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Saturday, July 5, 2014

LONG POND – Last year, IndyCar racing returned to Pocono Raceway for the first time in 24 years. The buzz surrounding the race was palpable, with fans and drivers alike eager to see what the cars were capable of at the newly repaved track.

 

The early returns were promising, with cars posting blazing speeds and drivers praising the circuit and facilities in the weeks and months leading up to the race.

 

Saturday, July 5, 2014

One man was injured Saturday afternoon when he failed to negotiate a curve near Tuscarora Park.

The crash occurred at 4 p.m. when a man driving a pickup  was traveling west on Tuscarora Park Road and failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway.

His truck crossed the roadway striking an earth embankment and rolling onto its side.

The victim was being treated by members of the Tamaqua ambulance.

Rush Township police are investigating.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Readers' Turn July 5

Why should - or shouldn't - all fireworks be legal in Pennsylvania?

Saturday, July 5, 2014

How we ranked in AARP study:

Overall: 42

Affordability and access: 46

Choice of setting and provider: 25

Quality of life, quality of care: 37

Support for family caregivers: 36

Effective transitions: 28

Saturday, July 5, 2014

The costs associated with a driving under the influence arrest depend on several factors, including blood alcohol content, location of arrest (different counties have different court associated costs) and the number of offenses.

The effect on your wallet begins the second you are pulled over by law enforcement and may include:

Ÿ Traffic fine $300 to $10,000 depending on BAC and number of offenses within a 10-year time frame

Ÿ Vehicle towed $50 or more

Ÿ Impound fees $75 to $175 per day

Ÿ Legal fees $2,000 to $8,000 or more depending on attorney

Saturday, July 5, 2014
JORDAN REABOLD/TIMES NEWS Mahoning Township has informed Walmart that road markingsat the intersection on Route 443 need repainting.

Mahoning Township plans to improve road markings at the intersection of Frederick's Grove Road and the Walmart Supercenter.

Supervisor Bruce Steigerwalt provided a layout for the markings that need to be fixed, which was then sent to the Walmart store.

Steigerwalt said that there were crosswalks, stop bars and arrows on the road that were faded or nonexistent and needed repainting.

Money for the project is held in escrow in a maintenance fund that serves to keep several intersections safe, including the intersection on Route 443.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Schuylkill County Coroner Dr. David J. Moylan, who is challenging U.S. Rep Matt Cartwright, revealed today at a press conference that he had a DUI charge 19 years ago

Moylan, 63, was charged with the DUI on May 16, 1995.

He was admitted to ARD on Jan. 18, 1996. He said he's had a clean record since that time.

He said he was young and foolish at the time.

Saturday, July 5, 2014
The Bartonsville Health Care Center recently added a SeleniaDimensions breast tomosynthesis system made by Hologic, a leader in digital mammography.

Pocono Health System/Pocono Medical Center is excited to offer 3-D mammography (breast tomosynthesis) at the Bartonsville Health Care Center. Breast tomosynthesis produces a three-dimensional view of the breast tissue that helps radiologists identify and characterize individual breast structures without the confusion of overlapping tissue. This facility is the first in northeastern Pennsylvania north of Interstate 80 to have 3-D breast tomosynthesis.

The center's Selenia Dimensions breast tomosynthesis system is made by Hologic, a world leader in digital mammography.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Torrential rains caused flooding in the first floor and basement of the Tamaqua Historical Society Museum on West Broad Street.

Mountainside springs flowed into the basement, filling it with about 3 feet of water that required help from Tamaqua firefighters to pump it out.

The first floor accumulated about 3 inches of water due to seepage in the building's rear walls.

Volunteers met later to remove items damaged by the flood.

Saturday, July 5, 2014
Pa. gets low marks for elderly, disabled care

Pennsylvania, which has a larger percentage of people over 65 than the national average, is not the best state to grow old in, according to a recent AARP report.

The state was ranked 42nd overall in the new study on long-term services and supports for older people. Even worse, it was 46th in terms of affordability and access to long-term care.

"Our long-term services are among the most expensive in the country in Pennsylvania," said Ray Landis, advocacy manager for AARP Pennsylvania.