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  • Berks County Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

    Berks County Soldier Killed in Afghanistan
    A local solider from Wyomissing, was killed over the weekend in Afghanistan. Staff Sergeant Sean Michael Flannery, 29, was killed Monday after his unit was struck by an improvised exploding device. The attack happened in the village of Ghotamudkha,...
  • Meth Lab Found In Berks County

    Meth Lab Found In Berks County
    A man in Berks County was arrested Wednesday afternoon for setting up a Meth Lab. The Cumru Township Police along with the Pennsylvania State Police in Reading arrested Matthew Berkis, 22, for setting up a meth lab in the woods behind the 2000 block of...
  • Police in Reading Searching For Escaped Inmate

    Police in Reading Searching For Escaped Inmate
    Police in Berks County are looking for an escaped inmate. Juan Rivera, 27, never returned to the facility after he was approved Sunday to go to St. Cyril in Reading City. Rivera was part of the prison's pre-release program. Police searched the area he was...
  • Shooting Suspect Killed By Reading Police Early This Morning

    Shooting Suspect Killed By Reading Police Early This Morning
    Police say they have killed a man after he shot a woman inside a Pennsylvania home. Authorities say a Reading police officer fatally shot 28-year-old Victor Cataquet after police responded to a call about a shooting early Tuesday morning. Police say...
  • Two proposals eye school property tax reform

    Two proposals eye school property tax reform
    Times are tough and some legislators at the Capitol are looking to ease the tax burden on homeowners. Two proposals before the House of Representatives look to change the school property tax structure across the state. Both bills are still in the early...
  • New Jersey Man Charged with 3rd Degree Murder in Death of Kutztown University Student

    New Jersey Man Charged with 3rd Degree Murder in Death of Kutztown University Student
    The Berks County DA charges a New Jersey man, Michael Morrone, of Marlton, with 3rd degree murder following the death of former Kutztown University student, 23 year old Christine McGhee, of Warminster, Bucks County. Marrone is already serving a 5 to 20...
  • First positive West Nile mosquito of season found in Berks County

    First positive West Nile mosquito of season found in Berks County
    Pennsylvania today reported the earliest detection of a West Nile virus-carrying mosquito since testing began in 2000. The infected mosquito was found May 3 in Exeter Township, Berks County, the departments of Environmental Protection and Health announced...
  • Governor Corbett: Flags at half-staff in honor of National Peace Officers Memorial Day

    Governor Corbett: Flags at half-staff in honor of National Peace Officers Memorial Day
    Governor Tom Corbett today ordered all U.S. and Pennsylvania flags at commonwealth facilities statewide to be flown at half-staff today, Tuesday, May 15, to recognize National Peace Officers Memorial Day. The U.S. Congress created Peace Officers Memorial...
  • Property tax overhaul bill gets second look

    Property tax overhaul bill gets second look
    The dreaded school property tax bill hits homeowners in Pennsylvania hard each and every year. That tax accounts for over 60 percent of school funding. Now there are some pushes to change the funding structure. It is a drastic change. Two plans are...
  • Alleged Drug Trafficking Ring Busted in Berks County

    Alleged Drug Trafficking Ring Busted in Berks County
    The Berks County District Attorney's Office announces the arrest of nine suspected drug dealers. The suspects are all members of an alleged drug trafficking ring operating out of Berks and Lancaster counties.  Details of the investigation were unveiled...
  • Pennsylvania Republicans singing new tune on Romney's Pa. chances

    Pennsylvania Republicans singing new tune on Romney's Pa. chances
    With President Obama visiting Philadelphia Tuesday, the Pennsylvania GOP held a preemptive press call to tout Republican Mitt Romney's chances of winning the state in November. Republican party chairman Rob Gleason  told The Morning Call last month...
  • Gov Corbett: 500 New Jobs created Dollar General distribution center in Berks county

    Gov Corbett: 500 New Jobs created Dollar General distribution center in Berks county
    Governor Tom Corbett announced today that Dollar General Corporation, a national retailer with more than 10,000 stores, will locate its new distribution center in Bethel Township, Berks County and create more than 500 jobs and an additional 75 indirect...