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Crews are on the scene of a reported drowning in Franklin Township. A 9-1-1 call indicated a 20-month-old child fell into a pond on the 4500 block of Long Run Road and was unresponsive, according to scanner reports. The child was rushed to the hospital. We'll update as details become available.
State police at Frackville reported the following crashes: A one-vehicle crash at 2:40 p.m. Monday along Route 61, a half-mile south of Mall Road in Blythe Township, Schuylkill County. Troopers said Joseph Sayetta, 60, of Frackville, was driving a 2002 Ford Explorer northbound during a heavy downpour. He said he lost control on the wet road, with the vehicle going onto the right berm. It initially struck a rock then overturned several times before coming to rest on its passenger side.
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