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Hometown, Quakake fire companies merge Hometown, Quakake fire companies merge 0
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After months in the making, a long-awaited merger between a pair of fire companies in Rush Township is official.

Panther Valley family raises money for autism awareness Panther Valley family raises money for autism awareness 0
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Devon O’Brien’s son Ayden was diagnosed with autism at age 3.

Crash closes West White Bear Drive Crash closes West White Bear Drive 0

West White Bear Drive in Summit Hill was closed  due to a crash involving utility lines. The crash occurred about 4:30 p.m. in front of or near 472 West White Bear Drive.

Shull-David students welcome grandparents Shull-David students welcome grandparents 0
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The bond between grandparents and their grandchildren is often unbreakable, and second-grade students at Shull-David Elementary School in

Lehighton Ford partners with LEAF to raise funds for school Lehighton Ford partners with LEAF to raise funds for school 0
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In need of a new vehicle or just looking to take a drive in support of local students?

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Magisterial District judges William J. Kissner of Palmerton and Eric M. Schrantz of Jim Thorpe were again certified for service...

Thirty-three years ago Ray and Colleen Bradley vowed to stay together “until death do us part.” Last year they decided...

After months in the making, a long-awaited merger between a pair of fire companies in Rush Township is official.

Barry...

Schuylkill-Carbon Lodge 13, Fraternal Order of Police, is not currently soliciting donations from area businesses and residents.

Several businesses reportedly...

Schuylkill County has spent $199,370 so far this year to house overflow inmates in other counties.

As the county works...



Police Logs

NORTH CENTRE TOWNSHIP — A 7-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by a 29-year-old man in 2012, according to court documents....

Two Reading men had 1½ pounds of methamphetamine, worth about $68,100, in their car when they were pulled over in...

Police reported on the following incidents:

• A Schuylkill County driver sustained a minor injury in a one-vehicle crash that...

State police at Frackville reported investigating a one-vehicle crash at 7:31 a.m. Monday along Interstate 81 in Ryan Township, Schuylkill...

A Carbon County man is facing charges following an incident that occurred in March in Beaver Meadows.

State police at...



Sports

Brian Taschler wanted to see his baseball team finish strong.

The Blue Bombers made sure their coach got what he...

The 25th Annual Carbon County Hall of Fame induction ceremonies and banquet will be held Sunday, May 27, at the...

Christopher Williams of Jim Thorpe High School will continue has academic and athletic career at Emerson College in Boston, Mass....

Sean Heery signed a letter of intent to continue his athletic and academic career at Mansfield University to study accounting...

The Pleasant Valley girls lacrosse team posted a victory over Central Catholic on Thursday.

In other action, the Northwestern girls...



Arts & Lifestyle

This isn’t your childhood train set, but it could be a pretty spot-on representation of the town you grew up...

The Shenandoah Valley High School Drama Club will present the musical comedy “Hello Dolly” at 7 p.m. April 27 and...

Penn’s Peak has announced that Buddy Guy and Jonny Lang are performing at the Peak at 8 p.m. July 20....

The Pocono Arts Council will present the Members’ Exhibition 2018, May 4-26. This celebration of members’ creativity is an annual...

The Lehighton Area Heritage Alliance will host the third annual Lehighton Cemetery walk from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday. The...



Contests and Promotions

Nation & World

NANTICOKE (AP) — A judge has acquitted a Pennsylvania state trooper accused of groping a 9-year-old girl, citing the girl's...

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Criminal penalties for hazing would become more severe under a bill — approved Wednesday by the...

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — U.S. airline regulators have ordered inspections on engine fan blades like the one that snapped off a...

BETHLEHEM — Authorities say a dispute over bologna and cheese at a Pennsylvania rooming house ended in a stabbing that...

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Southwest Airlines jet blew an engine at 32,000 feet and got hit by shrapnel that smashed...



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