Sunday, November 30, 2014

Schuylkill County Events for Next Week

Check out this week's listing of upcoming events from in and around Schuylkill County

Scheduled Interstate 81 Road Work

Scheduled Interstate 81 Road Work

West Chester University Student Missing Since Thursday Morning

Shane Montgomery, a 21 Year Old Senior, from West Chester University, went missing early Thursday morning after he was escorted out of a bar near Philadelphia and hasn't been heard from since.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Weather Causes Many Problems on the Roadway Wednesday

Emergency crews were extremely busy on Wednesday responding to calls around Schuylkill County and Interstate 81.

Here is a list we gathered today from today's incidents as of 7:45pm


Multiple People Shot At Shopping Center in Reading

There are reports of multiple people shot at a shopping center in Reading Wednesday afternoon.

Schuylkill County Snow Emergencies

Schuylkill County snow emergencies issued on 11/26/14

Power Outages Within Schuylkill County

According to PPL, approximately 1,100 customers are without power in Schuylkill County as of 2:15pm Wednesday.

Current Road Incidents From Schuylkill County

The snow is falling, roads are getting worse and emergency crews are out. Here are the current and previous incidents from Wednesday

Road conditions are worsening across Schuylkill County.  Drive safe!

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Update (2:00PM)

Interstate 81, Milemarker 98 Southbound, Motor Vehicle Accident

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Interstate 81, Milemarker 101 Southbound, Motor Vehicle Accident

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Interstate 81, Milemarker 116 Northbound, Car over embankment

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New Ringgold, Car vs. Tree, Summer Valley Road and Red Dale Road

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Orwigsburg, Motor Vehicle Accident, North Market Street

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Interstate 81 Northbound, MM 133, Jackknifed tractor trailer 

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Update(12:15pm):  State Route 54 is closed between Marian and the Hometown Auction in Rush Township.

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Incidents posted from Schuylkill County Firewire
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Schuylkill-County-Firewire/277658282307175

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700 Ann St Norwegian Twp - Vehicle on it's side
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Route 309 in area of the blue mountain shut down due to tractor trailer blocking roadway

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Motor Vehicle Accident - 183 South and Plum Creek RD., Wayne Township

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Koch's Turkey Farms Provides Turkeys for Governor's Residence

TAMAQUA, PA – Koch’s Turkey Farms, located in Walker Township, Schuylkill County will present two of the company’s signature Organic whole turkeys to Governor Tom Corbett and First Lady Susan Corbett on Tuesday, November 25th, 2014.

Schuylkill County Weather Related Announcements



Ashland

SNOW EMERGENCY - ASHLAND BOROUGH HAS DECLARED A SNOW EMERGENCY:
EFFECTIVE: Thursday November 27, 2014 from 2AM TO 6AM.
Parking will be prohibited on Hoffman Boulevard from Brock Street to Centre Street and also on Centre Street from Front Street to 23rd Street.
Residents are ordered to move their cars from these locations between 2AM and 6AM.
Any vehicles that are not moved from the above locations will be fined $50 and towed away at the owner’s expense.
Frackville

Frackville Mayor Kim Phillips announced the borough will enforce the Pennsylvania state snow emergency routes on state Route 61, Route 1008 and Route 924 within for the next 24 hours, starting at midnight on Wednesday. Nov. 26. until midnight on Thursday, Nov. 27. If an extension is needed, the media will be notified.
The snow emergency route policy states that snow tires or chains are required, no parking on emergency routes and vehicles will be towed away.

Mahanoy City

Snow Parking Ban Tonight 11/26/14.
Mayor has issued a snow parking ban. There will be NO PARKING between Midnight & 7AM on the following streets: Centre St. , Main St. , South St from 2nd Street west to Borough line. The earlier everyone moves there vehicles the easier it will be for Penn DOT to clear those streets.

