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44 min ago | Examiner.com

Natural and traditional food allows local farm company to grow and expand

A growing number of food and drink companies are quietly removing "all natural" claims from packages amid lawsuits challenging the "naturalness" of everything.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Pizza

4 hrs ago | NBC Philadelphia

Color Guard Instructor Charged With Sexually Abusing Teen

A 32-year-old former color guard instructor at Reading Senior High School is facing charges after she allegedly had an affair with an underage student that last months, according to police.

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9 hrs ago | WFMZ

Reading High School color guard instructor charged in child sex abuse case

Authorities have made an arrest in another alleged sex abuse case involving a school employee and a student in Berks County.

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Related Topix: Wernersville, PA

11 hrs ago | The Lebanon Daily News

Philadelphia man sentenced for scamming elderly North Annville woman

A Philadelphia man was sentenced Wednesday to one to two years in state prison for scamming a 73-year-old North Annville woman.

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Related Topix: Annville, PA, Philadelphia, PA, State Prisons, Prison, Lebanon County, PA

15 hrs ago | Patch.com

Murder Trial for Man Charged in McGhee's Death Starts Monday

The man accused of killing a Warminster woman after at hit-and-run at Kutztown University in 2008 will head to trial Monday in Berks County on murder charges.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Warminster, PA, Kutztown, PA

15 hrs ago | Patch.com

Murder Trial for Marlton Man Charged in Pennsylvania Woman's Death Starts Monday

Written by Kara Seymour A Marlton man accused of killing a Warminster, Pa. woman after at hit-and-run at Kutztown University in 2008 will head to trial Monday in Berks County on murder charges.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Warminster, PA, Kutztown, PA

16 hrs ago | PennLive.com

Video puts everyday Pa. faces on medical marijuana debate

Berks County medical marijuana activist Dana Urlich with daughter Lorelei in an image from the YouTube video "WE ARE THE 85%!" A grassroots effort to legalize medical marijuana in Pennsylvania sought to ratchet up pressure on state elected officials Wednesday with an amateur YouTube video called "WE ARE THE 85%!" The video features dozens of quick ... (more)

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Related Topix: Marijuana

20 hrs ago | The York Daily Record

York County middle school special education teacher charged with heroin trafficking

A York County teacher was arrested Wednesday after she was stopped in Berks County for trafficking heroin, according to a news release from Spring Township police in Berks County.

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Related Topix: York County, PA, York, PA

Wed Apr 23, 2014

WFMZ

5-alarm fire at motel in Muhlenberg; wind hampering efforts

Strong wind gusts are hampering the efforts of firefighters battling a 5-alarm fire at a motel in Berks County.

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Related Topix: Fleetwood, PA, Leesport, PA

WPMT-TV York

York Special Ed teacher charged drug trafficking

A 39 year old special education teacher is charged in Berks County with drug trafficking.

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Related Topix: Drugs

WFMZ

Weapons charges filed against Jules Krenzel, husband of homicide victim

A man whose wife was shot and killed in Berks County earlier this year has been taken into custody on firearms violations.

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CBS Local

4-Alarm Fire At Berks County Motel

The fire was first reported at about 10:50 a.m. at the Klein's Motel in the 4800 block of North 5th Street Highway in Muhlenberg.

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WPMT-TV York

Reading Police Officer arrested for thefts from evidence room

A Reading cop is under arrest for allegedly stealing money from the Reading Police Department's evidence room.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

WFMZ

Public meeting set on plans to reconstruct West Shore Bypass

Officials with District 5, which includes Berks County, will hold a public open house in the grand ballroom of the Reading Country Club in Exeter Township on May 1 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. PennDOT will review improvement alternatives for the reconstruction of the bypass, also designated as Route 422, between Perkiomen Avenue in Exeter and the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Wyomissing, PA

WFMZ

Community rallies to keep 19th century bridge in Berks

Wiley's Bridge is an 1880s Whipple truss bridge in Ontelaunee Township that sits in a constant state of disrepair.

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Related Topix: Leesport, PA

Tue Apr 22, 2014

WFMZ

Junior Achievement of Berks County and Lehigh Valley is going out of business

"Unfortunately, we find ourselves in the same position as other non-profit and for-profit organizations that have had to make similar choices due to the challenging economic environment.," said Tom Minick, board chairman, in a statement.

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ABC 27

Officials seek identity of man in connection to body found in Berks County

Pennsylvania State Police wish to identify a person and a vehicle in connection to a body found in Bethel Township, Berks County.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Hamburg, PA, Holtwood, PA

WPMT-TV York

Person of interest in Berks County death investigation

State Police have released photos of a man and a car they are searching for in relation to a death investigation.

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WFMZ

Coroner on scene of Berks motorcycle crash

The coroner was at the scene of a motorcycle crash in Berks County late Monday night.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

WFMZ

Invasive beetle makes first appearance in Berks County

The Emerald Ash Borer has made its way through Michigan, Ohio and now Pennsylvania, threatening the livelihood of ash trees in Berks County.

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