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Local insect lovers have been waiting patiently for a crop of 17-year cicadas to emerge in the Lehigh Valley region, but so far the little red-eyed critters have stayed put beneath the soil. With the notable exception of Roger Danielson's neighborhood...
Capitol IdeasYo! House Republicans apparently will not be releasing a budget on Tuesday as had been previously planned. It is pushed back tentatively until Wednesday, according to Steve Miskin, spokesman for House Republicans. But there was one piece of the budget.......
I waited until after the primary election so I wouldn't be blamed for making anyone lose, but now it's time to unveil this year's nominees to my Hall of Fame of the area's most colorful characters. They're an impressive group, but remember that...
Lehigh Valley WildThe Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is preparing for another very busy holiday weekend at Beltzville State Park in Carbon County. “Our crowds exceed the capacity of our parking lots on Memorial Day weekend, and if we have nice...
Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, Pa.Carbon County commissioners adopted a resolution abolishing the office of jury commissioner effective at the completion of the current officeholders' terms. "I'm a lot more confident about it now," commissioners Chairman Wayne Nothstein said after being...
Tags: Beaver Meadows, Lawyers, Judges, Tom Corbett, Conservation
It was a sweat lodge ceremony in Texas where Jim Thorpe reached out to his grandson through a medicine man. The shaman told John Thorpe his grandfather's spirit was content in the Pennsylvania town where his body has lain for six decades. "Grandpa...
Tags: Lawyers, Smithsonian Institution, Museums, Trials, U.S. Congress
Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, Pa.A 53-year-old resident of Weatherwood Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center was charged Friday in the death of another resident last month. Carl Louis Smith was charged with involuntary manslaughter, simple assault and recklessly endangering another...
Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, Pa.Beaver Meadows Police Chief Michael Morresi saw the man he had been waiting for enter a car at the rear of 90 Berwick St. on Thursday morning. For three weeks, Dean Kancir had eluded police and Carbon County sheriffs as they sought to evict him from the...
Tags: Beaver Meadows, Trials, Court Preliminary, Diabetes
BEAVER MEADOWS, Pa. (AP) — The police chief of a northeastern Pennsylvania borough is lucky to have escaped with only minor injuries after being dragged by a car. Beaver Meadows police Chief Mike Morressi says it happened Thursday while he was...
Tags: Beaver Meadows
The Pittsburgh Tribune-ReviewTim McGraw's new record label, new album and corresponding tour have him saying "Truck Yeah" with glee. McGraw, who will perform May 18 at the First Niagara Pavilion in Burgettstown, released his 14th album to debut at No. 1 on Billboard Country...
Tags: Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Music, Entertainment, Taylor Swift
Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, Pa.The Banks Township Board of Supervisors had few changes, and little controversy, from the 1980s forward. This year's election, uncharacteristically, marks a turning point for this small township just over the Luzerne-Carbon County line. For several...
In 1954, the Carbon County mining communities of Mauch Chunk and East Mauch Chunk struck a deal with the widow of famed athlete Jim Thorpe. They obtained his remains, built a monument to him and merged into the new borough of Jim Thorpe. Recently, in...
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