Saturday, December 31, 2016

Schuylkill County Weather Forecast for 12/31/2016


Schuylkill County Weather Forecast for 12/31/2016

Shotgun Goes Off During Domestic Incident

On Thursday, 12/29/16, around 5:15pm, Pennsylvania State Police Troopers responded to a domestic incident with shots fired at 920 Market Street, Ashland.

Amber Alert Issued from Mercer County

(12/21/16) The Pennsylvania State Police has issued an Amber Child Abduction Alert for the Sharpsville Police Department.

Huntingdon County State Police Shooting Suspect Found Dead

The Pennsylvania State Police announced early Saturday that a trooper was shot and killed Friday evening, and around 11:00am Saturday Morning, the suspect was found dead.

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 12/30/16




Schuylkill County Obituaries for 12/30/16

Pennsylvania State Trooper Shot and Killed Friday Evening in Huntingdon County; Suspect Still at Large

The Pennsylvania State Police announced early Saturday that a trooper was shot and killed Friday evening.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Schuylkill County High School Basketball Scores - 12/29/16


Schuylkill County High School Basketball Scores - 12/29/16

Schuylkill County Weather Forecast for 12/29/2016


Schuylkill County Weather Forecast for 12/29/2016

Schuylkill County High School Basketball Scores - 12/28/16


Schuylkill County High School Basketball Scores - 12/28/16

Kielbasi and Pierogie Drop Scheduled for New Years Eve

This Saturday, December 31st, Shenandoah will hold it's first ever New Years Eve Kielbasi Pierogie Drop!

Standoff Ends Peacefully Overnight

An incident involving a male and a standoff with police ended peacefully overnight Wednesday into Thursday.

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 12/29/16



Schuylkill County Obituaries for 12/29/16

Schuylkill County Weather Related Announcements - 12/29/2016


Schuylkill County Weather Related Announcements - 12/29/2016

Friends and Family Asking For Help Finding Missing Man

UPDATE:  The man that friends and family were looking for has been found safe.

Thanks to all who shared.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Winter Weather Advisory Issued from Early Morning to Afternoon Thursday

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Schuylkill County from early morning to Midday Thursday.

Schuylkill County Weather Forecast for 12/28/2016


Schuylkill County Weather Forecast for 12/28/2016

Schuylkill County Police Log for 12/28/16


Schuylkill County Police Log for 12/28/16

Pottsville Man Allegedly Assaults Police Officer in Berks County

A Pottsville man allegedly assaulted a Police Officer in Berks County this past weekend.


According to the Reading Eagle, Aaron Davis, 32, of Pottsville, led Wyomissing Police on a foot chase in a store parking lot after Police say he met the description of a report of someone looking in car windows of a parking lot.

The chase concluded in a TJ Maxx where Davis allegedly assaulted the officer, who then had to a taser on Davis to subdue him.

Davis was found with hundreds of dollars in stolen merchandise and charged with simple assault, resisting arrest, trespassing, retail theft, and receiving stolen property.
Full Story from the Reading Eagle
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/pottsville-man-assaulted-officer-after-shoplifting-wyomissing-police-say

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 12/28/16




Schuylkill County Obituaries for 12/28/16

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Man Taken into Custody on Warrant After Crash

A man was taken into custody after crash on Saturday.

Two Injured, One Flown After Interstate 81 Crash on Tuesday

Two people were injured, with one being flown, after a crash on Interstate 81 Tuesday afternoon.

Eagles Will Rise Again in Tamaqua on New Years Eve

Photo Courtesy of Justin Startzel
On New Years Eve, the Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce will have it's 19th annual New Year's Eve Eagle Rise at the ABC Tamaqua Hi-Rise. The Count down to 2017 will include lighted eagles as they make their way to the top of Tamaqua's tallest building.

Reward Offered for Information Leading to Arrest for Stolen Vehicle

Submitted Photo
Police and Owners of a vehicle that were stolen and burnt are asking for the public's help identifying the person(s) involved.

Family Searching for Lost Dog in Girardville

A family is looking for a lost dog in Girardville.

Schuylkill County Weather Forecast for 12/27/2016


Schuylkill County Weather Forecast for 12/27/2016

Monday, December 26, 2016

Police Looking for Stolen Vehicle

Frackville Borough Police are asking the public to help with any whereabouts of this stolen vehicle. 

