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12 charged as $4M in cocaine mailed from Puerto Rico to Reading seized
A dozen people have been charged in connection to a drug smuggling scheme which utilized the mail to bring cocaine from Puerto Rico to Reading, the Berks County District Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday. The investigation began in August of 2022, when the United States Postal Inspector’s Office discovered kilogram...
Man Sentenced for Human Trafficking in Berks County
HARRISBURG, PA – Hector Rivera, 52, has been recently sentenced to serve 33 and ½ to 69 years in prison following his conviction on 15 charges, including human trafficking, by the Berks County Court. As part of his sentencing, Rivera is required to register as a tier one sex offender. The sentencing follows an investigation by the Office of Attorney General and the Pennsylvania State Police which revealed Rivera’s pattern of preying on a vulnerable young woman, luring her with drugs, and threatening her with violence. The investigation also uncovered that Rivera forced the young woman to perform sexual acts The post Man Sentenced for Human Trafficking in Berks County appeared first on Shore News Network.
Woman charged for death of abandoned dog and puppies in Berks County, police say
LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. (WHP) — A woman is now being charged for possibly causing the death of a dog and her litter of puppies, police say. According to Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) in Harrisburg, 23-year-old Bryanna Wagner did not find a dog named Sadie on the side of a Berks County road in early May.
Reading High School principal to retire
READING, Pa. - Reading High School is looking for a new principal. Waldo Alvarado will retire on June 30th. He first stepped into the role on an interim basis in 2021 but has been with the district for more than two decades in other roles. Alvarado has mixed emotions about...
Police seeking tips in Lowe's retail theft in southern Berks
May 27—Crime Alert Berks County, a citizen crime-fighting group, is offering cash rewards of up to $10,000 to anyone supplying tips that lead to an arrest in this case or any other case or crime. Tipsters with crime information can call 877-373-9913 anytime or contact Crime Alert at its...
SEPTA policy banning face coverings, DA expressing concern over masks in Reading
READING, Pa - I'm sure you've probably seen them being worn around Reading. "The fact that we have young adults out there wearing the masks while they're out on the streets in the middle of the summer, while the weather's warm, is concerning,” said Berks County District Attorney John Adams.
Love & Hiking - Date Night: A Unique and Romantic Experience for Couples!
Attention all couples! Are you looking for a fun and unique date idea this weekend? Join us for Love & Hiking - Date Night on May 28th at 10:00 AM in the Wyomissing area. This self-guided hiking event allows you to choose any trail you like and complete a series of activities in your Digital Date Nite Box.
Mayor Moran Announces City will Host Reading Pride’s First “Pride March and Rally”
Mayor Moran expressed joy in joining forces with Reading Pride and the LGBTQ+ community to host the first-ever “Pride March and Rally” in the City of Reading on June 3rd, 2023. As many people know, Reading Pride’s annual festival has outgrown its long-time home in Centre Park and...
'Daisy Mae' continues recovering after being tossed in bag in Alsace
CUMRU TWP., Pa. – A dog left for dead in Berks County continues to show signs of improvement. Officials with the Animal Rescue League of Berks County in Cumru Township say "Daisy Mae" is on the road to recovery. Authorities say someone put the dog in a bag and...
Berks police to step up DUI enforcement over Memorial Day weekend
While we remember all those who died fighting for our country’s freedom, Berks County Police Officers are reminding motorists to do their part in keeping our highways safe this holiday weekend. Police Officers across Berks County will continue a wave of seat belt enforcement activities as part of the...
RPA ticket amnesty extended as new final warnings are issued
The Reading Parking Authority announced Friday that it is extending its current amnesty program through July 10, 2023. The program was designed to help people with an outstanding balance to pay in full and prevent their vehicle from being immobilized or towed. RPA says there are currently over 23,000 vehicles...
‘It’s Basically a Head Start’: Another Green Light Given to the Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority
The Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority has received approval to start spending $750,000 in federal funding. The Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority has received approval to start spending the $750,000 in federal funding it was awarded last year, writes Karen Shuey for The Times Herald. The money will be used...
Berks County Tennis Association announces 2023 Hall of Fame class
May 27—Former Wilson standout Cara Wirth and the Emkey family of Wyomissing comprise the 2023 Class of the Berks County Tennis Hall of Fame, the Berks County Tennis Association has announced. Wirth and the Emkey family will be honored at the BCTA's Night of Champions Gala/Awards event on June...
STATE OFFICIALS WARN RESIDENTS OF SPOTTED LANTERNFLY RETURN
With the spring season nearing, state agriculture officials are warning residents about the return of the invasive spotted lanternfly. Spotted Lanternflies were originally located in Berks County in 2014, but have made their way into the western part over the past couple of years, including Indiana and Westmoreland Counties. Both were added to the Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine last year, and six more counties were added for 2023.
Recent high school grad from Berks honors WWII veterans
SINKING SPRING, Pa. - A recent high school graduate from Berks County is paying tribute to veterans in a special way this weekend. Tyler Boland hosted a picnic for World War II veterans and their families in Sinking Spring. Honoring our veterans is nothing new for the Wilson High School...
For many, Pottstown neighborhood hasn't been same since 2022's unexplained house explosion
POTTSTOWN, Pa. (CBS) -- Friday marked one year since a deadly house explosion in Pottstown. For many neighbors, life there still isn't the same."It's been tough," Rebecca Scott said."This house was a very special place to us and still is," Stephen Leonetti said, "but it's different now."Scott and Leonetti are reminded daily about the Pottstown explosion that killed five of their neighbors. The home that burst is next door."People don't realize the toll that it takes on you to walk by the place of a life-shattering, life-altering event," Scott said. "I absolutely am terrified that it could happen again."They...
PSP Troop L Camp Cadet seeking candidates
DOUGLASSVILLE, Berks County – State Police Troop L, which covers Schuylkill County, is seeking candidates for their annual Camp Cadet program. Camp Cadet is a police-oriented summer camp for boys and girls 12–15 years of age. All camp activities are supervised by a counseling staff of state and local law enforcement. Candidates must reside in Berks, Lebanon and Schuylkill counties.
Hotter than ever: Potentially Berks County’s hottest summer
If you’re hoping to sit by the pool or go to the beach this summer then you’re in luck with this hotter-than-normal summer that’s fast approaching. Overall 2023 is looking to be one of the top 10 warmest years on record or even the top 5 according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). With only the Midwest, Plains, and Great Lakes looking to have near-normal temperatures.
‘We just have to stay strong for her.’ Centre County teen injured in fire, GoFundMe started
Hundreds have rallied around the Bellefonte Area High School alumna, raising more than $26,000.
Berks County Dairy Princess Named
MOHRSVILLE, Pa. — Sara Haag was crowned the 2023-2024 Berks County dairy princess on May 13 at the Mohrsville Church of the Brethren. Helping Haag this year will be They will also be assisted by a group of dairy ambassadors. Sara Haag. Haag, 18, is the daughter of Michael...
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