April 29, 2012
A toddler was killed while playing around a piece of farm equipment in Berks County on Sunday, authorities said. Around 4 p.m., authorities from the Berks-Lehigh Regional police department were dispatched to investigate the boy's death on a farm along Topton Road, Maxatawny Township. There were no other injuries, police said. Authorities did not release the 1 1/2-year-old's name or additional details about the incident, which is under investigation. - Darran Simon
June 23, 2008
READING - The state is testing soil at Muhlenberg High School in Berks County to see whether it contains anything that might cause cancer. State environmental officials spent the week looking for metals, arsenic, or other harmful chemicals. Last year, the Reading Eagle reported that cancer had been diagnosed in more than a dozen residents of Muhlenberg younger than 30. All but one reportedly attended the high school. - AP
June 13, 2008 |
The all-star teams representing Chester County, and the Suburban One League's National Conference and Bicentennial League advanced to the semifinals of the Carpenter Cup yesterday with victories at Penn's Meiklejohn Stadium. SOL National/Bicentennial will be the visiting team against Chester County in one semifinal of the regional high school baseball tournament at Citizens Bank Park on June 23, at 10 a.m. Lehigh Valley will meet Jersey Shore, and Burlington County will face SOL American/Continental to determine the other semifinalists today at Meiklejohn Stadium.
October 8, 1999 |
A Pottstown man was charged yesterday with vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of an accident that killed a 2-year-old boy in the early-morning hours of Sept. 27. Alfred T. Kisch, 36, was arraigned before District Justice Roland Schock in Berks County. Other charges included reckless and careless driving; four counts each of aggravated assault, simple assault and reckless endangerment; and other vehicle-code violations. Kisch was released on $25,000 bail. The accident occurred about 12:45 a.m. when Kisch, driving south on Route 100 just north of County Line Road, drove into the back of a Geo Tracker driven by Christina Jackson, 19, of Pottstown.
June 14, 2006 |
The Tri Cape and Berks County teams came up with some timely hitting yesterday to win their games in the Carpenter Cup baseball tournament. Playing at Penn's Meiklejohn Stadium, the Tri-County/Cape-Atlantic team exploded for five runs in the fifth inning to beat the Suburban One Continental, 6-3. In the first game of the day, Berks County beat Delaware County, 5-3, with three runs in the third inning. Tri Cape got two hits and three RBIs from Lower Cape May High School catcher Matt Szczur and two hits and one RBI from first baseman Mike Henrichsen.
April 30, 2012
A toddler was killed while playing near a piece of farm equipment in Berks County on Sunday, authorities said. About 4 p.m., authorities from the Berks-Lehigh Regional Police Department were dispatched to investigate the boy's death on a farm along Topton Road in Maxatawny Township. There were no other injuries, police said. Authorities did not release the 11/2-year-old's name or additional details about the incident, which is under investigation. - Darran Simon
December 31, 1995 |
Although Berks County co-hosts the mounds of trash in the Pottstown Landfill, a county commissioner-elect there says his county is not getting its share of a fund designed to pay for cleanups after the site is closed. The landfill is in both Berks and Montgomery Counties, but Montgomery County has been receiving all the money for the postclosure trust fund, said Berks County Commissioner-elect Mark Scott. Based on the amount of refuse dumped in the Berks County portion of the landfill since December 1992, Berks County is owed $193,000, he said.
June 26, 2007 |
Defending champion Lehigh Valley won three games in lopsided fashion yesterday on the first day of the third annual Softball Carpenter Cup Classic at FDR Park. Alison Hartzell and Alex Maclean combined to toss a four-hitter in Lehigh Valley's 9-1 win over the Berks County all-stars. Maclean also had a double and drove in three runs. Lehigh Valley downed Mercer County, 8-1, and Delaware County, 10-0. Kelly Muth went 3 for 3 in the rout of Delco. Chester County beat South Jersey's Olympic and Colonial Conference stars, 7-2, behind triples by Danielle Long, Maria Dispenziere and Lauren Booz.
September 7, 1992 |
Frank R. Palmer, 98, a retired Reading executive and a founder and campaign chairman of United Way of Berks County, died Friday in a Wyomissing nursing home, where he had lived the last year. Mr. Palmer was born in Chester County and graduated in 1915 from the University of Pennsylvania. He began working in 1917 as a metallurgist at Carpenter Technology Corp. in Reading and rose through the ranks to become president of the company in 1948 and chairman of the board. In 1937, Mr. Palmer wrote Tool Steel Simplified, a college-level textbook on metallurgy.
June 30, 2009 |
Berks County remained undefeated in the Carpenter Cup softball tournament and advanced to today's championship game by beating Delaware South, 1-0, yesterday at FDR Park. Third baseman Steph Graver had two hits, and catcher Rachel Trupp scored the only run of the game as Berks pitchers Jess Elper, Carissa Harris and Samantha Denlinger combined for the seven-hit shutout. Berks County (4-0) will play the winner of today's 11 a.m. semifinal game between Delaware South (3-1) and Suburban One League American/Continental (3-1)