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Schuylkill County

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  • 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...
  • Doctors, nurses, pharmacist reprimanded by state boards

     
    These disciplinary and licensing actions were announced recently (in December) 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...
  • Pottsville assisted suicide case could impact end-of-life care laws in Pennsylvania

     
    There's a question that continues to surface in the case of Barbara Mancini, the Philladelphia nurse charged with assisted suicide for giving morphine to her 93-year-old, terminally ill father: Why is the Attorney General's Office investing its...
  • First Day hikes kick off 2014

    First Day hikes kick off 2014
    Many people start off the New Year with resolutions. Instead of making resolutions you may not keep, try starting 2014 off on the right (and left) foot by taking part in the 10 a.m. First Day Hike at Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center on New...
  • Veterinarians, nurses, others sanctioned by state licensing boards

     
    These disciplinary and licensing actions were announced recently (in October and November) 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...
  • Update on speed limits on highway access ramps

     
    In the Oct. 7 column on speed limits on highway access ramps, PennDOT and state police officials said they were aware of no instances of official speed limits being posted on ramps. They noted, however, that people driving at an excessive rate on ramps...
  • Harrisburg outdoors show kicks off Saturday

    Polar vortex be darned, cabin fever has to be setting in for a variety of outdoor enthusiasts, who are ready to leave the comfort of their coal stoves and take a break from tying flies to get out and about. This weekend, they have their opportunity....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Accusations of unlicensed dentistry should move you to verify professionals' licenses

     
    A pending case in Montgomery County is extreme, but it should give you something to think about before your next trip to the dentist, doctor, accountant, therapist or other professional. Authorities say a dental assistant and a receptionist at a......