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Monday, July 2, 2012
Emergency responders look over topography imagery of Lansford's mountains on a laptop in the back of the Carbon County EMA Command Unit.

A missing Lansford man, the subject of an intense 12-hour search Friday and Saturday, was found walking along Route 54 and is safe.

Rescuers and search crews used all terrain vehicles, pickup trucks and a state police helicopter to search for Terry Silfies, 43, before he was located about three miles northwest of his home just after 3:15 a.m. on Saturday.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Sharon Heisler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Heisler Jr., Tamaqua R. 1, was crowned Schuylkill County Dairy Princess for 1980-81. The coronation was performed by last year's princess, Bonnie Snyder. Dean Helm served as master of ceremonies. Miss Heisler will make appearances in the area, serving the dairy industry during her reign. She will attend the Dairy Princess Training Seminar this month.

Monday, July 2, 2012
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Richard Ellis is presented a medal from State Rep. Doyle Heffley during the Veterans Expo held Sunday at the Jim Thorpe High School.

Eighty Carbon County veterans of the Global War on Terror were thanked and honored with certificates and medals during the "Salute to Carbon County Veterans Expo" held Sunday at the Jim Thorpe High School.

The program was Rep. Doyle Heffley's (R-Carbon) first program to honor Carbon County veterans who served in the armed forces from Aug. 2, 1990 to present.

Heffley said that in the two years he has spent representing the 122nd District, he has met many veterans with their own stories to tell about how their military service has impacted them personally.

Monday, July 2, 2012

A 9-year-old Albrights-ville boy was found floating face down in a pool in the Indian Mountain Lakes development in Carbon County on Saturday afternoon and later died at a Lehigh Valley area hospital.

State police at Fern Ridge said the incident occurred about 5:29 p.m. at the community pool in the development located in Penn Forest Township. Nothing suspicious surrounds the death, troopers said, and the incident appears to be accidental.

Monday, July 2, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS These large rock formations are visible along the green rolling hills near Palmerton. This rock formation appears to be watching over the Palmerton valley.
Monday, July 2, 2012

Northern Lehigh School District's new, state-of-the-art multipurpose turf field could still be ready in time for the fall sports season.

That's contingent on how soon the district receives a soil and erosion permit from the Lehigh County Conservation District so that construction may begin.

As of early this morning, the district had yet to receive the permit, according to Greg Derr, director of support services and transportation. However, Derr said he was hopeful the permit would arrive in the mail later today.

Monday, July 2, 2012

The Penn-Kidder Lions recently installed new officers for the club by District Governor Scott Dudley, third from left. They are, from left, Kenneth Cathcart, chaplin and board of directors; Manny DaCosta, president; Dudley; Nancy DaCosta, lion tamer; Cynthia Kern, secretary; Linda Barndt, treasurer; Eno Rivera, tail twister; and Beverly Cathcart, board of directors.

Monday, July 2, 2012
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Little remains of a house off Evergreen Drive in Franklin Township, which was leveled by fire early this morning. Nobody was in the dwelling, owned by a New Jersey resident, when the fire occurred. The fire was discovered by a passing motorist.

A large home located along a dirt road in an isolated, wooded area of Franklin Township was leveled by an early morning fire today.

After being dispatched shortly after 5 a.m. to the residence off Evergreen Drive near the Kriss Pines area, firefighters had to drive their apparatus about a half mile up a narrow, dirt road to reach the scene. The entire structure was engulfed in flames before the fire was discovered by a passing motorist, who initially thought it was a forest fire.

Monday, July 2, 2012

ALLENTOWN – In response to Mid-Atlantic utilities dealing with massive power outages, PPL Electric Utilities hassent dozens of line crews today to help restore power in nearby states where hundreds of thousands of customers have been coping during the summer's first extended stretch of oppressive heat.

Monday, July 2, 2012
A line of police vehicles sit parked on the middle median of SR309 in front of the Hometown Wal-mart as they search the area for the hitchhiker.

A Good Samaritan was stabbed in the throat by a hitchhiker just before 8 p.m. yesterday in Hometown.

Rush Township Police Sgt. Duane Frederick said that the driver, Joseph Connell from Tamaqua, was traveling north on SR309 near the Murphy's Beer Distributor and All American Jeep, when he spotted a hitchhiker and pulled over to give the man a ride. A short distance later, he pulled into the entrance of the Wal-Mart plaza parking lot on Tide Road in Hometown.

Frederick said the hitchhiker told Connell he wanted to go farther north on SR309.