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The trial opened Tuesday for a woman accused in the death of her 15-month-old granddaughter. Pietrina Hoffman, 53, of Mahanoy City, is on trial on third-degree murder and other in the death of Nevaeh Doyle, died on Jan. 10, 2016. Charged with third-degree murder, Hoffman faces charges of aggravated assault, persons not to possess or use firearms, endangering the welfare of children and two counts of recklessly endangering another person, prohibited offensive weapons and possession of drug...
A Schuylkill County man has been charged following an incident involving loud music and a gun. State police at Frackville said the incident occurred at 4:38 p.m. Sunday in the area of 114 Broad St., in Arnot’s Addition village in New Castle Township. Troopers said Robert Woollam, 76, became upset about music being played by his neighbor, Samuel Steffie, 46. He then approached Steffie in his backyard armed with a rifle. Woollam pointed the rifle at Steffie and demanded that he turn down the...
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June 27, 2003 — Ian Klementovic and Justin King combine to pitch a six-hit shutout as Lansford blanks Towamensing, 11-0, in the opening round of the District 4 Babe Ruth 14-year-old tournament. Kevin McNavage leads the winners offensively, collecting four hits. Lee Thear finishes with a single, double, and triple for Lansford, who scores three runs in the first inning to take the early lead. Klementovic adds two hits to the 14-hit attack, while Phil Rivera contributes a single and triple. For...
St. Luke’s Miners Campus in Coaldale is sponsoring a series of continuing education sessions on a variety of health topics. The sessions will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. the third Friday of every month. To reserve a seat, as seating is limited, call 570-645-8157. Upcoming sessions include: July 21: National Parks and recreation, enjoy the outdoors safely using an assistive device; Aug. 18: Diabetes awareness; Sept. 15: To flu or not to flu; Oct. 20: National Physical Therapy Month, physical...
“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” could more aptly be subtitled “Lousy Screenplays Tell No Tales.” Therein lies the problem with the fifth installment in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” series that stars Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, who doesn’t so much swashbuckle as sashay, speaks with an at times difficult to understand drunken lisp, and rolls his eyes at every ironic aside in the grand manner of a silent movie star. “...