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Armed man impersonating Pa. State Trooper stops, threatens to shoot female motorist

A white male with a military-style haircut and no facial hair and driving a black Dodge Charger with non-tinted windows is accused of impersonating a Pennsylvania State Police officer in Carbon County.

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Related Topix: Lehighton, PA, Palmerton, PA

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Times News

Man back in jail after parole is revoked

Cody Kmetz, 22, of Nesquehoning, had his parole revoked on a charge of theft and was resentenced to a county jail term.

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Related Topix: Nesquehoning, PA

Times News

Carbon contractor sentenced to prison

A Carbon County home improvement contractor was sentenced to a prison term in Chester County recently for not finishing work he was hired to do.

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Related Topix: Home, Home Improvement, Lansford, PA

Times News

Solar energy seminar is scheduled in...

Quick, start naming the top 10 states in the country for producing solar power. Florida would be an accurate first choice, and then most people would round out their guesses by continuing along the country's southern tier of states.

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Related Topix: Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Industry, PA, Hometown, PA, Lehigh County, PA, Schuylkill County, PA

WNEP-TV Moosic

Fake Cop Pulls Gun On Driver

Troopers say he pulled a woman over last Friday and pulled a gun on her. This is an investigation troopers in this part of Carbon County are taking very seriously.

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Related Topix: Palmerton, PA

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Times News

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In the lower end of Carbon County and among motorists in general, there was a universal sentiment that the State Highway Department should seize the Lehigh Canal at Weissport and dispose of the narrow, dangerous bridge at that busy traffic point.

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Related Topix: Weissport, PA, Lehighton, PA

Times News

Looking for a 'furever' home Pets wait patiently at Carbon shelters

Her jet-black coat, peppered with gray around her snout, provides only a glimpse into who this dog is as she lies in her kennel at the Carbon County Animal Shelter in Nesquehoning.

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Related Topix: Nesquehoning, PA

Fri Jul 18, 2014

WNEP-TV Moosic

More Space and Security for State Police at New Barracks

It's just a few miles away from their old location in Carbon County, and it's a new building that offers much more than just some extra space.

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Related Topix: Lehighton, PA

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Times News

Lanes are changed as bridge work...

Lanes have been switched on the Route 209 Thomas J. McCall Memorial Bridge so workers can continue to replace the bridge surface.

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Related Topix: Weissport, PA

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Times News

Woman found in Beltzville Lake on July 5 dies

A Philadelphia woman, who was found unresponsive in the swimming area of Beltzville State Park earlier this month, has died.

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WNEP-TV Moosic

Fire Companies Plan to Merge

"We've had some meetings and we're at the point now where most of us have agreed to move forward with this," said Robert Leshko, the McAdoo Fire Company Fire Chief.

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Related Topix: McAdoo, PA, Schuylkill County, PA, Tresckow, PA

Pocono Record

Oh poop! Officials blame goose droppings for Beltzville beach closure

While Beltzville State Park doesn't have any geese that lay golden eggs, officials said the Canadian birds have polluted the lake with the sickening high-levels of E. coli that's driven swimmers out of the water and forced the area's closure for the fifth time this year.

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Related Topix: Health, E. Coli

Pocono Record

Beltzville State Park beach in Lehighton closed for fifth time in six weeks

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources closed the beach at Beltzville State Park in Carbon County to swimming today, the fifth such closure since June 5. The beach was closed because of high bacterial counts in water samples taken Monday.

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Related Topix: Lehighton, PA

WFMZ

Driver on suspended license leads police on chase up hilly road

A Lehigh County man led police in Carbon County on a chase Saturday night, and now faces several charges as a result.

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Related Topix: Lehigh County, PA, Summit Hill, PA, Jim Thorpe, PA

Tue Jul 15, 2014

WFMZ

Massachusetts man arrested for Walmart theft

One of three individuals who tried to steal merchandise from a Carbon County Walmart was captured by police and jailed last week.

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Related Topix: Lehighton, PA

WNEP-TV Moosic

Fire Hits Carbon County Apartments

Firefighters were called out around 2:30 p.m. to Harvard Avenue in Palmerton for a fire that broke out in the apartment complex.

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Related Topix: Palmerton, PA

Mon Jul 14, 2014

WFMZ

Michael Rhubart sentenced for Carbon County homicide

A man convicted in a grizzly Carbon County murder is heading to prison. Michael Rhubart, of Monroe County, was charged in the 2012 homicide of Jubar Hughes.

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Times News

Aggressive driving being targeted

Carbon County Aggressive Driving Departments will be joining police to conduct targeted Joint Aggressive Driving Enforcement during the second wave, which began on July 7 and will continue until Aug. 31. Departments include Weatherly, Beaver Meadows, Jim Thorpe, Nesquehoning, Lehighton, Franklin Township, Kidder Township and Mahoning Township.

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Related Topix: Weatherly, PA, Beaver Meadows, PA, Jim Thorpe, PA, Nesquehoning, PA, Lehighton, PA

Times News

Police investigate murder-suicide

LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Police found William Wilkinson and his wife, Denise, dead at their residence at 37 E. Main St. in Junedale.

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Related Topix: Junedale, PA, Hazleton, PA, Fogelsville, PA

The Citizens' Voice

Rice Township pursues grant for comprehensive plan

Rice Township officials are counting on a community development block grant to complete a comprehensive plan for the municipality that was started several years ago, but never adopted.

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Related Topix: Luzerne County, PA, Mountain Top, PA, Nescopeck, PA

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