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BREAKING: Firefighters battle three-alarm blaze in Ashland

ASHLAND - ​Firefighters are currently battling a three-alarm blaze in the borough of Ashland. Firefighters were called to the 1100 block of Brock Street just before 3:00pm. Photos from the scene show multiple row homes engulfed in flames, and a third alarm was struck, bringing fire crews from across


Fire Rips Through Building in Ashland

ASHLAND, Pa. — Fire ripped through a building in Schuylkill County Thursday afternoon. It broke out before 3 p.m. in the place in the 1100 block of Brock Street in Ashland. There is no word on injuries or the cause.


H.S. Girls Basketball: Tornadoes thrash NPM in D4 quarterfinals, 66-24

MOUNT CARMEL — With the District 4 Class 2A playoffs underway, Mount Carmel girls basketball put its offense on full display as Lauren Shedleski took center stage in a 66-24 quarterfinal win over North Penn-Mansfield, Tuesday.


Fire devastates five homes in Ashland

ASHLAND — Five homes were destroyed by fire in the 1100 block of Brock Street Thursday afternoon. Fire Chief Philip Groody said initial reports at the scene said there was an explosion, which caused the homes to come off the ground. UGI gas company said there wasn't gas line service in that area, an


Pennsylvania lawmaker wants statewide vote on legal marijuana

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - A Pennsylvania senator wants to give voters a say in the debate over recreational marijuana. State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny, Westmoreland) says he will introduce legislation to put a non-binding referendum on the ballot in this November's general election.


$1.3 million comes to Mount Carmel, Coal Township and Snyder County

Three municipalities across the Susquehanna Valley received a combined $1.3 million in HOME Program grants through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.


Four Alarm Fire in Schuylkill County

ASHLAND, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) -- A four-alarm fire has consumed at least four structures along the 1100 block of Brock Street in Ashland this afternoon. Flames broke out at this home at the 1112 Brock Street just before 3pm. Several Fire Companies from the surrounding community are convergi


Honor roll: Dean's list

PHILADELPHIA — Stefanie Cimino, of Mount Carmel, was named to the dean’s list at Thomas Jefferson University for the fall semester with a 4.0 grade point average. She is a senior majoring in medical laboratory science.


Kulpmont native serves aboard guided-missile cruiser in Pearl Harbor

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — A Kulpmont native and 2017 Our Lady of Lourdes Regional School graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the guided-missile cruiser, USS Port Royal. Seaman Apprentice Bailey Marcheski has served in the Navy for one year and is serving aboard the guided-missile cruiser operat


Female inmate dies at Northumberland County Jail; state prisoner passed away last week

COAL TOWNSHIP — A 45-year-old female inmate at Northumberland County Jail died Sunday at the prison. Warden Bruce Kovach said Tara Yancheski, of Kulpmont, passed away after being found unresponsive in her cell at about 5:15 p.m.


Pennsylvania prison guard sentenced for sexual abuse of inmate

SCRANTON, Pa. (WHTM) - One of seven prison guards charged with sexually abusing female inmates at a jail in Scranton has pleaded no contest to a count of official oppression. Jeffrey Staff was sentenced after the plea Thursday to nine months of probation. As part of the sentence, Staff is barred fro


$63,000 from MCA Industrial Fund to be distributed to six entities, including four communities

SUNBURY — Four municipalities, Mount Carmel Area School District and Northumberland County Industrial Development Authority have been awarded more than $10,000 each from funds remaining in the inactive Mount Carmel Area Industrial Fund.


Pennsylvania couple accused of stealing $1.2M from church to pay for Walt Disney vacations, Pittsburgh Pirates tickets

A trusted Pennsylvania church administrator and his wife stole around $1.2 million to use on a slew of personal items, including vacations, sporting events and restaurants, officials said.


State Police seize $24,000 in meth from Gordon home; Gordon man charged

GORDON - A Gordon man is facing charges after an early morning search warrant in the borough today. State Police at Frackville, along with the Schuylkill County Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 6:05am this morning at a house at 411 Hobart Street.


Authorities: 3 people found stabbed in Pennsylvania home

FOLSOM, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say three people have been stabbed at Pennsylvania home. But it's not yet clear what sparked the stabbings, which occurred around 10 a.m. Thursday in Ridley.


Pennsylvania boy fatally impaled by glass from shattered picture frame

PHILADELPHIA – Authorities say a 4-year-old boy was killed when a glass-framed photo fell from a wall at his family’s Philadelphia home, spraying the room with chards that struck him in the abdomen.


District Court: Guilty pleas

SHAMOKIN — Three defendants entered guilty pleas Tuesday and were ordered by Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III to pay fines and costs. • John A. Reed, 39, of 1006 W. Mulberry St., Coal Township, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and was ordered to pay a $300 fine plus costs and placed on


The Polar Vortex's Impact On Pennsylvania Stink Bugs

If one good thing comes out of the polar vortex that descended upon Pennsylvania earlier this winter, driving up heating bills and driving residents indoors, it could be this: less stink bugs.


Texas family reunited with their dog, found in Pennsylvania

CUMRU TOWNSHIP, Pa. - They say dog is man's best friend. For one man in Texas, losing his best friend, 7-year-old "Geno," when she ran off was heart-wrenching. Then 9 months later, he got the call that she'd been found all the way in Pennsylvania.


‘Oops! That wasn’t supposed to happen.’ After Pennsylvania suit, Verizon coughs up promised goodies.

That’s how Verizon began an email apologizing to customers after the Pennsylvania attorney general sued the communications giant for allegedly failing to deliver on marketing promises.