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Schuylkill County

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  • Chief Mark Kessler's gun-rights message reaches beyond Pennsylvania

    The tiny coal town of Gilberton has become a spectacle for the nation's gun debate, marshaling dozens of armed gun-rights activists who come to defend the borough's suspended police chief, whose profanity-laced YouTube videos sparked the controversy. At...
  • Assisted suicide prosecution in Schuylkill County faces compelling challenge

    The Schuylkill County criminal case against a woman charged with assisting a suicide keeps getting stickier. Barbara Mancini, a registered nurse living in Philadelphia, was in Pottsville to care for her dying father at his home and gave him, at his...
  • Former congressional aide charged with sex assault

    Timothy Smith, a 20-year top aide to former Congressman Tim Holden, was charged with sexually assaulting a then 21-year-old Reading man in 2009. Smith was charged Monday with aggravated indecent assault and indecent assault for a Sept. 20, 2009 incident...
  • Local professionals sanctioned by licensing boards

     
    These disciplinary and licensing actions were announced recently by Pennsylvania's licensing boards against professionals who live and work in the Lehigh Valley area. The information is taken verbatim from the PA Department of State's website, where you...
  • Aiding suicide charge in Pottsville does not seem to square with court ruling

    The aspirin tablets in the bottle were of various colors and the little boy thought they were candy, so he helped himself. When I saw the empty bottle I called the base hospital at Beale Air Force Base in California, where I was stationed, and was...
  • #Beltzville State Park reminds visitors about illegal parking

     
    The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is preparing for another very busy holiday weekend at Beltzville State Park in Carbon County. “Our crowds exceed the capacity of our parking lots on Memorial Day weekend, and if we have nice...
  • Pa. Game Commission's Roe to retire

    Pennsylvania Game Commission executive director Carl G. Roe announced last week that he will retire from the state agency responsible for the Commonwealth's wildlife on Jan. 17, 2014. Roe, a retired U.S. Army colonel with 30 years of military experience,...
  • A taxing debate over heating oil tax

    Steve Sweigart hates all of the taxes he has to pay. So he sure wasn't going to pay sales tax on something that's not taxable, like heating oil for his home. "I pay enough taxes," said Sweigart, of South Whitehall Township, who recently was locked in a...
  • Bald eagle comeback shows Harrisburg got it right for once

     Bald eagle comeback shows Harrisburg got it right for once
    In the 1950s, big truck-mounted contraptions belched clouds of DDT up and down residential streets, especially in the South, to get rid of mosquitoes and other pests. In New York State, my father and his brother had a small side business using a...
  • Protect yourself when prepaying your funeral

    Let's face it. We're all going to die. And our final expenses can be quite expensive, topping $10,000. Some people want to go to their grave knowing their families won't be burdened with the cost. They also want to have a say in how their funeral is...
  • Forks man watches Zimmerman trial unfold in person

    There's a fellow from Forks Township named Artie Ravitz who has spent the past five years or so visiting courthouses and watching, gavel to gavel, some of the more prominent trials of felons, fools and miscreants. He has seen justice meted out to...