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Sunday, November 16, 2014

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR's new championship format gave Kevin Harvick his long sought-after first Sprint Cup title, as he capped a magical first season at Stewart-Haas Racing with a victory at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Harvick, who had to win last week at Phoenix just to advance into the Sunday's final four, had a decent car early but seemed to fade behind Denny Hamlin when the sun went down. Then a debris caution with 20 laps remaining forced the four championship contenders to make tough strategy decisions that ultimately decided their fate.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Three incidents involving horses in four years was enough to prompt to the Carbon County Animal Response Team (CART) to host its first-ever large animal rescue training Saturday in Lehighton.

Almost 20 volunteers, split between the Carbon and Lehigh Valley CART teams, gathered on Chapel Field to practice two emergency in-field rescue scenarios, both of which involved saving between 800-to-900-pound horses.

The horses were mannequins donated by Penn State University.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Better get those scales ready.

Pennsylvania's statewide general bear season opens Saturday and continues Monday through Wednesday of next week.

Big things are expected.

Four factors typically influence the size of the harvest: bear numbers, hunter numbers, and availability of food and weather, said Mark Ternent, the Pennsylvania Game Commission's bear biologist.

Going into this season, three of those are looking good.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Cosby will not dignify "decade-old, discredited" claims of sexual abuse with a response, his attorney said Sunday, the first reaction from the famed comedian to an increasing uproar over allegations that he assaulted several women in the past.

In a statement released to The Associated Press and posted online, lawyer John P. Schmitt said the fact that the allegations are being repeated "does not make them true."

"He would like to thank all his fans for the outpouring of support and assure them that, at age 77, he is doing his best work," Schmitt said.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

A driver was injured Saturday when involved in a crash along Forest Inn Road in Lower Towamensing Township. The crash occurred just before noon at the intersection with Hahns Dairy Road.

According to one fire person on scene the man was traveling north on Forest Inn Road and may have dozed off at the wheel. The Jeep entered the right berm traveling across a lawn down a steep embankment striking as large pine tree before coming to rest on its roof in a stream.

The victim was treated at the scene then transported to the Lehigh Valley Hospital Trauma Center in Allentown.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Greensburg Central Catholic wins the fifth set 15-13. Centurions defeat Marian 3-2 for PIAA Class A volleyball championship.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Marcellus shale gas deposits are sprouting numerous transmission stations, and with them, a grid of pipelines crisscrossing Pennsylvania.

But the location of the pipelines is secret.

That information "is not part of the public record per a 2006 law that protects utility infrastructure information for homeland security purposes," said Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission spokeswoman Denise McCracken.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

The U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors on Friday announced the appointment of Megan J. Brennan, the current chief operating officer of the Postal Service, as the 74th Postmaster General and CEO.

Brennan is the first woman to hold the job.

A Pottsville native, she graduated from Nativity BVM High School in 1980. She'll replace Patrick R. Donahoe, who will be retiring in early next year.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) Wal-Mart Stores Inc. eked out a rare gain in an important sales measurement during the third quarter as it reported profits that beat Wall Street expectations Thursday.

But the world's largest retailer issued a fourth-quarter profit outlook that missed Wall Street expectations because of expected fierce holiday discounting. The quarter also marked two full years of traffic declines at U.S. Wal-Mart stores.

Saturday, November 15, 2014


Rep. Doyle Heffley is sponsoring a meeting from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at Penn Forest No. 1 Volunteer Fire Company's Whispering Pines Banquet Hall, Route 903 in Jim Thorpe.

PennEast Pipeline Company is holding an open house from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Aquashicola Volunteer Fire Company, 290 Little Gap Road.

Interactive map

PennEast Pipeline Company has developed an interactive mapping tool to assist landowners, neighbors and community leaders on the proposed route of the pipeline.