Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Woman Taken to Hospital After SUV Crashes Over Embankment

One person was taken to the hospital after an SUV went over an embankment in Pottsville

Senator Argall to Appear on PCN to Discuss Property Tax Independence Act, Senate Bill 76

Senator Argall to Appear on PCN to Discuss Property Tax Independence Act, Senate Bill 76

McAdoo Fire Called to 2nd Alarm Commercial Fire in Luzerne County

Just before 1:30PM, McAdoo Borough Fire Company was been called to Luzerne County for a working commercial fire in the Valmont Industrial Park.

Pottsville Area Responds to Right to Know Requests; Raises Questions About Hiring Practices

Former Pottsville Area School Board member Scott R. Thomas says the school board may have been ‘misled’ by administration when they voted to hire their Transportation Manager. On Thursday, the Pottsville Area School District responded to Thomas’ Right to Know request.

Dense Fog Advisory Issued for Schuylkill County

The National Weather Service has issued a Dense Fog Advisory including Schuylkill County

Monday, September 29, 2014

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Name Released of Victim Who Died After Being Struck By A Vehicle Saturday Night

The name of a man killed while crossing Route 924 Saturday evening has been released.

Schuylkill County High School Football Power Rankings After Week #5

Schuylkill County High School Football Power Rankings After Week #5

Four Suspicious Fires Within Two Hour Timeframe in Shenandoah Early Sunday

Four fires had firefighters busy in Shenandoah early Sunday.

Reported 3rd Fire in Shenandoah Early Sunday Morning

Posted from
Schuylkill County Firewire
A reported 3rd fire has been reported in Shenandoah early Sunday morning.

2nd Fire in Shenandoah Early Sunday Morning

A 2nd working fire has been reported in Shenadoah early Sunday morning.

Pedestrian Killed on Route 924 Saturday Night

A pedestrian was struck and killed Saturday night near Shenandoah.

Crews at the Scene of a Commercial Fire in Shenandoah

Crews were called to 200 East Lloyd Street  in Shenandoah for a commercial fire.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Will Snow Days in Pennsylvania Be A Thing of the Past?

The Secretary of Education Announced this week a program that could eliminate some snow days.

PennDot Road Work on Route 54 Next Week to Cause Lane Restrictions

PennDot Road Work on Route 54 Next Week to Cause Lane Restrictions

Schuylkill County High School Football Scores for Week #5

Schuylkill County High School Football Scores for Week #5

Blue Mountain - 17
Marian Catholic - 14

North Schuylkill - 49
Mahanoy Area - 7

Minersville - 21
Shenandoah Valley - 0

Nativity BVM - 7
Perkiomen School - 49

Panther Valley - 0
Tamaqua Area - 41

Pottsville - 0
Exeter Township - 38

Jim Thorpe - 14
Schuylkill Haven - 13

Line Mountain - 14
Tri-Valley - 21

Newport - 31
Williams Valley - 28

Governor Mifflin - 35
Lehighton - 13

Game Scheduled for Saturday, September 27th
Millersburg - 19
Pine Grove - 26

Former School Board Member Submits Right-to-Know Request into Pottsville Area Hiring Process

A Former School Board Member of the Pottsville Area School District is questioning the hiring of a current Board Member's spouse.

Schuylkill County High School Football Schedule for Week #5

Schuylkill County High School Football Schedule for Week #5

Coal Region Connections: Tamaqua Business Celebrates 50 Years This Weekend

A PROUD TAMAQUA BUSINESS CELEBRATES ITS 50TH BIRTHDAY THIS WEEKEND, BUT THE STORE CAN TRACE ITS ROOTS BACK TO 1840. Click LIKE if you join us in wishing the Miller family at M&S Hardware a big happy birthday.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Yuengling Ice Cream Receives Awards at World Dairy Expo Championship

Photo from Yuengling Ice Cream
Facebook Page
ORWIGSBURG, PA – After placing twice in the New Jersey State Ice Cream Festival in July, Yuengling’s Ice Cream brought home two more awards from the World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest in August .

Attorney General Holder to Resign

Attorney General Eric Holder will announce Thursday that he will resign after six years.

Driver Taken into Custody After Crash in Tamaqua Wednesday Night

A male driver was taken into custody by Tamaqua Police late last night (Wednesday, September 24, 2014) after crashing his car into another vehicle and shearing a utility pole along the 200 block of Center Street (SR309) in Tamaqua.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

PA Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Bill; Moves to House for Vote

On Wednesday Afternoon, the Pennsylvania State Senate passed Senate Bill 1182 taking a big step to legalize the use of Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania.

