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Sunday, May 11, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC, which rebounded this season from a stubborn ratings slump, will try to build on its gains with a dozen new series that include dramas starring Debra Messing and Katherine Heigl and a pair of comedies produced by Will Ferrell.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

DENVER (AP) — A powerful spring storm dropped more than a foot of sloppy, wet snow in parts of Colorado and Wyoming on Mother's Day, and forecasters warned that instability ahead of the cold front created conditions ripe for tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in the Plains states.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

LANSDOWNE, Pa. (AP) — A motorist who police say was drunk and racing another vehicle has been jailed on charges he killed a Philadelphia School District police officer who was driving to work on his motorcycle.

The officer, 47-year-old Gregory Hayes, was a married father of two. He was wearing a helmet when he was thrown from his motorcycle after it collided with the truck that pulled into his path driven by 31-year-old Salome Seay, of Upper Darby Township.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A northeastern Pennsylvania church whose first pastor helped union coal miners win a key labor victory against mine owners in the early 1900s is set to close.

The Diocese of Scranton says the last Mass will be celebrated June 29 at Holy Saviour Church in Wilkes-Barre.

The church has been a worship site of St. Andre Bessette parish, which was formed when Holy Saviour and two other parishes consolidated three years ago.

The parish of Holy Saviour was formed in 1895 and the church building to be closed was dedicated in 1909.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Dr. Charles K. Herman, chief medical executive and chair of surgery at Pocono Health Systems, is the lead editor of a new textbook released at the annual meeting of the American Society for Aesthetic Surgery held in San Francisco.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Here's a snapshot of motherhood in Pennsylvania between 1991 and 2011, compiled from data released by the state Department of Health.

In Pennsylvania

The total number of births fell by 15.32 percent.

Births to married women during that same period fell by 29.01 percent.

Births to unmarried women rose by 15.08 percent.

Births to unmarried women under age 20 fell by 31.85 percent.

Births to unmarried women over age 20 rose by 34.66 percent.

Births to married women under age 19 fell by 81.38 percent.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Serena McNeal smiles as she cuddles her 5-month-old son, Seamus, who wriggles happily and grins right back at her.

McNeal, 31, is among a rising tide of older single women who are having babies: While the birth rate is falling across the United States, and births to unwed teens have plummeted, more older single women are having babies.

Pennsylvania's overall birth rate dropped by 15.32 percent between 1991 and 2011, according to an analysis of data released by the state Department of Health. Unwed teen births fell by 31.85 percent.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

One defendant had two preliminary hearings recently scheduled before District Judge Stephen Bayer, Tamaqua, while another failed to show up.

James Englert, 37, of 1011 Lehigh St., Newkirk, appeared before Judge Bayer for two cases related to domestic violence.' The cases stem from incidents that happened on Dec. 29, 2013 and June 29, 2013. In both cases, Englert was charged with simple assault and harassment. Englert waived his right to a preliminary hearing and will await a formal hearing in Schuylkill County Court.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

The Department of Environmental has released the 2013 Oil and Gas Annual Report, along with a video highlighting the important work and professionalism of the dedicated members of DEP's Oil and Gas Program staff.

Saturday, May 10, 2014
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Palmerton Lions Club member Alicia Silliman announces Palmerton Area High School Leo Club Members of the Year, seniors Taylor Williams (left) and Alison Young (right) during the club's annual Community Spirit Night held recently at the Carbon Career & Technical Institute in Jim Thorpe.

The Palmerton Lions Club acknowledged 10 nonprofit organizations, as well as two Leo Club Members of the Year during its Community Spirit Night held at the Carbon Career & Technical Institute in Jim Thorpe.

Robert Silliman, club president, presented certificates of appreciation to Leo Club co-advisors Jeanna Baumgardt and Travis Fink.

Program committee member Alicia Silliman announced the two Leo Club Members of the Year: Palmerton Area High School seniors Taylor Williams and Alison Young.