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The Express-Times
DUI driver had handgun, various drugs in traffic stop, cops sayA Berks County driver under the influence of drugs had a handgun and various na
The Express-Times / Posted 12 hours ago
A Berks County driver under the influence of drugs had a handgun and various narcotics during a Hanover Township, Northampton County traffic stop, state police said. Charged is Jose Enrique Sierra-Mojica, 29, of Kempton. Pennsylvania State Police... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Bear Creek opens slopes for seasonfor the... LONGSWAMP TWP., Pa. - The recent snow and cold weather are a welcom
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 15 hours ago
for the... LONGSWAMP TWP., Pa. - The recent snow and cold weather are a welcome sight at Bear Creek Mountain Resort in Berks County, where the ski trails are now open for another season. The trails opened at 10 a.m. Saturday to a large number... Read more
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The Morning Call
Retail Watch: Bagels are back in Schnecksvillea few years as a chef at restaurants in Florida, and returning to Pennsylvania
The Morning Call / Posted yesterday
a few years as a chef at restaurants in Florida, and returning to Pennsylvania more than a decade ago to head kitchens in Berks County, the Orefield native is back where it all began — opening a bagel shop in the same spot where he learned to make... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Like a real-life Hoth, Star Wars fans brave the snowyou learn quickly with Star Wars fans, whether trudging through the snowy plane
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 2 days ago
you learn quickly with Star Wars fans, whether trudging through the snowy planet of Hoth or the slushy roads of Berks County, excitement can even overshadow rough weather. "We'll be fine, we don't live that far away and again, the force... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Ashley's Angels making Christmas miracles in Berks CountyProgram ONTELAUNEE TOWNSHIP, Pa - Christmas just got a little brighter for hun
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 2 days ago
Program ONTELAUNEE TOWNSHIP, Pa - Christmas just got a little brighter for hundreds of children and their families in Berks County and it's all thanks to some angels. Employees with Ashley Furniture in Ontelaunee Township partnered with 12... Read more
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York Daily Record
Why doesn't the YAIAA have a league wrestling tournament?and we always did really well because our guys looked forward to it." Other le
York Daily Record / Posted 2 days ago
and we always did really well because our guys looked forward to it." Other leagues, including Lancaster-Lebanon and Berks County, run wrestling tournaments every year. So how could the YAIAA make it happen? Let's look at the... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
$1M grant set to give Boyertown tourism, economic boost$1M grant set to give Boyertown... BOYERTOWN, Pa. - Boyertown is getting some
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 2 days ago
$1M grant set to give Boyertown... BOYERTOWN, Pa. - Boyertown is getting some big bucks. The Berks County borough was awarded a $1 million grant Friday afternoon, and all the money is going to downtown revitalization. Portions of it will be... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
3rd snowfall in a week coats Berks, slows PM commuteof the Friday evening rush hour. The snowfall brought about early dismissals i
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 2 days ago
of the Friday evening rush hour. The snowfall brought about early dismissals in the Boyertown Area School District in Berks County and the Pottsgrove School District in neighboring Montgomery County. Other districts canceled their after-school... Read more
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The Morning Call
Highmark Health partners with Penn State Health to expand and improve health services in central Pa.insurance company Highmark Health and hospital system Penn State Health, which
The Morning Call / Posted 2 days ago
insurance company Highmark Health and hospital system Penn State Health, which includes St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Berks County, announced a partnership Friday to invest more than $1 billion to expand and improve services in central and... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Judge dismisses charges against attempted homicide suspectand weapons offenses. Diaz-Hernandez was accused of shooting another man in th
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 2 days ago
and weapons offenses. Diaz-Hernandez was accused of shooting another man in the area of South 11 and Cotton streets on October 18. Berks County District Attorney John Adams has not said whether his office plans to refile charges i... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Period of light snow Friday; highest totals south, easteven some isolated amounts of up to three inches deeper into central and southe
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 2 days ago
even some isolated amounts of up to three inches deeper into central and southern New Jersey. Meanwhile, it appears Berks County, the Lehigh Valley, and points north and west will see a coating to maybe as much as an inch. While these... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
A period of light snow expected with the highest totals south and eastamounts up to three inches the deeper you get into central and southern New Jer
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 2 days ago
amounts up to three inches the deeper you get into central and southern New Jersey. Meanwhile for the Lehigh Valley, Berks County and points north and west, at this time it appears we’ll see a coating to maybe as much as an inch. While these... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
'Shop with a Cop' makes kids' Christmas brighterHe has a baby brother that's in foster care," explained his grandmother, Veroni
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 2 days ago
