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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

An Easton Area School District teacher, who resides in Palmerton, was located late Tuesday evening after she went missing a day earlier.

Palmerton Police found Dana Morgan-Buck, 36, at around 10:53 p.m. Tuesday in a parking lot in the 200 block of Delaware Avenue, according to borough police Chief Randy Smith.

"She was found here in the borough, and taken to Palmerton Hospital for examination," Smith said. "She's fine as far as I know, according to the report."

Smith said Morgan-Buck was located by police as they were "going through the area and found her."

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

A Carbon County man was sentenced to a state prison term Tuesday in the county court on two counts each of indecent assault, corruption of minors and open lewdness He previously entered guilty pleas to the charges.

Bradley R. Johnson, 62, of Lehighton, was sentenced by Judge Joseph J. Matika to serve one to two years on each count with the terms running concurrently, followed by two years of state probation.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Jack Frost may be nipping at your nose, and he's also starting to nip away at Easter vacation.

During a Tamaqua School Board committees' meeting Tuesday, directors learned that the school calendar must be adjusted.

"We have to revise once again," said Superintendent Carol Makuta. "We're into Easter recess to get a snow make-up day."

Students will make up the missed days by attending school on Jan. 20, Feb. 17 (President's Day) and April 23.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The school year in the Panther Valley School District will be extended slightly because of snow days used.

Rosemary Porembo, superintendent of schools, said classes in the district were scheduled to end June 4. That date has been extended to June 9.

In addition, students will have classes on two make-up days Feb. 14 and April 17.

The changes were announced last night during an education committee meeting of the school board.

The next day off for students is Monday, Jan. 20, which is a Martin Luther King holiday.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

A few schools in the TIMES NEWS coverage area decided to play it safe this morning as temperatures dipped to below freezing and an icy glaze covered roads.

Some places also had heavy fog set in, causing reduced visibility.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

A Lehigh County resident, who was serving a weekend sentence at the Carbon County prison, has been charged with bringing a controlled substance into the prison.

Nesquehoning police identified the suspect as Stephen Timothy Meleschuk, 55, of 225 Seventh St., Whitehall. Meleschuk has been charged with contraband (controlled substance) an felony two; unlawful possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia, both misdemeanors.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The federal judiciary has learned of an email scam, in which emails purporting to come from federal and state courts are infecting recipients with computer viruses.

According to the Security Operations Center of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, the emails are instructing recipients to report to a hearing on a specified day and time.

The emails also instruct recipients to review an attached document for detailed case information. When the attachments or links in the email are opened, a malicious program is launched that infects the recipient's computer.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced that all driver's license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, Jan. 18, through Monday, Jan. 20, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services online through PennDOT's Driver and Vehicle Services website,

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Northern Lehigh School District appears to have a leak in its high school gymnasium roof in check.

Superintendent Michael Michaels informed the school board on Monday that the gymnasium roof sprung a leak during the high school boys' basketball game on Saturday.

Michaels noted that in conjunction with the rainy weather, the gym began to leak as the team prepared for its contest against Freeland. As a result, the game had to be moved to the middle school gymnasium.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

A Carbon County man was sentenced to a state prison term on Monday for a domestic assault incident.

Joseph Muse, 23, Weissport, was sentenced to a total term of 12 to 36 months in a state correction facility by Judge Steven R. Serfass. Muse previously entered a guilty plea in the case.

Muse was arrested on April 30, 2013, after state police at Lehighton responded to 401 Bridge St., Weissport, for a domestic incident involving Muse and his girlfriend, identified as Tracy Ann Morey.