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Police: woman stole from mall multiple times

A Pottsville woman is facing charges after police say she was caught trying to steal from a Schuylkill County mall.

City Council RAWA come to an agreement

City Council, RAWA announce preliminary agreement

The water dispute in the city of Reading is finally coming to an end.

Mount Penn and Lower Alsace merger will be on the ballot

The Municipality of Antietam Valley will go to public vote in November

The Mount Penn Borough Council and the Lower Alsace Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Monday night to authorize the merger of the two communities into the Municipality of Antietam Valley.

Police pursuit of bank robber

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Bank robbery suspect, getaway driver nabbed after police pursuit

A suspected bank robber and the woman accused of driving the getaway car are in custody following a high-speed pursuit through downtown Reading.

Reading Mayor, Vaughn Spencer

Reading City Council awards contracts, moves forward with projects

Reading City Council introduced the fourth addendum to the lease agreement with the Reading Area Water Authority (RAWA) Monday night following a press conference held by the two groups introducing the preliminary agreement.

BARTA moves closer to merger with Lancaster transit system

BARTA moves closer to merger with Lancaster transit system

BARTA is officially one step closer to joining forces with a neighboring transit authority, but not everyone is on board with the idea.

Route 222, Richmond crash

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Crash involving overturned truck closes Route 222 in Richmond

An accident involving four vehicles, including an overturned truck, closed Route 222, south of Kutztown, in both directions for a few hours Monday afternoon.

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Suspect in killings of 2 people in Idaho arrested in Reading

A Reading man being sought in the shooting deaths of two people in Idaho's capital city is now in custody.

Muhlenberg Twp. fire

Burn victim flown to hospital, in critical condition

A Muhlenberg Township man remained hospitalized in critical condition Monday with burns he suffered in a fire over the weekend.

Man dies in building fall

Berks authorities ID victim of fatal window fall

Reading authorities say the man who died falling out of a window had a criminal history. The coroner identified the victim as Jason Saxon, 35. Saxon fell out of a second story window at Seventh and Franklin streets around 9:30 Friday night, but police said they're still investigating exactly how it happened.


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