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Parents charged in baby s death heading to trial

Parents charged in baby's death heading to trial

A Schuylkill County couple charged in connection with their baby's death are heading to trial.

Lawmakers news conference at Bethany

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Lawmakers examine local housing of minors entering US illegally

Three members of Berks County's delegation to the House of Representatives gathered Tuesday in an effort to learn more about the local housing of Central American children who entered the United States illegally.

Exeter Commons sinkhole

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End in sight for repair of shopping center sinkhole

Frustration is mounting among business owners and customers nearly three months after a sinkhole swallowed part of a busy shopping center.

Heroin hearing

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RACC hosts hearing on 'heroin crisis' in rural Pennsylvania

What officials describe as a growing heroin epidemic in rural Pennsylvania took center stage at a public hearing in Reading on Tuesday.

Stray cat

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Dozens of stray cats left behind by caretaker's death

A Reading woman who dedicated herself to taking care of stray cats has passed away, leaving local groups scrambling to find new homes for the many she left behind.

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Woman, 91, struck by fire truck outside senior living community

An elderly woman was injured when she was struck by a fire truck outside a senior living community in Berks County.

New Pennsylvania State Police helicopter

Pa. State Police begin replacing aging fleet of helicopters

The Pennsylvania State Police have unveiled their next generation of patrol helicopters.

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Police: Berks man drove snowmobile into cars, fired gun at wife

A Berks County man has been jailed in connection with a pair of separate incidents involving a snowmobile and a gun.

Police man pointed gun at bicyclist

Police: Reading man pointed gun at bicyclist

Police are calling on the public to help them find a man who allegedly pointed a gun at a cyclist in Berks County.

MPLA Merger Committee

Final recommendations for the Municipality of Antietam Valley

Monday night's citizen input meeting was the last before the Mount Penn Borough and Lower Alsace Township Consolidation Committee meets next week to cast its final vote.


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  • Soviet cosmonaut dogs Dezik and Tsygan

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    On this day: July 22

    Wiley Post completes the first solo flight around the world, John Dillinger is gunned down behind a Chicago theater, two Soviet dogs become cosmonauts, and Prince George arrives to great fanfare, all on this day.

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