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Monday, June 16, 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Dozens of extremists attacked a Kenyan coastal town for hours, killing those who weren't Muslim and those who didn't know the Somali language, officials and witnesses said Monday. At least 48 people were killed and two hotels were set on fire.

The assault in Mpeketoni began Sunday night as residents watched World Cup matches on TV and lasted until early Monday, with little resistance put up by Kenya's security forces. Cars and buildings still smoldered at daybreak.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Nesquehoning police are continuing to investigate an incident early Saturday morning that involved slashed tires and a box with the words "tick tock" that was placed on a porch.

Chief Sean Smith said officer Timothy Wuttke was called out to investigate a criminal mischief case. He spoke with the victim, Maureen Osinchak, of 8 Sixth Ave. in the Hauto Estates section of the borough.

She showed him that three of the tires on her car had been cut, and the box, with the words "tick tock" written in big, bold letters, were left on the porch.

Monday, June 16, 2014
DONALD R. SERFASS/TIMES NEWS

As of press time this morning, Schuylkill County police departments and agents from the Schuylkill County Drug Task Force were conducting a large-scale raid on alleged drugdealers in the Tamaqua area. The effort was being coordinated through the officeof Schuylkill County District Attorney Christine Holman. A total of 17 suspects were thetarget of the raid, according to Tamaqua Chief of Police Richard Weaver.Check www.tnonline.com for updated information.

Monday, June 16, 2014

The Pennsylvania Department of Health is offering public immunization clinics on July 2 and 23 at Gnaden Huetten Medical Office building, 281 N. 12th St., lower level Suite A, Lehighton. The clinics will take place from 9 to 11 a.m.

People who are underinsured where insurance doesn't cover the vaccine or uninsured are eligible to receive these vaccines at a low cost.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the Department of Health at 570-325-6106.

Monday, June 16, 2014
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

International singer and songwriter Iryna Lonchyna will perform at 7 p.m. June 21at the Ukrainian Homestead, 1230 Beaver Run Road in Lehighton. The event is presented by St. John the Baptist Catholic Churchof Lansford. Lonchyna hails from Western Ukraine and is popular in Western Europe and Canada and is a featured performer in the U.S. She has sung at the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington, D.C., and the UkrainianCultural Center in New York. She performs Ukrainian folk songs as well as her own pop music. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10, and children under 15 are free.

Monday, June 16, 2014
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS

The Freedom Riders were among the teams to compete in the bed race sponsoredby Family Promise of Carbon County on Saturday in Palmerton.

Monday, June 16, 2014
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS These first grade pupils at Parkside Education Center in the Palmerton Area School District receive their lunches recently. Pictured serving lunch to the students is cafeteria worker Eileen Heiney.

Pupils at a Palmerton Area School District elementary school could receive free breakfast and lunch in the 2014-15 school year.

About 200 pupils would receive the free meals in kindergarten and first grade at the Parkside Education Center next year if the district's application for the Community Eligibility Provision is approved.

District business manager Diane Serfass announced at a recent school board workshop session that the district has until June 30 to apply for the provision.

Monday, June 16, 2014
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The Jim Thorpe Lioness Club held its monthly meeting on June 9at the Inn at Jim Thorpe. New officers were installed for 2014-2015. They are, from left, Martha Moyer, vice president; Kathleen Kenderish, secretary; Madeline Ligenza, president; and Sandy Gallagher,installation officer. Missing from the photo is Debbie Trainer, treasurer. It was announced Christmas in July will be hosted by the Jim Thorpe Lioness at Kimmel's Personal Care Home at 6 p.m. July 14. The club will be celebrating its 15th anniversary in August. New members are welcome.

Monday, June 16, 2014

An addition to its light and power building could cost Lehighton up to $490,000.

Just two companies submitted proposals to the borough on Friday, with C&E Ankiewicz, of Mountain Top, Luzerne County, turning in the apparent low bid of $487,082.

That bid was $8,309 less than the $495,391 proposal turned in by Kistler Buildings of Fogelsville.

Borough Manager Nicole Beckett said the borough had set aside $400,000 from this year's light and power budget to afford the project.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Two defendants in pending cases entered guilty pleas in Carbon County court last week.

Andrew Anthony Kressler, 65, of Lehighton, pleaded to one count of persistent disorderly conduct before Judge Joseph J. Matika.

He was arrested on Jan. 17 at the courthouse in Jim Thorpe. He was the courthouse for an appointment at the adult probation office and was intoxicated and caused a disturbance. He was jailed that day and later released on bail.