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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Medical Explorers is a unique program that partners young people with an interest in the medical field with professionals who work in health care and health-related fields. The PMC Medical Explorers Post 206 is designed for people ages 14 through 20 and each month highlights a different discipline in health care.

Participants tour the departments at Pocono Medical Center and talk with experts in their respective fields as well as participate in hands-on activities.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

State police at Fern Ridge report the theft of a wallet from the Dollar General store on Route 903 in Penn Forest Township. The theft happened at about 8 p.m. Aug. 31.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Carbon County Commissioner Thomas J. Gerhard wants people to know how important clean water is to Pennsylvania's quality of life.

"It's extremely important that we support the Clean Water Act," he said.

At a public meeting Thursday, Gerhard read from a press release issued by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Clean Water Counts campaign.

Saturday, September 13, 2014
Tom Kobal Parryville As a Marine vet I believe crazy terrorists will strike again in the US because we are the state police of the world.

Do you think another incident that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001, the attacks

by terrorists, will ever occur again in the U.S.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

HAZLETON - City police and the state Office of Attorney General on Friday have charged Amir Edwards, 22, with the fatal stabbing of 27-year-old Zachary Richards.

Zachary Richards was the brother of Luzerne County Assistant District Attorney Justin Richards.

Edwards, of Hazleton, is charged with an open count of criminal homicide, which was filed with District Judge Joseph Zola in Hazleton.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

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Saturday, September 13, 2014
LISA PRICE/TIMES NEWS The seats at The Angela, Coaldale, are spaced farther apart than is common in newer theaters.

When Mike Danchak was 14, he liked everything about movie theaters, from the neat rows of floor lights illuminating the aisles to the smell of popcorn. He worked at The Angela Theatre, Coaldale, ushering people to their seats.

But once the movie started, he'd sneak up a flight of stairs. At the top of the stairs was the door to the projection room, the place where his 14-year-old eyes thrilled to the size and flow of the projection equipment.

"I remember the first time I went up there and saw those big projectors working," he recalled. "I was hooked from that moment."

Saturday, September 13, 2014
Christopher Miller

A Lansford man is charged with hiding merchandise in his shorts at the Mahoning Township Wal-Mart, then entering the restroom.

Christopher Miller has been charged with retail theft. Police said the charge is a misdemeanor becuase of a prior retail theft charge.

Mahoning Township police said that on Sept. 2, loss prevention at Wal-Mart observed Miller hide the merchandise in his shorts and then enter the restroom.

Police said the male later attempted to leave the store with the concealed merchandise.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Rep. Doyle Heffley, R-Carbon, recently authored House Bill 1357, which would define the impersonation of a law enforcement officer and outline the illegal use of sirens and lights by a person not authorized to do so.

The bill was passed by the House but remains with the Senate Judiciary Committee.

"There seems to be a disturbing trend in our area with reports appearing in news media about motorists being pulled over and harassed by people impersonating law enforcement officers.

In July, a woman was pulled over near Palmerton by someone who was impersonating an officer.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Plans were finalized for an existing Dunkin' Donuts shop and neighboring property in Palmerton.

On a 6-0 vote Thursday, council granted conditional approval on a subdivision plan, as well as a lot line adjustment plan, for the properties at 555 Delaware Ave.

Also as part of its action, council made a motion that both plans must be recorded together to amend each other.