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  1. All clear at Kutztown University freshman dormRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | WFMZ

    A freshman dormitory at Kutztown University was evacuated after 19 people became sick from fumes that rose from the building's basement. Officials say 12 students, three custodians, two firefighters and two police officers were treated on-scene at Deatrick Hall.

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  2. Kutztown residence hall evacuated for 'possible hazardous situation'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 23 | WFMZ

    As of 4 p.m. Sunday, Deatrick Hall remained closed "due to the report of a possible hazardous situation in the basement," according to a post on the university website. "Safety officials are on site to evaluate the situation.

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  3. Phillies Fans react to Ultey trade talkRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 19 | WFMZ

    Diehard baseball fans in Berks County have followed Utley's career for years. While many were sad, they also say they saw the writing on the wall.

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  4. Sen. Casey visits Kutztown U. to discuss new sexual assault lawRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 18 | WFMZ

    U.S. Sen. Bob Casey made a stop at Kutztown University in Berks County on Tuesday to discuss a new law aimed at preventing sexual assault on college campuses. "For too long, we have not taken it seriously enough as a problem.

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  5. Racecar driver diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 29 | WFMZ

    Bailey had a love for racing and spent the last six weeks behind the wheel of 358 Modified Feature number 81. It is his uncle's Berks Products car. "This year I had the opportunity to give him a ride, which he really wanted.

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  6. Brewers of Pennsylvania vow to restore vandalized Frederick Lauer statue in Reading City ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 28 | WFMZ

    Brewers of Pennsylvania has vowed to restore the Frederick Lauer statue in Reading City Park to help keep his legacy alive. "It's something that we want to restore, bring back and shine a light on," said Colin Presby, the head brewer at Golden Avalanche Brewing Company in Kutztown, which is a member of the BOP.

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  7. Farming program for veterans takes root at Rodale InstituteRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 23, 2015 | WFMZ

    "I've never harvested beets before, but these look pretty good," said Dave Reynolds, while kneeling in the middle of a beet field. "This is my favorite part, just being out in the field," he said, under a sun-drenched and perfect blue sky.

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  8. 'Sting' operation silences buzz on Albright College's campusRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 23, 2015 | WFMZ

    About 7,000 honeybees were buzzing around after an 18th-century chapel was demolished. Officials had to rope off the area where the historic White Chapel once stood.

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  9. Kutztown bicentennial train ridesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2015 | WFMZ

    Kutztown is celebrating 200 years as a borough and as part of that celebration it is having nine days of family friendly events. One of those events is the opportunity to ride behind a steam engine.

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  10. Leaser Lake making improvements to help more peopleRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 14, 2015 | WFMZ

    For the first time in 16 years, water is breasting the dam at Leaser Lake. At the same time, financial success is rising above Lehigh County's only lake.

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  11. Police ID suspect in theft from Giant near KutztownRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2015 | WFMZ

    State police said they've identified the man accused of taking hundreds of dollars worth of health and beauty products from a grocery store in Berks County. James Palmer, 38, of Lower Heidelberg Township, took items from the Giant on Kutztown Road in Maxatawny Township, police said.

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  12. Motorcycle crash in Lynn Township kills driver and passengerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 11, 2015 | WFMZ

    Police say the crash happened on Route 309, approximately a half-mile north of Mountain Road, around 10:58 p.m. Friday. According to a Pennsylvania State Police press release, a 2014 Harley-Davidson motorcycle was traveling southbound on Route 309 when it traveled off the roadway for an unknown reason and struck a tree.

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  13. Kutztown police make quick arrest in daylight burglary of car washRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 9, 2015 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    Police have nabbed two men who, they said, broke into a car wash in Kutztown and got away wit h a load of merchandise. "I think they used burglary tools, a screwdriver and a hatchet, actually, so they had burglary tools and they worked at it and made some noise, but if you go by there is nothing behind there," said Chief Craig Summers, Kutztown Police Department.

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  14. Theft at festival results in struggle between suspect, policeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2015 | WFMZ

    A Northampton County woman didn't go quietly during her arrest on theft charges at the Kutztown Folk Festival in Berks County, according to police. A jewelry design vendor at the festival reported Sunday afternoon that the woman, subsequently identified as Brandi Bossert, pocketed a bracelet from his booth without paying for it, police said.

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  15. Kutztown Folk Festival means fun this holiday weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 3, 2015 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    The Kutztown Folk Festival will be in full swing for the holiday weekend and this year its seeing some of its biggest crowds yet. An estimated 20,000 people attended the festival Friday.

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  16. Crafters busy at the Kutztown Folk FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2015 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    It is a busy week in Kutztown as hundreds of thousands of people come for the annual Kutztown Folk Festival. "We enjoy interacting with the public and trying to tell them what it takes to do this work," said Bob Schultz, shaker box maker.

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  17. Runaway Home band joins Kutztown Folk Festival rosterRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2015 | WFMZ

    Runaway Home , a panoramic-Americana band from Nashville that blends its sound "whiskey-smooth and harmonically strong," will be among new performers at the Kutztown Folk Festival , which kicks off Saturday at 10 a.m. and runs through July 5. Now in its 66th year and recognized as the oldest folklife festival in America, the festival highlights Pennsylvania Dutch culture as it adds 25 new craftsmen to its mix of 200 of the Northeast's finest artisans, a self-guided Folk Festival Wine Tour, and displays, including a steam-powered calliope by the Natural Museum of Industrial History, based in Bethlehem.

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  18. Area mourns the loss of distinguished Berks County judgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2015 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    Born and raised in Allentown, Judge Schaeffer graduated from William Allen High School in 1945 and immediately entered the Army Air Corps. After leaving the service, he entered Lehigh University, where he graduated in 1950, and went on to spend three years at Harvard Law School.

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  19. Kutztown School compete in national history awardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2015 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    Kutztown Schools sent four teams to the nationwide academic competition held in College Park, Maryland, that promotes the study of history. Competitors research a topic and present their findings through papers, documentaries, performances or websites, according to Kutztown Area School District.

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  20. Officials with a Kutztown construction company facing federal fraud chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2015 | WFMZ

    A Kuztown-based construction company and its top officials are accused of creating a shell company to illegally secure highway construction projects. On Tuesday, federal prosecutors announced that Carl M. Weber Steel Service, Inc its president Dennis Weber, 66, and vice president Dale Weber, 51, are each facing a single count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

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