Lightning Strike Causes House Fire
Fire crews said around 4:30 p.m. lightning struck the back of the roof, starting a fire on the third floor of a home on St. Peter Street in Schuylkill Haven.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Minister: Methodist church appeals 'refrocking'
A Methodist minister ousted and then reinstated after performing his son's gay marriage said Friday that a church official is appealing his refrocking.
Schuylkill home destroyed by fire
A fast moving fire that destroyed a home in the Schuylkill County village of Branchdale, Reily Township, was caused by a clothes dryer vent system, a state police fire marshal has ruled.
Pa. Camp Shares Fire Prevention Messages
"They did a fire safety course in a room filled with smoke -- you couldn't even see your hand in front of your face -- and the younger kids had to get out and stay low to the ground with a face mask on," Peel said.
Sun Jul 13, 2014
Schuylkill County teen killed in crash
One 17-year-old boy was killed, and another was severely injured after a one-vehicle crash in Schuylkill County early Sunday morning.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
PSU trustees asked to reopen Freeh report
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, Pa. On a summer afternoon two years ago, Penn State's board of trustees reacted to the release of the Freeh Report by promising to enact oversight changes at the university, then it didn't have a public,in-depth discussion of the report again.
Newly Elected Trustee Proposes Board 'Finish' Investigation Freeh Started
A newly elected Penn State trustee wants the full board to "finish" the investigation the Louis Freeh firm conducted regarding how the university handled the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal.
Barron Makes Recommendations to Improve Graduation Rate for Students with Lower Incomes
Eric Barron addressed the Penn State Board of Trustees for the first time as president of Penn State focusing on the issue of education access and affordability.
Schuylkill chancellor chronicles campus' history, impact on the community
Kelly M. Austin, chancellor of Penn State Schuylkill, had the opportunity to address the University Board of Trustees today as part of the board's regular summer meeting.
Faculty, Student and Alumni Groups Make Case for Permanent Spot on Penn State Trustees Board
Representatives of faculty, student and alumni groups spoke before a Penn State Board of Trustees committee Thursday arguing each group should have permanent positions on the board.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
PSU trustees debate changes to board
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, Pa. With legislation swirling in Harrisburg to overhaul Penn State University's board of trustees, the trustees are discussing their own set of changes that could be recommended and voted on by September.
Penn State Expected to Spend Millions on University Park Airport and Lasch Football Building
The Penn State Board of Trustees finance committee has recommended the full board approve $5.6 million in upgrades to University Park Airport and $2 million in renovations to the Lasch Football Building.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
Man admits shooting gas pumps
According to state police at Schuylkill Haven, sometime between 11 a.m. July 28 and 12:30 a.m. July 29, Weicicoskie opened fire on diesel pumps at the Economy Gas Station on Route 61 in North Manheim Township.
Sun Jun 29, 2014
One man seriously hurt in Wayne Township accident
A three vehicle accident in Wayne Township closed a portion of Route 183 until early Sunday morning, according to police.
Thu Jun 26, 2014
Armed Guard Headed to Schuylkill County Courthouse
"We wanted to make sure, for best practice standpoint that the people who do come to the courthouse are safe," said Schuylkill County Commissioner George Halcovage Jr. Starting July 7th, there will be a full-time armed sheriff's deputy at the courthouse in addition to the two part time security officers who already work there.
Wed Jun 25, 2014
Tractor trailer takes out utility pole, plows into used car lot
A tractor trailer barreled out of control, taking out a utility pole and a number of vehicles on a used car lot in Schuylkill County.