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Lehighton celebrates 150 years

Lehighton celebrates 150 years

In Carbon County, Lehighton's 150th anniversary is in full swing this weekend.

Fire breaks out at historic building in Jim Thorpe

Fire breaks out at historic building in Jim Thorpe

An early morning fire in Jim Thorpe has damaged a popular restaurant and left neighbors in shock.

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Police in Schuylkill County investigating arson

According to state police, 13 homes suffered major fire damage. The homes were located on E. Mt. Vernon Street, N. Union Street, and E. Centre Street

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Yuengling settles Clean Water Act violations

The country's oldest brewery has installed an $8 million wastewater pretreatment system and will pay a $2.8 million fine to settle allegations that it violated the Clean Water Act

Eric Frein

Request to bar death option in trooper ambush case denied

A Pennsylvania judge has denied a pair of defense requests that sought to prevent prosecutors from seeking the death penalty against a man charged with fatally ambushing a state…

Hazleton City Council calls for Cops to stop filming in city

Hazleton City Council calls for Cops to stop filming in city

Council passed a non-binding resolution Wednesday night calling on the producers of Cops to stop taping the show, even though half of the eight week series is already in the can

Closing arguments in Kralik case

Kralik found guilty of murder

The trial of a Schuylkill County man accused of killing a Marine more than two years ago has come to an end and Stanley Kralik has been found guilty on charges of third degree…


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    On this day: June 27

    Two planes complete the first mid-air refueling, the first nuclear power plant opens, Hurricane Audrey hits the Gulf Coast, Atari is founded, and U.S. Route 66 ceases to officially exist, all on this day.

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