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The body of Alishia M. Eller, 24, of Pine Grove, was found deceased in an excavation storage site located between Musselman and Beagle roads in Bethel Township on April 19, according to Pennsylvania State Police Hamburg station in a release on April 20.

Investigators are actively following leads and conducting further interviews, according to the release.

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<![CDATA[Truck crosses into path of Accord on 737, Greenwich Township; driver of car sustains major injury]]> A tractor trailer truck crossed into the path of a Honda Accord on Route 737 in Greenwich Township at 10:53 a.m. April 18, leading to major injury for the woman driving the car.

Marley Stalker-Stempel, 23, Doylestown, was extricated from her Accord by Kutztown firefighters. She was transported via medical helicopter to Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest.

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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:24:26 -0400 2014-04-18T20:24:26-04:00 2014-04-18T20:24:33-04:00
<![CDATA[Genesius Theatre presents play about the beginnings of Alcoholics Anonymous]]>

READING - Back by popular demand, "Bill W. And Dr. Bob" - a play about the miraculous and humble beginnings of Alcoholics Anonymous - makes its triumphant return to Berks County at Genesius Theatre for one weekend only. The show runs today at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 2 and 8 p.

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<![CDATA[Ryan Seacrest leaving 'American Idol?']]>

Ryan Seacrest wants off "American Idol," according to RadarOnline.

The website reports Seacrest is preparing to bail from the show after this season, when his two-season, $30 million contract expires. Seacrest has hosted "American Idol" for 13 seasons.

"Ryan is telling friends that this season of 'Idol' is likely to be his last," an insider reportedly told Radar.

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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:11:20 -0400 2014-04-18T17:11:20-04:00 2014-04-18T17:11:28-04:00
<![CDATA[Get swimsuit-ready by Memorial Day]]>

Beginner (eight-week goal: Lose 10 pounds, tone up for summer)

This is your program if you feel ready and excited to take on an eight-week challenge, and really just want quick results by starting a new workout and diet. You're starting at little-to-no physical activity throughout the week, and with little-to-no awareness of how your eating habits stack up.

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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:07:09 -0400 2014-04-18T17:07:09-04:00 2014-04-18T17:07:09-04:00
<![CDATA[Small changes make big difference in getting ready for swimsuit season]]> We just bid a long, cold winter a welcome farewell. But while you're peeling off the layers, remember that swimsuit season is just around the corner.

Are you ready? If not, we have a few ideas on how to lose weight and tone muscle by Memorial Day Weekend.

Not enough time to make a difference?

"It's actually a lot of time," says Danielle Omar, a registered dietitian in Fairfax, Va.

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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:06:32 -0400 2014-04-18T17:06:32-04:00 2014-04-18T17:06:40-04:00
<![CDATA[Trip to Boyer's Market, Fleetwood, serves as lesson in nutrition]]> Fleetwood Girl Scout Daisy Troop 1793 visited Boyer's Market, Fleetwood, in honor of March being National Nutrition month.

Gail, Elaine and Brianne from Boyer's took the troop on a tour through the fruits and veggies. Then the girls had an activity to guess which fruits were higher in sugar.

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<![CDATA[Boyertown and Oley sixth grade students compete in The Boyertown Area Times Spelling Bee]]> There are some instances when a single letter can really make or break the situation-specifically when it comes to spelling bees.

The Boyertown Area Times recently hosted its annual sixth grade spelling bee competitions for both Oley and Boyertown school districts. Approximately twenty students from each school district participated in each event.

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<![CDATA[Charity Event in Kutztown raises funds and awareness for Autism]]> Ladies Spring Kick Off For Autism Speaks raised funds and awareness for Autism Speaks.

On Saturday, April 5, owner Pam Corrado of Main Street Inn, on 401 West Main St., donated the use of her Boutique Hotel for an Autism Speaks Charity Event that focused on bringing a new awareness and education of health to Kutztown.

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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:48:59 -0400 2014-04-17T17:48:59-04:00 2014-04-17T17:49:04-04:00
<![CDATA[District Township fire destroys building]]> On Thursday April 17, firefighters from Berks County fought a garage fire on Merkle Road in District Township on Thursday afternoon. The first call came in at 1:18 p.m.

Three miles from Bechtelsville on rural roads, the structure was consumed by the time the first firefighters reached remote location.

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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:12:03 -0400 2014-04-17T17:12:03-04:00 2014-04-17T17:23:42-04:00
<![CDATA[A Look Back in History: Verna Seagreaves' vibrant watercolors live on: Part I]]> Following the success of my first feature article published by the Berks County Historical Society, they asked me to set up an exhibit of James Christian Seagreaves pottery in the fall of that year in their museum gallery. The late redware potter article commanded such an outpouring of interest and curiosity, Mr.

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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:55:26 -0400 2014-04-17T16:55:26-04:00 2014-04-17T16:55:30-04:00
<![CDATA[Cool apps that help you get in touch with the environment]]>

Dear EarthTalk: What are some cool apps that work with a mobile phone that can help me get in better touch with the environment?

- Mitchell Brown, Troy, Mich.

Not surprisingly, there are thousands of "green" apps out there that make it easier for people to find and share information to help us all become better stewards of the natural environment.

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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:55:19 -0400 2014-04-17T16:55:19-04:00 2014-04-17T16:55:23-04:00
<![CDATA[What's Cooking with Linda: A favorite to serve, again and again]]> Darlene Qualio, Fleetwood, serves this at a recipe group gathering. Since then, several group members have made it again and again for their own families. It's a FAVORITE!

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza

1 - 13.8 Oz. Pizza Crust - can be refrigerated or ready made store bought

¼ cup Mayo with olive Oil, reduced fat

½ cup Ranch Dressing, divided

1 cup Mozzarella Cheese

1 cup White Mild Cheddar Cheese

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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:55:03 -0400 2014-04-17T16:55:03-04:00 2014-04-17T16:55:08-04:00
<![CDATA[A front-yard garden gets squared away]]>

Soil is everything.

That's one thing my brother-in-law, Peter, succeeded in pounding into my head during my year of helping him and my sister grow their own food on their homestead in Maine. So when I bought my Washington townhouse last December and started dreaming of the vegetables I'd grow in the 150-square-foot front yard, I knew the first thing I needed to do was to start improving the dirt.

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<![CDATA[The jocund company of daffodils]]>

Daffodil season lasts about a month, give or take. This is good, because daffodils have a way of mesmerizing gardeners.

"If it was for 12 months, you'd go crazy," said Karen Cogar, a daffodil fancier whose ornamental and woodland garden in Alexandria, Va., is awash at the moment with choice varieties beyond popular comprehension.

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