Coroner called to accident involving motorcycle in Berks County

The coroner was called to the scene of an accident in Heidelberg Township.

Phillipsburg Middle School band teacher arrested

Vincent J. Pettinelli, a music teacher at Phillipsburg Middle School accused of recording a student's "intimate body parts," was charged with invasion of privacy by Phillipsburg police Wednesday.

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Man to be charged with homicide in elderly mom's beating death

A Berks County man is facing homicide charges in the beating death of his 89-year-old mother, District Attorney John Adams announced Wednesday.

State trooper foils strong-armed robber

Off-duty state trooper breaks up robbery

A 15-year-old boy was arrested by Bethlehem police early Wednesday after police say he knocked down and attempted to rob a 36-year-old man who was walking home from work.

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Mom charged in case of baby found in trash bag

A Lancaster County woman has been charged in the case of her dead baby being disposed of in a trash bag.

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PSP: We shouldn't 'be bullied into lowering our standards'

The head of the Pennsylvania State Police said he hopes the United States Justice Department will withdraw a lawsuit that claims the agency's physical fitness standards for recruits discriminates against women.

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Brecknock couple picking up pieces after truck slams into home

A couple in Brecknock Township, Berks County, are picking up the pieces after a pickup truck crashed into their home off Alleghenyville Road on Tuesday.

Man faces charges for having sex with 13-year-old girl

A Monroe County man is facing charges after police said he had sex with a 13-year-old girl.

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9 most unhealthy chain-restaurant meals

Warning: These meals are hazardous to your health. Delicious, perhaps, but hazardous.

One Tank Trip Pottsgrove Manor

One Tank Trip: Pottsgrove Manor

Clothes said a lot in the 18th century. The styles of that time are still making a statement in Montgomery County.
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Is 2014 the deadliest year for flights?

Some may wonder if, statistically, the skies are getting more dangerous. They may ask themselves whether 2014 is trending toward one of the deadliest years in aviation history. Experts say don't be nervous.


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Walnutport man's get-rich-quick scheme backfires

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William P. Paukovits III, a 23-year-old male from Walnutport, Pa was an unwelcome patron at Square One Market in Allen Twp. where he tried his luck by attempting to make away with stolen lottery tickets.

Commissioners back rescue plan for Rest Haven


The Board of Commissioners of Schuylkill County Tuesday voted to help Rest Haven navigate a current cash flow squeeze.

Allentown downtown rebirth advancing at breakneck speed, Mayor says

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Allentonians are invited to share their views with city consultants on priorities for future actions shaping downtown Allentown infrastructure, land use, development policy and management, during two days in August.

Motorcycle operator injured in Lower Macungie crash

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A motorcycle was involved in an accident about 5:50 p.m. Wednesday in Lower Macungie Township.


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