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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A couple accused of stealing a New Jersey police car Tuesday led authorities on a wild, two-state chase that injured one officer, wrecked several vehicles and led to the theft of a second cruiser in Philadelphia, law enforcement officials said.

"I've never heard of anyone stealing two police cars in the same incident," said Philadelphia Deputy Police Commissioner Richard Ross.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Will it be one inch of snow or a foot?

That seems to be the question on everyone's mind, including some meteorologists, as Winter Storm Saturn treks through the Northeast and the TIMES NEWS coverage area today.

A hazardous weather outlook has been issued by the National Weather Service for Carbon, Monroe and Northampton counties, stating that "a snowfall event is expected with generally one to three inches of accumulation."

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The Annual PEMA elected officials seminar will be held at 6:30 p.m., on April 2, at the Carbon County Emergency Management Agency, 1264 Emergency Lane, Nesquehoning. All elected/appointed municipal officials, municipal secretaries, office staff and municipal emergency management coordinators are urged to attend.

The information that will be covered is invaluable to all municipal level personnel.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Rachel Dickson, 12, proudly displays the 12 inches of hair she donated to Locks of Love. Her hairdresser, Tara Romeo of Michele's Family Hair Care, Palmerton, cuts Rachael's hair and encouraged her in her dream of donating it. Rachael, a sixth grader at S.S. Palmer Elementary School, heard about Locks of Love on television and through her fifth-grade teacher last year, Mrs. Ambrosiano, who frequently donates her hair to Locks of Love. Rachael wanted to do something nice for children who lose their hair due to illness. Rachael is the daughter of Melanie and Jeff Dickson of Palmerton.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Road de-icing trucks were the only PennDOT vehicles on Interstate 81 late last night as major construction work, originally scheduled to start Tuesday, was delayed due to weather. Major construction work on Interstate 81 in Delano Township will include single lane conditions for work related to the ongoing Interstate 81 Bridge Rehabilitation Project. The southbound lane of Interstate 81, just past the McAdoo exit (Exit 138), would be shifted to the northbound side. Southbound traffic would then be shifted back to the southbound lanes at the Delano exit (Exit 134).

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Jackie Nalesnik, a Carbon County resident and volunteer EOC staff member, makes a telephone call to a school to inform them that the severe weather emergency exercise is completed and they can resume daily operations.

Carbon County officials recently took part in a statewide Severe Weather Emergency Exercise at the county 911 Communications Center.

A handful of volunteers made up of county EMA personnel, county residents, two commissioners, a mayor, and an amateur radio operator gathered in the conference room Thursday to complete the exercise, which was held in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency's Severe Weather Emergency exercises.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
AL ZAGOFSKY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Lehighton inventor, Racye Miller, plans to unveil her fledgling home product, the Toilet Bib Splash Guard, this Thursday on Anderson Cooper's nationally syndicated Anderson Live television show. Miller foresees a time when her product will be "coming to a toilet near you."

Lehighton inventor, Racye Miller, plans to unveil her fledgling home product this Thursday on Anderson Cooper's nationally syndicated Anderson Live television show.

More than 300 samples of her product, the Toilet Bib Splash Guard, has been tested at friends' homes over the past several weeks. Miller foresees a time when her product will be "coming to a toilet near you," she said.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The Over 60 Club of Palmerton will meet at noon on March 19 in the borough hall, 401 Delaware Avenue, Palmerton.

The program is "Falling and Health Safety".

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

A 19-year-old youth was found guilty by a jury in Schuylkill County court Tuesday of all nine criminal charges lodged against him following the burglary and murder of a Mahanoy City man last April.

He now faces life in prison.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Three persons were sickened Tuesday afternoon when they were apparently overcome by carbon monoxide poisoning at their place of employment, Technical Process and Engineering along SR443 in Mahoning Township. The incident began when the three were transported to the Lehighton hospital and treated for their symptoms. When it was learned they had high amounts of carbon monoxide in their blood, hospital officials notified the Carbon County Communications Center. The Mahoning Valley and Lehighton fire companies were dispatched to the site as well as the Mahoning Valley ambulance.