Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Yuengling Named Top Craft Beer in United States

The Brewers Association (BA)—the not-for-profit trade group representing small and independent craft brewers—today released its annual lists of the top 50 craft and overall brewing companies in the U.S., based on beer sales volume. Of the top 50 overall brewing companies, 42 were craft brewing companies.

PPL Requests Increase in Delivery Charge

PPL Electric Utilities is requesting a delivery charge increase – the first in three years – to fund ongoing reliability improvements for its customers.

Crash Involving Car and School Bus Tuesday Morning in Hegins Twp.

Emergency crews were called to 202 West Main Street Valley View for a motor vehicle accident involving a car and school bus Tuesday morning just before 7am.

Up to 5 Inches of Snow Expected; Winter Weather Advisory Issued for Schuylkill County

The National Weather Service has iThe National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Tuesday

Monday, March 30, 2015

Former Death Row Inmate Hospitalized at Schuylkill Medical Center

Mumia Abu Jamal, a former death row inmate has been hospitalized at Schuylkill Medical Center.

Rush Township Police Seek Two People of Interest

The Rush Township Police Dept. seek two people of interest.

How Healthy is Schuylkill County Compared to the Rest of Pennsylvania?

How healthy is Schuylkill County compared to the rest of Pennsylvania?

Man Assaulted in New Philadelphia

A man was found assaulted in New Philadelphia.

National Penn Bank Leaving Schuylkill Mall

The National Penn Bank has announced they will be closing their Schuylkill Mall location in Frackville.

Yuengling Ice Cream Announces East Coast Tour

ORWIGSBURG, PA (March 30, 2015) – Yuengling’s Ice Cream will be taking its new ice cream truck on tour this spring and summer on the inaugural “Lovin’ Spoonful Ice Cream Tour” of events from Massachusetts to Georgia to Ohio and everywhere in between.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Injured State Trooper's Name Released

On Friday afternoon, while a state trooper was assisting a disabled vehicle in the southbound lanes between Exit 124 and 119 on Interstate 81, he returned to his cruiser to a retrieve a fire extinguisher when another vehicle travelling south struck the back of the cruiser.

State Trooper Struck by Vehicle on Interstate

A state trooper was struck by a passing vehicle on Interstate 81 while he was assisting at the scene of a car fire Friday afternoon.

He was flown to Geisinger with unknown injuries.

Southbound lanes of Interstate 81 have been closed at the Frackville exit.

More information as it comes available.

Information posted from


Pottsville High School Evacuated for Bomb Threat

Pottsville High School has been reportedly evacuated Friday afternoon after a written bomb threat was found in a restroom.

Blue Mountain High School Presents Cinderella

The prince is giving a ball and you are invited!!
Blue Mountain High School proudly presents "Cinderella"
Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors
Children under 5 admitted free
Doors open at 6:30pm

House Damaged By Fire in Oneida on Thursday

Photo posted from Nuremberg-Weston Volunteer
Fire Company FB Page
On Thursday, around 4:30pm, emergency personnel were called to 100 4th Street in Oneida, East Union Township for a house fire.

House Leveled By Fire in Blythe Township Overnight

Just after 10:00pm Thursday evening, emergency personnel were called to 78 Tucker Hill Road in Blythe Townshp near New Philadelphia for a house fire.

Road Work Scheduled for Schuylkill County Next Week

Road Work Scheduled for Schuylkill County Next Week

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Crews at the Scene of a House Fire in East Union Twp.

Around 5:30pm, emergency personnel were called to 100 4th Street East Union Twp.,  near Brandonville, for a working house fire.

Minersville Area to Perform Spamalot This Weekend

Monty Python's Spamalot- A musical lovingly ripped off from the motion picture Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Come out for a ton of laughs and enjoy a great story as the students in Minersville Area High School perform this musical twist of a classic story!

Mother's Day Shopping Event/Chinese Auction

Chinese Auction and Food Sale proceeds benefit Barry Believers Relay for Life Team

Attorney General Announces Electric Generation Supplier Settlement Proposal

Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane and Acting Consumer Advocate Tanya J. McCloskey today announced a proposed settlement with an electric generation supplier accused of deceptively marketing its variable electric rates to Pennsylvania consumers, many of whom filed complaints about spikes in their rates during the winter of 2014.

