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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Mahoning Police have arrested a man on assault charges stemming from an assault of a 5-year-old boy Thursday.

The child’s uncle, Daniel Sterling Stahler Jr. of Mahoning Township, was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault and harassment.

The child told police he hugged Stahler's dog too hard. He said Stahler then threw him, hit him with his hands, and a door.

Stahler fled the residence when the child’s mother said she was calling police. Information provided to police showed the child suffered a fracture to the ocular cavity.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Some showers and thunderstorms Sunday night into Sunday night into Monday could produce locally heavy rain, potentially leading to flooding in poor drainage areas.

A few thunderstorms Sunday into Sunday night could be strong to marginally severe with gusty winds.

The forecast:

Sunday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 82. Southwest wind 5 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

MESHOPPEN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in northeastern Pennsylvania say an all-terrain vehicle carrying four people struck a rock wall and rolled over, killing one of them.

State police say the three others were injured in the accident Friday night in Auburn Township, Susquehanna County.

Officials say 38-year-old Jeremy Mowry of nearby Meshoppen died of his injuries.

Police haven't yet identified the cause of the crash.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

LAKE ARIEL, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a rollover accident in northeastern Pennsylvania has killed three people and injured three others.

WNEP-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1lBUwcS ) the crash occurred late Saturday morning in Paupack Township, Wayne County.

State police say an SUV went off the road and then rolled over. The coroner says one person died at the scene and two others died at a hospital. The extent of the survivors' injuries was not immediately known.

Authorities are investigating the cause of the accident.


Information from: WNEP-TV, http://www.wnep.com

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Jayson Reece, 4, of Philadelphia, and Charlotte Hummel, 3,of Walnutport, were fishing for some fun at the West End Fair. And boy, did they catch some big fun. Charlotte says she liked playing games, and Jayson's highlight of the day was holding an alligatorat the "Kachunga & The Alligator Show" which is a daily attractionall week at the fair. The fair, located near Route 209 in Gilbert,concludes tonight. For more photos, see our gallery @tnonline.com.

Saturday, August 30, 2014
(AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File) In this Sept. 5, 2013 file photo, an infusion drug to treat cancer is administered to a patient via intravenous drip at a cancer center hospital in Durham, N.C.

Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul. But consumer advocates warn that companies are still using wiggle room to discourage the sickest and costliest patients from enrolling.

Some insurers are excluding well-known cancer centers from the list of providers they cover under a plan; requiring patients to make large, initial payments for HIV medications; or delaying participation in public insurance exchanges created by the overhaul.

Saturday, August 30, 2014
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS First Assistant District Attorney Jean A. Engler, right, places her hand on the Bible, held by her siblings, attorneys Joseph and Jane Engler, during her swearing in ceremony as Carbon County's new district attorney. Engler, who is the first female district attorney in the county, replaces Gary F. Dobias, who served in the position for 22 years, eight months.

Jean A. Engler is Carbon County's first female district attorney.

On Friday afternoon, Engler was sworn in by the Honorable Richard W. Webb in front of family, friends, colleagues and former District Attorney Gary F. Dobias, who retired from the office Friday. Engler has served in the capacity of first assistant district attorney since January, and as an assistant district attorney since 1989.

President Judge Roger Nanovic welcomed everyone to the event.

He then turned it over to Webb, who called Engler to the floor.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

A free car seat checkup at Walmart, 1204 Blakeslee Blvd., Lehighton, will be held from 1 to 7 p.m., on Sept. 16. The event is sponsored by Blue Mountain Health System and the Pennsylvania State Police.

A safety specialist will be on hand to make sure the seat has not been recalled, if it is installed correctly in the vehicle and that the child fits properly into the seat. They will also provide information on new updates on car seat recommendations, as well as when to turn a baby's car seat around to face forward in the vehicle and when a child should use a booster seat.

Saturday, August 30, 2014
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Mark Baylis shows the broken Jonas Hotel sign post that someone destroyed, just one incident of a series of vandalism at the newly formed VALOR Clinic for homeless veterans.

Mark Baylis is stymied. He just can't understand why anyone would want to cause damage to VALOR Clinic in Jonas.

VALOR's co-founder is referring to a series of vandalism incidents that has recently occurred since volunteers began renovating the former Jonas Hotel in July.

First there was flooding on the first floor.

The first time it might have been an accident, but by the second and third time, it was determined someone was opening all the radiators' bleeding valves.

Saturday, August 30, 2014
CHRIS PARKER/TIMES NEWS Skyla Hendricks, 6, of Albrightsville, practices her medical skills as she pretends to take the blood pressure of Claire Farnschlader, of Lake Harmony, at an open house held Saturday at the Penn-Kidder Library Center, Pine Point Plaza.

One day a couple of years ago, Barbara Franzosa sat in a restaurant in Pine Point Plaza in Albrightsville, and mentioned to the owner how much she missed the public library near her former home.

"Two people at other tables said, we miss our libraries, too. So I said, well, should we try to start one? And they said yes," she said.

On Saturday, after years of planning and hard work, the Penn-Kidder Library Center opened in its new home next to Mauch Chunk Bank in the plaza, on Route 903 near the intersection Route 534.