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Man Pretends to Help Couple with Finances, Writes Checks to Himself

TAMAQUA — A business man in Schuylkill County was convicted of bilking an elderly couple out of more than $300-thousand dollars last year.

Officials say Alfonso Picone of Tamaqua met the couple at his family’s restaurant, La Colce Casa, in Tamaqua and offered to help them with their finances. 51 more words


Dom Noel's Time to Shine at Tamaqua

Dom Noel isn’t the strongest player on the team. He’s not the quickest either. But the Tamaqua junior gives his all every day at practice, even though he can’t hear the whistle. 447 more words

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Tamaqua ready for Blue Mountain

Tamaqua is 3-1 going into Friday’s game at #11 Blue Mountain.  The Blue Raiders will need to play their best game of the season to beat the Eagles. 23 more words

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Gunfire Investigation in Tamaqua

TAMAQUA — Some businesses in Tamaqua had to lock their doors Tuesday morning after shots were fired nearby.

Schools in the district were also put on lockdown. 311 more words


Tamaqua Ready for 2016 Season

The Tamaqua Blue Raiders look to improve in 2016. The High School football season begins Friday, August 26th. 22 more words

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Back to School Dates for Area Schools

Back to School for the 2016-17 school year is approaching quickly. Here is some areas starting days:

Minersville Area- Monday, August 29th, 2016.

Pottsville Area- 30 more words


Pennsylvania Considering Increasing Tax on Cigarettes

TAMAQUA — Negotiations continue as lawmakers work to agree on a budget before Thursday’s deadline.

One proposal being considered that would help close the gap is a new tax on tobacco products. 311 more words