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Man convicted of killing girlfriend in dorm gets 20-40 years

A man convicted of killing his girlfriend in her dorm room at a Pennsylvania university will spend 20 to 40 years in prison.

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Bern Township police chase ends in crash; 2 injured

A police chase in Bern Township, Berks County sent two people to the hospital.

Several arrested following murder two years prior

Several arrested following murder two years prior

It took two years, but now the Berks County district attorney said he's got his guy.

Police investigating robbery at Muhlenberg tractor company

Police say they are investigating a robbery that took place at a Berks County Business.

Cars roll in for Kutztown Kruizz

Cars roll in for Kutztown Kruizz

Thousands of car enthusiasts will be driving to Kutztown this Saturday for the Kutztown Kruizz car show.

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Berks County Coroner seeks next of kin for Todd Bauer

The Berks County Coroner is seeking the next of kin of 42-year-old Todd Allen Bauer.

Reading Family Dollar robbed

Police investigating two Family Dollar store robberies

Police in Reading are investigating a robbery at a Family Dollar.

 

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Gluttony Night in Baseballtown

READING, Pa.

Nearly 6,800 fans came out to Baseballtown for Gluttony Night. Afterall, America's favorite pastime is only complete with food -- and lots of it.

Family of Reading Murder Victim speaks out

READING, Pa.

It's a bit of closure for James Hopkins the fourth and his family. Three people have been charged in connection with the murder of his brother, Saxxon Hopkins.

20-year-old man charged in 2014 homicide

Authorities have charged 20-year-old Jah-Kare Sanders with a list of charges, the most serious being first and third degree murder

Guilty plea in Reading taxi robbery

READING, Pa.

A few months ago we showed you a viral video of a Reading man robbing a taxi driver at gun point.

Relief from poor road conditions in sight for Reading residents

READING, Pa.

Major renovations are in process for one of the City of Reading's most highly traveled corridors.

Cumru Township Police searching for robber

CUMRU TWP., Pa.

Police in Cumru Township are on the hunt for a thief.

Reading Public Museum dino gets all $10k for repairs

READING, Pa.

A story that captured the attention of Berks County and beyond now has a happy ending.

Local 10-year-old girl serves food and smiles to homeless

A 10-year-old girl from Muhlenberg Township had an encounter with a homeless man and it inspired her to take action

Coroner identifies man who drowned at The Rock

The Berks County Coroner says 26-year-old Essam Saba of Allentown died while swimming in a popular spot known as "The Rock" or "Peace Rock."

Police nab suspect in car theft of 83-year-old man

AMITY TWP., Pa.

Authorities said the Amity Twp. man hopped into the car when the driver stopped to check a door.

State police investigating drowning death near 'Peace Rock'

WINDSOR TOWNSHIP, Pa.

Pennsylvania State Police say they are investigating the drowning death of an Allentown man at a popular swimming spot along the Berks-Schuylkill county border.

Missing Gilberton man located, state police say

GILBERTON, Pa.

Pennsylvania State Police in Schuylkill County say they have located a Gilberton man, who was reported missing on Tuesday.

Man fatally shot in Reading early Saturday morning

READING, Pa.

Officials in Berks County have released the name of the victim killed in an early morning homicide.

Teenager missing from Bethany Children's Home

HEIDELBERG TWP., Pa.

Police say a 16-year-old boy failed to return from a home pass from Bethany Children's Home for unknown reasons Friday.

Sunday's Reading POPS concert in Hamburg canceled

The Reading POPS concert scheduled for Sunday evening has been canceled.

Conventions brings thousands to Berks County

READING, Pa.

Reading is hosting one of five Jehovah's Witness conventions this weekend.

Police investigate hit and run in Berks County

FLEETWOOD, Pa.

Police are investigating a hit and run in Fleetwood.

Berks Sustainability Festival to take place despite heatwave

Despite the heat wave, events and activities in West Reading Park are moving forward this weekend.

Police name suspect, victim in East Brunswick fatal shooting

E. BRUNSWICK TWP., Pa.

The shooter was found dead about 3 miles west of New Ringgold

Reading hosts Jehovah's Witnesses Convention

READING, Pa.

Philadelphia might be busy with preparing for the Democratic National Convention next week, but Reading is getting ready for one, too.

Charges refiled against Reading police officer; defense attorney surprised by move

READING, Pa.

The Berks County District Attorney is refiling charges against Reading police officer, Jesus Santiago-DeJesus who had charges against him dismissed last month.

2 dead in East Brunswick shooting

EAST BRUNSWICK TWP., Pa.

Pennsylvania State Police were called to the scene of a reported shooting in Schuylkill County Friday morning.

Greenwich Township reorganizes police department

Greenwich Township committee voted 3-1 to eliminate the deputy chief of police position and appoint Lt. Dennis Cahill as officer in charge until litigation can be wrapped up regarding former Chief Rich Hummer.

Trying to save Berks County's 'Green Truck'

LAURELDALE, Pa.

The community is rallying behind Dave Fahnauer and the memories his ice cream truck has provided.

Charges re-filed against Reading police officer

READING, Pa.

Jesus Santiago-Dejesus will face charges after a district judge dismissed the case.

Charges refiled against Reading police officer

READING, Pa.

Charges have been reifiled against against a Reading police officer, who prosecutors said punched a woman and smashed her cell phone during a traffic stop. The Berks County District Attorney's Office made the announcement on Thursday.

Fleetwood police say wayward bovine returns home

FLEETWOOD, Pa.

The 'cantankerous' cow was rounded up Wednesday, according to the police chief.

A sibling's gift of life

MAIDENCREEK TWP., Pa.

A Berks County woman saved her brother by donating a kidney.

Turnpike tolls to go up in 2017

Next year, drivers on the Pennsylvania Turnpike will be paying more.

Reading Bomb Squad detonates suspicious package donated to Goodwill

ST. LAWRENCE, Pa.

The Reading Bomb Squad jumped into action when a suspicious package turned up at the Goodwill Store in St. Lawrence. Police say it was a box filled with blasting caps.

 
 
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