State police at Schuylkill Haven have identified the man who died Sunday after swimming at “The Rock” in the Schuylkill River.
Fire crews were called out just before midnight, Friday, to a working structure fire at 3rd and Middle Street Ashland.
When crews first arrived, they found flames shooting from the rear of an apartment building in the 300 Block on Middle Street.
Crews were able to save the front apartments of building. However 2-3 apartments suffered fire damage near the rear of the building. The Red Cross was also on scene to assist fire victims.
There is no word yet on what caused the blaze.
A 20-year-old Philadelphia man was pulled from the Schuylkill River north of Hamburg by emergency dive crews Sunday night after being underwater for more than 30 minutes.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation reminds race fans traveling to Pocono Raceway and others traveling to the Pocono Mountain region this weekend that single lane conditions exist on I-81 northbound and southbound in Schuylkill County between the Lebanon County line and Exit 104 PA 125.
Traffic volumes are expected to be larger than usual this weekend and significant delays are expected on I-81 in Schuylkill County. The lanes are restricted on I-81 for a highway repair project that began in March and goes until May 2017.
The inaugural meeting of the West Market Street Landlord Responsibility and Tenant Issue Committee in Pottsville took place on Tuesday night and city officials said they’re hoping to open lines of communication with landlords in that section of downtown.
A Lehigh County Judge sentenced 26 year old Anthony Heath, of Allentown, to life in prison plus eight to 16 years for murdering a Schuylkill County woman and burning her body.
Firefighters investigating a brush fire the morning of Feb. 1, 2014, found 35 year old Angela Steigerwalt’s body on the side of Flagstaff Mountain in Jim Thorpe.
Heath was arrested a day later in North Carolina, driving Steigerwalt’s car after police tracked the vehicle through the car’s OnStar system.
On June 23, a jury found Heath guilty of first-degree murder for killing Steigerwalt on Jan. 31, 2014. The verdict guaranteed Heath a life sentence without parole.
Heath told the judge that he plans to appeal.