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Heroin is becoming a widespread problem in Pennsylvania. First Berks County started taking steps to fight the epidemic.
It's been months since a destructive hail storm rocked parts of Berks County, and even now, repair shops and businesses are still backlogged, trying to manage all of the damage. "Talking to other contractors, everybody is in the same boat, where we're trying to get as much as we can done and service our clients in the best manner we can," he said.
The Collingswood, New Jersey-based company is set to open its 15th location this fall on the site of the former Toscani restaurant on Rocky Road in Spring Township, according to an announcement on its website. In a post on Facebook and Twitter on Friday, P.J. Whelihan's said it is accepting applications for employment at Grande Plaza, Suite 104.
Aaron Wadgdy Ibrahem, of Longswamp Township, Berks County, gave up his right to a preliminary hearing today before District Judge James Narlesky. By doing so, Ibrahem acknowledged there was sufficient evidence for the case to proceed to Northampton County Court, where the 23-year-old will go to trial unless he pleads guilty or another disposition occurs.
TSA agents have discovered approximately 182 guns at airports around the country since we last tallied our GunFAILs in mid-August. It's time to catch up with the world of GunFAIL, with another economy-sized packages of 100 accidents, mishaps and assorted failures.
Four news organizations are asking a federal judge to unseal information about where the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections plans to get drugs for use in executing inmates. The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia City Paper, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Guardian U.S. on Thursday filed an emergency motion in a long-running federal lawsuit that challenges the state's execution procedures.
After a unanimous June vote to pass his medical marijuana bill out of its Pa. Senate committee, bill sponsor Sen. Mike Folmer, R-Lebanon County, in the tie, met with a group of supporters with children who suffer from intractable epilepsy.
It has been three months since a Berks County mother died in jail. Now people in Berks County are making sure her death was not in vain.
For the first time at Reading Area Community College, an employment workshop and job fair was hosted by Hiring Our Heroes , a nationwide initiative aimed at connecting veterans with employers in their region. "They stand in harm's way protecting us.
Associated Wholesalers Inc., a Berks County food distributor with a facility in Springettsbury Township, said Tuesday, it has a deal to sell its assets to C&S Wholesale Grocers Inc. of Keene, N.H. To facilitate the sale, Associated Wholesalers and its subsidiaries filed voluntary petitions for a Chapter 11 reorganization Tuesday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Del. The company expects to continue to operate as usual during the bankruptcy proceeding, it said in a press release.
The executive director of the Berks County Intermediate Unit is stepping down to assume the same post with the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit . John George, who took the BCIU's top job in 2008, will become executive director of the MCIU, effective Oct. 20. "There are many reasons, both professional and personal, why accepting this new challenge is the right thing to do at this point in my life," George said in a statement he released Wednesday.
A Berks County-based food distributor has filed for bankruptcy with the intention of selling its assets to another distributor. The company, located in Robesonia, said it intends to sell its assets, including its White Rose distribution business, in a court-supervised auction to New Hampshire-based C&S Wholesale Grocers .
Authorities in eastern Pennsylvania are still investigating the slaying of a man in his apartment earlier this week but say they are sure he was the victim of a murder-suicide. Officials in Berks County say 44-year-old Alexis Nogueras-Torres was shot to death early Monday in the Mount Penn Manor complex in Reading in front of his girlfriend and her 14-year-old son.
Staley Williams, aka "Buckshot," 35, of West Reading, has been charged in connection to an alleged drug operation that distributed heroin and other drugs in parts of Pennsylvania. Staley Williams, aka "Buckshot," 35, of West Reading, was arrested by U.S. Marshals in the first block of E. Main St. in Fleetwood, according to a news release issued by the Berks County District Attorney's Office.
The VF Outlet Center, the last surviving piece of the one-time "Outlet Capital of the World," is expected to sell in the coming months, a result of declining sales and rising competition, officials said. Executives with the center in Wyomissing told 69 News that the 52-acre property is currently being assessed by Atapco Properties, a Baltimore-based commercial real estate development company.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 02:20 pm
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