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11 families evacuated for apartment fire in Berks County

11 families evacuated in Berks County apartment fire

Firefighters responded to the 4-alarm blaze just before 1 a.m. Wednesday.

Exeter School District Curriculum Committee meeting

Dramatic decline in PSSA scores in Exeter Township

This was the first year of a new test for grades 3 through 8.

YMCA shows off to Pa lawmakers as part of Advocacy Week

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YMCA shows off to Pa. lawmakers as part of 'Advocacy Week'

The Sinking Spring YMCA is showing off to Pennsylvania lawmakers.

New developments in crash that killed church pastor

New developments in crash that killed church pastor

There are new developments in the case of a Bern Township man charged in a crash that killed one pastor and seriously injured another.

Fitness center owner facing more drug charges

Fitness center owner facing more drug charges

A Brecknock Township man accused of running a drug operation out of a gym in Shillington now faces more charges.

Owner of bail bonds company pleads guilty in forgery case

Owner of bail bonds company pleads guilty in forgery case

The owner of a Reading bail bonds shop accused of duplicating bonds has pleaded guilty.

Dick Yuengling previews brewery s new museum store

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Dick Yuengling previews brewery's new museum, store

You will soon be able to wander through time and enjoy a taste of history in a much larger space.

 

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Police warn of daytime burglar; 'It's just heartbreaking'

EXETER TWP., Pa.

Exeter Township police are warning residents to be on alert after daytime burglaries were reported in a quiet community.

National Night Out events planned across Berks

Many people will gather with their family, friends and neighbors at National Night Out events across the country Tuesday evening.

John Calvaresi, 'redrum' killer, dies behind bars

SOMERSET, Pa.

A former Berks County man has died while serving a life sentence for committing one of Reading's most infamous murders.

Schuylkill County music teacher competes for supplies

TOWER CITY, Pa.

A Schuylkill County elementary school teacher may win $2,500 for school supplies next month.

Fire destroys two homes in Coaldale

COALDALE, Pa.

Pennsylvania State Police in Schuylkill County are investigating the early morning blaze.

Reading man killed in crash in Chester County

WALLACE TWP., Pa.

A Reading man lost his life in a two-vehicle crash in Chester County on Tuesday.

Stokesay Castle, Lower Alsace Ambulance team up for fundraiser

LOWER ALSACE TWP., Pa.

Money donated to the Lower Alsace Ambulance Association will go twice as far, thanks to Stokesay Castle and The Knight's Pub.

Exeter police solving crimes through Facebook

EXETER TWP., Pa.

The Exeter Township Police Department is turning up the heat on criminals through social media.

Traffic stop on Pa. Turnpike nets kilo of cocaine

CAERNARVON TWP., Pa.

A Philadelphia man's alleged need for speed on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Berks County led to a big find for state police.

Man, 18, found shot to death in south Reading neighborhood

READING, Pa.

Daylight led to a startling discovery on Reading's south side Monday morning.

Pa. senator opens new district office in Spring building

SPRING TWP., Pa.

A Pennsylvania state senator has opened a new office in Berks County.

Police identify man who drowned at popular swimming spot

WEST BRUNSWICK TWP., Pa.

Authorities have identified the man who drowned at a popular swimming location near Hamburg as being from Philadelphia.

Daniel Tiger, neighborhood friends set to roll into Reading

READING, Pa.

Mister Rogers' trolley is set to roll into downtown Reading with some familiar faces on board.

Chick-fil-A restaurants in Berks to help students in need

EXETER TWP., Pa.

The three Chick-fil-A restaurants in Berks County are joining forces to help children in need this school year.

Fire crews respond to two-alarm blaze in Reading

READING, Pa.

Six people are now without a home after a two-alarm fire in Reading, Berks County.

Body recovered at Birdsboro Climbing Quarry in Berks County

ROBESON TOWNSHIP, Pa.

69 News has learned the identify of the body of the man who appears to have drowned in the Birdsboro Climbing Quarry on Friday.

Plane makes emergency landing near homes in Penn Township

PENN TOWNSHIP, Pa.

A small single-engine Rockwell Commander plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Penn Township, Berks County Saturday afternoon.

Crews respond to water accident at Berks County quarry

ROBESON TOWNSHIP, Pa.

Rescue crews are expected to return to the Birdsboro quarry Saturday to search for the body of a missing person.

Berks man crashes car into US Capitol barricade, police say

WASHINGTON

The driver of a car that crashed into a barricade at the entrance to the U.S. Capitol grounds in Washington has been identified as a man from Berks County.

Reading Area Water Authority proposes 18% rate increase

READING, Pa.

Reading Area Water Authority customers could see a bump in their water bills.

Donations needed to improve Colebrookdale Railroad

COLEBROOKDALE TWP., Pa.

A popular tourists destination in Berks County needs community support to stay on track.

BARTA shuttle ridership low as free rides come to an end

READING, Pa.

Buttonwood Street Bridge commuters don't seem to be embracing one of the recommended alternatives to the now-closed span between Reading and West Reading.

Albright College helps ready Reading's next mayor for office

READING, Pa.

The three men hoping to become Reading's next mayor are preparing for the possibility of taking office in the new year.

Heavy downpours flood streets, intersections in Berks

WYOMISSING, Pa.

It was a case of too much too fast as a storm dumped heavy rain on the region Thursday afternoon.

Championship drum, bugle corps practices play in Hamburg

HAMBURG, Pa.

Some world-class musicians didn't let the rain put a dent in their practice Thursday.

Homeowners fired up over heating requirement

LONGSWAMP TWP., Pa.

Folks in a mobile home park in Longswamp Township are fired up over a heating mandate that could cost families thousands of dollars.

Police targeting drivers with need to speed in neighborhoods

MUHLENBERG TWP., Pa.

Police in Berks County are cracking down on drivers who are speeding through neighborhoods and whizzing past playing children.

Northumberland man charged with sexual assaults

GILBERTON, Pa.

Twenty-seven-year-old Johnathan Rockwell Grove of Northumberland County has been jailed for a series of sexual assaults that occurred in 2003 in Schuylkill County.

Adoption of Animal Rescue League cats, kittens free Thursday

CUMRU TWP., Pa.

If you're looking for a companion in the form of a cat or kitten, look no further than the Animal Rescue League of Berks County.

Driver dies ahead of race; 'He loved racing,' uncle says

KUTZTOWN, Pa.

Family members, friends and fans gathered at Action Track USA  in Kutztown Wednesday night in honor of Mike Bailey.

 
 
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