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Rooftop ban grounds Kutztown University students

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Rooftop ban grounds Kutztown University students

Kutztown University students are being grounded with a new borough-wide ban.

Rutter s seeking employees for 1st Berks store

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Rutter's seeking employees for 1st Berks store

A new convenience store in Hamburg is hanging up the "help wanted" sign.

9 people displaced by fire in Orwigsburg

Nine people were forced out of their homes after a fast-moving fire in Schuylkill County.

Police seek trucker who took out traffic light

Police are seeking the driver of a tractor trailer who took out a traffic light on a busy highway in Berks County.

Feds find sick, dead animals at pet dealer ranch

Federal inspectors found sick and dead animals, inadequate sanitation, untrained employees performing euthanasia and other deficiencies at a small-animal dealer that supplied…

Council dissolves Reading Area Water Authority

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Council dissolves Reading Area Water Authority

Reading City Council unanimously passed a resolution Monday night to dissolve the Reading Area Water Authority.

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Chatty Monks nixes plans for 2nd brewpub

The owners of a craft brewpub in Berks County have tabled plans to open a second location in neighboring Chester County.

 

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Allentown center's closing may impact facility in Berks

HARRISBURG, Pa.

A corrections center in Berks County may soon see a boost in its population of residents.

Sheetz to interview for open jobs in Berks stores

ALTOONA, Pa.

Sheetz is looking to fill hundreds of jobs at its convenience stores in Berks and surrounding counties.

3 people injured in fiery crash in eastern Berks

PIKE TWP., Pa.

Three people were injured in a fiery crash in eastern Berks County on Tuesday.

Pa. State Police offer free child car seat checks

READING, Pa.

Parents concerned about the safety of their child's car seat can have their minds put at ease.

Reading hires new police chief, managing director

READING, Pa.

Reading City Council unanimously approved Monday night the candidates nominated by Mayor Wally Scott for managing director and police chief.

Berks vet running for Pa. treasurer backing Trump

HARRISBURG, Pa.

A Berks County man hoping to become Pennsylvania's next treasurer is also hoping Donald Trump becomes the next president.

Office manager embezzles thousands, police say

EXETER TWP., Pa.

A Berks County woman stole nearly $30,000 from a law firm where she worked, police said.

Memorial Day parades, services set in Berks

The nation's fallen heroes will be honored at parades and services throughout Berks County this Memorial Day weekend.

4 Reading parishes to be consolidated into 2; all churches to remain open

READING, Pa.

The Diocese of Allentown says four Reading parishes will be consolidated into two, but all four church buildings will stay open.

Pastor honors EMS workers who saved his life

SPRING TOWNSHIP, Pa.

In front of his entire congregation, Pastor Bryan Koch finally got the chance to say thanks.

One injured after car goes over embankment in Berks County

WASHINGTON TWP., Pa.

Emergency crews in Berks County were dispatched Sunday morning after a vehicle went over an embankment

Police: Suspect fires gun in McDonald's parking lot

NORTH MANHEIM TWP., Pa.

Police in Schuylkill County are investigating after a handgun was fired at a vehicle in the parking lot of a McDonald's

Schuylkill man shot outside White House remains in critical condition

ASHLAND, Pa.

Authorities descended on Ashland, Schuylkill County after officials say Jesse Oliveri was shot by a uniformed officer outside the White House.

Deadly crash along Old Rt. 22 in Greenwich Twp.

GREENWICH TWP., Pa.

State police in Berks County are investigating a deadly crash.

Boyertown 150th Anniversary Parade to go on as planned

BOYERTOWN, Pa.

Boyertown is celebrating its 150th anniversary, despite the threat of wet weather. Saturday morning, organizers decided the parade in the afternoon would go on as scheduled. 

Schuylkill County man shot outside of White House

WASHINGTON

A U.S. law enforcement official says authorities have identified the gunman as Jesse Oliveri of Ashland, Pennsylvania

Know your rights when recording police

READING, Pa.

Charges filed against a Reading Police officer are raising questions about what you can and cannot do with your cell phone

Wyomissing officers sporting new wheels

WYOMISSING, Pa.

The department received two brand-new bikes Friday morning

Organizers prepare for Berks County Armed Forces Parade

WEST READING, Pa.

Preparations are underway for the 68th annual Berks County Armed Forces Parade

Boyertown turns 150

BOYERTOWN, Pa.

Boyertown is buzzing and bracing for a jam packed weekend

Horse found riddled with paintball pellets gets Hollywood ending

LANCASTER, Pa.

Lily, found abandoned and riddled with paintballs, is heading to an animal sanctuary in New Jersey owned by the former host of "The Daily Show"

Woman threatens to blow up son's school, police say

READING, Pa.

A Reading woman is in trouble with the law for allegedly threatening to blow up her son's school.

Crews battled 3-alarm fire in Ashland

ASHLAND, Pa.

Crews battled a three-alarm fire in Ashland, Schuylkill County. 

Boyertown celebrates 150th anniversary

BOYERTOWN, Pa.

Happy Birthday Boyertown. The Berks County borough is celebrating their 150th anniversary this weekend. 

Fox Berkshire to become bigger, better, company says

WYOMISSING, Pa.

The Fox Berkshire movie theater in Wyomissing is set to undergo a major expansion and enhancement project, the company's president announced Friday.

Berks woman ID'd as victim of fatal crash in Fla.

LEE COUNTY, Fla.

Police have identified a Berks County woman as the victim of a fatal accident in Florida.

Man drowns in Schuylkill County

PINE GROVE, Pa.

In Schuylkill County, State Police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating a man's drowning.

Group proposes municipal IDs in Reading

READING, Pa.

A local immigrant-rights group is gearing up to propose municipal IDs in the city of Reading. Make the Road Pennsylvania met on Thursday evening and is recruiting supporters to attend Monday's city council meeting in hopes of moving the proposal forward.

Berks student competing for Miss America crown

SPRING TWP., Pa.

A local college student who has never done beauty pageants before this year now has a shot at becoming Miss America.

Reading cop surrenders on criminal charges

READING, Pa.

A Reading police officer has come forward to face criminal charges.

 
 
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