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  1. Driver headed to trial for Topton tractor trailer, train accidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2014 | WFMZ

    The Florida driver who left his tractor trailer parked on tracks in May, only to have it sliced in half by a freight train in Topton, is headed to trial.

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  2. Local paralympian shares his success story with studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2014 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    ... following their dreams, it's great for me," said Carter. The speech was delivered just months after Carter, 20, of Topton, represented the United States Paralympic team in Sochi, Russia. He told the crowd that it was a dream of his that once seemed ...

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  3. Firefighters battle multi-alarm fire near ToptonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2014 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    The fire was first reported shortly before 2 p.m. Monday in the first block of Haas Road in Longswamp Township. The fire quickly went to two alarms with a request for tanker trucks to provide water. A fill-site was established at nearby Brandywine Heights High School.

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  4. Truck driver charged after train slices semi in halfRead the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2014 | WFMZ

    "I was sitting watching television and I heard this bang and I quick ran to the window and I saw half the trailer over there," said Charles Fritch of Topton.

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  5. Trucker charged after train hits his rigRead the original story

    May 29, 2014 | Pocono Record

    ... endangering another person and related offenses. State police said Russell had parked the 18-wheeler on the tracks in Topton shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday to ask directions. Police said the rig was split in two and the crash also caused about ...

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  6. Police: Driver left tractor trailer struck by train unattended on tracksRead the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2014 | WFMZ

    ... accident happened around 5:15 p.m. Wednesday on the tracks near the intersection of North Home and Center avenues in Topton. Alton Russell parked the 18-wheeler on the tracks so that he could get out and ask someone for directions, state police ...

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  7. Driver charged after leaving tractor-trailer parked on tracks to ask for directions; train hit itRead the original story

    May 29, 2014 | PennLive.com

    ... endangering another person and related offenses. State police said Russell had parked the 18-wheeler on the tracks in Topton shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday to ask directions. Police said the rig was split in two and the crash also caused about ...

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  8. Police: Driver left truck struck by train unattended on tracksRead the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2014 | WFMZ

    ... accident happened around 5:15 p.m. Wednesday on the tracks near the intersection of North Home and Center avenues in Topton. Alton Russell parked the 18-wheeler on the tracks so that he could get out and ask someone for directions, state police ...

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  9. Tractor trailer driver charged in Pa. train crashRead the original story

    May 29, 2014 | The Miami Herald

    ... endangering another person and related offenses. State police said Russell had parked the 18-wheeler on the tracks in Topton shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday to ask directions. Police said the rig was split in two and the crash also caused about ...

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  10. Train strikes tractor-trailer in...Read the original story

    May 29, 2014 | Times News

    ... management officials said the accident was reported shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday near a railroad crossing in Topton, Berks County. WFMZ-TV said the truck was split in two by the Norfolk Southern train, with parts on both sides of the track and the ...

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  11. Train strikes tractor-trailer in eastern Pa.Read the original story

    May 28, 2014 | Pocono Record

    Berks County emergency management officials said the accident was reported shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday near a railroad crossing in Topton, Berks County.

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  12. Train vs. tractor trailer at railroad crossing in ToptonRead the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2014 | WFMZ

    A tractor trailer and a car came to a crashing halt on the railroad tracks in Topton late Wednesday afternoon.

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  13. Driver Hurt After Train Splits Truck in HalfRead the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2014 | NBC Philadelphia

    Officials say the truck collided with a Norfolk Southern train around 5:15 p.m. at the railroad crossing at Centre and Home Avenues in Topton, Pa.

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  14. Regional: Lehigh ValleyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2014 | WFMZ

    ... this week in the 69 News Week In Review. Monday , police in Berks County said a major drug ring operating in the Topton area has been brought to its knees. Police said the alleged drug ring was selling heroin, cocaine and marijuana. On Tuesday , an ...

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  15. 2 men still sought following drug raid in Topton areaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2014 | WFMZ

    ... State Police continue their search for Dylan Lesher and Brett Brugger. Lesher, 21, of Mertztown, and Brugger, 20, of Topton, are two of 12 people who were sought Monday as part of a multi-agency investigation of drug activity in the Topton area. The ...

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  16. 2 men still sought following drug raid in Topton areaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2014 | WFMZ

    ... State Police continue their search for Dylan Lesher and Brett Brugger. Lesher, 21, of Mertztown, and Brugger, 20, of Topton, are two of 12 people who were sought Monday as part of a multi-agency investigation of drug activity in the Topton area. The ...

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  17. Community reacts to drug bust in ToptonRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2014 | WFMZ

    Five deaths in a matter of months; heroin is a powerful drug that grabbed hold of some of the youth in Topton and led to several overdoses.

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  18. Multi-agency drug raid targets Topton areaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2014 | WFMZ

    ... drug that is on the streets today," said Capt. Dante Orlandi, Pennsylvania State Police. Five recent deaths in the Topton area have been attributed to heroin overdoses, said Orlandi, noting that all of the victims were age 23 or under. "This problem ...

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  19. Video: News conference on drug raid in Topton areaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2014 | WFMZ

    Authorities announced Monday a number of drug arrests in northeastern Berks County. Five recent deaths in the Topton area have been attributed to heroin overdoses, officials said. Story: 13 people charged in Topton-area drug raid

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  20. Pa. Sen. Judy Schwank statement on Topton-area drug raidRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2014 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    The Berks County Democrat has been meeting with school officials, government leaders and law enforcement authorities from the Topton area in an effort to find a way to stop the growing epidemic of drug abuse in northeastern Berks County.

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