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Police say man admits punching, killing niece before standoff in Shamokin

SHAMOKIN -- A Shamokin man has admitted he killed his niece on a Shamokin Street last month after punching her in the face several times, police say. Jose Colon, 41, told police that after he punched Kasandra Ortiz, 23, he dragged her behind a large trash container and shot her, according to an aff

PENNLIVE.COM - 2018-03-18 02:05:39

Stakeout leads police to 10 wanted persons

COURTESY OF SHAMOKIN POLICE DEPARTMENT Blake Boyer is seen in custody. SHAMOKIN - Shamokin police discovered 10 people with active warrants at a North Shamokin Street home while conducting a stakeout for a wanted Mount Carmel man Wednesday night. Police received information that Blake William Boyer,

NEWSITEM.COM - 2018-03-17 07:00:00

Pottsville Man Charged with Attempted Homicide

POTTSVILLE, Pa. -- A man is locked up on attempted homicide charges for a violent assault in Schuylkill County. Police say John Liptok, 38, of Pottsville, beat the victim with a gun, then shot him in the arm. It happened during a fight early Saturday morning at a home on Arch Street in Pottsville. T

WNEP-TV 16 - 2018-03-17 22:29:29

Police: Teen suspected of drinking rolls car on busy Hazleton stretch

Some of the debris field is shown after a rollover crash in Hazleton on Saturday morning. The teen driver refused medical attention, police say. A close-up of damage is shown to a sedan involved in a rollover crash on North Church Street in Hazleton on Saturday morning. The vehicle ended up back

TIMES-LEADER - 2018-03-17 20:51:32

Patient charged with assaulting 3 Geisinger hospital employees

Coal Township, Pa., police charged a patient at Coal Township-based Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital for assaulting hospital employees during his hospital stay March 1, according to The News-Item. The 50-year-old patient was arraigned March 13 on three felony counts of aggravated assault,


Man in Shamokin standoff charged with murder

SHAMOKIN - The Shamokin man shot by police at the end of a seven-hour standoff last month confessed to beating a woman bloody before shooting her in the head with a shotgun, according to court documents. Shamokin police charged Jose Colon with homicide and related charges Saturday. Colon confessed t

DAILY ITEM - 2018-03-17 21:51:00

Pottsville goes green for St. Patrick's Day parade

ANDY MATSKO / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER The Hawk Mountain Highlanders march down West Market Street during the 44th annual St. Patrick's Day parade Saturday in Pottsville. POTTSVILLE - Scores of green-clad patrons lined the city's streets Saturday for the 44th annual St. Patrick's Day parade. Green was v

REPUBLICAN & HERALD - 2018-03-18 08:01:17

Pottsville man arrested for attempted homicide

POTTSVILLE, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY (WBRE/WYOUTV)--A man is behind bars after an overnight shooting in Schuylkill County. Pottsville police officers were called to the 300 block of West Arch Street around 3am. They say 38-year-old John Liptok Senior hit a man in the head with a gun and then shot him in th

PAHOMEPAGE.COM - 2018-03-18 01:00:02

A terrible message to students

Dear Editor: In recent months, countless women across the country have been emboldened to reveal long-concealed accounts of being sexually assaulted and harassed. Among them are media accounts of several women who have lately made allegations against Tamaqua Area School Board President Larry Wittig


Schuylkill Haven man dies in crash; 2 in stolen van caused accident

STRAUSSTOWN - A Schuylkill Haven man died from injuries he suffered when his car was struck by a stolen minivan in Berks County early Friday morning. State police at Hamburg responded to the crash that occurred around 6:20 a.m. at the Exit 19 off-ramp from Interstate 78 west and Route 183 in Upper T

REPUBLICAN & HERALD - 2018-03-17 08:09:24

Death in Luzerne County Under Investigation

BLACK CREEK TOWNSHIP, Pa. - State police in Luzerne County are investigating a death at a home near Conyngham. Troopers tell Newswatch 16 they were called to a home on Market Street in Black Creek Township around 7 a.m. Friday. They found one person dead. Investigators have not yet released the name

WNEP-TV 16 - 2018-03-16 15:58:32

Driver dies after car hit by stolen minivan on Route 183

UPPER TULPEHOCKEN TWP., Pa. - A man has died after his car was hit by a stolen minivan that was fleeing the scene of an earlier crash involving another stolen vehicle on Interstate 78, according to Pennsylvania State Police. The fatal crash happened shortly before 6:30 a.m. on Route 183 at the off-r

WFMZ-TV ONLINE - 2018-03-16 16:21:19

Pottsville Businesses Get Ready for St. Patrick's Day Parade

POTTSVILLE - Businesses all along North Centre Street in Pottsville are getting ready for the city's 42nd annual St. Patrick's Day Parade. "Some years are good," Sage Coffee House and Tea Garden owner Jenn Raess said. "Some years are bad. Some years are snowing. Some years are raining. This year, I

WNEP-TV 16 - 2018-03-16 21:01:09

Lehighton man killed in crash in West Penn Township

Schuylkill County coroner Dr. David J. Moylan has identified the man killed in a crash Friday evening on Route 443 in West Penn Township Ronald Bauer, 54, of Lehighton. Bauer was pronounced dead at 8:20 p.m. by deputy coroner Andrew Szczyglak. The initial conclusion is that Bauer died of blunt force

TIMES NEWS - 2018-03-17 05:55:00

Man killed near I-78 after crash with stolen mini-van

A Schuylkill Haven man was killed following a crash on Interstate 78 Friday morning with a mini-van that had been stolen from a New Hampshire woman staying at a hotel. The fatal crash at Exit 19 in Upper Tulpehocken Township, Berks County, was connected to a previous crash on the interstate 5 miles

DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-16 16:50:50

Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Police investigating armed robbery at Walmart in St. Clair

Police in Schuylkill County are investigating an armed robbery that happened at the Walmart store in Saint Clair at 3:40 a.m. March 15. Police said a masked percent made off with approximately $6,500 worth of computer routers, hard drives and other electronic items. Police said an employee of the st

TIMES NEWS - 2018-03-16 15:06:00

Schuylkill Co. man killed in crash with stolen vehicle

Two crashes along Interstate 78 Friday morning involving stolen vehicles, one of which was fatal, are believed to be related according to state police. The second crash, involving a minivan reported stolen from Lehigh County, resulted in the death of a Schuylkill County man. The first crash occurre

TIMES NEWS - 2018-03-16 19:26:00

Wife, sons held in second incident in past two weeks

CHRIS J. GREGO/STAFF PHOTO Officers, from left, Coal Township Police Chief William Carpenter, Shamokin Police Chief Darwin Tobias III, Coal Township Detective Jeffrey Brennan and an unidentified officer from the Ralpho Township Police Department, stand outside a home at 1506 W. Hill St. in Coal Town


One dead in Route 309 crash

A young Schuylkill County man is dead, and at least one other person seriously injured, following a three-car crash Wednesday morning along Route 309 in West Penn Township. Township patrolman Anthony Houser said the incident occurred at 9 a.m. when a 1999 Ford Mustang driven by Nicholas Sadusky, 19,