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1 hr ago | The Lebanon Daily News

Massive Consignment sale slated at Lebanon Valley Expo Center

For the second time this year, thrifty parents will wake before dawn Saturday to be among the first shoppers at a massive children's and teens' indoor consignment sale at the Lebanon Valley Expo Center.

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Related Topix: Lebanon County, PA, Robesonia, PA, Morgantown, PA, Bernville, PA

5 hrs ago | WFMZ

Group rallying to save Kaercher Creek Park near Hamburg

"It means so much to so many people. We have heard so many stories of just personal experiences and there is a lot of support," said Laura Arnold.

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Related Topix: Hamburg, PA

Sun Aug 31, 2014

WFMZ-TV Allentown

Accident closes part of Route 100 in Berks County

In Berks County Sunday part of a major road was closed while crews cleared the scene of a collision.

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WFMZ

Hundreds come out to 5K for Laney

Community members banded together Sunday in Berks County to remember a young girl who lost her fight against cancer.

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Related Topix: West Reading, PA, Leukemia, Health

PennLive.com

Pinnacle Ridge among destinations on Pa. Wine Society 'dry run'

The iconic barn that serves as the tasting room and production area for Pinnacle Ridge winery in Kutztown, Berks County.

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Related Topix: Drink, Wine, Kutztown, PA

Sat Aug 30, 2014

WFMZ-TV Allentown

Berks County Penn State alumni host viewing party

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

WFMZ

Unique creations part of annual Taste of Hamburger Festival

The 11th annual Taste of Hamburger Festival is right around the corner, and vendors across Berks County are gearing up to serve a variety of tasty creations.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Food Festival, Hamburg, PA

NBC Philadelphia

Injury Update on 2 Hurt in Plane Crash

Two men were hurt when their small plane crashed and caught fire after slamming into a field on the 100 block of Amity Park Road in Amity Township, Berks County Wednesday afternoon.

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WFMZ

Woman pleads guilty in theft of puppy from pet store in Boyertown

A high-profile case involving the theft of a puppy caught on camera has concluded with the suspect admitting to the crime.

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Related Topix: Boyertown, PA

WFMZ

Commissioners OK application for courthouse lights grant

The Berks County Commissioners have endorsed a plan to seek funds to help put lights back on top of the courthouse in downtown Reading.

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Related Topix: Reading, PA

WFMZ

Reading SD makes change to alt. ed program

Top officials did not reveal much information, Thursday, but administrators said they were in the middle of sensitive contract negotiations.

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Related Topix: Reading, PA

Thu Aug 28, 2014

WFMZ-TV Allentown

Visitors bureau seeks new ways to market Berks County

Gone are the days of outlets drawing visitors to Reading. Now the visitors bureau is looking for new ways to draw people to the area.

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Related Topix: Reading, PA

PennLive.com

Passenger pigeons found in various collections across Pennsylvania

Patrick McShea, an educator with the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, pulled open a shallow metal drawer in one of the specimen cabinets of the museum's extinct bird collection.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Franklin County, PA

The Washington Post

Pennsylvania Localities Tap Swaps for Upfront Cash: Muni Credit

Pennsylvania municipalities are turning once again to the kinds of derivative deals that backfired during the credit crunch as the lure of upfront cash and the potential to cut costs prove too hard to resist.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, PA, Lancaster County, PA, Education Etc.

PennLive.com

When is a bottle ready to sell? Releases depend on a number of factors

Pinnacle Ridge Winery owner and winemaker Brad Knapp said he doesn't want his newly bottled wine to sit around for too long.

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Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Allentown, PA, State College, PA

The Morning Call

Theater: Pines nabs new musical before its Off-Broadway debut

'Life Could Be a Dream' at Pines Dinner Theatre in Allentown stars Alyssa Steiner , Charlie Barry, Shawn Patrick Fletcher, Tyler Fernandez and Shane Fischetti.

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Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Allentown, PA, Reading, PA, West Reading, PA, Entertainment

Wed Aug 27, 2014

WFMZ

Investigation continues into small plane crash in Amity Twp.

Two people were taken to the hospital following the apparent crash of a small plane in eastern Berks County.

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Related Topix: Air Accidents

WFMZ

Local police pushing for right to use speed radar in Pennsylvania

Police across Berks County are fighting for radar use, arguing that the method is a safer, cheaper and more efficient alternative for speed enforcement than currently-used methods.

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Related Topix: Fleetwood, PA

WFMZ

Small plane goes down in Amity

Two people have been taken to the hospital following the apparent crash of a small plane in eastern Berks County.

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NJ.com

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

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