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Free speech and firearms raise tensions in suburban Pennsylvania

A protest last week in Wyomissing was an example of how fear — fear of Black Lives Matter protesters and Antifa, fear of an authoritarian police state, fear of neighbors who may sympathize with the “other” — has driven Americans to arm themselves.

By Anthony Orozco

ICE, Pa. courts push back on bids to free immigrant families in Berks Center due to COVID-19

After being ordered to release all children in their custody due to the coronavirus pandemic,  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials argued against releasing their parents with them in new court filings.

By Laura Benshoff/WHYY

Man serving time in robbery convicted of slaying 2 afterward in Lebanon County

A man serving time in an eastern Pennsylvania credit union robbery two years ago has been convicted in the shooting deaths of two men officials alleged he hired to transport him after the robbery.

By The Associated Press

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Court rules ICE must release children at Berks Residential Center, but advocates are concerned

“We have unfortunately seen Judge Gee’s orders ignored by ICE multiple times since 2015.”
By Alanna Elder

Berks County woman seeks taxpayer aid for defense in slaying of 2 kids

Lisa Snyder is charged with first- and third-degree murder, child endangerment, and evidence-tampering.
By The Associated Press

Mothers, midwives and doulas fight to keep Reading Birth Center open

Losses due to coronavirus prompt Tower Health to consider closure or consolidation
By Anthony Orozco

Updated: June 12, 2020 | 6:44 am

Pennsylvania releases data on COVID-19 deaths among Latinos

Counties vary in approach to tracking the virus’s impact on ethnic groups
By Anthony Orozco

After the protest is over: Reading town hall lifts Black voices in wake of #GeorgeFloyd

Focusing on the experiences and healing of the Black community living in a Latino-majority city
By Anthony Orozco