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11 hrs ago | 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

WFMZ

Drug forfeiture money used to catch more criminals

A crime tip group that helped police in Berks County make dozens of arrests last year is getting a big boost.

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Examiner.com

Berks Bard Fest 2014, the 16th annual poetry festival

It is that time of year again for the Berks County Bard Festival 2014. This is the 16 years the poetry festival which is held in April to coincide with National Poetry Month.

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Related Topix: Arts, Poetry, Reading, PA

WFMZ

Sleeping driver hits pole in Amity; police station, others lose electricity

An accident has knocked out electricity to hundreds of Met-Ed customers in eastern Berks County, including the Amity Township Police Department.

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PennLive.com

Man accused of using tetherball, snorkels and knives during assault, police say

A Berks County man is facing charges after state police say he assaulted three people with a rather unusual and seemingly random list of objects.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

WFMZ-TV Allentown

Police sketch artist brings unique talents to criminal investigations

Sometimes, a sketch can be the best clue police have to solve a crime, but getting that composite image requires not just a witness, but a special type of artist.

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Related Topix: Wyomissing, PA, Lancaster County, PA, Sinking Spring, PA

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Customers at Giant Food Stores and Martin's Food Markets donated a record-breaking $607,035 at the checkout to support local hunger relief efforts through the grocers' in-store Bag Hunger campaign, which ran February 23 through March 8. The previous record of $587,000 was raised last year.

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Examiner.com

Lancaster City Morning Buzz: Freeze warning in effect

There may be some slick spots if you head out early this morning. A Freeze Warning remains in effect until 8 a.m. The National Weather Service has also issued a Freeze Watch in effect for late tonight until tomorrow morning, as temperatures drop down below freezing again tonight.

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Related Topix: Lancashire County, England, United Kingdom, Weather, Lancaster, PA, Shillington, PA

Centre Daily Times

Police: Pa. man tries to snatch baby from stroller

TV says court documents allege that 33-year-old Nevin Walls tried to lift the baby from her stroller as her mother stood in line Monday at the welfare office in downtown Reading.

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Related Topix: Reading, PA

Tue Apr 15, 2014

ABC 27

Felicita Resort closes, big changes for owner Angino

"I am out of the golf and food business," said Felicita owner Richard Angino Tuesday afternoon in front of his law firm in Susquehanna Township.

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Related Topix: Harrisburg, PA, Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, PA, Shillington, PA

ABC 27

Harrisburg man charged with rape, attempted homicide

Gilbert-Kristman approached the woman as she walked home from a bar Thursday night.

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Related Topix: Harrisburg, PA, Violent Crime, Shillington, PA

WFMZ

Proof Positive: Berks County Animal Rescue League

Thousands of animals each year are neglected and in need of a loving home. The Berks County Animal Rescue League is dedicated to providing shelter and care to those unwanted animals, but it needs help from volunteers.

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WPMT-TV York

Amber Alert for missing 20 month old Berks County child

Pennsylvania State Police issue an Amber Alert for an abducted 20 month old child from Shillington, Berks County.

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Related Topix: Shillington, PA

PennLive.com

Amber Alert issued for 20-month-old from Berks County

State police are searching for 20-month-old Aedan Michael Mauger of Shillington and his mother, 24-year-old Jessica Mauger.

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Related Topix: Shillington, PA

WNEP-TV Moosic

Amber Alert Issued

The Pennsylvania State Police have issued an amber child abduction alert for the Shillington State Police Department in Berks County.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Shillington, PA

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