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  1. Newkirk man found deadRead the original story

    Saturday Jul 25 | Times News

    A Schuylkill Township man being sought by state police was found dead Friday of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, state police confirmed early today. The body of Joseph D. Hartranft, 54, of 614 Old Route 209, Newkirk, was found not far from his home at about 8:30 p.m. State police at Frackville went to the trailer Hartranft was living in at about 4 p.m. Tuesday to serve him an eviction notice.


  2. Schuylkill man being soughtRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 22 | Times News

    A Schuylkill County man is being sought on a felony warrant after he fled from police into a wooded area west of Tamaqua. State police at Frackville said troopers and other local law enforcement officers attempted to serve paperwork of Joseph Dwain Hartranft, 54, of 614 Old Route 209, in the village of Newkirk, Schuylkill Township, at 4 p.m. on Tuesday at his residence.


  3. Car crashes into bar in New PhiladelphiaRead the original story

    Monday Jul 20 | Times News

    State police at Frackville said the incident occurred about 1:40 a.m. at Mazloom's bar, located along Valley Street , in New Philadelphia. Troopers said David Flynn, 50, of Pottsville, had his 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee parked alongside the bar along Water Street, with the front of the vehicle facing the bar.


  4. Schuylkill proposes inmate moveRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 16 | Times News

    But the cost, up to $75 a day per inmate, is almost twice the $44.23 a day the county spends to keep prisoners in the county jail. The county would transfer any inmates over the prison's 277 capacity.


  5. Man who rammed police car faces courtRead the original story

    Saturday Jul 11 | Times News

    A Zion Grove man accused of deliberately ramming a state police cruiser at 91 mph faces charges in Schuylkill County court. Brad Allen Moyer, 30, on Wednesday waived his right to a preliminary hearing.


  6. Man charged in death of 4-year-oldRead the original story

    Jul 1, 2015 | Times News

    First, Phillip G. Moeller explained away the grievous injuries of 4-year-old Tanner Geiger by telling police he was watching television when he heard a "thud" from the boy's room upstairs. When he went to check, Tanner "had a glazed look," Moeller told police. 1 comment

  7. Schuylkill boy is struck by vehicle;...Read the original story

    Jun 30, 2015 | Times News

    State police at Frackville said the incident occurred about 4:20 p.m. at the intersection of Coal and Pine streets, in the village of Cumbola, Blythe Township. Troopers said the boy was traveling downhill on Pine Street , operating a nonmotorized plastic purple toy scooter while Herman Garcia, 18, of Reading, driving a 1999 Honda Accord, was southbound on Coal Street.


  8. W. Penn man's killer sentencedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2015 | Times News

    It was about a year ago that a cellphone, $54 and a pair of sneakers cost an easygoing West Penn Township man his life. Schuylkill County Judge James Goodman on Thursday sentenced Ethan Sullivan, 21, of St. Clair, to 30 to 60 years in state prison on charges of third-degree murder, aggravated assault, and robbery in the June 22, 2014, death of Jason "Jay" Hahn, 22. "It was the sentence we negotiated for under the circumstances," Fegley said.


  9. Thorpe cyclist seriously injuredRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2015 | Times News

    A Jim Thorpe motorcyclist was seriously injured in a crash on Sunday outside Tamaqua in which speed was a factor. State police at Frackville said the crash occurred along Valley Road in Lewistown Valley, Walker Township, about 4:37 p.m. Troopers said Nicholas C. Montanaro, 19, was driving a 2013 Yamaha westbound at a high rate of speed when he encountered a slight left curve in the roadway. 9 comments

  10. Crash closes Route 443 in McKeansburgRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2015 | Times News

    It appeared the Mustang was traveling west when it impacted with the SUV. Both drivers refused medical treatment at the scene, stating they would seek their own medical evaluation.


  11. Two Schuylkill fire companies get...Read the original story

    Apr 24, 2015 | Times News

    U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has awarded grants to two Schuylkill County fire departments. The funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency.


  12. Tamaqua investigates moldy bun reportRead the original story

    Apr 22, 2015 | Times News

    Jessica Maria Mendez-Behr says that her son Jeremiah, a Tamaqua Area High School freshman, ate a cheeseburger with a moldy bun as part of his school lunch March 30 and got so sick with vomiting and diarrhea that she took him to an emergency room for treatment. She said he was served another moldy bun eight days after that, and a third moldy bun Tuesday. 6 comments

  13. Violent homicide case heads to courtRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2015 | Times News

    Less than an hour before police would discover the bludgeoned body of his roommate in their Frackville home, Thomas John Petrousky removed his dentures and took off his jacket before punching his neighbor James Dellock in the face, kicking him in the back and threatening to shoot his dogs in the head. It was when police took Petrousky's friendly pit bull back to the 256 S. Wylam St. house he shared with David R. Halaburda that they discovered Halaburda's cold, stiff body in a pool of blood in the living room, buried under furniture, magazines and other household items, and with a mounted deer head deliberately placed with its nose to his.


  14. Schuylkill inmate not guilty of...Read the original story

    Apr 10, 2015 | Times News

    It took a Schuylkill County jury about 10 minutes Friday to find a state prison inmate not guilty of spraying urine from his cell into a guard's face. Richard Hammonds, 26, of Pittsburgh, had been charged with aggravated harassment by a prisoner after being accused of squirting the urine on correctional officer Jarid Berger on July 3, 2013.


  15. Attempted robbery at Schuylkill storeRead the original story

    Apr 2, 2015 | Times News

    COPYRIGHT LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Troopers said someone entered the New Ringgold Market, located at 103 Hughes St., about 9 p.m. and attacked a clerk, while brandishing a gun. An altercation ensued and the suspect ran out of the building.


  16. Trooper struck by vehicle I-81 shut down, police investigateRead the original story

    Mar 27, 2015 | Times News

    According to the Republican Herald, Sgt. Robert E. Bemus, director of the Honors Camp at the state police academy in Hershey, was flown to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville just after 3 p.m. for head injuries after he was hit by an SUV while stopped to help a disabled vehicle at mile marker 121, near the Frackville exit in Schuylkill County.


  17. Suspects in Coaldale killing are going...Read the original story

    Mar 11, 2015 | Times News

    One of two men charged with killing a Coaldale man last year admitted to the crime while being led to his preliminary hearing Tuesday. When asked why he killed Samuels, Trizarri said, "It wasn't the thing I was supposed to do.


  18. Inclement weather leads to crashesRead the original story

    Mar 2, 2015 | Times News

    Weather conditions which caused snow-covered roads led to several crashes Sunday in Schuylkill County, according to state police at Frackville. All the crashes involved one vehicle.


  19. Four charged in Frackville family...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2015 | Times News

    A vicious assault in Frackville Tuesday afternoon injured three people, led to a countywide alert and eventually sent four assailants to jail. It began in the afternoon, shortly before 2 p.m., when Frackville Police were dispatched to 240 N. Nice St. for a fight involving weapons.


  20. Fake $100 bills passed at Schuylkill...Read the original story

    Feb 24, 2015 | Times News

    State police at Frackville said the bills were passed at the Benigna's Creek Vineyard and Winery and the Mustard Seed Mercantile stores in the Schuylkill Mall on Feb. 19, at 11:20 a.m. A white male entered the stores and bought merchandise with the counterfeit bills. The bills were determined to be counterfeit after the suspect had left the mall The suspect was described as being about 6 feet tall, thin build, and was wearing a dark colored knit hat, gray sweatpants, and a dark colored jacket.


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