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Southern Berks Rainfall Totals
Thursday: The National Weather Service has released a summary of local rainfall reports from storms that hit Berks County in the early hours of Monday, July 22, 2024. The National Weather Service has released a summary of local rainfall reports from storms that hit Berks County in the early hours of Monday, July 22, 2024:
Swimming Area Closed at Blue Marsh Lake
Thursday: Swimming at the Dry Brooks Day Use Area of Blue Marsh Lake is currently restricted due to high bacteria levels. Park Rangers say water sample results obtained from testing on Thursday, July 18th indicated high levels of e-coli bacteria. The swim beach will remain closed until bacteria levels return to a safe level for public use. This restriction applies only to the designated swim area. Picnicking, boating, and other activities across the lake are not currently restricted. Swimming at the Dry Brooks Day Use Area of Blue Marsh Lake is currently restricted due to high bacteria levels. Park Rangers say water sample results obtained from testing on Thursday, July 18th indicated high levels of e-coli bacteria. The swim beach will remain closed until bacteria levels return to a safe level for public use. This restriction applies only to the designated swim area. Picnicking, boating, and other activities across the lake are not currently restricted.

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Berks Detectives arrest husband and wife in child pornography investigation
The Berks County District Attorney’s Office has charged 46-year-old Dennis D. Deiter Jr. and 34-year-old Elizabeth Deiter of Reading, PA with possession of child pornography and related offenses, officials announced this week.The Berks County Detectives Office initiated the criminal investigation af
Berks Encore receives grant from Meals on Wheels America to address unmet need in Berks County
Berks Encore has announced that it has received $32,500 from Meals on Wheels America, the national leadership organization supporting community-based programs across the U.S. dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger, to help bridge gaps in the availability of essential nutrition services
Teen birth rates decrease in Berks with efforts of prevention initiative
Berks Teens has announced the latest data from the Pennsylvania Department of Health that shows a decrease in Teen Birth Rates for Berks County and the City of Reading.After a slight uptick in last year’s data, Berks Teens was encouraged by the improvement and their part in the effort. The numbers i
Green Building Alliance Launches Resilient Communities Initiative in Reading
Green Building Alliance will launch its newest program, Resilient Communities, in Meadville and Reading, Pa., providing both communities with a range of services to help reduce energy demand, cut utility costs, and increase energy efficiency and resiliency for the municipal buildings, commercial fac

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Behind the badge: Sgt. Michael Bezner’s journey balancing duty and family
When it comes to serving and protecting, Sgt. Michael Bezner of the Cumru Township Police Department brings a blend of passion, dedication, and a deep connection to his community. In a recent conversation, Sgt. Bezner shared with me his journey, experiences, and the impact his career has had on his
Lester DuGuay: 60 years of dedicated service to youth sports
On Tuesday, July 2nd, City Hall Council Chambers resonated with applause and heartfelt tributes as Mayor Eddie Morán presented Lester DuGuay with a commendation for his 60 years of unwavering service to the youth of Reading. The ceremony, held on DuGuay’s 89th birthday, celebrated his extensive cont
Suzy Rae Design, LLC: Producing Creative Print & Web for 20 Years
Suzy Rae Design, LLC proudly marks its 20th anniversary in 2024, celebrating two decades of creativity and client satisfaction. SRD was founded in September of 2004 by Owner Suzy Lysczek when she took the leap from her role working in prepress production to fulfill her dream of becoming a full-time
Lights on Elwyn shines bright for the 38th holiday season, benefiting Animal Rescue League
Ronald and Kerin DeCarlo, along with Tim Gaston, are illuminating the holiday season for the 38th consecutive year with their renowned Lights on Elwyn, a dazzling display of over 30,000 Christmas lights. Located at 216 Elwyn Avenue in Sinking Spring, PA, the festive showcase debuted on December 2nd

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Volunteers pack Maternal Health Boxes at Helping Harvest, closing 2024 Urban Agriculture Tour
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Police investigate shooting in Reading’s City Park
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Heavy rain causes flash flooding on Route 12 in Muhlenberg Township
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PennDOT, police, safety partners highlight driving safety ahead of Independence Day holiday
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