Friday, January 31, 2014
Good evening! As I warned yesterday may happen, a very light round of snow may affect isolated areas overnight & early tomorrow morning. Otherwise, I expect a mainly cloudy but mainly uneventful weekend with the occasional shower. Temperatures will soar into the 40s both days of the weekend!
A weak southern event Sunday night into early Monday could push some light precipitation into the region but I am more concerned about a potential messy icy event mid next week and a potential snow event late next week.
Until then, enjoy the mild weekend but look out for a little light snow before we get to those warm temperatures tomorrow.
An unidentified man was injured after losing control and flipping his SUV (sport utility vehicle) along Hauto Highway (SR54) in Hometown. The crash occurred around 8:30 AM today (Friday, Jan. 31, 2014) about one half mile east of the entrance to Lake Hauto. The SUV, a black Dodge Durango, was positioned upright about 40 feet from the road. Tire tracks in the snow show that the driver was traveling east. The man was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital via ambulance for unknown injuries. Responding were Rush Township Police, Hometown Fire Company, Quakake Fire Company, Tamaqua Ambulance and Hometown Fire Police. Tamaqua Rescue was also called, but later canceled.
East Elm Street, between Pine Street (SR309 north) and Rolling Mill Avenue in Tamaqua, was blocked off for a couple hours this morning (Friday, Jan. 31, 2014) while local and State Police raided the second floor of a two-unit home at 29 East Elm Street this morning. Neighbors said that they saw police carrying items outside in plastic bags, as well as placing numerous items on tarps. A nearby resident, who wished to remain anonymous, stated there were over dozen police cars on scene when the bust occurred. There is no official word regarding what the raid was for or if anything was found, although a sign on the front door reads: “Warning: A clandestine laboratory for the manufacture of illegal drugs and/or hazardous chemicals was seized at this location on 01/31/14 by the Pennsylvania State Police. Known hazardous chemicals have been disposed of pursuant the law. However, there still may be hazardous substances or waste products on this property either in buildings or in the ground itself. Please exercise caution while on these premises. Apt #2.” Officials cleared the scene around 11 AM.
Update: According to the Pottsville Republican, this was a suspected Meth Lab. Six people were taken into custody.
Good Friday morning! What a novel concept! Temperatures starting in the 20s instead of the single digits! In fact, we make it into the 30s today. Perhaps even the 40s or dare I say 50s if you're well south tomorrow and Sunday! Minor round of light snow possible tonight during the transition mainly north of I-78. Then we turn our attention to a minor southern event possible Sunday night into Monday morning, a more major ice to rain event mid next week, and a bigger storm beyond that. Active times, my friends! Have a good Friday!
The dog was found emaciated and injured. Part of the dog was actually frozen to the sidewalk.
A state dog warden took the dog to the Hillside SPCA to get warmth, food, and care.
McAdoo Police ask that anyone with information about the dog's owner to call (570) 929-2590.
The nursing home was also evacuated on January 28th.
Both last night's evacuation and January 28th's incident were reported to be caused by a heating unit.
Overnight, Girardville Borough Police were called to the 100 block of Line St. in the borough around 2am, after a woman showed up at the Girardville Police Station complaining of domestic violence and worrying about her kids.
When an Officer Mel Tomeo arrived at the address, Carmen Amonti began assaulting the officer in the street.
During the assault, Officer Tomeo attempted to use his stun gun on Amonti but it had little effect. Tomeo managed to discharge his weapon and fire three shots hitting Amonti.
Tomeo was taken to a Pottsville Hospital with a mild concussion he suffered during the assault and Amonti shot was taken to Geisinger. His condition was not given at this time.
Both State Police and the Schuylkill County District Attorney's Office are investigating.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Two women escaped injury after crashing their car into a utility pole along Trenton Road in Delano. The incident occurred around 3:45 PM today (Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014). Responding were Ryan Township Rescue Squad, Delano Fire Company, State Police and fire police.
Ashland Little League Boys and Softball Girls Signups
Ashland Area Girls Softball/Tee Ball & Boys Little League Signups will be this Saturday and Sunday (2/1 & 2/2) from 2pm to 4pm and Mondays (2/3 & 2/10) from 6pm to 8pm at the Ashland Elks.
Mahanoy City Girls Softball
Feb 1 from 12-3pm middle school lobby
Feb 12 from 5-8pm middle school lobby
Feb 15 and 22 are try outs and sign ups from 9am- 12pm
9am instructional try-outs
10am minor league try-outs
11am major league try-outs
** If your league is interested in posting your signups, please contact us through our Facebook page or email us at email@example.com. Thank you
|Photos from Schuylkill County Firewire|
Around 2pm Tuesday, crews were called to Main Street in Klingerstown for a structure fire. When crews arrived they found heavy flames and smoke coming from the roof.
The building was the location of the Klingerstown Post Office and also housed apartments upstairs.
One person is reported to have lived upstairs but made it out.
A home next to the fire is said to also been damaged.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Today is one of those days where it may be cold here up in the north, but living down southeastern US won’t be a walk in the park. Old man winter is making a visit there…with a vengeance! However, that will have little bearing on our weather for the next few days. It will be cold today…most likely with a mix of clouds and sun because of the aforementioned system.
Monday, January 27, 2014
Daniel Jackson, 51, of Mahanoy City was pronounced at the scene of the crash. The passenger in the car, Robin Capone, 52, also of Mahanoy City, was taken to the hospital but later died from her injuries.
Police are still investigating the crash.
And the winner of "Best Bar in Schuylkill County is . . ."
