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Berks County

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  • Cockfighting raid on Bernville farm leads to charges; seizure of more than 100 birds

    A raid on a Berks County farm suspected of operating a cockfighting ring has led to criminal charges against one of the suspected owners of the fighting roosters seized by animal cruelty investigators. The Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of...
  • Sandhill crane spotted in Trexlertown

    Trexlertown doesn't just draw cyclists from all over the world. The home to the world-renowned Valley Preferred Cycling Center is also making some area news for birders. For the second straight year, a sandhill crane has been a verified visitor to the...
  • Signals planned at Schantz Road and Routes 222 and 863

    Signals planned at Schantz Road and Routes 222 and 863
    Q: According to a recent Morning Call article, temporary traffic lights will be installed on Route 222 where it meets Schantz Road, and where it meets Route 863 just to the east. Why would the lights be temporary? There is no doubt that a safety upgrade...
  • Three more men accuse ex-congressional aide of sexual advances, court documents show

    Two young men told police Timothy Smith, the top aide of longtime U.S. Rep. Tim Holden, brought them to the basement of his Muhlenberg Township home, gave them alcohol and made unwanted sexual advances. More than 20 years before that episode, Smith...
  • Pair charged in $3.6 million local PennDOT theft

    A contractor and an inspector have been charged with the theft of $3.6 million from the state Department of Transportation in an ongoing investigation of the agency's district covering the five counties in southeastern Pennsylvania, Attorney General...
  • Green PennDOT service trucks still towing strong

    Q: Driving Route 22 every day from Bethlehem to west Allentown, I have noticed that the PennDOT Highway Service Patrol vehicles have been a welcome addition to aid motorists. However, nowhere on the trucks is a phone number. On numerous occasions I have...
  • A honey of a brew: Pair opens Allentown's first meadery

    It's one of the oldest fermented beverages in the world, but until recently many people had never even heard of mead. Now the ancient drink, which was mentioned in "Beowulf" and found in Egyptian tombs, has come to Allentown. In January, Greg Heller-...
  • Here are the latest doctors, nurses, barbers, real estate agents and other professionals sanctioned by state boards

    These disciplinary and licensing actions were announced recently (July 7) 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,...
  • Obama administration acts to ease immigration legal crunch at border

    Obama administration acts to ease immigration legal crunch at border
    Facing pressure to address a widening crisis on the Southwest border, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to detain, process and ultimately deport the growing numbers of Central American children and families who already are...
  • Goats helping Hawk Mountain take bite out of weeds

    Hawk Mountain Sanctuary hired some new workers last month and, like a lot of summer help, they are getting low wages — $1 per day. In an attempt to rid Hawk Mountain of a noxious weed called Japanese stiltgrass, the sanctuary has been leasing goats...
  • Police use of radar keeps motorists safe

    This is a response to Paul Carpenter's column, "Police radar proposal is about money, not traffic safety." I have been a cop for more than 37 years, 32 with a large suburban New Jersey police department. Radar is used by municipal police in every state...