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Monday, May 12, 2014

In recognition of local military veterans, Poho Poco Rod and Gun Club is hosting a "Youth Fishing" day beginning at 9 a.m. on May 18 at the Phifer Ice Dam Park on Main Road, in Franklin Township.

The ponds are adjacent to the Franklin Township Little League fields.

Youngsters aged 1 to 12, who are children, grandchildren or great-grand children of military veterans or service organizations, or Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts in the lower Carbon County area, are invited to fish during the event for free.

Monday, May 12, 2014
AP Photo/University of Richmond, Mitchell Leff This March 6, 2014, photo provided by the University of Richmond shows women's basketball associate head coach Ginny Doyle, top, and head coach Michael Shafer during a game against VCU in Richmond, Virginia. Doyle and director of basketball operations Natalie Lewis were two of the three people aboard a hot air balloon that drifted into a power line, burst into flames and crashed Friday in Virginia. Investigators say their remains were found about a mile apart in dense woods.

College basketball coach Ginny Doyle, one of three people killed Friday when the hot air balloon they were riding in crashed and burned at a Virginia festival, spent summers at her family's vacation home in Lake Hauto.

The Lake Hauto Club sent a message to its members, "Our prayers and thoughts go out to the family of Ginny Doyle, who was killed in a hot air balloon accident, Friday evening, in Richmond, Virginia."

The message said that the family, from the Philadelphia area, had a summer home on Lake Drive since the 1970s.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Lehighton Area School District's Budget and Finance Committee will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the district administration building.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the 2014-15 budget.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Experts from Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary in Penn Forest Township will present the Butterfly Experience at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 22, at Heritage Hill Senior Community, 800 Sixth St., Weatherly.

RSVP by May 16 to Lisa Marie at 570-427-4500.

A $1 donation at the door will go to Dream Come True, which fulfills dreams for chronically and terminally ill children.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Got spring fever?

Crusaders for a Cause is hoping so and has planned four fun-filled days of activities to unleash that pent-up excitement.

The organization will stage its ninth annual spring carnival Thursday through Sunday in the Palmerton BoroughPark.

Hours are 5-10 p.m. Thursday, 5-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2-7 p.m. Sunday. Parking and admission are free.

May 15 and May 18 are Kids Ride Special Day, which comes with a rides discount.

Monday, May 12, 2014

A 72-year-old Berks County man died after falling into the Lehigh River near Slatington Sunday morning.

Laverne S. Hunsicker of 14 Pheasant Drive, Greenwich Township, was fishing in the river when he fell.

Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said Hunsicker was pulled from the river at about 9:20 a.m. He was pronounced dead by Deputy Coroner Craig Hanz at 10:15 a.m.

Grim said the incident happened about 50 yards south of the Route 873 bridge in Washington Township.

An autopsy is scheduled on Hunsicker today.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

The college basketball coach who died in a fiery hot air balloon crash at a Virginia festival Friday spent her summers in Lake Hauto.

Ginny Doyle’s family, from the Philadelphia area, have owned a house on Lake Drive since the 1970s.

The Lake Hauto association sent an email this afternoon about Doyle, 44, who was an associate women’s basketball coach at the University of Richmond.

“Our prayers and thoughts go out to the family of Ginny Doyle, who was killed in a Hot Air Balloon accident, Friday evening, in Richmond, Va,” the email said.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC, which rebounded this season from a stubborn ratings slump, will try to build on its gains with a dozen new series that include dramas starring Debra Messing and Katherine Heigl and a pair of comedies produced by Will Ferrell.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

DENVER (AP) — A powerful spring storm dropped more than a foot of sloppy, wet snow in parts of Colorado and Wyoming on Mother's Day, and forecasters warned that instability ahead of the cold front created conditions ripe for tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in the Plains states.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

LANSDOWNE, Pa. (AP) — A motorist who police say was drunk and racing another vehicle has been jailed on charges he killed a Philadelphia School District police officer who was driving to work on his motorcycle.

The officer, 47-year-old Gregory Hayes, was a married father of two. He was wearing a helmet when he was thrown from his motorcycle after it collided with the truck that pulled into his path driven by 31-year-old Salome Seay, of Upper Darby Township.