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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Police in Schuylkill County are investigating two homicides that have occurred within two days of each other in the county.

A man was found dead in his home on Monday while a woman was found deceased in her home on Tuesday.

The death of David R. Halaburda, 50, of 256 S. Wylam St., Altamont, West Mahanoy Township, was ruled a homicide by the county coroner following an autopsy performed Tuesday in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He died of blunt force head and neck injuries.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Lehigh County Coroner's Office is searching for the next of kin of Helen Moreira, 73, of Macungie, who passed away from natural causes on Tuesday, April 29, at her residence.

Anyone having information regarding Moreira's family is requested to contact the Lehigh County Coroner's Office at 610-782-3426.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A group of Lehighton Area Middle Schoolstudents learned theyhave the power to make a difference singing andserving.

On Monday, members of the middle school's Music Express appeared before the school board to recap their recent trip to Washington, D.C., in which they took part in the 25 Year Celebration of America Sings! festivals.

Joined by their director, Laura Welkey, several of the students recounted the event, which they referred to as a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The students also performed as well.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Today would be a good day to be a duck.

Many woke up this morning to heavy, steady rain throughout the TIMES NEWS coverage area.

Because of this, students were forced to stand in the rain as they waited for their buses; motorists needed to be extra cautious during their morning commutes; and schools postponed outdoor sporting events, like the District 11 Class AA and AAA Doubles Tennis Tournament, that were scheduled for this afternoon.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a third woman from Carbon County was sentenced Tuesday by Senior U.S. District Judge Edwin M. Kosik to serve 21 months in prison on the charge of conspiracy to distribute cocaine.

According to U.S. Attorney Peter J. Smith, Ceres Lozada, 27, of Nesquehoning, previously admitted to participating in a conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine and powder cocaine in the Carbon County area between January 2010 and December 2012.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Emergency crews from East Penn Twp. are at a township truck rollover

Emergency crews from East Penn Township are on the scene of a rollover of a township truck on South Dieters Hill road on Tuesday morning.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Palmerton Area High School was on lockdown this morning for a drill.
A call to the school confirmed that there was no need for alarm and that the school was conducting a drill for safety precautions.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Members of Boy Scout Troop 82 and Girl Scout Troop 3583 work together to bag 120 seedlings that were distributedduring Arbor Dayfestivities at the Lehighton AreaMiddle School.The seedlings were donated by PPL.From left are Shain Hrounsky, Amber Curran, Nathan Carr, Zachary Zehner and Allison Steigerwalt. The bagging project was heldat Trinity Lutheran Church in Lehighton on Thursday.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Officials and employees of the Carbon County Court House were paid today on the county commissioners securing a loan of $25,000 from the First National Bank of Lansford.

It is the first installment of a loan of $125,000 to be received from county banks.

The county treasury has been depleted for several months with the result that bills were paid only as current receipts were received.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

During a special meeting Monday night, Rush Township supervisors voted to submit their planning module for the Lincoln Drive sanitary sewer extension to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.