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Greater Berks Food Bank seeing increased need for service

Greater Berks Food Bank seeing increased need for service

An organization known for feeding those in need is continuing to grow.

Man found guilty of robbing store in work-issued glasses

Man found guilty of robbing store in work-issued glasses

A man accused of wearing work-issued safety goggles during a robbery has been found guilty of robbery and related offenses.

Gov. Tom Wolf at Hamburg Area High School

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Governor visits Hamburg school, defends budget proposal

Fresh off his first budget proposal to a joint session of the state Legislature, Tom Wolf made his first official visit to Berks County as Pennsylvania governor.

John Adams at Pennsylvania Capitol

Berks DA, officer's widow speak out against death penalty moratorium

Berks County District Attorney John Adams is among Pennsylvania prosecutors who are taking a stand against Gov. Tom Wolf's moratorium on the death penalty.

Greenwich Township rock salt supply

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Municipalities low on road salt seeking new sources of supply

On the heels of another storm, road crews around the region are scrambling to get salt.

Icy sidewalk in Reading

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Reading halts quality of life citations for snow removal

Removing snow from streets and sidewalks in Reading will require a team effort, city officials said Wednesday, as they called on city employees and residents to work together.

Tilden house fire

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Electrical problem to blame for fire near Hamburg, police say

Investigators have pinpointed the cause of a fire that damaged a home near Hamburg on Tuesday.

Rock salt shortage in Berks County

Rock salt shortage in Berks County

It was a mad dash for salt Tuesday evening at some stores in Berks County.

Police investigating Pottsville homicide

Police investigating deadly shooting inside Pottsville home

Police in Pottsville, Schuylkill County, have a homicide investigation on their hands.


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  • President Franklin Roosevelt's 1933 inauguration

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    On this day: March 4

    The U.S. Constitution goes into effect, FDR reassures the nation, John Lennon gets into a popularity contest with Jesus, and Martha Stewart gets out of prison, all on this day.

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