tag | Berks County

Tower Health clashes with nurses as it takes over St. Christopher’s

Tower Health and Drexel agreed to recognize the union that represents 500 registered nurses, but the new owners did not agree to assume the nurses’ old contract.

By Nina Feldman/WHYY

Suit: Pilot tried to warn before dozer killed pot suspect

The family of a marijuana suspect who wound up dead under the treads of a bulldozer commandeered by Pennsylvania State Police has filed an amended lawsuit that raises new questions about the agency’s tactics.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

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Berks DA issues public health alert after rash of overdoses

A midstate district attorney’s office is issuing a public health alert after a recent rash of drug overdoses.

By Rachel McDevitt

Police: Deer hunter dies in fall from tree stand

State police say a deer hunter was killed in a fall from a tree stand in Berks County.

By The Associated Press

Police: Berks County man who killed 2, set self on fire identified

DNA tests identified the third person as the 40-year-old son of one of the victims.
By The Associated Press

Berks County mother charged with murder after children found hanging

A midstate mother is facing murder charges after her two children were found hanging in their basement and later died.

By Rachel McDevitt

State Police: Berks County couple killed by third person who set self on fire

DNA tests are being done to identify the third person who died in the fire
By The Associated Press