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20 min ago | 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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1 hr ago | 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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2 hrs ago | 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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6 hrs ago | 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

14 hrs ago | 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

Mon Jul 21, 2014

WFMZ

Report: Reading among top 10 most exciting places in Pennsylvania

A real estate blog has put out a list of the 10 most exciting places in Pennsylvania, and Reading is on the list.

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Related Topix: Reading, PA

WFMZ

Attempted homicide suspect captured in Oley

A man being sought for allegedly trying to kill another man in Montgomery County has been captured in Berks County.

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Related Topix: Oley, PA, Montgomery County, PA, Norristown, PA

Tony Phyrillas

Pa. residents protest arrival of 60 illegals in Berks County

Tony A. Phyrillas is a leading conservative columnist and blogger based in Pennsylvania.

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Related Topix: Blog News, Journalism

WPXI

200th arrest made by attorney general's Child Predator Section

On Monday, Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced the arrest of more than 200 Internet predators since taking office in January 2013, including recent arrests in Armstrong, Berks, Montgomery and Venango counties.

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Related Topix: P2P, Science / Technology, Montgomery County, PA, Venango County, PA

WPMT-TV York

Attorney Generala s Child Predator Section makes 200th arrest

Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today announced the arrest of more than 200 Internet predators since taking office in January 2013, including recent arrests in Armstrong, Berks, Montgomery and Venango counties.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Montgomery, PA, P2P, Science / Technology, Montgomery County, PA

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Lebanon Daily News

Rally protesting illegal immigrant children at Bethany Children's Home

A group of people in Berks County rallied in front of a children's home Sunday, protesting illegal immigrant children, who are there seeking shelter, food and hoping to be re-united with their families.

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Related Topix: US News, Illegal Immigration

The Lebanon Daily News

Roots and Branches: Reader rediscovers inspiring teacher

Ask just about anyone, and they'll be able to tell about someone who influenced or inspired them - and often that person was a teacher.

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Related Topix: Lehigh University, Life, Hobbies, Genealogy, Lebanon, PA

WFMZ-TV Allentown

Police: Berks man drove snowmobile into cars, fired gun at wife

Police in Berks County had their hands full overnight responding to separate incidents in which the same man was first alleged to have been driving a snowmobile during a hit-and-run crash and then firing a revolver at his wife.

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CBS Local

AG Probes Campaign Contributions Involving Philadelphia Union Money

The Pennsylvania attorney general's office confirms it is investigating a campaign contribution to a race in Berks County that involved money from a Philadelphia union - some of which allegedly ended up going to two Philadelphia city council candidates.

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Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA, Reading, PA

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Pocono Record

Goats studied as way to control invasive plants at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

Those looking to remove invasive plants may want to put down the herbicide and invest in something more natural, like goats, as Hawk Mountain Sanctuary has done.

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Related Topix: Kempton, PA, Schuylkill County, PA, University of Pennsylvania, Newburg, PA

Fri Jul 18, 2014

CBS Local

Pa. Turnpike To Raise Speed Limit To 70 mph On 100-Mile Stretch Next Week

The Pennsylvania Turnpike has announced that it will raise the speed limit to 70 miles an hour on most of a 100 mile stretch of the turnpike's main line in the east-central part of the state this coming Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Cumberland County, PA

Thu Jul 17, 2014

WFMZ

Border crisis may burden Berks taxpayers, commissioners say

Tens of thousands of unaccompanied children have been coming to the U.S. from Central America.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Philly.com

AG probes Phila. union's role in Reading

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is investigating campaign contributions a Reading mayoral candidate made to two Philadelphia City Council candidates on the same day he received $30,000 from the powerful electricians' union, Local 98. Carolyn Myers, a spokeswoman for Kane, confirmed Wednesday that an investigation was under way, but said ... (more)

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Related Topix: Reading, PA

WFMZ-TV Allentown

Local program reuniting kids crossing border illegally with families in United States

Lawmakers are still trying to determine what to do about an influx of children from Central America crossing the southern United States border.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

WFMZ

Ceremony set to dedicate highway named for fallen soldier

A ceremony has been set to dedicate a stretch of Route 662 in Ruscombmanor Township, Berks County, as the "Chief Warrant Officer-2 Jarett M. Yoder Highway."

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Related Topix: US Governors, Tom Corbett, Fleetwood, PA, Oley, PA

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