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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation District 5 announced work has begun to improve the intersection of routes 248 and 946/West Mountain Drive in Lehigh Township, Northampton County. Work began Monday. Motorists may experience weekday lane restrictions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., and are encouraged to check 511PA before their trip for information on lane restrictions. Motorists are advised to expect delays and use caution driving through the area. Work on the project is...
Lansford police have cited the following people: Nontraffic citations:Tina Dries, 37, Lansford, harassment on Dec. 3; Yusef K. Desdune, 41, Tamaqua, failure to pay quality of life ticket issued on Oct. 18; Denis P. Murphy, 42, Lansford, failure to pay quality of life ticket issued on Oct. 19; Edward Charles Marx, 33, Kunkletown, failure to pay quality of life ticket issued on Oct. 16.
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Tamaqua’s Josh Inama gets ready to go up for a shot while Ian Renninger of Pottsville defends. BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS
Pottsville’s tremendously talented basketball team never let its ego get in the way of another impressive win Monday evening at Tamaqua. On Saturday, the Crimson Tide had set asunder one of the state’s top ranked 4A teams (Scranton Prep). Two days later, they had to take a bus to Tamaqua and never skipped a beat in torching the feisty Blue Raiders, 65-22.
Overdiagnosed?
One in three women with breast cancer detected by a mammogram is treated unnecessarily, because screening tests found tumors that are so slow-growing that they’re essentially harmless, according to a Danish study published in Annals of Internal Medicine, which has renewed debate over the value of early detection.
Penn’s Peak, in Jim Thorpe, will welcome back Umphrey’s McGee at 8 p.m. Jan. 22. After more than 18 years of performing over 100 concerts annually, releasing nine studio albums and selling more than 4.2 million tracks online, this band might be forgiven if they chose to rest on their laurels.