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Tornado Watch #251 issued for Berks County

Update: Tornado Watch Canceled for Berks County. Original Post: The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch #251 for the Eastern Pennsylvania region, including Berks County, until 7pm Friday evening. A Tornado Watch means that conditions are favorable for the development of severe weather, including tornadoes, damaging winds, and...
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Delaware Landmark: Limestone Vale

It’s a piece of Pennsylvania-inspired architecture sitting in the middle of Ohio, and one can easily see why pioneer settler Daniel Stout chose this location on which to build. Limestone Vale, which consists of a limestone house and stone end barn, was built in the 1850s along what is...
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Berks DA warns store owners to stop selling illegal THC substances

READING, Pa. - The district attorney's office began investigating the sale of illegal THC products in Berks County after both DA John Adams and Senator Judy Schwank received a number of complaints about the products. "These items are dangerous especially for our children," says Adams. "Vape and smoke shops, and...
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Primary 2022: Ciarrocchi GOP winner in 6th Congressional District

The Associated Press has projected that Guy Ciarrocchi will win the four-way race for the Republican nomination in the 6th Congressional District. The former president of the Chester County Chamber of Commerce is in line to be the Republican nominee and earn a chance to square off with U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan this fall in the general election.
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Avian flu update in Berks County, Pennsylvania

BERKS COUNTY, Pa. — Another flock in Pennsylvania has tested positive for the avian flu. The flock is a commercial duck breeder in Berks County. A total of 7,200 birds have been affected in this latest case. Avian flu has impacted 15 flocks in Pennsylvania, including seven in Berks...
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Berks woman loses almost $115K in computer scam

ROCKLAND TWP., Pa. - A Berks County woman was scammed out of almost $115,000 after receiving a concerning alert on her computer. Pennsylvania State Police report the initial fraudulent theft happened on April 1, while the victim was in Washington State. The theft continued after she returned home to Rockland Twp.
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DEP issues air quality alert for Saturday in Lehigh Valley, Berks

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has declared a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for ozone for Saturday in multiple parts of Pennsylvania, including the Lehigh Valley-Berks area. Plenty of sunshine, light southwest winds, and high temperatures surpassing 90 degrees will likely contribute to 8-hour average concentrations of...
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Area animal rescues in need of more support

EXETER TWP., Pa. –"Well, from when I was little, I've always loved animals," Vicky Hoffman said. "I worked at one of our local shelters here for eight years, part time." As three foster dogs frolic under the early evening spring sun, a Joan Rivers quote comes to mind. "They...
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Berks woman loses nearly $115,000 in computer scam

A Berks County woman lost nearly $115,000 in a computer scam that began when she received an alert that her personal information was compromised and being used in criminal activity. It turned out the alert was a ruse to engage the 48-year-old Rockland Township resident and convince her to pay...
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Berks County Facing Criticism Over Technical Issues, Problems During Primary Election

Berks County election leaders are investigating a breakdown in the rollout of electronic poll books. WITF’s Anthony Orozco takes a look at the issue. Anthony Orozco is the Latino communities reporter for WITF. Anthony joined PA Post in May 2020 as a Report For America corps member and transitioned to WITF in August 2020. He has worked in central Pennsylvania as a journalist, poet and community organizer since graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Cincinnati in 2012.
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74th Berks County Armed Forces Day Parade

The Berks County Armed Forces Advisory Committee would like to welcome everyone back to this year’s Parade. We are highlighting the PA National Guard this year. Brigadier General Carl T. Reese will serve as the Reviewing Officer. SFC Ernesto Sobonilla will serve as the Parade Marshal. The Parade will...
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