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NEWS
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
SPORTS
June 11, 2015 | By the Inquirer Staff
Andrew Wenger tallied the only goal of the match as the Union defeated Reading United, 1-0, in a friendly Tuesday at Don Thomas Stadium in Exeter, Berks County. Wenger was one of nine former Reading players to suit up for the Union. Goalkeeper John McCarthy, who also played for Reading, got the start in goal after sitting out the last six Major League Soccer matches. Reading is a player developement club for the Union.
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
NEWS
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
SPORTS
June 13, 2008 | BY THE INQUIRER STAFF
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.
NEWS
October 8, 1999 | By Jason Wermers, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
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.
SPORTS
June 14, 2006 | BY THE INQUIRER STAFF
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.
NEWS
December 31, 1995 | By Louis S. Hansen, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
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.
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.
SPORTS
June 26, 2007 | BY THE INQUIRER STAFF
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.
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