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State county grants to fund new trails at Hawk Mountain

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State, county grants to fund new trails at Hawk Mountain

It was a public celebration at Hawk Mountain in Albany Township Tuesday afternoon as officials gathered to announce a new capital upgrade project.

Theodore Van Kirk

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Last Enola Gay crewman dies; was frequent WWII Weekend guest

The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima has died in Georgia.

Derrick Redcay homecoming

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Derrick Redcay welcomed home by crowd of supporters

Derrick Redcay arrived home Tuesday to a crowd of family, friends and other supporters holding red balloons and wearing "Redcay Strong" t-shirts.
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Police: Woman stole from mall multiple times

A Pottsville woman is facing charges for allegedly trying to steal from a mall in Schuylkill County.

July 25 Metro Bank, Exeter robbery

Exeter, Baltimore police working together on unsolved holdups

Police in two states are trying to determine whether the same man may be responsible for a pair of bank robberies roughly 100 miles apart.

New Holland borough sign

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Police: Dead baby found in trash; charges pending

Authorities are working to determine what charges should be filed in the case of a premature baby found dead and disposed of in the trash.

City Council RAWA come to an agreement

City Council, RAWA announce preliminary agreement

The water dispute in the city of Reading is finally coming to an end.

Mount Penn and Lower Alsace merger will be on the ballot

The Municipality of Antietam Valley will go to public vote in November

The Mount Penn Borough Council and the Lower Alsace Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Monday night to authorize the merger of the two communities into the Municipality of Antietam Valley.

Police pursuit of bank robber

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Bank robbery suspect, getaway driver nabbed after police pursuit

A suspected bank robber and the woman accused of driving the getaway car are in custody following a high-speed pursuit through downtown Reading.

Reading Mayor, Vaughn Spencer

Reading City Council awards contracts, moves forward with projects

Reading City Council introduced the fourth addendum to the lease agreement with the Reading Area Water Authority (RAWA) Monday night following a press conference held by the two groups introducing the preliminary agreement.


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    On this day: July 29

    Vincent van Gogh dies, the Summer Olympics return after World War II, Jack Paar debuts on the "Tonight" show, Dylan crashes his motorcycle, and Prince Charles marries Diana, all on this day.

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