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13 hrs ago | 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

The Lebanon Daily News

Congressmen meet immigrant children at Bethany Children's Home in Berks County

U.S. Reps. Charlie Dent and Jim Gerlach toured Bethany Children's Home in Heidelberg Township, Berks County, Tuesday to learn about the facility's new Helping Hands program to aid children who enter the U.S. unaccompanied by parents or guardians.

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Related Topix: Michelle Dockery, Allen Leech

The Times-Tribune

Trolley 505 hits road again

The former Scranton Transit Co. trolley car is bound for a shop in Bernville, Berks County, where it will undergo the first part of what is expected to be a $350,000 restoration.

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Related Topix: Bernville, PA, Scranton, PA

Tue Jul 22, 2014

WFMZ-TV Allentown

Lawmakers examine housing of unaccompanied minors entering United States illegally

Three members of Berks County's delegation to the House of Representatives gathered Tuesday in an effort to learn more about the local housing of Central American children who entered the United States illegally.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Jim Gerlach, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Patrick Meehan, Womelsdorf, PA

WFMZ-TV Allentown

End in sight for repair of shopping center sinkhole

Frustration is mounting among business owners and customers nearly three months after a sinkhole swallowed part of a busy shopping center.

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WFMZ

Woman, 91, struck by fire truck outside senior living community

An elderly woman was injured when she was struck by a fire truck outside a senior living community in Berks County.

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WNEP-TV Moosic

"Project 505" Restoration Begins

The old wheels have travelled a lot of miles but a few feet it travelled on Tuesday may be the most important distance they ever traveled.

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WFMZ

RACC hosts hearing on 'heroin crisis' in rural Pennsylvania

What officials describe as a growing heroin epidemic in rural Pennsylvania took center stage at a public hearing in Reading on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Reading, PA, Kutztown, PA

WFMZ

Police: Man pointed gun at bicyclist

Police are calling on the public to help them find a man who allegedly pointed a gun at a cyclist in Berks County.

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Related Topix: Reading, PA

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