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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Members of the South Ward Fire Company in Tamaqua will be holding their annual open house today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at their station, 325 Vangelder Street. Volunteers are encouraging everyone to stop.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Lansford Borough's budget is being trashed by residents who owe a total of $104,000 in delinquent sanitation bills.

Councilman Tommy Vadyak brought up the matter at a public meeting Wednesday.

"We have to do something," he said.

He suggested sending those residents letters, giving them a set amount of time to respond. If they continue to fail to pay their bills, the borough could take them before a district judge or even, if the overdue bill is high enough, put liens on their properties.

Thursday, October 11, 2012
AP Photo/Pocono Record, David Kidwell The wreckage of a helicopter that crashed on Tuesday is seen in a Wednesday photo. The wreckage was located in woods off Interstate 380 around 2 a.m. Wednesday.

Investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are expected to arrive in Monroe County as efforts continue today to investigate a helicopter crash that happened Tuesday night in the Mount Pocono area.

Dense fog is apparently the initial cause of the crash, which claimed the lives of the pilot and one of two passengers. A second passenger survived and is listed in critical condition.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Four property owners in the Panther Valley School District will be paying more taxes in 2013 based on a ruling by the Schuylkill County Assessment Appeals Board on appeals filed by the school district based on the sale prices which the school district claimed the sale prices of the homes was greater then the current assessed value of the properties.

Ramona Cruz, 258 Sixth Street Coaldale, had the market value on her property increased from $28,390 to $55,920 and the assessment increased from $14,195 to $27,970, an increase of $13,765 in assessment on which the tax is based.

Thursday, October 11, 2012
ELSA KERSCHNER/TIMES NEWS Slatington Mayor Walter Niedermeyer and Sharon Hartman sell a "duck" to Brittany Cape for the duck race at The Gathering in Slatington. The mayor was going into the water of Trout Creek to capture the first ducks to reach the finish line.
Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Palmerton Borough Council has announced the borough's leaf collection program will be in operation from Oct. 22 through Nov. 21.

Leaf pickup will be as follows:

Mondays - Residence Park and areas north of Columbia Avenue and east of Third Street.

Tuesdays - north sides of Lehigh and Franklin avenues.

Wednesday - south side of Lafayette and Columbia avenues; and south sides of 100 and 200 blocks of Princeton, Edgemont and Harvard avenues.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

A Palmerton man was killed after being allegedly stabbed by his girlfriend in her Allentown apartment early Wednesday morning.

Desiderio Morales, 52, of Mauch Chunk Road, was allegedly killed by Carolina Feliz, 36, of 25 S. Ninth Street, at about 6:55 a.m. while getting ready for work.

Feliz was arraigned Wednesday night by District Judge Michael D'Amore, of Allentown, on a single charge of homicide. She was committed to Lehigh County Prison without bail.

She is scheduled to have a preliminary hearing at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Lehigh County Courthouse.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Carbon Career and Technical Institute (CCTI) has made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for the 2011-2012 school year. AYP is measured by the amount of Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) targets that are met.

CCTI met all their targets set by the Pennsylvania Department of Education for the 2011-2012 school year.

- The categories for the statewide targets are:

- Mathematics performance

- Reading performance

- Test participation

- Graduation rate

Thursday, October 11, 2012

GIANT Food Stores, LLC and MARTIN'S Food Markets, following a recall by Clemmy's Ice Cream, announced it removed from sale Clemmy's Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip ice cream due to possible salmonella contamination in the peanut butter.

The following product is included in this recall:

Ÿ Clemmy's Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip ice cream, UPC 89450900231, 16 oz., with sell by dates of 02/13 through 08/14

Thursday, October 11, 2012
Robert A. Baldassari

The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau (PMVB) has been around a long time, but six years ago it put into motion a plan, a "rebranding of the Poconos" according to bureau Vice Chairman John Kiesendahl of Woodloch Resort.

Now the efforts of the PMVB and its staff, its partners and the "thousands of dedicated employees in the industry" is paying off.