The Bill would allow state residents to buy, possess and use medical marijuana for the treatment of a qualifying condition.

While this does not officially legalize marijuana in Pennsylvania, it's a big step for the Republican Majority Senate to pass this bill.

Republican's hold the majority 27 to Democrats 23.

The vote went 43-7

The Bipartisan Bill was led my Senator Leach (Democrat) and Senator Folmer(Republican).

The Bill will now be moved to the House for it's concurrence.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Reported Crash on Route 61 Near Deer Lake

Just before 1PM Wednesday,  there was reported crash involving a vehicle rollover on Route 61 Northbound near the 895 intersection near Deer Lake.

The crash is reported to be within the construction zone.

Due to congestion in this area,  this area should be avoided .

We will update you as more information is available.

Man Wanted For Stabbing in Mahanoy City; Possibly in Philadelphia Area

Authorities are looking for man after a stabbing in Mahanoy City Tuesday.

Schuylkill County Boroughs Association Elects New President

On September 18th, Local borough leaders from around the county gathered to join in discussion and hear about important issues facing our municipalities at its annual Fall dinner.

Senate Confirms Two Schuylkill County Row Officers

HARRISBURG – The Senate of Pennsylvania unanimously confirmed the governor’s nominations of Ann Dudish as the Schuylkill County Recorder of Deeds and Thomas Campion as the Schuylkill County Clerk of Courts, according to Senator David G. Argall (R-29).

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

One Person in Custody After Stabbing in Mahanoy City

One person was stabbed in Mahanoy City Tuesday evening

Coal Region Connections: It's Been Called The World's Largest Indoor Miniature Village

IT HAS BEEN CALLED THE WORLD'S LARGEST INDOOR MINIATURE VILLAGE. Click LIKE is you have fond memories of Roadside America growing up as a child or visiting there with your children & grandchildren.

Pennsylvania State Senator "Comes Out" During Press Conference

Meet Pennsylvania's first openly gay Senator.

Shamokin Area Dismissing Early

According to the district's web page, Shamokin Area will be dismissing early on Tuesday, September 23rd, due to water pressure issues.

The High School will dismiss at 1:00PM
Elementary/Annex at 1:30PM

Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 is National Voter Registration Day

Mars Recalls M&M's for Peanut Butter Allergy Risk

Mars Chocolate North America is recalling boxes of plain M&M's that were sold nationwide because they may contain peanut butter putting those allergic to it at risk.

New Video Obtained By NBC News of Eric Frein

Photo from Today.com

NBC News Released the following video of Eric Frein that they received overnight.  The video is of Frein in a Vietnam War reenactment documentary.

Job and Education Fair at the Fairlane Village Mall Wednesday

Job & Education Fair at the Fairlane Village Mall from 10am-5pm, Wednesday, September 24th. Over 500 Job Openings!!! Late additions to the Job Fair include: Ateeco/Mrs. T's; FedEX; Procure Personnel; and Walmart Distribution Center. A total of 44 employers, 8 education providers, and 8 agencies. Remember to DRESS APPROPRIATELY and be prepared to speak with employers. Have all the information you need to complete job applications - dates of employment and references, including phone numbers.

Juvenile Arrested for 4th Pine Grove Bomb Threat

A juvenile was arrested for the 4th Bomb Threat at Pine Grove Area.

Three Face Theft and Drug Charges

Three face theft and drug charges.

2014 Schuylkill County Halloween Parades and Trick or Treats

2014 Schuylkill County Halloween Parades and Trick or Treats

Monday, September 22, 2014

Correctional Officers Assaulted

2 Correctional Officers were assaulted by an inmate earlier this month.

What's a typical Autumn like in Schuylkill County?

The Autumnal Equinox occurs at 10:29PM 

National Drug Takeback Day is September 27th

September 27th, 2014 is
"National Drug Takeback Day"

When Should a Child Be Seated A Booster Seat and When Can They Sit in the Front Seat?

In Monroe County, 4 children and 1 Adult were killed Saturday afternoon in crash where all 4 children were not wearing seat belts or in booster seats.  The ages were not given of the children but brings up the question, When should children be in a booster seat or be allowed in the front seat?

Monday is Suicide Prevention Day in Pennsylvania

Monday is Suicide Prevention Day in Pennsylvania and according to reports, the number of suicides has increased in Pennsylvania.

Schuylkill County High School Football Power Rankings After Week #4

Schuylkill County High School Football Rankings After Week #4