monday night will freeze to untreated surfaces.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Police are searching for a man who attempted an armed robbery at the ATM machine at the Wells Fargo bank on Interchange Road in Lehighton.

Franklin Township, Lehighton and Mahoning Township police surrounded the area Saturday night and are still on the lookout today.

The incident was reported about 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Police have described the man as white 6 foot tall with a thin build. He was wearing a black-and-white bandanna a gray hoodie and blue jeans.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Police are searching for a man who attempted an armed robbery at the ATM machine at the Wells Fargo bank on Interchange Road in Lehighton.

Franklin Township, Lehighton and Mahoning Township police surrounded the area Saturday night and are still on the lookout today.

The incident was reported about 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Police have described the man as white 6 foot tall with a thin build. He was wearing a black-and-white bandanna a gray hoodie and blue jeans.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

State Police at Lehighton are investigating an apparent homicide in Jim Thorpe after human remains were discovered in a wooded area in the borough.

According to the police report, the remains were discovered off Flagstaff Road, at approximately 9:50 a.m. Saturday, while Jim Thorpe Fire Department personnel were extinguishing a reported brush fire.

Preliminary forensic results led investigators to believe the remains are that of an unidentified female.

The investigation is continuing. State police's major case team is handling the investigation.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

 NEW YORK (AP) — Music is taking center stage at the Super Bowl — and not just during the halftime show.

Bank of America will have rock band U2 sing a new song during a commercial break. Pop band OneRepublic jams in a Bud Light ad. And the legendary Bob Dylan's 1966 hit "I Want You" will appear in a Chobani yogurt spot.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Corbett is asking lawmakers for more money to fix and upgrade Pennsylvania's state parks and state forests.

Corbett said Saturday that he's seeking $45 million for the program called "Enhance Penn's Woods" in his budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1

Sunday, February 2, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Charlie Balasavage, a baby-faced boy of 14, landed in juvenile detention after his parents bought him a stolen scooter. Hillary Transue was sent away over a MySpace parody of her vice principal. Justin Bodnar was locked up for mouthing off to a woman at his school bus stop.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) — Emerging from his lair on Super Bowl Sunday, groundhog Punxsutawney Phil couldn't predict the winner of the big game but his handlers said he was sure of his weather forecast: There will be six more weeks of winter.

Pennsylvania's famed groundhog was roused from slumber at 7:28 a.m. Sunday and, according to the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club, directed handler Bill Deeley to a scroll that contained the prediction — along with a Super Bowl reference.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Pennsylvania’s state animal is the whitetail, but you’d never know it judging by the fervor that envelopes the state on Feb. 2, Groundhog Day, when Punxsutawney Phil is pulled from his burrow to let us know whether or not to expect six more weeks of winter.

The Germans who settled in Western PA started the tradition in 1886. Back in Germany, it had been a hedgehog pulled out of its burrow to predict the weather; finding none in PA, they substituted the groundhog.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Jan. 28PNC Bank shrunk its branch network by 160 offices last year, the most of any bank nationwide except for Bank of America, an analysis released Monday by SNL Financial found.

Collectively, banks cut their branch total by 1,487 locations in 2013, SNL said, as the industry contended with persistently low interest rates, slow loan growth and escalating costs.