He has a baby brother that's in foster care," explained his grandmother, Veronica Ray. But, with the help of Crime Alert Berks County, local police, Santa and the Phillie Phanatic, he's trying to make this one a little different. "He wants to... Read more
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York Daily Record
Pa. state park employee now ex-employee after police say he brought crystal meth to workcrystal methamphetamine, police said. State Police at Reading said they were c
York Daily Record / Posted 2 days ago
crystal methamphetamine, police said. State Police at Reading said they were called to 843 Park Road in Union Township, Berks County at 12:02 p.m. Wednesday for a reported found-drugs investigation. It was determined that an employee had dropped... Read more
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Lebanon Daily News
Pa. state park employee now ex-employee after police say he brought crystal meth to workcrystal methamphetamine, police said. State Police at Reading said they were c
Lebanon Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
crystal methamphetamine, police said. State Police at Reading said they were called to 843 Park Road in Union Township, Berks County at 12:02 p.m. Wednesday for a reported found-drugs investigation. It was determined that an employee had dropped... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Time to hit slopes at Bear Creek Mountain ResortSki season opening at Bear CreekRelated stories LONGSWAMP TWP., Pa. - Bear Cre
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 2 days ago
Ski season opening at Bear CreekRelated stories LONGSWAMP TWP., Pa. - Bear Creek Mountain Resort in Berks County is set to begin its 50th season this weekend. The slopes are set to open at 10 a.m. Saturday. Snowmaking efforts started last Friday... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Babysitter charged in sexual assault of 2 young childrensaid the girl was around the age of 7 or 8, and her younger brother was about 5
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 2 days ago
said the girl was around the age of 7 or 8, and her younger brother was about 5 or 6 years old. Detectives with the Berks County district attorney's office disclosed in the court paperwork graphic details of the encounters the children... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Time to hit the slopes at Bear Creek Mountain ResortSki season opening at Bear Creek LONGSWAMP TWP., Pa. - Bear Creek Mountain Res
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 2 days ago
Ski season opening at Bear Creek LONGSWAMP TWP., Pa. - Bear Creek Mountain Resort in Berks County is set to open its 50th season 10 a.m. Saturday morning. Snowmaking efforts started this week and were helped by Mother Nature, who added a few inches... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Light snow expected later today especially south and eastamounts up to three inches the closer you get to the Jersey Shore and Long Isla
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 2 days ago
amounts up to three inches the closer you get to the Jersey Shore and Long Island. Meanwhile for the Lehigh Valley and Berks County and points north and west, at this time it appears we’ll see a coating to less than an inch. It still could be... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Shop with a Cop makes kids' Christmas brighterfor 25 kids who got to roam the aisles of Boscov's North in search of special g
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 2 days ago
for 25 kids who got to roam the aisles of Boscov's North in search of special gifts, courtesy of Boscov's and Crime Alert Berks County. For kids here today, it's not just about getting gifts for themselves or loved ones but also about developing... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Exeter evicts Viva as country club's caterer, pub operatorEXETER TWP., Pa. - Some holiday party planners in Berks County are finding them
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 3 days ago
EXETER TWP., Pa. - Some holiday party planners in Berks County are finding themselves having to make some last-minute rearrangements. Exeter Township officials on Thursday said they evicted Viva Catering as the operator of the restaurant and banquet... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Grease fire damages home near Barto, sends man to hospitalRelated story DISTRICT TWP., Pa. - For the second time in a week, a Berks Coun
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 3 days ago
Related story DISTRICT TWP., Pa. - For the second time in a week, a Berks County resident has been injured in a fire caused by cooking on a stove. Thursday's fire started shortly before 1 p.m. at a home on Park Drive in District Township, near... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Bear Creek sets plans to open slopes for 2017-18 seasonRelated story LONGSWAMP TWP., Pa. - Snow-skiers in Berks County and the nearby
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 3 days ago
Related story LONGSWAMP TWP., Pa. - Snow-skiers in Berks County and the nearby Lehigh Valley are in for an early Christmas present. Bear Creek Mountain Resort announced Thursday that it plans to open most of its terrain in Longswamp Township to... Read more
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The Morning Call
Adoptive, biological families battle for control of Grace Packer's estateborn to Rose and Rodney Hunsicker in Norristown, and originally named Susan. F
The Morning Call / Posted 3 days ago
born to Rose and Rodney Hunsicker in Norristown, and originally named Susan. Feb. 27, 2004: Susan goes into foster care in Berks County. Oct. 5, 2004: Sara Packer and her then-husband, David, become foster parents to the Hunsicker children. June... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Reading police say Pear Street shooting now a homicideinformation" from the teen. No arrest has been made in either shooting. Anyone
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 3 days ago
information" from the teen. No arrest has been made in either shooting. 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. Know... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Police ID man fatally shot in Reading; shooter at largeinvestigators said they have no suspects in the homicide. Anyone with informati
