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Mahoning township firefighters are on the scene of a lightning strike at 760 Upper Nis Hollow Drive. The strike came during a heavy downpour with lightning and thunder.

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Fire swept through a Polk Township pole barn Saturday evening, destroying a businessman's truck, lawn mower and painting supplies.

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Fire crews spent several hours searching for a woman in distress in the state gamelands bordering Glen Onoko Falls Saturday evening, only to find she had walked out to her car.

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Fire companies from throughout Schuylkill and Carbon counties battled a stubborn three-alarm fire at the former 1st Presbyterian church in the 200-block of  West Broad Street in Tamaqua.

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JIM THORPE (AP) — Katelyn Carlisle nervously eyed the murky waters lapping at her feet.

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Mahoning township firefighters are on the scene of a lightning strike at 760 Upper Nis Hollow Drive. The strike came...

Four units of row homes in the 200 block of Lehigh Avenue are on fire in Palmerton. Fire companies from...

Following a nearly hourlong executive session Thursday, Palmerton Area School District’s board of directors shot down a motion to reassign...



Police Logs

A Tamaqua man was cited after what could be described as a road rage incident on Owl Creek Road on...

Tamaqua police have charged Jeremy Plasko, 40, of West Broad Street, Tamaqua, with trespassing.

Police were called to the 400...

Several people were recently charged by Tamaqua police in connection with domestic disputes.

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State police at Lehighton are investigating a criminal mischief case that was reported to them at 8:04 p.m. June 26....

District Attorney Jim Martin and Chief Michael Marks announce that a man has been charged in relation to the June...



Sports

Hillary Reis Weinert will be one of the inductees into the 2018 Jim Thorpe Hall of Fame.

Reis Weinert graduated...

Northern Lehigh graduate Mason Seiler will continue his academic and football careers at Lebanon Valley College.

Seiler played four years...

July 14, 1955 — Pete Wentz fires a five-hit shutout to lead Bowmanstown to a 7-0 Carbon-Schuylkill League victory over...

The Bowmanstown Hawks captured the Central Whitehall League Championship, beating Schnecksville 18-11 in the title game. Bowmanstown finished the season...

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Arts & Lifestyle

A son, Rory Magner Crowley, was born on March 25, 2018, at Mercy Hospital at Fore River in Portland, Maine,...

Marilyn (Maehrer) and Edgar A. Poe Jr. of Jim Thorpe celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on June 27. The couple...

Dusk approaches. The work day is over, and the heat of the day abates.

A gentle breeze stirs the leaves...

What’s your secret to staying cool in the summer?

It might be a cold washcloth, or an ice cube against...

The Invasion of Normandy was the largest invasion in history involving approximately 3 million troops crossing from England to the...



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CHICAGO (AP) — A man killed by Chicago police had a gun in a holster at his hip and was...

WASHINGTON — Twelve Russian intelligence officers hacked into the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton presidential campaign in the run-up...

HARRISBURG (AP) — Scott Wagner, the Republican candidate for governor, on Thursday accused Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf of proposing a...

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf and Treasurer Joe Torsella say Pennsylvania state government's improving fiscal stability means it...

HARRISBURG (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence will headline a fundraiser for Pennsylvania’s Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Lou Barletta....



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