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

    11 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. Police: Accused thief left ID card behindRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    An Allentown man is in hot water with the law after police say he stole thousands of dollars in earrings from a major retailer in Berks County. Police say the suspect, Theodore Fugee, 27, walked into Sears, and used his driver's license to pry open the display case, and remove three expensive pairs of earrings.

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  3. Hawk Mountain gets grant for ADA-compliant trailRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | The Morning Call

    Hawk Mountain Sanctuary has received a $188,000 grant to build an ADA-compliant trail. The sanctuary, which is in Albany Township, Berks County, and East Brunswick Township, Schuylkill County, is one of the region's most popular recreational and wildlife education areas.

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  4. State police ask for help finding missing man who wandered away from Wernersville State HospitalRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | WFMZ

    State police are asking for help finding a man who wandered away from the Wernersville State Hospital in western Berks County. Harry Cahill wandered away from the hospital Tuesday afternoon, and he may be confused as he suffers from schizophrenia and paranoia, state police said.

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  5. Harry J. CahillRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | WPMT-TV York

    HEIDELBERG TWP., BERKS COUNTY -Pennsylvania State Police are looking for a 39-year-old man who was reported missing from the Wernersville State Hospital in Berks County. Harry J. Cahill was reported missing Tuesday when he failed to return to the hospital.

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  6. State police search for man who walked away from mental hospital in Berks CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | PennLive.com

    Harry J. Cahill, 39, walked away Tuesday from Wernersville State Hospital in South Heidelberg Township. State police reported he suffers from schizophrenia, paranoia and may be confused.

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  7. Police: Man posing as concert promoter burglarizes retirement communityRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | WFMZ

    A man incarcerated for burglary is back behind bars, accused of leaving his halfway house, boarding a bus and burglarizing a home in a nearby retirement village, all the while posing as a concert promoter. Police were dispatched to the Phoebe Berks Village retirement community in Lower Heidelberg Township, Berks County, for the report of a burglary Monday afternoon.

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  8. Two women killed in head-on collisionRead the original story

    Yesterday | Times News

    State police at Fogelsville said the crash occurred about 6:17 p.m. in front of 7955 Kings Highway, Lynn Township. Troopers said Amy Mende, 60, of Kempton, Berks County, and Sylvia Koenig, 71, of New Tripoli, were both pronounced dead at the scene by personnel of the county coroner's office.

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  9. Two women killed in Lehigh County wreckRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WFMZ

    Emergency communications officials say they received a report of a two-vehicle crash around 6:20 p.m. in the 7900 block of Kings Highway. Amy Mende, 60, of Kempton, Berks County, and 74-year-old Sylvia Koenig of New Tripoli, were pronounced dead at the scene.

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  10. Kutztown Park awarded grant for new playgroundRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | WFMZ

    "Kutztown Park is the place children go when they want to be outside, but the equipment has become old and dangerous," said Pa. Sen. Sen. Schwank, a Berks County Democrat.

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  11. "Kate Plus Eight" Yard SaleRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Examiner.com

    ... from 7a.m. to 2 p.m. at Saint John's United Church of Christ located at 591 North Church Road in Wernersville, Berks County. There is no word if Kate and her clan of eight will be staffing the yard sale tables but if you see television cameras ...

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  12. Hawk migration and fall foliage at their peaks at watch sites across PennsylvaniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | PennLive.com

    Hawk watchers scan the skies from Hawk Mountain Sanctuary's South Lookout on the Kittatinny Ridge between Berks and Schuylkill counties. Official counters at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary - home to the longest running annual count of migrating birds of prey - have tallied 12,481 raptors in this year's daily count, which began Aug. 15. If 2014 is an average year for the count, they could record about 18.000 raptors by the time they end the count on Dec. 15. "With cold fronts finally starting to pass, we're also seeing the hawks move, and in big numbers," said Mary Linkevich, the sanctuary's communications director.

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  13. Albright set to host regional college fair for high school students, parentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | WFMZ

    The Berks County Regional College Fair will take place next Monday, Oct. 27, in the college's Bollman Center at North 13th and Richmond streets in Reading. It's set to run from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. The fair, organizers said, will provide high school sophomores, juniors and seniors and their parents the opportunity to meet with admission representatives of more than 130 colleges and universities .

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  14. Berks County Inmate dies after suffering seizuresRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | WFMZ

    State Police in Reading are investigating an inmate's death. Police say 20-year-old Jairo Vasquez of Reading was taken from the Berks County Prison to Reading Hospital last Wednesday with seizure-like symptoms.

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  15. Muhlenberg commissioners shocked by office renovation costsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | WFMZ

    Muhlenberg Township Commissioners were faced with another round of high dollar change orders Monday night for the new township office building, located at 210 George Street. The board has had to approve several change orders for issues arising during the renovations of the office in Berks County since the start of construction.

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  16. Environmental panel informs residents of pipeline pitfallsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    ... stations, valves, and stems and every step has an impact on air quality. Karin Feridun, founder of the Berks County grass roots community group Berks Gas Truth said, "Communities that organize can stop a pipeline project in its tracks." Feridun has ...

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  17. East Pennsboro concedes early goal, falls 1-0 to Wyomissing in District 3-AA playoff openerRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | PennLive.com

    ... blew, was enough to advance the ninth-seeded Spartans (15-5-2) into Thursday's quarterfinals. Up next for the Berks County runners-up is a matchup with No. 1 seed Lancaster Mennonite at a site and time to be determined. Fautley finished with 10 ...

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  18. Man accused of burglarizing Berks County church 6 timesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | WFMZ

    A man accused of burglarizing the same church six different times is heading to trial. Michael Ressler waived his preliminary hearing Monday. He was arrested last month, after police said he was seen walking away from the church with a stack of church envelopes sticking out of his back pocket.

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

    Monday | 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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  20. Police: Tulpehocken student had weapon at schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 20 | WFMZ

    The 16-year-old student had the weapon on school property in Jefferson Township, Berks County, last week, and the student will be cited, state police said.

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