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31 min ago | 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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4 hrs ago | 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

8 hrs ago | 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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12 hrs ago | 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

WFMZ-TV Allentown

How to protect your plants from spring freeze

The warm weather has been a tease for many, some of whom have already taken to their gardens to plant for spring.

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Related Topix: Weather, Home Gardening, Home

WFMZ

Penske dedicates call center to moves by US military members

Penske Truck Rental is being all it can be for United States military members who must relocate themselves and their families.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Law.com

Bechtel v. Bechtel, PICS Case No. 14-0526 (C.P. Berks Jan. 19, 2014) Bucci, J. (24 pages).

The court of common pleas granted father primary custody of the parties' two minor children after considering all the statutory factors, noting the significance of stability in this matter and concluding that the children would benefit from residing with their father as well as their paternal grandparents.

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Related Topix: Wernersville, PA, Philadelphia, PA

PennLive.com

Townships officials talk mowers, Marcellus shale, more at Hershey conference

Township officials check out Stephenson Equipment's Road Hog at the Pa. AssociatIon of Township Supervisors conference and trade show in Hershey.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, US Governors, Tom Corbett, Blair County, PA, Lebanon County, PA

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Erie Times News

Gun-rights activists rally, celebrate in Perry Square

Gun-rights advocates gathered in Perry Square on April 12 for a rally to celebrate a Jan. 7 victory for fellow Erie gun owners in Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court.

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Related Topix: Erie, PA, Erie County, PA

Fri Apr 11, 2014

WFMZ-TV Allentown

Overturned front-end loader draws response to sewer treatment plant in Spring

An accident involving a front-end loader drew the response of emergency crews to a sewer treatment plant in Berks County.

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