RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Wed, 01 Apr 2015 09:01:51 -0400 60 <![CDATA[State police called to Lazy K Campground for man barricaded in trailer]]> Bechtelsville >> State Police were called to the scene at 6:30 a.m. at the Lazy K Campground, 109 Washington Road, Bechtelsville, for reports that a man barricaded himself inside a trailer. State police and Bally ambulance are on the scene.

This story will be updated as information becomes available.

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<![CDATA[Robbery at Dollar General in Hamburg on Monday, March 30]]> Hamburg Borough Police report that an armed robbery occurred at the Dollar General store in Hamburg on Monday, March 30 at approximately 8:55 p.m.

An unknown male, approximately 6'2" and 250 lbs. entered the store located at 700 South 4th Street wearing a light colored face mask, blue hooded sweatshirt, dark blue jeans, black sneakers and gloves.

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<![CDATA[Hostages released unharmed, suspect in custody at LaMott Fire Company]]> Cheltenham Twp. >> A former volunteer firefighter released four hostages held for an hour at LaMott Fire Company and surrendered to police late Tuesday morning.

The suspect was removed from his position yesterday, Cheltenham Chief of Police John Norris said at an afternoon press conference.

"Volunteer firefighters.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:17:34 -0400 2015-03-31T15:17:34-04:00 2015-03-31T15:17:34-04:00
<![CDATA[Update: Truck driver killed in early morning I-78 crash in Greenwich Township, Berks]]> State Police Hamburg responded to a fatal crash early on Tuesday, March 31 on Interstate 78 in Greenwich Township. Berks.

After striking the center barrier, a Hyundai Elantra had become disabled on the left shoulder partially blocking the left lane on I-78 at mile marker 41.2 westbound Greenwich Township at about 4:25 a.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:22:24 -0400 2015-03-31T13:22:24-04:00 2015-03-31T13:22:24-04:00
<![CDATA[Police: Timet explosion ruled accidental; one person killed, several injured in Caernarvon Township, Berks]]> State Police are investigating an explosion at Timet Corp., Caernarvon Township, Berks, that killed one worker and injured several others. The incident has been ruled an accident.

Jacob Lopez, 27, Ephrata, was pronounced deceased on scene at 12:22 a.m. on Saturday, March 28, by a Berks County Coroner.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:50:39 -0400 2015-03-31T12:50:39-04:00 2015-03-31T12:50:39-04:00
<![CDATA[25th anniversary Kutztown Fools' Run honors memory of local runner Sally Miksiewicz]]> The excitement built as runners lined up at the starting line for the 25th annual Kutztown Fools' Run on Saturday.

"Today's race was a special day for the Fools' Run. It was our 25th anniversary and we made a big deal out of it," said Kutztown Optimist Don Sechler, event coordinator of the scholarship benefit fundraiser.

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<![CDATA[Berks County commissioners find backdrop for 911 funding plea]]> The Berks County commissioners are moving their April 9 meeting to make a point.

The board has been emphasizing the need for state legislators to update the funding system for emergency services. The April 9 meeting will take place, therefore, at the Department of Emergency Services in Reading.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:42:27 -0400 2015-03-31T10:42:27-04:00 2015-03-31T10:42:27-04:00
<![CDATA[Regional planners resolve Route 422 tolling debate]]> POTTSTOWN >> Tolls on Route 422 -- the conversation that just won't die -- rose from the grave again Wednesday, March 25, as planners for eight municipalities wrestled with comprehensive plan language to make their opposition to the idea clear.

East Coventry Supervisor Michael Moyer, who penned STORIFY <![CDATA[Report: Coroner called to I-78 crash]]> Greenwich Twp. >> The coroner has been called to the scene of a multi-vehicle crash that has backed up I-78 West Tuesday morning, WFMZ reported.

The crash, which happened after 5 a.

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<![CDATA[Pack 184 participates in Scout Sunday]]> Pack 184 participated in Scout Sunday, Feb. 8, at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hamburg.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:42:55 -0400 2015-03-30T11:42:55-04:00 2015-03-31T14:07:00-04:00
<![CDATA[Living history at Kutztown Easter on the Farm: Demos, activities, egg hunts, food and music offer historical experience at Pa. German Cultural Heritage Center]]> Visitors experienced history at Easter on the Farm on March 28 at the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University.

Historical activities included blacksmithing, log hewing, pottery making, and hearth cooking. Other activities included egg hunts, pony and wagon rides, petting zoo, and hands-on crafts.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:24:33 -0400 2015-03-30T16:24:33-04:00 2015-03-31T10:14:56-04:00
<![CDATA[On Tap]]> Send your event listings to content manager Matt D'Ippolito at to have them listed in On Tap! Deadline for submissions is noon Tuesday.

April 10

WWII Dance: The Pottstown Area Senior Center will host its 16th Annual World War II Swing Dance/USO Canteen Show on Friday, April 10, from 8 to 11 p.

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<![CDATA[Kutztown Easter Bunny Train nearly sold out; passengers enjoy visit with the Bunny on train to Topton]]> "Toot, toot!" and "Ding, Ding!" as the train arrived at the Kutztown Train Station on Sunday, for the second day of the Easter Bunny Train.

Similar to what one might expect to see in the days of old, the Kutztown Train Station was a hopping place as people crowded inside to purchase train tickets and lined up outside the diesel locomotive and three cabooses, waiting for Jim Schlegel, Kutztown, to announce, "All aboard!"

"We're keeping traffic on the railroad from Kutztown to Topton," said Schlegel.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:08:13 -0400 2015-03-30T14:08:13-04:00 2015-03-30T15:25:08-04:00
<![CDATA[Police officers meet in Hamburg for Below 100 Program]]> Forty-nine police officers from 22 police departments representing both Schuylkill and Berks County met at Hamburg Area High School on Tuesday, March 24, to participate in the Below 100 Program that aims to reduce the line-of-duty deaths of police officers to less than 100 per year.

"I think it is important because it emphasizes Officer safety using common sense," said Joe O'Donnell, a retired Police Officer from the City of Pottsville and Traffic Safety Coordinator for North Central Highway Safety.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:40:07 -0400 2015-03-30T11:40:07-04:00 2015-03-30T15:08:48-04:00
<![CDATA[Montgomery County S.P.C.A. Pets of the Week]]> This is Roxy. She is a beagle and labrador retriever mix. This adorable girl is approximately 9 years old but still enjoys long walks and being active. Roxy is a wonderful mix of both breeds. Stop in and meet her and many other shelter friends at the Perkiomenville S.P.C.A. ID#A253101

Gordon is a very handsome neutered lynx point Siamese mix.

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