Fatal crash involving bus in Schuylkill County
PINE GROVE TOWNSHIP, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)— One person is dead after a fatal crash in Schuylkill County Friday afternoon, according to Pennsylvania State Police. State police say they were dispatched to a two-car crash at 3:19 P.M. at the intersection of State Route 443 and Waterfall Road. When on the scene, troopers say a red […]
Schuylkill County Man, 33, Dies Under Bridge In Harrisburg: Officials
A 33-year-old man who was a beloved big brother was found dead under a bridge in Harrisburg, county officials announced on Friday, March 1.Collin Weller was an Orwigsburg native who previously lived in Kutztown and Pottsville, according to his social media. He had been experiencing homelessness and…
Fire victims rescued from blaze in Schuylkill County
MINERSVILLE, Pa. — A raging fire broke out in Schuylkill County on Thursday morning. Newswatch 16 obtained viewer video from Chuck Helms showing the smoke pouring from a home along Pleasant Street in Minersville. Crews began fighting this fire just after 4:30 a.m. Henry Purcell is lucky to be...
Driver caught on video punching crossing guard in Lebanon County
Pennsylvania State Police are trying to identify a driver who got in a fight with a crossing guard at a bus stop in Lebanon County earlier this week, punching the man in the middle of an intersection in Fredericksburg. The incident happened around 3:15 p.m. at the corner of North...
Northern Lehigh girls basketball denied 1st District 11 title by Minersville
The wait for a district title continues for the Northern Lehigh girls basketball program. The fourth-seeded Bulldogs fell to second-seeded Minersville, 55-49, in the District 11 Class 2A final at Pottsville’s Martz Hall on Friday night. Northern Lehigh (16-10), making its fourth appearance in a district championship game, was...
Central Pa. man admitted to using marijuana before head-on collision that killed his mom
A Lebanon County man admitted to police that he used medical marijuana before a three-vehicle crash last summer that killed his mother and seriously injured another driver, court documents show. Gavin M. Kline, 20, tried to pass a tractor-trailer in a no-passing zone on Route 322 in Penn Township, Lancaster...
Police Log, 2/29/2024
NORTHERN SCHUYLKILL – The following is a collection of police incidents reported by local law enforcement agencies in our region. State Police at Frackville are investigating a reported rape at the State Correctional Institution – Mahanoy near Morea. Troopers said it was reported on Feb. 23 at the...
Ashland man facing charges for Centralia area pursuit
CENTRALIA – An Ashland man is facing charges after state troopers say he passed them doing 81 in a 55, pulled a u-turn when they tried to pull him over, and fled. Troopers said they were running traffic enforcement on Route 61 between Centralia and Mount Carmel in Conyngham Township around 1:30pm Thursday.
Five taken to hospital after crash involving school van in Pottsville
POTTSVILLE, Pa. — Five people were taken to the hospital after a crash involving a school van in Schuylkill County. Officials with the Pottsville Area School District say the school van was stopped along Laurel Boulevard in Pottsville when it was struck from behind. The driver of the van,...
Bus crash encourages Lancaster County teen to give back
LANCASTER, Pa. — Lancaster County teen Kathryn Davis doesn't remember much about thebus crash that injured more than 30 people in 2021. The high school senior and members of her youth group from Lancaster-based LCBC were returning from a retreat when their charter bus went off the road in Schuylkill County. Davis had to crawl through a window to get out.
Parkland, Notre Dame and Minersville add District titles to their trophy cases
District XI girl's basketball title games hitting the court on Friday night the 6A, 3A and 2A titles all being settled. Parkland, Notre Dame and Minersville all earning titles at their respective levels. In the 6A final the Lady Trojans once again knocked off Easton in the playoffs with a...
Police: Wanted man fled from cops, twice, ditched bag of drug paraphernalia
SHENANDOAH – A Shenandoah man is in Schuylkill County Prison after police say he ran from them twice, ditching a bag containing drug paraphernalia in one instance. Derek Yashinsky, 33, of 138 South White Street was charged by Shenandoah Police with misdemeanor flight to avoid apprehension, obstruction of justice, possession of offensive weapons, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
State police investigating fatal Lebanon County crash
LEBANON COUNTY, Pa. — Pennsylvania State Police in Jonestown are investigating a fatal Feb. 19 car crash. According to a filed police report, the crash happened as a tractor-trailer traveled east on Woleber Road. The truck continued traveling downhill and approached a properly posted stop sign at the intersection of Woleber and Hilltop Roads.
Quakertown Farmers Market welcomes new retail and food vendors
RICHLAND TWP., Pa. - New and expanding businesses are continuing to keep the retail lineup fresh at the Quakertown Farmers Market, affectionately known as “Q-Mart” to locals, in upper Bucks County. The expansive shopping venue, at 201 Station Road in Richland Township, over the past few months has...
Pottsville, March 01 High School 🏀 Game Notice
The Northern Lehigh High School basketball team will have a game with Minersville Area High School on March 01, 2024, 17:00:00 CST. ALWAYS WANTED TO DUNK LIKE A TOTAL BADASS, OR DEVELOP ROCK-SOLID WORK ETHIC....
Schuylkill County couple suing over AMC movie theater fall agree to $75K damages cap and remand
SCRANTON – A Schuylkill County couple and AMC Movie Theatres have mutually stipulated that a lawsuit claiming the wife-plaintiff suffered a broken right foot and other injuries, as a result of falling on an obscured hazard in a dimly lit AMC movie theater more than two years ago, would have its damages capped and be remanded to state court.
Dukes of Hazzard visit Big Diamond Speedway
POTTSVILLE, PA – If Friday night, August 9th wasn’t big enough with the mighty winged 410 sprint cars making an appearance at Big Diamond Speedway along with the Quandel Concrete Modifieds, USS Achey Crate 602 Sportsman and the Red White and Blue Roadrunners. It will also mark the return of the General Lee of Dukes of Hazzard fame.
PA Myerstown's Most Loveable Kittens Eagerly Awaits Forever Homes Today!
Have you been contemplating pet adoption, or simply love perusing adorable pets? A myriad of delightful pets are available for adoption at various animal shelters in the vicinity of myerstown..
2 injured after 2-vehicle crash in Orwigsburg, 1 vehicle crashed into home
ORWIGSBURG, Pa. - Two people were injured after a two-vehicle crash that sent one of the vehicles crashing into a home Thursday. The crash involving a car and an SUV happened shortly before 3:30 p.m. in Orwigsburg, according to borough police. A person driving the SUV was flown to a...
Pine Grove Takes Frist in Feb. 25 Penn York Winter Trap League Shoot
RUSSELL, Pa. – The Penn York Winter League met Sunday, Feb. 25, 2024 at Pine Grove Sportsman Club with 80 shooters present. There was not a perfect round shot. High Sub Junior Male was Hunter Kestler with 32, High Junior Male was KC Johnson with 48, High Junior Female was Sierra Craig with 45, High Lady was Debbie Lineman with 45, High Vet was Paul Prentice with 47, High Senior Vet was Tim Young with 46, High Super Senior Vet was Brian Westerdahl with 47.