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Local kids in the spotlight at nationally televised game

Local kids in the spotlight at nationally televised Fightin Phils game

It was a night filled with firsts in Baseballtown.

Blue Marsh Dam shows off control tower

Blue Marsh Dam shows off control tower

Some folks are getting a look at how the dam at Blue Marsh Lake functions.

FirstEnergy Stadium in Reading

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Fightin Phils on deck to play before national audience

The national spotlight will shine on Baseballtown when the Reading Fightin Phils take to the field at FirstEnergy Stadium on Thursday.

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Driver charged with DUI in crash that killed East Penn CEO

A Berks County man was under the influence of marijuana and numerous prescription drugs when he struck and killed East Penn Manufacturing CEO Sally Miksiewicz last month, police said.

Route 222, Wyomissing accident

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Vehicles carrying HS football players involved in rollover accident

Two of three vehicles carrying high school football players to a practice session were involved in an accident with a tractor trailer on Thursday.

Lightning causes fire in Schuylkill County home

Lightning caused a fire that damaged a Schuylkill Haven home Wednesday afternoon.

Surveillance photo of attempted burglary in Wyomissing

Wyomissing police seek help identifying would-be burglar

Police are asking for help from the public in identifying a would-be burglar.

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Woman sets fire in mother's house following argument, police say

A woman has been jailed for allegedly setting a fire inside her mother's home in northwest Reading.

Man shot in Reading

Man suffers arm injury in Reading shooting

Reading Police are investigating after a man was reportedly shot in the arm Wednesday night.

Police find man accused of pointing gun at cyclist

Police charge man for pointing gun at bicyclist

Police in Berks County say they've found a man accused of pointing a gun at a cyclist on a popular bike path last month.


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