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2 hrs ago | York Dispatch

Pittsburgh-area police searching for alligator

Indiana Township police issued the be-on-the-lookout alert for the gator on Friday.

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Related Topix: Rural Ridge, PA

7 hrs ago | York Dispatch

Weekend guide to yard sales

This past week, I made raspberry compote. A friend of mine brought me raspberries fresh-picked from her parents' home in Berks County, and I just love raspberry compote on angel food cake.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

WFMZ

Lightning strike startles couple, damages radio equipment

It was too close for comfort for a husband and wife after lightning struck just feet from where they were sitting.

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York Dispatch

Live volcano cam

A German court says a landlady was within her rights to evict a man for persistently using a squeaky swing set in his apartment late at night as a sex prop.

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Related Topix: India, World News

PennLive.com

Meet the Pennsylvanians falling through Obamacare's cracks: Elizabeth Stelle and John R. Bouder

By Elizabeth Stelle and John R. Bouder Mark Ferkler is a Delaware County resident in his mid-30s.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Delaware County, PA, Health Insurance, Health, Medicine, Opinion

WFMJ-TV Youngstown

Pa. man convicted in botched parking lot robbery

An eastern Pennsylvania man faces life in prison without parole following his conviction in the murder of a man shot twice during a botched robbery in a parking lot last fall.

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The Sanatoga Post

Tri-County Police Benefit From Military Surplus Offer

An unspecified number of law enforcement agencies in Montgomery County, which benefited from a federal program that distributes military surplus hardware free to state and local governments, have at least 12 assault rifles, one mine-resistant vehicle, and one other armored vehicle in their equipment arsenals, The New York Times has reported.

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Related Topix: Montgomery County, PA, Chester County, PA, Philadelphia County, PA

Thu Aug 21, 2014

York Dispatch

Publishers Weekly Best-Sellers

A California woman who got kicked in the face after trying to climb into the giraffe exhibit at a Madison zoo has paid a fine and apologized.

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Related Topix: Entertainment

WFMZ

'Grandparents scam' on the rise in Berks County

"I feel like it invaded my privacy," said Charlene Mengel, 70, who recently fell prey to the vicious prank, in which scammers claim that a victim's grandchild is in trouble and in-need of cash.

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Related Topix: Trooper, PA

WFMZ

Former Hamburg teachers' aide guilty in student sex case

A former teachers' aide at Hamburg Area High School has been convicted in a case involving sexual intercourse with a student.

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Examiner.com

Labor Day brings a myriad of outdoor pursuits

With Labor Day fast approaching, there are a few summer closers that should interest anglers and outdoors folks.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Gouldsboro, PA, Pike County, PA, Harrisburg, PA

York Dispatch

Fade to black: Leonard Maltin ending movie guides

Plume, an imprint of Penguin Random House, says "Leonard Maltin's 2015 Movie Guide" will be the 36th and final edition.

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Related Topix: Leonard Maltin, Greece, World News, Entertainment

The Ephrata Review

A gathering of spirits

Though folks usually think of the Pennsylvania Dutch - or Germans - as those with the deepest roots in the Cocalico area, the truth is far from that.

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Related Topix: Lenni, PA, Reinholds, PA, Sinking Spring, PA

Wed Aug 20, 2014

WFMZ-TV Allentown

Police: man burglarized home, then set it on fire

West Reading Police are releasing new details about a recent house fire. They say it was no accident and they have a warning for residents.

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Related Topix: Fire, West Reading, PA, Reading, PA

The Morning Call

Mozzarella up close and personal at Sagra

Go hands-on at your next event - from a girls night out, bridal or baby shower to a team-building exercise - with a mozzarella-making dinner at Sagra Bistro in Hellertown .

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Dining, Hellertown, PA, Bernville, PA, Kempton, PA, Entertainment

York Dispatch

Los Angeles port welcomes massive rubber duck

A 60-foot-tall rubber duck sailed into port Wednesday to kick off the Tall Ships Festival LA.

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WFMZ-TV Allentown

Man ordered to stand trial in crash that killed East Penn CEO Sally Miksiewicz

A Berks County man was ordered Wednesday to stand trial in the death of East Penn Manufacturing CEO Sally Miksiewicz.

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Related Topix: Oley, PA, Drugs

WFMZ

7 alleged gang members charged with homicide in deadly stabbing

Charges have been upgraded against seven gang-related suspects already jailed in connection with the stabbing death of a man in Reading over the weekend.

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Related Topix: Reading, PA

The Morning Call

Rapper: Taylor Swift's new video is 'inherently offensive'

Rapper Earl Sweatshirt hasn't watched Berks County native Taylor Swift 's new video, but he thinks it's pretty offensive.

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Related Topix: Entertainment

York Dispatch

Wednesday brings chance of storms to York County

On Wednesday, York County has the pleasure of beginning a streak of four days in a row that have a chance of showers.

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Related Topix: Weather

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