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Man escapes from Wernersville Community Corrections Center

Police say they are looking for John William Diven after he escaped from a corrections center in South Heidelberg Township.

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Death investigation in Reading

Reading police and the coroner are involved in a death investigation in the 600 block of North 11th Street.

Massive fire at business

Massive fire at Berks County business still under investigation

The fire caused heavy damage at Reitnouer Inc. in Cumru Township.

Police investigating two-car crash in Rush Township

Head-on collision on Rt. 309 in Schuylkill County sends 11 people to the hospital with injuries.

Students rushed to hospital after taking unknown meds

Students rushed to hospital after taking unknown meds

Three Reading students were rushed to the hospital Friday afternoon after taking medication at school given to them by a classmate.

Police searching for suspected bank robber

Man sought in robbery of bank in Ruscombmanor

State police are on the hunt for the man who robbed a bank in Berks County on Friday.

Miguel Torres trial walk

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Miguel Torres, on trial for murder, tells jury who killed his wife

Miguel Torres, proclaiming his innocence, broke down in tears when he told the jury hearing his murder trial that another man is responsible for his estranged wife's death nearly a decade ago.

Pizza shops gearing up for Super Bowl Sunday

Pizza shops gearing up for Super Bowl Sunday

With phones ringing off the hook, Super Bowl Sunday marks a different kind of game day for pizza purveyors.

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DA seeks death penalty in killing of school teacher

Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against one of two people accused of sexually assaulting and killing an elementary school math teacher.

Reading house fire

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8 people displaced by fire in Reading; 3 dogs killed

Eight people have been displaced by a fire that damaged their home in Reading on Friday.


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  • Super Bowl XXXVIII, Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake

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    On this day: February 1

    The Beatles hit No. 1 for the first time in America, tragedy strikes space shuttle Columbia, and Janet Jackson suffers a Super Bowl "wardrobe malfunction," all on this day.

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