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KU Names Coley Executive Director, Curator for Center for Mallet Percussion Research
Author Tony Jack will lead Albright College discussion on ‘The Privileged Poor’. Dr. Matthew Coley has been named the executive director and curator for the Center for Mallet Percussion Research at Kutztown University. Coley brings more than a decade of arts administration experience to KU’s newly constructed Wells-Rapp Center for Mallet Percussion Research.
Pennsylvania chocolate factory explosion kills seven after two more bodies found
More bodies have been found as emergency crews continue to survey the site of the R.M. chocolate factory in Berks County, Pennsylvania, bringing the number of fatalities from Friday evening’s explosion to seven. West Reading Mayor Samantha Kaag released a statement Sunday that said two more bodies were located and that all victims have been discovered. Authorities are withholding their names at this time, she said. “Tonight we were able to announce that all seven presumptive missing have been found — please understand that this is still a devastating loss,” she wrote. “But we are truly grateful to bring closure to the families involved...
“I’m waiting here for them”: Former R.M. Palmer employee standing in solidarity and support for fallen co-workers
WEST READING, Pa. - The R.M. Palmer factory continues to be a scene of devastation and tragedy. “It was so unreal,” Sue Yelk of Reading said. “I could not believe what it looked like.”. But before Friday, it was a place where Sue Yelk of Reading, gave nearly...
Vehicle rollover on Rt. 222 at North Krocks Rd.
LOWER MACUNGIE TWP., Pa. - An accident occurred on Route 222 at North Krocks Rd. Sunday afternoon. A vehicle is rolled over. Multiple ambulances are on the scene. Stay tuned to WFMZ for more information as it becomes available.
RM Palmer Company issues message to employees after chocolate factory explosion
WEST READING, Pa. — After an fatal explosion at a candy factory in Berks County, the R.M. Palmer Company issued a message promising to support employees. Video above: Sunday morning's news conference on the explosion. This statement was posted on the company Facebook page:. "Dear R.M. Palmer Company Employees:
Humane Pennsylvania hosting 3-day free adoption weekend starting March 31
Spring offers a chance for warmth, growth, and new beginnings. Humane Pennsylvania is offering that same chance by hosting a three-day fee-waived adoption event, generously sponsored by A.J. Himmelsbach, NP (Dermatology), who works for DermDox Dermatology Centers in Wyomissing, PA. From Friday, March 31st until Sunday, April 2nd, ALL dogs,...
People come together to rally behind the West Reading community
People come together to rally behind the West Reading community. "It means a lot. This is our community, so you know a lot of people were impacted by this and it's a tragic event, so we want to do what we can to help them," said Avila.
Wanted felon jumps fence at Dorney Park to evade arrest, police say
LEHIGH COUNTY, Pa. - Police were led on a search through Dorney Park this weekend after a man wanted on multiple arrest warrants jumped a fence in an attempt to escape. The pursuit began when 31-year-old Thomas J. Davis Burgess fled from police at the Howard Johnson hotel on Hamilton Boulevard in Allentown. He was believed to be armed at the time, according to authorities.
Counselors and crisis response team prepared for students affected by explosion
WEST READING, Pa. - Reading and Wyomissing Area School Districts announced they are prepared to help students affected by the R.M. Palmer chocolate factory explosion. The Reading Area SD says they have a crisis response team in place for the moment when names of the victims are released. Wyomissing Area...
West Reading community joins together to support families, first respnders following devastating explosion
West Reading community joins together to support families, first respnders following devastating explosion. In the aftermath of the R.M. Palmer factory explosion, local organizations have established the West Reading Disaster Recovery Fund and, already, thousands of dollars have poured in for the families affected. WEST READING, Pa. - In the...
Before and after images show magnitude of West Reading explosion
WEST READING, Pa. - Before and after Images from above the scene show the magnitude of Friday's explosion. To the left is aerial footage of what the area of the R.M. Palmer Company used to look like. To the right, a drone image we shot this morning. As you can...
“All I can see is the faces of the people affected”: Eyewitness comforting those coming to grieve at disaster scene
WEST READING, Pa. - It’s another sleepless night along Second Avenue in West Reading. “I haven’t slept. It’s just constant all night working and all you can hear is machinery and the ambulances coming in and out,” said Luis Martinez of West Reading. Then, Luis Martinez...
R.M. Palmer employees to meet at local diner and release balloons for victims of explosion
WEST READING, Pa. - A group of R.M. Palmer employees will meet at 4 p.m. at the American Diner on Penn Ave, West Reading, and then walk to the site of the explosion. They plan to set off balloons for the victims. American Diner is also donating all of its...
Women’s bowling season ends one win shy of ECC championship match
CORAM, N.Y. — Kutztown won the opening game, but ultimately could not avenge Saturday’s defeat to Molloy. The Lions won four consecutive games to defeat the Golden Bears, 4-1, and move on to the East Coast Conference championship match Sunday morning at Coram Country Lanes. KU’s lineup of Ally Sipe (York, Pa./Central York), Rachel Wagner (Cheektowaga, N.Y./Depew), Megan Hanaway (Forked…
Families of missing RM Palmer employees face uncertainty waiting for update on loved ones
WEST READING, Pa. - Night has fallen on the devastating scene out here as crews continue their painstaking work through the rubble, and families and friends not far from it, search for answers. The point in the timeline often attached to horrific, unexpected tragedies like these are the stories of...
Berks county farm cancels 'goat snuggling' event after criticism
A Berks County, Pennsylvania, family farm is cancelling a “goat snuggling” event after receiving criticism. In the message posted to its Facebook page, Steinmetz Family Farm wrote, “Unfortunately we will no longer be attending two upcoming events that were on our calendar.”
Allentown Fairgrounds garage sale features over 200 sellers
ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Saturday's rain didn't dampen the spirits of those looking for a bargain. The 'Super Gigantic Garage Sale' kicked off at the Allentown Fairgrounds Saturday. The indoor garage sale features over 200 sellers offering a variety of new and used items. Shoppers could find antiques, collectibles, clothing and...
Michigan scrapes by Penn State, 2-1 in overtime, advances to Frozen Four
ALLENTOWN, Pa. — When Mackie Samoskevich ripped his patented wrister into the back of the net 52 seconds into overtime, it was a familiar sight. The sophomore forward beat an opposing goalie with his shot. The No. 1 seed Michigan hockey team pulled off overtime heroics. Another dramatic comeback victory. The Wolverines had seen this all before.
RM Palmer: Name may not be familiar, but its chocolate is
WEST READING, Pa. — The year was 1948. President Harry S Truman pulled off one of the greatest election upsets in American history, the Philadelphia Eagles won the NFL championship, and a bottle of Coca-Cola cost 5 cents. Richard Palmer Sr. also put down $25,000 on a dream of...
Reading chocolate factory explosion kills 5, 6 still missing
Reading chocolate factory explosion kills 5, 6 still …. Reading chocolate factory explosion kills 5, 6 still missing. Lackawanna County Cinderella’s Closet ready for prom …. Lackawanna County Cinderella's Closet ready for prom season. Update on deadly Reading chocolate factory explosion. Update on deadly Reading chocolate factory explosion. three...
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