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Reading grandmother, mother facing retail theft, corruption of minors charges

LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa.– A Reading mother and grandmother are facing charges after committing a retail theft with children. Magaly Bonilla-Rohen, 47, and her daughter, Jessnia Cruz, 27, are both facing retail theft and corruption of minors charges for their roles in the incident.


Temple Student Government president gives first ‘State of the Union’ address

Gadi Zimmerman spoke to Parliament about what IgniteTU has accomplished during the 2018-19 academic school year. Temple Student Government President Gadi Zimmerman delivered the first annual “State of the Union” speech to Parliament on Monday evening.


Snowy I-78 a mess leaving Lehigh Valley to the west

Interstate 78 West was shut midday Wednesday by a crash involving a fuel spill near Exit 40 in Greenwich Township, Berks County, and another wreck at mile marker 49 in Upper Macungie Township had traffic backed up near the Route 22 merge, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.


Berks police officers honored for aggressive driving enforcement efforts

EXETER — Berks County police officers were recently recognized for their dedication to aggressive driving enforcement. At a meeting Tuesday, PennDOT, the Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project and the local Community Traffic Safety Project honored area law enforcement offi


Pennsylvania prisons’ unprecedented mail policy will be tested in federal court this week

In September, Pennsylvania’s Department of Corrections responded to what it said was a scourge of drug smuggling with a series of stringent security measures, some of them with no precedent in a state prison system.


Warwick Middle School wins Future City National Championship

The Warwick School Board got the good news at its Feb. 19 meeting. Superintendent April Hershey announced that Warwick Middle School took the Future City National Championship in Washington, D.C. The team was on their way back on the bus from Washington, having participated in the National Champions


Parrot, cat stolen from Berks County pet shop

ST. LAWRENCE — A parrot and a cat were stolen Sunday from a pet shop on Business Route 422. The following information was released by Central Berks Regional Police:. On the morning of Sunday, Feb. 17, between 3 and 3:45 a.m., subjects in a small silver vehicle (possibly a BMW) were observed backing


Man pleads guilty in rape, murder of Pennsylvania teen

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty in the rape, murder and dismemberment of a 14-year-old girl, and the victim's adoptive mother has agreed to plead guilty and serve a life sentence.


Temple alumna runs for West Philly City Council seat

Jamie Gauthier is running as a Democrat in Philadelphia’s 3rd District against six-term incumbent Jannie Blackwell. From a young age, Jamie Gauthier watched her father give back to the community and advocate for Philadelphia’s public education system.


Elbridge mom and son continue to recover from ‘flying wheel’ accident in Pennsylvania

An Elbridge mother and son hurt in a freak accident driving in Pennsylvania continue to recover in the hospital. Michael Griswold, 36, his wife Heather and their three children were driving from Elbridge to Pennsylvania to see friends last Friday when a tire and partial axle flew through their winds


First female youth in Hawk Mountain Council elected to Order of the Arrow

Just days after the Boy Scouts of America welcomed girls into their new program with Scouts, BSA, history was made in Berks County as Hawk Mountain Council’s Order of the Arrow, Kittatinny Lodge held its inaugural election in a Venturing Crew in Reading recently.


‘It’d be like flipping a switch.’ Pennsylvania medical marijuana dispensaries eye adult-use market

Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana industry this week announced it would support the creation of an adult use cannabis program in the Keystone State. The Pennsylvania Cannabis Coalition, a network of current growers and dispensary owners, endorsed the idea as Lt. Gov. John Fetterman began holding town


PennDOT, Pennsylvania Turnpike issue commercial vehicle bans, restrictions

PennDOT and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission have issued phased vehicle bans and restrictions for Wednesday as a winter storm hits across Pennsylvania. As of 6 a.m. Wednesday, commercial vehicles (including buses) were banned from I-70 in Fulton County, and I-99 from I-80 to the turnpike.


Pennsylvania Travel Restrictions Possible for Slippery Conditions

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from 10 a.m. (February 20) to 7 a.m. (February 21) for all of the Twin Tiers, Central New York and stretching north past Syracuse, west toward the western Southern Tier and south through Central Pennsylvania.


Here's how Pennsylvania is doing midway through flu season

Sixteen adult deaths associated with influenza have been reported to the state Health Department in the last two weeks, rounding out what in the previous two years has been peak flu season.


Commercial flight hits record 801 mph over Pennsylvania

A record breaking jet stream above New York City Monday night provided a turbo boost to a commercial flight to hit record speeds. With help of a rapid tailwind of a blazing 231 mph, Virgin Atlantic Flight 8, traveling from Los Angeles to London hit 801 mph! That could be a record a high speed for a


Ex-Philadelphia police officer accused of sexually assaulting witnesses, suspects

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- A former Philadelphia police officer has been arrested on allegations that he sexually assaulted male witnesses and suspects over more than a decade. A spokesman for the Philadelphia District Attorney confirmed that 52-year-old Philip Nordo was arrested Tuesday morning and was


Pennsylvania Man Buys Everything At OC Brewing Co. Public Auction

OCEAN CITY, Md. - After over an hour of bidding for individual lots at the Ocean City Brewing Company's public auction on Tuesday, one Pennsylvania man bought everything in an absolute sale.


Temple closes U.S. campuses Wednesday

Classes are cancelled due to the likelihood of severe weather. Temple’s U.S. campuses will be closed on Wednesday, Feb. 20 due to “the likelihood of severe weather,” according to an announcement made to the university community Tuesday evening.


Five Pennsylvania locations top nation’s worst bottlenecks

Five Pennsylvania locations made the American Transportation Research Institute’s (ATRI) top 100 most congested bottlenecks for trucks in the United States. The locations are I-76 at I-676 in Philadelphia, I-81 at I-83 in Harrisburg, I-476 at I-95 in Philadelphia, I-76 at I-476 in Philadelphia and R