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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Carbon County Navy Club is holding a fundraiser at Redner's Warehouse Market in Nesquehoning from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Money raised will go toward the Carbon County Veterans Parade in November.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Lower Towamensing Township approved, on a 2-1 vote, purchasing a new computer for the township zoning officer in the amount of $840. Supervisor Jesse Mendez was opposed.

Ÿ Tabled a vote to purchase an electric or air impact wrench.

Ÿ Rejected a garbage exemption for David Bollinger

Ÿ Granted the Aquashicola Fire Company permission to participate in Slatington's 150th Sesquicentennial Anniversary Parade on Aug. 16.

Terry Ahner

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Girl Scouts will host a rally to register girls for the upcoming year, from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday at Zion United Church of Christ, located on the corner of Second and Iron streets.

Those who cannot register online or who need help with financial aid are encouraged to attend.

There will be crafts for those participating.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A week later than usual, the East Penn Township Board of Supervisors met Monday, with things heating up quickly during its opening public comment portion.

Resident and former township supervisor David Bryfogle asked when supervisors intended to take care of Church Hill Road, noting that his bedridden adult son needs to be transported to doctor appointments via that roadway, but that it is so rough he gets violently car sick traveling on it.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A Lansford woman is helping parents in the Panther Valley School District afford the required school uniforms.

Ashlee Wildrick went door-to-door in Lansford passing out flyers to announce the uniform drive and to ask for clothing and monetary donations. Additionally, she also organized a bake sale to help raise more money.

In total, Wildrick raised $446, which she used to purchase brand new uniforms at Old Navy.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A Berks County company wants to build a $1 billion Marcellus gas pipeline through Carbon and Northampton counties. Construction could begin as soon as 2017 on the pipeline, which would begin in Luzerne County and end in Trenton, New Jersey.

The company has yet to decide the proposed line's exact route, said Patricia Kornick, spokeswoman for PennEast Pipeline Company, Wyomissing.

"At this point were working with landowners and other stakeholders. It is very much in the early and preliminary stages," she said.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Work is about to begin on a much anticipated project to connect Interstate 95 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike outside Philadelphia.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Tuesday (http://bit.ly/1p340wE ) that a $143 million contract went to a Newtown company that will widen and rebuild several miles of the turnpike in the area where the I-95 connection will be built.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Legendary film star Lauren Bacall has died, reports Variety and The Hollywood Reporter. She was 89. Both outlets are reporting she died of a suspected stroke Tuesday morning at her New York home, according to USA Today. 

She was 89, according to Twitter accounts.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

 

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — Struggling with depression, Robin Williams tried to cut his wrist and hanged himself with a belt in a bedroom of his San Francisco Bay Area home, officials said Tuesday.

His wife likely was home at the time but was unaware, Marin County Sheriff's Lt. Keith Boyd said.

Boyd said Williams was last seen alive by his wife Sunday night when she went to bed. She woke up the next morning and left, thinking he was still asleep elsewhere in the home.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Broadway in Jim Thorpe remains open after a tractor-trailer knocked down a street light at the intersection with Race street.

The incident occurred at 11 a.m. as the rig was traveling west. PPL crews are on scene.