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A public memorial Mass will be held to honor Jennifer Ann (Kort) Fisher at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at Holy Angels Church, in Kulpmont. Her funeral services will be announced at a later date by her immediate family.

LEWISBURG — Activist Eugene Stilp has confirmed he will continue legal challenges against ordinances or other measures he believes infringe on First Amendment rights to free speech.

SCRANTON — The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Efrain Sanchez, 28, an inmate at Federal Correctional Institution-Schuylkill (FCI-Schuylkill) in Minersville was sentenced on Thursday to four months’ imprisonment by United States Magistrate Judge J…

WILLIAMSPORT — The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced on Thursday that Geraldo Rodriguez-Diaz, a 27-year-old inmate at the Low Security Correctional Institution, Allenwood (LSCI-Allenwood), pleaded guilty to possessing a cellphone in prison.

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) recently announced the awarding of school safety grants to schools located within Sen. John Gordner's 27th Senatorial District.

MIDDLEBURG — The man accused of two murders after shooting a man and a woman in the parking lot of a Monroe Township restaurant entered guilty pleas and was sentenced Thursday afternoon.

COAL TOWNSHIP — The Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area (AOAA) grossed nearly a million dollars during the 2021 operating season, Dave Porzi, director of operations, reported Tuesday during the authority’s yearly reorganization meeting.

EAST CAMERON TOWNSHIP — A 39-year-old woman escaped serious injury Tuesday evening when the Mitsubishi SUV she was driving went out of control, struck an accumulation of snow along the highway berm and rolled over several times before coming to a rest on its wheels on Upper Road, about a mil…

MEMPHIS — A man accused of shooting two people, killing one, outside Rmusic21 Lounge in Mahanoy City, Schuylkill County, in the early-morning hours of Oct. 24 was taken into custody Tuesday in Tennessee.

SHAMOKIN — Four defendants entered guilty pleas Tuesday and were ordered by Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III to pay fines and costs.

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COAL TOWNSHIP — Micah Hepler, 34, of 250 S. Poplar St., Mount Carmel, has been charged by Patrolman Michael Menapace with summaries of driving on the wrong side of the road, false reports, driving too fast for conditions, driving while license is suspended and careless driving as a result of…

Winter is here in north-central Pa. and as a parent you may be wondering if it’s safe to take your baby outside. The short answer is yes. Babies and parents need fresh air and being outdoors can help your baby acclimate to the seasons while offering a change of scenery that is stimulating and healthy for development. However, before you bring baby along for your next snowy adventure, consider the following precautions to ensure your baby is warm and safe.

COAL TOWNSHIP — Shamokin Area Elementary School will be registering children for its full-day pre-K (kindergarten for 4 year olds) program for the 2022-23 school year.

MOUNT CARMEL — Christopher Heffner, associate professor of music and director of band at Lebanon Valley College, will serve as guest conductor of the NMS Honors Band during Friday night’s public performance on the Paul P. Semicek Stage in the Richard F. Beierschmitt Auditorium at Mount Carme…