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3 Berks establishments cited for liquor control violations

State police have cited three Berks establishments on selling alcohol to minors and other liquor control violations. Troopers with the Liquor Control Enforcement Bureau issued the following citations in June:. • Paradise by the Slice, 69 E. Penn Ave., Wernersville, transporting malt or brewed beverages without a license in January...
BERKS COUNTY, PA
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$88K worth of drugs, paraphernalia seized in Reading

READING, Pa. - A Reading man is behind bars after officers discovered $88,000 worth of drugs and paraphernalia. The Berks County District Attorney reports the investigation surrounding Angel Manuel Torres-Hernandez started in May. Torres-Hernandez was identified by police as a drug dealer who was selling cocaine within the City of Reading.
READING, PA

Fentanyl Trafficking Network Dismantled In Pre-Dawn NJ Bust: Prosecutor

A fentanyl trafficking network was dismantled by authorities who seized nearly a quarter-pound of the highly-lethal drug, two handguns and several thousand dollars in suspected drug money, the Union County Prosecutor's Office announced. The three-month investigation concluded before dawn on June 20 with the execution of search warrants across Phillipsburg,...
LINDEN, NJ
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New Berks store offers curios, 'upcycled' furniture, more

JEFFERSON TWP. - Ginny Usher’s life has had an eclectic quality. A career hairstylist, she also is an avid furniture painter and sign maker. Born and raised in Kansas, she moved to Pennsylvania 10 years ago. That broad-ranging vibe can be found in The Purple Pelican, a store Usher...
BERKS COUNTY, PA

New Lehigh Valley brewery, with impressive waterfront set-up, to debut indoor tasting room next week

A new Lehigh Valley brewery is celebrating more than America’s independence from Great Britain this weekend. Rising River Brewing, at 1955 Willow Lane in the East Texas section of Lower Macungie Township, also is celebrating its soon-to-be independence from an outdoor tent, which has served as its temporary tasting room for the past six months. The brewery’s indoor facility passed its final ...
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Allentown police save man after he jumps in canal to flee them

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - A man jumped in the water to run away from police in Allentown, but then needed the officers to save him from drowning. Allentown officers spotted an unoccupied car in Canal Park around 1 a.m. Friday, said Allentown police in a news release. A man and woman...
ALLENTOWN, PA
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The Pyramid to permanently close its doors this evening

A popular fitness center in Lehighton will permanently close its doors as of this evening. The Pyramid, at 230 Ochre St., will end its decadelong stint at 9 o’clock. Alyssa Spotts posted the following message on The Pyramid’s Facebook page June 2. “In my nine years of employment...
LEHIGHTON, PA

Want to see a 100-year-old funhouse? It’s opening for the first time in over a decade.

In the age of SnapChat and Netflix, it’s not often you get to walk into a place like Hilarity Hall. Volunteers at Bushkill Park in Forks Township claim it’s the oldest funhouse in America. Nobody knows for sure how old it is. Volunteers found insurance records for the funhouse dating back to 1927. One volunteer believes he could date the facade paint back to 1918. If it’s not the oldest funhouse in America, it’s certainly up there.
FORKS TOWNSHIP, PA

Northampton Racecar Ace Zooms into the Sport’s History Books

In 2021, Northampton resident Matt Hirschman drove himself to the racecar history books, becoming the first four-time winner of a high-profile race in Mass. For 2022, however, he cemented his top spot, winning the title consecutively (another record) and the fifth time overall. Race Day Connecticut covered the achievement. Hirschman’s...
NORTHAMPTON, PA
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Details for Discover Lansdale’s July First Friday Announced

Looking to build off of June’s highly successful ‘Bark in the Borough’ First Friday event, Discover Lansdale is back with the red-white-and-blue details for July’s American-themed festivities. July First Friday is scheduled for July 1 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. along the 300 block of...
LANSDALE, PA
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Officers justified in shooting man with knife in Hatfield, DA says

HATFIELD TWP., Pa. - The police officers who shot a man armed with a knife in Hatfield Township were justified in their use of force, according to the Montgomery County district attorney's office. Police commanded the man, identified as 28-year-old Sircar Brown, to drop the knife more than 60 times...
HATFIELD, PA
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