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Monday, July 21, 2014

A Monroe County man was killed on Sunday when his all terrain vehicle left a county road and crashed into a utility pole.

State police at Fern Ridge identified the victim as Mark A. Parcell, 31, of Effort.

According troopers Parcell was operating a 2004 Polaris northbound on Upper Ridge Drive in Chestnuthill Township, about 7:58 p.m. when, for unknown reasons, the ATV traveled off the right side of the road and collided into a utility pole.

Monday, July 21, 2014
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

A young man escaped injury Sunday afternoon when he rolled his car on the Treichlers bridge in Lehigh Township. The crash occurred just after 4 p.m. when the driver was heading south on SR145 on the bridge and lost control. His car came to rest in the high speed lane on its roof. State troopers had the man sitting on the front bumper of their patrol car as they interrogated him. Traffic was reduced to one lane southbound.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

The busload of illegal immigrant children never showed up, but the protesters and counter protesters did.

On a sun-drenched Sunday afternoon, an estimated 85, some said to represent the Lehigh Valley Tea Party, protested the housing of illegal immigrant youths at the KidsPeace Broadway Campus, Salisbury Township.

On a sidewalk on the south side of Broadway, protestors stood and sat, holding signs, waving signs, chanting “U.S.A.” and cheering when passing vehicles sounded their horns in support.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Few actors could register disbelief, exasperation or annoyance with more comic subtlety.

James Garner had a way of widening his eyes while the corner of his mouth sagged ever so slightly. Maybe he would swallow once to further make his point.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

The St. Joseph's Festival in Summit Hill continues at 5 p.m.

The St. Gabriel procession, in which the people carry the statue of St. Gabriel through the streets of Summit Hill, will took place at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by the benediction before the opening of the festival.

It will conclude with a fireworks display after 10 p.m.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania congressman's press secretary has pleaded not guilty to a weapons charge after Capitol police say he carried a gun into a federal office building in Washington.

An attorney for Ryan Shucard says he entered the plea Saturday in D.C. Superior Court. Lawyer Jason Kalafat called the gun incident unintentional.

Shucard is the press secretary for Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Marino. He was released on his own recognizance.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. House members from Pennsylvania and their staff accepted 41 privately paid trips so far this year, ranging from $20,000 in business-class airline tickets to Japan for Rep. Charlie Dent and his wife to $300-a-night hotel rooms for congressional staff at a luxurious Las Vegas casino resort.

The Associated Press reviewed gift and travel records on the House clerk's website in the wake of a controversy about how those trips would be disclosed.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

HOYLAKE, England (AP) — Rory McIlroy had to work a little harder and sweat a little more. No matter. Just like his other two majors, this British Open was never really in doubt.

With two key birdies around the turn, and a powerful tee shot at just the right moment, McIlroy completed a wire-to-wire victory Sunday at Royal Liverpool and captured the third leg of the career Grand Slam.

The 25-year-old from Northern Ireland joined some elite company beyond the names on the silver claret jug.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

This past weekend, Skirmish Paintball in Albrightsville hosted the 13th annual "Invasion of Normandy," with close to 4,000 paintballers from across the country and around the globe taking to the 700-acre field for what some are calling the Super Bowl of paintball.

Saturday, July 19, 2014
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS

Four-year-old Madison Schaeffer of Andreas tries her luck at the ball toss at St. Joseph's Festival in Summit Hill on Friday evening as her grandmother Nancy Neff watches. The festival, initially called the St. Gabe's Festival in honor of St. Gabriel, the patron saint of the Italian people, is celebrating its 80th anniversary. It runs from 5 to 11 p.m. today, and 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday. The St. Gabriel procession, in which the people carry the statue of St. Gabriel through the streets of Summit Hill, will take place at 3:30 p.m.