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Sunday, January 19, 2014

SHENANDOAH HEIGHTS, Pa. (AP) - An eastern Pennsylvania man has been jailed on a charge of criminal homicide after state police say he fatally shot his neighbor following a long-running property dispute.Online court records don't list an attorney for 66-year-old Ronald Kozak, of West Mahanoy Township in Schuylkill (SKOO'-kil) County.Police say Kozak shot 60-year-old Joseph Boris after an argument between the two about 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

The Billboard Music Awards has marked a homecoming for Imagine Dragons.

The Las Vegas-based rockers won the night's first trophy, top rock album, for their 2012 debut "Night Visions" at the awards show Sunday in Las Vegas.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

A partial list of local theaters which once existed:

Ÿ Ritz, Coaldale.

Ÿ Roxy, Nesquehoning.

Ÿ Majestic, Tamaqua.

Ÿ Victoria, Tamaqua.

Ÿ Capitol, Jim Thorpe.

Ÿ Lyric, Summit Hill.

Ÿ Capitol, Summit Hill.

Ÿ Sharpe's Opera House, Lansford.

Ÿ Victoria, Lansford.

Ÿ Bijou, Lansford.

Ÿ Classic, Lehighton.

Ÿ Park, Lehighton.

Ÿ Lyric, Lehighton.

Ÿ Palm, Palmerton.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Lehighton AMVETS, Elwood Miller Post 106, have issued their quarterly report.

Adjutant Randolph Rabenold reports that the post (as part of the United Veterans Organization) Honor Guard has participated in the military funerals of Blaise Scarpenda, U.S, Army - Korea; Edward Zehaska, U.S.N. World War II; Frank Bayer, U.SN. - World War II; Delbert Solt, U.S. Army, World War II: First Lt. Marion Jones, U.S. Army, World War II; Mike Haberman, U.S. Air Force - Vietnam; Wayne Bauchpies, U.S. Army - Korea; Robert Moser, U.S. Navy, Vietnam; averaging about 12 members per funeral.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Despite its having been discussed, advertised and adopted Kidder Township's new Quality of Life ordinance is causing a stir among some township residents.

The ordinance is entitled An Ordinance Adopting the Quality of Life and Violations Ticket Process in the Township of Kidder; Property Maintenance Rules and Regulations.

The purpose is to address the "lack of maintenance of properties … that contribute to the deterioration of property values and general disorder in a community."

Saturday, January 18, 2014

The Board of Directors of Mauch Chunk Trust Financial Corporation has released the earnings results for the corporation for the year ended December 31, 2013.

Net income for the year ended December 31, 2013 was $3.3 million in 2013, an increase of 4.94% over 2012 net income of $3.2 million. On a per share basis, net income was $1.10 in 2013 versus 1.04 in 2012.

Higher net income in 2013 is attributable to reductions in the provision for loan losses, other expenses and federal income taxes, offset by decreases in net interest income and net realized gains on securities sales.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Jim Thorpe and surrounding areas of Carbon County are challenging visitors to take advantage of the great accommodations, special planned events and shopping during January, February and March.

Visitors from all of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Washington D.C. will be offered discounts inside a red bag and the chance to win a monthly prize packages that will make this campaign successful for local businesses.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

HARRISBURG The Pennsylvania Treasury returned $111 million in unclaimed property to rightful owners or heirs in 2013, the highest yearly return amount since the start of his administration, State Treasurer Rob McCord announced today. This brings the total of lost and forgotten money and items returned since January 2009 to more than $517 million, the Treasurer noted.

Saturday, January 18, 2014
Special to the TIMES NEWS  PPL donated grants to the Carbon Chamber and Economic Development Corporation last year in the amount of $10,000. Pictured are (l-r) Kasara McLaughlin, Carbon Chamber and Economic Development Corp., Marlyn Kissner, Carbon Chamber and Economic Development Corp., Mike Harleman, executive vice president, First Northern Bank and Trust/Carbon Chamber and Economic Development Corp. president, and Paul Canevari, PPL Pocono Regional Affairs Director.

PPL has given to the Carbon Chamber and Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) grants totaling $10,000 for 2013. PPL has been a long-time supporter of economic development and Chamber initiatives.

Paul Canevari, PPL Pocono Regional Affairs Director, sits on the CCEDC board and has been a valued contributor to the success of the organization. He had this to say about the CCEDC during their Annual Dinner Celebration:

Saturday, January 18, 2014

A warming trend in the area's weather may have been the cause for mine subsidence in the Borough of Coaldale Sunday afternoon.

Shortly after noon, Coaldale Police Chief John Tonkin reported to the Panther Valley Communications Center that he had discovered a large hole along East Moser Avenue. Tonkin described the hole as large enough to devour a car.