Shaeffer, who now lives in Phoenix, Arizona, made his "Time Machine" commercial with his friends for the Crash the Super Bowl Contest.
The online votes are not disclosed but the video is in second place based on the Youtube votes.
The winner will be announced during the Super Bowl.
You can watch the video at the link below and vote
No one was injured today (Monday, January 27, 2014) after a female driver lost control and crashed her car into a parked Jeep Wrangler on the ’309 Auto Sales’ lot along North Railroad Street (SR309) in Tamaqua. The incident occurred just before 6:30 AM. Responding in addition to Tamaqua Police, were East End Fire Company and American Hose Company. Tamaqua Fire Police also responded. Hope’s Towing removed the vehicle
A multi-vehicle crash has closed Route 61 Southbound between Frackville and St. Clair around 8am Monday morning. The call for the accident stated it was in the area of Dead Man's Curve.
The State Police have shut down the highway until further notice.
No injuries have been reported.
Stay tuned for more details.
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When crews arrived they found flames showing from the right side of the double block home.
Within the hour firefighters had the fire under control.
The fire is still being investigated.
No injuries were reported.
We'll have more on this as we get more information.
A man was killed early today (Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014) after his pickup truck crashed and hit a utility pole along Andreas Road in Andreas (West Penn Township). Emergency personnel were called to the area of 25 Andreas Road around 2:45 AM for a report of a pickup truck, a black Nissan Titan, on its side with entrapment.
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Friday, January 24, 2014
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TO 8 PM EST SATURDAY ...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW ...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TO 8 PM EST SATURDAY.
* LOCATIONS ...THE POCONO MOUNTAINS.
* HAZARD TYPES ...SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.
* ACCUMULATIONS ...2 TO 4 INCHES OF SNOW.
* TIMING ...SATURDAY.
* IMPACTS ...HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS DUE TO SNOW COVERED ROADS AND REDUCED VISIBILITY IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.
* WINDS ...SOUTH 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS ...
HAZARDOUS WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. USE CAUTION IF TRAVELING. FOR THE LATEST WEATHER INFORMATION ...GO TO WEATHER.GOV/CTP OR STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO.
REPORT SNOW ACCUMULATION TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE BY SENDING AN EMAIL TO CTP.STORMREPORTS@NOAA.GOV ... POSTING TO THE NWS STATE COLLEGE FACEBOOK PAGE ...OR TWEET @NWSSTATECOLLEGE WITH THE HASHTAG #CTPWX.
It was reported that the thief or thieves left in a dark sports car.
The parents of Girl Scout Troop 31166 in Hegins/Valley View will be hosting a Thirty One Bingo on February 23 at Sacramento Fire Co..advanced tickets are available for $20 by contacting Christine Lettich @ firstname.lastname@example.org or 570-449-7149
He has been serving as a bishop in Kentucky since 2003.
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Thursday, January 23, 2014
The investigation is from an alleged conversation between Kane and 16 year old boy on Facebook.
Kane told WNEP that he denies doing anything wrong.
Kane, also the mayor of Ashland, says that his retirement as Deputy Sheriff is not related to the investigation and will not be resigning as mayor.
We'll have more on this as information becomes available.
Link to WNEP's article.
Our next chance of snow after that comes on Monday but that feature looks a little less impressive than it did yesterday. Beyond that, more chances for snow as the week progresses. No end in view, folks!
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
The first will come in the form of some snow showers or flurries tomorrow. Not expecting it to be much but it could dust up the ground in some areas.
The second comes on Saturday and that one might actually put down an inch or two. We will have to monitor that one as it could be one of those clipper situations that picks up a little bit of juice.
The third chance comes somewhere around Monday and that storm, depending on what the first two do, could set up in the atmosphere to give us a fairly decent round of snow on Monday, but that's still way too off to worry about and lots to be worked out. Could very well be a miss as well.
And the fourth chance comes at the end of next week and that one also could be significant but again, this far out it's just something to look at and nothing more at this point.
Either way, the cold air stays and plenty of active weather!
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
The snow layered with a this sheet of ice made back roads and any other untreated roads made travel very difficult.
The Vulcan Hill, Hometown-side, Mahanoy Township was closed for a few hours while the roads were treated and cleaned up after numerous cars and tractor trailers got hung up trying to make their way up the hill. The road was open again by 2:30pm.
Tamaqua firefighters and EMS were dispatched to 327 Washington Street just before 8:45 PM tonight (Jan. 20, 2014) after family members called 911 to report a possible CO (carbon monoxide; a colorless, odorless gas) issue in the two-part home. Firefighters arrived and evacuated the home, as well as placed exhaust fans to expel the dangerous gas. During the response, some of the firefighters were covered with black smoke, as someone was working on the furnace when they arrived.
Tamaqua Fire Chief Tom Hartz said that the incident was related to the furnace. Two families were temporarily displaced while plumbers responded and did repairs. Prior to calling 911, a neighbor brought over a carbon monoxide detector to the home. The levels it showed were 250 ppm (parts per million).
One resident, a woman, was cared for by Tamaqua Ambulance while on scene. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention website states that any levels of CO at 1,200 ppm or higher are considered an immediate danger to life. It adds that a 60-minute EEGL (Emergency Exposure Guidance Level) to a CO level of 400 ppm or more can cause severe or permanent injuries; even death.
Hartz stressed that all homes should install a CO detector.
CO detectors are more affordable now than ten years ago. You can purchase a quality CO detector (with readout) for as low as $25 at Tamaqua area stores.