Berks County Newswire

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  1. On Native GroundCHRISTIAN Neocons Want a Whiter WorldRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | American Reporter

    ... pigeon except put it out of its misery," says Comroe. Prior to an order in 2002 by the Court of Common Pleas in Berks County, most of the wounded were picked up by trapper boys and girls, some as young as eight years old, who killed the birds by ...

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  2. Protests set for immigrant centers in Berks and TexasRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Philly.com

    A national day of protest against confining undocumented-immigrant mothers and children is expected to draw busloads of activists to rallies in Leesport, Berks County, and two towns in Texas on Saturday, organizers say. The target of local activists' ire is the 85-bed Berks County Residential Center.

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  3. Berks officials rethinking prisoner transport procedureRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | WFMZ

    Following the arrests of six police officers in Baltimore, Berks County officials are rethinking some procedures on how they transport prisoners. According to Berks County Sheriff Eric Weaknecht, his office is not required to have restraints inside transport vans.

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  4. Postmaster general, Pottsville native addresses Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce gatheringRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | WFMZ

    ... as a letter carrier in Lancaster. She eventually rose through the ranks, managing mail distribution plants in Berks County and the Lehigh Valley. She recalled her time at the Gus Yatron Post Office on North 13th Street in Muhlenberg Township as ...

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  5. Knife-wielding man sought in robbery of store in AmityRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | WFMZ

    ... with information about the robbery can call Amity Detective Jeffrey Smith at 610-689-6002 x250 , or Crime Alert Berks County at 877-373-9913 .

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  6. Tenant sought for BARTA's Franklin Street Station in ReadingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | WFMZ

    ... on Thursday. One topic of discussion was a potential lease of the Franklin Street Station, according to Berks County Commissioner Kevin Barnhardt, one of five people representing BARTA on the SCTA's board of directors. Barnhardt said the SCTA is ...

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  7. Berks performer prepares for 'most exciting show'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | WFMZ

    A country music singer from Douglass Township, Berks County, is tuning up for one of the biggest gigs of her life. "I just want kids to know that they can do anything they set their minds to and that everyone is a unique individual and deserves to be accepted and feel appreciated when they come to school each day," Grace said.

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  8. Suspect charged in stabbing of man in ReadingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | WFMZ

    Police took Thomas Peggues into custody a short time after they said he stabbed a man after a drug deal went south near South Third and Cherry streets. Peggues, 51, was charged with aggravated and simple assault and committed to the Berks County Jail on $25,000 bail.

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  9. RadioShack burglar caught on camera, sought by policeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | WFMZ

    ... a speaker and a charging cable. Anyone who may have information about the break-in is asked to call Crime Alert Berks County at 877-373-9913 . A cash reward is being offered for information that leads to his arrest.

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  10. Vietnam veteran to finally get a chance at citizenshipRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 30 | Stars and Stripes

    ... an expedited basis through military service. Most petitions are approved expeditiously. Wensel, of Boyertown, Berks County, is a retired manufacturer of butcher-block tabletops and a man of few words. But his eyes get misty, and his Adam's apple ...

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  11. BARTA to offer free lift to bus riders with bicyclesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    Berks County's transit agency announced Thursday that it will be participating in National Bike to Work Week by providing a free ride to anyone with a bicycle who boards a bus between Mon., May 11 and Fri., May 15. BARTA used a $52,000 grant it received in 2011 to install bicycle racks on the front of all of its fixed-route buses.

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  12. Sunday service, Franklin Street Station lease on SCTA's agendaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | WFMZ

    ... merger, as well as a potential lease of the renovated Franklin Street Station in downtown Reading, according to Berks County Commissioner Kevin Barnhardt, a member of the SCTA board. BARTA acquired the dilapidated train station in 2005 and spent $5 ...

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  13. PennDOT to install traffic light at busy west. Lehigh County intersectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | WFMZ

    Motorists who travel Route 222 in western Lehigh County will be glad to know a dangerous intersection will soon be controlled by a traffic signal. Crews will install a traffic signal at the intersection of Route 222/Hamilton Boulevard at Schantz Road, near Premise Maid Candies in Upper Macungie Township, near the Berks County line.

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  14. Overturned tractor trailer snarls I-78 trafficRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | WFMZ

    An overturned tractor trailer has snarled eastbound traffic on Interstate 78 Thursday morning in Berks County. A tractor trailer rolled onto its side, blocking the roadway at mile marker 23.6 in Upper Bern Township.

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  15. Man sentenced to life in 2013 stabbing deathRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 29 | Lewistown Sentinel

    An eastern Pennsylvania man has been formally sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole in the stabbing death of an acquaintance. Thirty-one-year-old Julio Ortiz-Lugo of Reading was convicted in Berks County of first-degree murder in the November 2013 death of 35-year-old Juan Lopez-Bonilla. 1 comment

  16. Why only one detention center for migrant kids might survive judge's opinionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 29 | McClatchy

    In a nondescript brick facility in rural Pennsylvania, several dozen migrant children and their mothers live inside, unable to leave, they say, while awaiting the outcome of their requests for asylum in the United States. That facility, the Berks County Residential Center, could be a way for the Obama administration to maintain its practice of family detention – despite a tentative court ruling that questions the way the mothers and children are being held.

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  17. Boyertown vet to finally get a chance at U.S. citizenshipRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 29 | Philly.com

    ... basis through military service. Most petitions are approved expeditiously. Wensel, a resident of Boyertown, Berks County, is a retired manufacturer of butcher-block tabletops and a man of few words. But his eyes get misty, and his Adam's apple ...

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  18. State police seek driver in 27-mile, 130mph chase through BerksRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 29 | WFMZ

    State police have obtained a warrant for the arrest of a Berks County man who, they said, led troopers on a 27-mile pursuit that reached a speed of 130 mph. Troopers said they initially observed Christopher Carabello driving past them at 98 mph in a 55 mph zone at Routes 12 and 61 in Muhlenberg Township, Berks County, around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday.

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  19. Faucets in Bowers run dry for water main repairsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 29 | WFMZ

    Residents of one Berks County community have been left without water service, at least for part of the day Wednesday. Officials said they were forced to shut off the water in the village of Bowers in Maxatawny Township so that repairs can be made to a broken water main.

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  20. Penn National agrees to buy Tropicana casino, hotel in Las VegasRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 29 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    The Wyomissing, Berks County-based company announced a deal Wednesday to acquire the Tropicana Las Vegas Casino Hotel Resort from its shareholders for $360 million. "The planned acquisition of Tropicana Las Vegas establishes a strong presence on the Las Vegas Strip for Penn National Gaming, fulfilling an important long-term strategic objective for the company," said Timothy Wilmott, Penn National's CEO.

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