Lower Pottsgrove Township, PA

4-vehicle crash began as Pa. state police pursuit, authorities say

An attempted traffic stop of two vehicles for “vehicle code violations” turned into a pursuit Tuesday night in Lehigh County, leading to a four-vehicle crash in Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania State Police report. A trooper at 7:18 p.m. tried to pull over a Ford Focus and a Nissan Sentra at Airport...
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Times News

Woman injured in Franklin rollover

An Allentown woman was injured Wednesday morning in a crash in Franklin Township. The incident occurred around 6:30 a.m. along Route 209 just north of the entrance to the turnpike. Police report the woman was traveling south and failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway, striking an earth embankment...
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Dinner-Show Combination Returns to Collegeville

COLLEGEVILLE PA – Ursinus College’s Theater and Dance Department has again joined the Collegeville Economic Development Corp. to offer a Dinner And A Show promotion featuring “Pride and Prejudice,” a play based on the novel by Jane Austen. “In the show, Mrs. Bennet is determined to see her four daughters...
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West Chester Man Arrested for Indecent Assault of Two Children

WEST CHESTER, PA — Police West Chester have arrested a man on Indecent Assault and related charges. Authorities state that two juveniles (female), 13 and 14 years old, reported that an adult who was known to them, Feliciano Jimenez-Segura, inappropriately touched them on more than one occasion at their residence located in the Borough of West Chester. After an investigation, Feliciano Jimenez-Segura, a 23-years-old white Hispanic male from West Chester, PA, was arrested.
Reading Eagle

Berks County’s annual juried holiday craft festival returns Nov. 6

Reading-Berks Guild of Craftsmen‘s annual Juried Holiday Fine Art and Craft Festival is back after being canceled last year due to COVID-19. The 71st annual show will be on Nov. 6, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 7, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. at Kutztown University’s O’Pake Fieldhouse on South Campus Drive (corner of Trexler Avenue and Baldy Street).

Villanova Basketball 2021-22 player preview: Eric Dixon

A lot of Villanova fans, myself included, thought last season would represent a major breakout campaign for local big-man Eric Dixon in his first year on the court for the Wildcats. That prediction did not come true as he seemingly had not yet earned the coaching staff’s full trust, with Jay Wright often preferring Jeremiah Robinson-Earl at center or even smaller-ball lineups. However, Dixon showed enough flashes in his 21 games played that hope remains high he can become an impact player as a redshirt sophomore in a thinned-out backcourt.

North Coventry Police Investigating Theft of Bicycle

POTTSTOWN, PA — The North Coventry Township Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance with locating a black and green Schwinn Mountain Bicycle. Authorities state that the Schwinn Bicycle was removed from the front porch of a residence in the 700 block of S. Hanover Street between the hours of 10:30 PM on October 25, 2021, and 6:00 AM on October 26, 2021. The Schwinn Bicycle was replaced with a blue and white MT20 BCA 6 Speed Bicycle with green zip ties on the left handlebar. Pictures of both bicycles are shown.

PennDOT Invites Public Comment on Lenhartsville Bridge Project

Virtual public meeting available online for 30 days; In-person public open house scheduled for Nov. 1. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will host an on-demand virtual public meeting for the I-78 Lenhartsville Bridge Replacement Project from noon on Oct. 25, 2021 to Nov. 24, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. The meeting can be accessed online by visiting There will also be an in-person public open house held on Nov. 1, 2021.
Reading Eagle

Mountain folklore: The Crone of Cumru, a fictional tale [opinion]

Editor’s note: This short story is author Dave Kline’s annual Halloween tale of fiction rooted in elemental truths, folklore and superstition. Like so many others from Wales and Great Britain, Enid Lewis left her birthland to make a perilous trip across the Atlantic Ocean back in the early 1700s. Enid was raised amidst the rugged and scenic beauty of Snowdonia, a Welsh region bejeweled with a crown of rugged mountains within its borders.

Franklin Flood Gives Back to Downingtown Nonprofit After Flood Devastation

Hurricane Ida brought devastating rainfall to Chester County, particularly Downingtown, where many people lost their homes and/or businesses due to flooding. Among them, in the heart of the borough, is P.A.A.L. (Preparing Adolescents with Autism for Adult Life), a program for adolescents with moderate to severe autism that establishes a professional collaboration among the educational system, families, and the community.

Reading to Receive State Grant to Increase Community Physical Activity

The Wolf Administration Tuesday announced WalkWorks grants to 10 communities totaling $160,000 to assist with the development of active transportation plans and policies to increase physical activity options by connecting everyday destinations in their locales. WalkWorks, a program of the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Pennsylvania Downtown Center, continues to benefit from its close partnership with the Department of Conversation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and its generous funding of two of the grant recipients.