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Monday, August 5, 2013

A female driver was taken to the hospital after her car was rear-ended by a vehicle driven by a Coaldale man Sunday morning in Hometown. Emergency crews were called to the intersection of state routes 309 and 54 around 10 a.m. for a report of a two-vehicle accident. Rush Township police reported that Chris Smell, 46, of Coaldale, was driving a 2001 Chevrolet S10 pickup truck south on SR309, when he rear-ended a 2006 Jeep Liberty driven by Georgia Paul, 41, of Ashland, who was stopped at a stop light in the southbound lane. She was transported by ambulance to St.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Slatington Police continue to investigate several burglaries and a robbery that occurred within the past five days in the borough.

Police Chief David Rachman said the incidents, two burglaries and a robbery, took place between last week Wednesday and Sunday.

Rachman said the robbery transpired at around 9 a.m. Sunday at the Sunoco gas station at 160 Main St. At that time, he said a white male believed to be in his 40s jumped over the counter, grabbed the cash drawer, and fled.

Monday, August 5, 2013
Calvin Rodriguez

Two men are facing theft and drug related charges following the alleged theft of a computer and sound system from the Mahoning Township Wal-Mart on July 31.

Calvin Rodriguez, 33, of Wilkes-Barre, and Brandon Patterson, 26, who has addresses in Wilkes-Barre and Lehighton, have been charged with retail theft and criminal conspiracy - retail theft.

Additional charges for possession of heroin and tampering with evidence are pending.

Police said both men admitted to they that they are heroin addicts.

Monday, August 5, 2013

The next meeting of the Nesquehoning Lion's Club will be held Tuesday, Aug. 6 at Lengyel's Restaurant.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. with the meal starting at 5:30 p.m.

Monday, August 5, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS @Caption Stand Alone:Senior Fun Day in West Penn West Penn Lion Club member Curt Bailey pulls prizes for attending seniors during the free Senior Fun Day, hosted by the Lions.

Over 70 area seniors participated in the West Penn Lions/Lioness Clubs 32nd annual Senior Fun Day held Saturday at the West Penn Community Park. The free event, opened to West Penn residents 55 and older, consisted of music, ham and pulled pork meals and other activities. The event also included an information session by Janine Holter from the Attorney General's Office, who provided a presentation about phone scams, mail scams and the importance of a power of attorney. "This fun event gives an opportunity to give back to our area seniors," said Melissa Kistler, club President.

Monday, August 5, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS @Caption Stand Alone:Annual bazaar held by Tamaqua fire company Dancing to "Ice, Ice Baby" at the American Hose Company's annual bazaar in Tamaqua are, l-r, Angela Nortavage, Lindsay Searfoss, Elizabeth Nortavage and Stefany Mueller.

Visitors to the American Hose Company's annual bazaar over the weekend were treated to free music, food, games, fire truck rides and other activities in Tamaqua. Brian Connely, a 47-year member of the American Hose Company, prepares bleenies for waiting patrons.

Monday, August 5, 2013

A Carbon County man admitted his part in setting a fire that damaged an apartment building in Lehighton. He was one of five defendants in cases that were scheduled for trial this week in Carbon County court but instead entered guilty pleas.

Insurance fraud

David Leone, 23, of Lehighton, pleaded guilty to one count each arson-criminal solicitation, insurance fraud, both felonies, and corruption of minors, a misdemeanor one.

Monday, August 5, 2013
Richard L. Zabroski

Two Carbon County residents, including a member of the Panther Valley School Board, were killed, and two others seriously injured, in a one-vehicle crash that occurred early Sunday morning.

State police at Hazleton said alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash.

Troopers identified the victims as Rebecca Ann Pilla, 44, front seat passenger, and Richard L. Zabroski, 45, a rear passenger, both of Nesquehoning. They were pronounced dead at the scene. Zabroski is a member of the Panther Valley School Board.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Students attending several local high schools were among the 7,000 individuals, including principals, teachers, student council presidents, athletes, musicians, and other students helped save lives by participating in the Miller-Keystone Blood Center 2012-2013 high school campaign.

Locally the successes were celebrated at the Mahoning Valley Country Club.

Through this high school campaign, more than 6,000 units of blood were collected, providing the gift of life for more than 15,000 patients at hospitals throughout the Pennsylvania and New Jersey counties served by MKBC.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Palmerton's Blue Bombers have a new home.

In the next few weeks, the Palmerton Area School District will finish the move into a newly constructed 8,000-square-foot field house, located at the southeast end of the district stadium.

It features a 1,900-square-foot home-team locker room, an 1,800-square-foot visiting team locker room, an 800-square-foot training room and 500 square-feet of equipment storage.