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Saturday, June 7, 2014
SUBMITTED PHOTO Elvis Presley tribute artist Jeff Krick will perform tonight at the Lehighton American Legion, as a benefit for the Lehighton Rotary Club.

Lehighton Rotary Club is presenting a tribute to Elvis Presley tonight at the Lehighton American Legion.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with a turkey dinner beginning at 6 p.m.

"Elvis in Concert" will begin at approximately at 7 p.m., followed by an "oldies" and country dance set.

Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the community and educational programs of Lehighton Rotary Club.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

The names of the Coaldale natives who served in World War II are carved into granite monumentsat the Coaldale Veterans and Women's Memorial.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Rush Township Police will be filing charges against two motorists following traffic stops on Claremont Avenue.

Andrew T. Harley, 20, was stopped on May 20 at 8:50 p.m. He will be charged with traffic violations and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Timothy S. Okonsky, 19, of Doylestown, will be charged with driving under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana. He was stopped on May 23.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources reopened the beach to swimming at Beltzville State Park in Carbon County effective Friday evening.

The beach closed Thursday because of unsafe bacterial counts in water samples.

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Saturday, June 7, 2014

Edward Nesgoda, 46, of Tamaqua, was charged with simple assault, making terroristic threats, disorderly conduct and harassment on June 6.

The charges were filed by Rush Township Police after an incident on East Main Street, where Nesgoda allegedly threatened to kill his uncle and burn down his house.

Nesgoda was arraigned before duty District Judge David Platchko, who set bail at $15,000 straight.

Nesgoda was then incarcerated in the Schuylkill County Prison.

Saturday, June 7, 2014
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS The Nesquehoning Fire Department is on standby duty at a suspected meth lab raid on May 29. The frequency of meth labs uncovered in the region has resulted in fire departments having members specially trained in handling them. Improper response can result in injury or even death to firefighters from the chemicals, or an explosion.

In April, the Tamaqua Fire Department responded to a dwelling fire. While battling the apartment blaze, they uncovered items which indicated there might be a meth lab in the building.

Immediately, their mode of operation changed. The safety of the firefighters became more critical. The dangerous chemicals associated with such operations put them at risk as did the potential for an explosion.

Meth labs also emit caustic substances that can severely burn exposed skin and even the eyes of firefighters.

In the past year, at least a half dozen labs have been raided.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Zachary Tomlin, 22, of McAdoo, faces charges following a traffic stop on Claremont Avenue, Hometown, on March 24.

Tomlin was stopped at 1:38 a.m. by Rush Township Police, who noted several signs of possible intoxication.

Tomlin was transported to Schuylkill Medical Center-South, in Pottsville, for blood tests. Test results indicate there was marijuana in his system.

He will be charged with driving under the influence of a controlled substance.

Additional charges of possession of a prohibited weapon will also be filed.

Friday, June 6, 2014

On June 6, 1944, countless Allied troops and equipment hurtled onto the beaches of Normandy, France, initiating an immense operation that marked the largest amphibious landing of World War II.

The D-Day invasion lasted more than two months and essentially broke the German occupation of Europe, liberating Nazi concentration camps and ending the conflict that left Western Europe in shambles.

Today marks the 70th anniversary of that momentous fight, an occasion that will be commemorated with innumerable ceremonies, both at home and abroad.

Friday, June 6, 2014

State police have released more information about a shooting Thursday afternoon on Sycamore Drive in Eldred Township.

Dylan Michael Frantz, 20, of 104 Silver Spring Blvd., Kunkletown, is charged with two counts of aggravated assault after he admitted shooting Albert J. Guzman, of Effort, in the chest.

Guzman was flown to St. Luke’s University Hospital-Bethlehem by medical helicopter where he underwent emergency surgery.
According to police, Frantz said he had stolen drugs and guns from Guzman.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Like an impending hurricane, motorists knew it was coming and hoped for the best.

Detours for the Thomas J. McCall Memorial Bridge construction project began this morning and it was not a smooth commute.

Traffic was backed up on every road leading to the bridge.

A traffic signal didn't work properly.

Motorists defied "no left turn" signs from Lehighton into Weissport, and from southbound Route 209 onto the Bridge Street hill in Lehighton.

Horns blared frequently as tempers flared.