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Monday, March 24, 2014

Carbon County's retirement fund is growing, officials report.

During the county retirement board meeting last week, Robert Crampsie, county controller and secretary to the retirement board, announced that the retirement fund portfolio value as of Feb. 28 was $73,462,637, which is up $1.7 million from the end of January.

"We had a real nice month," he told the board, noting that it helped with the loss from the previous month.

Commissioner Wayne Nothstein then addressed a question he has received regarding the fund balance.

Monday, March 24, 2014

It may be spring, but winter isn't ready to loosen its icy grip on the Northeast just yet.

According to the National Weather Service, which issued a hazardous weather outlook for the area early this morning, a "low pressure will develop off the Southeastern U.S. coast Monday night, then track Northeastward Tuesday into Wednesday, while rapidly intensifying.

There remains some uncertainty to the track and how quickly it will intensify.

"Regardless, periods of snow should occur Tuesday and Tuesday night, with advisory level accumulations possible."

Monday, March 24, 2014

The last glimpse Tiffany Flyte Torres had of her uncle, Garry Flyte, was as he was placed into the back seat of a police cruiser last Wednesday night.

"I'm in total shock," Torres said about her uncle, who is accused of killing his Eldred Township neighbors, Jeffrey Place and Place's stepson, Steven Powell, at 6:50 p.m. Wednesday.

"But he's my uncle. I still love him," she said.

Torres, 23, who lives in Blakeslee, said that she was close to Flyte, who is her father Ray's brother.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Carbon Conservation District is hosting its 39th annual poster contest.

The contest is open to students and provides them with a way to convey their ideas on soil, water and related natural resource issues through art.

This year's theme is "Dig deeper - Mysteries in the soil."

Entries must be created using the National Association of Conservation Districts' rules, which can be found at

Sunday, March 23, 2014

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Tuesday.

Low pressure will develop off the southeastern coast Monday night, then track northeastward Tuesday into Wednesday while rapidly intensifying. There remains uncertainty regarding the track of the storm and intensity as it slides by to our east Tuesday night. 

Sunday, March 23, 2014

ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Searchers found another body Sunday in the debris from a massive landslide, bringing the death toll to at least four from the wall of mud and debris that also completely destroyed a small riverside neighborhood in Washington state.

At least 18 people remained missing, though authorities warned that number could grow.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

The 11th annual Girardvile Saint Patrick’s Day parade was held Saturday.

Winners are:

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Young and old enjoyed the Chinese Auction held Sunday at the Lakeside Ballroom, Barnesville, to benefit the Tamaqua-Carbon American Cancer Society. Haley Argust, 6, is the daughter of Bob and Michelle Argust, Tamaqua. Breanna Thomas, 10, is the daughter of Ray and Amy Sell, Tamaqua.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

BLAKELY, Pa. (AP) — Police in a tiny northeastern Pennsylvania borough say a reported robbery near an automatic teller machine may have been a prank, though they're not sure whether the alleged victim — or the police themselves — were the victim.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — James Rebhorn, the prolific character actor whose credits included "Homeland," ''Scent of a Woman" and "My Cousin Vinny," has died. He was 65.

Rebhorn's agent, Dianne Busch, said Sunday that the actor died Friday at his home in South Orange, N.J. She declined to give details on the nature of his death.