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Friday, September 7, 2012

Could it be the end of an era for Northern Lehigh's storied Halloween Parade?

It very well might be if more volunteers don't come forward to help with this year's 105th annual event, which has been tentatively scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 27.

While the Greater Northern Lehigh Halloween Parade has yet to be officially canceled, Laura Stauffer, committee chair, Northern Lehigh Events Committee Inc, said there is a "strong chance" it could.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Pocono Mountain Regional police are investigating the gruesome find late Thursday night of at least one body in a burning vehicle in Tunkhannock Township. The Tunkhannock Township Fire Department was initially dispatched to a car fire along Stony Hollow Road just south of SR940. Upon extinguishing the flames the find was made. Numerous officers of the Regional Mountain police department along with county officials of the Monroe county coroner's office spent hours at the scene investigating the death. Authorities closed Stony Hollow road off just south of SR940.

Friday, September 7, 2012

David Kruel will lead an early morning bird walk at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, at the State Game Lands 227 parking lot across from the Weiser Forest Fire Control Station, Tuscarora Park Road. Dave will offer helpful information about how to identify the local and migratory songbirds by sight, song, habitat and behavior. Thos attending are encouraged to bring binoculars. This walk is sponsored by the Schuylkill Conservancy. Registration is required by calling Robin at (570) 467-2506.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Two persons were seriously injured Thursday morning after being involved in a crash along the northeast extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The crash occurred just after 10 a.m. in the north bound lanes at the 72.2 mile marker about a quarter south of the SR895 overpass. The two were injured when the pickup truck in which they were riding overturned while pulling an 18-foot trailer. The truck and trailer came to rest on the left side in the right lane of travel.

Friday, September 7, 2012
DONALD R. SERFASS/TIMES NEWS Charles, an 81-year-old resident of Andreas, arrives in Lehighton on Thursday morning to show Crystal Bauchspies a frozen food wrapper, attesting to his visit Wednesday to a freezer case at Giant Food Store.

Crystal Bauchspies went fishing for frozen seafood at a local supermarket and came up with the catch of the day $500 in cold cash stashed inside a freezer case.

You might say Bauchspies was looking for frozen salmon but found frozen dough instead.

But the find didn't make Bauchspies happy. Instead, the 54-year-old Lehighton woman worried about finding the money's rightful owner, whom she knew would be sick over the loss.

Bauchspies stumbled on the large sum on Wednesday about 4:30 p.m. while shopping for her food order at Carbon Plaza Mall.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Tuscarora State Park is hosting a basic kayaking course at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8.

Kayaks, paddles and personal flotation devises will be provided. Maximum weight is 275 lbs.

Registration is required by signing up at the park office in person or calling (570) 467-2506. No online or fax registration is accepted. A donation check will be required to hold your registration.

Class will be canceled in case of inclement weather. There is limited space. Anyone with your own equipment will pay a lower fee.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Establishing a new full-time position in Carbon County has one official concerned.

During the monthly meeting of the county salary board, the board voted 3-1 in favor of establishing the position of one clerical specialist at $9.91 per hour. Robert Crampsie, county controller, cast the sole "no" vote.

Following the meeting, Crampsie said his reasoning behind voting against a new full-time position was because of the current projections for the upcoming fiscal year.

Friday, September 7, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Blake Bowers, 9, Seth Valentine's son, stands with his grandmother Kim Johnson during the vigil.

Family and friends of a Tamaqua man held a healing candlelight vigil Thursday night at Tamaqua's South Ward Playground for a Tamaqua man stuck in a coma following a motorcycle accident late last month.

Seth Valentine, 32, has been in a coma at the St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Crest since a motorcycle accident that occurred on Aug. 25 on Route 248 in Bowmanstown.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Jamel Verven, 5 and Peter Krpata, 13, both of Kunkletown, "fought" their way through the West End Fair last week, with the light sabers they won throwing basketballs. Jamel says his favorite part of the fair is playing the games. Peter likes the rides, especially the Spinner.