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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A woman is dead following a crash that resulted from a police chase last night in Nesquehoning.

The crash, involved a police officer from the Nesquehoning police department, happened around 6:30 p.m. on Route 209 in Nesquehoning, 1.5 miles north of the Route 93 (Broad Mountain) intersection.

Carola Sauers, 69, was pronounced dead at St. Luke's Hospital in Fountain Hill after being flown there by PennStar helicopter.

She was the passenger in a car driven by Michael Sauers, 64. He was transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, with serious injuries.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

(AP) WHITE HAVEN - Firefighters from multiple departments throughout southern Luzerne County, northern Carbon County and western Monroe County, including a specialized rapid intervention team from Hanover Township, battled a blaze that heavily damaged two homes Monday morning.

About 80 firefighters were on hand for several hours as flames engulfed 223 Towanda St. and spread to a neighboring house just before 8 a.m. A total of eight people from the two homes managed to escape without injury.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Degilio

A Carbon County psychologist went on trial Monday in the county court on charges he forced a patient to perform a sexual act.

Dr. Michael T. Degilio faces charges of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, indecent assault and indecent exposure.

On Monday the jury heard the testimony of the alleged victim, a 44-year-old mother of five. She was 40 at the time of the alleged incident, Feb. 24, 2009, at Degilio's office along Route 443 in Mahoning Township.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Francesca Staehle, 4, was a 3-7 age group winner for catching a 17 1/2-inch rainbow trout. With her is NCC president Don McGorry.

Sunny skies prevailed on Saturday when the Nesquehoning Conservation Club held its Sixth Annual Connell McCall Memorial Fishing Derby at the Nesquehoning Creek, attracting a record crowd in what has become one of the most popular social events in the community.

"It's a great event for people from all of the towns; it seems like everyone enjoys it and it's a good day out," said Donny McGorry, NCC president.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A Phillipsburg, New Jersey, company found guilty of allowing a truck to operate with faulty brakes, resulting in a crash that killed the driver on March 19, 2012, in East Union Township doesn't have to pay the $398 in court costs and a fine, the state Superior Court has ruled.

According to the seven-page ruling, state trooper Joseph DeLash, who is certified by the United States Department of Transportation's Office of Motor Carriers as an inspector, examined the truck after the crash.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A Shenandoah man arrested by Tamaqua police for drug crimes was sentenced to four to 23 months in Schuylkill County prison.

Daquawn King, 25, was arrested on June 1, 2013, and charged with delivery of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, criminal use of a communication facility, possession of a controlled substance and possession of a small amount of marijuana.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Palmerton Area Democratic Club will host a dessert and coffee reception for Palmerton-area Democratic candidates at their closing meeting 7 p.m. today at the Fireline Hotel, Bowmanstown.

"The club especially looks forward to welcoming those candidates who are running for committeeman or committeewoman in the nine precincts that comprise the Palmerton Area," said PADC Vice President Sandi Peters, who will chair the meeting.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The next Carbon Animal Response Team fundraising committee meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Blondies Family Restaurant, Route 309, New Ringgold.

This meeting is open to all CART members.

If you would like to attend please let Diane Sharpless know no later than Tuesday evening so reservations can be made.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Due to the Memorial Day holiday, the Carbon County Navy Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, May 19, at Nesquehoning V.F.W., located at 300 E. Center St.

New members and associate members are welcome.

Navy Club USA was the first service organization chartered by Congress for the waterborne veterans of the Navy, Marine and Coast Guard.

Call Ski, 570-645-6586 or Scott, 570-645-7312.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
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Anticipating Memorial Day services is Kaitlyn Serfass, Miss Poppy 2014-2015 of Lehighton American Legion Auxiliary 314, center,selling the first poppy of 2014 to Lehighton Mayor Tom Mase, right. LaRue Fritz, left, is Poppy chairman of Unit 314 and Four County Council and second vice president of Unit 314. Serfass is home-schooled. She takes part in track and enjoys baseball and archery. She is a member of Salem Bible Fellowship Church. Serfass will be attending Memorial Day services in Lehighton and will take partin the Lehighton Memorial Day parade.