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Monday Nov 16 | via WNEP-TV Moosic
A shoplifter used bananas as a weapon to get away with stolen merchandise, according to state police in Carbon County. Michael Rehrig, 32, of Palmerton, is accused of stealing more than $500 worth of electronics Sunday from Wal-Mart near Lehighton. Comment?
Tuesday Nov 10 | via WZZO
Governor Tom Wolf says progress is being made on the state budget. Wolf says he has reached an agreement with Republicans for a $750 million increase in education funding. Comment?
Sunday Nov 1 | via Times News
A Lehighton man involved in a fight at a Carbon County bar entered a guilty plea last week in the county court to assault and related charges before Judge Steven R. Serfass. Cody Albert Meserve, 29, pleaded to one count each of simple assault, resisting arrest and persistent disorderly conduct for an incident on March 7 at Ruby's Saloon, Bridge Street, in Lehighton. Comment?
Oct 28, 2015 | via Evening Sun
Two men arrested for allegedly sending explicit messages to an undercover detective on Facebook have court dates scheduled over the next two months, according to online court documents. Daniel Lees Jr., of Lehighton, Carbon County, was arrested Oct. 16 for allegedly sending sexually explicit messages to an undercover officer posing as a 13-year-old living in Adams County, according to a news release from the Adams County District Attorney's Office. Comment?
Oct 26, 2015 | via Times News
The upcoming general election on Nov. 3 will provide voters with choices to fill all seats in the Carbon County Commissioners race. Candidates are: Democrats Rocky Ahner of Lehighton and incumbent William O'Gurek of Summit Hill, and Republican incumbents Thomas J. Gerhard and Wayne Nothstein. Comment?
Oct 24, 2015 | via Times News
Most people are only reminded of that when the problem makes the headlines, like when officials in Weatherly received a report of multiple dead cats showing up in the borough. Animal control officer Donna Crum understands that, and believes that there is a solution that can reduce the population, in a humane way. Comment?
Oct 22, 2015 | via Times News
Lehighton paramedics and members of the Penn Star 5 flight team prepare to fly a stabbing victim to a Lehigh Valley area trauma center. COPYRIGHT LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS The victim called police and said he was stabbed with a knife in a robbery on South Second Street in the borough. Comment?
Oct 21, 2015 | via ABC 27
A man who thought he was soliciting an Adams County 13-year-old for sex was arrested when the teen turned out to be an undercover detective, authorities said. Daniel Lees Jr., of Lehighton, used Facebook to communicate with an officer posing as a teenager and asked for various sexual acts and explicit photographs, Adams County District Attorney Shawn Wagner said. Comment?
Oct 20, 2015 | via WPMT-TV York
ADAMS COUNTY, Pa.-Two men have been arrested after they tried to solicit a 13-year-old for sex on social media in separate incidents, according to the Adams County District Attorney's office. Authorities charged Daniel Lees Jr., 36, of Lehighton, is charged with three counts of unlawful contact with a minor, criminal solicitation to commit statutory sexual assault, corruption of minors, sexual exploitation of children, criminal use of a communication facility and distribution of explicit sexual material to a minor. Comment?
Oct 17, 2015 | via Times News
He was arrested on July 18 by Palmerton police for an incident in the area of 265 Avenue B. Police were dispatched to the scene to a report of a male threatening suicide. Lacy was that male. Comment?
Oct 15, 2015 | via Times News
At 11 a.m. Wednesday, Mahoning police received a report of a man trespassing on wooded property located at 1290 Upper Nis Hollow Drive. The man, later recognized as Dacosta, was working on a structure in the woods on the side of the Mahoning Mountain. Comment?
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