Jim Thorpe, PA

Watch TED NUGENT Perform In Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

Fan-filmed video of Ted Nugent’s August 18 performance at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania can be seen below. Nugent is promoting his new album, “Detroit Muscle”, which was released in April via Pavement Music. The follow-up to 2018’s “The Music Made Me Do It” was recorded with Ted’s current…
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As food prices continue to climb, two discount grocers adding Lehigh Valley stores

As prices of meat, produce and other foods continue to rise amid inflation, two discount grocery store chains are expanding their footprints in the Lehigh Valley. Grocery Outlet, an “extreme value retailer” of quality, name-brand consumables and fresh products sold through a network of independently owned and operated stores, is expected to open in mid-October at 1401 Allen St. in Allentown (in Allen Street Shopping Center), owner Fayez Abboud said.
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Raging Fire In Poconos Kills One And Injures Others

On August 17, 2022, the Monroe County Coroner was called to the scene to investigate a death relating to the fire on Hill Road in Chestnut Hill Township, Effort, PA. Chestnut Hill Twp | Wednesday, August 17, 2022, a fire occurred on Hill Road in Effort, PA. Shortly after 7 AM, the fire was reported, according to the West End Fire Department. At 8:51 AM, the Monroe County Coroner arrived. The origin of the fire is still pending investigation by the West End Fire Department and State Police. We reached out to West End and Pocono Township Fire Department's Chiefs, but we have not received a response at this time. Earlier this morning, the Monroe County Coroner performed an autopsy on the victim. The fire resulted in one known death and injuries to others, the death was of a 44yr old female, who remains unnamed to the public at this time. We followed up by reaching out to the Monroe County Coroner's Office for an interview regarding the cause of death and origin of the fire, here is what they had to say:
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Tamaqua hires new police officer

The Tamaqua Police Department has a new officer on its force. Nicole Deliz will serve as a part-time officer. Her employment was unanimously approved by the Tamaqua Borough Council Tuesday evening. Tamaqua police Chief Michael Hobbs presented Deliz with a badge. JILL WHALEN/TIMES NEWS.
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Slatington police seek man last seen in Allentown

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Police in Lehigh County are asking for the public's help in finding a missing man. Joby Bauer lives in Slatington, but was last seen in the 1300 block of W. Court Street in Allentown, police said. He's also known to frequent the Lehigh Parkway. He's considered at...
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Woman injured in Summit Hill crash

A woman was seriously injured in a one vehicle crash at the top of the Lansford-Summit Hill hill (Route 902) shortly after 1 p.m. Thursday. The vehicle reportedly was traveling up the hill from Lansford toward Summit Hill when it went off the right side of the road and flipped onto its roof. The woman inside was transported by helicopter to a trauma center. Summit Hill Fire Department, Lansford Fire Department and Lehighton Ambulance responded. Krajcirik’s Automotive also was at the scene to clean up the wreckage. The investigating police officer is Chief Todd Woodward of the Summit Hill Police Department. RON GOWER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS.
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Looking for some entertainment?

Music legends and classic cinematic monsters rank among the entertainment options at local and area venues over the next couple of weeks. Blues legend Buddy Guy will appear at Penn’s Peak, with Lionel Richie set to play a show in Bethlehem. Acts such as Kix and Village People will also perform in and around the area.

The Expedition (Inflatable Kayak)

On The Expedition inflatable kayak trip, you’ll take control, challenge yourself and get a great workout. Explore 12 miles of the Lehigh River when it is not open to whitewater rafters! You will independently navigate and explore the Lehigh Gorge State Park via an inflatable or sit a top kayak. You will catch eddies and ride waves while discovering the history of the Lehigh River in Jim Thorpe. Our river guides will be with you the entire time providing basic instruction on how to maneuver, surf and navigate the river as well as help you get back in your kayak if and when you swim.
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Sheriff: lighting needed at prison complex

The Carbon County sheriff has some concerns over lighting at the correctional facility. On Wednesday, Sheriff Daniel Ziegler told the prison board that a lighting issue over the weekend shed light on a lighting problem at the Broad Mountain complex. He commended the prison maintenance staff for fixing the lighting...
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Man facing drug, gun charges after Lehighton traffic stop

Jacob Robert Kroon, 25, of Northampton, is facing numerous charges filed against him by Lehighton police after a traffic stop they made at 5:20 a.m. Aug. 8 on Route 443 in the borough. He is charged with driving while his license is suspended for a DUI-related incident, receiving stolen property,...

STS9 Pull Out of Secret Dreams Festival and Elements Music & Arts Festival due to COVID-19

STS9 shared on a social media post that they will not be performing at the upcoming Secret Dreams Festival and Elements Music & Arts Festival this weekend due to a positive case of COVID-19 within their touring party. Secret Dreams Festival, which is currently taking place in Thornville, Ohio and continue through Aug. 20, featured the Rock and electronic music ensemble at the top of their billing alongside Tycho. Elements Music & Arts Festival, will kick off tonight and run through Aug. 22 in Long Pond, Pa. – STS9 was set to headline their Earth stage on Saturday.

Karnival of the Arts: East Koast

They went West. Now they’re coming East. It’s time for the East Koast edition of Karnival of the Arts, heading for the Kempton Fairgrounds in Kempton PA September 1-5 with a great lineup of music and much more in store for you. This Labor Day weekend, Kollective Grounds...
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Police revive man who overdosed, crashed into 3 vehicles in Tamaqua

Emergency responders had to administer a medicine that reverses an opioid overdose to a Tamaqua man who crashed his vehicle into three others on Aug. 10, Tamaqua police said. According to police, the crash happened at 8 p.m. as Ralph Jackavage, 27, of 223 Center St., traveled on North Railroad Street (Route 309) and crashed into the parked vehicles.

Jim Thorpe football countdown to kickoff: Olympians have big plans, plus 3 things to know

Jim Thorpe, like every other team, has a series of goals that add up to where it believes it can be at the end of the regular season. Coach Mark Rosenberger’s Olympians have enough talent returning from last year’s 7-5 team to feel they can make it back to the District 11 Class 3A championship game — where the 2021 team’s season ended with a loss to North Schuylkill. That long-term goal is ...
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Residents voice concern over speeding

Residents of the Owl Creek section of Tamaqua often voice their concerns to borough council about speeding and oversized vehicles on Owl Creek Road. Most recently, some residents claim people are visiting the Owl Creek to swim or gather late at night. Council President Brian Connely noted during Tuesday’s council...

Officials blame project on damaged roads

LEHIGHTON, CARBON COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Officials in Carbon County want PennDOT to pay for damages they say are happening on local roads and bridges due to a major projects in the area. PennDOT crews have been working on Route 443 in Carbon County since January of last year. A Carbon County Commissioner brought Eyewitness News […]
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Plans for new hangar considered

Carbon County Planning Commission reviewed several plans during its monthly meeting on Tuesday, including one for a new hangar at a Mahoning Township airport. SRE Carbon County Airport Authority is proposing a new 3,600-square-foot hangar building and 2,000-square-foot snow removal equipment building at the Jake Arner Memorial Airport, located off Mahoning Drive.