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58 min ago | 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

5 hrs ago | 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

WFMZ

Police charge man for pointing gun at bicyclist

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.

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Related Topix: Reading, PA

WFMZ

Driver arrested in connection with fatal crash

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)

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Related Topix: Fleetwood, PA

Mass Transit

PA: An Old Trolley Car Arrives in Berks County for Restoration

July 24--When trolley service ended in Scranton on Dec. 14, 1954, officers of the Scranton Transit Co.

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NBC Philadelphia

Severe T-Storms, Heavy Rain Move Through Region

After several days of dry weather, heavy rain is set to return to our region Wednesday night.

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Related Topix: Weather, Bucks County, PA

Wed Jul 23, 2014

WFMZ

Berks woman leaves Israel after flight ban

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.

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Related Topix: Reading, PA, US News, Federal Aviation Administration

WFMZ

Historic Colebrookdale Railroad comes back to life

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."

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Related Topix: Boyertown, PA, Pottstown, PA

WFMZ-TV Allentown

New lights put to test atop Berks County Courthouse in Reading

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.

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Related Topix: Reading, PA

The Lebanon Daily News

Manan Trivedi and Ryan Costello take differing view of PA-6 poll results

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Jim Gerlach, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, 2012 Presidential Election, US Governors, Tom Corbett, Mitt Romney

WFMZ

Speed limit upped to 70 mph on Pennsylvania Turnpike between Morgantown, Blue Mountain

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.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Morgantown, PA, Reading, PA, Cumberland County, PA

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