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Berks County

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  • 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...
  • 3rd Set Of Human Remains Found in Reading

    3rd Set Of Human Remains Found in Reading
    Investigators have discovered a third set of human remains at a Berks County apartment where they found the remains of an infant and a fetus in a cooler late last month. Investigators said Thursday that they removed the latest set of remains from a...
  • Pa. Coroner: Infant Bones Yield Little Information

    (AP) - A coroner in eastern Pennsylvania says autopsies on three sets of infant skeletons found in a woman's apartment revealed little about their deaths. Berks County Coroner Dennis Hess said Sunday that X-rays showed no signs of bone injuries. But he...
  • 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...
  • How do I find the best summer activities for my children?

    Q: Last year, I put off signing up my children for summer activities and found I was too late for many. We had a patched-together summer of doing what we could find. I want to do better this year. What's available, or how do I begin my search? A: Finding...
  • 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...