Local professionals disciplined by state boards
These disciplinary and licensing actions were announced recently by Pennsylvania's licensing boards against professionals who live and work in the Lehigh Valley area. The information is taken verbatim from the PA Department of State's website, where you can find all of the...
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Christian Helsel (Altoona, Pa.) had three hits for Penn State, but early miscues and a late surge by No. 23 Texas A&M resulted in a 15-2 defeat of the Nittany Lions in non-conference baseball action Saturday afternoon in Blue Bell Park.
Reading crash and grab: Bandits attempt to blow open ATM machine
Reading police are on the hunt for some brazen bandit who drove a SUV into an ATM and tried to steal the money inside. It happened at the corner of West Oley and McKnight streets on Thursday around 1:30 a.m. and it was captured on surveillance video. In the video you can see the driver position himself in front of the bodega before he hits the gas to jump the curb. After smashing into the ATM ...
Developer determined to welcome tenants to fire-ravaged building
The cold weather has delayed construction efforts at a former Reading outlet center building, which was ravaged by fire. Mother nature has not been kind to the construction crews working to repair the millions of dollars in damage at North Eighth and Oley streets. The sixth floor is glazed over in ice. On Monday, workers chipped away to prevent even more water damage to the rest of the building ...
Here are the top regional winners from the 2015 Pennsylvania Farm Show
Contestants from the Berks County region, including parts of Chester, Lancaster, Lebanon and Montogmery counties, more than 1,200 top awards at the 2015 Pennsylvania Farm Show. Listed below by department are the top three winners.
A project to improve the intersection of PA 61 and Tuckerton Road in Muhlenberg Twp begins January 28. A project to rehabilitate US-422 in Amity and Douglass townships begins Dec 8.
Drifting snow causes truck to go off road, hit pole in Oley
Drifting snow is to blame for at least one accident in Berks County, according to police. A pickup truck slid off Route 73 near Bertolet Mill Road in Oley Township around 9:30 a.m. Friday, police said. The truck hit a utility police, but the driver managed to escape injury. Route 73 remained closed to traffic until a PennDOT crew could respond and salt the slippery road.
Power outage in Reading's historical district
Residents of the historical district in Reading are dealing with a power outage on this cold winter day. According to Met-Ed's website, 21 to 100 customers are affected by the outage in the area of West Oley Street and McKnight Street. It says crews have arrived on scene to fixed damaged equipment. Met-Ed originally said the power would be restored by 6:30 this morning but now the company says 9 ...
Two more attempted lurings in Reading
Police are investigating two more reports of child luring attempts in Reading. But while working the cases, detectives are asking children and parents to report the alleged incidents immediately. "The faster we are notified, obviously the faster we can respond to these situations in the area and increase the likelyhood of positive leads," said Captain Madison Winchester, Reading Police ...
Bulletin Board: Program on Pennsylvania German dialogue with Europe set for Oley
The Oley Valley Dutch Club presents "Relationships Across the Atlantic" about efforts to foster communications between the Pennsylvania Germans and Europe.