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One man injured in reported Pottstown shooting
One man injured in reported Pottstown shootingPOTTSTOWN >> Police are investigating after a reported shooting in the borough left one man with a severe leg injury. Reports from the scene indicate that Pottstown Police responded to the unit block of North Franklin Street for a reported shooting Friday ...read more
Source: The Mercury
Published on Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:31:00 GMT
Thrill of the Hill
Thrill of the HillPOTTSTOWN >> There’s no denying the exhilaration that comes with gliding down a hill in a soap box car. That’s exactly why just a week after the Pottstown’s annual Soap Box Derby, kids who otherwise would never have the opportunity to experience that ...read more
Source: The Mercury
Published on Sat, 24 Jun 2017 13:22:00 GMT
Pottstown Rumble draws thousands for fierce competition
Pottstown Rumble draws thousands for fierce competitionPOTTSTOWN >> The Pottstown Rumble took over Memorial Park Saturday as players competed in the annual tournament. The 26th annual Pottstown Rumble is the world’s largest grass doubles volleyball tournament. Men and women come by the thousands each year to ...read more
Source: The Mercury
Published on Sat, 24 Jun 2017 12:49:00 GMT
Four injured in 2-vehicle crash in Douglass (Berks)
Four injured in 2-vehicle crash in Douglass (Berks)DOUGLASS (BERKS) >> Four people were taken to area hospitals following a crash between this pick-up truck and an SUV on Benjamin Franklin Highway at Douglass Drive in Douglass (Berks) Twp. Friday afternoon. Douglass Township police said the driver of this ...read more
Source: The Mercury
Published on Sat, 24 Jun 2017 10:29:00 GMT
CHRIS FREIND: Cosby verdict — Not guilty, but not exactly innocent
CHRIS FREIND: Cosby verdict — Not guilty, but not exactly innocentWhen there is a closely contested election, the recount takes place immediately. Not months or weeks later, and certainly not a year past the election, but as soon as possible. That way, the results can be certified in a reasonable amount of time.read more
Source: The Mercury
Published on Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:00:00 GMT
McConnell now faces hunt for GOP votes for Senate health bill
McConnell now faces hunt for GOP votes for Senate health billWASHINGTON >> Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has finally unwrapped his plan for dismantling President Barack Obama’s health care law. Now comes his next challenge — persuading enough Republicans to back the measure and avert a defeat that would ...read more
Source: The Mercury
Published on Fri, 23 Jun 2017 03:51:00 GMT
Juror: Cosby panel was concerned about ‘politics’ of case
Juror: Cosby panel was concerned about ‘politics’ of casePITTSBURGH >> A juror in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial said Thursday that some jurors were concerned that prosecutors waited 10 years to charge him, expressing suspicion that politics had played a role in the case. The juror told The Associated Press ...read more
Source: The Mercury
Published on Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:35:00 GMT
Ending guessing game, Trump admits there are no Comey tapes
Ending guessing game, Trump admits there are no Comey tapesWASHINGTON >> Ending a month-long guessing game that he started with a cryptic tweet and that ensnared his administration in yet more controversy, President Donald Trump declared he never made and doesn’t have recordings of his private conversations with ...read more
Source: The Mercury
Published on Fri, 23 Jun 2017 03:56:00 GMT
AP sources: Senate GOP health bill would reshape Obama law
AP sources: Senate GOP health bill would reshape Obama lawWASHINGTON >> Senate Republicans would cut Medicaid, end penalties for people not buying insurance and erase a raft of tax increases as part of their long-awaited plan to scuttle President Barack Obama’s health care law, congressional aides and lobbyists ...read more
Source: The Mercury
Published on Thu, 22 Jun 2017 02:33:00 GMT
Remodel of Lower Pottsgrove ALDI store is complete
Remodel of Lower Pottsgrove ALDI store is completeLower Pottsgrove >> After being closed for several weeks for remodeling, the Aldi store at 297 Armand Hammer Blvd. has reopened for shoppers. The renovation of the store in Lower Pottsgrove is part of a $1.6 billion investment plan for the discount grocery ...read more
Source: The Mercury
Published on Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:23:00 GMT