Saturday, February 28, 2015

Friday, February 27, 2015

Gilberton Man Facing Drug Charges

Andrew Harding of Gilberton has been charged by Officer Rentschler of the East Union Twp Police with 5 Felony Counts of Possession with Intent to deliver a controlled substance (Heroin, Cocaine, Meth, Alprazolam, & Zolpem) along with 5 counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, 5 counts of drug paraphernalia, 1 count possessing instruments of a crime. Harding was committed to Schuylkill County Prison on $50,000 straight cash bail.

District 11 High School Basketball Scores - 2/27/15


District 11 High School Basketball Scores - 2/27/15

Schuylkill Mall Big Diamond Speedway Car Show Scheduled

Event:  Schuylkill Mall - Big Diamond Speedway Car Show
When:  March 2nd through 6th

Dozens of your favorite Big Diamond Race Cars


FBPA to Purchase More Lights for Christmas Season

PRESS RELEASE - The Frackville Business & Professional Association (FBPA) took steps this month to make Frackville more illuminous for the 2015 Christmas season!

Kidnapping Suspect in Custody

The suspect from a Berks County kidnapping has been found

Schuylkill County Lenten Specials


Below is a collection of Lenten Dinner Specials that are being held in Schuylkill County from now until the end of Lent.  If you have an addition to the list, please send it to our Facebook page or email us at skooknews@outlook.com.  Thanks

Schuylkill County Launches New Map Viewing Web Site

On Wednesday, Schuylkill County launched a new web site to provided better information to it's residents.

Drug Charges Against Ashland Man

An Ashland man was taken into custody on Thursday on drug charges.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

PennDOT Offering Free Motorcycle Safety Courses

Although winter weather still has an icy grip on the commonwealth, through the Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program (PAMSP), PennDOT has begun offering all riders – from novice to experienced – a chance to take advantage of valuable safety training before hitting the road for the riding season.

PennDOT Issues Statement on Vendor Error in Select Driver License Products‏

Deputy PennDOT Secretary for Driver and Vehicle Services Kurt J. Myers issued the following statement on actions being taken as a result of a vendor error in some driver license products:

Ansbach Announces Candidacy for Register of Wills

Kerry L. Ansbach of Pottsville announced Thursday that he is seeking the Republican nomination for Schuylkill County Register of Wills.

10 Year Old Charged with Bomb Threat

A 10 year old boy is being charged after Police and school officials say he wrote two bomb threats in the past week.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

District 11 High School Basketball Playoff Scores - 2/25/15


District 11 High School Basketball Playoff Scores
for Schuylkill County Teams - 2/25/15

Knoebels Job Fair Scheduled

Elysburg, PA – Considering the cold weather, it might be difficult to believe that Knoebels Amusement Resort’s opening day is just a little more than two months away. In preparation for its 89th season of fun, food and fantasy, Knoebels has scheduled its annual job fair for Saturday, March 7, at the Elysburg Fire Company Hall, East Mill Street in Elysburg.

Four Jailed After Frackville Home Invasion

Four people are in prison after a home invasion in Frackville Tuesday afternoon.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

District 11 High School Basketball Playoff Scores - 2/24/15


District 11 High School Basketball Playoff Scores - 2/24/15

Police Looking for Person Who Used Fake Money at Schuylkill Mall

According to an article posted by the Times News, Police are looking for a person who used fake $100 at the Schuylkill Mall on February 19th at several stores.

Delaware AMBER ALERT; Has Ties to Carbon County

An amber alert has been issued for a little girl out of Delaware.  The man police say kidnapped her has ties to Carbon County.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Schuylkill County School Delays - 2/24/15




Schuylkill County School Delays - 2/24/15

What Municipalities Have the Highest/Lowest Household Income?

On Monday morning, the Morning Call released data that was collected by the US. Census Bureau and shows what municipalities have the highest and lowest household incomes in the Lehigh Valley.  Schuylkill County was a apart of that list.

