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More than 500 children who crossed into the U.S. illegally are being housed in Pennsylvania as federal officials wrestle with a national crisis created by a flood of tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors across the southern border.
A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Thursday: German prosecutors had hoped to extradite 89-year-old Johann "Hans" Breyer to face trial for his alleged service as a Waffen SS guard at Auschwitz in 1944.
Police in Berks County say they've found a man accused of pointing a gun at a cyclist on a popular bike path last month.
State police took 56-year-old Mark Miller of the 200 block of S. View Road in Fleetwood into custody around 5 a.m. Miller is accused of hitting 52-year-old Miksiewicz as she was jogging along Boyer Road around 7:30 a.m. on June 20. Police said Miller's truck was traveling east on Boyer and was going too fast to negotiate a right hand curve in the ... (more)
July 24--When trolley service ended in Scranton on Dec. 14, 1954, officers of the Scranton Transit Co.
The conflict between Israel and Hamas is hitting close to home in Berks County. One local woman found herself in the midst of the chaos and managed to catch a flight out just in time.
Lawmakers and other local officials joined honorary guests for a special preview ride on the Colebrookdale Railroad as it traveled from Boyertown to Pottstown, along the "secret valley."
If you had an eye to the sky over downtown Reading on Tuesday evening, you might have caught a glimpse of what the city's skyline may one day look like at night.
An internal poll conducted by Democrat Manan Trivedi gives a mixed bag of results but predicts a close race with Republican rival Ryan Costello for Pennsylvania's Sixth Congressional District seat.
The turnpike commission unveiled roads signs Wednesday morning, officially increasing the speed limit from 65 mph to 70 mph for the first time in Pennsylvania.
U.S. Reps. Charlie Dent and Jim Gerlach toured Bethany Children's Home in Heidelberg Township, Berks County, Tuesday to learn about the facility's new Helping Hands program to aid children who enter the U.S. unaccompanied by parents or guardians.
Three members of Berks County's delegation to the House of Representatives gathered Tuesday in an effort to learn more about the local housing of Central American children who entered the United States illegally.
Frustration is mounting among business owners and customers nearly three months after a sinkhole swallowed part of a busy shopping center.
An elderly woman was injured when she was struck by a fire truck outside a senior living community in Berks County.
The old wheels have travelled a lot of miles but a few feet it travelled on Tuesday may be the most important distance they ever traveled.
What officials describe as a growing heroin epidemic in rural Pennsylvania took center stage at a public hearing in Reading on Tuesday.
Updated: Fri Jul 25, 2014 03:15 am
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