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Friday, October 21, 2011
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS

Members of the Towamensing Township Vol. Fire Co. brought lots of helpful fire safety tips to the students at Towamensing Elementary School during Fire Prevention Week. This eye-catching and informative display in the entrance of the school was done by Towamensing Twp. Vol. Fire Co. firefighter, Ann Bachert.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Insight Pharmaceuticals, LLC of Langhorne, Pa., is recalling one lot (34,092 bottles) of Nostrilla Nasal Decongestant nasal spray to the consumer level, because it may contain the bacteria Burkholderia cepacia.

Burkholderia cepacia may cause serious infection in individuals with a compromised immune system or chronic lung condition (i.e. cystic fibrosis). However, the possibility of infection is remote in healthy individuals.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Two persons were robbed at gunpoint early today in Monroe County.

State police at Fern Ridge said the incident occurred about 3:30 a.m. along side Lower Mountain Road in Chestnuthill Township.

Troopers said Freddie Alvarez, 23, Shaun Miraihl, 23, and Shakir Kelly, 20, all of Effort, were seated in a vehicle when they were approached by another vehicle with its high beams activated.

Two individuals got out of the other vehicle and confronted the three, robbing them at gunpoint.

Both individuals had

Friday, October 21, 2011

Kidder Township Board of Supervisors met Thursday night and voted again to rebid for the sale of the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Friday, October 21, 2011

The New Life Blessing Shoppe, located at 407 Schuylkill Avenue in Tamaqua, will be open this Saturday October 22 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. They'll be giving away free clothing, shoes and other items. All are welcome. The free shoppe is organized by the Tamaqua New Life Assembly of God Church.

Friday, October 21, 2011
Legion auxiliary officers seated

Officers of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 316, Summit Hill, were installed during a ceremony held Oct. 16 at the Post Home. They are, front, from left, Raylene Miller, sergeant-at-arms, Karen Basiago, president, Cathy Olker, 30th District auxiliary president who was the installing officer, and Donna Breslin, secretary-treasurer; and back, same order, Sarajane Benek, historian, Joann Miller, chaplain, and Denise Bevich, first vice president.

Friday, October 21, 2011

State Representative Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) has arranged for the Mobile Veterans Center to visit American Legion Post 314 at 314 Veterans Ave., Lehighton, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25, and Tuesday, Nov. 22.

The U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs operates the Mobile Veterans Center to reach veterans in underserved areas. There are several Mobile Veterans Centers in Pennsylvania and throughout the United States.

Friday, October 21, 2011
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Police converge on a Lansford home at 115 East Snyder Ave., last night, where a man was severely stabbed.

A man is fighting for his life after being stabbed in a home invasion Thursday night in Lansford.

Lansford Police Officer Chris Ondrus early Friday said authorities would not release the names of those involved. He said that four people – three men and a woman – are facing charges.

The incident began when police received a call at 10:27 p.m. from someone at the American Legion at 3 W. Ridge St., whosaid there was a male there who was bleeding.

Police immediately dispatched emergency medical services to attend to the victim, who had numerous stab wounds.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Boy Scout Troop 755 is holding their annual Haunted School House today, tomorrow and next Friday and Saturday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Organizers state the haunted school house is kid friendly and new items are added every year. Food will also be available. All proceeds benefit the troop. For information, call (570) 386-2787.

Friday, October 21, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Justin McGregor and Scott Jarrett prepare to install new traffic lights at the Mauch Chunk and Pine Street intersection.

Engineers and electricians with Bruce & Merrilees Electric Company, New Castle, are in the process of replacing all traffic lights and cross walk signals at seven major intersections in Tamaqua.

All the new state-of-the-art traffic signals will be electronically tied together to better deal with traffic congestion on both SR209 and SR309.