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Tornado watch in effect for some counties until midnight

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for more than a third of Pennsylvania's 67 counties.

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BASD will accept bids for Freedom High School turf field

The Bethlehem Area School District's board of directors authorized the district to solicit bids for a synthetic turf field and all-weather track at Freedom High School during Monday night's meeting.

A night of restructuring at the Muhlenberg Twp. Commissioners meeting

A public hearing for rezoning was held at Monday night's Muhlenberg Township Board of Commissioners meeting.

Plans unveiled for new charter school at Luden s mansion

Plans unveiled for new charter school at Luden's mansion

A new arts-focused charter school is in the works in Reading.

DoubleTree Hotel project in Reading

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Reading to share 'inside scoop' on DoubleTree Hotel

Anyone interested in getting the "inside scoop" on Reading's newest hotel will get the chance in the coming weeks.

Emmaus Library unveils mural

Emmaus Library unveils new mosaic mural

The Emmaus Public Library celebrated the unveiling of a colorful mosaic mural Sunday afternoon.

Kutztown cantaloupe launch

Cantaloupes help with physics lesson

Cantaloupes were flying in the Berks County area Sunday, but provided a valuable lesson for some Kutztown University students.

Police involved shooting in Pottstown

Lower Pottsgrove officer hit by fleeing car, opens fire on driver

A chaotic scene unfolded Thursday night in the Pottstown area of Montgomery County.

Berks war veteran honored for heroic efforts in Iran

Berks war veteran honored for heroic efforts in Iran

An Air Force veteran from Muhlenberg Township is being honored for his heroic efforts.

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Allentown man sentenced for robbery, kidnapping

Twenty-seven-year-old William Davis of Allentown was sentenced to more than 14 years in prison in Connecticut  Friday, for his participation in a violent kidnapping and jewelry store robbery in April 2013.

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Pocono couple charged with stealing Internet service

Robert Gleisner, 51, of Mount Pocono, and Constance Malago,49, of Tobyhanna, are  facing criminal charges after investigators discovered the couple was using their neighbor's Internet service for nefarious purposes.

25-year volunteer at the Berks Jazz festival

Frank Gutekunst: A driving force behind Berks Jazz Fest

The Berks Jazz Fest is a moving experience for one volunteer who has been involved since the very beginning.

Forks Twp. Board of Supervisors meeting

Forks Township takes step towards paperless government

Officials in one Northampton community are going paperless.


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