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Monday, November 24, 2014

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Firefighters say a man drowned while trying to save a 9-year-old boy from an icy northeastern Pennsylvania stream.

Scranton Fire Superintendent Pat DeSarno says a dive team recovered Robert Kehoe Jr.'s body from Roaring Brook at Nay Aug Park around 10 p.m. Sunday.

DeSarno says a hiker and two college students helped pull the boy to safety.

Officials say the boy fell into the water as he walked with Kehoe and a younger boy around 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Divers of the Lehighton Fire Department Dive Team assisted Lehighton police in retrieving motorcycle parts from the Lehigh River Sunday afternoon.

Earlier in the day a person notified the Carbon County Communications Center of spotting motorcycle parts in the river along the west bank between the McCall and Weissport bridges.

Divers were able to scour the bottom of the river finding numerous parts.

Lehighton police took the parts as evidence seeking the owner of the bike.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

This year’s official White House Christmas tree will again come from a Carbon County farm. The tree was cut on Sunday at Crystal Spring Tree Farm in Lehighton and traveled to Washington this morning.

“We practiced that cut all year,” joked owner Chris Botek, after cutting the tree so that it fell gracefully onto a waiting trailer.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

A period of heavy rain early Monday could lead to ponding of water in poor drainage areas.

The National Weather Service says heavy rain could linger into the beginning of the Monday morning rush hour.

A coastal storm will impact the area Wednesday and Wednesday night.

A substantial accumulation is expected and will affect Thanksgiving travel.

Amounts will be updated throughout the week.

The forecast:

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Two cars were involved in a collision at the intersection of Route 443 and Chestnut Street in the village of McKeansburg, West Brunswick Township.

The crash occurred at 6:30 p.m.

Route 443 is closed with traffic being detoured around the scene.

Injuries are not known at this time.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Snow sport enthusiasts don’t judge winter’s arrival by a calendar.

For them, the season arrives the first time they can strap on a pair of skis or bring the snowboard out of summer retirement.

Over 4,000 people scratched the itch to hit the slopes this weekend at Blue Mountain as the Palmerton area resort celebrated its earliest opening in 38 years.

One of only two Pennsylvania mountains open on Saturday and Sunday, Blue Mountain capitalized on lower than average temperatures and state-of-the-art snowmaking equipment to make an early start date a reality.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

WINDBER, Pa. (AP) — State police have been trying to figure out who broke into a western Pennsylvania bar, but they won't be able to check its video surveillance system for clues.

That's because the thieves took the surveillance system along with $1,570 from the Timbuctu (TIM'-buk-too) Bar in Ogle, a tiny village near Windber. That's about 60 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.

Troopers from the Somerset barracks say the burglars broke in sometime between 12:45 a.m. and 7:15 a.m. Friday.

The surveillance system is worth about $1,000. The burglars also caused about $180 damage.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Be cautious if you're traveling tonight. Spotty freezing rain is possible.

The forecast goes downhill as snow is possible for Thanksgving.

Here's the forecast:
Tonight: A slight chance of light rain before 7pm, then a chance for sprinkles before ending. Cloudy, with a low around 31. West wind 5 to 8 mph.

Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 49. Light and variable wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

A construction worker was struck by a vehicle at about 11:30 a.m. Saturday in a bridge construction zone at the 76.6 mile marker of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

The incident happened in the northbound lane, about one mile north of the Mahoning Valley interchange in Franklin Township.

The Turnpike Commission spokeswoman Marilyn Doyle said the man was conscious and alert, and was taken by Lehighton Ambulance to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. He had non-life-threatening injuries, she said.

The man works for Guidemark, a sub-contractor on the project.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Bear season opened today and Kaylee Seashock got her first-ever bear today.

Kaylee, 16, of Henryville, bagged this 125-pounder near Hypsie Gap Road in Monroe County.

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