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Schuylkill County

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  • DEP probing illegal dumping in Schuylkill, Carbon

    Officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection believe a contractor from the Lehigh Valley may be linked to several incidents of illegal dumping in the area. The contractor was not named and no charges have been filed, DEP...
  • Berks County road work

    PennDOT has scheduled the following road work: ________________________________________ County: Berks Municipality: Brecknock ROAD NAME: Alleghenyville Road at Maple Grove Road Type of Work: Drainage Work being Done By: PENNDOT Maintenance Forces...
  • Federal gas tax hike on table

    — Before Congress hit the road for a five-week summer break, lawmakers checked one item off their to-do list: saving the federal Highway Trust Fund from running out of money within days. But that nearly $11 billion fix only pays for road and bridge...
  • State game lands laws enforced at Bake Oven Knob

    Bake Oven Knob is a hot spot destination most of the year for birders, nature lovers and hunters. Tucked along the south side of the Appalachian Mountain range's Blue Mountain, the prime parking area for the gorgeous lookout area that is ripe for...
  • Kathleen Kane's credibility is on the line

    Kathleen Kane's credibility is on the line
    In January 2013, Kathleen Kane charged into Harrisburg on a Nittany Lion. The former assistant district attorney from Lackawanna County became the first Democrat and woman to be elected state attorney general by vowing to examine her predecessors'...
  • St. Luke's hospitals clean up in state awards

    St. Luke's Health Network hospitals cleaned up in the annual achievement awards given recently by the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania. According to a news release, St. Luke's received four honors, more than any other hospital. It...
  • Three more men accuse ex-congressional aide of sexual advances, court documents show

    Two young men told police Timothy Smith, the top aide of longtime U.S. Rep. Tim Holden, brought them to the basement of his Muhlenberg Township home, gave them alcohol and made unwanted sexual advances. More than 20 years before that episode, Smith...
  • Cartwright, Moylan to meet for two TV debates

    Cartwright, Moylan to meet for two TV debates
    U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright and his Republican challenger, David Moylan, will face off in two debates this fall, Cartwright’s campaign announced Friday. One debate will be held Oct. 29 at the WVIA studios in Luzerne County. A second will be hosted...
  • Schuylkill Products ex-CEO gets prison for federal highway contract fraud

    The former CEO of Schuylkill Products Inc. was sentenced Monday to more than four years in prison for his part in a scheme that fraudulently netted millions of dollars in federal highway contracts. Ernest G. Fink Jr., 68, of Orwigsburg, Schuylkill...
  • Goats helping Hawk Mountain take bite out of weeds

    Hawk Mountain Sanctuary hired some new workers last month and, like a lot of summer help, they are getting low wages — $1 per day. In an attempt to rid Hawk Mountain of a noxious weed called Japanese stiltgrass, the sanctuary has been leasing goats...
  • Hall of Fame announces two fiery new inductees

    It's time to start wrapping up Hall of Fame induction season. I always milk this mercilessly, but this year was complicated further by the goal of choosing two Mount Rushmores, one for the greatest Hall of Famers and one of true Lehigh Valley greats...