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June 26, 2009 | BY THE INQUIRER STAFF
Winning pitcher Jess Elper also had two hits and two RBIs yesterday as the Berks County team beat the Olympic Colonial team, 5-4, in the Carpenter Cup softball tournament at FDR Park. The win left Berks County 3-0 in the double-elimination tournament and advanced it to Monday's second-round game against Delaware South, also 3-0. Berks County also defeated the Inter-Ac team and the Suburban One American/Continental team yesterday. Also advancing from yesterday were Olympic Colonial, Suburban One League American/Continental, Delaware North and Mercer County.
NEWS
August 28, 2010
SINKING SPRING, Pa. - An elderly man and his wife have been found dead in a Berks County home where an SUV was left idling in the garage. A relative found the bodies of John and Jane Schlott inside their home around 9:30 a.m. Friday. Police say they appear to have died late Tuesday or early Wednesday. Firefighters found high levels of carbon monoxide inside the home. Investigators say the SUV eventually ran out of gas. Authorities say that the man and the woman were found in separate bedrooms and that they did not know if the vehicle had been left running intentionally.
NEWS
December 31, 2008
HARRISBURG - A sailor from Sinking Spring in Berks County, Pa., was killed in waters off the coast of Bahrain when his inflatable boat struck a moored barge, the Defense Department said. Master-at-Arms Seaman Apprentice Joshua Seitz, 19, died Thursday. Two other sailors riding with Seitz survived and were in stable condition. Lt. Laura Stegherr, a Navy spokeswoman, said yesterday that the three sailors were on a routine patrol when they hit the barge near the Mina Salman pier in Bahrain.
FOOD
August 7, 2015
Dairy downtown The weekly farmers' market at High Street on Market has been bringing in a slew of special guests for tastings and cooking demos. This week it's Berks County's Valley Milkhouse, a dairy making cheese, yogurt, butter, and buttermilk. Check out the cultured buttermilk, made with nothing but pasteurized cream, cultures, and salt. Valley Milkhouse buttermilk, $7 for a quart Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., outside High Street on Market, 308 Market St., Philadelphia, 215-625-0988.
NEWS
November 3, 2011
A man who had been arrested for DUI was found dead hours later after setting his Berks County house on fire and then shooting himself as the flames raged, the Reading Eagle reports. ( http://bit.ly/ttpbfR ) The newspaper says Jeffry Hollowbush, 62, was pronounced dead at the scene from a shotgun wound by Berks County Deputy Coroner Gretchen Weyant. About two or three hours before he set his Pike Township home ablaze, Hollowbush was involved in had crash and was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, State Police told the Eagle.
NEWS
June 24, 2013 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
HAZEN, Ark. - Arkansas State Police say two Pennsylvania children were killed and three other people were injured yesterday in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 40 in eastern Arkansas. A state police report says 8-year-old Karen Espinoza and 10-year-old Alex Espinoza died in the crash near Hazen just before 1:30 a.m. yesterday. Both were from Reading, Berks County. The report says the two were passengers in a vehicle that was westbound on I-40 when it went off the roadway and overturned several times.
NEWS
October 19, 2014 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
A volunteer equipment coach at a Montgomery County high school was one of two men found shot dead Friday morning inside a parked vehicle in Berks County, authorities said. Steven E. Mixon, 27, of Pottstown, volunteered with the Pottsgrove High School football team and was a 2006 graduate. The other man was identified as Joseph E. McCullough, 20, also of Pottstown. "The initial stages of this investigation indicate that there are no other persons involved in this crime and therefore there are no concerns for public safety," Pennsylvania state police said in a brief report.
NEWS
January 15, 1986 | By Robin Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
The waste-disposal plan that Mayor Goode has hailed as a solution to Philadelphia's trash crisis has met its first legal challenge. The lawyer for a group opposing the construction of a trash-to-steam plant in Berks County to burn Philadelphia trash has formally asked Caernarvon Township officials to revoke the building permit issued for the plant, saying its issuance violated at least five sections of the township's zoning law. Norman Klinger,...
NEWS
April 18, 2013 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
The stone walls of the house Thomas Rutter built in Berks County have remained sturdy over centuries - from the colonial period and American Revolution to the Civil War and on to the present. Within them, Rutter and his descendants were first to plot the course, in the early 1700s, of the iron industry in Pennsylvania, and later supplied munitions to George Washington's Continental Army. At the Pine Forge Mansion, overlooking the Manatawney Creek, the Rutters spoke out against slavery and turned their home into a stop on the Underground Railroad network that helped thousands of African Americans find freedom.
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NEWS
September 1, 2016 | By Michael Matza, Staff Writer
After a 16-day hunger strike to pressure the federal government into freeing them, more than two dozen immigrant mothers held with their children in a Berks County detention center learned Monday that their path to asylum might be a dead end. The 28 women, most from Central America, said they were fleeing violence in their homelands when they entered the United States illegally during the last year, and sought protection. On Monday, however, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia ruled that the women, because they came here "surreptitiously," are not entitled to a review of their cases and should be deported.
