| Jun 19, 2012
| 10:40 AM
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...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 5:58 PM
Many restaurants, stores and other businesses will be offering Veterans Day discounts Sunday and Monday to current and former members of our armed forces.
To cash in, you may have to prove you served, which can be a problem for some veterans. They don'...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 8:34 AM
Nine Pennsylvania residents pleaded guilty to welfare fraud and/or were sentenced for their crimes during October, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) announced today.
"Being lenient with individuals who commit welfare fraud sends the message that it's...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 3:57 AM
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...
| May 7, 2012
| 3:13 AM
Times are tough and some legislators at the Capitol are looking to ease the tax burden on homeowners. Two proposals before the House of Representatives look to change the school property tax structure across the state.
Both bills are still in the early...
| May 8, 2012
| 3:37 PM
The Berks County DA charges a New Jersey man, Michael Morrone, of Marlton, with 3rd degree murder following the death of former Kutztown University student, 23 year old Christine McGhee, of Warminster, Bucks County.
Marrone is already serving a 5 to 20...
| May 10, 2012
| 12:17 PM
Pennsylvania today reported the earliest detection of a West Nile virus-carrying mosquito since testing began in 2000. The infected mosquito was found May 3 in Exeter Township, Berks County, the departments of Environmental Protection and Health announced...
| May 15, 2012
| 8:48 AM
Governor Tom Corbett today ordered all U.S. and Pennsylvania flags at commonwealth facilities statewide to be flown at half-staff today, Tuesday, May 15, to recognize National Peace Officers Memorial Day.
The U.S. Congress created Peace Officers Memorial...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 5:38 PM
About 30 people showed up mid-morning on Wednesday at Kaercher Creek Lake in eastern Berks County to check out the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission in action.
Mike Kaufmann, the Area 6 fisheries manager for the PFBC, and fish biologist Greg Murphy...
| Oct 21, 2012
| 7:44 PM
Q: We live in the Kutztown area and use Route 222 eastbound several times a month. Just about a half-mile after we pass the Terry Hill water park on the right side of 222, there are several utility poles leaning toward the highway. We've noticed this...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 4:04 PM
This may come as a terrible shock to certain school officials in Berks County, but some high school students have been known to (gasp) have sex with each other.
Even more shocking is the claim in a lawsuit that it is (gasp, agonized hand-wringing)...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 4:04 PM
It is cruel to expect people to be responsible for themselves and for what they do to themselves.
We need paladins like Ralph Bellafatto to protect us from the forces of evil, who lure and seduce us into behaviors over which we cannot be expected to...