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Berks County

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  • 2nd Suspect Named In Berks County Rape, May Be In Peurto Rico

    2nd Suspect Named In Berks County Rape, May Be In Peurto Rico
    Police have named a second suspect in the 2009 Berks County rape. Police have issued a warrant and are asking authorities in Puerto Rico for help finding 22-year old Louis Alberto Berrios-Rodriguez. Rodriguez was formally of Reading City but may be living...
  • Standoff, Arrest after Woman Shot Dead in Pa. Home

    Standoff, Arrest after Woman Shot Dead in Pa. Home
    Authorities in eastern Pennsylvania say a woman was found dead and a man surrendered to police after holding them at bay in the basement of his home for nearly eight hours. Police say the man told Berks County emergency dispatchers at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday...
  • Pa. Man Charged with Wife's Murder after Standoff

    Pa. Man Charged with Wife's Murder after Standoff
    An eastern Pennsylvania man who held police at bay for more than seven hours in his basement has been charged with killing his wife. Authorities in Berks County allege that 51-year-old William Landis Jr. told emergency dispatchers at about 9:30 p.m....
  • Kate Gosselin Caught Speeding in Gettysburg

    Kate Gosselin Caught Speeding in Gettysburg
    It seems Kate Gosselin is taking tips from her estranged husband Jon. The Gettysburg Times reported the Berks County mom was nabbed for speeding on Route 15, which bypasses Gettysburg last Thursday. Kate was reportedly driving her SUV 84 mph in a 65 mph...
  • Woman Stabbed To Death In Reading

    Woman Stabbed To Death In Reading
    Police in eastern Pennsylvania have charged a man with stabbing his girlfriend to death early Tuesday. Reading police say they responded just before 2 a.m. to reports of a domestic disturbance and found 39-year-old Maria Albers-Cosme lying on the front...
  • Firefighters Return to Pennsylvania After Battling California Blaze

    Firefighters Return to Pennsylvania After Battling California Blaze
    Many Californians are breathing big sighs of relief thanks to the work of some Pennsylvania firefighters. The wildfire crews from the Keystone State and some other nearby states returned to Harrisburg International Airport late Saturday afternoon....
  • Berks County Girl Gets 6 to 12 Years in Murder Case

    Berks County Girl Gets 6 to 12 Years in Murder Case
    An eastern Pennsylvania teenager accused of luring a friend to a robbery that ended in his murder has been sentenced to six to 12 years in state prison. Seventeen-year-old Tiona Marshall of Reading pleaded guilty to robbery in the February 2008 death...
  • PA House Gives Final OK for Casino Table Games

    PA House Gives Final OK for Casino Table Games
    Games like Blackjack, Roulette, even Poker will be coming to a casino near you. The House approving the measure yesterday, sending it to the Governor's desk. The House members who voted in favor of the legislation claim, the expansion of table games will...
  • Wicked Weather Leaves Thousands of Local People in the Dark

    Wicked Weather Leaves Thousands of Local People in the Dark
    The windy weather takes down trees, knocks down wires, and leaves thousands of people in the dark. These are the outages for our area, as of 8 a.m.: PPL power outages: - Berks County - 904 - Cumberland County - 2384 - Dauphin County - 2524 -...
  • How the Ground Hog, Punxsutawny Phil, became a Climatologist

    How the Ground Hog, Punxsutawny Phil,  became a Climatologist
    According to research provided by Stormfax, when German settlers arrived in the 1700s, they brought a tradition known as Candlemas Day, which has an early origin in the pagan celebration of Imbolc. It came at the mid-point between the Winter Solstice...
  • Pennsylvania Officials Say I-78 And Interstates Re-Opened, Speed Limits Lifted

    Pennsylvania Officials Say  I-78 And Interstates Re-Opened, Speed Limits Lifted
    Update: I-78 East Bound and West Bound in Berks County are now open. I-78 WB remains closed due to drifting snow between mile markers 27.5 and 25.5. Penn Dot currently has two front end loaders and a snow-blower working to clear a huge drift in this...
  • After Weeks Of Progress Budget Talks Break Down

    After Weeks Of Progress Budget Talks Break Down
    After weeks of delays and protests, movement on the budget was taking place. An end looked promising, but negotiations have broken down. "The time has come for the leadership to get together, and lock themselves in a room and get this resolved," Senate...