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Several people were injured late Saturday afternoon in a crash at the intersection of Route 443 and Clear View Crossing in West Penn township. The crash occurred just after 4 p.m. when a man was traveling east on Route 443 in a pickup truck and stopped abruptly to make a right turn onto Clear View Crossing. A car following was not able to stop striking the pickup in the rear. The force of the impact drove the pickup to the right over a set of guard rails and down a steep embankment to a stream...
Palmerton Police Department reports the following incidents: Simple assault: Clifford Diefenderfer, 40, of Palmerton, charged with simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, and harassment, for an incident Nov. 9 in the 500 block of Franklin Avenue. Disorderly conduct: Jami Haja, 33, of Palmerton, charged with disorderly conduct, for an incident Nov. 16 in the 400 block of Delaware Avenue.
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I can honestly say, without a shadow of a doubt, that I did not expect to be writing this column during conference championship week of the college football season. That was especially my feelings after week four of the season when I saw a Penn State team, although battered by injuries, get demolished by Michigan in Ann Arbor, 49-10. I was actually there, in the “Big House” and saw firsthand what happened that day.
Thanksgiving break was a nice respite for the whole family. We had a few days of chilling out at home, free of homework and practices, and catching up on housework. I finally took down the Halloween decorations. Well, except for the 12 pumpkins that are still lined up on the staircase. They’re still sitting there smiling at me every time I open the front door. Much to my kids’ dismay, I just cannot get wholeheartedly into this decorating for holidays thing.
What’s happening at the Mauch Chunk Opera House, located at 14 W. Broadway in Jim Thorpe. • Saturday, Ted Vigil’s John Denver tribute, 8 p.m. • Oct. 7, Adam Ezra Group, 8 p.m. • Oct. 8, Hollywood Nights Bob Seger tribute, 8 p.m. • Oct. 9, Motet, 8 p.m. • Oct. 13, The Whigs, 8 p.m. • Oct. 14, Dala, 8 p.m. • Oct. 15, Eaglemania, 8 p.m. • Oct. 21, The Ten Band, 8 p.m. • Oct. 22, The Slambovian Pre-Halloween Mischief Night, 8 p.m.