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3 Republicans enter races for public office in Schuylkill Co.

Schuylkill County Republicans will have a choice for prothonotary as three people now have entered the race. On Tuesday, Albert L. Gricoski of Frackville, presently the first deputy prothonotary, indicated that he would seek the GOP nomination for the office’s top job now held by Republican David J.


Pennsylvania man accidentally runs over, kills wife in their driveway

PALMER, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a man accidentally ran over and killed his wife in the driveway of their Pennsylvania home. Palmer Township police say the accident occurred around 3 p.m. Thursday, moments after 66-year-old Debra Mitchell got out of the car.


'16 Shen. Valley grad continues to shine in theater

KUTZTOWN, Berks County - A 2016 Shenandoah Valley graduate and six-year member of the school's drama club is continuing to shine in theater at Kutztown University, where she recently performed in a production of "Grease."


Pennsylvania child Cherrie Mahan still missing after getting off school bus in 1985

February 22, 1985 began like any other Friday for Cherrie Mahan's family in Butler County, Pennsylvania. Cherrie was just eight years old and was in the third grade at a nearby school, just north of Pittsburgh.


Federal court will hear case of man who claimed Capital One Auto Finance violated Pennsylvania laws

PHILADELPHIA -- A district court has denied a motion to remand filed by a person who sued Capital One Auto Finance after his vehicle was repossessed. On Jan. 23, Judge Harvey Bartle III for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania denied Randy Langer's motion to remand on the


Schuylkill County teachers will continue legal fight against arming school staff

A Schuylkill County judge says she needs more information from a local teachers union before ruling on a policy that would allow employees to carry firearms in schools. The Tamaqua Education Association said Thursday it will file an amended complaint in the coming days against the Tamaqua School Dis


Pennsylvania drug bust seizes crack, heroin — and alligator

A Pennsylvania drug bust netted three suspects, over $5,000 in cash, crack-cocaine, heroin, a substance believed to be fentanyl — and a four-legged critter. South Coatesville cops were stunned to see a three-foot-long alligator on the residence’s kitchen floor during the Feb. 8 raid.


Schuylkill County man jailed on warrants

A Schuylkill County man was jailed on Jan. 23 on several warrants. State police at Frackville said troopers responded to the 200 block of Valley Street in New Philadelphia at 3:40 p.m. to assist New Philadelphia police with a wanted person inside that residence. Before the arrival of troopers, the m


Fugitive wanted for murder of Brooklyn rapper arrested in Pennsylvania

Cops tracked down and arrested a Brooklyn man Friday who allegedly shot a rapper to death back in December 2017. Fugitive James Oliver, 40, was picked up for drunken driving on Jan. 1 in Upper Saucon Township near Allentown, Pa. Pennsylvania cops notified the NYPD when they saw he was wanted for mur


Pennsylvania Judge Sued After Calling Immigration On Couple’s Wedding Day

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A man who says he was unlawfully detained on his wedding day by a Pennsylvania judge who wrongly suspected he was in the United States illegally filed a federal lawsuit Thursday, alleging violations of his constitutional rights.


Here Are Pennsylvania's Most Prolific Robocallers

Robocalls are annoying. There's nothing worse than seeing your phone buzz, picking up, and hearing a robotic voice on the other end try to dupe you into giving up your bank and credit card information. And with tax season coming up, Pennsylvania can expect even more.


Ashland woman who allegedly hit, killed man with van pleads no contest

POTTSVILLE — Ashley Leibig decided it was better to plead no contest Thursday before a Schuylkill County judge to several charges after she allegedly hit and killed a man with her van than to risk a jury trial.


Alligator found living in Pennsylvania home during drug search

SOUTH COATESVILLE, Penn. - Police say they found an alligator at a Pennsylvania home they were searching for drugs. Officers were at the home on a warrant last Friday. Police say the alligator was a juvenile about three feet long – far short of its adult size of eight to ten feet.


Police: Wife stabs husband on Valentine's Day

DANVILLE — Committee to host gala next month. The Montour County Republican Committee will host a Star Spangled Gala March 1 in the Pine Barn Inn. Guest speaker will be Congressman GT Thompson.


Push resumes to recognize official Pennsylvania amphibian

The Eastern hellbender (Photo by Dave Herasimtschuk, U.S. Department of Agriculture: usda.gov) "The Eastern hellbender exemplifies what is good about Pennsylvania's waterways."


Several injured, shooter apprehended at Aurora, Ill., manufacturing plant

Multiple people have been injured at a manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois, on Friday and a shooter has been apprehended, authorities said. Officers responded to reports of an active shooter at the Henry Pratt Company, the city announced just after 2 p.m. CST.


Successful First Year for Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania

SCRANTON, Pa. — Governor Wolf claims that within just a year’s time, more than 83,000 Pennsylvanians have accessed medical marijuana. Within those 365 days, we have seen the impact right in our area.


Hogan convicted of 2 attempted homicides, many other crimes

POTTSVILLE — Roy M. Hogan Jr. will spend years, if not decades, behind state prison bars after a Schuylkill County jury found him guilty Thursday of trying to kill two people, and assaulting a third, in a bloody night of terror in March 2018 at a Schuylkill Haven home.


Doctors: Stabbed men could have died

POTTSVILLE — Doctors who treated the two men police alleged were stabbed in March 2018 in Schuylkill Haven each testified on Wednesday to a Schuylkill County jury that they could have died without help.


Police honored for efforts on aggressive driving

TAMAQUA — Five municipal police departments, three of their officers and two Pennsylvania State Police stations were honored Thursday for their efforts on cracking down on aggressive driving.