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Man charged with shooting deaths of two

Charges filed in double homicide in Reading

A Birdsboro man has confessed to fatally shooting two people and wounding a third near the Santander Arena in Reading early Wednesday morning.

 

NY men busted on 78 in Berks to stand trial on drug charges

NY men busted on I-78 in Berks to stand trial on drug charges

Two New York men who, police said, were busted with heroin and cocaine on Interstate 78 in Berks County are heading to trial.

Man charged in 4M drug operation heading to trial

Man charged in $4M drug operation heading to trial

A man accused of running a multi-million dollar drug operation in Amity Township is heading to trial.

Police Man broke into business stole security system

Police: Man broke into business, stole security system

A man broke into a business in Berks County and took off with more than just cash, police said.

Caught on camera Bear roaming around Fleetwood area

Caught on camera: Bear roaming around Fleetwood area

A bear has been spotted roaming the streets of Richmond Township in Berks County.

Silo move

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Berks company puts century-old grain silo in motion

A retired grain silo that has towered over the rolling farm fields of Lancaster County for the last century has been given a new home and a new life, thanks in part to a Berks County company.

Reading double homicide

Man, woman killed, 3rd person wounded by gunfire in Reading

A shooting in Reading overnight left two people dead and a third wounded.

 

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Strong thunderstorms move through Berks County

TULPEHOCKEN TWP., Pa.

Strong thunderstorms are moving through Berks County, reportedly leaving behind a path of damage to trees and power lines.
Link: Local radar

Caught on camera: Man steals Crime Alert donation box

WYOMISSING, Pa.

A nonprofit organization that works to fight crime in Berks County has become the victim of a crime.

Schuylkill County teen drowns

WEST MAHANOY TWP., Pa.

A Schuylkill County teenager drowned in West Mahanoy Township Tuesday night.

Police: Bad batch of heroin may make its way into Berks

READING, Pa.

Authorities are putting out an urgent warning about a batch of heroin, potentially laced with dangerous chemicals, that may make its way into Berks County.

Reading City Council to address utility meter issue in the city

READING, Pa.

Reading City residents say UGI Utilities continues to create problems for them with the initiative to move meters from inside to outside residents' homes.

'Mobile ice cream parlor' a twist on traditional ice cream truck

SPRING TWP., Pa.

A Lower Heidelberg Township family is launching a twist on the traditional ice cream truck.

West Reading police add new bicycles to patrol fleet

WEST READING, Pa.

Police in West Reading have a new way to get around town.

Man arrested in ambush-style attack in Reading

READING, Pa.

Authorities have charged a man in an ambush-style attack.

Jury selection begins for man charged in triple homicide

READING, Pa.

Jury selection has started in the case of a Berks County man charged with killing three people.

Spring boy, 10, dies after being pulled from pool in Upper Nazareth

UPPER NAZARETH TWP., Pa.

Authorities are investigating the death of a Berks County boy who was rushed to a hospital after being pulled from swimming pool in Northampton County over the Memorial Day weekend.

27 Pennsylvania counties remain in drought watch

HARRISBURG, Pa.

Recent rainfall hasn't been enough to lift Berks and 26 other Pennsylvania counties out of a state-declared drought watch.

Comedian Paula Poundstone to entertain audience in Reading

READING, Pa.

Anything can happen when comedian Paula Poundstone takes the stage at the Santander Performing Arts Center in Reading.

Fleetwood couple killed in crash with SUV

RICHMOND TWP., Pa.

A Fleetwood couple was killed Sunday in a crash with an SUV in Richmond Township.

Man walking along Route 222 suspect in homicide

READING, Pa.

A Reading man was charged with first degree murder after police said he shot and killed another man in the city.

Marchers parade in Mohnton to celebrate Memorial Day

MOHNTON, Pa.

The parade included performances by local students, such as the Governor Mifflin High School band

Crews battle brush fire in Tilden Township

TILDEN TOWNSHIP, Pa.

Flames were reported near the 400 block of Pine Road

Motorcycle, car collide in Union Township

UNION TOWNSHIP, Pa.

Police said 35-year-old Stanley Thomas was traveling north on Route 345 near Shed Road when a car entered his path causing a collision

St. Luke's awards scholarships to 14 seniors

COALDALE, Pa.

Fourteen graduating high school seniors are receiving academic scholars from St. Luke's Hospital's Miners Campus in Coaldale.

Driver crashes into parked vehicles and home in Spring Township

SPRING TWP., Pa.

Police have tracked down the man responsible for crashing his vehicle into three parked vehicles and a home in Spring Township early Sunday morning.

Man shot, killed in Reading; woman wounded

READING, Pa.

Police are investigating the deadly shooting of a man and the wounding of a woman in Reading.

Reading police at scene of shooting

READING, Pa.

The shooting was reported in the area of West Douglass and Ritter streets.

Elderly couple distracted, home burglarized in Berks County

DISTRICT TWP., Pa.

Pennsylvania State Police are looking for two men who they say burglarized an elderly couple's home in District Township, Berks County.

Memorial Day weekend DUI crackdown continues

Pennsylvania State Police are beefing up roadway security over Memorial Day weekend.

Reading School District teacher appears on Jeopardy

SPRING TWP., Pa.

It was an atypical night for some Reading School District teachers at P.J. Whelihan's Pub and Restaurant in Spring Township

Police in Berks County cracking down on DUI

WEST READING, Pa.

The unofficial start of summer is here and millions of Americans will be hitting the road and as they do police in Berks County are issuing a warning

Schuylkill County man charged in 1-year-old's death

ASHLAND, Pa.

State police said 29-year-old Joseph Brennan killed a 1-year-old girl in Schuylkill County

Fundraiser honors boy who lost battle with brain cancer

EXETER TWP., Pa.

A group that formed after a young boy lost his battle with cancer is helping others suffering from the disease.

Sale of Rest Haven proceeds in Schuylkill County

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, Pa.

Schuylkill County commissioners unanimously approved the sale of the county's Rest Haven nursing home for $10.9 million Thursday.

Berks school bus driver remembered

MUHLENBERG TWP., Pa.

A beloved school bus driver who died in a crash this past weekend is being remembered.

Hailstorm's impact still being felt year later

Repairs are still underway exactly one year after a devastating hailstorm ripped through the region.

 
 
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