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 3 days ago
investigators said they have no suspects in the homicide. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Alert Berks County via anonymous text to 847411, starting the message with keyword alertberks, or by calling 877-373-9913. Know... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Berks commissioners OK 3.87% tax increase for 2018The Berks County Services Center in downtown Reading, seen from the roof of the
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 3 days ago
The Berks County Services Center in downtown Reading, seen from the roof of the neighboring Berks County Courthouse. The Berks County Services Center in downtown Reading, seen from the roof of the neighboring Berks County Courthouse. Related... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Light snow early this morning but clearing skies later in the dayof the area should be talking an inch or two of total snowfall, but locations n
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 3 days ago
of the area should be talking an inch or two of total snowfall, but locations north and west of the Lehigh Valley, Berks County and higher elevations could see anywhere from two to four inches. The aforementioned clipper low-pressure... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Early-morning fire drives Reading family from their homeVIDEO: Hollenbach Street fire in Reading READING, Pa. - Fire routed a Berks Co
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 3 days ago
VIDEO: Hollenbach Street fire in Reading READING, Pa. - Fire routed a Berks County family from their home early Thursday morning. The fire broke out in a row home in the 300 block of Hollenbach Street in Reading overnight. Neighbors reported... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Man hospitalized after shooting in Readingwith information about the shooting is urged to call Reading police or leave an
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 3 days ago
with information about the shooting is urged to call Reading police or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Alert Berks County at 877-373-9913. Anybody can also text a tip to 847-411 by starting the message with the keyword "Alert... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Reading police: Man shot on Pear Streetshots. Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to call Reading pol
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 4 days ago
shots. Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to call Reading police or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Alert Berks County at 877-373-9913. You can also text a tip to 847-411 by starting your message with the keyword "Alert... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Area to be clipped with some snow Wednesday nightroads, with a coating to an inch or two for most and slightly more in the highe
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 4 days ago
roads, with a coating to an inch or two for most and slightly more in the higher elevations north and northwest of Berks County and the Lehigh Valley. Snow will quickly end and skies will clear Thursday morning, but a northwest breeze will... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Nesby takes over at Muhlenberg; Mifflin girls eye big seasonMuhls have new man in charge; Mustang... BERKS COUNTY, Pa. - It's been a rough
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 4 days ago
Muhls have new man in charge; Mustang... BERKS COUNTY, Pa. - It's been a rough couple seasons on the hardwood at Muhlenberg. But with a new man in charge, the Muhls are looking to right the ship. That man is former NBA player Tyrone Nesby. The... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Pa. Senate passes bill to rename I-176 in Berks for veteransRelated story HARRISBURG, Pa. - The Pennsylvania Senate has passed a bill that
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 4 days ago
Related story HARRISBURG, Pa. - The Pennsylvania Senate has passed a bill that would rename Interstate 176 in Berks County in honor of veterans. Efforts undertaken by state Sen. Judy Schwank, a Berks Democrat, led to the highway being included in... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Woman steals donations for children's hospital, police sayAMITY TWP., Pa. - Money meant to help sick children ended up in the wrong hands
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 4 days ago
AMITY TWP., Pa. - Money meant to help sick children ended up in the wrong hands, according to police in Berks County. "She was seen nonchalantly taking the money out of the children's donation bin and walking out of the store," said Chief Andrew... Read more
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Lebanon Daily News
GANNETT Syndication Servicethat saw $68,000 worth of methamphetamine seized by state police led to several
Lebanon Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
that saw $68,000 worth of methamphetamine seized by state police led to several more thousand dollars worth of drugs in Berks County. Nick Foles is the starting QB now, but they could still use a backup. Here are 5 options, including Colin... Read more
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FOX 43 Harrisburg
Reading dad leaves child on sidewalk in a car seat, police sayerror until he arrived as his destination in Temple. An arrest warrant for Ros
FOX 43 Harrisburg / Posted 4 days ago
error until he arrived as his destination in Temple. An arrest warrant for Rossi was issued on Dec. 8. He turned himself in to police Monday. He was released on $10,000 bail, and the child was put in custody of Berks County Children & Youth Servic... Read more
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The Courier Express Newspapers
80 years after hemp was outlawed, major expansion eyededucation will be able to grow 100 acres each compared to last year's five-acre
The Courier Express Newspapers / Posted 4 days ago
education will be able to grow 100 acres each compared to last year's five-acre restriction. Geoff Whaling, who owns a Berks County farm and chairs the National Hemp Association, said the expansion will allow for the development and sale of... Read more
