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Monday, May 5, 2014

Coaldale Borough will have its annual spring cleanup day on Wednesday, May 14.

Large items will be picked up, including washers, dryers, stoves, refrigerators and a limit of four tires/tire rims.

All items must have all chemicals removed and doors taken off.

In addition, up to 10 bags of garbage will be collected.

No TVs or computer monitors/peripherals will be accepted.

Monday, May 5, 2014

A Tamaqua woman who was arrested Friday on drug charges had just been placed on probation by a Schuylkill County judge on charges stemming from an assault on a woman last April and for using a stun gun during a picnic melee last May.

Ashley Weirich, 20, had been charged on April 16, 2013, by Tamaqua police with simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and disorderly conduct.

Monday, May 5, 2014

The Faith-Paced Walker's Club will begin walking every Tuesday and Thursday morning through June 19, at the Lehigh Canal Park in Weissport.

Registration will be from 7:30 to 8 a.m. and the walk will begin promptly at 8:15 a.m.

Walkers will walk at their own pace for as long as they want, but they must be back at the pavilion by 9 in order to be eligible to win prizes.

The prizes range from gift cards to gift baskets and more.

For additional information about the Faith-Paced Walker's Club, contact call 610-377-5395.

Monday, May 5, 2014

St. John Neumann Regional School, 259 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton, will be hosting a Drive for Kids fundraiser from 4:30-7:30 p.m. May 13 during the school's annual art show. The event benefits the after-school program.

Drive for Kids is sponsored by Rentschler Chrysler Jeep Dodge. For every test drive taken during the hours of the fundraiser, the school will earn $10 from Chrysler, which will be put toward enrichment programs. Dealers will not be trying to sell cars, they are just there to help raise funds for the kids by letting people drive their cars.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Lehighton Area Middle School music department will be holding its 21st annual Spring Instrumental Concert at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The jazz ensemble will perform Bill Holcombe's "Back Street Blues." Eighth graders Felicia-Sue Anthony and Dane Frantz will be featured on this selection. Next, the band will perform Van Morrison's "Domino" without a director. Eighth graders Piper DeMatte and Breanna Hoffner will duel on this selection.

The jazz ensemble will conclude with Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline." The jazz ensemble invites the audience to sing along to their final number.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Bacai is voluntarily recalling one lot of LiteFit USA on the retail and consumer level throughout the world.

This product is used as an herbal diet supplement and is packaged in plastic bottles of 30 softgels. Sample analysis by the FDA has revealed that this product contained sibutramine.

Monday, May 5, 2014

A Carbon County man entered guilty pleas to fleeing and attempting to elude police and driving under the influence on Friday, May 2, in the county court.

He was one of seven defendants of enter pleas before Judge Joseph J. Matika. All were scheduled to go on trial Monday in the county court but instead entered into plea bargains with the district attorney's office.

Nesquehoning incidents

Bradley Zettlemoyer, 29, of Lansford and formerly of Nesquehoning, pleaded to the two counts in separate incidents, both occurring in Nesquehoning.

Monday, May 5, 2014

ELIMSPORT, Pa. (AP) The deaths of two adults and three children in a small cabin in north-central Pennsylvania were caused by carbon monoxide poisoning caused by an improperly ventilated propane heater, a coroner said Sunday.

State police continued interviewing people about the tragedy, which followed a Friday night party that investigators said was attended by five or six adult friends.

The man who hosted the party, identified only as a relative of the cabin's owner, discovered the bodies Saturday. He had slept in his truck outside the cabin, police said.

Monday, May 5, 2014

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a frost advisory for Carbon and Monroe counties which is in effect from 3 to 7 a.m. EDT Tuesday, May 6. Temperatures could be dropping into the lower to mid-30s by early morning, potentially damaging sensitive or early blooming vegetation.

A frost advisory is issued when frost is expected to develop during the growing season. Those with agricultural or gardening interests should protect sensitive plants and crops. Potted plants normally left outdoors should be covered or brought inside.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Damage was done and items were stolen at the concession stand of the Panther Valley little league soccer field.

The soccer field is in an isolated area behind Panther Valley Middle School. However, there are security cameras positioned in it, police said.

Joseph Fittos Jr., chief of police in Summit Hill, said the incident was reported to police at 1:14 p.m. Sunday. It’s not known when the actual incident happened.