NEWS
August 17, 2016 | By Ronnie Polaneczky
THERE IS NOTHING sweeter than kids in pajamas on a Saturday. No school or day care to get to, nothing to do but refill sticky cereal bowls and juice cups and snuggle in for cartoons before hitting the swings for outdoor fun. Mark Short's little ones - Liana, 8; Mark Jr., 5; and Willow, 2 - were in their pj's on Saturday, Aug. 6, when he blew them away with the gun he had bought two weeks before. Babies bleeding to death in their jammies. I cannot begin to shake the image from my head.
NEWS
August 17, 2016 | By Maria Panaritis, Staff Writer
LEESPORT, Pa. - About three weeks before she and her three young children were killed at gunpoint on the floor of their living room, Megan Swingle Short had called 911 to say she was afraid of the man who would end up murdering her family - her husband. She told a Berks County emergency dispatcher that she and Mark Short had been arguing. But Mark Short was gone from the family's house in Sinking Spring when police arrived on that day in July. Officers told the 33-year-old mother how to get a protection-from-abuse order to keep him away.
NEWS
August 13, 2016 | By Michael Matza, Staff Writer
Immigrant mothers held at a Berks County, Pa., detention center, some for as long as a year, began a hunger strike Monday to draw attention to what they describe as a "desperate situation" for themselves and their children. The 22 women, most from Central America, say they fled violence in their homelands and are seeking asylum in the United States. They have been locked up pending the outcome of court cases to deport them. Erika Almiron, director of the Philadelphia-based immigrant support group Juntos, said Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told a news conference last Friday that the average stay was 20 days or less.
NEWS
August 12, 2016 | By Maria Panaritis, Staff Writer
Willow, 2, was a "warrior" who loved Donald Duck. Her sister, Liana, 8, was "witty, sassy," and the family prankster. Mark Jr., 5, "approved of hugs, but kisses were out. " As those descriptions emerged Wednesday of the three siblings shot and killed alongside their parents in the living room of their home in Sinking Spring, Pa., on Saturday, investigators signaled that their work was nearing an end. Berks County officials did not disclose details...
NEWS
August 10, 2016 | By Maria Panaritis and Diane Mastrull, STAFF WRITERS
SINKING SPRING, Pa. - For two years, the most visible struggle within Mark and Megan Short's family had been the angst, then joy, poured out in Facebook posts when their youngest daughter received a heart transplant at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia when she was only 6 days old. Willow Short was, in the words of her mother, "one amazing little miracle who beat the odds!" Now investigators, neighbors, and others are left trying to understand the more pernicious struggle - an unseen powder keg of apparent domestic conflict - that left the 2-year-old, once expected to die in the womb, dead alongside her brother, sister, and parents in their Berks County living room.
BUSINESS
March 30, 2016
Effective Friday, Career Wardrobe will operate boutiques at the following locations: Berks County. Berks Counseling Center, 645 Penn St., Second Floor, Reading, 610-373-4281. Bucks County. 1260 Veterans Hwy., Bristol, 215-781-1073. Chester County. Wings for Success, 490 Lancaster Ave., Frazer, 610-644-6323. Delaware County. 160 E. Seventh St., First Floor, Chester, 610-447-1686. Philadelphia County. 1822 Spring Garden St., 215-568-6693. SOURCE: Career Wardrobe
BUSINESS
March 30, 2016 | By Diane Mastrull, Staff Writer
For those in the business of helping others in need, the call to do more is often unending. At Career Wardrobe, it came from within. The nonprofit had been providing free or low-cost professional clothing and job-search support to Philadelphia women for nearly 20 years when it adopted a strategic plan more than a year ago to serve more people, executive director Sheri Cole said. First that included offering a small-fee-based service to any unemployed person, not just those on public assistance, as well as clothing assistance for men. Now comes a growth opportunity well beyond Cole's imaginings, compliments of Gov. Wolf's administration.
NEWS
March 15, 2016
In January 2015, a worker at the federal government's immigrant detention center in Berks County was arrested for repeated sexual contact with a 19-year old who was being held there. One incident was witnessed by an 8 year-old child detainee. Later that year, a human rights group found that the Berks detention center staff performs "night checks" every 15 minutes, using flashlights that repeatedly wake up the women and children held there. That kind of nighttime disruption is especially alarming to the detainees, almost all of whom are fleeing violence and oppression in their home countries and seeking asylum.
NEWS
February 16, 2016
Authorities on Sunday identified three people killed in a massive pileup on Interstate 78 that occurred during a snow squall Saturday. They are Kenneth Lesko, 50, of Bethpage, New York; Francisca Pear, 54, of Bridgewater, New Jersey; and Alfred Dean Kinnick, 57, of Limestone, Tenn., Pennsylvania State Police said. At least 50 cars and tractor-trailers were involved in the crash about 9:30 a.m. Saturday on the east- and westbound lanes of I-78 in Bethel Township on the Berks County and Lebanon County lines.
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