Wednesday, December 31, 2014

3 Temporarily Homeless After Fire in Mahanoy City Wednesday Evening

Just before 7pm Wednesday evening the Mahanoy Fire Department responded to a fire at 14 South D Street in the borough.

Governor Corbett Awards City Revitalization and Improvement Zone PilotZone Designation to the Borough of Tamaqua

Governor Tom Corbett, on Wednesday, awarded a City Revitalization and Improvement Zone (CRIZ) program Pilot Zone designation to the Borough of Tamaqua, Schuylkill County.

New Philadelphia Shed Fire Wednesday Afternoon

Just after 4pm Wednesday, fire crews were called to 57 Valley Street, New Philadelphia for a shed fire.  

Looking Back at 2014: Skook State of Mind

As 2014 closes, we will be looking back at some of the most popular stories from the year around Schuylkill County. Our second look at the year, we are highlighting the viral sensation "Skook State of Mind".

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Hazardous Weather Outlook for This Weekend

The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Schuylkill County and the counties below for this weekend

Three Vehicle Accident in Pottsville on Tuesday

Just after 11:00am on Tuesday, fire crews were called Nichols Street in Pottsvile for a 3 vehicle motor vehicle accident.

No word how many, but injuries were reported

PA Franchise Tax To Increase Gas Prices Thursday

Starting on Thursday, New Year's Day, Pennsylvania's Franchise Tax on oil companies will go into effect and increase oil by 10 cents per gallon.  Companies are then likely to pass it down to the gas pumps.

Police Searching for Suspect Who Shot Cows

According to multiple sources, the State Police are looking for a suspect who shot 5 cows in Eldred Township overnight Sunday into Monday.

Infant's Autopsy Showed Signs of Head Trauma

According to an article posted in Tuesday's edition of the News Item, the autopsy completed on Monday, on the infant who died Saturday night, showed signs of head trauma.

Coal Region Connections: New Year's Day Traditions in the Coal Region

FOR GENERATIONS, COAL REGION FOLKS "EAT FOR GOOD LUCK" ON NEW YEARS DAY. Click LIKE if pork & sauerkraut is a New Years Day tradition at your house & tell us if you believe in other good luck/bad luck practices to kick off 2015.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Bernie from Tony's Lunch Retires

After 59 years of serving us screamers and quick cheeses, Bernie from Tony's Lunch will retire this evening.

OSHA Proposes Fine Against Amusement Park

According to multiple sources, OSHA has proposed a fine against Dorney Park after federal regulators say it failed to protect summertime workers from extreme heat.

Looking Back at 2014: The Schuylkill Mall

As 2014 closes, we will be looking back at some of the most popular stories from the year around Schuylkill County.  Our first story is actually a bunch of stories regarding the Schuylkill Mall.

Missing Dog from Saint Clair Area

Harley, a black and white male Great Dane went missing from a yard in the Saint Clair Area on December 23rd.

Scheduled Interstate 81 Road Work in Schuylkill County

Scheduled Interstate 81 Road Work in Schuylkill County

Tire Slashing in Middleport and Kaska is reporting that multiple tires were slashed in Middleport and Kaska on Friday night.

Convenient Store Robbed in Pottsville on Saturday

According to the Republican Herald, the Brok-Sel Markets, located on West Market Street in Pottsville was robbed at gunpoint on Saturday night around 10:00pm.

Scheduled Schuylkill County Road Work for This Week

Scheduled Schuylkill County Road Work for This Week

Police Investigating Stolen Dirt Bike

The Orwigsburg Borough Police are investigating the report of a theft of yellow 2013 Suzuki RMZ450 dirt bike from the borough.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Death of Child Under Investigation

According to WNEP, the Pennyslvania State Police and other law enforcement are investigating the death of a 1 year old girl from Ashland.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Tremont House Fire Saturday Morning

Around 11:30am, emergency personnel were called to 9 West Laurel, St. Tremont for a House Fire.

Man Taken Into Custody After Crash

According to, An unidentified man was taken into custody by police around 10:15 PM Friday evening after crashing his SUV into a tree along Tuscarora Park Road, about a half mile southeast of the state park entrance, in Rush Township.

Second Annual Big Daddy Day Set for New Years Day

Schuylkill County Trout Unlimited is coordinating the 2nd annual Big Daddy Day. This day is dedicated to all fisherman who start the year off trout fishing.

County Commissioners Announce Upgrade to Radios for First Responders

The Schuylkill County Commissioners announced earlier this week that more than 1,000 new radios will be distributed to volunteer fire companies, EMS, and police.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Drug Charges After Traffic Stop

Mahanoy Twp Police posted the following on their Facebook page regarding a traffic stop Friday.

Teacher Facing DUI Charges After Crash

A Mahanoy Area teacher is facing DUI charges after a Christmas Eve crash, then fleeing the scene.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Charges Filed Against Juvenile for School Threats

The Mahanoy City Police posted the following via their Facebook page Wednesday morning.

Shenandoah Knights of Columbus Donate to Needy

On Tuesday, the Shenandoah Knights of Columbus donated to the needy and to help families have a Christmas dinner.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

History of the Schuylkill Mall

History of the Schuylkill Mall and the 91 original tenants listed below

TRAFFIC ALERT: Motor Vehicle Accident on Route 61, Frackville Grade

Just after 1:00pm Tuesday, emergency personnel were called to Deadman's Curve on Route 61 Southbound on the Frackville Grade in Blythe Township.

Wet, Not White, Christmas on the Way

For those of you asking for a White Christmas in 2014, Santa won't be bringing it this year.

Missing Man from Pittsburgh Area

Paul Kochu is a Medical Intensive Care Unit Nurse that went missing from the Southside area of Pittsburgh back on 12/16/14.  He was last know contact was by phone from his home at 1:50am on that day.

Keurig Recall - Safety Notice

Before you give that brand new Keurig to a loved one for Christmas, there's a recall you may want be made aware of.

Donations for Fire Victims

We haven't heard of any drop off locations yet for the Monday night's fire victims in Shenandoah, but we have heard of clothing sizes if you are interested in donating

Monday, December 22, 2014

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Sunday's Fire Calls from Around Schuylkill County - 12/21/14

Below are Sunday's reported fire calls from some of our Schuylkill County Fire Pages.  Please make sure you are logged into Facebook to view the posts below

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Coal Regions Connections: The Perfect Pairing of Pasta and Potatoes; Mrs. T's Pierogies


10 Signs You're Having A Coal Region Christmas

Taco Bell Opens in Saint Clair

The highly anticipated Taco Bell opened in Saint Clair on Friday afternoon.

Man Faces Charges After Driving Wrong Way on Interstate and Crashing

According to Times News, Eric McCann, 25, of Tamaqua, is facing DUI charges after he traveled the wrong way on Interstate 81 and was involved in a crash Wednesday night.

4 Killed in Carbon County Crash

Around 8:30pm, a deadly crash took place on Dairy Road, in Lower Towamensing Township, near Palmerton in Carbon County.