Tractor Trailer Crashes into Restaurant Overnight; Driver Sent to Hospital

Around 2:45am,  emergency personnel were called to Russo's Pizza, on Route 61, near Orwigsburg for a tractor trailer into a building with entrapment.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Updated District XI High School Basketball Playoff Schedule for Schuylkill County Teams


2015 District 11 High School Basketball Playoff Schedule
for Schuylkill County Teams

Saturday's District XI High School Basketball Scores - 2/21/15



Saturday's District XI High School Basketball Playoff Scores - 2/21/15

Snow Emergencies and Parking Bans - 2/21 & 2/22

Snow Emergencies and Parking Bans - 2/21 & 2/22

Road Work Scheduled for Interstate 81 in Schuylkill County


Road Work Scheduled for Interstate 81 in Schuylkill County

Schuylkill County Road Work Scheduled for This Week


Schuylkill County Road Work Scheduled for This Week

Schuylkill County Weather Related Announcements - 2/21 & 2/22


Schuylkill County Weather Related Announcements - 2/21 & 2/22

Friday, February 20, 2015

Two Hurt After SUV Crashes into Creek Friday Afternoon

Around 3pm, Friday, emergency personnel were called to Route 54, near Holly Road, Barnesville for a motor vehicle accident.

District 11 High School Basketball Playoff Scores - 2/20/15


District 11 High School Basketball Playoff Scores - 2/20/15

Winter Storm Warning Issued for Schuylkill County

The National Weather Service has upgraded the Winter Storm Watch to a Winter Storm Warning for Saturday

Time Changes for Saturday's District 11 Girls Basketball Schedule


Time Changes for Saturday's District 11 Girls Basketball Schedule

Winter Storm Watch Issued for Central Pennsylvania

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Central Pennsylvania

Man Wanted for Burglary

The Minersville Police are looking for a man wanted for burglary

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Pitman Man Reported Missing

A Pitman man is reported to be missing and hasn't been seen in over a week.

PennDOT Releases Performance Report

PennDOT today announced that Pennsylvanians can view ratings of the state’s efforts in transportation safety, mobility, system preservation and accountability in the updated Transportation Performance Report.

Schuylkill County School Delays for 2/20/15



Schuylkill County School Delays for 2/20/15

Schuylkill County School Delays - 2/19/15



Schuylkill County School Delays - 2/19/15

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Frackville Man Accused of Setting Fire Inside Cell at SCI-Mahanoy

A Frackville man is accused of setting fire to his cell at SCI-Mahanoy.

Gas Prices Rise for Three Consecutive Weeks

The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline has increased every day since January 27 for a total of 22 cents per gallon over 22 days. Today’s average price of $2.26 per gallon is seven cents more than one week ago and 19 cents more than one month ago. Consumers are still saving $1.10 per gallon at the pump in comparison to this date last year, a spread that has slowly started to narrow after widening to as much as $1.25 per gallon on January 26.

Schuylkill County St. Patrick's Day Shirts Available

Our 2015 Schuylkill County Saint Patrick's Day Shirts are available.

Schuylkill County Elections Announcments - 2/18/15

On Tuesday, two announcements were made regarding elected Schuylkill County officials.

Wind Chill Advisory Issued for Central Pennsylvania

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory for Central Pennsylvania

Tuesday Night's District 11 High School Basketball Playoff Scores - 2/17/15


Tuesday Night's District 11 High School Basketball Playoff Scores - 2/17/15

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

PennDOT Temporarily Waives Certain Restrictions on Commercial Drivers Hauling Heating Oil, Propane Gas‏

To ensure that much-needed heating fuel can reach Pennsylvanians with no interruptions, PennDOT has temporarily waived certain restrictions on commercial drivers to allow for the smooth delivery of heating oil and propane gas to homes and businesses for heating purposes.

Schuylkill County Woman Accused of Stealing from Grandmother

HARRISBURG – Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today announced that agents from her office have arrested a Schuylkill County woman accused of stealing $11,400 in Social Security benefits from her grandmother, who has dementia and was not capable of consenting to the withdrawals from her bank account.