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Violent drug trafficking ring busted, Berks County officials say

A violent drug trafficking ring was busted in Berks County, according to the district attorney. Fifteen people were arrested Wednesday as part of "Operation Shattered," including Jesus Feliciano-Trinidad, 29, the man accused of leading the organization. Police are still looking for five other people

WGAL - 2018-03-22 17:15:00

UPDATE: Coroner identifies man killed in hotel fire

Updated: 6:12 AM EDT Mar 22, 2018 The Berks County Coroner's Office has identified a man who was killed overnight in a fire near Morgantown. The victim is David Duckinfield, 55. He had been staying at the USA Inn and Suites since last week. Caenarvon Township Police and a State Police Fire Marshal

WGAL - 2018-03-22 10:12:00

Love it or hate it, Reading folks dealing with snow

READING, Pa. - Spring swept in on the shoulders of another storm that packed snow piles up near the one foot range in some parts of Berks and some loved it. Joshua Ramos of Reading stated unequivocally: "I love snow. I love winter." Another Reading resident, Fathi Ellaisy, originally from Egypt, sai

WFMZ-TV ONLINE - 2018-03-22 03:48:32

After storm, BARTA, Bieber bus service returning to normal

WEST READING, Pa. - The day after Berks County's biggest snowstorm of the 2017-18 season, mass transit and inter-city transportation are returning to normal. BARTA buses resumed regular service Thursday morning, about 12 hours after the snow forced the agency to put the brakes on all its buses. Buse

WFMZ-TV ONLINE - 2018-03-22 15:16:07

One person killed in Pa. motel fire

At least one person was killed in an overnight fire at a motel in Morgantown, Berks County. WGAL reports the fire happened just after midnight at the USA Inn and Suites, just off the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The fire drew crews from Lancaster and Chester counties. It was not made immediately clear wha

PENNLIVE.COM - 2018-03-22 11:38:32

Rooftops of Reading garages cleared ahead of sold-out show

WEST READING, Pa. - The day after a spring storm dumped up to a foot or more snow on Berks County, Reading is preparing to welcome an influx of visitors to center city. Comedian Kevin Hart is in town for a sold-out, center-stage show at the Santander Arena. It's set to start at 7 p.m. Thursday. The

WFMZ-TV ONLINE - 2018-03-22 15:30:10

3 sentenced in death of man found beaten down embankment

READING, Pa. (AP) - Three more defendants have been sentenced to prison for their roles in the death of a man found beaten at the bottom of an eastern Pennsylvania embankment. Twenty-two-year-old Kyle Adams was sentenced last week to 20 to 40 years in the December 2016 death of 18-year-old Donavin Y

INDIANA GAZETTE - 2018-03-22 13:30:00

Where did the millions of dollars from Berks Heim go?

READING, Pa. - Some Berks County residents are asking where the millions of dollars the Berks Heim made over the past few years have gone, according to Commissioner Christian Y. Leinbach, who said he saw the question on Facebook. At Thursday's commissioners meeting, he responded: "The Heim dollars h

WFMZ-TV ONLINE - 2018-03-22 18:03:25

Berks County snow totals: How much have you seen?

How much snow you get from our spring snowstorm depends on where you are. And once again, Huffs Church in eastern Berks County is leading the pack in terms of accumulation. As of 10:30 a.m, the elevated area of Hereford Township received 5.8 inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service.

WFMZ-TV ONLINE - 2018-03-21 17:18:27

Dead infant found in crawl space of home, parents charged

SINKING SPRING, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania couple is facing criminal charges after police found the body of an infant believed to be their 6-month-old daughter in a crawl space at their apartment. Police went to their apartment complex in Springfield Township late Monday on a tip from a relative who

WTOP - 2018-03-21 14:20:22

Parents arrested after dead baby found stuffed into trash bag

A central Pennsylvania couple have been arrested after police said they found their dead 6-month-old son stuffed inside a plastic trash bag. The bag containing the baby's corpse was hidden inside a Tupperware container filled with cat litter, Berks County District Attorney John T. Adams said Tuesday


Crash blocks WB Pa. Turnpike beyond Reading interchange

Daylight hasn't made traveling along the Pennsylvania Turnpike any easier for tractor-trailer drivers. An accident involving a tractor-trailer has closed a 20-mile stretch of the westbound turnpike between the Reading interchange and the Lebanon-Lancaster interchange. The crash was reported around 6

WFMZ-TV ONLINE - 2018-03-21 15:37:04

BARTA suspends evening bus service; Bieber buses also idled

READING, Pa. - As a spring storm continues to dump snow on Berks County, BARTA put the brakes on bus service in Berks County. With the forecast for a few more inches of snow Wednesday evening, BARTA suspended all service at 5 p.m. BARTA hadn't reported any serious problems with its buses rolling thr

WFMZ-TV ONLINE - 2018-03-21 21:04:27

Snow, crashes make for slow commute today

It's a slow go this morning on most area roads, with speed limit restrictions in effect on major highways and multiple accidents around the region. Here are some of the current accidents reported: Multiple trucks crashed on the Pa. Turnpike between the Reading and Lebanon/Lancaster interchanges. Cra

PENNLIVE.COM - 2018-03-21 11:27:53

Crash shuts down portion of turnpike

A crash shutting down a portion of the Turnpike between Lancaster and Reading involved vehicles that were not supposed to be on the roadway during this winter storm. The westbound lanes are closed from Exit 286, SR 1040 Spur Road to Exit 266, PA-72. A detour has been set up. A Turnpike official rele

WGAL - 2018-03-21 11:58:00

BARTA suspending service at 5 p.m.; Bieber buses idled

READING, Pa. - As a spring storm continues to dump snow on Berks County, BARTA is preparing to put the brakes on bus service. The agency announced that it will suspend all bus service at 5 p.m. Wednesday. BARTA hadn't reported any serious problems with its buses rolling through the storm during the

WFMZ-TV ONLINE - 2018-03-21 19:34:58

$457 million Powerball ticket was sold at this central Pa. convenience store

Central Pennsylvanians, today might be your lucky day. If you bought a Powerball ticket in Lancaster County, you might be the winner of $457 million - the eighth-largest jackpot ever for the Powerball game. The winning ticket, which matched all of the winning numbers - 22-57-59-60-66 and Powerball 7


FADES and BLADES Latest styles, methods help barber academy thrive in Reading

PHOTO/WENDY SOLOMON Nelson Pagan, an instructor at the American Barber Academy in Reading, demonstrates how to give a facial massage. It's clinic time at the American Barber Academy in Reading, and amid the buzz of electric clippers and the sound of shears snipping, nearly a dozen uniformed students


One dead, two injured after shooting in West Philadelphia, police say

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (WTXF) - Three people are shot and one of those is dead in West Philadelphia late Sunday afternoon, according to Philadelphia police. The call came a little after 4:15 p.m. March 18. After police arrived to the scene at 52nd and Market Streets, they discovered one 42-year-old man a


Teen girl home, 45-year-old man in custody after both located in Mexico

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - A Pennsylvania teenager who was missing for almost two weeks along with the 45-year-old man who frequently signed her out of school without her parents' permission was returned home and the man was in custody after the two were found in Mexico, authorities said. Federal agents an