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Berks native, wife lose everything in fire near Phoenix

A Berks County native and his wife managed to escape their burning home in Arizona, only to be trapped in their fenced-in backyard.

Sinking Spring s Columbia Avenue to close for repairs

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Pa. to invest $1.1M in Sinking Spring project

A state grant will help fund a revitalization project in Berks County.

Police: Man punches another for refusing noodles

A man beat his friend for refusing to eat some ramen noodles, police said.

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Police: Woman held another captive for days, beat her

Police have arrested a woman after another woman ran naked into a store in Schuylkill County saying she'd been held captive for days and beaten with a baseball bat and fire…

Kutztown Folk Festival kicks off this weekend

Kutztown Folk Festival kicks off this weekend

The 67th annual Kutztown Folk Festival kicks off this weekend.

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Strausstown officially part of Upper Tulpehocken

The Berks County borough of Strausstown is no more.

Crews restore water after sinkhole opens in Wyomissing

Crews restore water after sinkhole opens in Wyomissing

On Thursday night, there were no chainsaws, no blinding work lights; Abington Drive was, at least, quiet once again. Workers have since left the site after more than 24 straight…

 

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Boy in Cumru dreams of new prosthetic leg

CUMRU TWP., Pa.

Doctors saved his little leg but as he grew into the active boy he is now, there was a problem.

Berks band to represent Pa. in DC parade

HAMBURG, Pa.

A Berks County high school's marching band will be part of one of the biggest Independence Day parades in the nation.

Water restored in neighborhood plagued by sinkhole

WYOMISSING, Pa.

Water service has been restored to residents and businesses in a Berks County neighborhood plagued by a main break and sinkhole.

Preliminary hearing for Berks man charged in stabbing

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

A Berks County man accused of stabbing another man to death appeared in court for his preliminary hearing Thursday.

Boil water advisory lifted in Hamburg

HAMBURG, Pa.

Some residents of Hamburg no longer need to boil their water.

Fire erupts in home next to GoggleWorks in Reading

READING, Pa.

Firefighters made quick work of a blaze inside a vacant home next to the GoggleWorks in Reading.

Fallen deputy's daughter cuts ribbon on K9 training center

BERN TWP., Pa.

Dozens gathered in Bern Township to honor a fallen Berks County sheriff's deputy.

Neighborhood plagued by water main break, sinkhole

WYOMISSING, Pa.

A water main break may be to blame for causing part of a street in Berks County to cave in.

Fallen deputy's dream brought to life

BERN TWP., Pa.

The Berks County sheriff's office is dedicating a new K9 training center in the name of fallen Deputy Sheriff Kyle Pagerly.

Criminal charges against Reading officer dismissed

READING, Pa.

Criminal charges have been dropped against a Reading police officer who prosecutors said punched a woman and smashed her cell phone during a traffic stop.

'Large amount of heroin' found in stop on I-78

BETHEL TWP., Pa.

A stop by Pennsylvania State Police on Interstate 78 led to much more than just a traffic ticket for the driver.

Man busted in theft of Mercedes from dealership

READING, Pa.

Surveillance photos posted to WFMZ.com and aired on 69 News have helped lead to the arrest of a luxury car theft suspect.

Family displaced by 2-alarm fire near Mohrsville

PERRY TWP., Pa.

A fire forced a Berks County family out of its home Wednesday morning.

Midway Diner reopens while bridge work continues

BETHEL TWP., Pa.

Construction crews are still working to replace a bridge that goes over Interstate 78 in northwestern Berks County.

Ceremony marks anniversary of deputy's death

READING, Pa.

Berks County is marking the anniversary of one of its darkest days.

7 hurt in crash on Route 73 in Ruscombmanor

RUSCOMBMANOR TWP., Pa.

Seven people were injured in a head-on crash in Berks County.

Reading Public Auto Auction celebrates grand opening

CUMRU TWP., Pa.

The blare of an auctioneer's microphone filled the air and bystanders shouted their bids at the grand opening of the Reading Public Auto Auction.

Rita's owner tackles alleged donation jar thief

BOYERTOWN, Pa.

Score one for the owner of a Rita's Italian Ice franchise.

Reading School Board passes budget with 3 percent tax hike

READING, Pa.

City of Reading residents will see a 3 percent hike in real estate taxes next year.

Tires going missing from cars in Spring Township

SPRING TWP., Pa.

People in part of Berks County are banding together after a series of brash thefts.

Eagles super-fan remembers Buddy Ryan

EXETER TWP., Pa.

Football fans are mourning the loss of legendary head coach Buddy Ryan.

Pa. auditor: Berks looks to be 'in good shape'

READING, Pa.

Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale spoke to community leaders in Berks County on Tuesday.

Gun-carrying Pa. man shot by Secret Service ordered held

WASHINGTON

A Schuylkill County man shot by the Secret Service at a White House gate after he refused to drop a gun he was carrying has been ordered held while his case proceeds.

Authorities investigating Hereford Twp. barn fire

HEREFORD TWP., Pa.

All the horses in the barn were rescued

Reading says no to municipal IDs

READING, Pa.

Mayor Wally Scott released a statement at the regular meeting of the Reading City Council Monday night that the city would not be moving forward with the provision of municipal identification cards.

Berks County cops cracking down ahead of the holiday

BERN TWP., Pa.

Authorities will begin increased drunk driving patrols on the road and in the water

Tractor trailer crash ties up Route 222 during morning commute

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Authorities said the load shifted, causing the truck to tip over

Berks County truck fire closes street in Muhlenberg Twp.

MUHLENBERG TWP., Pa.

The fire broke out along Commerce Street in Muhlenberg Twp.

Teenager arrested in shots fired near City Park

READING, Pa.

Police have made an arrest, after shots rang out near City Park in Reading earlier this month.

Horses rescued from ferocious barn fire

HEREFORD TWP., Pa.

The fire ravaged a barn in Hereford Township.

 
 
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