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Fentanyl, Cocaine Seized In Berks County Drug Bust: DA

Thousands of dollars worth of fentanyl and cocaine along with paraphernalia were seized from a 72-year-old man in a Berks County bust, authorities said. Angel M. Torres-Hernandez became the center of an investigation in May, when authorities learned he was allegedly selling cocaine from his home in Reading, Chief County Detective Michael J. Gombar said.
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2 men convicted in 2020 fatal shooting of man in Reading

READING, Pa. - The Berks County District Attorney is announcing the conviction by a jury for Joewel Keita and Devon Starr. The DA posted on Twitter saying Keita and Starr were convicted of 1st degree murder and related charges connected to the fatal shooting of Albert Pena-Pena in Reading. Officials...
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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...
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Miller repeats as area’s top tennis player

Coming into this past spring tennis season, Aaron Miller was relaxed. Miller, the 2021 Schuylkill League golf champion, had already figured out his college plans. He will attend Indiana Wesleyan University to continue both his golf and academic career. Miller’s success on the links fueled one of the best tennis...

Lebanon County crash leaves one woman dead

LEBANON COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) — A two-vehicle fatal car crash occurred at the intersection of South Pine Grove Street and Greble Road in Bethel Township at approximately 1:08 p.m. on June 30. Jennifer Ludwig, 37, of Myerstown was transported to Hershey Medical Center where she died due to injuries...

Kicking off the holiday weekend at Beltzville

CARBON COUNTY, Pa. — Soaking up the sun at Beltzville State Park near Lehighton is how many people chose to kick off the long holiday weekend. "I'm hanging with a couple friends. We're just enjoying a nice day, a nice friday and Summer just started so we're just trying to start it off right," said Kyla Rodriguez, Bethlehem.
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St. Luke’s opens 24-hour clinic in old Gnaden Huetten hospital

Just under 53 million people who struggle with mental health in the United States were not receiving any care as recently as two years ago. St. Luke’s University Health Network cut the ribbon Thursday afternoon on a 24-hour walk-in mental health clinic in Lehighton that it hopes will help address that shortfall.

Bloomsburg University nursing students earn perfect exam scores

Bloomsburg, Pa. — A class of 13 nursing students managed to score a 100 percent first-time pass rate for this year's National Certification Exam. The students, specializing in anesthesia, are the second group from Bloomsburg to achieve a 100 percent first-time pass rate. The group also has a 100 percent employment rate. The national first-time pass rate for the certification exam is 85.2 percent. ...
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Mr. Anthracite competition returns to Pottsville July 9

As pastor of Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hegins and St. James Lutheran Church in Pitman, Warren Egebo is a man of the cloth. As a contestant in 14 bodybuilding shows in five states, he is also a man of the crunch.

Schuylkill County Law Enforcement Donates Bulletproof Vests to Ukraine

On Friday, a special presentation was held on the steps of St. Michael's Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Shenandoah. A few months prior, O'Connor Law, of Frackville, reached out to Schuylkill County's law enforcement agencies asking for donations of helmets, body armor, bulletproof vests, boots, and other protective gear to assist Ukrainian military, fire fighters, police officers, and aid workers.
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K-pop fans wait in the heat ahead of Dreamcatcher concert in Reading

READING, Pa. - People braved the heat to stand in line ahead Reading's K-Pop concert Friday night. Dreamcatcher will perform at the Santander Arena at 7 p.m. The 7-member girl group is known for its choreography. A fan from Seattle says he drove to Reading after watching Dreamcatcher's first show...

Crystal Cave near Kutztown celebrates 150th anniversary

Historic Crystal Cave near Kutztown celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Grand Illumination of the cave on July 16. “The significance of this anniversary is called The Grand Illumination which happened on May 25, 1872 when the cave was first opened to the public. It was also proclaimed that day as Pennsylvania’s Greatest Natural Wonder,” said Jim DeLong, President, Crystal Cave. “We are unique because of our ornate formations and diamond-like crystals. We are also the first show cave in Pennsylvania and 5th oldest to be open in the country. I would like to think that visitors have an educating and memorable experience of the beauty of nature underground.”

Police Investigating Theft of 1997 Triumph Daytona T595 Motorcycle

RICHLAND TWP, PA — The Richland Township Police say they are investigating the theft of the pictured yellow 1997 Triumph Daytona T595 motorcycle bearing Pennsylvania registration OVY85 that occurred overnight on June 26, 2022. The motorcycle was stolen from a repair shop located on Doylestown Pike, Bucks County. Anyone...
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Jim Thorpe tops Tamaqua

Besides having a dominant pitcher, it may be the ultimate advantage in the Little League ranks. Jim Thorpe showed Friday night in an elimination game in the District 18 10-12-year-old tournament that it is one savvy ball club. Thorpe’s base running prowess and smart defensive plays throughout the game, paired with an impressive 12 hits, helped it come away with an 11-6 victory over Tamaqua.
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Awards given at Lions Club’s Annual Charter Observance

The Bowmanstown-Parryville Lions Club held its 46th Annual Charter Observance on Monday at the Bowmanstown Volunteer Fire Company Hall. Toastmaster Lion Earl Reabold introduced honored guests Past District Governor Gary Bender and his wife Lion Melissa. 2022 Scholastic Achievement Award recipients were Gracie Everett, Palmerton Area High School; Callie Hayman,...

What to Expect at the 2022 Best of the Lehigh Valley Party

The Best of the Lehigh Valley Party is back! It’s been a long 3 years since we’ve been able to celebrate with you, but we’re back and excited for you to celebrate with us once again on Thursday, July 21st from 7-10 p.m. at Delta Hotels by Marriott Allentown (formerly the Holiday Inn Breinigsville).