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Berks County

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  • Gov Corbett: 500 New Jobs created Dollar General distribution center in Berks county

    Gov Corbett: 500 New Jobs created Dollar General distribution center in Berks county
    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...
  • Helping veterans save a buck

    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'...
  • PA Welfare fraud adjudications for October released

    PA Welfare fraud adjudications for October released
    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...
  • Pennsylvania State Police Look for Escaped Criminal in Berks County

    Pennsylvania State Police Look for Escaped Criminal in Berks County
    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...
  • Two proposals eye school property tax reform

    Two proposals eye school property tax reform
    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...
  • New Jersey Man Charged with 3rd Degree Murder in Death of Kutztown University Student

    New Jersey Man Charged with 3rd Degree Murder in Death of Kutztown University Student
    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...
  • First positive West Nile mosquito of season found in Berks County

    First positive West Nile mosquito of season found in Berks County
    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...
  • Governor Corbett: Flags at half-staff in honor of National Peace Officers Memorial Day

    Governor Corbett: Flags at half-staff in honor of National Peace Officers Memorial Day
    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...
  • Fish, deer are turning on with cooler temperatures

    Fish, deer are turning on with cooler temperatures
    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...
  • Angled utility poles along Route 222 are temporary

    Angled utility poles along Route 222 are temporary
    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...
  • Sex among students ill-advised but not illegal

     Sex among students ill-advised but not illegal
    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)...
  • Pennsylvania's lawyers will protect you against yourself

    Pennsylvania's lawyers will protect you against yourself
    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...