Friday, June 27, 2014

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Flood Advisory Issued for Schuylkill County

Flood Advisory Issued for Schuylkill County

1 Dies Motor Vehicle Accident Near Gilberton

NOTE:  The vehicle in the photo was not the vehicle
that the person died in.
Before 1PM Wednesday, Emergency personnel were called to 2730 Main Street, Gilberton (Mahanoy Plane) for head on collision with possible entrapment.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Bottoms Up Hideaway Opens Wednesday!!!!

Schuylkill County’s newest entertainment facility. We will open their doors on Wed. June 25th for Yings and Wings, June 26th country line dance lessons, 27th live request Dj and the 28th their grand opening featuring UUU .

Come out and enjoy great food being served by Johnz’ Kitchen & Catering with the family. Stay for the entertainment. Live band weekly, Karaoke, Line Dancing, Live DJ and also nights for the under 21 crowd as well. Formerly the Flying Dutchman Motorcycle Track on RT# 895 (670 Rock Rd) Pine Grove.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Police Investigating Arson at Mining Company

Police are investigating a car fire in Reilly Township at mining company early Saturday.

According to a story by WNEP, Police are investigating an car fire that was found around 5am Saturday morning near the Hegins Mining Company on Swatara Road in Reilly Township.

A person reportedly parked a Toyota Sedan near the company and set it on fire.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information concerning the arson can contact the State Police at Schuylkill Haven at (570) 739-1330.

Link to WNEP

Emergency Crews Respond to Shenandoah Fire Sunday

Photo Posted to
Schuylkill County Firewire
by Cassandra Lynn Dillon-Foresman
Emergency crews were called to 200 Block of Lloyd Street, Shenandoah Sunday.

Dead Body Found Near New Philadelphia, St. Clair Man Charged With Homicide

Around 7pm Saturday Evening, a dead body was found near New Philadelphia.

22 Year Old Tamaqua Man Missing Since June 2nd

A Tamaqua man has been reportedly missing since June 2nd.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Body Found Near New Philadelphia

According to officials, a body has been found near New Philadelphia Saturday evening.

Coal Region Connects: Were Golden Sun Chips the Best Chips Ever Made?


Friday, June 20, 2014

Hazleton Police Looking for Help Finding Man Who Robbed Bank

The Hazleton Police Department is looking for the public's help in finding a suspect who robbed a bank Thursday.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued for Schuylkill County

The following counties have been issued a severe thunderstorm watch until 5:00am including Schuylkill

Police and SWAT Surround Home In Frackville

As of this writing (10:30pm), police currently have 29 South 4th Street surrounded in Frackville.  At this time we know that a gunman has barricaded themselves in the home.  The area has been blocked off and people who live by are to stay in their homes.

UPDATE (12:25am):  Both suspects gave up willingly and came out with hands up.

UPDATE:  8:45am:

Coal Region Connections: Happy 100th Birthday to Tastykake

HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY TO A COAL REGION LUNCH BOX & BROWN BAG STAPLE FOR DECADES! Click LIKE if you grew up enjoying "tasty-breaks" with TASTYKAKE & tell us what's YOUR favorite TASTYKAKE product.

BEST OF SKOOK: And the Winner of "Best Band" in Schuylkill County is . . . .

And the Winner of "Best Band" in Schuylkill County  is  . . . . .

Schuylkill County Firefighters Respond to Northumberland County Fire Overnight

Photo by Thomas Jeffrey / Posted to
Schuylkill County Firewire
Schuylkill County emergency were called to Northumberland County to help with an overnight fire.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Female From Shamokin Missing in Hazleton Area

A female from Shamokin went missing in the Hazleton Area late Monday.
Sabrina Mclaughlin of Shamokin, PA has been missing since late Monday night and was last known to be in the Hazleton area.

She was reported to be wearing a black tank top and jean shorts with a pink zebra backpack.  She is reported to be about 5 foot tall, weighs about 100-115 pounds, with long brown hair and green eyes.

Anyone with information or who may have seen Sabrina is too call the Hazleton Police at 570-459-4940 or dial 911.

5:30pm Update:  She has been located, thanks to all who shared

Monday, June 16, 2014

Water Plant Employee Caught Urinating Into Filtering System

A water plant employee of the Schuylkill County Municipal Authority was caught urinating into a filtering system.

17 People Targeted in Tamaqua Drug Raid Monday Morning

According to multiple sources, 17 people were targeted Monday morning in a drug raid in Tamaqua.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

COAL REGION CONNECTIONS: Who Remembers Charles Chips?

