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Carbon County

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  • Hollywood in Bel Air

    Harford County is hardly Tinsel Town. The closest places to Bel Air named Hollywood are in St. Mary's County on Maryland's very lower Western Shore and in Carbon County, Pa., not too far from Scranton, backdrop for the hit TV series "The Office." Yet Bel...
  • Cravers' manslaughter convictions stand, judge won't reduce $98K court costs

    Michael and Nanette Craver were back in York County Court Wednesday morning, where a judge refused to overturn their convictions and declined to reduce their nearly $100,000 in court costs. A jury previously acquitted the former Carroll Township...
  • Lehigh Valley traffic fatalities down nearly 15 percent in 2013

    After a slight rise in highway traffic fatalities in 2012, Pennsylvania returned to a trend of decreasing fatalities — setting a new record low last year with 1,208 recorded deaths. It's the lowest number in 85 years since record-keeping began in...
  • Carbon County road work

    PennDOT has scheduled the following road work: ________________________________________ County: Carbon Municipality: Lehighton & Weissport boroughs ROAD NAME: US 209 BETWEEN: PA 443 AND PA 248 Type of Work: Bridge Repair Work being Done By: PENNDOT...
  • Attorney general busts alleged prescription drug ring operating out of Easton

    Attorney general busts alleged prescription drug ring operating out of Easton
    A Carbon County woman stole prescription pads from an Easton doctor's office where she worked and gave forged prescriptions to her boyfriend who would sell them to people he knew, the state attorney general's office said. Attorney General Kathleen Kane...
  • PennDOT: Widening of Route 22 to start in 2020

    PennDOT: Widening of Route 22 to start in 2020
    A $250 million widening of Route 22 will start in 2020, PennDOT officials said Thursday as they touted a new state law that provides billions of dollars in extra transportation funding through a gasoline tax increase and higher fees. The added revenue...
  • Environmental regulations influence electric prices

    I had to laugh when I read Craig G. Goodman's Your View ("Winter's tale: Lessons for electric companies and consumers"). As a veteran of 20 years managing an independent power-generating facility in Carbon County, I know a thing or two about Pennsylvania'...
  • Fair skies and gifts greet anglers at trout opener season

    Fair skies and gifts greet anglers at trout opener season
    On what turned out to be a surprisingly pleasant spring morning, Leroy Young extended his hand and thanked Cody Rydzy for buying a Pennsylvania fishing license. Young, director of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission's Bureau of Fisheries, made...
  • Trout Season Information for Southeast Pa. Regional Opener

    TROUT SEASON PRIMER Start time: 8 a.m. today, 24 hours a day thereafter. Statewide opener is 8 a.m. April 12. In order to take part, people 16 and older need to purchase a Pennsylvania fishing license with a trout/salmon permit. The 18-county...
  • Pohopoco Drive to close at Turnpike overpass near Lehighton

    Pohopoco Drive will be closed at the Turnpike (I-476) overpass in Franklin Township east of Lehighton beginning at 7 a.m. on Thursday, April 3, and remain closed for the next 15 months, according to the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. The restriction...
  • For Lehigh Valley area, mixed results in county health rankings

    Five years of looking into overall health, economic and social data from counties across the United States show a mixed picture of improvement and declines regionally — with noticeable drops in smoking rates and violent crime but higher rates of...
  • Revolution Museum funding comes largely from Indians in New York; Ben Franklin would understand

    Revolution Museum funding comes largely from Indians in New York; Ben Franklin would understand
    There's something about the funding for the Museum of the American Revolution that might make you do a double-take. The $118 million (some reports say $150 million) museum will be built in Philadelphia, fittingly, and more than $100 million already...