Friends of the Ringtown Library Annual Used Book Sale

Friends of the Ringtown Library Annual Used Book Sale

Schuylkill United Way Announces Capt. Jason B. Jones Memorial Day of Caring

The Schuylkill United Way (SUW) Annual Day of Caring event will be renamed the Capt. Jason B. Jones Memorial Day of Caring.

Schuylkill County Police Log for 3/26/15

Schuylkill County Police Log for March 26th, 2015

Worker Hurt During Roller Coaster Testing at Knoebels

 A worker was hurt Thursday morning after being struck by a roller coaster car at Knoebels.

Mahanoy City Asking for Public Input on Garbage Collection and Sanitation

The Borough of Mahanoy City is currently requesting input from concerned citizens regarding what direction the Borough should take regarding garbage collection and sanitation.

12th Annual AOH Girardville St. Patrick’s Day Parade Awards


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Danny's Boulevard Drive-In, The Building of a Schuylkill County Landmark

Over 60 years ago, a young man and his father had an idea to open an ice cream business.

Nonprofit Organization Provides Assistance to Pottsville Homeless

Servants to All, a nonprofit organization in Schuylkill County, is pioneering “My Father’s House” – a project designed to provide temporary housing to homeless men, women and children, as well as arm them with the resources to regain their dignity and get back on their feet.

Help Donate to the American Cancer Society Telethon

The annual American Cancer Society Telethon will take place this year on April 11th & 12th, here is how you can help donate.

Fire Crews at 2nd Alarm Fire in Hegins Township

Just after 10am, emergency personnel were called to a house fire in Hegins Twp.

Mobile Meth Lab Discovered in Rush Township

A mobile meth lab was discovered in Rush Township Tuesday Evening.

Second Eaglet Hatches in York County

Just before 7:00am, the second of two Bald Eagle Eggs hatched Wednesday morning.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Drought Watch Issued for 27 Counties in Pennsylvania

The Department of Environmental Protection issued a Drought Watch Tuesday.

Tamaqua Area Third Grade Class Receives Postcards from Every State

An update from the 3rd Grade class from Tamaqua Area that was requesting postcards from around the every state around the United States.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Route 209 Between Tamaqua and Coaldale

A tractor trailer reportedly knocked down a utility line on Route 209 between Tamaqua and Coaldale.

SkookNews.com Receives a Face Lift

On Monday, SkookNews.com received a much needed face lift.

Bald Eagle Hatches in York County

Photo posted from PA Game Commission Facebook Page
Social media was buzzing Tuesday morning for the hatching of the an eaglet in Hanover, PA.

Garage Destroyed in Overnight Fire

Around 2am Tuesday, firefighters responded to a fully involved garage fire in the borough of Port Carbon.

Fire Crews at Scene of Reported Fully Involved Garage in Port Carbon

Around 2am Tueday, emergency personnel were called to the 200 block of Jackson Street, Port Carbon, for a fully involved garage fire.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Traffic Alert: Motor Vehicle Accident on Route 443 Near Schuylkill Haven

Just after 2:30pm Monday afternoon, emergency personnel were called to 1111 West Market Street near Schuylkill Haven for a motor vehicle accident.

Shenandoah Man Arrested for Mahanoy City Home Invasion

A Shenandoah man was arrested for a home invasion in Mahanoy City on Saturday.

Out of County: 3rd Alarm Fire in Shamokin, Northumberland County

Emergency personnel in Northumberland County have been called to a 3rd Alarm Fire at 1228 West Walnut Street in Shamokin.

TruBridge Open House This Wednesday at the Schuylkill Mall

TruBridge, a company focused on meeting the operational needs of rural and community healthcare providers, is hosting an open house on Wednesday, March 25 from 2-3 p.m. The public is invited to visit our new location within Schuylkill Mall.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Bloomsburg University Baseball Player Kicked Off Team Over Mo'ne Davis Tweet

A Bloomsburg University baseball player has been kicked off the university's baseball team over an offensive Mo'ne Davis tweet.

Interstate 81 Road Work Scheduled for This Week in Schuylkill County

Interstate 81 Road Work Scheduled for This Week in Schuylkill County

Lane Restrictions This Week for Tree Removal

Daytime lane restrictions will be in place next week for tree removal at two locations along state highways in Schuylkill County.

North Schuylkill Theatre Arts to Present "Crazy for You"

The North Schuylkill Theatre Arts Program’s production of Crazy For You will take the stage on Friday, April 10th and Saturday, April 11th at 7:30PM in the North Schuylkill High School auditorium.