Thursday, July 31, 2014

Worker Killed Along Morea Road Thursday Afternoon

Photo posted from TamaquaArea.com
A worker was killed along Morea Road Thursday Afternoon

Lost Dog from Klingerstown Area

Lost Dog from Klingerstown Area

Mrs. T's Pierogies Partners with Steelers to Create Black and Gold Pierogies

Photo from KDKA
The Pittsburgh Steelers have teamed up with Mrs. T's pierogies to create "black and gold" pierogies.

Fatal Pedestrian Accident Along Morea Road, Highway Shutdown

Morea Road is currently shutdown in the area of the Vulcan and Fabcon near Mahanoy City for a reported fatal accident involving a pedestrian.

UPDATE (2:10PM):  The Republican Herald is reporting that the person that was killed hit by a van and they were a "tree service worker".

More information as it comes available.

Link to Republican Herald
http://republicanherald.com/tree-service-worker-struck-killed-by-van-1.1728525

Missing Boxer from Brockton

Missing Boxer from 27 Moss Glen Road, Brockton.

Update as of 1:45PM:  The boxer came home, safe and sound.

Schuylkill County Weather Forecast for 07/31/14

Schuylkill County Weather Forecast for 07/31/14 from the Skook News Weather Center

Boilo Competition Held At the Schuylkill County Fair

The Boilo Competition was held at the Schuylkill County Fair on Wednesday

Thursday at the Schuylkill County Fair

Here's what's going on at the Schuylkill County Fair for Thursday

Yuengling Ice Cream Places in New Jersey State Ice Cream Festival.

Just four months after returning to shelves from a nearly 30-year hiatus, Yuengling’s Ice Cream placed in two categories at the New Jersey State Ice Cream Festival on July 19, 2014.

Update: Couple Faces Animal Cruelty Charges After Dog Found in Dumpster in Mahanoy City

A Mahanoy City An update from a story we reported from WBRE Monday, a couple from Mahanoy City is now facing animal cruelty charges for the puppy that was found in a dumpster in the borough.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Thor Reported Missing

Dog reported missing when checked on by SPCA

U.S. Department of Justice Sues Pennsylvania State Police, Physical Fitness Test Discriminates Against Women

U.S. Department of Justice Sues Pennsylvania State Police, Physical Fitness Test Discriminates Against Women

Jeep Overturns in Delano, Driver Not At Scene

A Jeep overturned Monday and when crews arrived, the driver had left the scene.

Garbage Truck Fire Wednesday Morning in Pine Grove

Photo posted from
North End Fire Company Facebook Page
A garbage truck caught fire Wednesday morning in Pine Grove.

Schuylkill County Fire Information

Listing of Fire Companies in Schuylkill County with Facebook Pages

Television News Coverage of the Schuylkill County Fair

The Schuylkill County Fair has made it's way into the television news media this week.

Wednesday's Weather Forecast for Schuylkill County

Wednesday's Weather Forecast for Schuylkill County

Toys from the 1980's That You Probably Forgot About

Collection of pics of toys from the 1980's that you probably forgot about

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Friday, July 25, 2014

Scheduled Schuylkill County PennDOt Work for Next Week



Municipality: Frailey Township

ROAD NAME: PA 25
BETWEEN: Fountain Road AND US 209
Type of Work: Inspection
Work being Done By: PENNDOT Bridge Inspection Forces
Type of Restriction: Daytime
RESTRICTION: Eastbound lane restrictionfrom 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Westbound lane restriction from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

START DATE: 07/23/2014 Est. Completion Date: 07/23/2014
Restrictions in Effect (time of day): 9:00 AM To 3:00 PM
Will Rain Cause Delays? YES
Change/Update:

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Municipality: Cressona

ROAD NAME: PA 183
BETWEEN: Chestnut Hill AND PA 901
Type of Work: Pothole Patching
Work being Done By: PENNDOT Maintenance Forces
Type of Restriction: Daytime
RESTRICTION: Lane restriction with flagging.

START DATE: 07/28/2014 Est. Completion Date: 08/01/2014
Restrictions in Effect (time of day): 7:00 AM To 3:00 PM
Will Rain Cause Delays? NO

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Municipality: Mahony Twp and Rush Twp

ROAD NAME: PA 54
BETWEEN: Mahony City AND Hometown
Type of Work: Other
Work being Done By: PENNDOT Maintenance Forces
Type of Restriction: Daytime
RESTRICTION: Lane restriction with flagging.

START DATE: 07/26/2014 Est. Completion Date: 08/02/2014
Restrictions in Effect (time of day): 7:00 AM To 3:00 PM
Will Rain Cause Delays? YES

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Municipality: Union Twp

ROAD NAME: Everts Flats
BETWEEN: Ringtown AND Nurenburgh
Type of Work: Other
Work being Done By: PENNDOT Maintenance Forces
Type of Restriction: Daytime
RESTRICTION: Lane restriction with flagging for patching work.

START DATE: 07/26/2014 Est. Completion Date: 08/02/2014
Restrictions in Effect (time of day): 7:00 AM To 3:00 PM
Will Rain Cause Delays? YES

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Municipality: West Brunswick

ROAD NAME: PA 443
BETWEEN: Orwigsburg AND New Ringgold
Type of Work: Shoulder Work/Widening
Work being Done By: PENNDOT Maintenance Forces
Type of Restriction: Daytime
RESTRICTION: Lane restriction with flagging.

