Knights of Columbus Delivers Thanksgiving Meals in Schuylkill County

POTTSVILLE — Schuylkill County’s chapter of the Knights of Columbus delivered hundreds of meals to people on Thanksgiving Day. The Knights of Columbus gives out about 1,600 meals each year. They deliver them all over Schuylkill County and even delivered meals to Lehighton this year. The entire junior class from Schuylkill Haven High School helped out this year, including members of the school’s girls basketball team. “We’re all a team and we figured it would be a good team bonding […]

Salvation Army in Tamaqua Hosts Thanksgiving Dinner

TAMAQUA — The Salvation Army in Tamaqua hosted a Thanksgiving meal for families in the area. The Salvation Army in Tamaqua gives out about 400 meals in just a matter of hours. Some of those are delivered, while others come to a dinner at the Salvation Army set up by volunteers. “It’s excellent,” Daisy Valentine of Tamaqua said. “It’s helpful. The children love it. I love it.” But, it’s not just the food that draws the families to the event. […]

Sunoco in Northumberland County Robbed

TURBOT TOWNSHIP — A Sunoco gas station near Milton was robbed just before 2 a.m. Wednesday night. According to police two crooks are on the run after that armed robbery in Northumberland County. State police say the men walked into the Sunoco along Broadway Road in Turbot Township stole the clerk’s cell phone and made him lay on the ground while they busted into two cash registers. Anyone with information is asked to call state police.

Woman Shot in the Head By Husband in Schuylkill County Declared Legally Dead

UNION TOWNSHIP — The Montour County Coroner has confirmed Diane Brobst brain dead as of 6 p.m. on Wednesday night following her husband shooting her in the back of the head. According to police, Steven Brobst, 62,  walked into the Shenandoah Game and Fish Club outside of Ringtown around 8 p.m. Tuesday night and shot his wife as she was sitting at the bar. According to the coroner, Diane Brobst is declared legally dead but still hooked up to life support. […]

It’s a Girl for Jim Hamill!

Check out this little bundle of joy! This is Prudence Josephine Hamill, Jim Hamill’s beautiful daughter! Prudence was born Wednesday night, weighing in at 7 pounds, 10 ounces. Congratulations to Melody, Jim and big brother Cagney!

‘Thanksgiving Miracle’: Baby Denied Kidney Receives Transplant

ATLANTA, GA — Two-year-old AJ Burgess received a new kidney Wednesday after a prolonged battle with hospital officials who postponed his original October surgery when his father, a perfect donor match, violated his parole and was arrested. “This is an unexpected Thanksgiving miracle,” family attorney Muwali Davis said while the baby was in recovery at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston. “To watch this child that no one expected to live, and now for him to have a chance at […]

Commissioners Take First Steps to Renovate Former Globe Store

SCRANTON — A former department store is on its way to a new use in Lackawanna County. Lackawanna County Commissioners took the first step towards turning the former Globe Store on Wyoming Avenue to new county offices. The goal is to move all of the county offices under one roof. Commissioners selected bids for renovations on Wednesday worth about $13 million. It’s expected to cost about $16 million to turn that building that was also home to a company called […]

Bradford County Man Facing Child Porn Charges

NEW ALBANY — A man from Bradford County is charged with uploading images of child porn to the internet. State police say Elijah Canfield of the New Albany area is accused of having and distributing the images using file sharing websites. He is locked up in Bradford County on $150,000 bail.

UPDATE: Woman Raises More Than $100K for Charitable Homeless Man from North Carolina

PHILADELPHIA – A woman is raising money for a homeless man who spent his last $20 to help her when she ran out of gas in Philadelphia. Kate McClure, 27, of Bordentown, New Jersey, was driving into Philadelphia on Interstate 95 last month to visit a friend when her car ran out of gas, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. “I pulled over as far as I could, and got out of the car to head to the nearest gas station. That’s […]

Thief with Knife Hits Turkey Hill in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE — A thief is on the run after a heist at a mini-mart in Wilkes-Barre. Officials confirm a man with a knife hit the Turkey Hill on East Main Street just before 1 a.m. on Thursday. Police say he got some cash and ran away from the mini-mart in Wilkes-Barre.