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The Morning Call
East Penn made the right choice on full-day kindergarten, which should be offered by all school districtswith half-day kindergarten. I’ve been through it and it wasn’t easy. I live in
The Morning Call / Posted 4 days ago
with half-day kindergarten. I’ve been through it and it wasn’t easy. I live in the Daniel Boone Area School District in Berks County. In 2011, just before my youngest son, Reese, was scheduled to start kindergarten, the district cut its program... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Berks DA leads push for tougher sentences in fentanyl casesthe country," said Adams. It's a drug known for its potency; officials said it
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 5 days ago
the country," said Adams. It's a drug known for its potency; officials said it's up to 100 times deadlier than heroin. Berks County DA John Adams, who also serves as president of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association, testified before... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Reading Fair contest winner qualifies for Wing Bowl 26Related stories PHILADELPHIA - A competitive eater from Berks County can now p
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 5 days ago
Related stories PHILADELPHIA - A competitive eater from Berks County can now prepare for one of the biggest contests of them all. Steve Hillegass, in an appearance on Philadelphia's 94WIP radio show Tuesday morning, qualified to compete in his... Read more
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The Morning Call
Acadia Healthcare and Reading Hospital building new psychiatric hospital in Berks CountyAcadia Healthcare Co. Inc. and Reading Hospital will jointly construct a 144-be
The Morning Call / Posted 5 days ago
Acadia Healthcare Co. Inc. and Reading Hospital will jointly construct a 144-bed inpatient psychiatric facility in Berks County, Reading Hospital's parent, Tower Health, said Tuesday. Construction of the Bern Township facility, on an 80-acre parcel... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Behavioral health campus planned for 82-acre site in Berncollaboration will address a very critical community health need." That need,
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 5 days ago
collaboration will address a very critical community health need." That need, officials said, was identified by the 2016 Berks County Community Health Needs Assessment. The study showed that one in five residents of Berks County has been... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Baseballtown Charities, GT Church team up on Dream FieldTownship. "GT Church is excited to team up with Baseballtown Charities to provi
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 5 days ago
Township. "GT Church is excited to team up with Baseballtown Charities to provide this opportunity for the families of Berks County." Construction of the Dream Field will continue through the winter. Registration for the spring 2018 season is... Read more
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Philly.com
Acadia Healthcare and Reading Hospital building new psychiatric hospital in Berks CountyAcadia Healthcare Co. Inc. and Reading Hospital will jointly construct a 144-be
Philly.com / Posted 5 days ago
Acadia Healthcare Co. Inc. and Reading Hospital will jointly construct a 144-bed inpatient psychiatric facility in Berks County, Reading Hospital’s parent, Tower Health, said Tuesday. Construction of the Bern Township facility, on an 80-acre parcel... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Captured: Reading man jailed in attempt to kill girlfriendbeen charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault, simple assault, haras
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 5 days ago
been charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault, simple assault, harassment, recklessly endangering another person, terroristic threats, and possessing an instrument of a crime. He was committed to the Berks County Jail on $1 million... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Session instructs police officers on how to cope with stressSession instructs police officers on... READING, Pa. - Police officers in Berk
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 6 days ago
Session instructs police officers on... READING, Pa. - Police officers in Berks County have received special training. They gathered at the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Reading for a seminar on how officers can deal with stress throughout their... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Expert sees partisanship in Pennsylvania congressional mapsfor the state Supreme Court to use in deciding the dispute. The congressional
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 6 days ago
for the state Supreme Court to use in deciding the dispute. The congressional district map violates the state constitution because it's too partisan, according to the lawsuit by a group of voters, including a man from Exeter Township, Berks Co... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Berks bus passenger describes NYC explosion scene as 'chaos'Berks bus passenger describes NYC...Related stories READING, Pa. - Some Berks
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 6 days ago
Berks bus passenger describes NYC...Related stories READING, Pa. - Some Berks County travelers were part of a group of commuters who saw an attempted terrorist attack unfold in New York City. Emergency responders rushed to a subway corridor near... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Berks man charged in fatal motorcycle crash on Route 222Related stories ALLENTOWN, Pa. - A Berks County man has been arrested in conne
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 6 days ago
Related stories ALLENTOWN, Pa. - A Berks County man has been arrested in connection with a crash that killed the passenger of his motorcycle on Route 222 in Lehigh County. Shawn Balthaser was charged Monday with one count each of involuntary... Read more
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