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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
"Operation Last Hurrah" a multi-million dollar drug bustof Reading, and Stephanie Zahariadis, 30, of Exeter Township -- remained at lar
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted yesterday
of Reading, and Stephanie Zahariadis, 30, of Exeter Township -- remained at large Friday, according to detectives with the Berks County district attorney's office and Pennsylvania State Police. The others -- Eddie Ferrer, 42; Coralys Lopez, 29;... Read more
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The Morning Call
Man and teen hurt badly as cars collide in eastern Berks CountyNew Ringgold man and a 16-year-old Boyertown boy were injured seriously Thursda
The Morning Call / Posted yesterday
New Ringgold man and a 16-year-old Boyertown boy were injured seriously Thursday morning when two cars collided in eastern Berks County, police said. Eugene L. Shade, 67, turned left 11:30 a.m. from Philadelphia Avenue, Oley Township, toward... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
The coming warehouse boom in Berksmeans one thing. "Within the 2018 and 2019 timeframe, we will see over seven m
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted yesterday
means one thing. "Within the 2018 and 2019 timeframe, we will see over seven million square feet of space come online in Berks County," she said. Some of that will be used for manufacturing, but the big numbers are in distribution, and in this... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Man charged with attempted homicide in shooting in ReadingDiaz-Hernandez on charges of attempted homicide, aggravated assault, and weapon
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted yesterday
Diaz-Hernandez on charges of attempted homicide, aggravated assault, and weapons offenses. He was committed to the Berks County Jail on $100,000 bail. Diaz-Hernandez is accused of opening fire in the area of South 11 and Cotton streets... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
'Gorgeous,' Taylor Swift's new song, decoded(CNN) - Try not to be shocked that Taylor Swift wrote a song about a guy. The
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted yesterday
(CNN) - Try not to be shocked that Taylor Swift wrote a song about a guy. The Berks County-born singer dropped her new single, "Gorgeous," early Friday, and fans have been trying to read the tea leaves to figure out if the lyrics are about her... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Berks man ordered to trial in death of 4-month-old sonRelated story READING, Pa. - A Berks County man has been ordered to stand tria
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted yesterday
Related story READING, Pa. - A Berks County man has been ordered to stand trial on all charges, including first- and third-degree murder, in the death of his infant son. Joshua Eric Leas appeared before a magisterial district judge for his... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
More arrested, sought after multi-million dollar drug bustof Reading, and Stephanie Zahariadis, 30, of Exeter Township -- remained at lar
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted yesterday
of Reading, and Stephanie Zahariadis, 30, of Exeter Township -- remained at large Friday, according to detectives with the Berks County district attorney's office and Pennsylvania State Police. The others -- Eddie Ferrer, 42; Coralys Lopez, 29;... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Fire drives family from Berks County homeWOMELSDORF, Pa. - Fire routed a Berks County family from its home early Friday
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 2 days ago
WOMELSDORF, Pa. - Fire routed a Berks County family from its home early Friday morning. Firefighters were dispatched to a home in the 300 block of Dogwood Lane in the borough about 12:30 a.m. Fire officials said two adults and three children were... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
McAdoo church loses pastorSt. Michael’s in Mount Carmel, Ss. Peter and Paul’s in Minersville, and churche
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
St. Michael’s in Mount Carmel, Ss. Peter and Paul’s in Minersville, and churches in Lykens and Harrisburg, Dauphin County; Shillington, Berks County; and Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County. Contact the writer: jdino @standardspeaker.com, 570-501-3... Read more
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The Morning Call
