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Fall foliage: Where to get best views

Fall is here and the leaves are already starting to turn, so where are the best places to go to see nature's color palate? The Blue Ridge Parkway stretches 469 miles through two states, all the way from the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Caro

WPXI - 2017-09-26 16:18:00

Two tombstones found at power plant

State police at Frackville reported two tombstones were found at a site in Schuylkill County. Troopers said an employee of the Wheelabrator power plant, located in Ryan Township, discovered the two tombstones on the power plant property at 8 a.m. on Saturday. Troopers said the names engraved on the

TIMES NEWS - 2017-09-26 07:00:00

Lowe's Heroes, community improve Girardville park

STEPHEN J. PYTAK / STAFF WRITER Yelena Catizone, left, and her husband, Vincent, were among the more than 20 volunteers who came out Saturday to help the Borough of Girardville and representatives of Lowe's Regional Distribution Center 961 make numerous improvements to the borough's B Street Park. V

REPUBLICAN & HERALD - 2017-09-25 23:59:59

Veterans clinic announced for city

Schuylkill County veterans will have a new place in the county to go next year for care. The Schuylkill County Community Clinic will be located at 1410 Laurel Blvd. in Pottsville. The new clinic will be about 9,400-square feet. It will provide a full range of services to those in need including me

REPUBLICAN & HERALD - 2017-09-25 23:59:59

Tuned out: Moyer Electronics to shutter after 70 years in business

ELLEN F. O'CONNELL / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Moyer Electronics, North Locust Street in Hazleton, is closing Oct. 1. After 70 years of adapting to changes in ways consumers enjoy electronics and equipment, the Hazleton location is shuttering. ELLEN F. O'CONNELL / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Moyer Electronics, Nor

STANDARD SPEAKER - 2017-09-25 23:59:59

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REPUBLICAN & HERALD - 2017-09-26 04:09:27

Pellet gunshot victim still critical

A Kulpmont man is still in critical condition after being shot by a pellet gun late Saturday night. A nursing supervisor at Geisinger confirmed Vincent Crosby was still in critical condition Monday night. According to court documents, police from Mount Carmel and Mount Carmel Township were dispatch

DAILY ITEM - 2017-09-26 06:00:00

Pension pause has put borough on right track

As Pennsylvania's pension system was headed for a crisis over the past decade, so, too, was Mount Carmel Borough's. It reached a breaking point in December 2012 when council members voted to freeze the pension plan for non-uniformed workers (those who are not police officers, which currently numbers

NEWSITEM.COM - 2017-09-26 07:00:00

Judge increases MC man's bail after he fails another drug test

SUNBURY - A Mount Carmel man charged with stealing more than $100,000 from his Northumberland employer had his bail increased Monday to $50,000 cash for failing a drug test for a second time, which violated his previous bail conditions. Jeffrey J. Kays, 37, who had been released from county prison i

NEWSITEM.COM - 2017-09-26 07:00:00

Pottsville Parking Authority hears mobile app option for Garfield Square

POTTSVILLE - A sales executive with a mobile app company joined the Pottsville Parking Authority on Monday to discuss his product and how it will assist with parking in Garfield Square. The sales executive talked to several members of the authority at special meeting in city council chambers about h

REPUBLICAN & HERALD - 2017-09-26 08:04:21

Pottsville transgender woman settles job discrimination suit against Cabela's

A Pottsville trangender woman has settled the federal job discrimination lawsuit she filed in 2014 against her former employer, Cabela's Retail Inc. In the lawsuit, Kate Lynn Blatt alleged she faced constant and unwavering harassment stemming from an anti-LGBT bias when she worked as a seasonal stoc

READING EAGLE - 2017-09-26 07:01:00

Schuylkill driver facing DUI count

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence following an incident that occurred about 12:36 p.m. on Sept. 14 along Route 61, just north of Tumbling Run Road in North Manheim Township. State police at Schuylkill Haven said Tracy Ann Miller, 41, of Schuylkill Haven, wa

TIMES NEWS - 2017-09-26 07:00:00

Police use Taser on man at game

A Tamaqua man was cited for causing a commotion at Friday night's football game in Tamaqua. An officer approached Steven Wayne Schickram, 38, of 340 Clarke St., to speak to him concerning a fire at Schickram's home earlier in the day. He was met with loud screaming, yelling and cursing. As this cont

TIMES NEWS - 2017-09-26 07:00:00

Police warn of pellet gun dangers

KULPMONT - Police warn the type of gun allegedly used to shoot a Kulpmont man Saturday evening can be just as deadly as a handgun or a rifle. Helena Crosby, 48, is accused of using an air rifle, also known as a pellet gun, to fire a single shot at her husband, Vincent Thomas Crosby, 53, at their hom

NEWSITEM.COM - 2017-09-26 07:00:00

New playground fear: Rattlesnakes!

Forget snakes on a plane - Hazleton parents now reportedly have snakes to fear regarding their children's safety in playgrounds. In Hazleton, two rattlesnakes were reportedly sighted Friday, and the city closed the park, said WNEP 16. Traps were put in the area of Altmiller Playground. One neighbor

PENNLIVE.COM - 2017-09-26 11:15:50

New labels ahead, nurse tells seniors

ELLEN F. O'CONNELL / Staff PhotographerA side-by-side comparison of the original and new label that will soon be placed on all foods. Lois Elick, community health nurse with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, talks about the new nutrition labels that will be placed on all foods to members of the

STANDARD SPEAKER - 2017-09-26 08:06:56

Near-record temperatures may linger until Thursday

Over the last few unseasonably warm days, Suzanna Dagostin said customers aren't in a hurry to leave the Milkhouse Creamery inside BowlArena in West Hazleton. Instead of enjoying their ice cream outside or at any of the creamery's tables, she said they're taking their orders to the bowling alley.

STANDARD SPEAKER - 2017-09-26 08:06:43

Snake-free Altmiller Park reopens today

Officials in Hazleton plan to reopen Altmiller Playground after reported snake sightings near the park prompted the city to close it Friday afternoon, Mayor Jeff Cusat said. Cusat said the park should reopen today after a half-dozen traps that were set at the park in response to the reports were e

STANDARD SPEAKER - 2017-09-26 08:04:49

FBI arrests four college basketball assistants on charges of fraud

Four NCAA assistant basketball coaches were indicted in a fraud and corruption scheme - which also included managers, financial advisers and representatives of a major international sportswear company - by federal authorities on Tuesday. According to the FBI complains made public, the four coaches i

DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-26 14:03:12

Tamaqua Area fifth-graders get in touch with nature

BARNESVILLE - Steve Ziegler and a class of fifth-graders visiting Locust Lake State Park looked up to the treetops. "There's a constant battle going on above us," Ziegler said while explaining that trees race to the top or lop off each other's branches during windstorms, all in an effort to gain mor

REPUBLICAN & HERALD - 2017-09-26 08:09:31