One Person Injured in Fire near New Ringgold

(12/26/16) Just after Noon Monday, emergency personnel were called to a fully involved trailer fire were one person was seriously injured.

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 12/26/16




Schuylkill County Obituaries for 12/26/16

TRAFFIC ALERT: Crash Closes Route 61 Southbound South of Frackville

(12/26/16) Just before Noon, Monday, Route 61 Southbound was closed due to a crash.

Schuylkill County Police Log for 12/26/16



Schuylkill County Police Log for 12/26/16

Schuylkill County Weather Forecast for 12/26/2016


Schuylkill County Weather Forecast for 12/26/2016

Friday, December 23, 2016

Multiple Injuries, One Flown, After Interstate 81 Crash Friday

Multiple people including a toddler were injured in crash that closed Interstate 81 for over 2 hours Friday.

Winter Weather Advisory Issued Until Saturday Morning

(12/23/16) The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory until Saturday morning for Schuylkill County.

Bickel's Voluntarily Recalling Certain Products Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

According to the US. Food and Drug Adminstration, Bickel's Snack Foods, Inc., of York, PA is voluntarily recalling all snack products that were made with milk ingredients supplied by one of its' secondary seasoning component suppliers, Valley Milk Products LLC, due to Salmonella contamination. On 12/16/16, Bickel's Snack Foods, Inc. was notified Valley Milk Products, LLC initiated a recall of products made with milk powders or sour cream. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been made aware of this recall.

Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the blood stream and producing more severe illnesses.

Although no lab tests have confirmed the presence of Salmonella in these products and no illnesses have been reported, we are voluntarily recalling these products out of an abundance of caution.

This voluntary recall includes the following products:

Bon Ton- Sour Cream & Onion Flavored Potato Chips
Size: 2.75 oz UPC: 7004000224 Best by Between: 12/26/16-3/20/17 Manufactured Between: 9/20/16-12/14/16

Seyfert-Sour Cream & Onion Flavored Potato Chips
Size: 2 oz UPC: 7593996049 Best by Between: 12/19/16-3/20/17 Manufactured Between: 9/14/16-12/14/16

Seyfert-Sour Cream & Onion Flavored Potato Chips
Size: 5 oz UPC: 7593905103 Best by: 1/2/17 Manufactured: 9/28/16

Seyfert-Sour Cream & Onion Flavored Potato Chips
Size: 8.5 oz UPC: 7593905033 Best by Between: 12/19/16-3/20/17 Manufactured Between: 9/14/16-12/14/16

Bickel's- Sour Cream & Onion Flavored Potato Chips
Size: .75 oz UPC: 7148700930 Best by Between: 12/19/16-3/13/17 Manufactured Between: 9/14/16-12/7/16

Bickel's-Sour Cream & Onion Flavored Potato Chips
Size: 2 oz UPC: 7148700602 Best by Between: 1/16/17-3/6/17 Manufactured Between: 10/12/16-11/30/16

Bickel's-Sour Cream & Onion Flavored Potato Chips
Size: 7 oz UPC: 7148721020 Best by Between: 1/2/17-3/6/17 Manufactured Between: 9/28/16-11/30/16

Bickel's-Sour Cream & Onion Flavored Potato Chips
Size: 8.5oz UPC: 7148711030 Best by Between: 1/2/17-3/13/17 Manufactured Between: 9/28/16-12/7/16

Bon Ton-Sour Cream & Onion Flavored Potato Chips
Size: 1.5 oz UPC: 7004004132 Best by: 1/9/17 Manufactured: 10/5/16

Troyer-Sour Cream & Onion Flavored Potato Chips
Size: 2 oz UPC: 7017500019 Best by Between: 12/19/16-3/13/17 Manufactured Between: 9/14/16-12/7/16

Dan Dee-Sour Cream & Onion Flavored Potato Chips
Size: 7/8 oz UPC: 3720000014 Best by Between: 12/19/16-2/20/17 Manufactured Between: 9/14/16-11/17/16

Dan Dee-Sour Cream & Onion Flavored Potato Chips
Size: 2 oz UPC: 3720000476 Best by Between: 12/19/16-3/20/17 Manufactured Between: 9/14/16-12/14/16

Dan Dee-Sour Cream & Onion Flavored Potato Chips
Size: 8.5 oz UPC: 3720000504 Best by Between: 1/9/17-3/20/17 Manufactured Between: 10/5/16-12/14/16