Gunman arrested in last week's Wilson store robbery, police saystation convenience store during a robbery has been captured, police said Thurs
The Morning Call / Posted 2 days ago
station convenience store during a robbery has been captured, police said Thursday. Carlos Serrano Jr., 25, of Laureldale, Berks County, robbed the Penn Jersey Food Mart and Mobil on Northampton Street with an accomplice about 10:25 p.m. Oct. 13,... Read more
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The Morning Call
New day for Rodale brands; Hearst deal's impact on employees, Emmaus unclearAnthony and Maya Rodale (Maria Rodale’s daughter) serve on the board of the Rod
The Morning Call / Posted 2 days ago
Anthony and Maya Rodale (Maria Rodale’s daughter) serve on the board of the Rodale Institute, a Maxatawny Township, Berks County, nonprofit that supports organic farming research. The Rodale family's relationship with the Rodale Institute... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
69-TV a 2018 winner of People's Choice awardREADING, Pa. - 69-WFMZ-TV is proud to be honored again as the local television
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 2 days ago
READING, Pa. - 69-WFMZ-TV is proud to be honored again as the local television news leader in Berks County. Berks County Living magazine has informed the station that it is the winner of a 2018 "People's Choice -- Who's Who in Business"... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Berks commissioners look at options for Berks HeimRelated stories READING, Pa. - The Berks County commissioners continue to look
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 2 days ago
Related stories READING, Pa. - The Berks County commissioners continue to look at options for Berks Heim, the county-owned nursing home in Bern Township. Financial projections anticipate a $1.5 million deficit by 2020 and an $8 million deficit in... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
County commissioners debate three options for Berks Heimlevel of service. Robin Miller Shilling whose mother is a resident at Berks He
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 3 days ago
level of service. Robin Miller Shilling whose mother is a resident at Berks Heim said that her parents lived and worked in Berks County for 70 years and when her father passed away 21 years ago, she promised him that she would take care of her... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Schuylkill prison is at capacity for second monthhousing costs for the month totaled $120,306.51. On Wednesday, 56 inmates were
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 3 days ago
housing costs for the month totaled $120,306.51. On Wednesday, 56 inmates were being housed in other facilities: seven at Berks County Prison, Leesport; 21 at Centre County Prison, Bellefonte; one at Columbia County Prison, Bloomsburg; five at... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Victim found after 'shots fired' call in south Readingbeen shooter running west on Cotton toward South 11th. Anyone with information
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 3 days ago
been shooter running west on Cotton toward South 11th. Anyone with information about the shooting can contact Crime Alert Berks County via anonymous text to 847411, starting the message with keyword alertberks, or by calling 877-373-9913. Cr... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Fleeing DUI driver narrowly missed pedestriansmanaged to stop him with the help of a stun gun. Moore, 58, was charged with D
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 3 days ago
managed to stop him with the help of a stun gun. Moore, 58, was charged with DUI, reckless driving, fleeing or attempting to elude an officer, and recklessly endangering another person. He was committed to the Berks County Jail on $1,000 cash... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Pa. official tours Berks school on 'Jobs that Pay' tourRelated story BERN TWP., Pa. - A top official in the Wolf administration paid
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 3 days ago
Related story BERN TWP., Pa. - A top official in the Wolf administration paid a visit to Berks County on Wednesday. Eileen Cipriani toured the Berks Career and Technology Center in Bern Township. Cipriani, the deputy secretary for workforce... Read more
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The Morning Call
East Greenville area man killed, passenger injured in Berks crashD. Schultz, 24, of Kraussdale Road, Upper Hanover Township, crashed 10:20 p.m.
