22, Nov 2014 - Area school districts suing the state
Two local school districts are part of a group that's suing the state of Pennsylvania over public school funding. Carbon County's Panther Valley School District and the Shenandoah Valley School District in Schuylkill County are among six districts named as plaintiffs in the suit, which was filed today in Commonwealth Court. The lawsuit claims the state's public education funding system is unfair ...
11, Oct 2014 - Schuylkill, PA College selects Mumia Abu-Jamal as commencement speaker
The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) has learned through media reports that convicted murderer Mumia Abu-Jamal has been selected as a commencement speaker for Goddard College in Vermont. His remarks will be delivered via an audio recording made over the state prison telephone system. “I cannot express my disdain enough about Goddard College’s decision to […]
03, Apr 2014 - Schuylkill, PA Inquest slated in death of Pa. prison inmate
POTTSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Jury selection begins Friday in eastern Pennsylvania for a coroner's inquest into the death of a county prison inmate a year ago.
01, Apr 2014 - Schuylkill, PA Rare coroner's inquest seeks to find out how inmate died
Because cameras aren't usually allowed in Pennsylvania courtrooms, it's a legal drama not typically seen on TV for a case that's anything but typical. It's called a coroner's inquest. Think more preliminary hearing than trial. If you've never heard of a coroner's inquest don't feel bad; the last time one happened in Schuylkill County was more than a decade ago, 15 years to be exact. The jury ...