Saturday, November 16, 2019

13 Employees Suspended from SCI-Mahanoy After Inmate Death

Following an initial review of the recent death of inmate Tyrone Briggs at the State Correctional Institution (SCI) at Mahanoy, Department of Corrections (DOC) Secretary John Wetzel, on Friday, suspended 13 employees pending the outcome of any criminal and administrative investigations.

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 11/17/19

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 11/17/19

VOLLEYBALL: Nativity BVM Defeated in Class A State Final

Nativity BVM came up short in the the PIAA Class A Final in Mechanicsburg on Saturday.

Deer to Blame for Butler Township Crash Friday Morning

A deer is to blame for a crash near Fountain Springs, Butler Township, on Friday morning.

Shenandoah Police File Charges on Two Men Who Pulled Fire Alarm Overnight

Shenandoah Police filed charges on two men they say pulled a fire alarm in the borough early Saturday.

Schuylkill County Weather Forecast for 11/16/19

Schuylkill County Weather Forecast for 11/16/19

Friday, November 15, 2019

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Lackawanna Trail Ends Williams Valley's Season

Williams Valley's high school football season came to end after a loss to Lackawanna Trail.

District XI and PIAA High School Football Playoff Scores - 11/15/19

District XI and PIAA High School Football Playoff Scores - 11/15/19

Road Work Announced for Schuylkill County - 11/18 through 11/22

Road Work Announced for Schuylkill County 

Shenandoah Valley Students Learn About Energy Conservation and Efficient Consumption through STEM

This week, as part of the observance of National STEM Day, representatives from the National Energy Foundation (NES) spoke to students from the Shenandoah Valley High School on the topic of energy conservation & efficient consumption.

Geisinger Researchers Find AI Can Predict Arrhythmia, Death Risk

Geisinger researchers have found that artificial intelligence can examine electrocardiogram (ECG) test results to identify patients at risk of developing a potentially dangerous type of arrhythmia with an irregular heartbeat or of dying within a year.

Governor Wolf Approves NAP Funding for Geisinger to Construct LIFE Center in Minersville

On Friday, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of $26.5 million in funding through the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) to promote community participation and collaborations among nonprofits, businesses and residents while producing outcomes that assist a distressed area or the low-income population in a neighborhood. The credits will support 197 community revitalization projects across the commonwealth.

Frackville Mountaineer Pee Wee Team Wins Tri County Championship

On Sunday, November 10th, 2019, the Frackville Mountaineer Pee Wee team won the Tri County Football Championship.

The game was held at Mahanoy Area with Frackville taking on Shamokin.

The Mountaineers entered the game undefeated and allowing only one touchdown against them all season.

Frackville would go on to blank the Indians for the championship 16-0.

A firetruck parade was held in Frackville after the win with a party at the Frackville Elks