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Berks County

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  • 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...
  • Police Charge Suspect in Berks County Homicide

    Police Charge Suspect in Berks County Homicide
    Pennsylvania State Police make an arrest in a Berks County homicide. 29 year old Michael Walker is charged with killing 49 year old Stephen Leibensperger, of Shoemakersville. It happened between 10:30 and 11:30 Monday night at Leibensperger's home. Police...
  • Police Capture Second Suspect in Berks County Homicide

    Police Capture Second Suspect in Berks County Homicide
    Police have captured a second suspect in a Berks County homicide. U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, along with state and local police captured 50 year old Mark Ellis Wednesday afternoon at around 4 o'clock in Phildelphia. Ellis was taken back to Berks...
  • Third Suspect in Berks County Homicide Arrested in Philadelphia

    Third Suspect in Berks County Homicide Arrested in Philadelphia
    Pennsylvania State Police arrested the third and last suspect in a Berks County homicide. 21 year old Brandon Simpkins surrendered to police in Philadelphia after a day long search of numerous homes in both Philadelphia and Reading. Simpkins and two other...
  • Pennsylvania State Police Look for Escaped Criminal in Berks County

    Pennsylvania State Police Look for Escaped Criminal in Berks County
    Pennsylvania State Police in Reading are looking for an escaped inmate from the Wernersville Corrections Center. On Wednesday night around 11 p.m., Daryl O'Donnell, 27, walked out of the Corrections Center, a halfway house for inmates. O'Donnell had been...
  • Berks County Prison Escape

    Berks County Prison Escape
       A prison escape in Berks County. Pennsylvania State Police say that 26 year old Kyle Perry signed out of the Wernersville Community Correction Center at around 12:45 Wednesday afternoon to go to the library.  Perry never returned.  Perry is 5 feet...
  • PA Department of Health warns of possible measles exposure in 4 Counties

    PA Department of Health warns of possible measles exposure in 4 Counties
    The state Department of Health is advising the public of potential exposure to a case of measles in Berks, Bucks, Delaware and Lehigh counties. This possible exposure is in direct link to the July 11 exposure previously reported at the Rite Aid Drug...
  • State Police Raid "Head Shops" in Two Counties for Illegal Bath Salts

    State Police Raid "Head Shops" in Two Counties for Illegal Bath Salts
       Pennsylvania State Police in a joint operation with the Schuylkill County District Attorney's Office raided establishments in Schuylkill and Berks Counties seizing synthetic marijuana, bath salts and narcotic paraphernailia. Search warrants were...
  • Several Counties Affected by Dense Fog Advisory

    Several Counties Affected by Dense Fog Advisory
    A dense fog advisory has been issued for Cumberland, Adams, York, Dauphin, Lebanon, Lancaster and Berks Counties until 9:00 Friday morning. Visibility will be down to less than a quarter mile. Exercise extra caution during the morning commute. Drive...
  • Police Investigate Murder-Suicide in Berks County

    Police Investigate Murder-Suicide in Berks County
    Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a murder-suicide in North Heidelberg Township in Berks County. They say 39-year-old Donna Evans was distraught over the breakup of her relationship with her lover and that she bludgeoned her 11-year-old...
  • Salmonella Found in Raw Milk Products at Kutztown, PA Dairy Farm

    Salmonella Found in Raw Milk Products at Kutztown, PA Dairy Farm
    The state departments of Agriculture and Health Monday advised consumers and retailers who purchased raw milk and raw milk cheese from Norman Z. and Edith B. Sauder in Kutztown, Berks County, to discard or return the products immediately. Raw milk and raw...
  • DA Gives Final Warning to those Using and Selling Bath Salts

    DA Gives Final Warning to those Using and Selling Bath Salts
    Starting Monday, bath salts and synthetic marijuana will be illegal in Pennsylvania. Berks County District Attorney, John Adams, says they are preparing to prosecute those who do not comply with the ban. "We will be on your doorstep starting Monday...