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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Four people were seriously injured Sunday morning in a head-on crash on Spring Road in West Penn Township.

The crash occurred just south of Route 443.

One man was flown by Penn Star to St. Luke's Hospital in Bethlehem.

The other victims, a 5-year-old child, a pregnant woman and another female, were transported to the Lehigh Valley Hospital Trauma Center in Allentown.

West Penn Township police are investigating.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Several fire departments responded shortly after 7 a.m. today to the Le Quattro Stagioni Restaurant at the intersection of Route 209 and 93 in Nesquehoning when smoke was seen coming from the roof and roof eaves.

The restaurant, also referred to as DiMaggio's, was closed at the time.

The firefighters contained the fire to the roof area.

Nesquehoning Fire Chief John McArdle said the entire structure had smoke and water damages.

The fire was discovered by a passing motorist, a Carbon County employee en route home from work.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Schuylkill County Coroner Dr. David J. Moylan said skeletal remains were found today in the Seek section of Coaldale.

Moylan said the scene is secured. State police are investigating and will be back on the scene Sunday.

No further details are available at this time.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Many NFL teams are following the leads of other sports — dropping prices for less desirable games while jacking up costs for the biggest matchups.

"The reality is not every game is created equal," said Jennifer Ferron, senior vice president of marketing and brand development for the New England Patriots.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Three people concerned Saturday about a dog left in a car in the parking lot of the Giant supermarket in Mahoning Township called police, but were upset when the officer who responded would not get the pet out of the vehicle.

Police said they cannot take an animal out of a car unless the animal is in distress.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Batten down the hatches. The National Weather Service is forcasting severe thunder storms in our area until about 9 p.m.

NWS expects an 80 percent chance of showers and storms this afternoon. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Temperatures may hit a high near 86 degrees.

New rainfall amounts could total between a tenth and quarter of an inch, with more possible during the thunderstorms.

Tonight, showers and thunderstorms are likely before 10 p.m., then there's a slight chance of showers between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m. Sunday.

Saturday, September 6, 2014
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Members of Carbon County Friends of Animals accept the keys to their new building from Carbon County Area Vocational Technical School Authority and Carbon Career and Technical Institute officials during the closing of the sale Wednesday. From left, are attorney Michael Greek; David Kost, former maintenance director of CCTI; Randall Smith, chair of CCAVT; Kimmy Mulik, CCFOA board member; Denise Sebelin, president of CCFOA; Cynthia S. Yurchak, solicitor for CCAVT; and Amy Behrens, member of CCFOA.

Carbon County Friends of Animals will soon have a new "furever" home.

On Wednesday, the nonprofit organization closed on the purchase of its new facility, the former Carbon Career and Technical Institute adult education building at 77 W. 13th St., Jim Thorpe. CCFOA was the sole bidder for the building, which went up for sale in March.

Kimmy Mulik, a board member of CCFOA, said the building is the perfect location for the shelter because it will give the cats room to spread out, instead of being confined in the small building CCFOA is currently housed in.

Saturday, September 6, 2014
Jennifer Weiss, 17, of Weatherly "I spent a week in London and a week in Paris. I tagged along with my mom on a business trip. I'm studying French, and plan to live and teach in France."

What was your greatest accomplishment this summer?

Saturday, September 6, 2014

The Tamaqua Community Arts Center and yoga instructor Amy O'Brien are offering a unique way to help the Wounded Warrior Project.

Proceeds from a beginner yoga class will benefit the project in memory of Spc. Christina Joy Leone, who died July 11, 2012. She was the daughter of Wayne and Cheryl Leone of New Ringgold.

The class will be held from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Jim Thorpe Community Watch will host its annual Halloween in the Park event for all Jim Thorpe children on Sept. 27. The event will be held from 4 to 8:30 p.m., at Memorial Park.

The event is designed to give the community the chance to have a family night out in the park.

There will be hayrides, face painting, pumpkin painting, crafts, games, food, a parade, finger painting and more.

All children will be given a bag to use for Trick or Treat night while supplies last.

The rain date is Sept. 28.