McAdoo Borough

Parking ban in effect from 8am Wednesday to 8am Thursday

Saint Clair Borough

Parking ban on Second Street and Hancock Street from 9am to 9pm

Shenandoah

There is a snow emergency in effect in the borough of Shenandoah on routes 924 & 54 until Thursday Nov 27 2014 at midnight. If any extension is needed the media will be notified. Thank you for your cooperation
Mayor Andrew J Szczyglak

Pottsville

Parking ban in effect from Midnight Wednesday to 8am Thursday

Schuylkill County School Closing for 11/26/14


Schuylkill County School Closings for 11/26/14

Two Teenagers Shot Near Tamaqua

Two teenagers were shot nearly Tamaqua on Tuesday

Two Teenagers Shot Near Tamaqua

Two teenagers were shot nearly Tamaqua on Tuesday

Winter Storm Warning in Effect for Schuylkill County

WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM WEDNESDAY TO MIDNIGHT
EST WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

Monday, November 24, 2014

Yuengling Ice Cream Merchandise Available for Purchase

For those of you looking for Yuengling Ice Cream merchandise, the company is pleased to announced that it is making it available for the first time. Until now, the merchandise was only available to those who won the items through online contests.

Winter Storm Watch Issued for Schuylkill County


SCHUYLKILL:

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING ...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH ...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* LOCATIONS ...MUCH OF SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS TO THE SUSQUEHANNA
VALLEY AND POCONO PLATEAU.

* HAZARD TYPES ...HEAVY SNOW.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ...4 TO 8 INCHES.

* TIMING ...SNOW WILL BEGIN TO MOVE IN FROM THE SOUTH JUST BEFORE
SUNRISE WEDNESDAY ...INCREASING IN INTENSITY DURING THE DAY ...
BEFORE TAPERING OFF WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS ...SNOW COVERED ROADS. SIGNIFICANT IMPACT TO HOLIDAY
TRAVEL.

* WINDS ...NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES ...IN THE LOWER TO MID 30S.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS ...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW ...SLEET ...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. STAY
TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR FAVORITE SOURCE OF WEATHER
INFORMATION FOR THE LATEST UPDATES. ADDITIONAL DETAILS CAN ALSO
BE FOUND AT ...WEATHER.GOV/STATECOLLEGE.

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Updated Hazardous Weather Outlook for Schuylkill County

(11/24/14)The National Weather Service has updated their Hazardous Weather Outlook for Schuylkill County regarding snowfall

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Hazardous Weather Outlook for Schuylkill County

The National Weather Service has issued a "Hazardous Weather Outlook" for Schuylkill County for Wednesday into Thursday

This Week's Upcoming Schuylkill County Events

Check out this week's listing of upcoming events from in and around Schuylkill County

Reward Offered for Information on Shenandoah Fires

A reward is being offered by the Schuylkill County Crime Stoppers for information on the four fires that took place in the early morning hours of of September 28th in the borough of Shenandoah.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Ashland Man Found With Stolen Pickup Truck

An Ashland man reportedly stole a pickup truck from B&L Chevrolet-Buick on Route 61 in Coal Township, Northumberland County on Friday.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Drone Nearly Collides with Medical Helicopter

On Wednesday, a drone nearly collided with a Geisinger Medical Helicopter near the Joe Zerby Airport.

New License Plates Help Show Pride in America

Legislation passed earlier this year authorized PennDOT to produce new license plate designs, one of which serves as a testament to the American spirit.

Scheduled Road Work for Interstate 81 in Schuylkill County



Scheduled Road Work for Interstate 81 in Schuylkill County

Restaurant Destroyed By Fire Friday Morning

Photo posted from Firewire Schuylkill County
Amberdeen's Fine Food and Bevarages, 62 North Lehigh Street, Frackville, was destroyed by fire Friday morning.

Tamaqua Police Cleared in Taser Death

According to the Times News, the Tamaqua Borough Council was informed on Tuesday night that the Tamaqua Police have been cleared of any wrong doing in connection with the death of a man who died after being tasered by a stun gun back in August.


Crews at the Scene of Structure Fire in Frackville Friday Morning

Just before 7AM, fire personnel were called to 66 North Lehigh Street in Frackville for a structure fire.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Butler Township Police Warn Public About Telephone Scam

Butler Township Police would like to warn public, especially the elderly, of a telephone scam being conducted in our area. The suspects are contacting person via landline telephone posing as IRS agents demanding immediate payment for back taxes and threatening imprisonment if demands are not met. Suspects are demanding that a green dot card be purchased to conduct the money transfer.