THE MILK MAN, THE BREAD MAN, THE ICE MAN, THE FISH MAN-- ALL GONE! Click LIKE if you remember the pretzel & chip man--CHARLES CHIPS--making coal region deliveries to homes & businesses in the late 50s, 60s, & early 70s.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Missing Girl From Coal Township

A 15 year old girl from Coal Township, Northumberland County, has been missing since Sunday.

Woman and Child Taken to Hospital After Crash in Tamaqua Wednesday

Photo and Story posted from
A woman and small child were taken to the hospital after their car crashed into the rear of two parked vehicles around 5:45 PM Wednesday (June 11, 2014) along East Broad Street (in front of Griffiths Funeral Home) in Tamaqua.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Flood Advisory Issued For Schuylkill County



Monday, June 9, 2014

Sketch Released of Suspect from Schuylkill Mall Bank Robbery

Police have released a composite picture of the suspected bank robber from last week's robbery at the National Penn Bank in the Schuylkill Mall.

If anyone recognizes him, they are to call 911.

PIAA Baseball/Softball State Semi-Finals Results

The schedule for Schuylkill County teams remaining in the PIAA State Playoffs for Baseball and Softball

Class A - Softball

Minersville - 10
Bristol - 1

Class A - Baseball

Devon Prep - 4
Schuylkill Haven - 0

Class AAA - Baseball

Pope John Paul II - 1
Tamaqua - 0

Watch PIAA Semi-Finals Online!

Looking to follow Schuylkill Haven and Tamaqua's Baseball games today?

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Coal Region Connections: Time for Ice Cream Memories

By Mark Marek, Coal Region Connections


I recall the late afternoon & early evening Mr. Softee & Chilly Willy trucks well. Your heard the music from the trucks when they were a block away. Mr. Softee was my favorite because of the soft ice cream & their double cones pictured below.

Crash in Tamaqua Sunday Morning Injures Pregnant Woman

Sunday morning just after 8:30am, crews were called to the intersection of Cedar and Center St., Tamaqua for a motor vehicle accident.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Prisoner Who Escaped Custody Caught Overnight in Berks County

The prisoner who escaped custody while being transferred back to the Schuylkill County Prison yesterday was caught overnight.

Schuylkill County Clerk Files Motion to Overturn Same Sex Marriage Decision

A Schuylkill County Clerk Files Motion to Overturn Same Sex Marriage Decision Friday Afternoon.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Prisoner Escapes While Being Transported Back to Schuylkill County Prison

An inmate at the Schuylkill County Prison escaped Friday afternoon.

PIAA Baseball and Softball State Playoff Schedule

The schedule for Schuylkill County teams remaining in the PIAA State Playoffs for Baseball and Softball

Schuylkill County Fireworks Schedule for 2014

It's that time of year!!  Time for fireworks!  Below is the schedule of fireworks displays from around Schuylkill County

Locust Dale Man Arrested for Open Lewdness in Mt. Carmel

Image from
Mount Carmel Borough Police Department
Facebook page
A Locust Dale man was arrested for an Open Lewdness incidents on June 2nd in Mt. Carmel

Two Charged with Theft Near Pottsville

Two people have been charged with stealing thousands of dollars from a company in Schuylkill County.

No Furloughs For the Mahanoy Area School District

The Mahanoy Area School Board announced Thursday during their board meeting there would be no furloughs for the district.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Man Steals Car and Robs Bank at Schuylkill Mall

Police are looking for a man who stole a car and robbed a bank at the Schuylkill Mall Thursday afternoon.

PIAA Baseball and Softball State Playoff Results

PIAA Baseball and Softball State Playoff Results for Schuylkill County Teams on 06/05/2014

St. Clair School Board Votes to Suspend Programs and Furlough Teachers

The St. Clair School Board met Wednesday night and voted to suspend certain school programs and to furlough 12 teachers.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Traffic Stop Leads to Foot Pursuit in Schuylkill Haven

A traffic stop in Schuylkill Haven led to a foot pursuit in the borough Monday evening.

Tuesday's Two Vehicle Accident in Hometown

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Emergency personnel were called around 1:40 PM on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 to SR309 near Rita’s Italian Ice after two vehicles collided.

4 Injured in St. Clair Motor Vehicle Accident Tuesday Evening

Around 6:15, Tuesday evening crews were called to the intersection of Route 61 and Hancock St., Saint Clair, for a motor vehicle accident involving 2 vehicles.