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Berks County

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  • Bern Twp., Berks Co. - Interchange project at Rts. 222 & 183

    According to PennDOT, a project to reconstruct the US 222 interchange with PA 183 in Bern Township, Berks County will begin Monday (April 12). ''This project is designed to make the entire interchange more safe and efficient,'' District Executive Michael...
  • Clean and Green Landscape Makeover Contest Rules

    1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR CLAIM A PRIZE. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR OTHERWISE RESTRICTED BY LAW. 2. ELIGIBILITY: The "Clean 'n Green Landscape Makeover" ("Sweepstakes") is open only to legal...
  • 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...
  • New Pa Dog Law Keeping Problem Puppy Mills In Lancaster And Berks Counties Out Of Business

    New Pa Dog Law Keeping Problem Puppy Mills In Lancaster And Berks Counties Out Of Business
    The Dog Law passed in 2008 is keeping problem commercial kennel operators out of business, says the Department of Agriculture. Scarlet-Maple Farm Kennel in Lancaster County, owned by Daniel P. Esh; the adjoining Twin Maple Farm Kennel in Lancaster...
  • Fire Company Helps Berks County Library Hit Hard by State Budget Delay

    Fire Company Helps Berks County Library Hit Hard by State Budget Delay
    The Bethel-Tulpehocken Public Library got hit hard like many other Pennsylvania libraries due to state budget impasse. The library will lose $15,000 in state funding and expects more funding cuts once the budget is passed. Staff and hours have been cut in...
  • Inmate Charged in Murder of Reading Barber

    Inmate Charged in Murder of Reading Barber
    Authorities in eastern Pennsylvania say a man has been charged with killing a barber during a botched robberylast fall. Officials say 38-year-old Antoine Williams of Reading is charged with first-, second- and third-degree murder as well as robbery, a...
  • Reading Man Stopped For DUI Gives Cops His Brother's Identity

    Reading Man Stopped For DUI Gives Cops His Brother's Identity
    Police say an eastern Pennsylvania man stopped for suspected drunken driving used the identity of his brother, who was away on his honeymoon. When 42-year-old Bernard Marrero, of Reading, returned from his honeymoon last month, he was arrested for DUI....
  • One-Vehicle Accident in Berks County Kills Two People

    One-Vehicle Accident in Berks County Kills Two People
    Emergency officials say a one-vehicle crash in eastern Pennsylvania has killed two people. Berks County authorities say the crash happened shortly after 2 a.m. Thursday at Oakhaven Road and Short Lane in Richmond Township. An accident reconstruction...
  • 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...
  • ARCHIVES: 1908 Boyertown fire to 170 led to safety reforms

    Fifteen-year-old Claude E. Croll was singing in the chorus of the Sunday  school's special program at the Rhoads Opera House in Boyertown on the evening of Jan. 13, 1908, when suddenly he heard a hissing sound. Suddenly, the cry of `fire' was heard across...