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Overcoming adversity for hospitality, tourism in Schuylkill County

POTTSVILLE, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) The pandemic has continued to take a toll on tourism and hospitality. In schuylkill county it's all about hard work, good food and community.It's played a crucial role thus far and that won't stop anytime soon.

"We're coming up on a year since Governor Wolf mandated the initial shutdown was right after St. Patrick's day last year," said local small business owner Savas Logothetides. "It has been a rough year, i mean it really has been especially for small business."

Pottsville man charged with abusing 11-month-old boy in 2020

PORT CARBON, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — Police have filed charges against a Pottsville man after an 11-month-old boy was injured inside a Port Carbon home back in September of 2020.

Pennsylvania State Police have charged Patrick Tyler Curran, 26, with numerous charges relating to injuries of the then-11-month-old boy.

Pennsylvania man sentenced to prison in child porn production case

EYEWITNESS NEWS (WBRE/WYOU) — A Montgomery County man has been sentenced to over 10 years in prison after producing child pornography.

Omar Santiago-Muniz, age 30, of Pottstown, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 127 months for production of child pornography, according to a press release from Department of Justice Acting United States Attorney Bruce D. Brandler.

Snow impacts road conditions in Schuylkill County

POTTSVILLE, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — The snow Thursday morning made for some messy travel across northeastern and central Pennsylvania.

Thursday Eyewitness News spoke with residents out and about, asking if they have had enough of winter this season.

We can't quite catch a break this winter season here in northeastern and central PA, as another round of snow blankets the area. Eyewitness News met up with Allen Artz who was digging out but he said he doesn't mind the snow compared to the heat.

Schuylkill County fire displaces 6 people

WAYNE TOWNSHIP, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — Emergency officials tell Eyewitness News that a fire in Wayne Township, on Tuesday, has displaced 6 people.

They received calls about a fire shortly before 11:30 a.m. on the 2400 block of Panther Valley Road. The scene was cleared shortly after 1:30 p.m.

The extent of the damage is unknown and no injuries have been reported at this time.

The Red Cross is assisting those displaced.

Death investigation in Pine Grove leads to an arrest

PINE GROVE, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — A death investigation is underway in Schuylkill County. 32-year-old Kalvin Clark has been arrested on aggravated assault charges. State Police say the arrest comes after a domestic dispute between Clark and his grandmother, 73-year-old Sharon Zimmerman who was pronounced dead at the scene.

As he was being transported by police, we asked him, "You have anything to say Mr. Clark?"

"Yeah. Who put the bahmp in the bah bah bah bah bahm. Who put the ram in the rama rama ding dong," he responded as police led him to a cruiser.

Dog killed, man shot in Pottsville

POTTSVILLE, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A shocking crime in the middle of the day. A man and a dog were shot in front of a church in downtown Pottsville.

A suspect is now in custody. This was a very strange and upsetting scene for neighbors to witness. It happened outside the Methodist church on West Market Street.

"I was just getting ready to get out the door and then I hear this 'pop pop pop' then I stepped outside, I just happened to look this way -- it ain't funny -- dude was shooting a dog! 'pop pop pop pop'!" Frank Haynes said.

Hundreds line up at the Schuylkill County Covid-19 testing cite

POTTSVILLE, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - Hundreds of people lined up in Schuylkill County today for a pop-up Covid-19 testing site.

It was the first day for the site, which is hosted by A-M-I in conjunction with the Department of Health.

The increased testing efforts come as many counties, including Schuylkill are seeing a spike in coronavirus cases.

House lost due to structure fire in Schuykill County

BARNESVILLE, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - A house is at a total loss due to a structure fire, Saturday morning.

The fire department received a call at approximately 10 A.M. reporting of smoking coming from the side of the house.

Upon the fire department's arrival, the fire had moved to the second floor of the residents. Around ten fire departments were called to assist. As the fire was difficult to manage due to clutter inside the home.

Fire involved multiple homes in Tamaqua, residents safe

TAMAQUA, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — Firefighters are working fire in Tamaqua right now. Firefighters confirm there are multiple homes involved, but everyone was able to get out without any injuries.

Crews are having a hard time getting it under control. We're going to continue to monitor this story and bring you the very latest as we get it.


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