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Two-car crash in Rush Township sends 11 people to the hospital

Two-car collision on Rt. 309 in Schuylkill County causes multiple injuries.

Destiny Perez

Reading police say 16-year-old Destiny Perez remains missing

Reading police say they are looking for a girl who has been missing for close to a week.

Two-alarm fire reported at Cumru Township business

A two-alarm fire has been reported at Reitnouer Inc. in Cumru Township.

Students rushed to hospital after taking unknown meds

Students rushed to hospital after taking unknown meds

Three Reading students were rushed to the hospital Friday afternoon after taking medication at school given to them by a classmate.

Police searching for suspected bank robber

Man sought in robbery of bank in Ruscombmanor

State police are on the hunt for the man who robbed a bank in Berks County on Friday.

Miguel Torres trial walk

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Miguel Torres, on trial for murder, tells jury who killed his wife

Miguel Torres, proclaiming his innocence, broke down in tears when he told the jury hearing his murder trial that another man is responsible for his estranged wife's death nearly a decade ago.

Pizza shops gearing up for Super Bowl Sunday

Pizza shops gearing up for Super Bowl Sunday

With phones ringing off the hook, Super Bowl Sunday marks a different kind of game day for pizza purveyors.

Thomas Moore and Marcus Rutter

DA seeks death penalty in killing of school teacher

Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against one of two people accused of sexually assaulting and killing an elementary school math teacher.

Reading house fire

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8 people displaced by fire in Reading; 3 dogs killed

Eight people have been displaced by a fire that damaged their home in Reading on Friday.

Local lottery winners speak out about happy accident

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Local lottery winners speak out about 'happy mistake'

Six Berks County coworkers are claiming their winnings after hitting a million dollar Match 6 jackpot.


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On this Day

  • Super Bowl XXXVIII, Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake

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    On this day: February 1

    The Beatles hit No. 1 for the first time in America, tragedy strikes space shuttle Columbia, and Janet Jackson suffers a Super Bowl "wardrobe malfunction," all on this day.

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