Troyer-Sour Cream & Onion Potato Chips
Size: 8.5 oz UPC: 7017500060 Best by Between: 1/9/17-3/20/17 Manufactured Between: 10/4/16-12/13/16

Cabana-Sour Cream & Onion Flavored Potato Chips
Size: 5 oz UPC: 7277901085 Best by Between: 3/6/17-4/24/17 Manufactured Between: 9/20/16-11/9/16

Key Foods-Sour Cream & Onion Potato Chips
Size: 6 Oz UPC: 73296216671 Best by Between: 12/26/16-3/13/17 Manufactured Between: 9/20/16-12/7/16

Customers who purchased this product should dispose of it immediately. Consumers with questions may contact Bickel's Snack Foods,Inc., toll free at 1-800-888-4646 Monday through Friday between 8:00am and 5:00pm. EST.

Interstate 81 Northbound Closed in Northern Schuylkill County

(12/23/16) Interstate 81 is closed in Northern Schuylkill County due to a crash.

Broadway Performer to Host Theater Workshop in Pottsville

Broadway's Brandon Rubendall- a native of Reading, PA- will hold a Theater Workshop in Pottsville at the Majestic Theater.

Fly Tying Classes Scheduled for Sweet Arrow Lake

Join veteran fly fishermen Bruce Schneck and Tony Mione and other members of Schuylkill County Trout Unlimited for an instructive evening aimed at a great outdoor sport—fly fishing. 

Schuylkill County Police Log for 12/23/16


Schuylkill County Police Log for 12/23/16

Schuylkill County Weather Forecast for 12/23/2016


Schuylkill County Weather Forecast for 12/23/2016

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Department of Health Provides Update on Medical Marijuana Program Implementation in Pennsylvania

At her regular briefing of the status of Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Program, Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy Wednesday announced applications for medical marijuana grower/processors and dispensaries will be available beginning January 17, 2017. Permit applications will be accepted from February 20, 2017 until March 20, 2017.

“I am excited to announce that we’ve reached an important milestone in the program with the release of permit applications on January 17, 2017, on our website at www.health.pa.gov,” Secretary Murphy said. “In the first phase of the program, there will be up to 12 permits issued for grower/processors across Pennsylvania’s six medical marijuana regions, and up to 27 permits issued for dispensaries. The decision for which counties will be issued permits in this first phase was determined by using the department’s medical data, as well as comments from more than 5,000 patients and nearly 900 potential grower/processors and dispensary applicants.”

Secretary Murphy also discussed recommendations made by the Physician Work Group, which met November 28 in Harrisburg.

“We cannot underestimate the role of physicians in making sure that patients can access medical marijuana,” Secretary Murphy said. “That’s why the involvement of physicians and health care professionals through our Physician Workgroup is vital to the successful development and implementation of Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Program. At this meeting, we were able to speak with physicians, hospital administrators, and addiction specialists about their role in the program.”

Some of Physician Workgroup recommendations include:

  • Clearly identifying the role of physicians serving adults and children for the conditions outlined in the program;
  • Developing specific training for dosing recommendations for physicians at dispensaries and for quality monitoring of the program; and
  • Having different approaches for rural and urban areas in program access, education and medication delivery.
The medical marijuana program was signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf on April 17, 2016. Since that time, the department has:
  • Completed the Safe Harbor temporary guidelines and Safe Harbor Letter application process, as well as approved 134 applications;
  • Slated temporary regulations for laboratories to be published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on December 24, 2016;
  • Released public surveys to aid in the development of temporary regulations for growers/processors and dispensaries/laboratories;
  • Published temporary regulations for growers/processors and dispensaries in the Pennsylvania Bulletin;
  • Developed the Medical Marijuana Physician Workgroup; and
  • Released a Request for Quotations for Electronic Tracking IT solutions for the tracking of medical marijuana.

The medical marijuana program became effective on May 17, and is expected to be fully implemented by 2018. The program will offer medical marijuana to patients who are residents of Pennsylvania and under a physician’s care for the treatment of a serious medical condition as defined by Act 16.

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 12/22/16



Schuylkill County Obituaries for 12/22/16

One Person Injured in Early Morning Fire

One person was injured early Thursday morning in a fire in Schuylkill Haven.

Schuylkill County Weather Forecast for 12/22/2016


Schuylkill County Weather Forecast for 12/22/2016