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Regional Morning Briefing: Grief, anger and what was lost when Bianca Roberson became victim of fatal road-rage shooting
Regional Morning Briefing: Grief, anger and what was lost when Bianca Roberson became victim of fatal road-rage shootingWe have a pretty nice Sunday on tap. There will be plenty of sun, a decent breeze and low humidity. Expect the high to top out around 84 degrees. The commonwealth has withdrawn charges against two members of the Pagan’s Motorcycle Club for an alleged ...read more
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Published on Sun, 20 Aug 2017 04:14:00 GMT
Powerball jackpot boosted to $535 million on brisk sales; drawing is Saturday
Powerball jackpot boosted to $535 million on brisk sales; drawing is SaturdayHarrisburg >> In response to brisk ticket sales, the Powerball® jackpot for the Saturday, August 19, drawing was increased today to a $535 million annuity value or a $340.1 million cash prize. It is the game’s fifth-largest jackpot on record. The ...read more
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Published on Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:48:00 GMT
Authorities ID pedestrian killed in Lower Pottsgrove crash
Authorities ID pedestrian killed in Lower Pottsgrove crashLOWER POTTSGROVE >> A pedestrian that was struck and killed Thursday night has been identified by authorities. James Slifer, 71, was identified by authorities Friday as the victim of a fatal crash Thursday night. The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office ...read more
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Published on Sat, 19 Aug 2017 09:54:00 GMT
Spain manhunt deepens as Barcelona insists ‘I am not afraid’
Spain manhunt deepens as Barcelona insists ‘I am not afraid’BARCELONA, Spain >> Police shot and killed five people wearing fake bomb belts who staged a deadly car attack in a seaside resort in Spain’s Catalonia region Friday, just hours after a van plowed into pedestrians on a busy Barcelona promenade. Spanish ...read more
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Published on Fri, 18 Aug 2017 04:40:00 GMT
Phoenixville equality rally draws hundreds to Reeves Park
Phoenixville equality rally draws hundreds to Reeves ParkPHOENIXVILLE >> Between 300 and 400 people — some from as far away as Baltimore — gathered in Reeve’s Park Friday night to take a stand against hate. Organized by self-described liberal Chris Brickhouse and Republican Borough Councilman Michael ...read more
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Published on Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:23:00 GMT
ISIS claims responsibility for deadly attack in Spain
ISIS claims responsibility for deadly attack in SpainBARCELONA, Spain >> A van veered onto a sidewalk and barreled down a busy pedestrian zone Thursday in Barcelona’s picturesque Las Ramblas district, swerving from side to side as it mowed down tourists and residents and turned the popular European ...read more
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Published on Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:43:00 GMT
Morning Briefing: Community prays for justice as Chesco road rage suspect waives hearing; Post-Charlottesville gathering in Pottstown
Morning Briefing: Community prays for justice as Chesco road rage suspect waives hearing; Post-Charlottesville gathering in PottstownGood Morning. Here are some of the top stories from around the region. Linda VanOcker doesn’t know the name of the 19-year-old woman who was sexually assaulted at Norristown Farm Park Aug. 1. Wednesday night was her first time at the park. What connects ...read more
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Published on Fri, 18 Aug 2017 04:06:00 GMT
Missing Berks teen found safe in Phoenixville
Missing Berks teen found safe in PhoenixvillePHOENIXVILLE >> Phoenixville Police said a 15-year-old girl who was reported missing has been found safe. Phoenixville Police said in a Facebook post Friday that 15-year-old Nicole Wills of Berks County was found safe Friday night in Phoenixville.read more
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Published on Sat, 19 Aug 2017 11:52:00 GMT
71-year-old man fatally struck by vehicle in Lower Pottsgrove
71-year-old man fatally struck by vehicle in Lower PottsgroveLOWER POTTSGROVE >> A pedestrian was struck and killed Thursday night after police say the driver didn’t see him on the road. Lower Pottsgrove Police said Friday that a 71-year-old man has been pronounced dead after he was struck while attempting to ...read more
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Published on Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:05:00 GMT
Chester County’s Sheriff’s office ‘going to the dogs’ on Cruise Night
Chester County’s Sheriff’s office ‘going to the dogs’ on Cruise NightWest Chester >> If you tell Chester County Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh that her office has gone to the dogs, she might not totally disagree. Last year, the Sheriff’s Department celebrated the 10-year anniversary of its K-9 program. The Chester ...read more
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Published on Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:16:00 GMT