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Wednesday, September 5, 2012
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS With its incredible features, this 1951 Crankenstein Jeep turned a lot of heads at the 24th Annual Slatington Lions Club Antique/Collector Car Show held Sunday at the Slatington Airport along State Route 873.

On this day, it was cars, and not airplanes, that lined the tarmac.

A sea of top-flight, extraordinary vehicles took center stage at the 24th annual Slatington Lions Club Antique/Collector Car Show Sunday at the Slatington Airport along Route 873.

As of noon, 493 cars had been registered, according to Ted Kistler, event chairman. Last year's event attracted 428 vehicles.

"I'd like to thank everybody for coming out and supporting us," Kistler said. "The people were skeptical because of the weather."

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Pictured above Tamaqua is a blue reminder of Hurricane Isaac, which devastated the Southeast over the past week. The remnants of Isaac have joined with another weather front to bring soaking rains to our area. In addition to disrupting air traffic at many east coast airports, warm, humid air is likely to boost energy demand across the northeast today. In addition, large waves are expected to crash into East Coast beaches for the rest of the week as Tropical Storm Leslie, which is about 545 miles south-southeast of Bermuda with winds of 65 miles per hour, hits the coast.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

SR54 in Nesquehoning was closed for several hours early Tuesday morning after a car snapped off a utility pole. The incident occurred at 11:52 p.m. as a female driver was traveling east near Fourth Ave in Hauto Estates. She apparently lost control of her vehicle with it leaving the right berm, impacting with and snapping off a P.P. & L. utility pole. The victim was treated at the scene by members of the Nesquehoning ambulance and Lehighton paramedics before being transported to a Lehigh Valley area trauma center. Responding was the Nesquehoning Fire department and Hauto Fire Company.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Twenty-area residents were among 98 who were arraigned on criminal charges Tuesday before District Attorney Karen Noon Byrne in the Schuylkill County courthouse and all entered pleas of not guilty and requested jury trials. They were:

Brandon L. Fritz, 26, of 233 Catawissa St., Tamaqua, charged by Coaldale Patrolman Joseph Krebs, with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, exceeding maximum speed by traveling 62 miles-per-hour in 45 zone, and driving an unregistered vehicle.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

A man was taken to the hospital after colliding with a contractor's truck on SR248 in Palmerton. The incident occurred near the intersection of Club Road. The driver and passengers in the contractor's truck, Klingle's Construction, were not injured. No information was available as of press time, as State Police are still investigating.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Officers from Nesquehoning, Rush Township and Tamaqua responded to the pursuit.

A nursing home resident from a Nesquehoning nursing home was taken to the hospital after leading police on a two and a half mile chase through Carbon and Schuylkill County yesterday.

Police reported that the elderly man was suffering from a mental condition when he got behind the wheel of a Toyota Tacoma pickup truck around noon on Sunday at the Maple Shade Meadows Assisted Living facility.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Toolshed Jack performs for a lively crowd during Zoostock, held on Labor Day outside the Sports Zoo in Lansford to benefit the American Cancer Society.

Despite a full day of rain, hundreds of visitors and spectators came out to enjoy the music and festivities during the Zoo Crew's 14th annual Zoostock held Labor Day at the Sports Zoo/Halftime Sports Bar in Lansford.

"The rain didn't stop them from coming," said organizers Ann Marie Calabrese, Jesse Hiles and Lisa Hiles.

The event, which consisted of food, beverages, entertainment, souvenir T-shirts, face painting, children's activities and more, was one of many yearlong fundraisers held by Sports Zoo owners and staff in support of the American Cancer Society.