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Thursday, February 6, 2014

A Tamaqua couple was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Wednesday afternoon along a slush-covered Route 309 in Lynn Township, Lehigh County.

State police at Fogelsville identified the couple as Roger D. Jones, 52, and Geraldine M. Jones, 58. The two were pronounced dead at the scene of the 2:30 p.m. crash by Lehigh Country deputy coroner Craig Hanzl.

County coroner Scott M. Grim said both died of multiple blunt force trauma. He ruled the deaths were accidental.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

As the Winter Olympics begin tonight in Sochi,Russia, we'll be featuring local coverage.

Throughout the next two weeks, we'll featureinterviews with people who are going to the Olympics from our region, as well as storieson skiing, the biathloncompetition, a woman who plays ice hockey and locals who compete in curling.

For up-to-date coverage of the Olympics, click on the icon at

Thursday, February 6, 2014

When the late William (Bud) Kresge's funeral activities were held last week, long lines of friends and community members came to pay their respect and offer condolences to the family of the unofficial mayor of Brodheadsville.

At the funeral service, three pastors and the caretaker for both Kresge and his late wife spoke about Kresge's service and outreach to all, his love for his wife, Sparky, and his sense of humor.

Thursday, February 6, 2014
PennDOT driver Bob Kulp checks his truck bed before reloading Wednesday morning.

Snow is a part of winter life in Northeast Pennsylvania, and with it comes snow-covered roads.

Nobody knows this better than Corey Reph, assistant county manager for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation in Carbon County. Reph gets weather updates on his computer, while checking a weather app on his personal phone, and fielding phone calls on his work phone.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Borough of Tamaqua's Street Department will begin removing snow from selected streets, beginning with the downtown district, on Friday.

The first streets scheduled to be cleaned will include the south side of Broad Street, from the railroad tracks at Patterson Street to Odd Fellows Cemetery; Center Street, both sides from Broad to the SR309 bridge; Greenwood Street, both sides from Broad north to Mauch Chunk Street.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Sister Regina Elinich, prinicipal of Our Lady of the Angels Academy, Lansford, recently announced the second quarter honor roll. The honor roll recipients are as follows:

Effort Award

Grade 1: Robert Ellis-Williams, Logan Fisher, Samuel Homyak, Connor Penberth, Connor Rehnert, Caylen Murray, Haley Rivers, Morgan O'Brien, Emily Stawiarski.

Grade 2: Stephen Behun IV, Elijah Feisel, Angelo Greek, Aleck Jewells, Dylan Newton, Albin Petschauer, Elsie Heckman, Riley McArdle, Madison Miller.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Brace yourself, another round of winter weather may be on its way.

According to various news sources, the potential for a coastal storm over the weekend is starting to become a talking point.

The National Weather Service already issued a hazardous weather outlook for the weekend that states a "coastal storm may affect the area with the potential for more snowfall."

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Tamaqua Police are investigating the death of a six-week-old infant.

Officers were called to 307 Arlington St. at 2:30 a.m. on Feb. 4 for an unresponsive child.

The little boy was later pronounced dead at St. Luke's Miners Hospital in Coaldale.

An autopsy was being conducted as of press time today.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Tamaqua Borough Water Authority officials are on the scene of a water main break in the heavily traveled unit block of Mauch Chunk Street, the main artery for motorists traveling north towards Hometown.
Traffic is being re-routed along East Broad to Pine Street, causing traffic jams.
No other information on when the break will be fixed or which parts of town are affected has been released at this time.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Utility crews were working feverishly to restore power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses in Pennsylvania and surrounding states that were still in the dark and cold on Thursday after an ice storm knocked out electricity to more than a million customers, damage one official likened to that from a hurricane.