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Sunday, October 12, 2014

MECHANIC FALLS, Maine (AP) — A Halloween-themed hayride loaded with passengers crashed down a hill in the Maine woods and slammed into a tree, fatally injuring a teenage girl and leaving more than 20 other people hurt, police said Sunday.

Seventeen-year-old Cassidy Charette of Oakland died from her injuries after the Gauntlet Haunted Night Ride wagon overturned Saturday night at a rural farm in Mechanic Falls, authorities said.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Pleasant Valley High School marching band took to the field Saturday in Nazareth at the 32nd annual Soundfest band competition, an USBands circuit competition. This was their second competition this season.

Assistant Band Director Aaron Boligitz said he thought the band would do really well.

“They got the first show kinks out,” he said. “It’s always exciting to perform.”

Sunday, October 12, 2014

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State police have been trying to determine the credibility of a shooting threat posted anonymously on a social media website.

Campus police on planned to station officers at the HUB on Monday. The HUB is a center of campus social life that includes various eateries and other places students meet to socialize and was mentioned in the threat on Yik Yak as the place where the shooting would occur at noon Monday.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

DALLAS (AP) — A "breach of protocol" at the hospital where Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan was treated before his death led to the infection of a health care worker with the deadly virus, and other caregivers could potentially be exposed, federal health officials said Sunday.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory for our area between 4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Sunday. Temperatures will dip into the low 30s, so cover up those sensitive outdoor plants and bring in any lingering garden produce. The temperatures are expected to warm up, hovering at about 60 degrees during the day. Skies will be sunny, with a chance of showers at night. Showers are expected through Wednesday, when a thunderstorm is possible. Temperatures may hit a high of 73 on Tuesday, before returning to more seasonal norms of about 60 degrees.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

The hunt for accused killer Eric Frein in the heavily wooded area of Barrett Township has spooked supervisors into postponing the annual Halloween parade and bagging trick or treat night.

"We're certainly saddened and inconvenienced about this decision we had to make, but we feel it was right one," said Supervisor Loree Guthrie.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Extendicare Health Services and its subsidiary Progressive Step Corporation have agreed to pay $38 million to the United States and eight states to resolve allegations that Extendicare billed Medicare and Medicaid for materially substandard nursing services that were so deficient that they were effectively worthless, and billed Medicare for medically unreasonable and unnecessary rehabilitation therapy services, the Justice Department and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services of Inspector General announced Friday.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

The Carbon Builders Association is holding a dinner meeting Tuesday evening at Cherry's Family Restaurant and The Maraschino Bar on Route 209 in Kresgeville.

Jerry Leach, former PBA Director of Building Codes and energy consultant for CLEAResult, will show how to get up to $2,000 for every new home built with energy efficiency equipment, materials and techniques in the PPL territory.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Every day, I have the great opportunity to work with very passionate, hardworking and driven professionals and business owners.

Our businesses, professionals and volunteers are the heartbeat of this great county, and it is our privilege to take a night and celebrate local success stories.

The Carbon Chamber and Economic Development Corporation is seeking nominations for the 2014 CCEDC Annual Dinner Awards.

The ceremony will take place at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 21 at Blue Mountain Ski Resort.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Reading Area Community College is please to announce that Rayn Turner of Lansford has completed the Auctioneering Certification Program on May 15.

This 10-week program is one of only three programs recognized by the Pennsylvania State Auction Board as a means to obtain a Pennsylvania auctioneer's license.

On Aug. 26, Turner's license was issued by the state, making him an official auctioneer.