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Survivor of deadly crash: 'It happened in the blink of an eye'

A man who survived a terrifying crash on Route 222 said he still remembers the moment of impact.

Effort underway to replace Reading s ugly Christmas tree

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Effort underway to replace Reading's 'ugly' Christmas tree

For every string of lights adorning the Christmas tree in downtown Reading, there's also a string of complaints.

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Trucker jailed in 'horrific' crash that killed 2 on Route 222

The tractor trailer driver accused of causing a deadly pileup on Route 222 in Berks County on Wednesday is behind bars.

FirstEnergy Stadium in Reading (will be outdated in 2015 season)

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Fightins lower prices on 2015 general admission tickets

Catching a Reading Fightin Phils baseball game at FirstEnergy Stadium will be a bit more affordable for some fans in 2015.

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Student to be 'held accountable' for threat against Wilson HS

A student will be "held accountable" for making a "vague threat" against Wilson High School on Thursday, according to the district's superintendent.

Reading row home fire

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Firefighter battle row home fire in Reading

Firefighters managed to make quick work of a fire in Reading.

Justin Andrews, left, and Shawn Lawless

State police search for pair in escape from corrections center

State police are looking for two men who, they said, escaped from the Wernersville Community Corrections Center in Berks County.

Steven Bernier - Route 222 crash

Trucker charged in crash that killed 2, injured 9 on Route 222

The driver of a tractor trailer has been arrested for allegedly falling asleep at the wheel and causing a crash that killed two people and injured nine others on Route 222 in Berks County early Wednesday morning.

Donations sought for students displaced by dorm fire

Donations sought for students displaced by dorm fire

There are now ways to help the nearly 70 students who lost items in a fire at a boarding school dorm in eastern Berks County on Tuesday.

Babysitter heading to trial on attempted murder charges

Babysitter heading to trial on attempted murder charges

A woman is heading to trial on charges she assaulted a 14-month-old she was babysitting in northwestern Berks County.


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    On this day: November 20

    The Nuremberg Trials begin, Princess Elizabeth gets married, "Terms of Endearment" premieres in New York City, Windows 1.0 is released, and Michael Jackson is arrested, all on this day.

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