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  1. Local tragedy sheds light on drowsy-driving epidemicRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 23 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    ... cars on Route 222 in Maidencreek Township. 23-year-old Jeremy Augustine of Emmaus, and 32-year-old Jane Harakal of Topton both died. The tractor trailer driver accused of causing it, 49-year-old Steven Bernier of Reading, remains jailed on homicide ...

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  2. Education fund set up for Route 222 crash victim's childrenRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 21 | WFMZ

    Anyone wishing to pay tribute to one of the two people killed in the pileup on Route 222 in Berks County this week is being asked to do so by helping her two young children. Jane Harakal, 32, of Topton, is survived by her parents, husband, and three- and five-year-old sons, Benjamin and Jack.

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  3. Veteran on His Way to Work Dies in 'Horrifying' PileupRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | NBC Philadelphia

    ... killed two people. NBC10's Harry Hairston has the details. (Published Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014) Nurse Jane Harakel of Topton, Pennsylvania was also on her way to work when the 32-year-old was caught in the same pileup. The driver of the big rig - ...

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  4. Survivor of deadly crash on Route 222: 'It happened in the blink of an eye'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | WFMZ

    ... 18-wheeler barreling down 222 before impact. The truck sliced through several vehicles, killing Jane Harakal, 32, of Topton, and Jeremy Augustine, 23, of Emmaus, outside the Dunkin' Donuts, said authorities. Steven Bernier, 49, of Reading, is still ...

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  5. Driver faces charges after two killed in tractor-trailer crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | Post-gazette.com

    ... coroner's office identified the victims as 23-year-old Jeremy Augustine of Emmaus and 32-year-old Jane Harakal of Topton, who were drivers in separate vehicles. Nine other people were injured, but Assistant Chief Deputy Coroner Jonn Hollenbach said ...

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    Thursday Nov 20 | WZZO

    ... DRIVING HIS TRACTOR-TRAILER AND SLAMMED INTO SEVERAL VEHICLES. JEREMY AUGUSTINE, OF EMMAUS, AND JANE HARAKAL, OF TOPTON, WERE BOTH KILLED AND NINE OTHER INJURED IN THE CRASHES. BERNIER, WHO IS FROM READING, IS CHARGED WITH HOMICIDE BY VEHICLE AND ...

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  7. Reading truck driver charged in double fatal crash fell asleep at the wheel, authorities sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | PennLive.com

    ... office identified the crash victims as 23-year-old Jeremy Augustine, of Emmaus, and 32-year-old Jane Harakal, of Topton, who were drivers in separate vehicles. Nine other people were injured in the wreck, authorities said. Bernier is also charged ...

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  8. 2 dead after tractor-trailer rams stopped carsRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Lewistown Sentinel

    ... coroner's office identified the victims as 23-year-old Jeremy Augustine of Emmaus and 32-year-old Jane Harakal of Topton, who were drivers in separate vehicles. Nine other people were injured, but Assistant Chief Deputy Coroner Jonn Hollenbach said ...

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  9. Ruth (Harris) KiblerRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 5 | Pocono Record

    Ruth Kibler, 95, widow of Granville E. Kibler, died on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at The Lutheran Home at Topton. A daughter of the late Walter and Lina Harris, Ruth was born and raised in Parsons, Luzerne County, and after marrying, moved to Collingswood, N.J., to look for employment during the Depression.

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  10. Former police department pension costs discussed in Upper MacungieRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 2, 2014 | WFMZ

    ... is "around" $1.4 million. Maxatawny Township is responsible for about 16.6 percent of the costs, the Borough of Topton would assume 6.5 percent of the total, with the Borough of Lyons responsible for less than one percent, according to Ashmar. In ...

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  11. Police are searching for a Dollar General robberRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2014 | WFMZ

    ... hite T-shirt that was tucked into his pants, blue jeans and white sneakers. Anyone who was at the Hess gas station in Topton about that time who can identify the robber or the jeep is asked to contact PSP Reading at 610-378-4011.

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  12. Dollar store robber spotted in maroon SUVRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2014 | The Morning Call

    State police in Berks County are investigating an armed robbery of a dollar store in Topton. Police siad the robber entered Dollar General in the 300 block of West Weis Street abotu 5:30 p.m. Sunday and grabbed cash from the open drawer of the cash register while buying a soft drink.

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  13. State police seek man who robbed Dollar General in Berks CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2014 | PennLive.com

    The man pictured in the tan hat is a suspect in a robbery that occurred Sunday at a Dollar General store in Topton, Berks County. State police in Reading are searching for a man who robbed a Dollar General store in Topton on Sunday night.

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  14. The Great Allentown Fair 2014: Festival part of food vendors' family legaciesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 28, 2014 | NJ.com

    ... all their own. Check out my list of Fair Fare under $5 at here . Take Hassler's Concessions. Stephanie Hassler, of Topton, Pennsylvania, says her great-grandparents Mildred and Earl Hassler started the business 65 years ago, and people still ask for ...

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  15. Team Benelli Ladies Top Shooters at Colt 3 Gun-3 Man Event Held in PennsylvaniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 18, 2014 | AmmoLand

    Team Benelli's Dianna Liedorff Muller and Janna Reeves partnered with Bethany Harris to rack up an impressive top finish in the women's division at the Colt 3 Man-3 Gun in Topton, PA.

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  16. Topton train death ruled suicideRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2014 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    The death of a woman who was hit by a train in Topton, Berks County has been ruled a suicide, police said.

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  17. Woman committed suicide by standing in front for train in Berks County, police sayRead the original story

    Aug 9, 2014 | PennLive.com

    ... The incident occurred at 9:10 p.m. about a quarter-mile east of the intersection of Main Street and Center Avenue in Topton Borough, police said. Witnesses said the woman stood in the center of tracks, then moved slightly as the Norfolk Southern ...

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  18. Authorities identify body found in burning car in ToptonRead the original story

    Aug 5, 2014 | Pocono Record

    The person found dead in a burning car Sunday morning in Topton Community Park was identified Monday as a 71-year-old Quakertown woman.

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  19. Woman's death in burning car was accidental, Berks County officials sayRead the original story

    Aug 5, 2014 | PennLive.com

    ... was identified after an autopsy Monday was inconclusive. Fire crews responding to a report of a brush fire in Topton Community Park early Sunday found her body in a vehicle engulfed in flames in Toad Creek. The coroner's office said Ercolino died of ...

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  20. Berks County woman dies in car fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2014 | WPMT-TV York

    ... burnt out vehicle. According to a preliminary investigation Ercolino had become lost and ended up in Toad Creek, in Topton Community Park, Topton Borough. Nearby residents reported hearing a motor racing overnight. The revving motor caused the ...

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