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Thursday, November 13, 2014
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS As a tribute to all veterans, Pleasant Valley Middle School students were brought to attention by their principal and US Marine Corps veteran, Rocco Seiler, as a color guard posted the colors.

It was a sea of red, white and blue at Pleasant Valley Middle School's Veterans Day program. All the seventh- and eighth-grade students wore either red, white or blue shirts. Principal Rocco Seiler, a U.S. Marine veteran, called "Attention" to the student body, and as one, they all stood at attention as the color guard, comprising members of different Boy and Girl Scouts troops, posted the colors.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Jim Thorpe Area High School Principal Thomas W. Lesisko has announced the first marking period honor roll for the 2014-2015 school year.

Principal's list

Grade 12: Josiah White Harlan Behrens IV, Riley K. Carroll, Johnathan Thomas Condly, Emily Elizabeth Kattner, Matthew DeWitt Miller, Jackson James Potash, Monica Christine Silny, Alyssa Marie Smith, Elizabeth Joy Strauss

Thursday, November 13, 2014
Will Overstreet/Special to the Times News James Tully purchased a 2007 Subaru Outback with money raised for him through a crowdfunding campaign.

EAST STROUDSBURG (AP) A northeastern Pennsylvania man who was repeatedly mistaken as the suspect in the killing of a state trooper now has his own car as a result of the ordeal.

James Tully was questioned by police more than a dozen times during the search for Eric Frein, who was arrested Oct. 30 after a 48-day manhunt.

Because he didn't have a car, Tully had been forced to walk back and forth from work each day along rural roads.

His plight brought him wide sympathy and led to a crowdfunding campaign to get him a car.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Sister Regina Elinich, IHM, principal of Our Lady of the Angels Academy in Lansford, has announced the first quarter honor roll for the school.

Effort Award

Grade 1: Lawrence Ader III, William Behun, Steven Blasko, Brody Breiner, Angelo Cerimele, Joshua Graham, Adam Kosciolek, Quentin Petschauer, Derek Schlosser, Michael Strucko, Layla Fatzie, Delaney Gombert, Margaret Homyak, Isabella Horvat, Kaitlyn Kisenwether, Mya Reyes, Haley Rivers.

Thursday, November 13, 2014
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

TOPS 1643 Lehighton chapter members Marilyn Barrett and Dawn Miller, leader, along with their grandchildren, Marisa and Ethan Lily and Conner Miller, present a $100 donation to Shirley Radler of the Trinity Food Pantry in Lehighton.

Thursday, November 13, 2014
Special to the TIMES NEWS  The Northern Lehigh Little Theatre will present "Get Smart" this weekend. Show dates are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the high school auditorium.

It promises to mimic a comedy television series that satirizes the secret agent genre.

Audience members can expect that, and a whole lot more, when the Northern Lehigh Little Theatre presents its fall play, "Get Smart."

Show dates are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday in the high school auditorium. Open admission seating, $7, will be available at the door.

Thursday, November 13, 2014
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS From left, Elizabeth Gillen sang Lana Del Rey's "Oh Say Can You See" and accompanied herself on the piano, winning first place at the Pleasant Valley High School National Honor Society's first PV's Got Talent show. The second-place act was the duet of Randi Hogden and Emily Moody who sang OneRepublic's "Counting Stars."

Pleasant Valley High School did indeed prove it's got talent at the National Honor Society's first PV's Got Talent show Thursday night.

The show had 12 entertaining acts.

But there could only be one winner, and that was senior Elizabeth Gillen. She sang Lana Del Rey's "Oh Say Can You See" and accompanied herself on the piano. She won a $25 gift card to The Bagel Experience and will receive a custom-made trophy with her picture on it.

Thursday, November 13, 2014
BOB FORD TIMES NEWS

The bell tower was removed from Diamond Fire Company social hall in Walnutport on Wednesday.

The tower and building were damaged by fire on Nov. 2.

Fire company officials are

waiting for word on how much of the historic building can be saved. The

building has been in use since 1911.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Pocono Greyhound Adoption will be hosting a meet and greet at Tractor Supply Co., 486 Blakeslee Blvd., Lehighton, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Visit www.poconogreyhound.org or call 570-856-0377 for further information about adopting or fostering a greyhound.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

An attorney who was denied access to ambush suspect Eric Matthew Frein immediately following his arrest thinks Frein has a viable argument to challenge the admission of statements made to police without counsel present.

The U.S. Supreme Court and other Pennsylvania state appellate courts have previously ruled the failure of police to advise a defendant an attorney was present to represent them does not violate the person's due process rights or their right against self incrimination.