Thursday, March 30, 2017

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Penn-Kidder Library Center upcoming events:

• April 11-3 p.m., No Foolin’! The Kids Penny Party is Back! Children up to age 10 are invited to bring their pennies and small change for a chance to win lots of prizes! Learn to handle money while winning a bag full of goodies.

• National Library Week starts April 9. Come and get a library card. It’s free and offers you access to more than 10,000 entertaining and educational items in our collection.

Thursday, March 30, 2017
Stephen P Vlossak of the Vietnam Veterans of Carbon County holds his rifle after the gun salute during ceremony at the Palmerton War Memorial. Two crews visited all of the County’s Vietnam memorials Wednesday to commemorate Vietnam Veterans day. BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Thursday, March 30, 2017

A Carbon County man was jailed earlier this week for assaulting a woman at a Lehigh County hospital.

Fountain Hill police have charged Travis J. Litts, 35, of West Catawissa Street, Nesquehoning, with simple assault and harassment for an incident on Monday.

According to police officer Steven M. Fritzinger, he was dispatched to St. Luke’s University Hospital, room 863, at 10:22 a.m. for a reported assault. On scene the victim told him she had been punched several times in the face, head and back area by Litts.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Bethany EC Church

Bethany EC Church, 222 North St. holds Sunday worship with the Rev. Jeff Stansbury, pastor.

Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. with classes for all ages, including adult Bible study class, morning worship at 10:45 a.m., preschool nursery available and Jr. Church provided for children in kindergarten through sixth grade.

Monday: Youth group, 7 p.m.

Tuesday: Women’s Bible study, 10 a.m.

Wednesday: Lenten service, 7 p.m.

Thursday: Men’s Bible study at McDonald’s, 5:15 a.m.; choir practice, 7 p.m.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

King Frog, Rainbow Crow, and other stories will be presented by “Big Owl” McSurdy at the Waterfall Pavilion at Sweet Arrow Lake County Park from 2-3 p.m. April 8.

The stories will be enhanced with visual aids of nonliving frogs, turtles and other gifts of nature. Children and adults of all ages are welcome.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Pine and Mauch Chunk streets in Tamaqua, will hold its spring rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.April 25, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.April 26.

Refreshments and takeouts will be available during the daytime hours.

Organizers are currently accepting suitable items for resale, with the exception of computers, televisions and encyclopedias.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's top prosecutor has three days to find a new lawyer in a federal bribery case against him although it's unclear whether he has the money to pay anyone.

District Attorney Seth Williams still declined to apply for court-appointed counsel on Tuesday and promised to have new lawyers in place by Friday.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

A Lehighton man was charged by West Penn Township police after crashing a stolen Jeep while on his way to a Rush Township Walmart to exchange for cash items police say he stole from a Lehigh County store.

James S. McMurray, 35, remains in Schuylkill County jail under $10,000 cash bail.

He’s charged with disregarding traffic lanes, failing to use a safety belt/driver and vehicle occupant, careless driving, criminal mischief, reckless or negligence, failure to notify authorities of a change in address, and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A 91-year-old federal judge who recently stopped hearing cases due to health issues has been reported missing from his Pennsylvania home.

The U.S. Marshals Service said it's looking for Edwin Kosik, who was last seen at his home outside Scranton around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. The Marshals Service said Kosik is driving a gray 2015 Acura with driver's side damage and may be "at special risk of harm or injury."

The Marshals Service planned a news conference Thursday to discuss Kosik's disappearance.