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6 suspects still sought in Berks drug ring linked to overdoses

Six suspects connected to a Berks County drug ring that was raided this week are still at large, officials said Friday. The early morning raids Wednesday brought down the Reading-based operation that led to 101 people being hospitalized with overdoses in September, District Attorney John T. Adams said Thursday. Six...
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Retiring Cutillo Couple Looks for New Restaurant Operator

SANATOGA PA – John and Mary Cutillo had hoped to assemble family members, friends, and a selected group of patrons for a special dinner later this month inside Cutillo’s Restaurant, 2688 E. High St. It likely would have been an informal occasion, filled with laughter, poignant memories and, of course, excellent cuisine. It also would have celebrated an important, long-considered decision.

RSV vs. COVID: Here’s how you can tell the difference

(NEXSTAR) – Recently, it become the most prevalent virus among children in the Denver area. It has contributed to rising pediatric hospitalization rates in San Diego. And no, it’s not COVID-19. It’s RSV. RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus, causes mild, cold-like symptoms. While most people recover in...
Daily Local News

All aboard for new train station in Coatesville

COATESVILLE — Work at the $65 million Amtrak train station at Fleetwood Street is underway following an official Oct. 21, 2021 groundbreaking attended by Gov. Tom Wolf. According to a release issued by the 2nd Century Alliance, the new station is being developed to provide ADA accessibility and improve station function and amenities, while supporting station-area revitalization.
Reading Eagle

Schuylkill Haven School District sports center nears completion

Whether Schuylkill Haven Area School District Superintendent Dr. Shawn Fitzpatrick heard echoes of Kevin Costner proclaiming, “If we build it, they will come,” or if it was the lightbulb that went off in his head at a Giants vs. Eagles game two years ago, he pitched his vision of a sports performance center to the school board in the beginning of 2020.

Local Reenactor Interprets the ‘Tough Broad’ Behind the 1800s Rise of Coatesville Steel

Reenactor Susannah Brody, reviving Rebecca Lukens, 1800s leader of what became Lukens Steel.Image via Daily Local News. Although Susannah Brody’s reenactment of Rebecca Lukens — owner of the 1800s steel mill that became Lukens Steel — in a period bonnet and dress, that’s where the feminine stereotypes end. Brody then portrays Lukens as the “tough broad” (her words) who went onto become America’s first female industrialist. Bill Rettew hammered out the story for the Daily Local News.

Allentown Man Steals Vehicle in Schuylkill County and Leads Police in Pursuit into the Lehigh Valley

An Allentown man is facing multiple charges after he stole a car in Pottsville on Wednesday and led police in a pursuit across 3 counties. According to Pottsville Chief of Police, Richard Wojciechowsky, on Wednesday, January 19th, 2022 around 8:19am, Pottsville Police were dispatched to the 300 block of West Race Street for a motor vehicle theft that had just occurred.
Reading Eagle

Reading Pride Celebration Festival moving to Muhlenberg Township

The Reading Pride Celebration Festival is on the move. The organization that hosts the annual event, Reading Pride Celebration, announced Friday that the 2022 edition of the festival will be held at Jim Dietrich Park in Muhlenberg Township because the event is outgrowing its previous location at Centre Park in Reading.

Two Applicants So Far for Pottsgrove Board Vacancy

LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – The Monday (Jan. 24, 2022) deadline is looming for Pottsgrove School District residents who are interested in filling the existing vacancy on its school board. So far, two people have submitted the appropriate paperwork to qualify for interviews, district Director of Community Relations Gary DeRenzo reports.