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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Just when and how accused cop-killer Eric Frein, who was captured by U.S. marshals Thursday, suffered facial wounds, remains to be seen.

Conflicting statements from Pennsylvania State Police and U.S. Marshals have been reported about how Frein, 31, of Canadensis, got a gash on his nose and a scrape over his eye that were clearly visible in photographs and video widely disseminated in the media after his capture outside an abandoned airplane hangar in the Poconos.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The roads were paved with good intentions, but the cost of the work wreaked havoc with West Penn Township's 2014 budget.

During a budget workshop meeting Monday, the supervisors learned that paving work completed during the past two months was "more extensive than anticipated," according to roadmaster and supervisor Ted Bogash. He said that the paving work was completed on sections of Mush Dahl, Winter Mountain and Chain Circle roads.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey

A Palmerton man is poised to become the Army's highest-ranking enlisted soldier early next year.

Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey will become the United States Army's next sergeant major, Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno announced Monday.

Dailey will become the 15th sergeant major of the Army on Jan. 30, 2015.

"We have the utmost confidence in Command Sgt. Maj. Dailey and look forward to having him join our leadership team," McHugh said in a press release.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS One person was killed and another injured in a two-vehicle crash Monday along Lehigh Drive, in Lehigh Township, NorthamptonCounty.

One person was killed and another injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred at 12:45 p.m. on Monday along Lehigh Drive (Route 248), in Lehigh Township, Northampton County.

Township police said the crash occurred between Cashew and Blue Mountain drives involving a 2001 Chevrolet 2500 pickup truck and a 1993 Subaru Outback.

The person killed was operating the Subaru. The name was being withheld pending notification of the next of kin. The truck is owned by Advance Disposal Services and was operated by Jonathan Boger, 35, of Allentown.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

A Carbon County man admitted to assaulting a police officer at a district justice's office and also assaulting a corrections officer at the county prison.

He entered a guilty plea before Judge Steven R. Serfass.

Shane C. Dease, 40, of Palmerton, pleaded guilty in two pending assault cases in the county court.

Dease pleaded to one count each of aggravated and simple assault.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Four defendants entered guilty pleas before Judge Steven R. Serfass. All were scheduled to go on trial this week but instead entered plea bargains with the district attorney's office.

Shelly L. Filer, 43, of Palmerton, pleaded to two counts of thefts.

Filer was arrested by state police at Lehighton for taking blank checks belonging to David Gruber and filling them out and cashing them for $80 on each occasion. The incidents occurred on Nov. 5, 2013, and April 24.

Serfass deferred sentencing and ordered a PSI

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Faith Alive United Methodist Church, located in Bowmanstown, will serve a Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 22 at the church.

The meal will be served at 1, 2 and 3 p.m.

All are welcome to enjoy. There are no takeouts.

Transportation or delivery for the homebound can be made available by prior arrangement, at least four days ahead of the dinner.

For more information, and or arrangements, call 610-852-3833 or 570-386-5586 before Nov. 18.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

At Monday night's board of supervisors meeting, the Penn Forest Township supervisors were notified by park project manager Greg Pavlick that the township had been unsuccessful in obtaining the grants which it had applied for to begin Phase II of the park along Route 903.

The grants applied for were a DCNR C2P2 grant for $1,191,300, which would have required a 50/50 matching and a DCED Greenways and Recreation Program grant for $244,375.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Special to the Times News

Mountain Karate Academy promoted five new black belts on Aug. 20 during a ceremony held at the Lehighton dojang. The newest black belts are Cho Dan Cody Meckes,Cho Dan Paige Noble, Cho Dan Cassandra Williams, Cho Dan Jack Ligenza, and Cho Dan Orion Kirkpatrick. Master Steve Meiningwas also promoted to fifth Dan. Front Row: Meckes, Noble, Williams, Ligenza, Kirkpatrick and Master Paul Maglionico. Back row:Master Rich Maglionico, Master Rich Gross, Master Kevin Kresge, Master John Fagliarone, Master Steve Meining, Master Jan Kresge and Grandmaster Lee Lesisko.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
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Blue Mountain Health System and the Carbon County Area Agency on Aging will co-host the Annual Senior Health and Information Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Lehighton Recreation Center at 243 S. Eighth St., Lehighton.