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Water main break slows travel through Sinking Spring

A water main break caused traffic troubles in Reading's western suburbs on Thursday afternoon.

Parents speak out about teen s death at lake

Parents speak out about teen's death at lake

Funeral services will be Friday for a young man who should have started his senior year at Brandywine Heights High School this week.

Reading man charged with murder in 2015 killing

Man charged with murder: 'I killed her'

A Reading man is behind bars without bail in the killing of his girlfriend just days before Christmas.

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DEP reminds people of no trespassing at 'Peace Rock'

As summer winds down, Pennsylvania officials have another warning for people thinking about swimming in an area of the Schuylkill River near the border between Berks and…

Police: Shop owner uses cane to fend off knife-wielding woman

A would-be robber with a knife was no match for a cane-carrying shop owner in Reading, police said.

Bank robbery 4th in Berks in last 15 days

Police are investigating the second robbery of a bank in downtown Reading and the fourth in Berks County in recent weeks.

9,000 PNC Bank ATMs to receive security upgrades

PNC Bank said it is upgrading 9,000 ATMs to improve transaction security.

 

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3 accused of blowing up turtle with firecrackers

MANHEIM, Pa.

Police in Pennsylvania say two men and a 17-year-old boy are facing charges after they exploded two M-80 firecrackers on a turtle, killing the reptile.

Van crashes into utility pole in West Penn

WEST PENN TWP., Pa.

Emergency crews were at the scene of an accident in Schuylkill County.

Reading teachers agree to new contract

READING, Pa.

Just in time for the new school year, teachers in the Reading School District now have a contract.

Local group runs with a mission

WEST READING, Pa.

A local group is running with a mission -- to enrich the lives of America’s veterans through physical and social activity.

Schuylkill County greenhouse sees opportunity in medical marijuana law

MCADOO, Pa.

The owners of a Schuylkill County greenhouse are hoping the legalization of medical marijuana moves them into a new business direction

Fire victim's brother: 'I know she's a fighter'

SALISBURY TWP., Pa.

Survivors of a tragic fire said they did all they could after two women were forced to jump from the third floor of a burning building in Berks County.

Police renew plea for help to ID parking lot shooter

READING, Pa.

Police have released a picture of a man they said is responsible for firing several shots in the air outside of a convenience store in northwest Reading.

Reading man gets life in prison for contract killings

BOISE, Idaho

A Reading man convicted of a double killing that has been described as a murder-for-hire has been sentenced to life in prison.

Schuylkill County man accused of sex with teenager

MAHANOY TWP., Pa.

State police in Schuylkill County have made a sexual assault arrest.

Focus on fire safety follows tragedy in Sinking Spring

SINKING SPRING, Pa.

Western Berks fire officials and the American Red Cross walked door-to-door Tuesday, talking about fire safety.

Man dies after fight with father in Oley, police say

OLEY TWP., Pa.

State police are investigating the killing of a man and the wounding of his father at a home in Berks County.

Year off to sad start for Topton-area students

LONGSWAMP TWP., Pa.

The school year has gotten off to a sad start for the Brandywine Heights Area School District.

Reading Royals tickets to go on sale Thursday

READING, Pa.

Reading is ready to roar with the return of Royals hockey.

Police ID seriously injured fire victim

SINKING SPRING, Pa.

Police have identified the surviving victim of a fire that claimed the life of another woman early Monday morning.

Friends remember victim of Sinking Spring fire

SINKING SPRING, Pa

The American Red Cross will go door-to-door visiting homes in the neighborhood where a deadly fire happened early Monday morning.

Fire victim recalled as fun-loving person

SINKING SPRING, Pa.

Fighting back tears, Jose Santoya said losing Maira Bazan is like losing a sister.

Reading votes to buy shuttered swimming pool

READING, Pa.

Reading City Council voted 6-1 Monday night to adopt an ordinance to authorize the purchase of the East Reading Pool site.

Police nab alleged bank robber after pursuit

SOUTH HEIDELBERG TWP., Pa

A bank robbery sent state and local police in Berks County into action Monday afternoon.

Gas leak closes Penn Avenue in Sinking Spring

SINKING SPRING, Pa.

Emergency crews in Sinking Spring were pressed into action once again.

Police: Credit card skimming device found on gas pump

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, Pa.

Authorities in Schuylkill County are investigating a case of fraud.

Donations pour in for Lenhartsville deli after robbery

LENHARTSVILLE, Pa.

A Lenhartsville shop that was robbed says it has received an outpouring of support

One taken to hospital after van, tractor collide

WALKER TOWNSHIP, Pa.

One person had to be rushed to the hospital after a crash in Schuylkill County involving a van and a tractor

Car leaves road, gets stuck in Windsor Township field

WINDSOR TOWNSHIP, Pa.

A crash on Route 143 in Windsor Township left a car in a tight spot

Woman dies after escaping burning building

SINKING SPRING, Pa.

One woman died and another was seriously injured after escaping their burning apartment building in Berks County.

Exeter police arrest woman accused of stabbing husband

EXETER TWP., Pa.

Police have arrested a Berks County woman in the stabbing of her husband.

Man killed in early morning motorcycle crash

EARL TWP., Pa.

An Boyertown man died early Sunday morning after crashing his motorcycle into a tree.

Flying into the past

BETHEL TWP., Pa.

"It's something that we've always enjoyed ever since kids and pretty much we're all still kids today doing it."

Police say Penn State professor was murdered

POTTER TWP., Pa.

Ronald Bettig, 56, was a faculty member at the university's College of Communications since 1988.

Kennel criticized for legally breeding dogs

Tulpehocken Township, Pa.

Critics admit the actual kennel isn't the problem, it's the monetization of animal life

Hamburg boil water advisory scheduled for Monday

HAMBURG, Pa.

On Monday beginning at 8 a.m. there will be a boil water advisory in effect until further notice for select residents living in the Village of Edenburg.

 
 
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