Sunday, April 30, 2017

Fire Crews Responding to House Fire in Butler Township Sunday Evening.

Just before 10:30pm, emergency personnel were called to a house fire in Butler Township.

Thousands of Rubber Ducks Race to Raise Money for Avenues

Thousands of rubber ducks raced down Mill Creek, Saint Clair,  Sunday afternoon to raise money for Avenues.

Upcoming Schuylkill County Road Work


Upcoming Schuylkill County Road Work

Update on Interstate 81 Road Project near Frackville

PennDOT has provided an update to the Interstate 81 Paving Project near Frackville.

Schuylkill County Weather Forecast for 04/30/17


Schuylkill County Weather Forecast for 04/30/17

Friday, April 28, 2017

Schuylkill County Weather Forecast for 04/28/17


Schuylkill County Weather Forecast for 04/28/17

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 04/28/2017


Schuylkill County Obituaries for 04/28/2017

Prescribed Burn Scheduled for Schuylkill County on Friday

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has scheduled a prescribed burn in Schuylkill County for Friday.

Man Facing Charges After Assaulting State Police Officer in Berks County

A man is facing charges after assault a State Police Officer in Berks County late Thursday.

Pedestrian Struck After Argument; Man Facing Aggravated Assault Charges

State Police at Frackville are investigating an incident that occurred on Route 924 in Mahanoy Township  where a pedestrian was struck late Thursday.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Mastercuts Closing in the Schuylkill Mall

On Wednesday, another tenant announced that they would be leaving the Schuylkill Mall.

Charges Filed Against 3 for Burglary from Last Year

On Wednesday Mahanoy Township police charged three people in connection with a burglary that occurred last year.

Man Facing Charges After Road Rage Incident on Route 61 on Wednesday

A man from Tremont is facing numerous charges after a road rage incident on Route 61 on Wednesday.

Prison Guard Charged for Relationship with Inmate

A prison guard in Schuylkill County has been charged due to her relationship she had with an inmate.

Schuylkill County Weather Forecast for 04/27/17


Schuylkill County Weather Forecast for 04/27/17

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

HELP WANTED: Skook News is Looking for Motivating Journalists to Cover Summer Events



Summertime is upon us and Skook News is looking to cover many of the great events Schuylkill County has to offer.

Fire Crews Responding to House Fire Wednesday Afternoon

Fire crews have been called to a house fire Wednesday afternoon.

Just before 2:00pm, emergency personnel were called to 213 Spruce Street, Minersville for a reported fully involved house fire.

We will have more details as they are available.


Schuylkill County Weather Forecast for 04/26/17


Schuylkill County Weather Forecast for 04/26/17

Missing Berks County Man Located

A man who was reported missing from Berks County has been located.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 04/25/2017


Schuylkill County Obituaries for 04/25/2017

Fire Crews Respond to House Fire Tuesday Afternoon

Fire crews responded to a house fire Tuesday afternoon.

Police Searching for Missing Berks County Man

The Pennsylvania State Police are looking for a Berks County man that has been missing for 5 days.

Diesel Dyno and Dirt Drags at the Schuylkill County Fairgrounds


Auditor General Finds Major Accounting, Oversight Problems in Fund Supporting State’s Unemployment Compensation System

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said today his performance audit of the Department of Labor & Industry’s (L&I) Unemployment Compensation Service and Infrastructure Improvement Fund (SIIF) found major accounting and oversight problems that must be corrected immediately.

Schuylkill County Weather Forecast for 04/25/17


Schuylkill County Weather Forecast for 04/25/17

Schuylkill County Police Log for 04/25/17



Schuylkill County Police Log for 04/25/17

Vandals Damage Equipment at Memorial Field Over Weekend

Police say vandals damaged equipment at an area field over the weekend.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Fire Damages Home Monday Evening in Schuylkill Township

A fire damaged a home in Schuylkill Township Monday evening.

United Racing Club Sheds Its Wings For Traditional Sprint Car Racing Friday Night at Big Diamond

When the United Racing Club held its first race in 1948, wings on a sprint car were not heard of, let alone roll cages, five point harness or any of today’s modern safety equipment.

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 04/24/2017


Schuylkill County Obituaries for 04/24/2017

Blight Task Force Plans New Measures to Fight Blight

Members of the Statewide Blight Task Force gathered in the state Capitol Building today to discuss the group’s priorities for the upcoming session and reflect on the numerous recent anti-blight bills that have been signed into law to help revitalize Pennsylvania communities.

LCCC Students Inducted into Phi Theta Kappa

LCCC Students Inducted into Phi Theta Kappa

PennDOT Announces Repair Project to Begin Tonight on 2 Interstate 81 Exits

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 5 repairs on Monday that will begin tonight to improve Interstate 81 between exits 124 (Frackville, PA 61)  and 131 (Mahanoy City, PA 54) in Ryan and Mahanoy townships in Schuylkill County.

License to Carry Fire Arms and Dog and Fishing Licenses Extended Hours on Wednesday

Treasurer Linda L. Marchalk and Sheriff Joseph G. Groody announce extended offices on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm for the option to purchase dog licenses, fishing licenses, and to renew or apply for a license to carry firearms.

Schuylkill County Weather Forecast for 04/24/17


Schuylkill County Weather Forecast for 04/24/17

Man in Custody After Robbery on Friday

A man is in custody after a robbery at CVS on Friday.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 04/23/2017


Schuylkill County Obituaries for 04/23/2017

No Injuries in Crash Suspected to be Caused by DUI

No one was injured in a crash Sunday morning that is suspected to have been caused by a woman allegedly driving under the influence.

Schuylkill County Police Log for 04/23/17



Schuylkill County Police Log for 04/23/17

President Trump to Hold Rally in Harrisburg Next Weekend

Next Saturday ( 4/29/17), President Trump will spend his 100th day in office in Harrisburg.

Schuylkill County Weather Forecast for 04/23/17


Schuylkill County Weather Forecast for 04/23/17

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 04/22/2017


Schuylkill County Obituaries for 04/22/2017

Friday, April 21, 2017

Police Investigating Theft of Donation Jar

Police are looking for a man who stole a donation jar from a pharmacy.

State Police Seeking Candidates for Camp Cadet this Summer

The Pennsylvania State Police in Troop L (Berks, Lebanon, & Schuylkill Counties) is currently seeking candidates for Camp Cadet. Camp Cadet will be held at Camp Manatawny Douglassville Pa. Camp will be August 13, 2017 to August 19, 2017.

Schuylkill County Weather Forecast for 04/21/17


Schuylkill County Weather Forecast for 04/21/17