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70 mph speed limit sign Pennsylvania Turnpike

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Turnpike speed upped to 70 between Morgantown, Blue Mountain

Drivers with the need for more speed are in luck on the Pennsylvania Turnpike between Berks and Cumberland counties.

Woman takes a stand against crime in her neighborhood

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Woman takes stand against crime in her neighborhood

A Reading woman is taking a stand against crime.

Woman struck by fire truck in Exeter Township

Woman, 91, struck by fire truck outside senior living community

An elderly woman was injured when she was struck by a fire truck outside a senior living community in Berks County.

Stray cat

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Dozens of stray cats left behind by caretaker's death

A Reading woman who dedicated herself to taking care of stray cats has passed away, leaving local groups scrambling to find new homes for the many she left behind.

Parents charged in baby s death heading to trial

Parents charged in baby's death heading to trial

A Schuylkill County couple charged in connection with their baby's death are heading to trial.

Lawmakers news conference at Bethany

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Lawmakers examine local housing of minors entering US illegally

Three members of Berks County's delegation to the House of Representatives gathered Tuesday in an effort to learn more about the local housing of Central American children who entered the United States illegally.

Exeter Commons sinkhole

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End in sight for repair of shopping center sinkhole

Frustration is mounting among business owners and customers nearly three months after a sinkhole swallowed part of a busy shopping center.

Heroin hearing

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RACC hosts hearing on 'heroin crisis' in rural Pennsylvania

What officials describe as a growing heroin epidemic in rural Pennsylvania took center stage at a public hearing in Reading on Tuesday.

New Pennsylvania State Police helicopter

Pa. State Police begin replacing aging fleet of helicopters

The Pennsylvania State Police have unveiled their next generation of patrol helicopters.

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Police: Berks man drove snowmobile into cars, fired gun at wife

A Berks County man has been jailed in connection with a pair of separate incidents involving a snowmobile and a gun.


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