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150 years later, there are still unknowns surrounding the “Molly Maguires” in Pennsylvania

Irish coal miners may or may not have been murderers
By Scott LaMar/WITF

Schuylkill River Trail partners closer to goal of creating a continuous trail from Philadelphia to Schuylkill County

A group of nonprofits and county governments are collaborating on the construction of a continuous 120-mile trail along the Schuylkill River that will connect Philadelphia and Frackville in Schuylkill County. 

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

Pennsylvania will have 36 new historical markers

The new markers add to more than 2,500 others throughout the state and will be installed in 18 counties, including Allegheny, Beaver, Berks, Cambria, Clinton, Delaware, Erie, Huntingdon, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lehigh, Lycoming, Monroe, Montgomery, Philadelphia, Schuylkill, Washington, and York.

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

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Police: Two firefighters die in Schuylkill County house fire; body found outside identified

The two became trapped while trying to put out the blaze, as other firefighters worked quickly to try to rescue them.

By The Associated Press

Update: 6 people confirmed dead from Pennsylvania pileup

The crash Monday was captured in videos posted on social media that showed drivers and passengers lining the snowy road and jumping out of the way as the cascade of crashes unfolded.

By The Associated Press

Updated: 2022-03-29 17:00:00

Pennsylvania interstate remains closed after deadly pileup

Interstate 81 is still closed 24 hours later after a massive crash that happened around 10:30 a.m. on Monday.

By The Associated Press

At least five dead in snowy pileup of dozens of vehicles along I-81 in Schuylkill County

In one video, an out of control tractor-trailer smashed into a large dump truck turning it nearly 180 degrees, another large truck caught fire and spewed black smoke into the air.

By The Associated Press

At least 3 people have died in a Pennsylvania traffic pileup involving more than 50 vehicles, coroner says

A collision involving more than 40 vehicles closed a portion of Interstate 81 in Pennsylvania and sent more than a dozen people to area hospitals on Monday.

By The Associated Press

From Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, prayers for Ukraine. From Ukraine, a plea for support

The Russian invasion of Ukraine may be thousands of miles away, but it was close to home for church-goers in Schuylkill County. Census data shows McAdoo has one of the largest percentage Ukrainian-ancestry populations in the U.S.  

By Brett Sholtis