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suspect reading robbery

Women lure men to be robbed at gunpoint

A night of fun on the town took a violent turn for two men. Police said they were lured into a violent trap by a pair of women.

Angelica Alvarado

Reading woman busted with $1M worth of cocaine

An undercover drug operation led to the discovery of more than $1 million worth of cocaine and the arrest of a woman in Reading.

Eileen Dinino - Berks County Jail

Committee OKs 'Eileen's Law' bill for consideration by Pa. House

A bill named for a woman who died while serving jail time for her children's truancy cases is moving forward in Harrisburg.

High Point Baptist Academy fire

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Intentionally set fire forces evacuation of school in Robeson

A small fire filled part of a school in Berks County with smoke, forcing the evacuation of students and staff.

Reading residents prepare for bitter cold to settle in

Reading residents prepare for bitter cold to settle in

People across Berks County are bundling up as frigid temperatures move into the region.

Torres trial Investigators testify about day of homicide

Torres jury hears about encounter moments after homicide

Prosecutors are trying to convince a jury that Miguel Torres was possessive and snapped after his wife filed for divorce.

James Develin - New England Patriots


Boyertown grad's proud parents gear up for Super Bowl

Boyertown Area High School graduate James Develin is about to take the biggest football stage in the world.

Kate Gosselin on 'Celebrity Apprentice'

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Donald Trump to Kate Gosselin: 'You're fired!'

Berks County reality TV star Kate Gosselin has heard the words no contestant on Donald Trump's 'Celebrity Apprentice' wants to hear.


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'MythBusters' to be unleashed in Reading this spring

From show to stage, the "MythBusters" are set to be unleashed in Reading.

Medical marijuana bill news conference

Pa. Sen. Mike Folmer

Berks lawmaker backs bill to legalize medical marijuana

Gov. Tom Wolf gave an impromptu audience to parents of children who are suffering daily from debilitating seizures and is vowing to sign a medical marijuana bill that senators are writing.


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  • space shuttle Challenger explosion, 1986


    On this day: January 28

    "Pride and Prejudice" is first published, Elvis makes his national TV debut, "We Are the World" is recorded, and the space shuttle Challenger breaks apart after liftoff, all on this day.

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