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'Cupid' the puppy returned after being stolen, police say

Police in Wyomissing, Berks County say a puppy stolen from a pet store has been safely returned.

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'Multiple fatalities' reported in massive I-78 pileup

State police say at least three people were killed in a weather-related pileup involving more than 60 vehicles near the border between Berks and Lebanon counties.

Crews battle house fire in Birdsboro

Crews spent Friday night dealing with frigid temperatures as they battled a two-alarm house fire in Birdsboro.

Kids with special needs receive VIP treatment at prom

Kids with special needs receive VIP treatment at prom

At a special prom in Bechtelsville Friday night, everyone was named prom king and queen

Ways to keep safe and warm as temperatures plunge

Ways to keep safe and warm as temperatures plunge

An arctic blast across the region is raising health and safety concerns

Road closure cause for concern in Fleetwood

69 News

Road closure cause for concern in Fleetwood

Get ready for road closures, delays and detours lasting for years in part of Berks County.

Berks COO finalist for job in Ohio

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Berks COO finalist for job in Ohio

Berks County's operations chief is one of four candidates in the running to manage a county in Ohio.

 

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Wreck closes Route 222 in Berks for 7 hours

MAIDENCREEK TWP., Pa.

A stretch of Route 222 in Berks County, closed for more than seven hours Friday, reopened just in time for the evening commute.

ARL declares 'Code Blue' for dogs in Reading

CUMRU TWP., Pa.

The Animal Rescue League of Berks County has declared a "Code Blue" for pets and their owners in Reading.

Berks to send record number of dancers to THON

SPRING TWP., Pa.

A record number of dancers will represent Penn State's Berks campus at the university's annual THON fundraiser next week.

Municipal merger talks moving ahead in Berks County

ST. LAWRENCE, Pa.

St. Lawrence and Exeter Township are discussing whether to join forces

Kindergartners raise money for sick classmate

PENN TWP., Pa.

A community is rallying around a very special 6-year-old boy from Berks County.

Berks student among those sickened at Ursinus

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa.

Ursinus College has canceled classes Friday as it continues to investigate a stomach illness outbreak on its campus in Montgomery County.

Carpenter moving headquarters to Philadelphia

SPRING TWP., Pa.

One of Berks County's largest employers is relocating its corporate headquarters.

Pagoda's rock wall crumbling again

READING, Pa.

A retaining wall at Reading's Pagoda appears to be causing more problems.

Search leads to large stash of heroin

EXETER TWP., Pa.

Police said a search warrant in Exeter Township led them to a stash of heroin.

Muhlenberg School Board approves new special education supervisor

READING, Pa.

The Muhlenberg School Board approved the appointment of a new Supervisor of Special Education during its meeting Wednesday night.

Schuylkill County man pleads guilty to heroin charges

SCRANTON, Pa.

A 25-year-old Schuylkill County man involved in a large-scale heroin trafficking operation pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in Scranton.

Pepper spray ends fight between Citadel students

READING, Pa.

Police were pressed into service at Reading Intermediate High School on Wednesday.

Treacherous travel conditions in parts of Berks Tuesday

CAERNARVON TWP., Pa.

Snow was quick to accumulate as the storm's heaviest bands moved through the 69 News viewing area Tuesday afternoon.

I-81 south shuts down for 3 hours after tractor trailer rollover

FRAILEY TOWNSHIP, Pa.

The accident happened shortly before 2 p.m. at mile marker 107.9 in Frailey Township

RPD captain leads force during chief search

READING, Pa.

The Reading Police Department is moving forward following the departure of Chief Bill Heim.

A taste of Fastnacht Day in Berks County

Tuesday was Fastnacht Day, and what better way to celebrate than with a taste of the doughy treat.

Police release new sketches in 1973 Jane Doe case

UNION TWP., Pa.

Pennsylvania State Police are renewing their efforts to identify a woman who was found dead in the woods of rural Lebanon County more than four decades ago.

Alleged meth ring busted in Reading

READING, Pa.

The alleged operation had international ties.

Sale of 'hero cups' benefits Berks charities

WYOMISSING, Pa.

One of Berks County's newest restaurants is on a mission to help others.

Road crews preparing for snow

WOMELSDORF, Pa.

Road crews spent Monday getting ready and loading plow trucks with salt to stay ahead of the upcoming storm.

Man exposed self to schoolchildren, police say

READING, Pa.

A Reading man is behind bars for allegedly exposing himself to schoolchildren.

Protesters clash in Reading over refugee crisis

READING, Pa.

Things got a bit heated in downtown Reading this weekend when protesters on opposing sides of the refugee debate came face-to-face.

Local referees have night to remember at Flyers alumni game

READING, Pa.

Famed Flyers alumni graced the ice at the Santander Arena for an intra-squad game, Friday night, skating into the hearts of fans all over again.

Elderly burglary victim: 'I was all shook up'

ALBANY TWP., Pa.

Police said they are looking into a string of daytime burglaries in Berks and Lehigh counties.

Berks forms countywide opioid task force

READING, Pa.

Berks County is forming a task force to gather more information about the growing heroin problem.

Super Bowl Sunday game plan: Drink OR drive

EXETER TWP., Pa.

Police in Berks County are urging football fans to call their Super Bowl Sunday play now -- drink OR drive.

Outgoing RPD chief: 'This has been my favorite job'

READING, Pa.

After nearly 40 years in law enforcement, Reading's police chief is heading to the private sector.

Citadel student with knife a suspect in stabbing

READING, Pa.

The student found to have a knife inside Reading Intermediate High School is also the suspect in a stabbing, according to city police.

Fightin Phils ticket a hot item on cold day

READING, Pa.

Many Reading Fightin Phils fans may have been hoping for a frigid Friday morning.

Super Bowl snacks: From unique to traditional

GREENWICH TWP., Pa.

Many are getting ready for the big game on Sunday with local favorites, from Lebanon bologna to chicken wings.

 
 
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