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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

People who park their vehicles in Lehighton must follow the posted no parking signs or run the risk of having their ride towed.

On a unanimous measure, borough council on Monday agreed to have township solicitor Jim Nanovic make an amendment to a borough ordinance to authorize towing when "no parking" signs are posted.

Borough Police Chief Brian Biechy explained how the police department has dealt with the matter in the past.

"No parking is no parking," Biechy said. "My opinion is if you're there, you're impeding the work, then tow the car."

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The six-week hunt for Eric Matthew Frein created ripples felt statewide in September with many regions seeing fewer citations and arrests by state police.

Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts data show traffic and nontraffic citations, as well as criminal complaints filed by state troopers in district court, are significantly fewer than this time last year.

Counties that are near the manhunt's Pike County epicenter where law enforcement continue to scour the Pocono Mountain forests show the steepest decline.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Mahoning Township Police have charged Kaitlin Stahler, 28, of Mahoning Township with two counts of false reports to law enforcement and false reports of child abuse.

Chief of Police Audie Mertz said on Aug. 28, police received a report that a 5-year-old boy was assaulted.

Police said they were told that the person responsible for the assault was identified as the child's uncle, Daniel Sterling Stahler Jr., 31, of Mahoning Township. He was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, simple assault and harassment.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A bear was blamed for a one-vehicle crash in Schuylkill County at 8:55 p.m. Monday.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Jared L. Meyers, 21, of Orwigsburg, was driving a 2007 Volvo S40 northbound on Route 61 in West Brunswick Township when a bear entered the road over the center median from a area on the southbound side of the road.

The Volvo hit the bear as it crossed the northbound lanes. Meyers was not injured but the Volvo had to be towed from the scene.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

KINGSTON (AP) – Police in northeastern Pennsylvania say a highly intoxicated man sleeping on a porch had a large sword in his pants.

Quentin Lee Moore was arraigned Wednesday on charges of possession of a prohibited offensive weapon, possession of a controlled substance and public drunkenness.

Kingston police say they found the 50-year-old Moore on Monday.

According to court records he's pleaded guilty in the past to driving under the influence, served jail time for retail theft and is awaiting trial on a July retail theft charge.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

GIRLS CLASS AA SOCCER

Semifinals

Northwestern 3, Southern Lehigh 2

 

GIRLS CLASS AA FIELD HOCKEY

Semifinals

Southern Lehigh 3, Northern Lehigh 1

 

GIRLS CLASS A VOLLEYBALL

Semifinals

Marian def. Tri-Valley, 25-17, 25-15, 25-11

 

BOYS CLASS AA SOCCER

Semifinals

Northwestern 5, Lehighton 0

 

BOYS CLASS AAA SOCCER

Semifinals

Emmaus 2, Pleasant Valley 0

 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Pennsylvania State Police are reporting another possible sighting of the suspect in the deadly ambush of a state trooper.

Eric Frein has eluded a manhunt for the past month and a half.

A police spokeswoman says a resident reported the possible sighting of the 31-year-old early Tuesday afternoon in Barrett Township, Monroe County.

The township surrounds the community of Canadensis, where Frein lived.

Trooper Connie Devens declined further comment on the report.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS

Joseph Perilli of Summit Hill was sworn in as a full-time Assistant District Attorney by Judge Joseph Matika Monday morning at the Carbon County Courthouse. Holding the Bible for their father are Mia, 8, and Antonio, 11.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Twelve first-time offenders in the criminal justice system were placed in Carbon County's Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition probation program on Monday by Judge Steven R. Serfass.

If a person successfully completes all conditions of the program, their record is wiped clean. However, if they fail to complete the program, or are revoked from it, then they will face trial on all pending charges. A person does not admit guilt in entering the program.

All were placed for a year, unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
 Frable

By TERRY AHNER

tahner@tnonline.com

Lehighton is in the hunt for a new fire chief after its incumbent announced his intent to resign from the post.

On a unanimous measure, borough council agreed on Monday to advertise for the position, despite the fact it has not received a letter of resignation from borough Fire Chief Gary Frable.

Council agreed to the measure, at which time it said it would accept letters and resumes to fill the position.

"We're looking for leadership," said Councilman Scott Rehrig.