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Tuesday, October 7, 2014
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The Carbon County Republican Committee will be hold its annual fall dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 22 at the Mahoning Valley Country Club.

There will be an opportunity to the meet the candidates and committee members.

Chairman Jeremy Glaush will be unveiling a new county party platform and logo and will give a State of the Committee address.

Tickets for the dinner can be purchased by emailing carbonchair1@hotmail.com, calling Glaush at 610-417- 8007, or contacting any member of the Carbon County Republican Committee.

Ticket sales must be finalized by Oct. 13.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Pocono Medical Center is offering several opportunities for those who are suffering from mental or behavioral health issues to find help during Mental Health Week, this week.

Several screenings and events are scheduled.

Behavioral health professionals will be available to help combat the disease and provide resources to those who are so dearly in need.

Thursday is National Depression Screening Day.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) A new poll shows Pennsylvania's gubernatorial race tightening slightly as Republican Gov. Tom Corbett picks up support among likely voters, but Democrat Tom Wolf still leads by 17 percentage points.

Quinnipiac University pollsters said Tuesday that Wolf is backed by 55 percent of voters judged likely to cast ballots and Corbett by 38 percent.

That compares to a September survey showing likely voters supporting Wolf over Corbett by a 24-point margin.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Residents in Penn Forest Township are expressing concerns about a proposed pipeline to be built in Carbon County.

Michael Cody of Penn Forest Streams says someone anonymously sent him a map showing that the proposed PennEast pipeline will go right through his back yard.

"Someone sent me this map, I don't know who. What I do know is that this shows this pipeline going right through my back yard," Cody said at the Penn Forest Township meeting Monday night.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Statewide ArcherySeason: Nov. 17-21

Statewide FirearmSeason: Nov. 22-26

Extended Firearm Season in Wildlife Management Unit 4C, which encompasses most of Carbon County (everything west ofParryville): Dec. 3-6

Extended Firearm Season in Wildlife Management Unit 3D, Parryville and east to the New Jersey line: Dec. 1-6

Only one bear may be taken during the license year.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 5-11. Here are some of the events happening around our region. To have your event listed, send us the details at tneditor@tnonline.com.

Kunkletown

The Kunkletown Volunteer Fire Company will hold an open house from 6-9 p.m. Thursday at the firehouse, 597 Kunkletown Road, Kunkletown. Events include a display of fire apparatus, car rescue demonstration, safety smokehouse and rides on a firetruck. Free refreshments will be available.

Tamaqua

Monday, October 6, 2014

Have investigators found a confession letter written by Eric Frein?

Cable television network CNN reported this afternoon that a "senior law enforcement official" told them that police discovered a letter describing how the Canadensis man allegedly shot two state troopers last month, leaving one dead and one severely injured.

In a tersely worded e-mail to the media that followed, Pennsylvania State Police offered no comment, but took a swipe at the network.

Monday, October 6, 2014

MOUNT HOLLY SPRINGS, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police say a 35-year-old man has been killed by a Norfolk-Southern freight train.

Trooper Robert Hicks said the man was lying across a railroad track in South Middletown Township in central Pennsylvania on Monday afternoon.

The name of the Mount Holly Springs man was not released pending notification of his family.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Police are searching for a bank robbery suspect in northern Carbon County and Luzerne County after receiving a call about a bank being robbed in Butler Township.
According to scanner reports the suspect is a black male who was wearing a black hat and blue hoody. The suspect was also wearing sunglasses and gloves, and may have been driving a black SUV.
No further details are available at this time.

Monday, October 6, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Today is the deadline for Pennsylvanians to register to vote in the Nov. 4 election.

Republican Gov. Tom Corbett is battling for a second term against Democratic challenger Tom Wolf, who's led in the polls for months. Voters also will decide races for Congress and the Legislature.

People who want to register for the first time or to change their address or political party need to complete applications that must be postmarked or delivered to the applicant's county board of elections by the close of business Monday.