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Monday, August 6, 2012

At the monthly meeting of Lansford town council, Chief Burgess Corrie Breslin ordered members of the town council to appear before him within 10 days or pay a fine of $8 for their alleged parking violation on Saturday, July 28.

Burgess Breslin, who claims poor cooperation from the council as well as the police department, said the borough police department was parked in a restricted area.

After Burgess Breslin made his charge, the borough solicitor told the councilmen to forget about the matter and not pay any attention to the summons.

Monday, August 6, 2012
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Members of the Palmerton High School girls basketball team wash a vehicle as part of the Free Test Drive and Car Wash Event hosted by the Palmerton High School Basketball Parents' Club on Saturday.

Soaps and suds.

That was essentially the scene as the Palmerton High School Basketball Parents' Club hosted a Dodge Booster Club Fundraiser as part of the PHS Basketball Team (boys and girls) Free Test Drive and Car Wash Event.

In return, Dodge made a $20 donation to PHS Basketball Parents' Club for each person who took a short test drive at the event, held Saturday at the Leon George Bus Company along Delaware Avenue in Palmerton.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Three Canadian citizens died in a one-vehicle crash along Interstate 81 in Butler Township, Schuylkill County, early Saturday morning.

State police at Frackville said the crash occurred about 2:15 a.m. at mile marker 118.6. All the victims were from Quebec.

Troopers said Joceyln Caron, 52, was northbound when he fell asleep at the wheel. The vehicle went onto the west berm and traveled about 300 feet through the grass median before striking a dirt embankment which separates the north and southbound lanes.

Monday, August 6, 2012
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Caroline Sterling, 7, of Palmerton, has her fingerprint taken by Pierce Wagner, of the Lehighton Legion No. 621, as part of the CHILD ID PROGRAM (CHIP), during the Kids Fair Saturday in the Palmerton Community Park. Seated next to Wagner is District Judge William Kissner of Palmerton.

Perhaps there's no more important task than to ensure the safety of our children.

To that end, significant steps were taken in that direction as part of a Kids Fair held Saturday in the Palmerton Community Park.

The joint project was sponsored by Lehighton Lodge 621 Free & Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania, and the Community Services Committe of the Carbon County Association of Realtor's.

Paula Fritzinger, chairperson of the CCAR Community Services Committee, said the event centered around the safety of the children in communities throughout the county.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Frank Hager Sr and his grandson, Robert Hager, of Hager's Furniture, load a couch into a customer's vehicle on Saturday, the final day of Palmerton's 41st annual Sidewalk Sale.

Monday, August 6, 2012
Special to the Times News/Aaron McLaughlin

The cause of an S.T.S. bus fire Friday afternoon on West Broad Street in Tamaqua is still unknown as investigators sift through the charred remains of the bus. The full story and photos appeared in Saturday's TIMES NEWS.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Nesquehoning Community Vacation Bible School will be held Aug. 6-10 at Meed's United Methodist Church, 126 W. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning. Programs begin at 9:30 and end at noon.

Everyone age 3-17 is invited to attend and enjoy the fun. This year's theme is Adventure's on Promise Island. Children will being experiencing God's promises to Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego; Mary, Martha and Lazarus; Jesus, Paul and Silas. Stories, crafts, songs and snacks will be enjoyed. All are invited to stay for a free lunch in the church social room at noon.

Monday, August 6, 2012

One person was killed and nine others injured when a violent thunderstorm struck the Pocono International Raceway on Sunday near the end of NASCAR's Pennsylvania 400 race.

The person killed was pronounced dead at the Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg, where he was taken for treatment. He was pronounced dead in the emergency room shortly after arrival. His name was not released immediately because of notification of next of kin.