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Friday, February 6, 2015

An Albrightsville man pleaded guilty on Thursday in Carbon County court in three pending criminal cases.

Lawrence Elmer Purcell Jr., 32, entered pleas before Judge Steven R. Serfass to one count each of possession of a controlled substance-Vyvanse, receiving stolen property, and driving under the influence of a controlled substance.

Friday, February 6, 2015

The honor roll for the Panther Valley Middle School for the second marking period of the 2014-2015 school year has been announced by Principal Lisa Mace.

Distinguished honors

Sixth grade: Jonathan Byers, Kaylee Gilbert, Madison Heckman, Jacqueline Kokinda, Jason Lin, Arianna Moser, Antonio Perilli, Hailey Shreffler and Lilith Vogel

Friday, February 6, 2015

State police at Lehighton are investigating a home invasion incident that occurred Thursday at a Monroe County home.

Troopers said two males, wearing masks, forced their way into the home of Jenna Rahmann, 26, and Cheryl Rahmann, 55, of 625 Laurel Lane in Saylorsburg, Ross Township, about noon. Upon entering the home, the males removed several items from a second-floor bedroom.

The males then fled the residence and left the area in a dark green coupe-style vehicle. No injuries were reported.

Friday, February 6, 2015
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS A fire emergency services training facility may soon join the Carbon County Emergency Management Agency/Communications Center, seen here, as well as the county prison and animal shelter off Route 93 on the Broad Mountain in Nesquehoning.

A fire training facility in Carbon County that has been a dream for years, may soon become a reality.

During the Nesquehoning Borough Council meeting last week, John McArdle, fire chief of Nesquehoning Hose Company No. 1, asked council to consider waiving all fees if plans for a fire emergency services training facility comes before them.

McArdle said plans are being discussed for a new facility to be constructed near the Carbon County Emergency Management Agency, located in Nesquehoning.

Friday, February 6, 2015
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Carbon County is looking at this building on East Fourth Street in Jim Thorpe as a possible new location for some of its county offices, which are outgrowing current space in the county buildings.

Carbon County officials are eyeing a property that may work for additional office space.

On Thursday, the commissioners voted to approve a proposal from Person Agency Inc. of Lehighton for the appraisal of a property on East Fourth Street in Jim Thorpe. The cost of the appraisal is estimated at $550.

Commissioner Wayne Nothstein said the county is looking at the building, which is the former Dollar Store, because it needs additional office space.

Friday, February 6, 2015

A Weatherly woman was arrested by Nesquehoning police after she caused a crash while driving with drugs in her system.

According to Police Chief Sean Smith, who conducted the arrest, Amanda J. Dezolt, 28, of 123 Grist Mill Road, was arrested following a head-on crash within borough limits.

The incident occurred at 8:34 a.m. Dec. 11.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Nesquehoning Mayor Sam Kitchko reported that borough police had a total of 4,767 calls during 2014.

In addition, for the month of December, police received $2,940, issued 65 citations, responded to 392 incidents and drove 5,060 miles while on patrol.

Kitchko also thanked police for their hard work over the past few weeks when incidents have been on the rise in the borough.

"They put a lot of time in," he said. "All of those cases are well on their way to being closed."

Friday, February 6, 2015

U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright announced that the Fiscal Year 2014 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grant application period opens at 8 a.m. Monday. The application deadline is 5 p.m. March 6.

The SAFER application process requires a significan't amount of time to properly complete, and Cartwright asks that any affiliates who seek help with their application contact the appropriate district office.

Friday, February 6, 2015
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS A chickadee hangs from a bird feeder at the Carbon County Environmental Education Center. Chickadees are natural cavity nesters, and bird boxes, like the one the  center is selling, make a perfect habitat.

Bird lovers, are you looking to attract birds to your property?

If so, why not look at a handmade bird box from the Carbon County Environmental Education Center in Summit Hill.

Build your own

The center will host Bird Box Building at 1 p.m. Feb. 28 in its activity room. The class aims to help create habitats for bluebirds, chickadees, titmice, wrens or deer mice using precut kits.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Residents can give official testimony about the proposed PennEast pipeline at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Penn's Peak.

The proposed 108-mile natural gas pipeline would cut through Towamensing, Lower Towamensing, Penn Forest and Kidder townships.

This is one of five meetings being conducted by The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

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