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Muhlenberg College students in Nepal at time of devastating quake

Three Muhlenberg College students were in Nepal at the time of Saturday's devastating earthquake.

Fatal crash in Albany Twp

Lehigh County man killed in Berks crash

The crash happened around 2:30 a.m. Saturday in the 2800 block of Route 143 in Albany Township.

Peace march held in Reading

A peace rally held in Reading on Saturday was a call for change.

Graffiti concerns

'Lake' graffiti spreads in Allentown, Bethlehem

Investigators are working to figure out who has been spray painting graffiti in different places in Allentown and Bethlehem.

Police mayor discuss synthetic marijuana problem

Police, mayor discuss synthetic marijuana problem

Concern continues to grow about overdoses -- and possible deaths -- linked to synthetic marijuana.

Former boxer killed

RPD homicide detectives seek clues in killing of pro-boxer

Homicide investigators in Reading went door-to-door in the city's Glenside neighborhood on Friday.

Massive blaze engulfs home

Firefighters battle inferno in Schuylkill County

Firefighters battled a huge blaze that destroyed a home in West Penn Township, Schuylkill County late Friday night.

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Municipal pension woes have people talking in Harrisburg

They may not yet be at the forefront of policy debates at the Capitol, but Pennsylvania's municipal pension troubles are stirring more discussion than usual.

Project Peace in Reading

Reading residents rally for peace

Saturday, citizens in Reading drew attention to violent crimes in their area with a peace rally.

Great Allentown Cleanup

More than 700 volunteer for Great Allentown Clean Up

More than 700 volunteers helped pick up trash, sweep streets, and make things look a little nicer in Allentown.

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Teen who suffered rare stroke supported, celebrated year later

One year later, the Muhlenberg Township teenager who suffered a life-changing stroke remains an inspiration.

69 News Week In Review

A-Treat's new lease on life is among the week's top stories

Massive earthquake causes widespread destruction in Nepal

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Death toll climbs above 1,900 after Nepal quake

Rescue crews and residents in Nepal early Sunday began the desperate search for survivors after a magnitude 7.8 quake near the capital of Kathmandu a day earlier flattened homes, buildings and temples, causing widespread damage across the region and ...

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    Earthquake kills hundreds in Nepal

    A 7.8 magnitude earthquake centered less than 50 miles from Kathmandu rocked Nepal with devastating force early Saturday, killing at least 1,400 people -- and probably more -- in Nepal's capital city, authorities said. 

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More than 700 volunteer for Great Allentown Clean Up

Great Allentown Cleanup
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

More than 700 volunteers helped pick up trash, sweep streets, and make things look a little nicer in Allentown.

Reading residents rally for peace

Project Peace in Reading
READING, Pa.

Saturday, citizens in Reading drew attention to violent crimes in their area with a peace rally.

Jackpot-winning Match 6 Lotto ticket bought in Reading

Speedway gas station on Lancaster Avenue in Reading

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READING, Pa.

If you play the Pennsylvania Lottery's Match 6 Lotto and bought your ticket in Berks County, take a close look at your numbers.

Berks courthouse lanterns to receive $86K upgrade

Berks courthouse lanterns to receive 86K upgrade

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READING, Pa.

Two antique lanterns at the Berks County Courthouse have a bright future.

Officials: Brace for delays during Buttonwood bridge project

Officials Brace for delays during Buttonwood bridge project

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READING, Pa.

Drivers are being urged to brace for delays when a major bridge project in Berks County begins this summer.

History's Headlines: Ukrainian sculptor finds muse in Allentown

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

On March 27th, the troubles that are roiling the small Central European republic of Ukraine became the focus of attention in the Lehigh Valley.

Police investigate thefts of bronze plaques from monuments

Police investigate thefts of bronze plaques from monuments

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CUMRU TWP., Pa.

A rich part of Berks County history is now in the hands of thieves.

Activists charge Allentown School District with 'racial toxicity'

Community rallies at Allentown School District meeting
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Community members donned surgical masks that read "racism is toxic" at the district's board meeting on Thursday.

 
 

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The Sustainable Development Solutions Network released its annual World Happiness report. Here are the top 10 happiest countries in the world, according to the 2015 report.

 

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Missing Persons

Missing New Jersey woman has been located

Krysten Mendez reported missing

Krysten Mendez was located in New York City and was unharmed. 

Suicidal teen reported missing

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Police in Berks County are asking the public's help to find a teen who may want to harm himself.

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