LEHIGHTON, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a Philadelphia man who couldn't swim drowned when he tried to rescue a child at an eastern Pennsylvania lake.
LEHIGHTON, Pa. (AP) — As cars roll into the Mahoning Drive-In Theater and wait for the sun to go down, Jeff Mattox loads the first reel of 35 mm film onto a Simplex E7 projector.
WALNUTPORT, Pa. (AP) — Authorities have identified a man and a boy found dead after an explosion and fire in eastern Pennsylvania in January, but the cause of the blaze remains...
Man dies after being shot during struggle after police chase
LEHIGHTON, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a man died after he was shot during a struggle with a police officer following a 17-mile chase in eastern Pennsylvania.
State police in Carbon County say Beaver Meadows police tried to stop a white van on Route 93 Tuesday, and pursuit by municipal officers continued onto Route 209, reaching speeds of 80 mph. An officer deployed spike strips, and the vehicle stopped in Franklin Township but the occupants refused to get out.
WEDNESDAY’S POSTPONEMENTS Freshman Boys’ Basketball Lehighton at Marian, ppd. TBA Mahanoy Area at Tamaqua, ppd. to Feb. 15 Junior High Boys’ Basketball Jim Thorpe at Panther Valley, ppd. to Thursday Shenandoah Valley at Weatherly, ppd. to Feb. 14 Mahanoy Area at Tamaqua, ppd. to Feb. 15 High School Boys-Girls’ Swimming Coughlin at Hazleton Area, ppd., TBA High School Wrestling Notre Dame-Green Pond at Hazleton Area, ppd., TBA Lehighton at Tamaqua, ppd. to Feb. 15 Pine Grove at North Schuylkill, ppd. to Feb. 17 Mahanoy Area at Halifax, ppd. TBA Junior High Wrestling Mahanoy Area at Halifax, ppd. TBA Pine Grove at North Schuylkill, ppd. to Feb. 17 Lehighton at Tamaqua, ppd. to Feb. 15
LEHIGHTON, Pa. (AP) — The county coroner has identified a 9-year-old girl killed in a Pennsylvania house fire over the weekend.
Carbon County Coroner Robert Miller says Vahnne Gower asphyxiated from smoke before she could be rescued from her burning home in Mahoning Township, Carbon County.
The fire was reported about 1:30 a.m. Saturday and state troopers from the Lehighton barracks were continuing to investigate the cause.
LEHIGHTON, Pa. (AP) — A 9-year-old girl has died in a Pennsylvania house fire that also hospitalized her father and brother.
The cause of the fire in Mahoning Township, Carbon County, remained under investigation Saturday. The fire was reported about 1:30 a.m. Saturday and extinguished about 4 a.m., but not before destroying the residence about 50 miles (80.5 kilometers) south of Scranton.
LEHIGHTON, Pa. (AP) — A toddler has died a day after being found unresponsive in a relative's pond in northeastern Pennsylvania.
An autopsy was planned Wednesday on the body of 20-month-old Leo Clements III, of Parryville.
The boy was discovered in the water about 11 a.m. Monday in Franklin Township, Carbon County. That's about 50 miles (80.5 kilometers) south of Scranton.
LEHIGHTON, Pa. (AP) — A man has been charged with criminal homicide after two people told authorities that they saw him cut the throat of another man in the basement of an eastern Pennsylvania home.
Twenty-nine-year-old Yessy Rivera is also charged in Carbon County with aggravated assault and robbery of a motor vehicle.
Nonprofit leads restoration of 165-year-old bridge
LEHIGHTON, Pa. (AP) — A grass-roots effort to preserve a more than 165-year-old covered bridge is underway in Carbon County.
Friends of Beltzville State Park, a nonprofit group started two years ago to enhance the park outside Lehighton, took on the project to restore the bridge built by the Buck family in 1841, said John Dworsky, who is heading the project.
"We're looking to restore it and keep beautiful for another 150 years," he said.
Lehighton votes 8-1 for center for K-5 students in district
A proposed elementary center is one step closer to becoming a reality in Lehighton Area School District.
Years of discussion culminated Monday night with Lehighton’s school board approving four prime contracts, totaling $33.04 million, for the construction of the center, which would be located adjacent to the high school and house all K-5 students in the district.
The Lehighton Volunteer Fire Department has purchased lifesaving equipment with a $2,000 donation from Mauch Chunk Community Trust.
Shot in 1917, William Swartz is Lehighton’s only officer killed in the line of duty
The day was April 30, 1917.
While investigating threats made by a crazed man,Lehighton Chief of Police William E. Swartz observed the man in the area of theCarbon Hotel.
As Swartz approached him at the corner of North First and North streets, the man pulled a weapon and shot Swartz in the chest.
1 dead, others treated after lightning strike at lake
LEHIGHTON, Pa. (AP) — A New Jersey man died and at least two other people were treated for injuries after an apparent lightning strike at an eastern Pennsylvania lake.
State police at Lehighton are investigating a theft incident at a Carbon County site.
Troopers said the Carbon County Action Committee were making home repairs at 326 White St., Weissport, when someone entered a truck belonging to the committee and removed two cordless drills and a circular saw. The thefts occurred sometime between July 28 at 3:30 p.m. and Aug. 2 at 9 a.m.
Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at...
Beatrice Burbes, a resident of Hometown Nursing Center, Hometown, and formerly of Lehighton, is celebrating her 104th birthday.
She was born on July 17, 1912. She is the mother of two sons: Bruce Fritzinger of Lehighton, who is married to Charlotte; and Elmer, who passed away in 2001 in Florida.
She is the wife of the late Lewis Burbes, who passed away in 1979.
Beatrice always loved going out to eat and shopping. She also enjoyed tending her flowers. She was...
A 46-year-old Lehighton man was committed to the Carbon County Correctional Facility in Nesquehoning, on charges of aggravated assault upon trying to hit three people with a vehicle on Walnut Street in Franklin Township.
State police at the Lehighton barracks said the incident happened at 8 p.m. Sunday when the driver intentionally made three attempts to strike the victims with the vehicle. No one was injured.
Police said the victims are a 38-year-old man, an...
Two Jim Thorpe area teens were involved in a crash with an all-terrain vehicle.
State police at Lehighton said the crash occurred at 9:38 a.m. June 30 along Mountain View Drive, west of Cottonwood Drive, in Penn Forest Township.
The two teens, both age 15, were riding the ATV eastbound when it left the road and traveled into a ditch, causing the vehicle to roll over and the two teens to fall off.
One of the teens was taken to the Geisinger Medical Center in...