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Two-county chase ends in Jim Thorpe

A two-county high speed chase came to an end Friday afternoon in Jim Thorpe. The incident began in Tamaqua around 3 p.m. when police were notified of a suspected intoxicated woman operating a Chevrolet Malibu. The chase began on Route 309 South when the woman turned onto Owl Creek Road.
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Allen’s Martin lands with Atlanta Hawks after selection in NBA Draft’s 2nd round

Tyrese Martin’s NBA opportunity has arrived. The Allen High School product was the 51st overall selection on Thursday night in the NBA Draft and landed with the Atlanta Hawks. The 51st pick belonged to the Golden State Warriors, the reigning NBA champions, but was controlled by Atlanta in exchange for the 44th pick (Toledo’s Ryan Rollins) and $2 million, according to ESPN reporter Adrian Wojnarowski.

Carjacking suspect arrested following 100 mph chase on I-78 in northern Berks

A New York man was arrested after leading local and state police on a high-speed chase along Interstate 78 following an armed carjacking in northwestern Berks County. Police successfully deployed spike strips Thursday evening to flatten the tires of the stolen car, ending the roughly 13-mile chase near Hamburg, and arrested the 20-year-old robbery suspect, Jarrion Wiggins of New York.
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Coroner seeks family of Upper Macungie woman

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - The Lehigh County coroner's office is looking for relatives of an Upper Macungie Township woman. Susan Chapkovich, 65, died Friday morning at her home, the coroner said. She died of natural causes. Anyone with information on her family is asked to call the coroner's office at 610-782-3426.

Regional Pottstown ambulance authority being explored

It’s not easy to fill the ranks of emergency service posts in the best of times. And few would argue we’re living in the best of times, with a volatile virus keeping medical personnel on their toes and overworked. The problem is that they were already overworked and...

PA Dioceses' statements support SCOTUS abortion ruling

PENNSYLVANIA, USA — The Dioceses of Scranton, Harrisburg, and Allentown issued their respective statements following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization Friday afternoon. Diocese of Scranton Bishop Joseph C. Bambera released the following statement:. “One of the fundamental teachings of the Catholic Church...

Theater with a View Returns to Pottstown With Nightdrive’s THE GROWN-UPS

Chloe Joy Ivanson and Justin Phillips in THE GROWN-UPS at Nightdrive.Image via Julie Fox. Theater with a View, Pottstown’s professional outdoor theater company presenting modern works in a beautiful, multi-acre estate on the border of Chester and Montgomery Counties in Pennsylvania, is returning to live performances for the first time since August 2019 with the highly-anticipated regional premiere of one of New York’s most talked about immersive theater experiences.
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K&T Emporium in Pottstown recalls Righteous Felon Beef Jerky

POTTSTOWN, Pa. - A locally crafted gift store in Pottstown is recalling Righteous Felon Beef Jerky. The owner of K&T Emporium is urging the return of the beef jerky because the product may be contaminated with mold. The product was sold in a variety of packaging formats to consumers from...

On Tyrese Martin Day in Allentown, the Cedar Beach Showcase featured kids who would love to follow in his steps

During his time at Allen High School, Tyrese Martin loved playing in the summer tournaments at Cedar Beach. Even when the Canaries weren’t playing, Martin was often there looking to get up shots. So, it was kind of fitting that on the same day that Allentown mayor Matt Tuerk proclaimed it “Tyrese Martin Day” in the city, the Cedar Beach Basketball Showcase had a big night of games on the same ...

Emergency personnel respond to electrical fire in Frackville

FRACKVILLE, SCHUYLKILL CO, (WOLF) — Emergency personnel responded to an electrical fire at the Frackville American Legion just before 7 PM on Thursday. Skook News reports that at the time, the Legion was open and everyone inside had to evacuate. Fire companies from Frackville, Englewood, Altamont, and Mahanoy City...
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Reading School District Unveils $71 million STEM Academy

(TNS) — The Reading School District unveiled designs for a new satellite high school focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, education. "STEM is the most popular career pathway at the high school level," said Wanda Gonzalez-Crespo, interim assistant to the superintendent. Gonzalez-Crespo and project designers from...
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K&T Emporium issues a recall of beef jerky

POTTSTOWN — K&T Emporium of Pottstown is recalling Righteous Felon Beef Jerky because the product may be contaminated with mold. The recall was issued Friday afternoon by Trevor Waldspurger, co-owner of the artisan gift store, 10 S. Hanover Street in Pottstown. The product was sold in a variety of...
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7 new Allentown firefighters honored at ceremony

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - The Allentown Fire Department is welcoming seven new firefighters to its ranks. They were among the graduates of the Allentown Fire Academy who were honored during a ceremony Friday at the Mack South Fire Station, according to a news release from the city. New Allentown firefighters Brandon...
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Ukrainian Folk Dance Workshop to be held

The 33rd annual Ukrainian Folk Dance Workshop, sponsored by the Ukrainian American Heritage Foundation of the Lower Anthracite Region, will be held at the Ukrainian Homestead of CEC, ODWU Inc., 1230 Beaver Run Drive in Lehighton, from Monday through July 1. The camp runs daily from 10 a.m. to 4...