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Saturday, May 3, 2014
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A man who came to the Mahoning Township police station to retrieve a vehicle from police impoundment allegedly possessed marijuana at the time.

Chief of Police Audie Mertz said on May 2, Julio Javier Malave-Echevarria of Allentown came to the police station to retrieve a vehicle.

While at the police station a records check showed that his license was suspended. After the vehicle was released from impound to the owner, an officer observed Malave-Echevarria drive out of the police parking lot in the vehicle they had arrived in.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Four Carbon County residents died of heroin overdoes in 2013, coroner Bruce Nalesnik said in his annual report, released in February.

In Monroe County, the Drug Task Force reports that 47 people were arrested for heroin use or sales last year.

In Schuylkill County, police arrested Ray Lucas of Tower City last October after a toddler was found in the back of his car, playing with a heroin needle.

In January and February, 22 people in western Pennsylvania died when they used heroin mixed with the powerful painkiller fentanyl.

Saturday, May 3, 2014
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Jenifer Rituper, Monroe County Environmental Education Center educator, shares how to make an environmentally safe laundry detergent.

The calendar says it's spring. It's time to open windows and let the fresh air in.

But oh, those windows. They're so dirty. Looks like it's spring cleaning time.

April 22 was Earth Day, a day to support environmental protection.

So do you know what is in your cleaning products? Are they safe for the environment?

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Rush Township Police nabbed a fugitive from New York during a traffic stop on Lafayette Avenue on April 29.

King B. Daquawn, 25, of Shenandoah was traveling in a vehicle at 2:01 a.m. when officers conducted a traffic stop.

After learning of the outstanding warrant for his arrest, officers took Daquawn into custody and transported him to the Schuylkill County Prison in Pottsville.

Saturday, May 3, 2014
LISA PRICE/TIMES NEWSNo, I don't think I'll want that kind of responsibility. From what you read in the paper, it seems that there's no pleasing everybody. Deanna Campion, Weatherly

When you graduate from high school, do you think you'll ever run for public office? Why or why not?

Saturday, May 3, 2014
Carbon County students participating in Community Banking Week at Jim Thorpe Neighborhood Bank on Thursday are, front l-r; Alyssa Bauder, Lucas Boyle, Christopher Williams, Bruce Smith, Patrick Lawler, Kyle Rusnak, Caitlyn Gould and Alyssa Neville; and back l-r, Riley Carroll, Sean Nanovic, Devon Lignore, Julia Frey, Kobie Arndt, Charles Trovato and Helen O'Conner.

As part of Community Banking Week, Jim Thorpe Neighborhood Bank hosted area outstanding school students who were selected by their schools based on their academic achievements and citizenship.

Each student received a gift of $25 and a framed document naming them a vice president of the bank.

The students were also treated to a personal tour of JTNB's office and banking facilities concluding with a meal, courtesy of JTNB, at Molly Maguires Pub & Steakhouse. Highlighting the tour was the opportunity for the students to walk inside the bank vault.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

How healthy are Carbon County residents?

Judging by the amount of time they need to take out because of illness, are they in better shape than they were some years ago?

Just how healthy the people in the county are, on the basis, compared with people in our areas, is brought out in annual surveys made by the Department of Health Education and Welfare.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

A Tamaqua man was cited on April 24 after repeatedly trespassing on Fegley Mini Mart property at 30-32 Center St., Tamaqua.

Jermaine L. Davis, 40, of 101 W. Rowe St., Tamaqua, had been officially warned on April 23 that he was not permitted on the premises. The next day, he returned to the store at 9 a.m. and an employee called police. Officers gave Davis another warning.

In less than 30 minutes, Davis was back at the scene.

He was arrested and cited for defiant trespass.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

A Tamaqua woman landed in jail following a domestic dispute in the borough on April 17.

Officers were dispatched to 223 Race St. at 7:03 p.m. after receiving a call from a Jonathan Cameron. According to Cameron's statement, Meghan Megaree was throwing objects at him, striking him in the head with a cell phone. Megaree had left the house, but was located two blocks away on Penn Street.

Police had been called to the residence earlier that evening, at 5:58 p.m., and told the couple they would be arrested if their argument became physical.

Saturday, May 3, 2014
LISA PRICE/TIMES NEWS Madison, Morgan and Mason Weber of Slatington check out the chicken peeps for sale at Tractor Supply in Lehighton.

Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

The answer to that age-old question doesn't seem to matter so much; the new question is, what came next? And the answer to that is, a whole industry of chicken-related items, like books, coops, feed, heat lamps, bedding, websites, waterers, fencing, dietary supplements and more. There seemingly is no end to how much money, time and, well, genuine affection, people will shell out for their chickens.