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Sunday, March 30, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors discussed two separate fixes for an ignition switch defect in 2005 but canceled both of them without taking action, according to a memo released Sunday by the House subcommittee investigating GM's handling of the defect and a subsequent recall.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for sleet and freezing rain, in effect from 8 o’clock tonight to 8 a.m. Monday.

Accumulations up to 0.10 inches of ice are possible.

The precipitation will make for hazardous travel conditions overnight and possibly into the Monday morning commute.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) — A woman who along with her newlywed husband is charged with killing a man she met through Craigslist tells a newspaper that two other men responded to her ad for companionship first but never showed up.

Nineteen-year-old Miranda Barbour tells The Daily Item of Sunbury ( that their failure to show saved the men's lives. The newspaper interviewed Barbour at the State Correctional Institution-Muncy on Tuesday. The story appeared on the newspaper's website Saturday.

Saturday, March 29, 2014
Bob Ford/Times News

Fishing season opened today in Schuylkill, Northampton and Lehigh counties as well as Lizard and Mahoning creeks in Carbon.

The season opens for the rest of the counties on April 12.

Bob Ford captured a few photos of  fisherman trying their luck this morning.

Did you go fishing? Send us photos of your catch. Upload them at

Saturday, March 29, 2014

READING, Pa. (AP) — By the mid-1800s, much of Berks County's forests had been cleared to build houses, heat buildings and make way for farms.

But as man prospered, trout did not.

Today marks the first day of trout fishing season, when anglers will flock to area waterways in hopes of hooking a slew of fish.

The majority of these streams and lakes have been stocked by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. If they weren't, there would be little for sportsmen to catch.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — It was long after former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky had been arrested, tried and convicted of sexually abusing 10 boys before his wife said she realized just how much trouble he was in.

In an interview this week at her home in State College, Dottie Sandusky said she still had hope even after his 45-count guilty verdict. But when the judge handed down a 30- to 60-year prison term, she said she fully comprehended his predicament.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Some Pittsburgh residents are complaining that the local Moose Lodge has gone wild, with noisy parties featuring scantily clad women.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ( ) reports that police say neighbors in the Lawrenceville neighborhood are complaining about the lodge. Police say they found YouTube videos claiming to be from Lawrenceville Moose events that show women dancing around a pole as music blares and men throw cash.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Florida Gators are first yet again this season.

Scottie Wilbekin scored 14 of his 23 points in the first half, and Florida became the first team to advance to the Final Four with a 62-52 win Saturday night over the 11th-seeded Dayton Flyers in the South Region final.

The Gators reached their fifth Final Four after losing at this point in each of the past three NCAA tournaments. This time, they came in as the country's top-ranked team and the overall No. 1 seed.

Saturday, March 29, 2014
Special to the TIMES NEWS

They come from diverse backgrounds, different cultures and various geographical areas.

The one commonality that has united a group of runners from across the nation who participate in the second annual One Run For Boston is their compassion for those who were either injured or killed in last year's Boston Marathon bombings.

One Run For Boston is a nonstop, cross-country, 3,000-mile relay that crosses through 14 states from Los Angeles to Boston and aims to raise money for the victims of last year's bombings.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

The former adult education building in Jim Thorpe may soon have a new owner.

On Friday afternoon the Carbon County Area Vocational Technical School Authority opened bids for the sale of the building, located at 77 W. 13th St.

Only Carbon County Friends of Animals, a non-profit organization in Jim Thorpe that shelters cats, submitted a bid of $260,105, which exceeded the $257,000 minimum bid requirement.

The bid will now be reviewed and a recommendation to award or reject the bid will be made at a CCAVT authority meeting that will be scheduled for next week.