Saturday, November 30, 2013
Remember to support your local small business this Saturday. After all the craziness and shopping done at the big stores this Black Friday, it's good to remember the local small businesses in our communities. Ever sale counts to them so even if you go out and buy something small from them, they'll appreciate it!
Friday, November 29, 2013
Thursday, November 28, 2013
A further search that was conducted Wednesday led to the finding of 2 more explosive devices. Both devices were taken from 1600 block of Summer Hill Road and disposed of.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
The "Community Solution6 Project, started by Rob Hampton, is looking to provide services for children, where their parents may not be able to provide them with the items or treatments that they may desperately need.
The project started when Rob's daughter's school posted a flyer asking for anyone who could help donate a breathing treatment machine for a child who had asthmas. He would also see children wearing coats that looked like they've been passed down for years.
Hampton had done other charitable projects over the years which gave him the knowledge of starting this new project.
How the project works is parents email or write the organization state what their child needs and then the organization will negotiate with companies/doctors/business/etc. to get the items they need. A board of directors will meet monthly to discuss requests.
"For example. Say a child needs prescription glasses. They email us and we negotiate with a local eye doctor and we pay the doctor directly. Then the parent just brings the child in and they get the exam and the glasses." says Hampton.
The organization is still looking for people for their board of directors which already consists of local radio and TV personalities, Musicians, and Business owners.
You can read more about this project or donate to them at their web site below
Around 11am County Sheriff's attempted to serve Weiss and eviction notice at his home when they noticed that he had an illegal shotgun.
This prompted a search that led to the finding of explosive devices.
Weiss was arraigned and placed into Schuylkill County Prison on $50,000 bail.
Morning! Storm starting to wind up and pull away. This radar image courtesy the National Weather Service and on the right side of the screen, you can see the precipitation pulling east. In the middle, a nice gap of nothing much going on over a good chunk of the Monsoon Mike area. But notice out in western PA, some snow showers wrapping on the back side of the storm. Those showers will pull through later in many areas, especially in the Poconos and areas north of I-78, potentially dusting up the roads as temperatures tank. That was another fascinating tidbit about this storm. The temperature gradient was as much as 30 degrees across the area with south Jersey well into the 50s and the Poconos stuck in the 30s. What happens is on the right side of a storm like this, warm air gets sucked in, but if you were on the left side of the storm, you stayed on the cooler side, but still not cool enough to be all snow. Had this been all snow, wow, we would have been digging out for a long time. So, a few things to watch out for later this afternoon and night:
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
No one was injured in the blaze and the fire appears to have been electrical.
Early heads up that while most of this coming nor'easter will be heavy rain (after some preliminary frozen precipitation early), Wednesday late afternoon & evening is looking potentially pretty serious with what is called FLASH FREEZING where the temperature tanks on the back end of the storm & all that standing water freezes solid. The more I analyze this, Wednesday night is looking pretty treacherous.
Monday, November 25, 2013
The ceremony took place in the parking lot of the Veterans of Foreign Wars post along 322.
What's your thoughts on the newly signed bill?
|Pictures from Schuylkill County Firewire|
Around 6am, crews were called to 6 Fidlers Court, Pine Grove Twp. this morning for a working structure fire. Per County reports, the fire reportedly started in the bathroom, then spread to the rear of the home.
Crews left scene around 8:30am.
No other information is available at this time.
Wednesday - Good lntent Fire Co.. 2nd Street, next to Beer n Burger, between Market and 2nd Sts.
6 to 9 pm.....
Monday - Sovereign Majestic Theater, 209 N. Center Street, down from the old Coney lsland, in Pottsville.
10 am - 1 pm.
Tuesday - December 10th Only Trinity Lutheran Church, 3rd Street, Pottsville, One night only 6 to 8 pm
We ALL have clothes just sitting in our closets. Let's try to help these people out as much as possible.
So far the following items are needed:
A boy size 3t, 2 girls sizes 5/6 and 12/14, and a mom 1x-2x. Toddler girl size 12 shoes and toddler boy 7-8, and diapers size 5.
They are also accepting household items too.
Everyone Lost Everything!
Thanks for helping out!
Tyler Schaeffer, 21, and Adam Zerbe, 19, both of Pine Grove were both flown from the scene to Hershey Medical Center with severe injuries after they lost control of their vehicle at a high rate of speed on Keefer Road and hit multiple trees around 6:15pm.
Both were ejected and said to have not been wearing their seatbelts.
No other information was available on their condition at this time and the crash is still being investigated.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
The fire was reported to be started by a wood stove's chimney which then spread to the walls.
Below is video of the fire that was posted on Youtube by TamaquaArea.com
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
Clearing skies and noticeably cooler weather Saturday with temperatures in the 40s, but not nearly as shockingly cold as Sunday and Monday will be with wind and temperatures mainly in the 20s! Also, cannot rule out some snow showers/flurries/squalls Saturday night into Sunday, so keep an eye to the sky. Remember that these quick-moving type squalls can dust up the ground rather quickly. Then our attention turns to our Thanksgiving eve storm potential.
There was reported heavy entrapment and Life flight was requested.
No other details at this time.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
If anyone has information, you are to call police at (570) 874-5300.
18 Apple Ipad minis and other items were stolen when the school was ransacked.
Police are also reporting that a television was almost stolen from the St. Patrick's Church activity building. But the thieves were unsuccessful.
