Berks County

A Berks County home where murder charges have been filed against a woman whose children were found hanging in this home's basement.
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Jim Melwert
February 12, 2020 - 3:04 pm
The Berks County woman whose children were found hanging in the basement of her home will stand trial on charges she killed them. Read more here.
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Amish farm
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Jim Melwert
January 31, 2020 - 3:08 pm
A Berks County man has been charged with running one of the largest Ponzi schemes based in Pennsylvania, where he allegedly he ripped off the Amish and Mennonite communities for $60 million. Read more here.
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Gavel in a courtroom.
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Cherri Gregg
January 24, 2020 - 4:00 am
Berks County will pay tens of thousands of dollars to a woman who was detained in its ICE facility. The settlement came on the eve of a trial scheduled to begin Friday — the woman was sexually abused as a teenager by one of the staffers. Read more here.
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U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain
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Jim Melwert
January 22, 2020 - 3:28 pm
New federal charges have been filed against alleged members of a violent sex and drug trafficking gang in Berks County, which U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain described as “shocking” and “depraved.” Read more here.
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Bulldozer
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Jim Melwert
December 13, 2019 - 2:31 pm
The family of a Reading man, who was run over and killed by a bulldozer while hiding from police, is suing. They claim the use of a bulldozer to search for him — because he was discovered tending to a few marijuana plants on state game lands — was excessive, reckless and dangerous. Read more here.
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Hunting crossbow
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AP News
December 06, 2019 - 3:35 pm
Officials say a Pennsylvania man has fatally shot himself with a crossbow while he was hunting on his property. Read more here.
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Michael Evans
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Jim Melwert
December 04, 2019 - 3:37 pm
A former Pennsylvania State Police officer who served time for sexually assaulting women while on duty is headed back to prison on a parole violation, after he pleaded guilty to molesting a 15-year-old in Berks County. Read more here.
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A Berks County home where murder charges have been filed against a woman whose children were found hanging in this home's basement.
Jim Melwert/KYW Newsradio
Jim Melwert
December 02, 2019 - 1:45 pm
Murder charges have been filed against a Berks County woman whose children were found hanging in the basement of her home on Sept. 23. Read more here.
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From left: Preston's Pantry Project planning committee members Brandon Foose, Lindsey Mason, Daphne Benfield, Heather Stehman and Kristin Behre.
Courtesy Preston Pantry Project
August 16, 2019 - 4:00 am
By Charlotte Reese PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Last month, a pregnant mother and her 9-year-old son Preston were killed when flash floods ripped through eastern Berks County. Now people in Berks County are coming together to honor them with an annual food drive in Boyertown. Heather Stehman, a...
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Manatawny Creek
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Tim Jimenez
July 12, 2019 - 6:44 am
UPDATED: 1:30 p.m. ___ DOUGLASS TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A 31-year-old pregnant woman and her 9-year-old son were found dead in Berks County after their car was swept away by floodwaters. Police received a call from Pamela Snyder, saying she and her son, Preston Dray, were in danger along...
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