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Man dies in building fall

Berks authorities ID victim of fatal window fall

Reading authorities say the man who died falling out of a window had a criminal history. The coroner identified the victim as Jason Saxon, 35. Saxon fell out of a second story window at Seventh and Franklin streets around 9:30 Friday night, but police said they're still investigating exactly how it happened.

Muhlenberg Twp. fire

Medical helicopter called for burn victim in Berks County

A medical helicopter was called to transport a burn victim from the scene of a structure fire in Muhlenberg Township, Berks County.

At least one dead in Reading

Coroner identifies man who fell from Reading apartment window

Police are investigating what led to the death of a man in Reading late Friday night.

Police in Exeter Township looking for bank robber

Police in Exeter Township looking for bank robber

Police in Exeter Township are asking for your help to track down a suspected bank robber.

Students participate in egg drop at Penn State Berks

Students participate in egg drop at Penn State Berks

Some local students got a lesson in gravity.

Box truck catches on fire explodes in Reading

Box truck catches on fire, explodes in Reading

Part of a box truck exploded Friday night after catching on fire in Reading.

Ambassadors of Excellence are ready for Reading Air Fest

'Ambassadors of Excellence' are ready for Reading Air Fest

The Reading Air Fest kicks off this weekend in Berks County and the lineup is packed with high-performance acts and stunts.

ADA walk in Reading

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Local group celebrates 24th anniversary of ADA

Abilities in Motion celebrated the 24th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act in Reading on Friday.

Tornado toppled trailer

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Berks family among survivors of deadly tornado in Virginia

A Berks County family is among the survivors of Thursday morning's deadly tornado that swept across Virginia's eastern shore.

Boyertown Fire and Rescue - Walmart

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Walmart awards grant to Boyertown Area Fire and Rescue

The Boyertown Area Fire and Rescue crew received a gift from the Walmart near Boyertown on Friday.


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