PennDOT, State Police Launch "Operation Safe Holiday"

Keeping the upcoming holiday season free of tragic vehicle crashes is the
aim of “Operation Safe Holiday,” a joint campaign by Pennsylvania State Police,

PennDOT and local law enforcement. The holiday enforcement will focus on
nighttime seat belt use and impaired driving.

Police Looking for Alleged Thieves Who Stole Credit Cards and Vehicle

The Pennsylvania State Police are looking for two individuals who allegedly stole credit cards and vehicle from a home.

Brewer's Outlet Mural to Be Preserved

A group from Pottsville has been working hard to preserve a piece of Pottsville history.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Heroin, Meth, and Bath Salts Account for Wednesday's Drug Arrests

On Wednesday, 76 arrest warrants were issued in a widespread drug bust in the Shenandoah area.

Heroin accounted for most of the arrests but also included Meth and Bath Salts

WBRE sat down with District Attorney Christine Holman to discuss the impact of drugs on the county.


Names Released of People Arrested in This Morning's Drug Sweep



(11/19/14) - According to SSPTV out of Hazleton, they have released the names of who was arrested during this morning's drug sweep in the Shenandoah Area.

Drug Sweep in Shenandoah Wednesday Morning

Officials carried out a large drug sweep Wednesday morning in the borough of Shenandoah.

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 11/20/14

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 11/20/14

Schuylkill County Businesses with No Heat?

The past few days have been down right cold.  Imagine if you had no heat!  There are some businesses in Pottsville having trouble with their landlord in getting the heat turned on.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tamaqua Area Community Partnership to celebrate 20th Anniversary on Wednesday

TAMAQUA – On Wednesday, November 19, local leaders from the Tamaqua Area Community Partnership (TACP) will celebrate 20 years of success at 6 p.m. at the Tamaqua Arts Center at 125 Pine Street.

Fund Setup to Help Man Who was Assaulted

A GoFundMe was setup to help the family of Nathaniel Shoup pay medical bills for when he was beaten after being stripped naked by three men in Shenandoah.

Link to GoFundMe
http://www.gofundme.com/hfn0yg




Original story from WBRE
http://www.pahomepage.com/story/d/story/snapchat-captures-brutal-schuylkill-county-beating/44799/lNq5_hIbmE-PKufegglS5g

Man Sent to Prison for Attempted Murder

Joseph Yeich, of Mahanoy City, was sentenced to 12-24 years in state prison on Monday for a December 2013 incident in the borough.  Yeich was found guilty back in December.

Sheppton Man Accused of Threatening to Kill Woman

Carl Hayslette, 41, of Sheppton was charged with terroristic threats and simple assault after an incident Monday in East Union Township.

Coal Region Connections: Remember When Candy Cost a Penny?

TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT THE PICTURES BELOW. Click LIKE if they bring back fond "penny candy" memories & can you name at least 4 "mom & pop" neighborhood stores where you spent your pennies, nickles, & dimes satisfying your sweet tooth?

Schuylkill County Tuesday Trivia



Today marks the first of our weekly post of trivia questions about Schuylkill County.  We will post the questions on Tuesday and provide the answers on Wednesday.  How many can you answer without any help?

PA House and Senate Bills Would Allow Terminally Ill Patients to End Their Own Lives

(11/18/14) Brittany Maynard made headlines last month when the 29 year old, who is terminally ill, took her own life under Oregon's Death with Dignity Act.  Two Pennsylvania legislators have now placed bills proposing a law similar to Oregon's.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Tips for Driving in Dense Fog


The fog around Schuylkill County this morning was extremely thick.  While driving slow is one of the precautions for driving in fog.  Here is a list of some tips the next time you encounter thick dense fog.

Help Autumn Get to Philadelphia

Help Autumn get to Philadelphia to get the treatment she needs

Monday Morning Crash Victims Identified

The Republican Herald is reporting that the two people who died this morning in a crash on the Gordon Mountain were James Metzger, 67, and Elaine Bradley, 73, of Tamaqua.

More from the Republican Herald
http://republicanherald.com/coroner-identifies-victims-of-fatal-crash-1.1789298

2 Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident Near Highridge on Gordon Mountain Monday Morning

Two people died Monday morning when the van they were traveling in crashed into a tractor trailer.

Shenandoah Police Charge Three Men for Beating Man

The Shenandoah Police charged three men with assault charges after beating a man.