Monday, November 30, 2015

Schuylkill County Man Charged in Attack Against Lancaster County Hospital Guard

According to, Christopher Robert Wood, 34, of Minersville, attacked a security guard at the Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital, Ephrata, Lancaster County, on Friday.

STS Holiday Food Drive

    Photo from STS Facebook Page
This holiday season, you can help “STS” feed our Schuylkill County neighbors in need! Bring in your donations to “Union Station” until “Friday, December 18”.

New Ugly Skook Christmas Tees and Sweatshirts Available

Our brand new Christmas tees and sweatshirts are available and boy are they ugly!

Get our new ugly Skook Christmas Tees and Sweatshirts at

Make sure you follow and like our Skook Apparel Facebook Page as well

Chase Damages Police Cruiser in Crash

A Shenandoah Police Officer was unharmed but the officer's police cruiser was severely damaged during a police chase Sunday evening.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

One Person Flown After Crash in East Union Township Sunday

Photo Submitted by Coal Region Fire
Around 5:00PM, Sunday, emergency personnel were called to 982 Centre Street, East Union Township near Sheppton, for a motor vehicle accident with entrapment.

Crews at the Scene of 2nd Alarm Garage Fire in Hegins; 1 Reported Burn Victim

Around 7:30pm Sunday evening,  multiple Schuylkill County Fire Companies were called to a working garage fire in Hegins.

North Schuylkill Spartan Marching Band Plays Walt Disney World

On Friday, November 27th, 2015, the North Schuylkill Spartan Marching Band played at Walt Disney World.

Yesterday members of the Spartan Marching Band performed in a parade down Main Street USA in Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom!
Posted by North Schuylkill High School Music Department on Saturday, November 28, 2015
On their trip, they also got a tour of Kennedy Space Center.

This morning, band members were treated to a behind the scenes tour of Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, FL! We learned about the Apollo program, Shuttle Missions and the future of NASA.
Posted by North Schuylkill High School Music Department on Saturday, November 28, 2015

Man Rescued from North Manheim Twp Fire; Cause Still Under Investigation

According to the Reading Eagle, an 81 year old man was rescued by neighbors when his house caught fire Friday.

Pregnant Woman Rescued After Crash

Around 12pm Saturday, emergency crews were called to  241 Claremont Ave, Route 309, near Hometown for a motor vehicle accident, with rollover and entrapment.

Schuylkill County Weather Forecast - 11/29/15

The Schuylkill County Weather Forecast for Sunday, November 29th, 2015.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Santa Returning to Pottsville This Saturday

Santa is returning to Pottsville this Saturday!

Vehicle Fire Closes Interstate 81 Tuesday Evening

Around 6:00pm Tuesday evening, emergency personnel were called to the Northbound lanes of Interstate 81 for a vehicle fire.

Drug Warrant Sweep in Ashland on Tuesdsay

On Tuesday, the Ashland Police Department along with other agencies initiated a drug warrant roundup in the borough.

Man Sought in Connection with Suspected Child Molestation

According to the Times News,  Tamaqua Police are looking for Thomas Edward Rockwell, 78, of Tamaqua in connection with several incidents of suspected child molestation.

Ride Anywhere in Schuylkill County on STS for $1

Photo from STS Facebook Page
The Schuylkill Transportation System will be offering $1 rides anywhere in Schuylkill County over the holiday season.

Police Asking for Help Identifying Person

The following photo was taken on 11/22/15.  Minersville Police are asking for help identifying the person in the photo.

PennDOT Warns of Thanksgiving Holiday Traffic Delays on I-81 in Schuylkill County

Motorists traveling on Interstate 81 north or south are advised to be alert for significant traffic delays over the Thanksgiving Day holiday weekend between Exit 90 (PA 72) and Exit 104 (PA 125) due to a highway construction project in Pine Grove and Tremont townships in Schuylkill County. I-81 north and south is reduced to a single lane in this area.

Inmate Charged With Attempted Murder After Attacking Guard

An inmate at SCI-Mahanoy has been charged with attempted murder after he attacked a prison guard over the weekend.

Schuylkill County Farmer Wins PA Farm Bureau’s YF&R Discussion Meet

(Hershey) – Schuylkill County farmer Cody Holden of Holden Family Farm has been named the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) winner of the 2015 Young Farmer and Rancher Discussion Meet at PFB’s 65th Annual Meeting in Hershey.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Property Tax Independence Act Fails to Pass State Senate

The Property Independence Act failed to pass the Pennsylvania State Senate Monday evening.

Rush Township Police Investigating Retail Theft

The Rush Township Police Department is investigating a retail theft that occurred on 11/21/2015 at Wal Mart in Hometown. 

Anyone with information on this suspect is asked to call the police at 570-668-4242 or message them through their Facebook Page.  

All tips will remain confidential.

U.S. State Department Issues Worldwide Travel Alert

On Monday afternoon, the United States State Department issued a worldwide travel alert due to increased terrorist threats.

New PIAA Classification Reports for Schuylkill County High School Sports

Below are the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 Classification Reports from the PIAA for Schuylkill County High School Sports.

These reports were released on 11/23/15.

Santa Claus Steam Train Rides in Minersville

Santa Claus Steam Train Rides will be departing from the Historic Minersville Railroad Station on December 6th and 20th.

St. Michael's Church Christmas Bread Sale

Christmas Bread Sale

Christmas Holiday Events Planned in Schuylkill County

Schedule for the 2015 Schuylkill County Christmas Holiday Events

Monday Morning Crash in Schuylkill Haven

Around 4:30am, emergency personnel were called to a crash on Route 61 in Schuylkill Haven.

