Coroner seeking next of kin for Reading man
READING, Pa. - The Berks County Coroner's Office is trying to locate next of kin for a Reading man. Officials say 71-year-old Porfirio Acevedo-Morales was found deceased in his Reading home of natural causes. Anyone with information can contact the Berks County Coroner’s Office @ 610-478-3280.
Pa. man pleads guilty to second homicide, gets another life sentence
A man already serving a life sentence for a Lycoming County murder has received a second such term in Berks County in another homicide case. Tyree Rasheen Cleveland, 39, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Friday in Reading in connection with a Sept. 11 homicide in that city. Police believe he...
Berks County Commissioners award contract to replace Ebling Memorial Bridge
READING, Pa. –The Berks County Commissioners on Thursday voted to award a $3.76 million contract for a project to replace the Ebling Memorial Bridge, which crosses Bernhardt Creek on Spring Valley Road, Muhlenberg Township. The contract was awarded to Kinsley Construction, Inc., York. The bridge, which is currently owned...
'That damage is fierce': Berks historian inspects crash-damaged covered bridge
OLEY TWP., Pa. — Berks County historian George Meiser IX observed the damage to the Griesemer's Mill covered bridge on Spangsville Road in Oley Township following a crash Monday night. "Wow," Meiser said. "Certainly hate to see this." The Earl Township Vol. Fire Co. said it responded around 9...
Berks student recognized for life-saving efforts
Corey Robertson is a student at John Paul II Center in Shillington. He's graduating next week and looking back on a remarkable year.
Penske Logistics adding offices in Chicago and New Jersey; also adding employees in Berks
CUMRU TWP., Pa. — Penske Logistics is opening offices in Chicago and Edison, New Jersey, while adding staff elsewhere, including Berks County. The freight broker said 80 employees will work at the Chicago office on West Madison Street, and 25 to 30 will work in Edison. "We are opening...
Historic Bridge Badly Damaged In Berks County Crash That Trapped Passenger
Firefighters in Berks County mounted a rescue mission in the dark late on Monday, May 29 after a historic bridge was badly damaged in a car accident, they said in a release. Rescue workers got the call just after 9 p.m., said the Earl Township Volunteer Fire Company on Facebook. Joined by the …
Pride month kicks off in West Reading with flag raising ceremony
To signify the beginning of Pride month, members of Reading Pride Celebration, along with residents and local elected officials gathered in front of West Reading Borough Hall to raise the Pride flag. “It’s an honor to see so many of you here today celebrating diversity and inclusivity in our community....
Action Movie-Making Due in June in Robeson Township
ROBESON TOWNSHIP – A large wooded area along the 700 block of Green Hills Road in Robeson Township, Berks County, is about to take its place in movie-making history. Douglassville-based film producer Harrison Stengle, who according to FilmFreeway.com creates “experimental, unorthodox” works that involve “non-traditional plot innovation,” is scheduled to film a night-time combat action movie there. The production team will be on-site between June 3 (Saturday) and June 15 (Thursday) nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., the township Police Department reported.
The top 10 places people in Berks County are looking to buy homes
Stacker compiled statistics about where people in Berks County are looking to buy homes using cross-market demand and monthly inventory data from Realtor.com.
Wildfires could impact Berks History Center trip to Nova Scotia
Wildfires raging in Canada are causing air quality issues in the northeastern U.S.,and the fires may also lead to some changes for a Berks County group's upcoming trip to Nova Scotia. The group planned the trip months ago and planned to travel thousands of miles of colorful coastline, lush, green...
United Way Announces 2023 Summer Youth Volunteer Guide
The school year is nearing the end, and tweens and teens may be seeking ways to keep busy, to earn volunteer or community service hours and to gain new experiences during the summer. United Way of Berks County’s Volunteer Center is sharing the 2023 Summer Youth Volunteer Guide to provide...
A 'neurological emergency room on wheels' expands reach of care
SOUTH WHITEHALL TWP., Pa. — Emergency care for stroke victims now is available to a wider range of patients across the region. Lehigh Valley Health Network’s mobile stroke unit has teamed up with a Berks County ambulance company to expand its reach, the agencies announced Wednesday. The mobile...
Historic Oley Twp. bridge closed following crash
OLEY TWP., Pa. - Barricades block off the Griesemer's Mill Bridge in Oley Township. It is one of Berks County's five historic covered bridges. The bridge dates back to the 1800s. "At this time, the bridge is closed to traffic. The county has put out signs, notifying about that," said...
Members 1st Credit Union appoints next president/CEO
Mike Wilson has been named the next president and CEO for Members 1st Credit Union. Wilson, who currently serves as the credit union’s chief experience officer, was named to the new position by the credit union’s board of directors, and will assume the new position on July 1.
Berks County Football Coaches Association announces six-member 2023 Hall of Fame Class
The Berks County Football Coaches Association will induct six into its Hall of Fame at its annual banquet Sunday, June 4, at Green Valley Country Club. The Hall’s 20th Class is players Chad Henne, Matt Lytle, Greg Storr, James Bryandt and coaches Ron Zeiber and Bob Dudek. The Hall...
Berks commissioners sign proclamation advocating for mental health awareness
Two local students are shining a light on teen mental health. Wyomissing High School juniors Vanesa Aguay and Tyler Nolt visited with the Berks County commissioners last week. They brought with them a proclamation they had written recognizing May 23 as Teen Mental Health Awareness Day in Berks County. “Most...
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