Anyone with information is to call the Pottsville Police at (570) 622-1234.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Clouds slowly increase on Thursday ahead of our next system which at first will provide a short spell of moderately mild weather with temperatures at or better than 50 by Friday but also the chance for showers.
A sharp cold front moves thru Saturday followed by January-like temperatures Sunday and Monday perhaps never leaving the 20s for highs!
Still looking like some active weather around Thanksgiving or the day prior, but many details yet to be worked out.
The dog was taken from the Baver and is now in the hands of the Hillside SPCA.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Dennis Wiessner has requested a recount of the Mahanoy City mayoral race after losing by only 3 votes.
A petition has also submitted for the Schuylkill County District Attorney election after Christine Holman defeated incumbent Karen Byrnes-Noon by only 73 votes.
There are no reports on the severity of the man's injuries.
They say that the fuel was stolen from an excavator that was parked near Jeff's Swamp Road in Tremont Township.
Police say the fuel cap was broken into and the thieves emptied the fuel tank.
Anyone with information is to call the State Police at Schuylkill Haven at (570) 739-1330.
Kickoff is at 7PM at Blue Mountain High School
Bristol vs. Schuylkill Haven
Game at Blue Mountain High School - 7PM
The last they were seen running towards the Kulpmont area and they were wearing yellow sweatshirts and black pants.
The four juveniles are described as
- 16 year old Hispanic Male 5 Foot, 130 pounds, black hair, blue eyes (From York Area)
- 16 year old Hispanic Male 5 Foot 1, 105 pounds, black hair, brown eyes (From York Area)
- 16 year old Caucasion Male 5 Foot 7, 145 pounds, borwn hair, brown eyes (From Pottsville area)
- 14 year old black male 6 Foot 1, 169 pounds, black hair, brown eyes (From Levittown)
Back in August, Skook News reported a similar story when 4 teens escaped
Monday, November 18, 2013
|Photo From Southampton Fire Company|
No other information has been given at this time.
Sunday, November 17, 2013
The Midwest part of the country was totally hammered Sunday with severe weather and tornadoes. While we won't see anything like that, I expect things to get a little rocky after midnight with some very gusty winds which could take down a few trees and possibly contribute to a power outage or two. Fortunately I am NOT forecasting any tornadoes.
After an active Sunday and early Monday, things begin to calm down on Monday but also gradually turn noticeably cooler by the end of the day after a very mild start.
The rest of the week then just looks chilly and seasonally or perhaps a little below seasonally chilly with moderation by week's end.
I'm still looking at Thanksgiving week for a potentially active and chilly week, but more details on that to come.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
This is Marian's second State Volleyball Saturday and it was Cochranton only loss the entire season.
An arrest warrant was issued yesterday for Stevens for a home invasion that took place in Orwigsburg early Thursday morning.
Friday, November 15, 2013
Jason C. Stevens “Poota”
21 year old black male
6’01, 250 pounds
Brown hair, brown eyes
Last known to reside in the Borough of Shenandoah.
Any information, please contact the Schuylkill County Communications Center at 628-3792
Marian 28 Mahanoy Area 3
North Schuylkill 18 Northwestern Lehigh 19
Schuylkill Haven 42 Williams Valley 16
They say that the theft took place on Sunday between 11:30am and 4:45pm at 2001 Fair Road.
The owner reported that someone started his red and green 1994 Yamaha Timberwolf 25 ATV and rode away on it.
Anyone with information is to call State Police at (570) 739-1330.
It was announced earlier in the week that Holden would be taking the position.
Holden previously served 20 years in the United State House of Representatives but lost in 2012 in the Democratic Primary.
Shellhamer's residence was posted with a no trespassing sign by the code enforcement office but officers noticed that the basement door was broken into. Officers then searched the residence where they found Shellhamer hiding in an upstairs closet. When they searched him they found a metal spoon, waxed packing materials and half a pill of Traxodone which is an antidepressant.
Shellhamer was then placed into Schuylkill County Prison.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Get ready for a BEAUTIFUL Friday & Saturday with partly sunny skies & temperatures soaring through the fifties!
SIXTIES are possible especially in southern portions of Skook Sunday & Monday but shower chances increase those two days especially late Sunday night into Monday as our next powerful cold front moves through. In fact, the late Sunday/early Monday rain showers could be a decent soaking.
Then it's back to the freezer by Tuesday, so enjoy this brief respite!
|Picture from Firewire Schuylkill County|
It was reported that a tan Ford Taurus rear ended the white pickup truck and pushed the truck into RJ and Friends Bar.
The Ford Taurus was reported to have fled the scene and an alert was sent out looking for the vehicle with front end damage and leaking fluids.
Shortly the Ford Taurus returned to the scene.
The armed invaders then threatened the two people that lived inside the home.
The invaders took a purse, a safe, and a bottle of alcohol before leaving. No one was reported hurt.
No information was given about the intruders.
If anyone has any information, please call the Orwigsburg police.
UPDATE FROM ORWIGSBURG POLICE: The suspects have been described as at least 2 black males. They believe this was a targeted event and the suspect(s) know the victims. The investigation is still ongoing.
At this point, only an ad has been posted that they are looking for someone for the position and sites that it's a personnel issue that they cannot discuss.
You can read more about it here