Monday, August 31, 2015

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Woman Injured in Motorcycle Crash Near Heisler's Saturday

A Schuylkill Haven woman was injured Saturday evening in a motorcycle crash near Heisler's in Walter Township.

Schuylkill County Evening Weather Forecast


The Schuylkill County Weather Forecast for Sunday, August 30th, 2015.

Schuylkill County Weather Forecast for 08/30/15


The Schuylkill County Weather Forecast for Sunday, August 30th, 2015.

Photos of Brandon Harris Motorcycle Run Traveling Through Ashland


The Brandon Harris Motorcycle Run traveled through Ashland on Saturday, while being led by the Ashland Fire Department as well as the Gordon Fire Department.  There were over 100 participants in the run.

















Saturday, August 29, 2015

Truck Stop Robbed at Gunpoint Saturday Morning

A Pine Grove truck stop was robbed at gunpoint Saturday morning.


According to the Republican Herald, the Raceway Truckstop in Tremont Township was robbed by a man with a shotgun early Saturday morning.

The man shot through the front door of the restaurant, then demanded money.  After given money, the suspect then fled on foot towards Interstate 81.

The suspect is described as being between 6-feet and 6-feet 3-inches tall with light brown hair. He was reported to have been wearing a black mask, blue jeans, black sneakers and a green, red and blue sweatshirt.

Anyone with information regarding the incident should call State Police at Schuylkill Haven at 570-739-1330.

Link to story from the Republican Herald
http://republicanherald.com/man-armed-with-shotgun-robs-raceway-truck-stop-1.1934276

Tractor Trailer Crashes in Gordon Saturday Morning

A tractor trailer crashed at a location known for accidents at the bottom of the Gordon Mountain Saturday Morning.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Upcoming Fall Knoebels' Events

Elysburg, PA – Though Labor Day weekend marks the end of the main season for America’s largest free-admission amusement park, there’s still plenty of fun in store for Knoebels Amusement Resort visitors during September and October. With that being said, Knoebels is excited to announce its fall lineup of events, which includes: September weekends, Doggie Dive, Covered Bridge Festival, Knoebel Lumber 5K, Phoenix Phall Phunfest and Hallo-Fun.

Road Work Scheduled for Interstate 81 Next Week in Schuylkill County



Road Work Scheduled for Interstate 81 Next Week in Schuylkill County

Schuylkill County Road Work Scheduled for Next Week



Schuylkill County Road Work Scheduled for Next Week

Schuylkill County 5 Day Weather Forecast - 08/28/15


The Schuylkill County Weather Forecast for Friday, August 28th, 2015.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Pennsylvania Residents Can Now Register to Vote Online

Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of State Pedro Cort├ęs today announced that Pennsylvania is the latest state to launch the convenient option of registering online to vote.

Barnesville Man Recognized as 2015 Little League Volunteer of the Year

Photo's from Thursday morning's breakfast were John Murtin, Barnesville, was recognized as the 2015 Little League Volunteer of the Year. He will also take part in a ceremony this evening during on on-field ceremony.

Train Excursions Scheduled for Schuylkill Haven Borough Day

On Saturday, September 26th, Schuylkill Haven will be celebrating Borough Day.  Part of the days events include train excursions by the Reading Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad Company.

Schuylkill County Weather Forecast for 08/27/15


The Schuylkill County Weather Forecast for Thursday, August 27th, 2015.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Happy National Dog Day from Schuylkill County Dogs!


Happy National Dog Day from Schuylkill County Dogs!

Schuylkill County Sponsoring Fall Cleanup and Recycling Event

The County of Schuyl,ill, in cooperation with the municipalities, will be sponsoring a scrap, tire, appliance, bulky item, and electronics drop-off program for all county residents.

Kraft Heinz Recalls 2 Million Pounds of Oscar Mayer Bacon

WASHINGTON, August 25, 2015 – Kraft Heinz Foods Company, a Newberry, S.C. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,068,467 pounds of turkey bacon products that may be adulterated because it may spoil before the “Best When Used By” date, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

ONE YEAR AGO: Fire Destroyed 6 Homes in Mahanoy City

One year ago today, on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014, families were chased from their homes on the 200 Block of East Centre St. after a fire broke out in one of the homes.

Virginia Reporter and Photographer Shot and Killed During Live Interview

Photo posted by WDBJ Twitter
A Virginia Reporter and Photographer from WDBJ out of Virginia were shot and killed during a live broadcast Wednesday morning.

Schuylkill County Weather Forecast for 08/26/15


The Schuylkill County Weather Forecast for Wednesday, August 26th, 2015.

Second Municipality Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

A second municipality has tested positive for the West Nile Virus in Schuylkill County.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Man Facing Drug Charges After Heroin Bust

Mahanoy Township Police Arrested Ryan Hasara, of Mahanoy City,  during a drug investigation for the sale and use of narcotics.

Yuengling Ice Cream Donates to Pottsville Lions Club

Earlier this month, Yuengling Ice Cream sold scoops of ice cream for $1 at the Greater Pottsville Cruise.

Schuylkill County Bucket List - 10 Places to Get Great Wings


We've been a list of some of the favorite places around Schuylkill County that serve the chicken wings.  What's your favorite?  How many have you tried?

EDITORIAL: Is this a Photo of the Mass Grave Found in Schuylkill Haven?


In early August, a mass grave, that is said to have held the remains of people who died of the 1918 Spanish influenza, was found during construction along Route 61 near Schuylkill Haven.

Schuylkill County Weather Forecast for 08/25/15


The Schuylkill County Weather Forecast for Tuesday, August 25th, 2015.

Monday, August 24, 2015

New PennDOT Website Shows Customers Active, Planned Projects

Pennsylvanians looking for information on construction projects, improvements underway because of Act 89, the state’s transportation funding plan, as well as projects scheduled through 2026 have a new resource – www.Projects.PennDOT.gov.

Introducing Skook News Classifieds!

Skook News to pleased to announced we have opened a classifieds section to our web site.

New School Year Brings Students, School Buses Back To Roads

As the new school year gets underway, motorists need to be vigilant in order to avoid potentially tragic crashes and strong penalties as school buses return to the roads to pick up students waiting for a ride.

McCann Students Pass NCCER

Pottsville, PA – The following students in the Electrical Systems program successfully passed the NCCER certification.

Police Investigate Rock Throwing

According to the Times News, State Police are investigating a rock throwing incident along Interstate 81 in Schuylkill County Saturday morning.