Thursday, April 30, 2015

10 Words Only Someone From Schuylkill County Would Understand

10 Words Only Someone From Schuylkill County Would Understand














Shendo, Shandadoor, Chendo







Three Arrested on Drug Charges in Girardville

Three were arrested in Girardville Tuesday on drug charges.

Grant to Help Upgrade Fire Departments from Analog to Digital

Wednesday, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) to the Citizens Fire Company #1 of Tamaqua. The funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Three Face Drug Charges After Arrests

Mahanoy City arrested 3 people Wednesday evening and now all three face drug charges.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

UPDATE: Driver Identified in Fatal Crash

The driver has been identified from a fatal crash Wednesday afternoon.

Fatal Crash in Tremont Twp.

A crash has turned fatal in Tremont Twp.

Emergency personnel were called to the intersection of Tremont Road and Camp Road in Tremont Twp. around 12:30pm.

Initial calls came in as a motor vehicle accident with entrapment and fire.

We have now learned that one person has died in the crash.

Route 125 was closed for a period of time after the crash.

We will update you as more information is available.

Pennsylvania State Police and PEMA Deployment to Maryland Will Be Begin Later This Week

The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) announced today that Maryland accepted its offer of resources to assist with the State of Emergency currently active in the City of Baltimore. Pennsylvania offered assistance in response to an Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) request that was put out by Maryland this week.

State Police Seek Megan's Law Fugitive from Schuylkill County

The following was posted by the Pennsylvania State Police

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Shenandoah Man Arrested After Fleeing from Police

Shenandoah Man Arrested After Fleeing from Police

Schuylkill County Police Log for 4/28/15

Schuylkill County Police Log for 4/28/15

Pennsylvania State Police Ready to Assist in Baltimore

The Pennsylvania State Police announced Tuesday that they are ready to assist police and National Guard forces in Baltimore if needed.

Coal Region Connections: Lakewood Park


Teen in Prison After Assaulting Mother

A Mahanoy Township teen is in prison after assaulting his mother Tuesday morning.

Electrical Fire Causes Brush Fire in Mahanoy Township

An electrical fire has caused a brush fire in Mahanoy Township.

PA State Police Seize Over $16 Million in Drugs in First Quarter

Pennsylvania State Police announced Monday that troopers seized over $16.2 million in heroin, marijuana and other prohibited drugs in the first quarter of 2015.

UPDATE: State Trooper Discharged; Drivers Receive Traffic Citations for Interstate 81 Incident

Update on the State Trooper and drivers involved in Interstate 81 incident where the trooper was struck by a vehicle.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Bald Eagle Shot Near Schuylkill / Carbon County Line

Authorities are reporting that a bald eagle was shot.

Schuylkill County Police Log for 04/27/15

Schuylkill County Police Log for 04/27/15

Yuengling's Ice Cream to Auction Off 1 Millionth Quart‏

In keeping with its promise to give back to the communities it serves, Yuengling’s Ice Cream will hold an online auction of its one millionth quart to come off the production line to benefit the Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation.

Missing Dog in Frackville

A dog went missing Sunday in Frackville.

FDA Announces Dog Chew Recall

TFH Publications, Inc./Nylabone Products, of Neptune, NJ is recalling one lot of its 1.69 oz. package of the Puppy Starter Kit dog chews, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Video of Auction for the First Ride on Knoebels Impulse

Quick video of the auction that took place on Saturday for the first ride on Knoebels Impulse

DEP Awards Environmental Education Grants

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today awarded $304,137 in environmental education grants to 110 schools, universities, non-profit organizations, and conservation districts across Pennsylvania.

Harley Davidson Recalls 46,000 Motorcycles

Harley Davidson is recalling 46,000 of it's motorcycles due to a clutch issue.

Sheppton Man Facing Drug Charges

A Sheppton Man is facing drug charges after an arrest Sunday evening.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Schuylkill County Man Spends Month in Jail Posing as Brother

An Ashland man spent a month in Northumberland County jail posing as his brother.

According to, Brian Dietrick, 44, of Ashland was pulled over for a minor traffic violation and claimed to his brother Lewis.
He claimed to be his older brother Lewis, 49, who was wanted for failing to pay court costs.
Northumberland County District Attorney Ann Targonski speculates since Brian Dietrick was wanted on drug and other charges in several counties including Northumberland, he decided to assume his brother's identity because of the lesser charge against him.
Brian had spent the month in jail until Lewis had learned of his brother's arrest and contacted Shenandoah police last week.

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Two from Schuylkill County Facing Drug Charges After West Hazleton Traffic Stop

Barnesville duo facing drug charges after traffic stop.

District Attorney's Office Seeking Woman on Outstanding Bench Warrant

Schuylkill County District Attorney Christine Holman and the Schuylkill County Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Sally Jane Hartung.

Schuylkill County Road Work Scheduled for This Week

Schuylkill County Road Work Scheduled for This Week

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Fire Destroys Home in West Penn Township Overnight

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As of 4:30am, emergency personnel were still on scene of a large house in West Penn Township.

Knoebels' Impulse to Open Saturday

Photo of Impulse earlier during construction
Just after 2:00am, Knoebels announced that Knoebels' new rollercoaster have it's grand opening Saturday.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Two Injured; One Flown from ATV Crash

Around 6pm Thursday, emergency personnel were called to 99 Caroline Ave. Saint Clair for an ATV crash.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Motor Vehicle Accident on Route 61 near Saint Clair

An accident is currently causing traffic problems at the traffic light at Wal-Mart near Saint Clair.

We have very few details on the crash but a vehicle is currently on it's side in the middle of the intersection.

Update (4:15pm) - Road is clear.

Route 61 north at Wal-Mart Saint clair vehicle rollover
Posted by Schuylkill County Police Activity on Thursday, April 23, 2015

Scheduled Interstate 81 Road Work for Schuylkill County

Scheduled Interstate 81 Road Work for Schuylkill County

State Legislators Plan Shredding Event for the Public

State Legislators from Schuylkill and Berks Counties are planning a free shredding event.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

School District Investigating Teacher / Student Incident

The North Schuylkill School District has released the following information regarding an incident with a teacher and a student.

Schuylkill County Police Log 4/22/15

Schuylkill County Police Log 4/22/15

School District Investigating Moldy Bun Report

Tamaqua Area School District is investigating a report that a student has received a moldy bun numerous times in their lunch provided by the school.