The Morning Call / Posted 3 days ago
D. Schultz, 24, of Kraussdale Road, Upper Hanover Township, crashed 10:20 p.m. on Route 724 in Cumru Township, Berks County, township police said. Schultz was eastbound when he crossed the westbound lane at a curve and hit the tree... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Gov. Wolf lauds Berks center's fight against heroin, opioidsRelated stories TULPEHOCKEN TWP., Pa. - Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf was in Berk
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 3 days ago
Related stories TULPEHOCKEN TWP., Pa. - Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf was in Berks County on Wednesday to tour a drug treatment center. The governor visited Pennsylvania Adult & Teen Challenge in Tulpehocken Township to congratulate the center on its... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Berks part of US crackdown on underage sex traffickingPHILADELPHIA - A crackdown on underage sex trafficking across the United States
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 3 days ago
PHILADELPHIA - A crackdown on underage sex trafficking across the United States, including Berks County, has resulted in dozens of minors being recovered and more than 100 people being arrested. The FBI, along with the National Center for Missing &... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Coroner IDs victim of fatal crash on Route 724 in Cumrustory CUMRU TWP., Pa. - The coroner has identified the driver of a car who was
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 4 days ago
story CUMRU TWP., Pa. - The coroner has identified the driver of a car who was killed in a crash on Route 724 in Berks County late Tuesday night. Matthew Schultz, whose last known address was in East Greenville, Montgomery County, died... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Pa. lawmakers on spotted lanternfly: 'We have an epidemic'and House Agriculture and Rural Affairs committees held a joint hearing on the
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 4 days ago
and House Agriculture and Rural Affairs committees held a joint hearing on the invasive insect in Harrisburg on Wednesday. Berks County state Sen. Judy Schwank, a Democrat who serves as minority chair of the Senate's committee, said she requested... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Morning commute a slow-go for drivers on Route 422 in BerksTWP., Pa. - A series of accidents caused a serious slowdown of rush hour traffi
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 4 days ago
TWP., Pa. - A series of accidents caused a serious slowdown of rush hour traffic on two separate stretches of Route 422 in Berks County. Two of the accidents happened Wednesday morning in the westbound lanes of the West Shore Bypass, just beyond... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Business owners react to Penn Street burglariesYou hear anything or you see anything, tell them so they can work better." Any
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 4 days ago
You hear anything or you see anything, tell them so they can work better." Anyone with information can contact Crime Alert Berks County via anonymous text to 847411, starting the message with keyword alertberks, or by calling 877-373-9913. A cash... Read more
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The Morning Call
State police investigate mystery Upper Hanover ‘disturbance’ tied to drugsbut troopers did not name the five or describe what they allegedly did. Four ar
The Morning Call / Posted 4 days ago
but troopers did not name the five or describe what they allegedly did. Four are from Upper Hanover; one is from Barto, Berks County, police said. “This incident occurred as a disturbance that escalated to a drug offense-related incident,”... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Fire escape, AC duct used by burglars, store owners saypolice said they are still searching for the thief or thieves. Anyone with inf
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 4 days ago
police said they are still searching for the thief or thieves. Anyone with information can contact Crime Alert Berks County via anonymous text to 847411, starting the message with keyword alertberks, or by calling 877-373-9913. A cash... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Illness forces ZZ Top to postpone concert in ReadingRelated story READING, Pa. - ZZ Top has postponed the upcoming stops on its cu
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 4 days ago
Related story READING, Pa. - ZZ Top has postponed the upcoming stops on its current tour, which included a visit to Berks County. The legendary band was supposed to appear in concert at the Santander Performing Arts Center on Sunday, October 29,... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
2nd driver pleads in crash that killed man, pregnant womandriver of another car, Evaughn-Sha Walters, were racing along Route 422 in West
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 4 days ago
