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Murder suspect tells jury his side of story

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Murder suspect to jury: 'I wouldn't kill anybody'

A man charged with murder in the deaths of his father and grandmother in Reading took the stand in his own defense Thursday.

Avery Valentin-Bair

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Person of interest now suspect in teen's killing

Avery Valentin-Bair was charged Thursday afternoon with first- and third-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of a 16-year-old Reading High School student.

Trio charged in 60K marijuana bust

Trio charged in $60K marijuana bust

Three men are facing charges in a $60,000 drug bust in Reading.

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Coroner seeks next of kin for Reading man

The Berks County coroner is seeking the next of kin for a Reading man.

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Customers Bank president joins Pa. Chamber board

A longtime leader in the Berks County banking industry is taking on an additional role.

School district to continue memorandum with police

The Reading School Board voted to continue its memorandum of understanding with the Reading Police Department through the remainder of this school year.

Kutztown U negotiations

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Kutztown University contract negotiations to resume

Talks are set to resume between the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and the union representing faculty at Kutztown University and the 13 other state-owned schools.

 

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Man charged in robbery of bank in downtown Reading

READING, Pa.

A Reading man is behind bars for allegedly robbing a bank in downtown Reading.

District, graduate react to former teacher's arrest

MUHLENBERG TWP., Pa.

A former Muhlenberg High School English teacher had an inappropriate relationship with a student half her age, authorities said Tuesday.

Person of interest comes forward in Reading teen's death

READING, Pa.

A person of interest has come forward in connection with the deadly stabbing of a 16-year-old boy in Reading.

Overcrowding of cats prompts free adoption program

READING, Pa.

If you're thinking about adopting a cat, there's no better time than now, according to Humane Pennsylvania.

US' #1 Oktoberfest underway in Berks

LOWER ALSACE TWP., Pa.

Rain may have many seeking cover at this year's Oktoberfest in Lower Alsace Township.

Alice Cooper concert moved from arena to SPAC

READING, Pa.

Heads up to anyone with tickets to the Alice Cooper concert in Reading on Thursday.

'Our child's safety is always #1 on our mind'

READING, Pa.

A group's effort to start a community garden in Reading led to an alarming find.

DA: Teacher had improper relationship with student

READING, Pa.

A former teacher is under arrest for allegedly having an improper relationship with one of her students.

Reading police ID person of interest in homicide

READING, Pa.

Reading police have identified a person of interest in the city's latest homicide.

Officers take 2-wheel approach to patrolling schools

SHILLINGTON, Pa.

Officers are being given another tool in their efforts to keep safe one school district in Berks County.

Fire alarm delays Northeast MS dismissal

READING, Pa.

A fire alarm delayed the dismissal of students at Northeast Middle School in Reading on Tuesday.

Day after debate, CNN seeks Berks voters' views

WYOMISSING, Pa.

A day after the most-watched presidential debate in U.S. history, Berks County voters are being asked to weigh in with their thoughts on national television.

Bill to raise pediatric cancer research funding clears committee

HARRISBURG, Pa.

A Berks County lawmaker's bill to boost funding for pediatric cancer research in Pennsylvania moved forward in Harrisburg on Tuesday.

Lawmaker seeks stronger child sex abuse lawsuits bill

HARRISBURG, Pa.

A Pennsylvania lawmaker who has told of his victimization as a child by a Roman Catholic priest said he'll keep fighting for legislation to allow onetime-child sexual abuse victims to sue for damages.

Group urges stand against animal cruelty

READING, Pa.

Humane Pennsylvania, parent organization of the Humane Society of Berks County, is calling on the state's lawmakers to take a stand against animal cruelty.

KU students weigh in on first presidential debate

KUTZTOWN, Pa.

As the two top candidates for president squared off for the first time in a debate Monday night, voters were intent on watching the entire show.

Reading City Council discusses marijuana reform bill

READING, Pa.

The Reading City council discussed the introduction of an ordinance which would have mitigated penalties for possession of marijuana within the city of Reading on Monday evening.

Homicide victim a Reading HS student, officials say

READING, Pa.

A Reading High School student fell victim to homicide over the weekend.

Crash knocks out power, closes Route 61

LEESPORT, Pa.

An accident involving a downed pole and wires closed a stretch of Route 61 in Berks County for much of the day Monday.

Puppies 'tie the leash' in wedding at senior center

WYOMISSING, Pa.

Country Meadows pulled out all the stops with the wedding.

$1M Mega Millions ticket sold at Turkey Hill in Reading

MIDDLETOWN, Pa.

Someone who bought a Pennsylvania Lottery ticket in Berks County is now $1 million richer.

1 killed, 1 injured in Lancaster County crash

ELIZABETH TWP., Pa.

A crash in Lancaster County killed one person and injured another.

Topton's iconic Old Main building getting makeover

TOPTON, Pa.

An iconic building in Topton, Berks County, is getting a makeover.

Stroke patients paint their way through rehabilitation

CUMRU TWP., Pa.

A special program in Berks County uses a paint brush to help stroke patients rehabilitate.

Man pushes victim out of car, steals her vehicle

NORTH MANHEIM TWP., Pa.

A Schuylkill County man pushed a woman out of her vehicle and stole it before being apprehended by police after a pursuit into Berks County later that night, police said.

Police investigating assault at Wernersville State Hospital

SOUTH HEIDELBERG TWP., Pa.

Pennsylvania State Police said they are investigating an assault at the Wernersville State Hospital in Berks County.

Crews battle fire in Ontelaunee Township

ONTELAUNEE TWP., Pa.

Flames broke out at a home in the 5600 block of Allentown Pike at approximately 7:35 p.m.

Libertarian Party of Berks County works to push Johnson

Jerry Geleff, chairman of the Libertarian Party of Berks County, is disappointed Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party's presidential candidate, did not quality for the debate

Police warn of reported child luring in Sinking Spring

SINKING SPRING, Pa.

Police in Sinking Spring are investigating a reported child luring.

Letter causing confusion among Berks voters

READING, Pa.

A letter being delivered to some people in Berks County is raising concern and confusion ahead of the presidential election.

 
 
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