Berks County

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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Courtesy of the United States Geological Survey
July 19, 2019 - 4:19 pm
SPRING RIDGE, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) - - What was that rumble in Berks County? Well, according to the United States Geological Survey it was 2.2 magnitude earthquake. The USGS reports , just after 1:10 p.m. today a small quake took place near Spring Ridge. Courtesy of the United States Geological...
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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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Neighbors wake up to tornado damage in the Valley Ponds development of Morgantown, Pa.
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Mike DeNardo
May 29, 2019 - 7:03 am
MORGANTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Residents in Morgantown are surveying the damage left behind by a tornado that ripped through the Berks County town Tuesday night. The National Weather Service is sendign a team to the area to determine the strength of the storm. The twister did much of its damage...
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Dave Glick, right, owner of Glick's Greenhouse in Oley, Berks County, stands with his nephew, Joe Glick, in one of the greenhouses where he grows poinsettias.
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Mark Abrams
November 26, 2018 - 8:43 am
OLEY TWP., Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The poinsettia plant is a traditional part of holiday decorating in many homes each year. One grower from the Philadelphia region has been cultivating hundreds of thousands of the plants for more than a quarter-century. Dave Glick, the owner of Glick's Greenhouse in...
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August 28, 2018; Scottsdale, AZ, USA: Roger Baker (right) of Scottsdale, walks back to his vehicle after voting for the primary, at the polling place at the Paiute Neighborhood Center.
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Larry Kane
November 06, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Election Day has arrived, and it turns out that both the Republican and Democratic Parties are watching our region, especially as Republicans face Democratic challenges. The Democrats want to regain control of the house. The Republicans want to stop it. In...
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Spotted lantern fly
Courtesy of Delaware Valley University
Jim Melwert
October 03, 2018 - 1:24 pm
At first glance, they’re kind of neat looking, but in some parts of the Delaware Valley the invasive spotted lanternfly has become quite a nuisance. The spotted lanternfly is native to Asia. It first surfaced in Pennsylvania in Berks County in 2014. Since then it’s been found in every county in...
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August 14, 2018; Harrisburg, PA, USA; State representative Mark Rozzi (D-Berks) speaks to media about the findings of the grand jury's report means to him after the press conference
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Tony Romeo
September 24, 2018 - 7:09 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania state House has voted for a proposal long sought by victims of child sexual abuse that would give them a new opportunity to seek justice. State House Democrat Mark Rozzi of Berks County, a victim of child sex abuse, is the leading victim advocate...
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Pipeline construction
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Kim Glovas
August 06, 2018 - 1:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Sunoco has been fined $148,000 for violations surrounding the Mariner East 2 Pipeline. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection assessed the penalty, saying Sunoco violated the Clean Streams Law and Dam Safety Encroachment Act. Counties affected were...
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The Mighty Writers are sending 700 books, written in Spanish, to kids at a Berks County detention center and elsewhere who have been separated from their families. They made bookmarks to go along with the books.
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Andrew Kramer
June 28, 2018 - 8:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A nonprofit that teaches kids how to write is giving them a chance to use what they learn to spread some cheer to immigrant children currently being detained due to the Trump administration's family separation policy. The Mighty Writers are sending 700 books, written...
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