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Children can fish for free at Annual Hamburg Fishing Rodeo

A Fishing Rodeo is planned at the Hamburg Fish and Game Association on Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20. Activities are planned rain or shine at the rear of the property, 935 5th Street in Hamburg.

2018 marks the 61st year for the rodeo, which is always held the weekend before Memorial Day.

Source: Berkscounty

Hamburg School Board foresees tax increase of .25 mills for proposed 2018-19 budget

With a vote looming on May 14, Hamburg Area school directors continue to struggle with a proposed $42.51 million budget for the 2018-19 school year that includes a .25 mill property tax increase.

The proposed budget reflects a $1.3 million deficit and if approved it would mark the 10th consecutive year that property taxes have increased by .

Source: Berkscounty

Police: Delaware man arrested for online child pornography

An undercover investigation by the Delaware Child Predator Task Force has led to the arrest of a 35-year-old man from Laurel, Delaware.
Source: Channel 6 ABC Affiliate PA

Hunger advocate tells Honey Brook Food Pantry Dinner attendees to get angry about hunger

“Get angry at hunger!” The featured speaker of the Honey Brook Food Pantry’s 2nd Annual Dinner told attendees to get angry about hunger and become hunger heroes.

“If you lined-up all the hungry people in America it would stretch from New York to Los Angeles two and a half times,” said hunger advocate Steveanna Wynn, executive director of Share who came out hard hitting with an in-your-face passionate talk.

Source: Berkscounty

Ben Franklin to Invest $203,855 in Regional Companies

The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (BFTP/NEP) Board of Directors has approved the investment of $203,855 in support of regional economic development. BFTP/NEP’s goal i
Source: bctv

Governor Mifflin students design Berks County-themed putt-putt golf course

Governor Mifflin High School students are creating a 9-hole miniature golf course designed and built by STEM students and teachers. Students designed the holes using computer-aided design and then con
Source: bctv

African penguins face extinction within 15 years, warn campaigners on World Penguin Day

African penguins may face extinction in the next 15 years if we don’t stop plundering their food to fuel factory farming, warns Compassion in World Farming on World Penguin Day (Wed 25th April, 2018).
Source: bctv

Berks students awarded in Spanish poetry-writing contest

Two Penn State Berks students received awards in the fifth annual Spanish Poetry Writing Contest sponsored by the Latin American Cultural Center (LACC) of Lancaster.
Source: bctv

Student Column: Brandywine Heights students speak their minds at April 20 Walkout

At an April 20 Walkout, Brandywine Heights Area High School students wanted to be heard again, this time in a much more inclusive way than in previous conventions such as the one on March 14, held in wake of the Parkland, Florida, shooting.

During this event, all students had the chance to be heard through three different stations put up inside the school’s auditorium which included three different stations to participate.

Source: Berkscounty

Trucks line up to help stop suicide attempt on Michigan freeway

More than a dozen tractor-trailers lined up beneath a Detroit-area freeway overpass to aid police trying to help a man contemplating suicide.
Source: Channel 6 ABC Affiliate PA

Police: Woman arrested for operating meth lab out of car

A woman faces several drug-related charges after police say she operated a meth lab out of a car.
Source: Channel 6 ABC Affiliate PA

$5,000 reward offered for information in shooting of father, 1-year-old in SW Philly

The Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police is offering a $5,000 reward Tuesday for any information leading to the arrest of a suspect in last week’s shooting in Southwest Philadelphia that injured a 21-year-old father and his 21-month-old child.
Source: Channel 6 ABC Affiliate PA

Blind man found living in deplorable conditions, brother in custody

A caretaker has been taken in for questioning after police found his blind brother living in deplorable conditions in a trailer in Philadelphia’s Frankford section.
Source: Channel 6 ABC Affiliate PA

Meek Mill to be released from prison after order from Pa. Supreme Court

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has directed Judge Brinkley to immediately issue an order releasing Meek Mill on bail, according to Mill’s lawyer.
Source: Channel 6 ABC Affiliate PA