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This week on Pennsylvania Outdoor Life

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.

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.

Casualty of Coal: One of Two Major Coal-Fired Electric Plants to Close

SHAMOKIN DAN — The plant in Shamokin Dam once produced enough electricity to power a city three times the size of Scranton.

It is 65 years old, but few here thought the facility known as the Sunbury
Steam Plant would be forced into retirement.

“It’s sad to see it close down,” said Robert Hoffman of Sunbury.  “The plant`s been there since I can remember.  As a matter of fact when i was in high school we toured that plant.”

“Since they put stack reclaimers on it, its been a fairly clean plant,” added Ed Quiggle of Shamokin Dam

Sunbury Generation announced plans to shout down the coal-fired plant by June.

About 60 workers will be out of a job.

And the Sunbury Steam Plant will be just the latest of more than a dozen coal-powered plants in Pennsylvania to close in the past five years.

Power Plant Set To Shut Down

SHAMOKIN DAM — An electricity generating plant in Snyder County is set to close in June.

Around 60 union employees at Sunbury Generation were told Monday they will no longer have a job.

The coal generation plant in the Hummels Wharf area has been in operation since the 1940′s.

The company said new environmental regulations that take effect in 2015 will not make it cost-effective to continue operations.

Finally Enjoying Warm Weather

It was a little windy on Monday, but it was beautiful out and people in central Pennsylvania took advantage and spent the day outside.

Cassandra Fleming and her family say they are tired of being cooped up inside.  They spent the day doing yard work outside their house in Shamokin Dam while their 2-year-old granddaughter Kearney played.

“Just outside riding bike, doing sidewalk chalk, putting ponds in, washing our cars and the four wheelers,” Fleming explained.

Many people spent the day walking at Shikellamy State Park near Sunbury.  Martha Leitzel says when the weather is this nice, she walks there twice a day, just to spend time outdoors.

“I was forced to go to the mall, which is nice when it’s ugly like it was this winter, and so I’m so glad to get outside,” said Leitzel.

M.J. Fair of Shamokin Dam spent the day at Shikellamy State park with her grandchildren who are visiting from Virginia.

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

Sugar

 

  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.)