START DATE: 07/28/2014 Est. Completion Date: 08/01/2014
Restrictions in Effect (time of day): 7:00 AM To 3:00 PM
Will Rain Cause Delays? NO

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Municipality: North Manheim

ROAD NAME: PA 61
BETWEEN: Schuylkill Haven AND Pottsville
Type of Work: Brush Cutting
Work being Done By: PENNDOT Maintenance Forces
Type of Restriction: Daytime
RESTRICTION: Lane restriction both direction. Moving operation.

START DATE: 07/28/2014 Est. Completion Date: 08/01/2014
Restrictions in Effect (time of day): 7:00 AM To 3:00 PM
Will Rain Cause Delays? NO

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Municipality: West Mahanoy Twp

ROAD NAME: PA 924
BETWEEN: Shenandoah AND Brandonville
Type of Work: Pothole Patching
Work being Done By: PENNDOT Maintenance Forces
Type of Restriction: Daytime
RESTRICTION: Lane restriction with flagging.

START DATE: 07/26/2014 Est. Completion Date: 08/02/2014
Restrictions in Effect (time of day): 7:00 AM To 3:00 PM
Will Rain Cause Delays? YES

Orwigsburg Police Investigating Police Impersonator


In the afternoon hours of Monday, July 21, 2014 the victim was pulled over in the 600 block of Center Turnpike (SR0061) in the Borough of Orwigsburg by what was described as a  black Chevrolet Impala sedan with a red and blue light in the dash.  A white male wearing blue jeans, a t-shirt and some type of emblem (possibly a badge) on his shirt exited the Impala, approached the victim's vehicle and ordered the victim out of the car with his hands in the air.  The victim was escorted back towards the suspect's vehicle at which time the suspect patted the victim down and demanded to see the victim's driver's license.  Upon display of the license, the suspect used a mobile radio mic from within his vehicle to "call in" the license information.  After doing so, the suspect returned the license to the victim and advised him that he was not the person he was looking for and departed the scene.  This incident is under investigation and anyone with information pertaining to this or similar incidents are urged to contact the Orwigsburg Police Department at (570) 628-3792
In the event you or someone you know is being pulled over by a suspicious unmarked vehicle displaying emergency lights and/or sirens, make sure to do so in a safe, well lit and highly visible area such as along a busy roadway,  in a shopping center parking lot, or at a gas station  if any are within close proximity.  If you still do not feel comfortable with the situation, call 9-1-1 and verify with the 9-1-1 operator whether or not the traffic stop is validated.  

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Drug Bust After Traffic Stop in Mahanoy Twp.




During a traffic stop last , Mahanoy Twp. Police Chief Alexander charges Joseph Sanders, Unityville, PA, with possession of intent to manufacture or deliver (methamphetamine), possession of a controlled substance(methamphetamine and marijuana) and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

2nd Round of Strong Storms - Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement from the National Weather Service

Illegal Dumping At Schuylkill County Recyclable Locations

Illegal Dumping is becoming a problem at Schuylkill County Recyclable locations.

Crews at the Scene of a Working Structure Fire in Schuylkill Haven

Fire crews are currently at the scene of a working fire at 213 St. Peter St. for  a working structure fire.  Early reports were that the home was struck by lightning but that has not been confirmed.

Crews were called just after 4:30pm Wednesday.

More information as it becomes available.


Photo posted from
Schuylkill County Fire Companies by
Rich Moran

Man Charged in Shenandoah Robbery

A Shenandoah man has been charged for an early Tuesday morning armed robbery.

Two Injured in Crash in Rush Township Tuesday

Posted from TamaquaArea.com

Two women suffered unknown injuries after overturning their vehicle around 6:30 PM today (Tuesday, July 22, 2014) along SR54 (Lafayette Avenue) in Hometown (Rush Township).

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014

Overturned Truck Sends One to the Hospital

Image posted to Schuylkill County Firewire
by Jessica Slotcavage
An accident involving an overturned truck sends one to the hospital Monday morning.

2014 Schuylkill County High School Football Schedule


Schedule for the 2014 High School Football Season in Schuylkill County

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Friday, July 18, 2014

Coal Region Connections: The Lakewood Theatre

MOST REMEMBER LAKEWOOD PARK IN BARNESVILLE FOR ITS RIDES, SWIMMING POOL, BALLROOM, & ETHNIC FESTIVALS. Who remembers the LAKEWOOD THEATRE--later renamed the Lakewood Musical Theatre, Lakewood Musical Playhouse, & Lakewood Country Playhouse.

PennDOT Announces Start of Interstate 81 Resurfacing Project in Schuylkill County

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced on Friday a
project to resurface Interstate 81 in Frailer, Foster, and Butler
townships,
Schuylkill County will begin on Monday, July 21.

Scheduled Schuylkill County PennDot Work

Scheduled Schuylkill County PennDot Work for the week ending 7/26/14

Drug Charges Filed on 4 Mahanoy City Residents

Drug Charges Filed on 4 Mahanoy City Residents in relation to an incident from last month

Thursday, July 17, 2014