Friday, October 31, 2014

Schuylkill County High School Football Scores for Week #10


Schuylkill County High School Football Scores for Week #10

Governor Corbett to Visit Schuylkill County Saturday Afternoon

We have just received word that Governor Corbett will be visiting Schuylkill County Saturday afternoon.

Fatal Crash Near Hometown

Just after 5:30pm Friday evening, emergency personnel were called to Route 309 near Skipper Dippers, just north of Hometown, for a motor vehicle accident.

Route 309 Bridge Project Completed in West Penn Township

PennDot announced Friday that the Route 309 bridge project over Lizard Creek in West Penn Township is completed.

Reported Working Structure Fire in West Brunswick Twp.

Crews are at the scene of a working structure fire at 1044 Centre Turnpike in West Brusnwick Twp.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Suspected Cop Killer, Eric Frein, Captured

According to numerous sources, the Pennsylvania State Police have confirmed that suspected cop killer Eric Frein has been captured and is custody.

Water Main Break Repaired; Water Boil Advisory Still in Effect for Minersville

The water main break reported by the Minersville Borough on Wednesday has been repaired but water boil advisory is still in effect per the borough's Facebook page.

Brewer's Outlet to Close in Pottsville

After 51 years in business, the Brewer's Outlet is scheduled to close mid November.

The well known beer distributor announced via their Facebook page Thursday morning that they will close their doors on November 15th.

Schuylkill County Trick or Treats Scheduled for October 31st



2014 Schuylkill County Halloween Trick or Treats Scheduled for October 31st

Schuylkill County Trick or Treats Scheduled for October 30th



2014 Schuylkill County Trick or Treats Scheduled for October 30th

Schuylkill County High School Football Schedule for Week #10


Schuylkill County High School Football Schedule for Week #10

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Mahanoy Area Finds Second Threat in Two Days

For the second day in a row, the Mahanoy Area School District dismissed their students early due to a threat found in the school bathroom.

Schuylkill County High School Football Power Ranking After Week #9



Schuylkill County High School Football Power Ranking After Week #9

What's on the November 2014 Election Ballot in Schuylkill County?



For those registered the vote in Schuylkill County, the following is what will be on the ballot for the November 4, 2014 election

Pennsylvania Firm Recalls Chicken

Murray's Inc., Lebanon, Pennsylvania, is recalling over 30,000 pounds of gluten free breaded chicken products that may have been contaminated with bacteria, according to a news release from the US Dept. of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Services.

Water Boil Advisory - Minersville

Minersville Borough posted following to their Facebook Page Wednesday morning

Schuylkill County Fire Company Responds to Berks Fire

Just after 10:15am, Wednesday, Schuylkill Haven was called for their ladder truck to assist fighting a fire in Berks County.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014

Schuylkill County Man Part of Statewide Child Porn Arrest

HARRISBURG - Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today announced today that the latest sweep by agents from the Child Predator Section led to the arrest of eight suspected child predators from across the Commonwealth:

Rocket Launch Should Be Visible from Schuylkill County

NASA is launching a rocket that will carry supplies to the International Space Station this evening and the rocket should be visible once it takes to the skies.

The rocket is set to launch around 6:45pm and NASA says we should see what looks like an orange star with a small tail become visible between 1 to 3 minutes after launch.

Out of County Traffic Alert: Route 61 in Hamburg is Closed

Just south of Schuykill County, Route 61 is closed at Grand Street in Hamburg.

Letter to the Editor: From Former Pottsville School Board Member Scott R. Thomas

Letter to the Editor:  From Former Pottsville School Board Member Scott R. Thomas

2014-2015 Schuylkill County Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball Schedule


2014-2015 Schuylkill County Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball Schedule

Mahanoy City Man Arrested for Robbery and Assault

Mahanoy City Police arrested 42 yr old Brendon J Hasara of Mahanoy City on charges of Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Simple Assault, Theft by unlawful taking, and Receiving Stolen Property.

