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1 hr ago | PA Office of Attorney General Press R...

Two charged in ongoing investigation into PennDOT corruption and fraud

Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today announced charges against two individuals affiliated with PennDOT, who allegedly conspired in the theft of more than $3.6 million in taxpayer money.

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Related Topix: Montgomery, PA, Montgomery County, PA, King of Prussia, PA, Shillington, PA

7 hrs ago | Times Observer

Skerda picked for panel on juvenile justice

Gov. Tom Corbett has appointed Judge Maureen Skerda to serve on a commission that will help shape practices and procedures for addressing juvenile offenders.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Tom Corbett, Warren, PA

Wed Jul 30, 2014

WFMZ

Coroner called to accident involving motorcycle in Berks County

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WFMZ

Man gave money to alleged bank robber, asked her to pay it forward

One Berks County man thought he was doing a good deed until he realized he helped the alleged getaway driver from Monday's bank robbery.

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Related Topix: Reading, PA, Mount Penn, PA

WFMZ-TV Allentown

East Penn Manufacturing names Dan Langdon as new CEO

Langdon joined East Penn, one of Berks County's largest employers, as controller in 1986.

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WFMZ-TV Allentown

Man to be charged with homicide in elderly mom's beating death

A Berks County man is facing homicide charges in the beating death of his 89-year-old mother, District Attorney John Adams announced Wednesday.

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WFMZ

Brecknock couple picking up pieces after truck slams into home

A couple in Brecknock Township, Berks County, are picking up the pieces after a pickup truck crashed into their home off Alleghenyville Road on Tuesday.

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Chambersburg Public Opinion

Immigrant kids

Since last October, more than 57,000 children fleeing terrible conditions in Central America have made their way to the United States, entering the country illegally by crossing our border with Mexico.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Mexico, PA, Bethlehem, PA, US Governors, Tom Corbett, Opinion

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

State legislators cite 'risks' of illegal migrant children

In a letter Monday to the state's congressional delegation, 21 Republican members of the state House wrote that they were concerned that some of the more than 500 such children in the state could threaten public safety.

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Related Topix: Emsworth, PA

Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Morning Call

Take a stroll along Berks wine trail

Tours of the eight wineries are self-guided. At each stop, visitors can sample locally produced wines and get a tour card stamped.

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Related Topix: Shartlesville, PA, Kutztown, PA, Bernville, PA, Robesonia, PA, Morgantown, PA, Entertainment

WFMZ

State, county grants to fund new trails at Hawk Mountain

It was a public celebration at Hawk Mountain in Albany Township Tuesday afternoon as officials gathered to announce a new capital upgrade project.

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WFMZ-TV Allentown

Last crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia

Van Kirk, also known as "Dutch," was the navigator of the Enola Gay. The B-29 Superfortress aircraft dropped "Little Boy," the world's first atomic bomb, over the Japanese city of Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945.

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PennLive.com

PennDOT will close part of 422 near sinkhole in North Londonderry Township for 90 days

Repairs of the sinkhole on Route 422 in North Londonderry Township will take up to 90 days.

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Related Topix: Palmyra, PA, Lebanon County, PA, Skippack, PA

Phillymag.com

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A Maryland historian and author, who used to live in Berks County, fired off an angry letter to a Lancaster newspaper recently, and it ran Monday.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Tom Corbett

Serious Eats

Are Heirloom Tomatoes Always Worth The Price?

The tomato plant, Solanum lycopersicum , is a member of the nightshade family. It contains alkaloids once thought to be poisonous , and eating the fruit was believed to turn your blood to acid.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Heirloom Tomatoes, Home Gardening, Home, Entomology, Science, Agriculture

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Be careful with new turnpike speed limit

Motorists on the Pennsylvania Turnpike will see something different between the Blue Mountain and Morgantown interchanges.

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Related Topix: Morgantown, PA, US Governors, Tom Corbett, Montgomery County, PA, Harrisburg, PA, Opinion

Mon Jul 28, 2014

WFMZ-TV Allentown

Mount Penn and Lower Alsace merger will be on the ballot

The decision of whether to merge two Berks County municipalities is now in the hands of residents.

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Related Topix: Mount Penn, PA

WFMZ

BARTA moves closer to merger with Lancaster transit system

Members of the Berks Area Regional Transportation Authority board voted 7-1 Monday afternoon in favor of a potential merger with the Red Rose Transit Authority of Lancaster.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

The York Daily Record

They are here illegally, but they are still children

Since last October, more than 57,000 children fleeing terrible conditions in Central America have made their way to the United States, entering the country illegally by crossing our border with Mexico.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Mexico, PA, Bethlehem, PA, US Governors, Tom Corbett, Opinion

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Evening Sun

A look at Gov. Tom Corbett's pension push and what some Pa. voters say about it

Gov. Tom Corbett has been stressing pension reform in recent campaign appearances as he tries to convince voters to give him a second term.

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Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, US Governors, Tom Corbett, Bucks County, PA, Education Etc., York County, PA

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