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Friday, January 27, 2012
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Have the winter blues helped you eat more junk food and exercise less frequently?

Are you afraid to go to a gym because you don't know how to use the equipment properly?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then Let's Get Fit, a new area business, may be the answer.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Children in Tamaqua enjoyed this past weekend's snowfall outside the Tamaqua Elementary School by sledding down it. Having fun in the snow are Brett Sell, 12, Damian Thomas, 12, Zeke Wassell, 12, Ricky Evans, 13, Breanna Thomas, 8, William Manness, 9, William Puckete, 6, Stephen Carrol, 13, and Chris Daynorowicz, 13.

Friday, January 27, 2012
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Marta Gabriel, Senator Patrick J. Toomey's Lehigh Valley regional manager, was at State Rep. Doyle Heffley's Lehighton office all day on Thursday to help local residents with federal issues. From left are, Robert Graver of Summit Hill, who met with Gabriel to discuss his military disability compensation; Heffley and Gabriel. Gabriel will be visiting Heffley's office one day a month in the future.

For the first time in history, local residents had personal access for help with federal issues in Lehighton.

Marta Gabriel, Senator Patrick J. Toomey's Lehigh Valley regional manager, was at State Rep. Doyle Heffley's Lehighton office all day on Thursday to help local residents with issues such as Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans Affairs and immigration.

"This is the first time a representative from Senator Toomey's came to Lehighton," said State Rep. Heffley. "This is a big thing for the local residents."

Friday, January 27, 2012

A Nesquehoning woman was one of six defendants who had their probations revoked by Schuylkill County judges.

Friday, January 27, 2012

The Carbon County Fire Police Association cited a Franklin Township youth and a Palmerton fireman for bravery and achievement during an awards ceremony held at the WEst End Fire Company Hall in Palmerton. Allen Haydt, 17, son of Mrs. Helen Haydt, Franklin Township, received the association's heroism plaque for a life-saving feat. He was credited withrescuing a 64-year-old man from a burnng home last February. Franklin Andreas Sr., 74, of Palmerton, received a merit plaque for outstanding performance of duty.

Friday, January 27, 2012
McAdoo Police Officer Bob Minnick, right, and Kline Township Police Officer Jim Patterson search behind the Fegley's Mini Mart for evidence.

Police could be seen dusting for prints and gathering evidence at the Fegley's Mini Mart in McAdoo following another armed robbery Thursday night.

This holdup has added to the growing number of armed robberies in our area recently.

Police departments from McAdoo and the townships of Kline and Rush responded around 9:15 p.m. after a white male, estimated to be in his mid to late 20s, waited until all the customers had left the store and walked into the mini mart, pointed a gun at the clerk and demanded money.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Weatherly Area School District will hold a post-secondary education financial aid workshop at 6 p.m. Feb. 8 at the high school cafeteria. For more information, call (570) 427-8521, ext. 5020.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Carbon County officials are stressing the need to move quickly on the narrowband radio upgrade project now that the county has received a nearly $1 million state grant.

Friday, January 27, 2012
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Shane Mulligan, a junior student at Tamaqua Area High School, has been selected to participate in the 2012 District 10 Chorus Festival at Bangor Area High School. The event is a three day vocal music festival beginning on Jan. 26 that culminates with two concerts for the public on Friday, Jan. 27 and Saturday, Jan. 28. Students from Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton and Schuylkill counties are selected to participate in the festival through audition. The guest conductor for this year's festival is Dr. Blaine Shover, Professor of Music at Shippensburg University.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Eleven person facing various criminal charges entered guilty pleas on Tuesday in Carbon County court.

Judge Joseph J. Matika accepted the pleas from the following:

James Robert Ace, 32, of Saylorsburg, pleaded to one count each of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, and summary offenses of restraint systems (no seat belt), and careless driving.

He was arrested on May 27, 2011, along SR209 in Franklin Township by state police at Lehighton. Given a test, the result was .12BAC.