Saturday, July 23, 2016

Local News

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Tamaqua Police are investigating a possible attempt at child abduction.

Officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Willing St. at 7:50 p.m. Tuesday for a report of a suspicious male in the vicinity.

The caller said her two sons, ages 7 and 9, were in their backyard when they were approached by a white male wearing a black, flat brimmed, baseball hat. The boys said the man was walking west on Willing Street and stopped when he saw them. He told the boys “You two come with me.” The boys yelled “no” and ran into their home.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a garbage truck driver was crushed to death when his truck ran over him while he was trying to repair its brakes in eastern Pennsylvania.

Northampton County Coroner Zachary Lysek says 46-year-old Mark Duch was working under the truck in Bethlehem around noon Tuesday when the incident occurred.

The Bethlehem man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The death has been ruled an accident.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane's office is giving her twin sister a 19 percent raise, plus $80,000 to settle a federal labor complaint against the agency.

Kane's hand-picked legal chief Bruce L. Castor Jr. told The Morning Call of Allentown ( ) on Tuesday he settled Ellen Granahan's Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaint because he didn't think the office could prevail in court.

The cash payment is for back pay, attorneys' fees and damages for emotional distress.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — Most of the lanes of the Tappan (TAP'-uhn) Zee Bridge north of New York City have reopened after a crane collapsed across the entire width of the bridge, but transportation officials are still advising motorists to plan for extra delays.

A crane boom from an adjacent bridge project crashed down across the key Hudson River crossing Tuesday, halting traffic for hours.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

CLEVELAND (AP) — The art of the coronation has taken something of a beating at the Republican National Convention.

Nevertheless, Donald Trump now has the crown — and a final chance to summon unity from the party's restive ranks in the ritual's closing days.

The roll call of the states Tuesday night delivered Trump the nomination. Day 3 brings two conservative stalwarts to the stage — running mate Mike Pence and Trump's most tenacious primary opponent, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. That's the man Trump used to call "Lyin' Ted."

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

A corrections officer and an inmate smashed through an elevator door during a scuffle at a Pennsylvania jail and plunged down an open shaft to their deaths, officials said Tuesday.

Luzerne County Manager David Pedri called it a "freak accident" and said an engineering firm will determine how the elevator door gave way.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Quakertown defeated Northern Valley in the Region 2 Legion baseball tournament on Tuesday, 13-1.
Quakertown's Devyn Bard pitched an efficient game and had early run support behind him. The contest ended on an unconventional 9-3-6 triple play.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The Anthracite 9-10 year-old Little League team saw its seven-game postseason win streak halted in the winner's bracket final of the Section 6 Tournament on Tuesday night. Lehigh defeated Anthracite, 12-3.
Anthracite will face Deep Run Little League on Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the loser's bracket final of the double elimination tourney.
See Wednesday's Times News for full details and pictures of the Anthracite vs. Lehigh game.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

A Slatington man has been charged with homicide by vehicle in connection with a fatal crash in Washington Township in February.

Joshua Douglas Moser, 25, of 1513 Fernwood Road, was charged Tuesday with homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence; homicide by vehicle; two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol or controlled substance; involuntary manslaughter; two counts of recklessly endangering another person; and three summary offenses that include driving on roadway laned for traffic, driving at safe speed; and reckless driving.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Funeral services have been set for the man killed in the Franklin Township fire Friday night.

William P. Evans, 80, of Lehighton, died at Lehigh Valley Hospital- Cedar Crest.

He was the husband of Eleanor (Barno) Evans. They celebrated their 34th wedding anniversary in December of last year.