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Officials: 2-alarm fire burning at home on Route 309

Firefighters are battling a huge blaze at home in Schuylkill County.

Fire levels shed in Richmond Township

Fire levels shed in Richmond Township

A fast moving fire has leveled a shed in Richmond Township.

FBI renews search for former college swim coach

FBI renews search for former college swim coach

The FBI is searching for new clues as agents hunt for a former swim coach from Lancaster County.

Perry Elementary plants trees in honor of staff community

Patrick Manwiller/69 News

Perry Elementary plants trees in honor of staff, community

One Hamburg area school is branching out in an effort to say thank you.

Speedway gas station on Lancaster Avenue in Reading

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Jackpot-winning Match 6 Lotto ticket bought in Reading

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

Andrew Valentino/69 News

Berks courthouse lanterns to receive $86K upgrade

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

Eugenio Alvarez

Man punched while trying to take Reading officer's stun gun

A man found himself with a fist in his face while trying to disarm a Reading police officer of his stun gun.

Officials Brace for delays during Buttonwood bridge project

Matt Schaffer/69 News

Officials: Brace for delays during Buttonwood bridge project

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

Derrick Redcay

Liz Kilmer/69 News

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.

Allegheny Avenue, Reading, homicide

Matt Schaffer/69 News

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.

 

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Police investigate thefts of bronze plaques from monuments

Police investigate thefts of bronze plaques from monuments

Andrew Valentino/69 News

CUMRU TWP., Pa.

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

Shooting victim found dead inside car in Reading

Man found dead in car after shooting

Matt Schaffer/69 News

READING, Pa.

Reading police are investigating the apparent shooting death of a man in Reading late Thursday night.

Dog recovering after being stabbed, left for dead in woods

Dog recovering after being stabbed left for dead in woods
BRICKERVILLE, Pa.

Hikers made a disturbing discovery in the woods about 12 miles from Womelsdorf in Lancaster County.

Berks County slapped with wrongful death lawsuit

Berks County slapped with a wrongful death lawsuit
PHILADELPHIA

The estate of a woman who died while serving time in the Berks County Jail is taking the case to court.

Police ID man struck, killed by train in Wernersville

Train accident in Wernersville

Gregory Didyoung/69 News

WERNERSVILLE, Pa.

Police on Thursday identified a man who was struck and killed by a freight train in Berks County as being from Lehigh County.

69 News winner of 2015 People's Choice Award

69 News winner of 2015 People s Choice Award

Chad Blimline/69 News

EXETER TWP., Pa.

WFMZ-TV has again been honored as the "people's choice" for local TV news.

RHS alums donate classic childhood books to students

RHS alums donate classic childhood books to students
READING, Pa.

In honor of World Book Day, two Reading High School alums are hoping to spread their love of literature.

Berks banker rings Dow's closing bell on Wall Street

Berks banker rings Dow s closing bell on Wall Street
NEW YORK

A well-known name on the Berks County banking scene is at it again.

Man guilty of murder in killing of ex-lover's roommate

Michael Walker

Chad Blimline/69 News

READING, Pa.

A man on trial for the killing of his ex-lover's roommate in Berks County has been found guilty of murder.

Age is just a number to Reading Hospital volunteer

Age is just a number to Reading Hospital volunteer
WEST READING, Pa.

The Reading Hospital relies on hundreds of volunteers every year, including one man who is not letting anything stand in his way of helping others.

Car pushes trash can into convenience store window

Crash at Turkey Hill in Laureldale

Jace Codi/69 News

LAURELDALE, Pa.

An accident led to a close call for employees and customers of a convenience store in Berks County.

Parents of special ed students concerned with discipline, curriculum

50 years of NORWESCAP in Belvidere
READING, Pa.

Frustrated parents of special education students, both gifted and disabled, showed up to address the Reading School Board during Wednesday evening's board meeting.

Thousands gather to honor Exeter teen killed in crash

Thousands gather to honor Exeter teen killed in a crash
EXETER, Pa.

Thousands of people gathered Wednesday night in honor of an Exeter Township High School senior who died in a car crash.

Person hit, killed by train in western Berks

Person hit by train in Western Berks
WERNERSVILLE, Pa.

The coroner was called Wednesday night  to the scene of a pedestrian accident involving a freight train in western Berks County.

Coroner called to pedestrian accident in Berks County

WERNERSVILLE, Pa.

The accident happened around 8 p.m. in Wernersville

New Trillium CNG fueling station opens in Pottsville

New Trillium CNG fueling station opens in Pottsville
POTTSVILLE, Pa.

Three companies celebrated Earth Day by taking part in a special ribbon cutting ceremony in Pottsville Wednesday.

RACC, Redner's team up for new scholarship

RACC Redner s team up for new scholarship
READING, Pa.

Some students at Reading Area Community College will receive a break when it comes to paying for school.

Man accused of stealing guns, car from home in Windsor

Man accused of stealing guns car from home in Windsor
WINDSOR TWP., Pa.

A man stole a car and guns from a home in Windsor Township, police said.

Sly Fox's new SRT Ale benefits Schuylkill River Trail

Sly Fox s new SRT Ale benefits Schuylkill River Trail
POTTSTOWN, Pa.

A local brewery has come up with a unique way to help the Schuylkill River Trail.

GM of new hotel to neighboring businesses: 'Get ready for it'

GM of new hotel to neighboring businesses Get ready for it
READING, Pa.

The new DoubleTree Hotel is taking shape in center city Reading, but before the doors open, management is on a mission to spruce up the neighborhood.

Shoplifting suspect stuffs salami in his slacks, police say

Andrew Ramos
READING, Pa.

A slacks-stuffing shoplifting suspect is back in the slammer.

'Fun-raiser' in Exeter a celebration of young life lost in crash

Liz Kilmer/69 News

EXETER TWP., Pa.

A fundraiser meant to honor an Exeter Township teen who was recently killed in a car crash was set for Wednesday night.

Berks DA donates drug forfeiture money to Crime Alert

Crime Alert check presentation

Matt Schaffer/69 News

WYOMISSING, Pa.

Berks County is putting to good use the money its law enforcement officers have seized from drug dealers.

Reading man nabbed in undercover sting operation

Reading man nabbed in undercover sting operation
READING, Pa.

A Reading man is facing charges after an undercover sting operation.

Berks businesswoman honored at women's expo

Berks businesswoman honored at women s expo

69 News

WYOMISSING, Pa.

Businesswomen were the focus of an event in Wyomissing on Tuesday.

Berks County Jail working to prevent chickenpox outbreak

Berks County Jail working to prevent chickenpox outbreak

69 News

BERN TWP., Pa.

Officials at the Berks County Jail said they are working to prevent a possible outbreak of chickenpox.

Officials: Fire police desperately needed in Berks County

Officials Fire police desperately needed in Berks County
CUMRU TWP., Pa.

The men and women who help protect firefighters and the public at emergency scenes are sounding the alarm.

Caught on camera: Truck fire spreads to homes in Reading

Truck fire spreads to homes displaces 4 Reading families
READING, Pa.

Four families are displaced after a truck fire spread to nearby homes in Reading on Tuesday.

Churches answer need for new police bicycles in Reading

Reading police bicycles
READING, Pa.

Some Reading police officers who patrol the city's streets on two wheels were blessed with new bicycles on Tuesday.

Exeter students pay tribute to classmate killed in crash

Exeter student remembered
EXETER TWP., Pa.

Students at Exeter Township Senior High School arrived for classes Monday with heavy hearts.

 
 
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