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Monday, May 20, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Two adults suffered injuries after the driver lost control of a car along SR309 southbound in Kline Township, near the intersection of Lofty Road. A young girl was also in the car, although no injuries were reported for her. Responding in addition to Kline Township and McAdoo police were McAdoo Fire Company, McAdoo Ambulance, fire police and others. No more information was available as of press time.

Monday, May 20, 2013
Pictured is 117 East Patterson St. in Lansford, where a report of a small explosion last night resulted in the discovery of an alleged methamphetamine lab.

A report of a small explosion last night in Lansford resulted in the discovery of an alleged methamphetamine lab and the arrest of two men and a woman.

Firefighters were called to 117 East Patterson St. shortly after 10 p.m. for a report of someone throwing a fiery object into the rear window of the home.

"The fiery object resulted in a small explosion flash fire inside the home," said Lansford Police Sergeant/Detective Jack Soberick.

Monday, May 20, 2013

A meeting of the Lehighton 9/12 Project will be held Thursday at the Mahoning Valley Ambulance Building.

The meeting will beging at 7 p.m., with dinner available at 5 p.m.

The main speaker will be Katy Abram of Americans for Prosperity's, who will present an in-depth look at Common Core Standards, a socialistic infiltration of our schools.

Monday, May 20, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

A three-vehicle crash occurred about 12:20 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, along Interstate 81 in Ryan Township. State police at Frackville said Jerry M. Simms, 60, of Wilmont, Ariz., was operating a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado truck in a construction zone. Traffic was stopped in front of him due to heavy fog and traffic. He was unable to stop with the front of his vehicle hitting the rear of a 2012 Toyota Prius operated by Heather L. Styka, 25, of Portland, Maine, which was pushed into the rear of a 2010 Mercedes-Benz ML operated by Elito Lim, 57, of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

Monday, May 20, 2013
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Visitors gather at the Slatington Trailhead pavilion, which was dedicated on Friday.

From a vacant lot dormant of any action, to a hotbed attraction bustling with activity.

It was indeed a place of comings and goings as a steadfast crowd gathered in Downtown Slatington on Friday for the dedication of the Slatington Trailhead site and buildings.

Hosted by the Venture Group, the dedication enabled visitors to view the pavilion, restrooms and meeting room with electricity and running water, all with PenTeleData wireless Internet access.

Monday, May 20, 2013
3 Carbon County offices at stake

Carbon County voters will have the opportunity to exercise their right to vote on Tuesday, May 21, when the 2013 Primary Election takes place. Voting will take place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in each of the county's 51 election precincts.

With this year being a municipal election, there are races from county offices to boroughs, townships and schools. The TIMES NEWS preview coverage of the various offices up for grabs appeared in last week's editions.

Monday, May 20, 2013
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEW Among the members of the board of the Jim Thorpe Tourist Promotion Agency attending last night's mixer were, from left, front row, Michael Guy, treasurer; Bob Gaudreau, fall foliage commissioner; Pat Handwerk, Mari Gruber and Jake Arner; and back row, Randall Sellers, recording secretary; Dan Hugos, president; Bart Springer, immediate past president; and Tom Laughery, corresponding secretary.

Amazing Jim Thorpe is the brand people will hear when they call for information about all that Jim Thorpe offers as a tourism mecca.

Members of the newly formed Jim Thorpe Tourist Promotion Agency celebrated the name change last week night with a high energy launch at a mixer held at the Broadway Grill, downtown Jim Thorpe.

While the people are the same as Marge Mulligan pointed out, it's a whole new energy that it being tapped to bring even more benefits to the members.

Monday, May 20, 2013

An inmate in the Carbon County Correctional Facility died Sunday morning in his cell.

The name of the 26-year-old man wasn't released this morning, but Sheriff Dwight Nothstein said he was a "drifter" and not a local resident.

He was admitted to the prison on May 15. Nothstein admitted the individual had a drug problem.

The inmate was pronounced dead at 5:41 a.m. by a member of the Carbon County Coroner's office.

Monday, May 20, 2013

State Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) today announced upcoming outreach events slated for veterans and residents of the 122nd Legislative District over the next couple of weeks.

Heffley will host the Department of Veterans Affairs' Mobile Veterans Center on Tuesday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Lehighton American Legion, located at 381 Bridge St.

Monday, May 20, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS South Vo-Tech Collision Repair and Custom Refinishing instructor Pete Pollack, MaryD, looks at the truck's in-line 6 engine.

Local students and firefighters are taking an active role in the mechanical restoration of Tamaqua's oldest surviving motorized fire apparatus.