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Schuylkill County Sobriety Checkpoint Leads to Multiple DUI Arrests

A Sobriety Checkpoint in Cressona on Friday led to multiple arrests. According to State Police Sgt. Thomas Hornung of the Schuylkill Haven Barracks, Troopers conducted a sobriety checkpoint on Friday, June 24th, 2022 on Route 183/Sillyman Street in Cressona. As a result of the DUI checkpoint, approximately 132 motorists were...
SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA
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Two-county chase ends in Jim Thorpe

A two-county high speed chase came to an end Friday afternoon in Jim Thorpe. The incident began in Tamaqua around 3 p.m. when police were notified of a suspected intoxicated woman operating a Chevrolet Malibu. The chase began on Route 309 South when the woman turned onto Owl Creek Road.
JIM THORPE, PA
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Lab monkeys in Pa. accident were headed to Labelle Florida via quarantine in Missouri

The 100 lab monkeys involved in the Jan. 21 accident near Danville were headed to Labelle Florida by way of a quarantine facility in Missouri. Crates holding live monkeys are scattered across the westbound lanes of state Route 54 at the junction with Interstate 80 near Danville, Pa., Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, after a pickup pulling a trailer carrying the monkeys was hit by a dump truck.
LABELLE, FL
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Mahanoy City Man Arrested for Incident at Shenandoah Liquor Store

A Mahanoy City man is locked up in Schuylkill County Prison after an incident Friday evening at the Shenandoah Liquor Store. According to Shenandoah Police, officers responded to a disturbance call that was placed by the employees of the Wine and Spirits at the Gold Star Plaza. According to the employees, a male came in to make a purchase of alcohol but was already heavily intoxicated.
MAHANOY CITY, PA
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Schuylkill lawyer to serve on board of governors

Schuylkill County lawyer Eric M. Prock, partner in the Pottsville-based law firm of Fanelli, Evans & Patel PC, began a three-year term on the Pennsylvania Bar Association Board of Governors at the conclusion of the association’s annual meeting, May 13, in Hershey. One of 12 zone governors who serve...
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Talkback 16: The Danville monkeys

PENNSYLVANIA, USA — In this Talkback 16; calls about the monkeys in Danville, our special coverage of the Hurricane Agnes anniversary, and of course, Ranger. But first, we begin with a call about the Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade. If you like Talkback, you'll love Talkback Feedback....
DANVILLE, PA
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Neighborhood Spotlight: Summit Hill woman says ‘volunteerism is a duty’

For nearly a quarter century, Marlene Basiago says, the Panther Valley community was good to her as she operated the successful former Helping Hand Clinic in Summit Hill. In retirement, she wants to give back through volunteerism. “Volunteerism is a duty,” said Basiago, who delivered occupational and physical therapies to...
SUMMIT HILL, PA
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Selinsgrove Hires Female Police Chief, Believed to be First Ever

SELINSGROVE – The Borough of Selinsgrove has hired Shanee Mitchell to become its next police chief, believed to be the first ever in the borough and Snyder County. The borough announced the hire in a news release Thursday afternoon. The borough says she’ll begin her tenure in mid-July when her background check and clearances have been reviewed and finalized.
SELINSGROVE, PA
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LGBTQ voices share the pain behind the pride

Schuylkill Pride of 2022 brought joy and laughter, but highlighted judgment and criticism. Matt Haslam is the Eastern vice president at Pennsylvania Equality Project and the founder of Powered by Rainbows, a site that provides researched LGBTQ classes and videos on a weekly basis to their 6.7 million viewers worldwide.
SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA
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Several arraigned in recent Sunbury shooting

SUNBURY, NORTHUMBERLAND CO, (WOLF) — Several people were arraigned Thursday afternoon for their alleged involved in the recent shooting on South Third Street in Sunbury. According to a criminal complaint, one of those people is Reggie Houseal, who faces charges of aggravated assault, criminal mischief, and carrying a firearm without a license.
SUNBURY, PA
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Carjacking suspect arrested following 100 mph chase on I-78 in northern Berks

A New York man was arrested after leading local and state police on a high-speed chase along Interstate 78 following an armed carjacking in northwestern Berks County. Police successfully deployed spike strips Thursday evening to flatten the tires of the stolen car, ending the roughly 13-mile chase near Hamburg, and arrested the 20-year-old robbery suspect, Jarrion Wiggins of New York.
BERKS COUNTY, PA

Two men in Sunbury charged for suspected retaliation shooting in relation to May murder at food mart

Sunbury, Pa. —Police are investigating a drive-by shooting that occurred on June 15 in Sunbury that they suspect was in retaliation to the shooting death of a Sunbury man in May. Sunbury Police took Francky Riche, of Sunbury, into custody Thursday June 23 on attempted homicide charges. Two other men, Isaac Holley, 18, of Northumberland, and Reggie J. Houseal Jr., 19, of Sunbury, were charged as accomplices. An arrest warrant...
SUNBURY, PA
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Shenandoah Valley Hosts Mrs. T's Pierogies Commercial Shoot

Shenandoah Valley played host to Mrs. T's Pierogies on Friday so the company could shoot a commercial. The pierogi making company, Simone Associates, and Allebach Communications, were working on a new 15-second commercial shoot for their next national Foodservice video advertisement that focused on the K-12 Schools. Meghan Heim, Mrs....
SHENANDOAH, PA
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Cressona Band to present concert honoring longtime director

The Cressona Band will present a concert in memory of its longtime director, John F. Potlunas. “He touched so many lives,” said Cressona Band President Caroline Tucci. And it wasn’t just those who worked with him during his 42 years as the band’s principal conductor. It was...
CRESSONA, PA
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Heating Oil Leaks into Creek near Orwigsburg

Emergency personnel responded to an incident on Thursday afternoon that involved heating oil leaking into a creek in North Manheim Township. Around 2:00pm, Thursday, emergency personnel were called to an odor investigation near the Mahonney Creek near Orwigsburg. When fire personnel arrived, they found a strong odor of fuel oil coming from the creek.
ORWIGSBURG, PA
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