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Local Cubans react to President Obama s announcement

Local Cubans react to President Obama's announcement

President Barack Obama is making historic changes to the relationship between the U.S. and Cuba.

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Trucker ordered to trial in deadly crash on Route 222

The driver of a tractor trailer accused of dozing off at the wheel and causing a deadly pileup on Route 222 in Berks County has been ordered to stand trial.

Ex-railroad volunteer pleads guilty to theft charges

Ex-railroad volunteer pleads guilty to theft charges

A long-time volunteer with the Wanamaker, Kempton and Southern Railroad has pleaded guilty to theft charges.

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Reading police attribute drop in burglaries to new strategies

Despite a double-digit drop in the number of officers on the force, Reading police have seen a double-digit drop in burglaries throughout the city.

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Hamburg schools superintendent announces plans to resign

The superintendent of the Hamburg Area School District is planning to step down.

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Pizza delivery driver robbed at gunpoint in Wyomissing

Police are searching for two people who robbed a pizza delivery driver at gunpoint in Wyomissing.

Lancaster teacher killed in botched burglary

Lancaster teacher killed in botched burglary

Police arrested one teenager and are looking for another person accused of killing a Lancaster County teacher.

Chanukah Family Concert held in Wyomissing

Chanukah family concert held in Wyomissing

People came out to celebrate the first night of Chanukah in Wyomissing.

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Greater Berks Food Bank receives large donation ahead of holidays

Christmas came early at the Greater Berks Food Bank.

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Arbitration a hot topic at Cumru Township commissioner meeting

The Cumru Twp. Police Officers' Association is requesting that the impasse between the Association and the township regarding the 2015 budget should go to arbitration.


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    America celebrates its first official day of thanksgiving, "The Nutcracker" debuts, the first "Pink Panther" short premieres, and the first nuclear power plant in America goes online, all on this day.

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