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2 hrs ago | 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

8 hrs ago | 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

WFMZ

Medical helicopter called for burn victim in Berks County

A medical helicopter was called to transport a burn victim from the scene of a structure fire in Muhlenberg Township, Berks County.

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The Lebanon Daily News

Lebanon Police looking for two men who robbed pedestrians Wednesday

A 59-year-old man from Campbelltown and a 32-year-old Lebanon man told police they were walking on 10th Street, in the area of Quittapahilla Creek, about 11 p.m. when they were approached by two men who knocked them to the ground and robbed them of their wallets.

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Related Topix: Lebanon, PA, Campbelltown, PA

Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Lebanon Daily News

Was there a traitor in Lebanon in 1776?

The house of Nicholas Haussegger on the corner of Cumberland and Market streets, Lebanon, Pa.

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Related Topix: Lebanon, PA, Lebanon County, PA, Switzerland, World News

WFMZ

'Ambassadors of Excellence' are ready for Reading Air Fest

The Reading Air Fest kicks off this weekend in Berks County and the lineup is packed with high-performance acts and stunts.

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Related Topix: US Army, US Military, US News

The News Item

Hit-and-run charges filed from April Mount Carmel Township case

An Atlas man was charged with causing more than $15,000 in damage to five parked vehicles in hit-and-run accidents in the 400 and 500 blocks of the village in April and remains incarcerated.

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Related Topix: Prison, Northumberland County, PA

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Free Republic

More than 500 illegal border kids sent to Pa.

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.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Womelsdorf, PA

New Jersey Herald

5 things to know for Thursday in Pennsylvania

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.

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Related Topix: Prison

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