Berks County Newswire

Berks County Newswire

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  1. Berks County cops cracking down ahead of the holidayRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | WFMZ

    Police in Berks County are reminding drivers who plan to drink during the holiday weekend that they need to find a safe way home. "When you get behind the wheel, as we all know, it's not just yourself that is affected," said the Berks County Assistant District Attorney Justin Bodor.

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  2. Tractor trailer crash ties up Route 222 during morning commuteRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | WFMZ

    A tractor trailer carrying lead ingots tipped over this morning in Berks County and tied up traffic along Route 222 for about two hours. Authorities said the crash happened about 6:35 a.m. in the southbound lanes near the Route 12 interchange in Wyomissing.

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  3. Truck fire closes Commerce Street in Muhlenberg Twp.Read the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | WFMZ

    The Berks County emergency dispatch center said the fire has closed Commerce Street in both directions at Beaumont Avenue.

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  4. National Briefs: Boy, 3, held alone in Pennsylvania centerRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Post-gazette.com

    A 3-year-old boy from El Salvador was held for several days at a Pennsylvania family detention center without his mother, said the mother and the boy's attorney. The boy had been held at the Berks County Residential Center from Wednesday until Saturday when immigration lawyers interceded on his behalf.

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  5. Horses rescued from ferocious barn fire in Berks CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WFMZ

    The fire broke out just before 8:00 p.m. Sunday in the 1000 block of Huffs Church Road in Hereford Township. We're told horses inside the barn were all rescued and are doing okay.

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  6. 3-year-old held alone in immigration detentionRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Watertown Daily Times

    A 3-year-old boy from El Salvador was held for several days at a Pennsylvania family detention center without his mother, said the mother and boy's attorney. The boy had been held at the Berks County Residential Center from Wednesday until Saturday when immigration lawyers interceded on his behalf.

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  7. Your guide to Kutztown Folk Festival 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | The Morning Call

    ... center at Kutztown University, and the Dutch Hex Tour Association, which provides tours of hex signs in Berks County. A celebration of Pennsylvania Dutch culture wouldn't be complete without its traditional cuisine, and the festival has a plethora. ...

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  8. Officials held 3-year-old immigrant alone in detention center for days: attorneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 25 | The Raw Story

    A 3-year-old boy from El Salvador was held for several days at a Pennsylvania family detention center without his mother, said the mother and boy's attorney. The boy had been held at the Berks County Residential Center from Wednesday until Saturday when immigration lawyers interceded on his behalf.

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  9. 3-year-old boy held alone in immigration detentionRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 25 | The Fresno Bee

    A 3-year-old boy from El Salvador was held several days at a Pennsylvania family detention center without his mother, said the mother and boy's attorney. The boy had been held at the Berks County Residential Center from Wednesday until Saturday when immigration lawyers interceded on his behalf.

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  10. Chambourcin's ceiling? Maybe higher than originally thoughtRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 25 | PennLive.com

    ... fully across the sugar spectrum. Some have used it as their nouveau wine. Others, such as Pinnacle Ridge in Berks County, make it as a varietal and also age it longer and sell it as a reserve. Clover Hill, located in the Lehigh Valley , besides its ...

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  11. Police hope surveillance video will help nab mall burglarsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 24 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    ... y broke into the mall, they could face serious charges. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Alert Berks County via anonymous text to 847411, starting the message with keyword alertberks, or by calling 877-373-9913.

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  12. Berks County nonprofit seeking volunteer helpRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 24 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    How can a few hours make a difference in someone's life? A difference in your life? Michele Cooper from Shady Hollow horse farm might have an opportunity for you. Shady Hollow runs what's called an assisted riding summer camp.

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  13. Berks County authorities investigating car arsonRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 24 | WFMZ

    Authorities are on the hunt for a possible arsonist who they say set an elderly woman's car on fire earlier this week. "I don't know what I was thinking, I just couldn't believe that I saw what I saw," said Mary Owens, who said she was in shock when she walked outside to see her car burned.

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  14. Exeter Twp. police searching for shoplifting suspectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 24 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    Authorities in Berks County are searching for a pair who walked out of a Walmart late Tuesday night with nearly $2,000 worth of computers. Exeter Township police released surveillance photos of a man and a woman, who allegedly stole three Hewlett Packard computers from the Walmart at 5900 Perkiomen Ave. The walked into the store about 11:10 p.m. The computers were valued at $1,847.

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  15. Authorities identify woman found dead in jail cellRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 24 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    The Berks County Coroner's Office said 26-year-old Taimara Brooke was in the jail for just over three months before she was found about noon Thursday. An autopsy is taking place, so authorities do not yet have a cause and manner of death.

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  16. State police investigating after prison inmate diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 24 | Erie Times News

    Authorities say the 26-year-old woman was found dead in her cell around noon Thursday at Berks County Prison, about 55 miles northwest of Philadelphia in Leesport.

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  17. Berks County plans next two decades of road improvementsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 24 | WFMZ

    The Berks County Planning Commission released a preliminary Long Range Transportation Plan for Berks County, providing the basis for transportation funding decision through 2040. The 18-month long planning process included a review of the socioeconomic trends affecting travel, the current state of the county's transportation network - including expressways and local roads,bridges, sidewalks and trails, and public and freight transportation - identified issues to be addressed and laid out strategies to address those issues.

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  18. Berks County teenager killed in head-on crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 24 | WFMZ

    The driver of the truck, a 48-year-old man from Ephrata, also died from his injuries later in the afternoon.

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  19. Two dead in head on crash on Rt 322, Lebanon CountyRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 23 | WPMT-TV York

    A head on crash in Lebanon County involving a car and a pick up has claimed two lives, a 17 year old Sinking Spring, Berks County girl and a 48 year old, Brownstown, Lancaster man. It happened at about 12:45 p.m. in Cornwall Borough about three quarters of a mile east of Route 72. Police say the teenager, Danielle N. Beard was westbound in a Pontiac sedan for reasons unknown crossed the center-line into the eastbound lanes and slammed head on into a Chevrolet Silverado that was towing a trailer.

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  20. Make the Road Pennsylvania reacts to immigration rulingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 23 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    A Berks County immigration group sounded off Thursday after a U.S. Supreme Court vote left a reprieve plan for illegal immigrants on the table.

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