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Reading police charge 2 teens in shooting

The victim was shot in the abdomen following an argument outside a North Fourth Street home.

Reading house fire

Reading firefighter injured battling fire at vacant house

Reading firefighters spent the night battling a two-alarm house fire.

Neighbors seek stop light for busy Reading intersection

Neighbors seek stop light for busy Reading intersection

Neighbors who live near S. 5th and Bingaman, in Reading, are hoping to see a light at the end of the tunnel in their quest for a stoplight.

Fightin Phils prepare for final homestand of the season

Fightin Phils begin final home stand of season

It's another sign that summer is winding down as the Reading Fightin Phils begin the final home stand of the season

Berks County to increase security at county facilities

Berks County to increase security at county facilities in wake of Chester County attack

A security master plan has already been put into motion, and the county hired a consulting firm to recommend ways to better protect both visitors and employees

Berks County cockfighting investigation

Charges dismissed in Berks cockfighting investigation

All of the charges connected to an alleged cockfighting operation in Penn Township have been dismissed.

Reading shooting

Reading police investigate shooting

A man is in the hospital after a shooting in reading early Wednesday night.

 

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Crash shuts down Route 724 in Spring Township

Route 724 in Spring Township between Spohn Road and Iroquois Avenue was shut down for more than nine hours Wednesday after a car wiped out a utility pole.

Local K-9 officers celebrate national dog day in style

WEST PENN TWP., Pa.

West Penn Township K-9 "Gunner" received his very own bulletproof and stab-proof vest thanks to local donations

Plans for $3.4 million transportation center denied

EXETER TOWNSHIP, Pa.

Exeter Township officials are shutting down plans to build a proposed multi-million dollar bus garage

Federal judge calls for release of some detainees at Berks County Residential Center

BERN TWP., Pa.

A federal judge is calling for the release of some detainees at the Berks County Residential Center

Man accused of watching child porn to "relieve stress" heading to trial

EXETER TOWNSHIP, Pa.

Timothy Johnson waived his preliminary hearing Wednesday

Muhlenberg Township police car catches fire

MUHLENBERG TWP., Pa.

The blaze happened around midnight outside the police station in the 200 block of George Street

Police: Toddler struck by truck driven by mother

EXETER TOWNSHIP, Pa.

An Exeter Township toddler is fighting for her life after being struck by a pick-up truck that was driven by her mother, police said

Following incident, Fleetwood school district removes football coach

FLEETWOOD, Pa.

Head coach, James Martinez, was removed following an incident during a scrimmage on Saturday against Saucon Valley

Gov. Mifflin students celebrate the start of school

KENHORST, Pa.

Students from the Governor Mifflin School District are starting the school year off with a party.

Police stress school zone safety as kids head back to school

Police are urging drivers to be cautious as the start of a new school year kicks off across Berks County.

Toddler hit by mother's pickup outside Exeter home, police say

EXETER TWP., Pa.

A small child was seriously injured when she was struck by her mother's pickup truck in the driveway of the family's home in Berks County on Tuesday, police said.

St. Joseph centralizing services in Reading's eastern suburbs

EXETER TWP., Pa.

Penn State Health St. Joseph is promising its patients in Reading's eastern suburbs greater and more convenient access to health care.

Vacation turns tragic for family of firefighters

OCEAN CITY, Md.

A family of volunteer firefighters is asking for help after a trip to the shore turned tragic.

Police: Man tried to sell heroin to undercover officer

MUHLENBERG TWP., Pa.

Police said they busted a Muhlenberg Township man when he tried to sell 100 grams of heroin to an undercover officer.

Reading teachers, district remain at odds over contract

READING, Pa.

A new school year is proving to have the same challenges for teachers in the Reading School District.

Downed pole knocks out power to hundreds in Cumru area

CUMRU TWP., Pa.

A downed utility pole caused some power problems for hundreds of people in and around Cumru Township on Tuesday.

Hopewell Furnace's 'historic' apples ready for picking

UNION TWP., Pa.

Apple lovers will be able to take a bite out of history, starting this weekend.

Reading teachers celebrate 'opening day'

READING, Pa.

With the Reading Fightins out of town, the city's public school teachers took over FirstEnergy Stadium on Tuesday.

Funds sought to preserve piece of firefighting history

READING, Pa.

Efforts are underway to keep a historic piece of Reading's past where it's been for nearly the last century.

Caught on camera: Thieves target quiet community

SPRING TWP., Pa.

Thieves are targeting cars in a quiet community in Berks County, but luckily police have a major clue to work with.

New community health center opens doors in southwest Reading

READING, Pa.

A federally funded community health center is expanding its reach in Reading, serving to help some of the city's most vulnerable.

All clear at Kutztown University freshman dorm

KUTZTOWN, Pa.

A freshman dormitory at Kutztown University was evacuated after 19 people became sick from fumes that rose from the building's basement.

Kutztown residence hall evacuated for 'possible hazardous situation'

A Kutztown University residence hall was evacuated Sunday for what school officials call a "possible hazardous situation."

State police investigating accident in Maxatawny Township

MAXATAWNY TOWNSHIP, Pa.

Pennsylvania State Police are investigating an accident at the intersection of Kutztown Road and Hilltop Road in Maxatawny Township.

West Penn Township man killed in single-car crash

WEST PENN TWP, Pa.

A West Penn Township man was killed Friday night in a single-car crash on Route 309 in Schuylkill County.

Reading and Allentown residents rally to end violence

READING & ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Hundreds of people who live in Reading and Allentown rallied to get rid of violence on their streets Saturday.

State police searching for reported I-81 rock-throwers

KLINE TOWNSHIP, Pa.

Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a report of individual(s) throwing rocks at vehicles traveling along I-81 southbound in Schuylkill County.

Study: Reading one of the least educated cities in nation

READING, Pa.

The recent study was done by WalletHub.com but some in Reading say that study doesn't tell the whole story

New Alvernia students volunteer time to spruce up city

READING, Pa.

Freshman students at Alvernia University in Reading were already hard at work Friday.

KU's new president addresses campus community

MAXATAWNY TWP., Pa.

The new president of Kutztown University said he's ready to usher in the new school year.

 
 
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