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Police release names of 2 firefighters killed battling blaze in Schuylkill County

WEST PENN TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS) -- Authorities have identified the two firefighters killed battling a blaze in Schuylkill County Wednesday afternoon.59-year-old Marvin Gruber and 36-year-old assistant fire chief Zachary Paris died fighting the fire at a home in West Penn Township Wednesday afternoon.Both worked for the New Tripoli Fire Company in Lehigh County.One person was also found dead outside of the home. Officials say that person's death may not be related to the fire.Two people who lived in the home made it out and are being helped by the Red Cross.Pennsylvania fire companies have been sharing to tributes to the fallen firefighters on social media.
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Protest staged outside soon-to-close ICE center in Berks

BERN TWP., Pa. — People turned out Wednesday morning for a protest outside the Berks County Residential Center in Berks County. The protesters shared stories of challenges at the county-owned facility, which has long been leased by the federal government to house asylum-seeking migrants. Many focused on missing loved ones and concerns about deportation.
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State flags ordered to be flown at half-staff for firefighters

HARRISBURG, DAUPHIN COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — The Commonwealth will have flags flown at half-staff to honor several firefighters who died in the line of duty. Governor Wolf has ordered all commonwealth flags state-wide to be flown at half-staff to honor two firefighters who died fighting a fire in Schuylkill County fire along with another who died […]
SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA

First responders hold press conference after deadly fire

NEW TRIPOLI, LEHIGH COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Hearts are heavy in Lehigh County after state police and first responders held a press conference providing us with more information as to what happened in the deadly fire Wednesday afternoon. Officials say dozens of fire departments from three counties responded to a West Penn Township home along Clamtown […]
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Defendant takes stand on 3rd day of road rage homicide trial

Dec. 8—POTTSVILLE — Tamiir Ion Whitted took the stand on his own behalf Wednesday, telling a jury what happened in his eyes that fateful day in 2021 when he allegedly stabbed an Orwigsburg man to death following a road rage incident. Under questioning by his attorney — David...
POTTSVILLE, PA
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Berks soldier's son: Attack created 'total confusion'

SOUTH HEIDELBERG TWP., Pa. — Sitting with detailed letters, Douglas Didyoung shared stories about his father, George Didyoung, a World War II veteran who was born in the Reading area. Didyoung said his father made it to ninth grade, before going to work for his family. In June 1941,...
READING, PA
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Pottsville Man Gets 60 Months In Prison For Drug And Gun Offenses

Judge Malachy E. Mannion of the U.S. District Court has sentenced a man from Pottsville to 60 months in prison for narcotics trafficking and criminal use of a handgun. Casian Amir Jackson-Flowers, 22, was sentenced, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Jackson-Flowers previously pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm with a destroyed serial number and over 50 grams of methamphetamine and 40 grams of fentanyl with the intent to distribute.
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Tractor-trailers create double trouble on Route 222

ONTELAUNEE TWP., Pa. — A pair of mishaps involving tractor-trailers made a mess of travel along Route 222 between Reading and Allentown on Wednesday. One of the tractor-trailers jackknifed on the ramp from Route 222 North to the Allentown Pike in Ontelaunee Township. That happened around 10 a.m. The truck was reported to be leaking fuel.
READING, PA

Berks Judge Dies; Flags Lowered Across PA

Berks County Court of Common Pleas Judge Paul M. Yatron has died, Gov. Tom Wolf announced on Tuesday, Dec. 6. Yatron, who had served in Berks since 2006 and was most recently elected in 2015, had previously worked in the county district attorney's office, the state attorney general's office, and the state auditor general's office, according to his obituary in the Reading Eagle.
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Vet, 94, recalls brother's time serving at Pearl Harbor

READING, Pa. — A veteran who served in World War II is remembering his brother who was there on Pearl Harbor. Veteran Lou Cinfici, 94, served several tours, earning many honors in a career that started in his teens. His brother, Joseph, was at Pearl Harbor during the attack....
READING, PA
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Two firefighters die battling West Penn Twp. fire

CLAMTOWN — Two firefighters died Wednesday while battling a house fire in West Penn Twp., and a third person was found dead from a gunshot wound, authorities said. The Schuylkill County Communications Center received a call at 3:53 p.m. for a fully involved fire with entrapment at 1121 Clamtown Road, off Route 443, about 4 miles south of Tamaqua.
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New era at Hamburg as the Hawks soaring high early-on

HAMBURG, Pa. - The Hamburg boys basketball team has gotten off to a hot start in the new campaign. The Hawks already looking to surpass their win total from a season ago. Kevin McFarland has taken the reigns of this program and his imprints from a coaching standpoint has already shown through three games this season. That, and his son, along with Conner Licklider and Xander Menapace have proven to be quite the backcourt together.
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