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3 hrs ago | WFMZ-TV Allentown

BCGA Amateur Championship begins at Golden Oaks

The Berks County Golf Association Amateur Championship teed off today... >>>...under some impeccable conditions.The course is in terrific shape for the tournament.

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Related Topix: Fleetwood, PA

7 hrs ago | WFMZ

Animal rights advocates fighting to end live pigeon shoots

With a three-day live pigeon shoot now underway in Berks County, animal rights advocates are continuing their fight to end the century-old contest.

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Related Topix: Animal Rights, Humane Society of the United States, Charitable Organizations, Reading, PA

10 hrs ago | WFMZ-TV Allentown

2017 trial date set for suspects in killing of Ruscombmanor man in Bahamas

The wheels of justice have nearly ground to a halt in the case of a Berks County man's stabbing death in the Bahamas.

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11 hrs ago | WFMZ-TV Allentown

Work release inmate fails to return to Berks County Jail, police say

A search is underway for a Berks County Jail inmate who, state police said, failed to return from his work release assignment.

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11 hrs ago | WFMZ-TV Allentown

Nazareth man jailed in theft of test-driven car from lot in Laureldale

A Northampton County man was jailed Friday in the theft of a vehicle from a used car lot in Berks County.

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Related Topix: Laureldale, PA, Nazareth, PA, Northampton County, PA, Schuylkill Haven, PA

16 hrs ago | WGAL-TV Lancaster

Hidden meanings of hex signs

Two distlefinks, a German word meaning "thistle finch" or goldfinch birds, are the focus of this Eric Claypoole design.

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Related Topix: Religion, Amish, Lancaster County, PA, Entertainment

Thu Jul 31, 2014

The Lebanon Daily News

Lebanon Police investigating two street robberies as related incidents

LEBANON >> Lebanon police are investigating a pair of what appear to be related robberies that occurred on the city's northside early Thursday morning.

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Related Topix: Lebanon, PA, Womelsdorf, PA

WFMZ-TV Allentown

Crime Alert celebrates another year with Redner's donation

Crime Alert Berks County will start its 17th year Friday. Members marked the milestone at A to Z Vacuum in Wyomissing on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Wyomissing, PA

WFMZ

Kits to help seniors prepare for disaster emergencies

Seniors at the Berks Encore Center in Reading learned Wednesday morning that being prepared means: have a kit, make a plan and stay informed.

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Related Topix: Reading, PA

WFMZ

Motorcycle breaks down near Womelsdorf; rider killed walking across 422, state police say

An accident that took the life of a man walking across Route 422 in Berks County is being investigated as a hit-and-run, state police said Thursday.

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Related Topix: Womelsdorf, PA

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

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

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