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Wilson Borough contractor sentenced to state prison for home improvement fraud

Northampton County Judge Jennifer Sletvold today sentenced Jerry Allen Jr. to one to two years in a Pennsylvania state prison followed by five years of probation.

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Related Topix: Northampton County, PA, Home, State Prisons, Home Improvement, Prison, Freemansburg, PA

Tue Aug 26, 2014

York Dispatch

List of winners from the 66th Emmy Awards

Host Seth Meyers speaks on stage at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles.

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Related Topix: Entertainment

WFMZ

Caught on camera: Burglars repeatedly strike Maxatawny business

State police have put out a plea for help in identifying a trio of thieves who are believed to have struck the same business five times.

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Related Topix: Maxatawny, PA

WFMZ

Rep. Gerlach addresses VA issues during stop in Berks County

United States Representative Jim Gerlach discussed veterans health care during a stop at Phoebe Berks in Lower Heidelberg Township on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Jim Gerlach, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

York Dispatch

York County crime watch for 8/26

Duquan Anthony Eaddy: York; DUI-combination of drugs and alcohol, driving while suspended, improper child restraint; waived to court.

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Related Topix: York, PA

Mass Transit

PA: BARTA, Red Rose Transit Working on Rules to Govern Merged Agency

Aug. 26--The task force that's meeting to plan out a merger between BARTA and its Lancaster County counterpart is close to finishing a draft of the bylaws that would govern the new agency, BARTA's board learned Monday.

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Related Topix: Lancaster County, PA, Reading, PA

Mon Aug 25, 2014

York Dispatch

Labor Day dance for singles in York

Pat's Singles Club will host a Labor Day holiday dance, 7-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at the Valencia Ballroom, 142 N. George St. ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A man suspected of walking out of a Juneau, Alaska, jewelry store with a gold nugget worth nearly $5,000 developed a conscience and paid for it - after his image was distributed by police through a ... (more)

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Related Topix: York, PA

York Dispatch

DUI checkpoint this weekend in York County

A sobriety checkpoint will be held somewhere in York County over the Labor Day holiday weekend, according to the Center for Traffic Safety.

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Related Topix: Lancaster County, PA

WFMZ

Summer break over for most students in Berks County

Students in the Fleetwood Area School District eagerly board their bus for the first day of school on Aug. 25. Monday was the first day of classes for all students in the Antietam, Brandywine Heights Area, Exeter Township, Fleetwood Area, Governor Mifflin, Kutztown Area, Muhlenberg, Reading, Schuylkill Valley, Tulpehocken Area, Twin Valley Area, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Fleetwood, PA, Kutztown, PA, Wyomissing, PA

TheAlternativePress.com

Berks County Woman Charged with Felony Forgery in Alleged Vicodin Scam

A woman from Mohnton, Berks County, has been charged by Lansdale Police with felony forgery, misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance, misdemeanor identity theft, and two counts of misdemeanor procuring pharmaceuticals through misrepresentation, according to court records.

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Related Topix: Mohnton, PA

The Morning Call

Taylor Swift was bad at MTV awards. Then again, all of VMAs was pretty bad.

We stayed out of the argument last week over rapper Earl Sweatshirt's claim that Berks County native Taylor Swift's video for her new "song" -- "Shake It Off" - was "patently offensive."

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Country, Hot Chicks, Pop/Rock, Taylor Swift

Sun Aug 24, 2014

York Dispatch

Crews from two counties search Susquehanna River for missing boater

Crews were sent to the river about 3 p.m. Sunday after a canoe reportedly flipped just off shore from Marietta, according to York County 911.

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Related Topix: Marietta, PA

Sat Aug 23, 2014

The Times-Tribune

Fugitive charged after brief chase in Taylor

Two officers stopped a Lexus sedan in a Price Chopper parking lot after noticing its windows were tinted too dark.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Social Security

York Dispatch

Pittsburgh-area police searching for alligator

Indiana Township police issued the be-on-the-lookout alert for the gator on Friday.

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Related Topix: Rural Ridge, PA

York Dispatch

Weekend guide to yard sales

This past week, I made raspberry compote. A friend of mine brought me raspberries fresh-picked from her parents' home in Berks County, and I just love raspberry compote on angel food cake.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

WFMZ

Lightning strike startles couple, damages radio equipment

It was too close for comfort for a husband and wife after lightning struck just feet from where they were sitting.

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York Dispatch

Live volcano cam

A German court says a landlady was within her rights to evict a man for persistently using a squeaky swing set in his apartment late at night as a sex prop.

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Related Topix: India, World News

PennLive.com

Meet the Pennsylvanians falling through Obamacare's cracks: Elizabeth Stelle and John R. Bouder

By Elizabeth Stelle and John R. Bouder Mark Ferkler is a Delaware County resident in his mid-30s.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Delaware County, PA, Health Insurance, Health, Medicine, Opinion

WFMJ-TV Youngstown

Pa. man convicted in botched parking lot robbery

An eastern Pennsylvania man faces life in prison without parole following his conviction in the murder of a man shot twice during a botched robbery in a parking lot last fall.

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The Sanatoga Post

Tri-County Police Benefit From Military Surplus Offer

An unspecified number of law enforcement agencies in Montgomery County, which benefited from a federal program that distributes military surplus hardware free to state and local governments, have at least 12 assault rifles, one mine-resistant vehicle, and one other armored vehicle in their equipment arsenals, The New York Times has reported.

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Related Topix: Montgomery County, PA, Chester County, PA, Philadelphia County, PA

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