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…
Hazleton woman accused of holding 3 hostage
HAZLETON CITY, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Police say a woman in Luzerne County is facing charges after allegedly holding three people hostage on Friday. According to Hazleton City Police on Thursday, February 29, at 8:00 p.m. Hazleton City Police Officers responded to the 115 block of Ferrara Avenue for a report of a woman holding […]
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 […]
New Carbon County store to showcase American-made home decor, gifts
WEISSPORT, Pa. - A new destination for hand-crafted baskets, pillows, framed artwork, seasonal accents and other home furnishings is set to open this weekend in Carbon County. Simple Home Pennsylvania, a store offering unique home decor and gifts, including many items made in the United States by artisans and crafters, will hold a grand opening at 11 a.m. March 2 at 500A Bridge St. in Weissport.
Crews battle fire in Schuylkill County
MINERSVILLE, SCHUYLKILL CO. (WOLF) — Flames broke out at row homes in Schuylkill County early Thursday morning. According to Skook News, at around 4:45 a.m. Thursday, emergency personnel were called to the 300 block of Pleasant Street in Minersville for a reported house fire. The fire had spread to...
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...
Mahanoy Area Advances to District Title Game 64-49
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.
Mahanoy mulls wrestling co-op with Marian
MAHANOY CITY – Mahanoy Area may soon explore a cooperative agreement with another school for wrestling. Currently, Mahanoy Area has a co-op with Shenandoah Valley for wrestling. At last Thursday’s school board meeting, Eric Moucheron, district athletic director, discussed the possibility of adding Marian Catholic to the fold.
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.
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.
Lehighton doctor settles with U.S. for alleged False-Claim Act violations
EYEWITNESS NEWS (WBRE/WYOU) — A Lehighton family medicine doctor has settled a civil lawsuit filed by the U.S. over alleged “False Claim Act” violations. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Dr. Peter J. Baddick III has agreed to pay the U.S. $60,000 to resolve any civil liabilities for alleged […]
Discover Hazleton: A Guide to the Top 6 Must-Visit Pubs
In this article, we'll be exploring six must-visit pubs in Hazleton. Have you had the chance to experience any of these yet? If you have, we'd love to hear about your experiences in the comments below!
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,...
Applicant Fails to Secure an LPFM in Hazleton, Pa.
An organization that wants to build a low-power FM radio station in Hazleton, Pa., has failed to convince the FCC to overturn the rejection of the application. The FCC Media Bureau originally dismissed the application of Aire Broadcasting Foundation, filed during the 2023 LPFM window. Aire sought to broadcast on 94.5 FM but the commission said it would violate second-adjacent channel spacing requirements in respect to 94.1 WQKX, a Class B signal licensed to Sunbury.
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...
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...
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.
Three suspects in Wilkes-Barre fatal shooting plead not guilty
WILKES-BARRE — Three people charged in the ambush fatal shooting of a man on North Meade Street in Wilkes-Barre more than a year ago ple
Today the gas price is close to $3.33 in Mahanoy City as of 2024-03-01. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Friday is $3.331, a week ago the price is $3.267 , according to AAA.