Berks County Newswire

Berks County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Berks County, PA.

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  1. Hot enough for you? Brutal heat brings warnings, relief preparations...Read the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Philly.com

    ... different people and different walks of life. It's about the people-watching." Rainer Aristy of Wyomissing, Berks County, jumped on an Indego bike with a friend to try and hunt for characters from the red-hot Pokemon Go mobile-app scavenger game. ...

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  2. Police investigate hit and run in Berks CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WFMZ

    According to police, at around 1:47 a.m. Saturday, a vehicle struck a Met-Ed light pole in the 100 block of East Main Street.

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  3. Berks Sustainability Festival to take place despite heatwaveRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    ... -- we train in heat so you get kind of acclimated to it so it's not too bad," said Knittle. "We want to thank Berks County Water Authority for bring out this monstrous vehicle that's just filled with cool water," said Mark Ratcliffe, Development ...

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  4. Conventions brings millions to Berks CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | WFMZ

    "We're going to explore how to show love instead of hatred," said Kelvin Wilson, a spokesperson for the event. "What we want to do is make sure that we plan things so we don't disrupt the traffic flow in Reading," said Michael Sims, the parking planner for the convention.

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  5. PHOTOS: Quilters judges at Lebanon Area FairRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Lebanon Daily News

    Cedar Crest student Ashley Morgan helps Berks County judges during the Lebanon Area Fair quilt judging earlier this week. Fair quilt judging got under way earlier this week as the Berks Quilting Guild came in to judge the Lebanon County contestants.

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  6. Landlord convicted of raping disabled tenant loses bid to get out of prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | PennLive.com

    A Pennsylvania landlord who was a convicted of raping a physically and mentally disabled tenant has lost a bid to overturn his 5- to 10 year state prison sentence on grounds that it is "manifestly excessive." Perez, 55, was convicted by a Berks County jury of raping the woman in a Reading home he and his wife and kids shared with the victim in December 2012.

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  7. Charges refiled against Reading police officer; defense attorney surprised by moveRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | WFMZ

    The Berks County District Attorney is refiling charges against Reading police officer, Jesus Santiago-DeJesus who had charges against him dismissed last month . The DA says he was shocked to when all the charges were dismissed last month.

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  8. Liever, Hyman & Potter, P.C. Continuing to Take Nursing Home...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | SBWire

    ... of settlements and awards for victims and their loved ones throughout Pennsylvania. To learn more about these Berks County, PA-based medical negligence lawyers and the types of cases they handle, please visit their website today. About Liever, Hyman ...

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  9. Are we betting the farm on free trade deal?Read the original story

    Feb 11, 2016 | Press

    From her home in Berks County, Pennsylvania, Karen Feridun is helping stage a growing citizen pushback against the expansion of natural gas extraction. But a far-reaching global deal recently signed halfway around the world may make her job much harder.

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  10. Dwayne Johnson tops Forbes' highest-paid actor listRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Morning Call

    ... I said the wolf part." Johnson ranked No. 19 on the Forbes list of highest-paid celebrities, which is topped by Berks County-native music superstar Taylor Swift, who made a staggering $170 million. "Receiving news like this will always serve as my ...

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  11. DA Refiles Charges Against PA Police Officer In Cellphone-Breaking CaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | CBS Local

    ... Allan Sodomsky says he'll be curious to see what's new about the allegations refiled Thursday, especially since Berks County District Attorney John Adams has said a conviction could be difficult to obtain. Sodomsky contends the motorist refused the ...

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  12. Charges re-filed against Reading police officerRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | WFMZ

    ... about this, we made that decision, actually weeks ago, that it was appropriate to refile these charges," Berks County District Attorney John Adams said. "We re-evaluated our case and we collectively determined that we believe the district justice ...

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  13. Charges refiled against Reading cop accused of misconductRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | PennLive.com

    Jesus Santiago-DeJesus, 27, of Birdsboro, was charged Thursday by the Berks County district attorney with two counts of official oppression, attempted tampering with evidence, false reports, unsworn falsification to authorities, statement under penalty and criminal mischief, court records state. The charges stem from an April 5 arrest of a couple after a traffic stop.

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  14. DA refiles charges against police in cellphone-breaking caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | New Jersey Herald

    ... Allan Sodomsky says he'll be curious to see what's new about the allegations refiled Thursday, especially since Berks County District Attorney John Adams has said a conviction could be difficult to obtain. Sodomsky contends the motorist refused the ...

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  15. Charges refiled against Reading police officerRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | WFMZ

    Charges have been refiled against against a Reading police officer, who prosecutors said punched a woman and smashed her cell phone during a traffic stop. The Berks County District Attorney's Office made the announcement on Thursday.

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  16. Dwayne Johnson tops Forbes' highest paid actor listRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | The Morning Call

    ... said the wolf part." Johnson ranked at number 19 of Forbes list of highest-paid celebrities which is topped by Berks County music superstar Taylor Swift who made a staggering $170 million. "Receiving news like this will always serve as my anchoring ...

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  17. Early Recruiting for Future Volunteer FirefightersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | WNEP-TV Moosic

    ... tool. So far, in its second year, they have had double the enrollment. "We actually have kids here from Berks County, Schuylkill County, Lebanon County," explained Chief Zimmerman. "If we get one volunteer out of it. It was a success for any ...

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  18. Jon Gosselin works at T.G.I. Friday's in Lancaster CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | PennLive.com

    ... Gosselin, who had worked at one point as a maitre d' at the now-closed Black Dog Cafe in Womelsdorf, Berks County, received training at Friday's, TMZ reported. "Friday's is giving Jon a chance to spread his chicken wings ... when he's not cooking, ...

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  19. Edna Mae Netzley, 84, Cinderella Knitting Mills worker, enjoyed making pies, baby itemsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | The Ephrata Review

    She was born Nov. 7, 1931, in Centre Township, Berks County. She was the daughter of the late John A. and Mary J. Messner, and was the wife of the late Arthur "Sammy" Netzley, for 55 years.

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  20. Monroe County gun license permit application process challengedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 18 | Pocono Record

    The Monroe County Sheriff's Office no longer uses postcards in its mailings pertaining to gun license permit applications, according to court records in a potential $40 million lawsuit challenging the county's application process. The four unidentified local plaintiffs in the suit filed last year by Berks County attorney Joshua Prince contend that Monroe County Sheriff Todd Martin's office illegally disclosed confidential information about at least 12,584 gun permit applicants during a five-year period.

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