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Online bomb threats leave Penn State Berks students, faculty reeling

Students and faculty at Penn State Berks are still reeling after several bomb threats were posted on social media.

Voters to decide fate of Mount Penn-Lower Alsace merger

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Voters to decide fate of Mount Penn, Lower Alsace merger

After years of discussion, the plan to merge the borough Mount Penn and Lower Alsace Township is finally gaining traction, with the outcome now in the hands of voters.

Reading Outlet Center building fire

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Inferno damage at least $12M; collapse potential examined

The flames are out, but the investigation of an inferno that ravaged a former Reading Outlet Center building is far from over.

Kutztown Park playground

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Kutztown Park awarded grant for new playground

It will soon be out with the old and in with the new at the Kutztown Park in Kutztown.

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Comedian Ron White returns to Reading with 'Nutcracker' tour

The new year will bring with it the return of comedian Ron White to Reading.

College fair

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Albright set to host regional college fair

Albright College is set to offer a one-stop shop for local students planning their post-high school education.

Muhlenberg Twp. Commissioners deliberating

Muhlenberg commissioners shocked by office renovation costs

Office renovation costs continue to escalate for a new township building in Berks County.

Alleged church burglar faces trial

Man accused of burglarizing Berks County church 6 times

A man accused of burglarizing the same church six different times is heading to trial.

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Mission BBQ set to open first Berks County restaurant

One of the nation's newest restaurant chains is about to set up shop in Berks County.

Police Tulpehocken student had weapon at school

Police: Tulpehocken student had weapon at school

A student will be disciplined for bringing a knife to Tulpehocken Junior-Senior High School, officials said Monday.


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    On this day: October 22

    The first parachute jump takes place, "Pretty Boy" Floyd is gunned down, football meets television, The Supremes top the charts, and "First Blood" dominates the box office, all on this day.

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