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12 hrs ago | PennLive.com

Admitted racist denied new trial in brutal beating of his wife

The Superior Court has denied a new trial for an admitted racist who is serving 10 to 20 years in state prison for brutally beating his wife.

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Related Topix: State Prisons, Prison, Leesport, PA

Fri Jul 11, 2014

WFMZ

Friday full of free Chick-fil-A chicken, 7-Eleven Slurpees

We found some folks taking advantage of 7-Eleven's deal for a free small Slurpee at the store on Lackawanna Street in northwest Reading.

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Related Topix: Reading, PA

WFMZ

Suspect ID'd in high-speed chase through Lehigh, Berks counties

Police have identified the man they said was behind the wheel of a car that led them on a high-speed chase through parts of Lehigh and Berks counties.

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Related Topix: Lehigh County, PA, Macungie, PA, Kutztown, PA

WFMZ

Warrant issued for suspect's arrest in Reading homicide

A warrant was issued Friday for the arrest of a suspect in one in a series of homicides in Reading in recent weeks.

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Related Topix: Reading, PA, Violent Crime

NJ.com

Restaurant Profile: OwowCow Creamery in Bucks County

You'll look at the address and wonder why I'm sending you so far off the beaten path for ice cream.

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Related Topix: Life, Dessert, Food, Ice Cream, Bucks County, PA, Kintnersville, PA, Honey, Cake, Baked Goods

WFMZ

Dispute over bill for park renovations in Bern Township

It is baseball season in Berks County and one of the baseball fields at the Youth Recreation Facility in Bern Township just got a major facelift.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

ElectricNet

Met-Ed Constructs New Transmission Line, Rebuilds Another, To Enhance ...

As part of its ongoing efforts to help enhance service reliability, Metropolitan Edison Company is completing work on a new 69-kilovolt transmission line, and rebuilding another, that connect substations between Reading and Muhlenberg Township in Berks County.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Sandy, Hurricane Irene

WFMZ

Recycling programs granted state money for increased efforts

Exeter Township was awarded $79,781 through the recycling performance grant program for diverting 9,012 tons of waste from landfills through its municipal recycling program in 2011, Schwank said.

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Related Topix: Environment, Science

WFMZ

Berks-based staffing firm opens office in Hazleton

"We opened the Hazleton office at a client's request, to support their expansion in the area," said Chris Garner, president of Berks & Beyond.

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Related Topix: Hazleton, PA, Pottstown, PA, Allentown, PA

WFMZ

Accident pushes SUV onto side in Wyomissing

A citation is pending in an accident that caused an SUV to roll onto its side in Berks County, police said.

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Related Topix: Wyomissing, PA

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Achieva Family Trust provides trustworthy care for disabled

Lauren Allenberg's new home in the city's Green Tree neighborhood has an elevator and specially equipped bathrooms to accommodate her 5-year-old daughter, Ava, who has cerebral palsy and some developmental delays.

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Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law, Healthcare Law, King of Prussia, PA

WFMZ

Storm topples trees, snaps utility poles

As of late Wednesday morning, nearly 1,300 Met-Ed customers and 92 PPL customers in Berks County were still without power.

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Related Topix: Birdsboro, PA, Lancaster County, PA, Lebanon County, PA

WGAL-TV Lancaster

Joe's forecast: Sticky, some thunderstorms in the mix

MINUTES AWAY. NOW THE NEWS 8 STORM TEAM FORECAST WITH CHIEF METEOROLOGIST JOE CALHOUN.

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Related Topix: Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Weather

Wed Jul 09, 2014

WFMZ

Ground broken on chicken plant in Lebanon County; 350 jobs to be created

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett was among the dozens on Wednesday morning who gathered in Lebanon County to celebrate the construction of a new, state-of-the-art chicken plant.

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Related Topix: Lebanon County, PA, US Governors, Tom Corbett, Fredericksburg, PA, Dauphin, PA

WFMZ

Boy struck by limb of tree knocked down by storm

A 10-year-old boy is on the mend after being struck by the limb of a falling tree while attending a camp in Berks County, officials said.

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WFMZ

Campaign launched to fund relighting of Berks County Courthouse

Pennsylvania Representatives Tom Caltagirone and Mark Rozzi joined Sime Bertolet, executive director of the Berks History Center , and Russ Cambria, the man who has been spearheading the effort, in announcing a campaign to raise money to restore the courthouse lights.

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Related Topix: Wyomissing, PA

The Citizens' Voice

Lawyers champion consumer rights

Trial lawyers have a poor public image, to the point that the Association of Trial Lawyers of America changed its own name years back to the American Association for Justice.

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Related Topix: Pottstown, PA, Opinion

WFMZ-TV Allentown

Storm causes closings, outages

Another round of strong storms moved through the area Tuesday night and some parts of the region are dealing with power outages.

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People

Murdered Teen's Remains Given to Her Family 46 Years Later

It took 46 years, but Sandra Ann Stiver was finally reunited with her family this week.

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Related Topix: Metal, Coroner, Reading, PA

Tue Jul 08, 2014

WFMZ-TV Allentown

Pennsylvania state-owned schools see 3 percent tuition jump

Students at Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities will see tuition increase by about 3 percent in the coming school year.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Wyomissing, PA

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