Hazleton, PAPosted by
Newswatch 16

Update: Man arrested following shooting

HAZLETON, Pa. — UPDATE:. Police say one person is in custody, and another was taken to the hospital following a shooting in Hazleton. The Chief of Police says shots rang out around 8:30 p.m. on Thursday along West 11th and Alter Street. One man was rushed to the hospital with...
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Pottsville, PAPottsville Republican Herald

Hillside SPCA executive director fired

POTTSVILLE — The Hillside SPCA animal shelter’s board of directors fired the executive director Tuesday after 24 years of service. James C. Bohorad, attorney for Hillside SPCA, said the board of directors voted at a meeting last week to terminate Tricia Moyer-Mentzer, with six of the eight board members voting for her termination and two abstaining.
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Pennsylvania Stateskooknews.com

Reward Being Offered for Schuylkill County Homicide Cold Case

A reward is being offered for information in a Schuylkill County Homicide investigation from 1983. According to the Pennsylvania State Police at Frackville, investigators are looking for information related to the January 26, 1983 death of Joseph Mickonis in New Philadelphia Boro, Schuylkill County. Mickonis was shot in the back...
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Motorcycle Rider Transported After Crash on Two-Miler near Frackville

One person was injured after a crash near Frackville on Thursday morning. Just before 10:00am, emergency personnel were called to "the middle" of the two-miler in Butler Township for a motor vehicle accident involving a motorcycle. The rider was reportedly traveling uphill towards Frackville when he veered off the roadway...
Bucks County, PAWFMZ-TV Online

Brothers charged with homicide after body found in Richland Twp.

RICHLAND TWP., Pa. - Two brothers were charged Thursday after a man's body was found in Bucks County. Anthony Gamble, 19, and Josh Gamble, 17, face several charges, including homicide and conspiracy, Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub said in a news conference Thursday afternoon. Josh Gamble is a minor, but he will be charged as an adult, Weintraub said.
Pottsville, PAPottsville Republican Herald

Work begins on future TJ Maxx site at Fairlane Village; restaurant to relocate

POTTSVILLE — Work on the new TJ Maxx department store at Fairlane Village has begun, and the mall’s last remaining restaurant is moving to a new location. Rocco Aruzzo, regional manager for mall owner Lexington Realty International, said demolition work started in April at the south side entrance, where the new store will be located, is 80 percent complete.
Allentown, PAPosted by
The Morning Call

Restaurant and lounge coming soon near Allentown’s riverfront

A taste of the Mediterranean is coming soon to a building near the Lehigh River in Allentown. Riverside Restaurant & Lounge, specializing in Middle Eastern dishes like babaganoush, falafel and shawarma, is tentatively set to open July 9 at 123 Hamilton St., near the western edge of the Hamilton Street bridge, co-owner Elias Boutros said. The restaurant, with seating for around 100 customers ...
Hegins, PAPottsville Republican Herald

PIAA SOFTBALL: Shade guides Tri-Valley to state final

HEGINS — Some schools and coaches are synonymous. Ken Schneck and Dave Homa at Minersville. Joe Cesari and Lafay Hope at North Schuylkill. Scott Buffington and John Davis at Schuylkill Haven. Mention a name, and one school immediately comes to mind. At Tri-Valley, that coach is Marty Shade. An assistant...
Helfenstein, PAThe Shenandoah Sentinel

No one transported from Helfenstein crash

HELFENSTEIN – No one required transportation to a local hospital after a car struck a school van and an SUV near this Butler Township village Thursday. The crash happened in the 700 block of High Road around 4:30pm. Butler Township Police at the scene said a Ford Fusion was headed...
Berks County, PAReading Eagle

2021 PA Latino Convention coming to Reading

Berks County's Latino population has a lot to celebrate. Mayor Eddie Moran is Reading's first Latino mayor; Berks County Commissioner Michael Rivera is the first Latino county commissioner, and state Rep. Manny Guzman Jr. is the first Latino state representative from the 127th District. This fall the PA Latino Convention...
Shenandoah, PAThe Shenandoah Sentinel

PennDOT installs turn lane signs downtown

SHENANDOAH – PennDOT installed new signs alerting drivers of the traffic patterns at town’s principal intersection this week. Signs designating the left lane at Main and Centre as a left turn lane were installed this week by H&K Group, the contractor working on the Route 924 improvement project. Before the...
Schuylkill County, PAThe Shenandoah Sentinel

Former Ashland Hospital auctioned off

FOUNTAIN SPRINGS – The former Ashland Hospital may soon have a new owner, again. The longtime hospital, the first in Schuylkill County and last in the north, closed in 2012 and has sat vacant since. Ten-X, a commercial auction website, hosted an auction for the hospital building this week. As...
Schuylkill Haven, PAPottsville Republican Herald

Haven council awards bid for lead service line replacement

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN — The borough council voted Wednesday to award bids for the lead service line replacement project. The council awarded the lowest bid of $288,068 to Arthur Aungst Inc. excavation, Pine Grove. In April, the borough received a $529,645 grant from the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PennVEST) to pay...