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1 hr ago | WPMT-TV York

York Special Ed teacher charged drug trafficking

A 39 year old special education teacher is charged in Berks County with drug trafficking.

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Related Topix: Drugs

3 hrs ago | WFMZ

Weapons charges filed against Jules Krenzel, husband of homicide victim

A man whose wife was shot and killed in Berks County earlier this year has been taken into custody on firearms violations.

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7 hrs ago | CBS Local

4-Alarm Fire At Berks County Motel

The fire was first reported at about 10:50 a.m. at the Klein's Motel in the 4800 block of North 5th Street Highway in Muhlenberg.

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8 hrs ago | WPMT-TV York

Reading Police Officer arrested for thefts from evidence room

A Reading cop is under arrest for allegedly stealing money from the Reading Police Department's evidence room.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

12 hrs ago | WFMZ

Public meeting set on plans to reconstruct West Shore Bypass

Officials with District 5, which includes Berks County, will hold a public open house in the grand ballroom of the Reading Country Club in Exeter Township on May 1 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. PennDOT will review improvement alternatives for the reconstruction of the bypass, also designated as Route 422, between Perkiomen Avenue in Exeter and the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Wyomissing, PA

16 hrs ago | WFMZ

Community rallies to keep 19th century bridge in Berks

Wiley's Bridge is an 1880s Whipple truss bridge in Ontelaunee Township that sits in a constant state of disrepair.

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Related Topix: Leesport, PA

Tue Apr 22, 2014

WFMZ

Junior Achievement of Berks County and Lehigh Valley is going out of business

"Unfortunately, we find ourselves in the same position as other non-profit and for-profit organizations that have had to make similar choices due to the challenging economic environment.," said Tom Minick, board chairman, in a statement.

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ABC 27

Officials seek identity of man in connection to body found in Berks County

Pennsylvania State Police wish to identify a person and a vehicle in connection to a body found in Bethel Township, Berks County.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Hamburg, PA, Holtwood, PA

WPMT-TV York

Person of interest in Berks County death investigation

State Police have released photos of a man and a car they are searching for in relation to a death investigation.

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WFMZ

Coroner on scene of Berks motorcycle crash

The coroner was at the scene of a motorcycle crash in Berks County late Monday night.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

WFMZ

Invasive beetle makes first appearance in Berks County

The Emerald Ash Borer has made its way through Michigan, Ohio and now Pennsylvania, threatening the livelihood of ash trees in Berks County.

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WFMZ

State police cite hundreds of drivers over Easter weekend

An aggressive enforcement campaign carried out by state police over the Easter weekend resulted in troopers citing hundreds of motorists.

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Related Topix: Reading, PA, Hamburg, PA

Patch.com

Doylestown Woman, 23, Critically Injured in Berks County Crash

A 23-year-old Doylestown woman was reported in critical condition after an accident near Kutztown Friday, several media outlets reported.

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Related Topix: Doylestown, PA, Kutztown, PA

Sun Apr 20, 2014

WPMT-TV York

Woman found dead at storage site in Berks Co. IDa d

Pennsylvania State Police are investigating after the body of a 24-year-old woman was found at an excavating storage site in Berks County on Saturday.

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Related Topix: Pine Grove, PA

The Times-Tribune

Namedropper April 20

St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen Hosts-for-a-Day will be honored at an appreciation reception on Wednesday, April 30, at Genetti Manor in Dickson City.

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Related Topix: Dickson City, PA, Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Scranton, PA, Hawley, PA

Fri Apr 18, 2014

WFMZ

Beauty supply bandits target grocery stores in Berks County

At Giant supermarket in the 600 block of Lancaster Avenue in Cumru Township, two black males stole $400 in health and beauty products, police said.

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WFMZ

Xavier Lacosta-Franco arrested in 2010 rape of child

Members of the Berks County sheriff's office fugitive task force and detectives with the district attorney's office apprehended Xavier Lacosta-Franco without incident at a home in the 1300 block of North 10th Street in Reading, officials said Friday.

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Related Topix: Reading, PA

PennLive.com

Pairing with Easter meal is theme for Saturday PLCB tasting in Lemoyne

Among the regional wineries with a number of selections for this weekend's meal is Pinnacle Ridge, located in Kutztown, Berks County.

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Related Topix: Lemoyne, PA, Wine, Drink, Kutztown, PA

WFMZ

BCIU stresses school safety in meeting with commissioners

The Berks County Intermediate Unit is working with law enforcement officers and the 18 school districts in the county to prepare for the unthinkable.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

WFMZ-TV Allentown

Arts Around Town: Caricature carver Pete LeClair creates from ?eggs-aggeration?

Pete LeClair is surrounded by eggheads small enough to be put all in one basket before he hops a plane in Florida and heads north.

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Related Topix: Reading, PA, Center Valley, PA

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