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Local, regional, and statewide news continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

3 hrs ago | York Dispatch

Los Angeles port welcomes massive rubber duck

A 60-foot-tall rubber duck sailed into port Wednesday to kick off the Tall Ships Festival LA.

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7 hrs ago | WFMZ-TV Allentown

Man ordered to stand trial in crash that killed East Penn CEO Sally Miksiewicz

A Berks County man was ordered Wednesday to stand trial in the death of East Penn Manufacturing CEO Sally Miksiewicz.

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Related Topix: Oley, PA, Drugs

11 hrs ago | WFMZ

7 alleged gang members charged with homicide in deadly stabbing

Charges have been upgraded against seven gang-related suspects already jailed in connection with the stabbing death of a man in Reading over the weekend.

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Related Topix: Reading, PA

11 hrs ago | The Morning Call

Rapper: Taylor Swift's new video is 'inherently offensive'

Rapper Earl Sweatshirt hasn't watched Berks County native Taylor Swift 's new video, but he thinks it's pretty offensive.

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Related Topix: Entertainment

15 hrs ago | York Dispatch

Wednesday brings chance of storms to York County

On Wednesday, York County has the pleasure of beginning a streak of four days in a row that have a chance of showers.

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Related Topix: Weather

Tue Aug 19, 2014

WFMZ-TV Allentown

Parkinson era begins at Boyertown

George Parkinson is the new head coach. a record-setting offense has to replace a ton of talent.

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Related Topix: Boyertown, PA

WFMZ-TV Allentown

Local groups, businesses joining in on 'Ice Bucket Challenge'

Joining in on the fast-growing trend, businesses and groups across Berks County are drenching themselves as part of the "Ice Bucket Challenge" movement for ALS awareness.

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Related Topix: West Reading, PA

Mon Aug 18, 2014

SFGate

7 arrested in fatal Pa. street fight stabbing

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Related Topix: Reading, PA

Sun Aug 17, 2014

WFMZ

69 News Week In Review

It's time to take a look back at the stories making headlines this week in the 69 News Week In Review.

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Related Topix: Easton, PA, Lehigh County, PA

Sat Aug 16, 2014

WFMZ

Section of I-78 shut down for emergency repairs reopens

The section of I-78 in Berks County shut down for emergency repairs is now reopen, PennDOT said in a release issued 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

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ABC 27

Hay fire destroys Lebanon County barn

A barn in Lebanon County was destroyed after a hay fire early Saturday morning. The fire started at 2:15 a.m. along the 200 block of Krall Road in Jackson Township.

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Related Topix: Lebanon County, PA, Cumberland County, PA, Hummelstown, PA

WFMJ-TV Youngstown

5 things to know for Friday in Pennsylvania

A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Friday: Philadelphia schools Superintendent William Hite plans to announce by today how the school district will cope with an $81 million budget shortfall.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

PennLive.com

Emergency roadwork to close stretch of I-78 in Berks County

Emergency road repair work will close a stretch of Interstate 78 in Berks County beginning at 11 p.m. Friday, according to PennDOT.

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WFMZ-TV Allentown

Reading man who was subject of massive manhunt captured in Geigertown

Authorities apprehended Stephen Kulcyski Jr. in the 1300 block of Geigertown Road in Union Township late Friday afternoon, officials said.

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Related Topix: Geigertown, PA, Reading, PA, Birdsboro, PA

WFMZ

Mertztown man leads police on wild chase; car erupts in flames

A Berks County man is facing a long list of charges after leading police on a chase through Northampton County on Friday morning.

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Related Topix: Mertztown, PA, Northampton County, PA

NBC Philadelphia

Motorcyclist Hurt in Fire Truck Crash

Jarad Kulp was driving his Harley Davidson on Robin Hill Road in Berks County. He crashed into the fire truck, police say, when he turned left onto Old Route 100.

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Related Topix: Bechtelsville, PA

WFMZ

Motorcyclist hit by firetruck

A motorcyclist was hit by a firetruck in Berks County early Friday. It happened just before 1 a.m. on Old Route 100 in Washington Township.

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Related Topix: Bechtelsville, PA

FireHouse.com

Tree Trimming Mishap Claims Pa. Man

Aug. 14--A Blandon man died after a rope tied to a falling tree limb he was cutting wrapped around his torso at an Alsace Township home Wednesday, witnesses said.

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Related Topix: Blandon, PA

Thu Aug 14, 2014

WFMZ

Crash, fuel spill close Route 222 between Blandon, Kutztown

A stretch of Route 222 in northern Berks County will remain closed for an extended period of time because of an accident involving a fuel spill, police said.

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Related Topix: Kutztown, PA, Blandon, PA

ABC 27

Emergency bridge repair to close I-78 in Berks County

A section of Interstate 78 in Berks County will be closed and detoured for an emergency bridge repair this weekend.

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Related Topix: York County, PA, York, PA, Lancaster County, PA

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