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Follow along as field staff member Susan Gallagher releases a porcupine back into the wild and we’ll have a conversation with the executive director of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission about the status of the state’s fish population.  Plus, we have a trout season edition of Pennsylvania People and Places and a product giveaway and it’s all Sunday night at 6:30.

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Amber Alert Issued

The Pennsylvania State Police have  issued an Amber Child Abduction Alert on behalf of the Shillington Police Department in Berks County.

State police say 20-month-old Aedan Michael Mauger was taken from the 1000 block of Bedford Avenue in Shillington on Tuesday.

According to police, the child was taken from the residence by his mother, Jessica Mauger, 24.

Jessica Mauger is described as a white female, 5’ 5” tall, 130 pounds with red hair and hazel eyes.

They left in a 1999 silver Toyota Corolla bearing pa registration JLE8558.

Authorities say Mauger left a suicide note and took two bottles of pills and a bottle of rum with her.

The Amber Alert is in effect for the following counties: Berks, Schuylkill, Lebanon, Lancaster, Chester, Montgomery, Lehigh, Columbia, Carbon and Northumberland.

Investigators Warn Of Dangers After Hiker Dies From Fall

A young man is dead after investigators say he fell while hiking in state game lands in Carbon County.

State police say the man, from the Lehigh Valley, died just after noon Monday near Jim Thorpe.

Rescue crews found the body of 20-year old Jesse Crossley inside state game lands in Carbon County after state police say he fell to his death.

Investigators say the young man from Catasauqua, Lehigh County was hiking with friends in the Glen Onoko Falls area near Jim Thorpe.

Here at the adjacent Lehigh Gorge State Park, hikers say these accidents happen here too often.

“You hate to hear of anybody getting hurt up here because it happens a lot,” said Desha Utsick from Jim Thorpe.

First responders agreed, saying during the spring and summer months, they are frequently called to this area for emergencies.

Death Of Hiker In Carbon County Under Investigation

LEHIGH TOWNSHIP – State police are investigating the death of a hiker Monday afternoon in Carbon County.

It happened around 12:30 p.m. near the Glen Onoko Falls on state game lands, near Lehigh Gorge State Park, outside Jim Thorpe.

The victim is Jesse Crossley, 20, of Catasauqua, according to state police.

Troopers said Crossley fell from an unmarked trail on state game lands. They said he was with friends but was not properly dressed for the area where they were hiking.

Emergency crews said these type of accidents happen all too often.

“We’re up here nearly every weekend. If we’re not in the Glen falls, per se, we might be up along the Lehigh Gorge Trail. We might be in the river because people swim up here, jump off the bridge. It’s all posted telling you how dangerous, treacherous, it is, to wear the proper footwear,” said Jim Thorpe Fire Department Deputy Chief Vince Yaich.

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PA Ski Season Wraps Up

CARBON COUNTY — After a long winter, it’s finally time to put away the skis.

Blue Mountain Ski Area and Resort in Carbon County wrapped up its longest ski season ever with some summer-like weather on Sunday.

“This is what they call West Coast experience. It’s not often you get to ski in the 70s or maybe we’ll hit 80. It’s unique, it’s kind of weird,” said Jim Daily, general manager of Blue Mountain Resort.

Many people traded in jackets and snow pants for something a little lighter.

“It’s super great. This is actually the first time I’ve ridden in shorts and it’s super awesome,” said Maxwell Brennan from Mertztown.

“I try to ski at least once in a dress because there’s nothing like it. Everyone should try it at least once, said Susan Asmann from Lehighton.

So exactly what is it like to ski down a mountain in a sundress?

A Culinary Home Run at the RailRiders at PNC Field

Jackie Lewandoski takes you on a culinary tour of all the new fabulous fresh foods you can find at the SWB RailRiders games this season.  In addition to meats smoked right at the stadium, mascots Champ, Mr. Incrediball and Quills each have their own special foods for fans to enjoy.

Matzah Brei for Passover

Newswatch 16′s Lara Greenberg prepares a Matzah Brei for Passover Seder.

Serves: 3

6 sheets of Matzah

3 eggs

½ stick of unsalted butter



  1. Break matzah into large pieces and put in a big bowl.
  2. Blanch matzah in hot water, making sure all pieces are wet.
  3. Once the matzah is soft, drain the matzah in a colander.
  4. Beat eggs in a separate, smaller bowl.
  5. Melt butter in pan on stove.
  6. Cover matzah in egg batter.
  7. Put matzah in pan, cook, and flip until matzah is golden brown.
  8. Serve with sugar (or whatever you like – many like a “savory” version of matzah brei, with salt, eggs, etc.)