Ashfield, PA

Fentanyl Trafficking Network Dismantled In Pre-Dawn NJ Bust: Prosecutor

A fentanyl trafficking network was dismantled by authorities who seized nearly a quarter-pound of the highly-lethal drug, two handguns and several thousand dollars in suspected drug money, the Union County Prosecutor's Office announced. The three-month investigation concluded before dawn on June 20 with the execution of search warrants across Phillipsburg,...
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Mariska Hargitay Pays Tribute to Late Mother Jayne Mansfield on 55th Anniversary of Her Death

It has been 55 years since Jayne Mansfield died tragically at 34 years old in a car crash. June 29, 1967, was the date, and her daughter, Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay, took a moment this week to mark the sad anniversary. "We live to love you more each day," Hargitay captioned a photo of her mother. The quote itself also adorns the late actress' cenotaph at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in California and her resting place at Fairview Cemetery in Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania.
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Suspect Saved By Allentown Officer He Was Running From

A suspect dove into the water to elude police — but they jumped in after him to save his life, authorities in Lehigh County said. Officer Phil Shedaker pulled 21-year-old Pablo Acevedo-Santiago from the water in Canal Park around 1 a.m. Friday, July 1, Allentown police said. Patrol officers...

Want to see a 100-year-old funhouse? It’s opening in Pa. for the first time in years

In the age of SnapChat and Netflix, it’s not often you get to walk into a place like Hilarity Hall. Volunteers at Bushkill Park in Forks Township, near Easton, claim it’s the oldest funhouse in America. Nobody knows for sure how old it is. Volunteers found insurance records for the funhouse dating back to 1927. One volunteer believes he could date the facade paint back to 1918. If it’s not the oldest funhouse in America, it’s certainly up there.

Kicking off the holiday weekend at Beltzville

CARBON COUNTY, Pa. — Soaking up the sun at Beltzville State Park near Lehighton is how many people chose to kick off the long holiday weekend. "I'm hanging with a couple friends. We're just enjoying a nice day, a nice friday and Summer just started so we're just trying to start it off right," said Kyla Rodriguez, Bethlehem.
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Openings and Closings: Business happenings around the region

From new apartments breaking ground to restaurants serving their last meals, here's a look at what's happening with businesses in your neighborhood. AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS INC.: 1940 Air Products Boulevard, Upper Macungie Township. The global chemical and gas company plans to develop a hydrogen terminal in the Netherlands with...

Summer boys basketball league: Three teams stay unbeaten; Allentown Central Catholic player stays hot

On the final night in June and the last night of league play before the Fourth of July holiday weekend, several teams and players stayed as hot as fireworks on Thursday night in the Lehigh Valley Varsity Boys Basketball League at the Whitehall-Coplay School District complex. With less than two weeks left until the regular season wraps up on July 14, three teams remain unbeaten — Northwestern ...
Pottsville Republican Herald

Mr. Anthracite competition returns to Pottsville July 9

As pastor of Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hegins and St. James Lutheran Church in Pitman, Warren Egebo is a man of the cloth. As a contestant in 14 bodybuilding shows in five states, he is also a man of the crunch.
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Jim Thorpe tops Tamaqua

Besides having a dominant pitcher, it may be the ultimate advantage in the Little League ranks. Jim Thorpe showed Friday night in an elimination game in the District 18 10-12-year-old tournament that it is one savvy ball club. Thorpe’s base running prowess and smart defensive plays throughout the game, paired with an impressive 12 hits, helped it come away with an 11-6 victory over Tamaqua.

Schuylkill County Law Enforcement Donates Bulletproof Vests to Ukraine

On Friday, a special presentation was held on the steps of St. Michael's Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Shenandoah. A few months prior, O'Connor Law, of Frackville, reached out to Schuylkill County's law enforcement agencies asking for donations of helmets, body armor, bulletproof vests, boots, and other protective gear to assist Ukrainian military, fire fighters, police officers, and aid workers.