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Berks County resident scammed out of thousands of dollars through Facebook

A Berks County resident was scammed out of thousands of dollars through Facebook, according to state police. A 61-year-old Maxatawny Township resident was scammed out of $4,500 by someone through Facebook between Dec. 1 and Sept. 21, state police at Reading said. The investigation is ongoing, accord

DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-24 20:34:59

Scholastic football: Reading High falls to Chester

CHESTER - The words were painful to utter, almost as much as the 30-13 loss that preceded them minutes earlier. "We are not a physical football team," Reading High football coach Rob Flowers said Saturday afternoon after the Red Knights fell to Chester in a non-league game at the Chester Athletic Co

READING EAGLE - 2017-09-24 07:01:00

Spotlight: Reading Symphony Orchestra hires executive director

| Albert Ciervo's "Zeppelin" won first place in the "Vessel" exhibition at Studio B in Boyertown. The Reading Symphony Orchestra has announced the hiring of David Gross as its executive director. Gross previously served as president and CEO of the San Antonio Symphony, overseeing a transition to a

READING EAGLE - 2017-09-24 07:01:00

Drug forum planned by Northeast Community Springboard Coalition in Reading

High school seniors are more likely to smoke marijuana than cigarettes, the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health shows. The Northeast Community Springboard Coalition in Reading addresses this by battling underage drinking and marijuana use with a focus on the northeast section of the city, sa

READING EAGLE - 2017-09-25 07:01:00

Reading Police looking for bank robber

READING, Pa. - Police are on the lookout for a man who robbed a bank in the 1200 block of Rockland Street in Reading Friday afternoon. Police responded to a call for a robbery at Tompkins VIST Bank around 3:30 p.m. The suspect was wearing a hooded sweatshirt and a hat when he went in the bank and de

WFMZ-TV ONLINE - 2017-09-23 13:08:09

Volunteers from Reading shelter travel to Texas to help with recovery efforts

As emergency crews help people across Texas, volunteers from Reading are reaching out to those who have gone overlooked. "Houston is up and running, but there are lots and lots of towns that are forgotten," Joe Sclafani, pastor of City Light Ministry homeless shelter, said. "We are in Winnie, Texas,

READING EAGLE - 2017-09-23 07:01:00

Denver man accused of stealing hockey equipment from the Reading Royals, selling it

A Denver man is accused of stealing hockey equipment from the Reading Royals and selling it for profit. Thomas J. Plaugher, 36, was arraigned Wednesday in Reading Central Court on charges of felony theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property, according to the Reading Eagle. Plaugher was t

LANCASTERONLINE - 2017-09-22 13:11:00

State police say intruder left threatening note in Longswamp Township

State police said that they are investigating an incident in which a threatening note was left in a home in Longswamp Township. According to troopers from the Reading station: Someone entered a woman's residence on Roth Avenue between 10:15 and 10:25 a.m. Friday using the back door. After leaving a

READING EAGLE - 2017-09-25 07:01:00

In Pa. school-funding maze, formula for equity elusive

Maddie Hanna writes about policy issues, including school funding and affordable housing. She previously covered Gov. Christie and New Jersey state government. She joined the Inquirer in 2012. READING - Near a laundromat and a grocery store in a commercial strip of downtown Reading, the 10th and Pen

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER - 2017-09-25 07:00:00

In Our Schools: Michelle Filippini

I grew up in: LancasterI now live in: Reading Family: Husband, Meme; daughter, Morgan; son, Ryan; stepson, Vincent; stepdaughter, Felicia; and Chase, our Cavalier King Charles spaniel. Education: Lancaster Catholic High School; Wilkes College, bachelor's degree in environmental engineering; Alvernia

READING EAGLE - 2017-09-25 07:01:00

Editorial: Positive sign emerging in downtown revitalization

It's been a rather disappointing year in terms of movement toward downtown revitalization in Reading. The city-owned buildings on Penn Square remain empty, with their fate in limbo. At present, there are no open restaurants in the Entertainment Square district in the vicinity of Second and Washingto

READING EAGLE - 2017-09-25 07:01:00

'Restore IT!' event raises funds to save Irem Temple building

The Underground Saints opening the live entertainment for the Fest Recommended DALLAS - Area residents enjoyed live music, games and food on Sunday, all in an effort to save one of downtown Wilkes-Barre's skyline's most prominent features. The Luzerne Foundation held "Restore IT!" at the Irem Pavil

TIMES-LEADER - 2017-09-24 23:55:59

Bulletin board: Heritage Day set for Saturday at Daniel Boone Homestead

"Heritage Day - An Eighteenth-Century Experience" is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Daniel Boone Homestead, 400 Daniel Boone Road, Exeter Township. The cost is $4 for children ages 5-15 and $7 for all those older. The site will be filled with 18th-century demonstrations, including cooking on the

READING EAGLE - 2017-09-25 07:01:00

Move to close Pennsylvania state-care facilities panned, hailed by advocates of disabled

A bill pending in the Pennsylvania House has exposed fissures in the disability-rights community over the viability of large state-run institutions that care for the disabled. House Bill 1650, introduced by state Rep. Kerry Benninghoff, R-Bellefonte, in March would close the five remaining intermedi

POCONO RECORD - 2017-09-24 23:27:30

Kalejta Financial Management expands into Lower Pottsgrove

Lower Pottsgrove >> Kalejta Financial Management has expanded - opening a second office location in a historic former farmhouse in the township. The company is owned by Thomas A. Kalejta, who opened the original office of Kalejta Financial Management in Trappe in 1996. Kalejta and his staff offer c

MERCURY - 2017-09-25 04:00:00

Shooting reported in North Coventry apartment complex

Pottstown >> A 17 year old male was reportedly shot inside Ashwood Apartments Sunday night. North Coventry Police were called to Ashwood Apartments, 782 Worth Blvd., North Coventry Township, for a shooting Sunday, Sept. 24, at approximately 11:26 p.m. According to police, they found a 17-year-old m

MERCURY - 2017-09-25 04:00:00

RSVP Holds Volunteer Information Sessions in Your Neighborhood

Since 1973, RSVP has been the region's leading volunteer placement agency for adults. There are hundreds of reasons people volunteer -- let us help you find yours! Learn about opportunities or share your experiences as a volunteer, Email: volunteer123@rsvpmc.org or call (610) 834-1040 x.123 for info

PATCH - 2017-09-24 18:25:42

FOOTBALL: Boyertown has little trouble with

WORCESTER >> TJ Miller looked like a politician trying to find a baby to kiss. And why not? The first-year head coach of Boyertown football had just watched his Bears earn their first win of the season, a 54-14 victory over host Methacton. Click here to read the full story at PAPrepLive.com

MONTGOMERY NEWS - 2017-09-24 15:35:01

Coroner IDs man found dead in Schuylkill River wearing hospital garb

A coroner says a man in hospital garb found dead along the Schuylkill River had left a hospital against the advice of doctors about a week earlier. The body of 56-year-old Randy Fabian was found still wearing hospital socks and had heart monitor pads stuck to the chest when kayakers saw the body Sep

ALLENTOWN MORNING CALL - 2017-09-23 01:10:00

Lancaster County man hurt in motorcycle crash

A Lancaster County man was injured Saturday afternoon when he crashed his motorcycle in Robeson Township.According to Robeson Township police: William Rapp, 55, of Reinholds was riding in a group of motorcycles in the 800 block of White Bear Road near the Robeson Elementary Center just before 1 p.m.

READING EAGLE - 2017-09-24 07:01:00