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Motorcyclist Dead After Schuylkill County Crash

PINE GROVE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — One person is dead after a motorcycle crash in Schuylkill County. The coroner tells Newswatch 16 the crash happened just before 4:30 on Thursday afternoon along Oak Grove Road in Pine Grove Township.


Pennsylvania Man Sleeping In Dumpster Loses Prosthetic Leg After Ending Up In Trash Truck

MCKEES ROCK, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a man sleeping in a dumpster was tossed into the back of a garbage truck as the trash was being emptied, causing him to lose his prosthetic leg.


Philadelphia Inquirer: Shenandoah is the food capital of the Coal Region

If you’ve ever had the Pennsylvania-famous Kowalonek’s “kielbasy,” chances are you’ll never forget it. It might even send you back to the Coal Region on a quest for more.


Policy to arm school employees reinstated, Tamaqua school board says

Three months after a program to train and arm school employees was put on hold, an upstate Pennsylvania school district has reinstated a policy that allows teachers and other staffers to carry firearms.


Mother who served time after leaving syringe in crib failed to pay fines and costs

SUNBURY — A former Shamokin woman who served prison time for allowing an uncapped hypodermic needle in the crib of her 9-month-old child in 2017 was back in Northumberland County Court on Thursday for failing to pay the costs associated with her sentencing.


Central Pennsylvania weather: Strong storms possible Friday; Flash Flood Watch issued

SUSQUEHANNA VALLEY, Pa. — A cold front could bring heavy rain to central Pennsylvania on Friday, so the National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch that will go into effect in the afternoon.


Driver flees scene of accident

SHAMOKIN — The driver of a Ford Thunderbird that crashed into a city home Wednesday morning fled the scene. Robin Finicle, of 621 E. Sunbury St., said she felt her house shake when the front of the vehicle hit a brick column supporting a porch roof in the 2 a.m. crash. Several bricks became dislodge


The 5 Pennsylvania counties that are growing (and shrinking) the most

The latest population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau show mixed results for Pennsylvania’s 67 counties: 37 counties decreased in population while only 30 increased between 2017 and 2018.


Pennsylvania residents seeking disability benefits will have a new step to consider

Starting Saturday, anyone in Pennsylvania who is denied federal disability benefits and wants to appeal will go through a new step that the Social Security Administration says is meant to reduce a large case backlog — but that advocates fear will do the opposite.


Coroner Called to Motorcycle Crash Thursday Afternoon near Pine Grove

One person was killed in a motorcycle crash in Pine Grove Township on Thursday. Emergency personnel were dispatched to 73 Oak Grove Road around 3:45pm for a motorcycle accident.


Yuengling anniversary concert will bring Better Than Ezra to Pottsville

D.G. Yuengling & Son has announced the headlining act for their 190th anniversary concert this summer. At the commemoration of the company’s first-ever America’s Oldest Brewery Day, the brewery’s staff announced that the rock group Better Than Ezra would be performing at the 190th anniversary summer


Wanted man fleeing state police hit trooper in Central Pennsylvania, authorities say

WHARTON — Authorities say a man wanted on forgery charges hit a state trooper with his car and led police on a high-speed pursuit that ended when he ran into some woods. Troopers tried to stop Pete Lancaster around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday near Route 40 in Farmington. But authorities say the 28-year-old Un


Phone, money taken from vehicle

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating a theft from vehicle at a Schuylkill County mall. Troopers said a 43-year-old man from Saint Clair reported his 2006 GMC Envoy was entered while parked near Boscov’s Department Store in the Fairlane Village Mall in Norwegian Township. The unlocked v


Fireball lights up the sky over Pennsylvania and other eastern states

A bright green fireball was spotted in the nighttime sky on Tuesday by hundreds of people in southern Pennsylvania and 8 other states. According to the American Meteor Society, the fireball raced north to south at 10:57 p.m. and ended its flight in the Atlantic Ocean east of Bethany Beach, Delaware.


Faulty Brakes to Blame for Crash Involving School Bus

MAHANOY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Faulty brakes are to blame for a crash involving a school bus in Schuylkill County. Officials say a black SUV lost their brakes along Route 924 in Mahanoy Township just before 4 p.m. Thursday causing a crash.


State Police: Lebanon County man escaped from corrections center in Berks County

BERKS COUNTY, Pa. — A Lebanon County man escaped from a corrections center in Berks County, according to State Police. State Police say 29-year-old Alan Winstead was being held at the Wernersville Community Corrections Center during the time of his escape.


“Wide Awake” in Tremont – Campaigning for Lincoln in the Coal Region in 1860

“Tremont in a Blaze,” screamed a headline in the Miners’ Journal of Pottsville on September 15, 1860. But the Schuylkill County mining village wasn’t on fire. It was ablaze with passionate support for a tall, lanky former candidate for the United States Senate named Abraham Lincoln. Schuylkill Count


AMBER ALERT CANCELED: 2-month-old child taken from Warren, Ohio found safe

WARREN, Ohio (WKBN/WTAJ) - An Amber Alert has been canceled for a 2-month-old infant taken from a Warren home on Thursday afternoon. Police say Jasper Stennett has been found safe - his grandmother, the suspect's mother, brought the child into the police station in Warren.


Tamaqua Teacher Gun Policy Back on Table

TAMAQUA, Pa. -- Students filed out of Tamaqua Area High School early thanks to the much-anticipated start of spring break. The split from school is more so on their minds compared to the controversial policy that's grabbed headlines.


Norwich man with warrant out of Pennsylvania facing charges following Ledyard traffic stop

LEDYARD, Conn. (WTNH) - A Norwich man is facing multiple charges after a traffic stop in Ledyard. According to officials, on Tuesday around 4:00 p.m., a vehicle was pulled over after officers noticed it had an expired registration plate.