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Child fall victim flown

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Child falls from 2nd floor window, flown to hospital

A child was flown to the hospital after falling from the second floor window of a home in Berks County. According to police, she is expected to be okay. 

Protests continue over judge s alleged Facebook comments

Protests continue over judge's alleged Facebook comments

Some in Reading are outraged over a district judge's alleged Facebook comments.

Car crash disrupts power in Berks

Crash knocks out power to thousands; 'It sounded almost like a bomb'

An accident involving a car that hit a utility pole knocked out electricity to some 3,000 homes and businesses in Berks County late Thursday night.

Contestants lick slobber drool in prep for canine contest

Contestants lick, slobber, drool in prep for canine competition

Dog enthusiasts are planning to converge on Muhlenberg Township this weekend for what organizers call the largest disc-dog competition series in the world.

Reading Hospital surprises interns with thank you gifts

Reading Hospital surprises interns with 'thank you' gifts

Reading Hospital is saying "thank you" to its interns with some surprise gifts.

Susan Kern

Police: Berks woman sold stolen antiques on eBay

A woman has admitted to stealing thousands of dollars worth of antiques and selling them on eBay, police said.

Carlos Davila

Suspect ID'd, sought in theft of Crime Alert donation box

Police have identified the suspect in the theft of a cash-filled Crime Alert donation box in Berks County.

 

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Community welcomes paralyzed man home from hospital

WOMELSDORF, Pa.

Dozens of community members gathered in Womelsdorf to greet a young man who's returned home after being treated for a life-changing injury.

Memorial in Reading for homicide victim

READING, Pa.

There was a separate memorial for one of the homicide victims in Reading.

Tamaqua man charged with defrauding elderly couple

RUSH TWP., Pa.

Police charged a Tamaqua man with swindling an elderly couple out of over $315,000.

Community members unite in prayer to end violence in Reading

In song and faith, dozens united in the heart of Reading on Thursday afternoon, praying for peace amidst the city's recent rash of homicides.

Drought in Pa. leaves farmers concerned

READING, Pa.

The lack of rain is putting a strain on one of Berks County's largest industries.

Police: Motorcyclist speeding before crash on Route 222

SPRING TWP., Pa.

A speeding motorcyclist was injured in a crash on Route 222 in Spring Township, police said.

Sale of furniture store in downtown Reading finalized

READING, Pa.

A landmark furniture store in Reading has a new owner.

Stokesay Castle, PSU Berks team up for new internship

LOWER ALSACE TWP., Pa.

A castle and a college are teaming up.

Members of Congress to flock to Taylor Swift concert

WASHINGTON

There's plenty of bad blood between Republicans and Democrats in Congress, but on July 13, one woman will bring them together: Berks County native Taylor Swift.

Surveillance video shows 2nd bear roaming through Berks

MAIDENCREEK TWP., Pa.

Berks County is becoming bear country for at least two roaming bruins.

Crash causes minivan to go off road, land on roof

MUHLENBERG TWP., Pa.

An accident involving a minivan and a tractor trailer closed a stretch of Kutztown Road in Muhlenberg Township.

Charges filed in double homicide in Reading

READING, Pa.

A Birdsboro man has confessed to fatally shooting two people and wounding a third in Reading early Wednesday morning.

NY men busted on I-78 in Berks to stand trial on drug charges

Two New York men who, police said, were busted with heroin and cocaine on Interstate 78 in Berks County are heading to trial.

Man charged in $4M drug operation heading to trial

AMITY TWP., Pa.

A man accused of running a multi-million dollar drug operation in Amity Township is heading to trial.

Police: Man broke into business, stole security system

WASHINGTON TWP., Pa.

A man broke into a business in Berks County and took off with more than just cash, police said.

Caught on camera: Bear roaming around Fleetwood area

RICHMOND TWP., Pa.

A bear has been spotted roaming the streets of Richmond Township in Berks County.

Berks company puts century-old grain silo in motion

PENN TWP., Pa.

A retired grain silo that has towered over the rolling farm fields of Lancaster County for the last century has been given a new home and a new life, thanks in part to a Berks County company.

Man, woman killed, 3rd person wounded by gunfire in Reading

READING, Pa.

A shooting in Reading overnight left two people dead and a third wounded.

Strong thunderstorms move through Berks County

TULPEHOCKEN TWP., Pa.

Strong thunderstorms are moving through Berks County, reportedly leaving behind a path of damage to trees and power lines.
Link: Local radar

Caught on camera: Man steals Crime Alert donation box

WYOMISSING, Pa.

A nonprofit organization that works to fight crime in Berks County has become the victim of a crime.

Schuylkill County teen drowns

WEST MAHANOY TWP., Pa.

A Schuylkill County teenager drowned in West Mahanoy Township Tuesday night.

Police: Bad batch of heroin may make its way into Berks

READING, Pa.

Authorities are putting out an urgent warning about a batch of heroin, potentially laced with dangerous chemicals, that may make its way into Berks County.

Reading City Council to address utility meter issue in the city

READING, Pa.

Reading City residents say UGI Utilities continues to create problems for them with the initiative to move meters from inside to outside residents' homes.

'Mobile ice cream parlor' a twist on traditional ice cream truck

SPRING TWP., Pa.

A Lower Heidelberg Township family is launching a twist on the traditional ice cream truck.

West Reading police add new bicycles to patrol fleet

WEST READING, Pa.

Police in West Reading have a new way to get around town.

Man arrested in ambush-style attack in Reading

READING, Pa.

Authorities have charged a man in an ambush-style attack.

Jury selection begins for man charged in triple homicide

READING, Pa.

Jury selection has started in the case of a Berks County man charged with killing three people.

Spring boy, 10, dies after being pulled from pool in Upper Nazareth

UPPER NAZARETH TWP., Pa.

Authorities are investigating the death of a Berks County boy who was rushed to a hospital after being pulled from swimming pool in Northampton County over the Memorial Day weekend.

27 Pennsylvania counties remain in drought watch

HARRISBURG, Pa.

Recent rainfall hasn't been enough to lift Berks and 26 other Pennsylvania counties out of a state-declared drought watch.

Comedian Paula Poundstone to entertain audience in Reading

READING, Pa.

Anything can happen when comedian Paula Poundstone takes the stage at the Santander Performing Arts Center in Reading.

 
 
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