Man Arrested Following Domestic Assault

Mahanoy City Police arrested 35 yr old Kenneth W Vanhorn of Mahanoy City following a Domestic Assault.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Upcoming Schuylkill County Events for This Week

Schuylkill County Events from Sunday, October 26th through Saturday, November 1st

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Mahanoy City Buries Time Capsule

On Saturday, Mahanoy City buried a time capsule to be recovered in 2063.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Schuylkill County High School Football Scores for Week #9


Schuylkill County High School Football Scores for Week #9

Scheduled PennDOT Roadwork in Schuylkill County Next Week

Scheduled PennDOT Roadwork in Schuylkill County Next Week

Traffic Alert: Reported Rockslide on Route 924 near Frackville

There are reports of a rockslide that occured outside Frackville on Route 924.  A boulder is reported to be on the roadway.

Please stay away from the area.

UPDATE:  As of 5:30pm, one lane is open in each direction on Route 924

More information as it comes available









Hazleton School District Reports Suspected Case of Mumps

Parents and Guardians who have a student in the Hazleton Area School District were notified Friday of a suspected case of mumps in the district.

PENNDOT: Bridge Replacement Project to Begin in 2015; 7 County Bridges on List

Harrisburg - PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch announced Friday that Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners was selected for the department’s Rapid Bridge Replacement Project, a Public-Private Partnership (P3) to replace 558 bridges across the state.

Inmate Commits Suicide at Schuylkill County Prison

The Republican Herald reported earlier Friday that a prisoner of the Schuylkill County Prison committed suicide on Tuesday.

SCHUYLKILL SHORT STORY: The Travelers

The Travelers

Ashland Man Acquitted on Charges of Alleged Sexual Abuse

John J. Micklesavage, 48, of Ashland,  was acquitted on sexual assault charges from an alleged sexual abuse of a girl in early 2012, according to the Republican Herald.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Coal Region Connections: Is the Tamaqua Elks Haunted?

SOME PARANORMAL INVESTIGATORS SAY THIS OLD BUILDING IS HOME TO NOT 1....NOT 2...BUT 3 RESTLESS SPIRITS. Click LIKE if you believe the century old Tamaqua Elks Building is haunted or at the very least--home to some strange, unexplained activity.

Delano Firefighter Charged with Theft

Shane Kuropatsky, captain of the Delano Fire Company was arraigned on theft charges for stealing from the fire company according to the Republican Herald.

Commonwealth Court Blocks Plan for International Cargo Airport

A Commonwealth Court issued a ruling on Thursday to block the building of an international cargo airport in Schuylkill and Luzerne Counties.

Schuylkill County High School Football Schedule for Week #9


Schuylkill County High School Football Schedule for Week #9

Ringtown Man Jailed for Assault

On Wedneday, Christopher Troutman, 43, of Ringtown was arraigned on charges of 4 felony counts of aggravated assault and 4 felony counts of simple assault and recklessly endangering another person according to the Republican Herald.

Overnight Burglary Near Pottsville

The Mobil Gas Station at the corner of Route 61 and Ann Street near Pottsville was burglarized overnight.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Truck Crashes into Home in Tamaqua

Photo by Earl Hartnraft
No one was injured this afternoon (Wednesday, October 22, 2014) after the male driver of a pickup crashed into an unoccupied home on Lincoln Street in Tamaqua.

Ashland to Receive Loan for High-Hazard Dam Improvements

ASHLAND – Senator David G. Argall (R-29) and Representative Neal Goodman (D-123) announced a $1.675 million loan through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure and Investment Authority (PENNVEST) that will allow Ashland Borough to repair a high-hazard dam.

Woman Not Guilty for Mahanoy City Stabbing

A jury Wednesday afternoon found Kimberly Hous, 34, of Mahanoy City, not guilty for the stabbing death of Lawrence Quinn, 52. Quinn was Hous' mother's boyfriend.