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Monday, September 22, 2014
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS The David Fleetwood Memorial Trail was dedicated on Sunday before the first Dave Fleetwood Memorial Trail Run and Leisure/Fun Walk. On hand for the unveiling were, from left: Fleetwood's widow, Pam Fleetwood; Chestnuthill Township Supervisor Chairman Chuck Gould; Chris Doerbecker, West End Park and Open Space Commission chairman; Chestnuthill Township Supervisor Chris Eckert; and Bernie Kozen, executive director of WEPOSC.

When David Fleetwood lost his life tragically in August 2013 in a shooting at the Ross Township supervisors' meeting, his wife, Pam, remembers telling her cousin that she normally could find something positive in the bad things that happened in her life, but she didn't think it was going to be possible after that fatal night.

A little over a year later on a cloudy Sunday morning, she stood in front of almost 300 people and said, "God though, along with his angels here on earth, had other plans."

Something positive did come out of that terrible tragedy.

Monday, September 22, 2014
Police continue searching for Eric Frein in Barrett Township, in Pennsylvania's Monroe County, on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Frein is suspected of fatally shooting a state trooper and wounding another at the Blooming Grove state police barracks a week earlier. (AP Photo/The Times-Tribune, Jason Famer)

Residents of Barrett and Price townships stayed inside and away from windows today as law enforcement authorities intensified their search for Eric Frein, accused of the sniper ambush killing of Cpl. Bryon Dickson and the wounding of Trooper Alex Douglass at the state police barracks at Blooming Grove, Pike County on Sept. 12.

State police this afternoon formed line-of-sight coverage along Bear Town Road, Stoney Run Lane and Blue Ridge drive in Canadensis, close to Frein's family home. The heavily-wooded area remains virtually shut down to the public as of late this afternoon.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

As the search for suspect Eric Frein continues, an ambulance was called to the search area in Price/Barrett Townships.

According to state police, the ambulance was summoned for a law enforcement officer who had a minor medical issue, and the issue was not associated with the search operations.
The officer is being treated, however, no further information will be released

Governor Tom Corbett and State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan are closely monitoring the investigation – and the Governor has made all commonwealth resources available for this investigation as needed.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Law enforcement officials searching for 31-year-old Eric Frein found an AK-47-style rifle and ammunition they believe belong to the suspected police killer, according to state police.

Lt. Col. George Bivens displayed pictures of the items during a press briefing Sunday afternoon, when he said it is only a matter of time until Frein, accused of fatally shooting Cpl. Bryon Dickson and wounding trooper Alex Douglass on Sept. 12, is captured.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

A 23-year-old female and four children, all from Blakeslee, were pronounced dead at the scene of a four-vehicle crash around 2:45 p.m. Saturday in Chestnuthill Township.

Two of the juveniles were male and two female, according to state police at Fern Ridge. Ages and names were not released.

According to police, the four juveniles “were not seat belted or in a booster seat.” Everyone else involved was wearing a seatbelt.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

CANADENSIS (AP) — The suspect in the deadly ambush at a state police barracks in a remote part of northeastern Pennsylvania remained at large for a ninth day Sunday as police appeared to have narrowed their search, largely shutting down the area where he lived with his parents but leaving neighbors with few answers about what's going on just outside their front doors.

With a helicopter flying overhead, law enforcement officers wearing bulletproof vests and armed with rifles continued their hunt for Eric Frein, 31, now on the FBI's Most Wanted list.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

PRICE TWP. - Rather than spending the eve of his wedding attending to last-minute details, Andrew Killinger slept apart from his future wife in a truck.

After popping out for a few hours Friday afternoon to pick up some decorations and food for the after-party, Killinger found himself cut off from his Price Township house, pregnant fiancee and their 2-year-old daughter.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

BEAVER DAM, Wis. (AP) — Sprint car driver Scott Semmelmann was killed in a wreck during practice for a race Saturday night at Beaver Dam Raceway.

Beaver Dam Raceway general manager Carolyn Mueller and Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Car Series President Steve Sinclair confirmed the death.

Beaver Dam police later confirmed that a 47-year-old driver was killed, but did not provide a name.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

A Tamaqua woman was transported to St. Luke's Hospital in Coaldale after she was injured in a one-vehicle crash at 6:38 a.m. on Friday.

State police at Frackville said Jillian N. Datchko, 29, was headed west on Route 209 in Schuylkill Township, near Mining Road, when she lost control of her 2004 Pontiac Grand Am, which slid 20 feet off the road and into a tree.

The vehicle flipped and landed on its roof. Datchko's injuries were described as minor.

Tuscarora Fire Department and Tamaqua EMS assisted at the scene.