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Rep. Dent resigns from Congress

Rep. Charlie Dent (PA-15) announced on April 17 his intention to resign from Congress in May.

“After discussions with my family and careful reflection, I have decided to leave Congress in the coming weeks. Serving the people of the 15th Congressional district has been a tremendous responsibility and the privilege of a lifetime, and I am honored by the trust that so many of my constituents placed in me to represent them in Washington.


Source: Berkscounty

Visually impaired students scuba dive for first time

As a way of giving back to the community, The Heritage of Green Hills, Shillington, hosted a scuba diving class at its indoor pool for youth from VisionCorps, a Lancaster-based non-profit organization that empowers people who are blind or vision impaired to attain independence.

With the help of Adaptive Diving Association, the visually impaired youth, ages 10 to 13, scuba dive for the first time on April 14.


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Jenna Reed of Fleetwood awarded national speech-language scholarship

Jenna Reed of Fleetwood has been named one of National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s first undergraduate scholarship recipients.

The award from the national organization will help offset the cost of Reed’s education in the five-year speech-language pathology program at Misericordia University.


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Bill Cosby's accuser, her mom testify at sex-assault retrial

Bill Cosby’s chief accuser at his sexual-assault trial on Monday denied framing him and said she doesn’t know a key witness who plans to testify she spoke of leveling false accusations against a celebrity.
Source: Channel 6 ABC Affiliate PA

Q&A: Starbucks CEO on what the company will do after arrests

Q&A: Starbucks CEO on what the company will do after arrests, plan to train workers on ‘unconscious bias.’
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SEPTA police K-9 Abal reunited with his former family amid controversy

A SEPTA police K-9 removed from his handler earlier this month is finally back home.
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Driver arrested after girl, 9, killed in Seaford, Del. hit-and-run

A driver has been arrested and charged with a hit-and-run in Seaford, Delaware that left a 9-year-old girl dead.
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AccuWeather: Heavy Morning Rain, Flooding Issues Today

Meteorologist Melissa Magee says some gusty thunderstorms are also possible this morning. Street flooding is possible, as well as tidal flooding through this afternoon.
Source: Channel 6 ABC Affiliate PA

Flooded roadways leave drivers stranded, traffic snarled

The heavy rains, high winds, and flooding have caused many issues during the Monday morning commute including numerous drivers having to be rescued from their vehicles.
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Viewer sends 6abc photo cards from 1973

Autographed photo cards by Larry Ferrari, Bob McLean, and Connie Roussin from 1973 showed up in our mailbox, thanks to a very thoughtful 6abc viewer.
Source: Channel 6 ABC Affiliate PA

Grange presents Community Citizen Award to Andy Schlegel for community service

Kutztown Grange presented Andy Schlegel, Kutztown, with the 2018 Community Citizen Award, recognizing Schlegel for his contributions to the Kutztown community during its annual Community Night on April 12.

“We pick somebody who has done things for the community and it’s a surprise,” said Kutztown Grange Master Kenneth Dietrich.


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Through faith, Barbara Bush overcame recent health crises

In the past, the Bush family has said the former first lady suffers from chronic pulminary disease and congestive heart failure.
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Woman falls to her death at abandoned quarry

UNION TWP. >> A woman fell to her death from a cliff after plunging more than 300 feet into water at an abandoned quarry.

The accident happened late Saturday afternoon at the Dyers Quarry near Route 345.

State police from Reading were dispatched around 5:45 p.m. for an unresponsive female lying face down in the water.


Source: Berkscounty