driver of another car, Evaughn-Sha Walters, were racing along Route 422 in West Pottsgrove Township, near the border with Berks County, in February, police said. Two people in Santiago's car -- Anthony Rodriguez, 23, of East Elmhurst, New York,... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Schwank to stream spotted lanternfly hearing from Harrisburgzero in the fight against the spotted lanternfly since September 2014, when the
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 5 days ago
zero in the fight against the spotted lanternfly since September 2014, when the insect made its first U.S. appearance in Berks County. Most municipalities in Berks, along with many others in surrounding counties, have since been placed under a... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Alternate site considered for medical marijuana dispensaryRelated stories MUHLENBERG TWP., Pa. - The owners of a planned medical marijua
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 5 days ago
Related stories MUHLENBERG TWP., Pa. - The owners of a planned medical marijuana dispensary in Berks County are now considering an alternate property in Muhlenberg Township. After realizing the cost of retrofitting the property at 2701 Fifth Street... Read more
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Philly.com
Leaving the war in the woodssat by the entrance, smoking a cigarette. “I came out here to relax, deal with
Philly.com / Posted 5 days ago
sat by the entrance, smoking a cigarette. “I came out here to relax, deal with my anxiety, and get away from people,” the Berks County resident said. “I don’t really like being around people. Coming out here just helps me get away from it... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
New owner details plans for Shillington Farmers Marketreceived and that's when the joke took a serious turn. "Based on the community
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 5 days ago
received and that's when the joke took a serious turn. "Based on the community response, I thought [Governor] Mifflin and Berks County really wanted the market to thrive." He kept hearing about the "good old days" of the Shillington Farmers... Read more
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The Morning Call
Lehigh Valley road work on major highways for week of Oct. 16: Interstate 78, Route 33, Route 222Valley is scheduled for the week of Oct. 16, according to PennDOT: ROAD NAME:
The Morning Call / Posted 5 days ago
Valley is scheduled for the week of Oct. 16, according to PennDOT: ROAD NAME: Interstate 78 BETWEEN: Exit 49 (PA 100) AND Berks County Line Type of Work: Construction Work being Done By: PENNDOT Contractor Type of Restriction:... Read more
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The Morning Call
Lehigh County road work for week of Oct. 16in Lehigh County the week of Oct. 16, according to PennDOT: ROAD NAME: Interst
The Morning Call / Posted 5 days ago
in Lehigh County the week of Oct. 16, according to PennDOT: ROAD NAME: Interstate 78 BETWEEN: Exit 49 (PA 100) AND Berks County Line Type of Work: Construction Work being Done By: PENNDOT Contractor Type of Restriction:... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Pennsylvania GOP leaders seek delay in redistricting lawsuitis successful, there's no way maps could be redrawn in time for the spring prim
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 5 days ago
is successful, there's no way maps could be redrawn in time for the spring primary. Tom Rentschler of Exeter Township, Berks County, is one of the lawsuit's 18 plaintiffs. "We are in a situation now where politicians are picking their voters... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Hawk Mountain helps to advance global raptor monitoringALBANY TWP., Pa. - From Berks County to outer space and around the world, track
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 5 days ago
ALBANY TWP., Pa. - From Berks County to outer space and around the world, tracking raptors is about to become more efficient and cost-effective, according to Hawk Mountain Sanctuary. An antenna that will aid raptor monitoring programs was delivered... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Maidencreek man charged in sexual assault of coworkerFLEETWOOD, Pa. - A Berks County man stands accused of sexually assaulting a fel
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 5 days ago
FLEETWOOD, Pa. - A Berks County man stands accused of sexually assaulting a fellow employee on the job in Fleetwood earlier this month. Mario Guevara is facing a number of felony and misdemeanor sex assault charges, including involuntary deviate... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Police seeking 3 men in 'grandparent scam'VIDEO Police search for 'grandparent... CAERNARVON TWP., Pa. - Police in Berks
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 6 days ago
VIDEO Police search for 'grandparent... CAERNARVON TWP., Pa. - Police in Berks County said they are seeking three men who stole thousands of dollars from an elderly woman in what they are calling a "grandparent scam." Caernarvon Township police... Read more
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NBC Philadelphia
Pot Arrests 7 Times More Likely for Black Adults in Suburbsbe arrested for pot, according to the report. In Delaware County, the rate drop
NBC Philadelphia / Posted 6 days ago
