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Allentown man shot while in parked car in Upper Macungie Township

A 21-year-old Allentown man is expected to recover after being shot while sitting in a parked car in Upper Macungie Township, Lehigh County. The shooting happened just after 1 a.m. Sunday in the 5800 block of Royal Fern Road. Police said his injuries are not life threatening. They don't have...
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Driver, 26, killed in northern Berks crash

A Shoemakersville man was killed in a weekend crash in Tilden Township, police announced Sunday. Norris Stanley Carl, 26, was transported to Geisinger St. Luke’s Hospital in Orwigsburg, where he was pronounced dead after the Saturday night crash in the 2200 block of Mountain Road, according to Tilden police Chief William J. McEllroy III.

Upper Uwchlan Township Board of Supervisors to Conduct Public Hearing on Ordinance to Eliminate F1 and F2 Flexible Development Overlay District

CHESTER SPRINGS, PA — The Upper Uwchlan Township Board of Supervisors recently announced that they will be conducting a public hearing on July 18, 2022, to consider and possibly adopt an Ordinance proposing to eliminate the F1 and F2 Flexible Development Overlay District from the Township Zoning Map. This would effectively remove the ability of property owners in these districts to apply for special exceptions that allow for more flexible development.

Hit and run damages light pole in Ephrata

EPHRATA, Pa. (WHTM) — Ephrata Police are investigating a hit and run accident that occurred during the evening hours of Saturday, July 2. Police say that the accident occurred around 10:16 p.m. at the Ephrata Borough Grater Park at 300 Cocalico Street. Officers discovered a light pole at the park was knocked over with damage to the pole, the light, and the base.

$500,000 added to PPL electric bill assistance program

Allentown, Pa. — The PPL Foundation, PPL Electric Utilities' charitable arm, has added a $500,000 contribution to a utility bill assistance program. The program, called Operation HELP, provides financial assistance to income-eligible families that are struggling with energy bills. The half-million dollar contribution was made after observing near-universal rising costs of living, according to PPL Foundation president Ryan Hill. “Rising costs have presented new challenges for many individuals and families,...

Downingtown Borough Police Department Is Accepting Applications

DOWNINGTOWN, PA — The Downingtown Borough Police Department recently announced it is now accepting applications for the position of full-time police officer. This agency offers a comprehensive benefits package and a starting salary of $72,000. If you are interested in becoming a police officer, submit an application to the department,
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Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority to hold 1st meeting July 6

READING, Pa. – A little more than two months after it was officially formed, the Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority will hold its first meeting Wednesday, July 6. The inaugural meeting of the SRPRA will largely be organizational, with the election of officers, adoption of bylaws and selection of a permanent office for the organization, among other initial tasks.

Pottstown cites High Street churches for feeding the needy

POTTSTOWN — Two High Street churches that provide free meals, essentials and services to those in need have been cited by the borough for violating the zoning code’s definition of “church” by undertaking those activities. Oddly, although other churches in town provide many of the same...

Can You Help Police Indentify This Person?

KENNETT SQUARE, PA — The Kennett Square Police are trying to identify the individual in a released photo. Authorities state that the Person of Interest is wanted for questioning in connection to a trespassing incident that occurred on May 28, 2022, in the 100 Block of West South Street.

Borough of Kennett Square Seeks New Councilmember

KENNETT SQUARE, PA —The Borough Council of Kennett Square recently announced that they are seeking a new Councilmember to fill an opening on the council. This term will run through December 31, 2023. Those interested in representing the community as a Councilmember can submit a letter of intent and...

Phoenixville Art Magazine gives a voice to local artists

PXV Art Mag is a Phoenixville based art magazine designed to not only spotlight local artists, but also help them connect with other artists and opportunities in the area. Founder, Emily Mullet started the magazine as a way for local artists to show their work, but recently the magazine has been updated to include many important resources for artists in the area. We caught up with her to discuss the launch of their fourth issue with the theme of “home”.