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These Are the Counties in the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ Metro Area with the Most Deaths from COVID-19

More than 1 million Americans have died from COVID-19 – more than the total number of Americans killed in World War I and World War II combined. In the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton metropolitan area, which covers parts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, a total of 2,990 deaths have been attributed to the virus, equal to 358 fatalities […]
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Community comes together in support of ‘The King of Jim Thorpe’

JIM THORPE, CARBON COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)– A Carbon County community is rallying behind a 57-year-old man’s family who is raising money to buy a new vehicle. Eyewitness News spoke with his family about the reasons behind the need, and why he calls himself “The King of Jim Thorpe.” “Tony is the essence of life. He is […]
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Baer Memorial Swimming Pool to open Saturday

Baer Memorial Swimming Pool in Lehighton is set to open this Saturday just in time for Memorial Day weekend. Regular hours will be from noon to 6:45 p.m. daily, except for May 31 to June 4, when hours will be 3-7 p.m. since school is still in session. Starting June...
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Carbon ready for holiday traffic

Carbon County officials say its county-owned lake as well as the parking lots are ready for the Memorial Day weekend. On Thursday, Commissioner Chris Lukasevich said that “they’re pretty much ready to go for opening day.”. He noted that Memorial Day marks the unofficial start to the summer...
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LVHN Health Tips: Combat your spring allergies

Spring is in the air, and unfortunately, so is pollen. “If you have itchy, watery eyes and find yourself sneezing, you may be one of the millions of people suffering from seasonal allergies,” says Ear, Nose and Throat specialist Meredith Sellix, PA-C, who will be seeing patients at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Carbon when it opens in June 2022. “The good news is that you don’t have to suffer.”
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Lehighton’s 2022 Poppy Queen selected

Joselyn Montefour, daughter of Vincent and Tiffany Montefour of Jim Thorpe, has been selected to serve as the 2022 Poppy Queen of the Shoemaker-Haydt American Legion Post 314 Auxiliary, Lehighton. Announcement of the queen was made by LaRue Fritz, poppy chairwoman, president of the Unit 314 Auxiliary and chairwoman for...
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CCTI and SHINE program help area students

The partnership between the Carbon Career & Technical Institute and LCCC’s SHINE program has proven to be a successful collaboration, according to Rachel Strucko, director of the SHINE program. Strucko and Taryn Stewart, SHINE After School coordinator, thanked CCTI’s Joint Operating Committee for the use of CCTI facilities.
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SH inductees are Bydlon, Gillespie, McAndrew

The Carbon County Sports Hall of Fame will hold its 27th Annual Induction Ceremony on Sunday, May 29, at the Franklin Township Fire Company hall. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m. and the banquet will begin at 1:45 p.m. Tickets to the dinner program are $35 for adults and $15...
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Man steals hospital ambulance, is arrested by PSP

FRANKLIN TWP, CARBON CO, (WOLF) — A man was taken into custody on Tuesday after police say he stole an ambulance and drove it throughout Carbon County. State Police in Lehighton responded to State Route 209 in Franklin Township around 5:30 PM on Friday for a report of a stolen ambulance from the Lehigh Valley Pocono Hospital.
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Bike ride raises money for cancer research

LEHIGHTON, CARBON COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A cross-country bike ride of college students has a goal, to raise money for cancer research. The Illini 4000 is a non-profit bicycling team from the University of Illinois. They pedaled from New Jersey Wednesday and stopped at the Lehighton Outdoor Center in Carbon County to stay the night at […]
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Illinois group biking for cancer stops in Lehighton

This summer, a group of 20 students from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign will travel 4,000 miles by bicycle, across the country and down the Pacific Coast. On Wednesday, on the second day of their journey, the riders stopped in Carbon County. They completed a 52-mile ride to Lehighton from central New Jersey. After being hosted by the Lehighton Outdoor Center and Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, they set out Thursday morning on a 77-mile ride to their next stop in Northumberland County.
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Fund started for Carbon emergency responder training

A site that will benefit Carbon County emergency responders is taking shape, and a county organization wants to make sure it is funded for years to come. On Wednesday, representatives from Carbon County, state legislators and the Carbon County Community Foundation met at the new Carbon County Emergency Operations and Training Center, which is currently being constructed, to announce a new fund that will benefit first responders who utilize the training location.
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Woman facing DUI, other charges in Franklin Twp. crash

FRANKLIN TWP., Pa. - A woman has been charged after a crash earlier this year in Carbon County. Bobbi-Jo Hunsicker faces several charges, including driving under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances, driving with a suspended license, and careless driving. The crash happened Feb. 11 around 8:30 p.m. on...
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Carbon officials pick up people on warrants

On May 13, the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office in coordination with the Carbon County Drug Task Force, which includes members of the Pennsylvania Attorney Generals’ Office and other local Law Enforcement Officers, participated in a warrant round-up throughout Carbon County. Targets in this operation were mainly suspects with...
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South captures senior games cup

It was an abbreviated year after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, but the Carbon County Senior Games came in with the same flair it always had. Approximately 180 seniors ages 60 and older gathered for the six days of competition that marked the games’ return. When the...
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Summit Hill Memorial Day service plans announced

American Legion Post 316, Summit Hill, will hold its traditional Memorial Day services on Monday, beginning at 10 a.m. in Ludlow Park in the center of the community. The service will be followed by an 11 a.m. start of the Summit Hill Memorial Day Parade, Carbon County’s largest tribute to our military.
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