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Berks County

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  • Essex man wanted on child sexual abuse charges flees from police

    Essex man wanted on child sexual abuse charges flees from police
    Baltimore County Police are searching for an Essex man who struck two police vehicles when detectives attempted to arrest him at his home for child sexual abuse charges Thursday. Police said Foster Dove III, 38, of the 1600 block of Williams Avenue, saw...
  • St. Michael's teen is charged with second-degree murder

    St. Michael's teen is charged with second-degree murder
    A St. Michael's man is charged with second-degree murder after police said he grabbed an Easton man around his neck before he died earlier this month. Matthew Mikowski, 17, was indicted Tuesday, in the death of Samuel I. Cross, 18, whose body was...
  • Delegate warns of 'black youth mobs'

    Delegate warns of 'black youth mobs'
    A Baltimore County delegate said Wednesday that the governor should send in the Maryland State Police to control "roving mobs of black youths" at Baltimore's Inner Harbor, prompting a colleague to label the message "race-baiting." Del. Patrick L....
  • Novel treatment helps save burned pit bull

    Novel treatment helps save burned pit bull
    Here is a pretty amazing story out of Pennsylvania in which vets are using an apparently landmark treatment to help saved a burned dog. In Berks County, Pa., a brown and white pit bull named Bernie suffered severe burns after being left on a rooftop on a...
  • Midshipman dies in car accident in Pa.

    A Naval Academy midshipman who had recently been selected captain of the gymnastics team has died in an automobile accident in Berks County, Pa. A Naval Academy spokesman said that Midshipman First Class Austin T. Zalik, an Allentown, Pa., resident, died...
  • Mozzarella up close and personal at Sagra

    Go hands-on at your next event — from a girls night out, bridal or baby shower to a team-building exercise — with a mozzarella-making dinner at Sagra Bistro in Hellertown. Parties of eight to 30 people can book the restaurant's second-floor...
  • Dent tours KidsPeace, says lack of information behind protests

    Dent tours KidsPeace, says lack of information behind protests
    Squad cars were positioned Monday outside the KidsPeace Salisbury Township campus, the site of recent protests over what should be done with the nearly 60,000 unaccompanied minors who have fled violence in Central America. The KidsPeace campus houses 51...
  • Berks County road work

    PennDOT has scheduled the following road work: ________________________________________ County: Berks Municipality: Brecknock ROAD NAME: Alleghenyville Road at Maple Grove Road Type of Work: Drainage Work being Done By: PENNDOT Maintenance Forces...
  • Roller derby Brawl for Beth to aid family of cancer victim

    Roller derby Brawl for Beth to aid family of cancer victim
    On Friday night, the Earl E. Schaffer Municipal Ice Rink in Bethlehem will roar to the sound of roller derby, which is always a fun thing to watch but in this case will also be an occasion to help a family struggling with a loss. Derby skater Beth...
  • Hires and promotions at Lehigh Valley businesses

    ROBERT S. BOWEN JR. has been selected president of First Savings Insurance Inc. in Perkasie, a wholly owned subsidiary of First Savings Bank. Bowen has more than 29 years of experience in the insurance industry and brings a variety of leadership...
  • Cockfighting raid on Bernville farm leads to charges; seizure of more than 100 birds

    A raid on a Berks County farm suspected of operating a cockfighting ring has led to criminal charges against one of the suspected owners of the fighting roosters seized by animal cruelty investigators. The Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of...
  • Roosters rescued from suspected illegal cockfighting ring in Berks County

    Roosters rescued from suspected illegal cockfighting ring in Berks County
    Investigators with the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals seized 50-60 roosters and other birds Thursday from a Berks County farm suspected of being involved in an illegal cockfighting gambling ring. The Pennsylvania SPCA said...