Clint Black to Play in Reading

County Music singer Clint Black is scheduled to play at the Santander Performing Arts Center, Reading on Thursday, May 12, 2016.

Ford Issues Recalls on over 450,000 Vehicles

Ford Motor Company is issuing two safety recalls in North America. Ford is not aware of any accidents, injuries or fires related to these conditions.

Schuylkill County Weather Forecast - 11/23/15

The Schuylkill County Weather Forecast for Monday, November 23rd, 2015.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Jordan Brothers Legacy Room Opens in Frackville

Left to Right:  Frank Jordan, Curator Eddie Collins,
and Joe Jordan
From the 1950's to the 1980's, the Jordan Brothers rocked and entertained fans.  On Sunday, they were honored with their own Legacy Room in Frackville. 

Crews at the Scene of a Working Structure Fire in Barneseville

Around 6:30pm Sunday evening, fire crews were called to 252 Hillside Drive, Ryan Township for a working structure fire

Man Charged with Marijuana Growing Operation

According to the Republican Herald, Eric Lee Bowman, 35, was charged with a marijuana growing operation in Mahanoy City on Thursday.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Five Homes Damaged By Fire in Tamaqua

Fire crews are currently at the scene of a fire in Tamaqua.

Yuengling's Ice Cream Announces New Flavors

ORWIGSBURG, PA (November 20, 2015) – Yuengling’s Ice Cream announced the addition of four new super-premium ice cream flavors set to hit the shelves in March 2016. These flavors – Butter Pecan, Cherry Vanilla Chunk, Cinnamon Churro and Cookies & Cream – will join the company’s roster of 14 year-round flavors and two seasonal ice creams.

The newest flavors were chosen based on customer input and reflect market trends:
  • Butter Pecan – A tried-and-true old-fashioned flavor, it combines a creamy butter pecan ice cream with pecan pieces.
  • Cherry Vanilla Chunk – Combining three mouth-watering flavors and textures, Cherry Vanilla Chunk mixes cherry vanilla ice cream with cherry chunks and large dark chocolate chips.
  • Cinnamon Churro – A food-truck favorite, baked churro pieces and cinnamon are swirled into a rich Madagascar vanilla ice cream.
  • Cookies & Cream – A perennial childhood flavor, Cookies & Cream combines vanilla ice cream with old-fashioned dark chocolate cookie pieces.
“Throughout the year we review our customers’ flavor requests, examine trends in the food industry and put our collective heads together to come up with the most delicious new flavors we can imagine, and we’re so excited to add these new flavors to our already popular lineup,” said David Yuengling, president of Yuengling’s Ice Cream. “We want to continue to make our fans happy with a mix of proven flavors and those that are just a bit different. Our goal is to continue setting ourselves apart as the go-to super-premium ice cream brand.”

These four new flavors − available in grocery stores beginning in March − will complement Yuengling’s Ice Cream’s current line of 14 super-premium ice cream flavors: Vanilla, Chocolate, Vanilla Fudge Chunk with Pretzels, Root Beer Float, Chocolate Chip, Espresso Chocolate Chip, Mint Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Fudge Brownie, Chocolate Marshmallow, Orange Cream, Original Sea Salt Caramel Swirl, Peanut Butter Cup, Caramel Popcorn and its signature flavor, Black & Tan. Its two seasonal flavors, Spiced Pumpkin Roll and Peppermint Crunch, also make appearances during the holidays. The new flavors will be available in both quarts and pints; availability will vary by retailer.

The 20 members of Yuengling’s Ice Cream taste-test panel – a group of fans chosen via a contest in 2014 – will be the first to taste the four new flavors after production.

Since its early 2014 launch, Yuengling’s Ice Cream has seen record growth. Initially selling out its first three months’ supply in just two weeks due to high demand, the company surpassed its three-year sales goals in the first year on the market. As it approaches two years since its return to grocery store shelves, national syndicated data confirmed that the brand is up 110 percent in dollar sales over the prior year. The super-premium ice cream is now available in 22 states from Ohio and West Virginia in the west, to Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont in the east, and Georgia and the Carolinas in the south.

Yuengling’s Ice Cream, based in northeastern PA, is a family-owned business dating back to 1920. The 16 flavors of its premium ice cream are kosher, PA Preferred and adhere to the highest standards. Ever mindful of the community, the company donates at least three percent of its profits to charitable organizations. For more information about Yuengling’s Ice Cream and for a store locator, visit

Friday, November 20, 2015

District XI Class A and Eastern Conference Championship Scores

Police Seeking Assistance Identifying Suspect in Copper Theft

Schuylkill Haven Borough Police are looking for assistance in identifying a suspect who removed copper from Draka Cable in the borough.

The business owner had placed trail cams in the area and captured these images of the thief Thursday afternoon when he returned to the scene of the crime in order to retrieve stolen items.

Anyone with information or who may recognize the person in these photos should contact Schuylkill Haven Police at (570) 385-9111.

Blue Mountain Names New Superintendent

The Blue Mountain Board of School Directors has appointed Dr. David H. Helsel as the next superintendent of the Blue Mountain School District. 

Star Wars Appearances Scheduled for the Schuylkill Mall

On Saturday, December 5th, 2015, Darth Vader and a Storm Trooper will be at the Schuylkill Mall from 12:00PM-3:00PM.