be arrested for pot, according to the report. In Delaware County, the rate drops down to nearly 5 times more likely. And in Berks County, it's around 4 times more likely. “Racial disparities have actually gotten worse,” Andrew Hoover, spokesman for... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Police search for 'grandparent scam' suspectsVIDEO Police search for 'grandparent... CAERNARVON TWP., Pa. - Police in Berks
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 7 days ago
VIDEO Police search for 'grandparent... CAERNARVON TWP., Pa. - Police in Berks County are searching for three men who they say stole thousands of dollars from an 88-year-old woman in what authorities call a "grandparent scam." Two of the suspects... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
H.S. GOLF: Preppers' McClellan eyes PIAA berththe time,’’ McClellan recalled in an interview last week, a few days before lea
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 7 days ago
the time,’’ McClellan recalled in an interview last week, a few days before leaving for Golden Oaks Golf Club in Fleetwood, Berks County, for her second straight appearance in the PIAA Eastern Regionals. “Because my uncle is a golf pro, my family... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Route 12 hit-and-run driver charged with DUIALSACE TWP., Pa. - The driver in a hit-and-run crash in Berks County earlier th
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 8 days ago
ALSACE TWP., Pa. - The driver in a hit-and-run crash in Berks County earlier this week has been charged with DUI. The crash closed a stretch of Pricetown Road/Route 12 in Alsace Township for several hours Thursday night and early Friday... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Humane Society of Berks County helps animals in Puerto Ricoheaded south to coordinate animal rescue efforts. Morgan Raneiri, an Animal Ca
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 8 days ago
headed south to coordinate animal rescue efforts. Morgan Raneiri, an Animal Care Technician for the Humane Society of Berks County, is down in Florida helping to get supplies in to Puerto Rico and pets out. She joined us over the phone from... Read more
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The Morning Call
Wilson police searching for 'armed and dangerous' robbery suspectaccording to police. Police could not find the second suspect whom they believ
The Morning Call / Posted 8 days ago
according to police. Police could not find the second suspect whom they believe is Carlos Serrano Jr. 25, of Laureldale in Berks County. Police obtained an arrest warrant for him and police say he should be considered “armed and dangerous.” Cedeno... Read more
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The Express-Times
Armed robbery, chase and crash -- 1 suspect still at largeand simple assault. Authorities identified the other suspect still at large as
The Express-Times / Posted 8 days ago
and simple assault. Authorities identified the other suspect still at large as Carlos Serrano Jr., 25, from Laureldale, Berks County. He is wanted on a warrant for armed robbery and related charges, and should be considered armed and dangerous,... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Officials warn of fire hazards from smoking after recent tragediesCounty blazes were a direct result of discarded smoking materials. On Sept. 2,
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 8 days ago
County blazes were a direct result of discarded smoking materials. On Sept. 2, smoking materials were responsible for a Berks County fire that claimed the lives of Jennifer Wilder, who was about six months pregnant, and her children — Gabriel... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Players across Berks remember Amy HatleeVIDEO: Players remember Amy Hatlee READING, Pa. - Friday night was an emotiona
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 8 days ago
VIDEO: Players remember Amy Hatlee READING, Pa. - Friday night was an emotional night on football fields in Berks County. Two of Berks' biggest rivals, in separate games, showed their support for a well-known teacher and mother who recently lost... Read more
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NBC Philadelphia
2 More Albright Players Cut, This Time for Not KneelingFirst, a backup quarterback at Albright College in Berks County got booted from
NBC Philadelphia / Posted 8 days ago
First, a backup quarterback at Albright College in Berks County got booted from the football team for kneeling during the national anthem. Now, two other players were kicked off Albright's team for not kneeling. Or in the words of the college... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Reading Area Firefighters Museum to be restored with grantlook forward to doing all that now thanks to this grant," he said. All of the
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 8 days ago
look forward to doing all that now thanks to this grant," he said. All of the money to renovate the museum came from the Berks County Community Foundation. In total, more than $23,000. "The museum was thrilled with the grant. They've been... Read more
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