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Berks County

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  • Three Arrested on Weapons Charges in Shooting Death of Berks County Deputy Sheriff

    Three Arrested on Weapons Charges in Shooting Death of Berks County Deputy Sheriff
    Pennsylvania State Police in Reading have arrested three people on weapons charges in connection with the shooting death of Berks County Sheriff's Deputy Kyle Pagerly. On June 29, Pagerly was part of a team serving a warrant on 25-year-old Matthew Connor....
  • Earthquake shakes Pennsylvania's infrastructure; Safety checks underway

    Earthquake shakes Pennsylvania's infrastructure; Safety checks underway
    All of that shaking from yesterday's 5.8 magnitude earthquake is causing some concern about Pennsylvania's inner workings. From roads to power suppliers, crews are checking to make sure everything is operational. For PennDOT, right now bridges like the...
  • More than 20,000 without power in Central PA

    More than 20,000 without power in Central PA
    As of 2:35 am Adams Electric was reporting 2481 power outages in Central Pennsylvania.   To check on the latest outage map for Adams Electric click here. Met-Ed is reporting major outages at this hour in southern York County with more than 10,400 without...
  • Some Central PA Residents Still Without Power

    Some Central PA Residents Still Without Power
    As of Wednesday at noon Adams Electric was not reporting any power outages in Central Pennsylvania.   To check on the latest outage map for Adams Electric click here. Met-Ed is still reporting some outages in Central Pennsylvania. Those counties still...
  • Berks County Insurance Agent Charged with Stealing $255,000 from Clients

    Berks County Insurance Agent Charged with Stealing $255,000 from Clients
    Agents from the Pennsylvania Attorney General's office are accusing a Berks County insurance agent with stealling a quarter of a million dollars from clients. Criminal charges were filed against 58 year old Joseph Mauer, of Mohnton. Mauer, formerly...
  • Thousands still in the dark; Could be Sunday before some see electricity

    Thousands still in the dark; Could be Sunday before some see electricity
    While hundreds of thousands of people have had their power restored, the news is not all good for everyone. Met-Ed is telling some people they may be without juice until Sunday as they continue to try and find and fix the mass amounts of downed lines....
  • Dogs Need Forever Homes After Being Rescued From Horrible Hording Situation

    Dogs Need Forever Homes After Being Rescued From Horrible Hording Situation
    187 dogs taken from a Columbia County home on July 19th are now in animal shelters across the state. The dogs, which are mostly Chihuahuas, should be ready within the week for adoption to good homes. "This is one of the worst cases of animal hoarding we'...
  • High-tech scavenger hunts

    High-tech scavenger hunts
    They travel in packs, noses just inches away from GPS devices. Suddenly: "I found it!" one boy announces, grinning and peeling away from the group of a half dozen. The others intensify their focus. "Me too!" shouts another a moment later, until all six...
  • PPL Corp. advises consumers to prepare for rate hike

    To prepare for a big 2010 rate hike, a PPL Corp. official advised area businessmen to educate themselves. "The most important thing you can do is become an informed consumer," Tom Stathos, PPL director of customer strategy, said at a Tuesday morning talk...
  • Electricity will be cheap -- for now

    Go ahead, crank up your stereo and leave on the lights. You might as well take advantage of your cheap power while it lasts. Because in just a few years, the Lehigh Valley's electricity rates are going up. How high, exactly, is the subject of debate....
  • PUC balks at 19% Met-Ed rate hike

    State regulators on Thursday rejected Metropolitan Edison Co.'s request to raise electricity generation rates ahead of schedule. A smaller hike, relating primarily to the costs of electricity transmission over high-tension power lines, was approved by...
  • Elderly Berks County Woman Killed While Visiting Husband's Grave

    Elderly Berks County Woman Killed While Visiting Husband's Grave
    Authorities in eastern Pennsylvania say an elderly woman visiting her husband's grave in a cemetery died after being struck by her own car. The Berks County coroner's office says the 82-year-old woman was pinned beneath her car in the cemetery behind St....