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WWII Plane Crash

WWII era plane with local ties crashes into Hudson River

The plane was scheduled to visit Berks County for the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum's World War II weekend.

Blaze engulfs home in Rockland Township

Firefighters are battling a three-alarm fire in Berks County.

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Firefighters battle brush fire in Berks County

Crews are on the scene of a brush fire in Berks County.

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Cocaine hidden inside a can of beans leads to arrests

Police arrested two men on drug charges after a traffic stop in Berks County Friday.

Police capture homicide suspect in Lancaster County

Police say they have found and arrested the suspect they say fatally shot a man Friday evening in Lancaster County.

Millions hitting the road this Memorial Day Weekend

Millions hitting the road this Memorial Day Weekend

AAA is predicting the most travelers for a Memorial Day Weekend in more than a decade

Repairs keep Fleetwood pool closed

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Repairs keep Fleetwood swimming pool closed

There's one place that won't see a crowd this Memorial Day weekend.

 

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Bald eagle hit by car being nursed back to health

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, Pa.

A bald eagle -- the emblem of the United States -- is fighting to survive this Memorial Day weekend.

Spray park reopens in time for summertime heat

READING, Pa.

All across Berks County, folks are looking for ways to keep cool.

Fundraiser set for new military history museum

WYOMISSING, Pa.

One of Wyomissing's dining hot spots is helping a local nonprofit group bring military history to life in Berks County.

Man pleads guilty to murder in stepson's death

READING, Pa.

A Reading man will likely spend the rest of his life in prison after admitting to killing his three-year-old stepson, a crime that rattled Reading more than a decade ago.

International fraud ring uncovered in Berks

MUHLENBERG TWP., Pa.

Muhlenberg Township police have made a dent in what, they said, is an international fraud ring with roots in Berks County.

3rd hearing on proposed turkey farm in Amity

AMITY TWP., Pa.

Supporters and opponents of a proposed 75-acre turkey farm gathered for another hearing in Amity Township on Thursday.

Penske the standard of excellence at Indy after 50 years

INDIANAPOLIS

It was 1951 when Jay Penske scored a pair of tickets to the Indianapolis 500. He was an executive for a metal fabrication company in Cleveland that was sponsoring a few laps in the race, so he took his 14-year-old son to Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Reading police continue search for Baer Park brawl suspect

READING, Pa.

Miguel Cardona-Rodriguez is wanted for the assault caught on video

RAWA meets for first time since Reading council dissolves authority

READING, Pa.

Board members are hoping they can still work through differences with city

Reading School District teachers protest

READING, Pa.

Reading School District teachers were at Wednesday night's school board meeting. They wore red and protested before the meeting.

Berks students honored at 12th annual YNOT awards

Some of Berks County most talented high school students took the stage for the 12th Annual YNOT Awards at the Santander Performing Arts Center in Reading.

Reading School Board revokes I-LEAD school's charter

Students and staff members at an embattled charter school got the news they have been dreading, Wednesday night.

Fire tears through Schuylkill County home

EAST BRUNSWICK TWP., Pa.

A fire ripped through a trailer home Wednesday morning, and one person had to be taken to the hospital. 

Jon Stewart, wife adopt paint-covered horse

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa.

A horse abandoned and pelted with more than 100 paintballs is finally heading home.

Memorial Day parades, services set in Berks

The nation's fallen heroes will be honored at parades and services throughout Berks County this Memorial Day weekend.

Animal Rescue League takes in dozens of abandoned cats

CUMRU TWP., Pa.

People living in a Berks County neighborhood were scrambling to round up dozens of cats Tuesday night, after their owner abandoned them in Centre Township.

Reading Police searching for man accused of park assault

READING, Pa.

Reading Police are searching for a man, after a brutal assault at a park.

No charges filed in Dollar General shooting

READING, Pa.

The Berks County District Attorney says no charges will be filed in connection with a deadly shooting outside a Reading Dollar General store.

Dozens of cats abandoned in Centre Township

It became a team effort to collect dozens of cats and kittens that neighbors say were dropped off in a rural neighborhood on Tuesday afternoon.

Council dissolves Reading Area Water Authority

READING, Pa.

Reading City Council unanimously passed a resolution Monday night to dissolve the Reading Area Water Authority.

Rooftop ban grounds Kutztown University students

KUTZTOWN, Pa.

Kutztown University students are being grounded with a new borough-wide ban.

Rutter's seeking employees for 1st Berks store

READING, Pa.

A new convenience store in Hamburg is hanging up the "help wanted" sign.

9 people displaced by fire in Orwigsburg

ORWIGSBURG, Pa.

Nine people were forced out of their homes after a fast-moving fire in Schuylkill County.

Police seek trucker who took out traffic light

ONTELAUNEE TWP., Pa.

Police are seeking the driver of a tractor trailer who took out a traffic light on a busy highway in Berks County.

Feds find sick, dead animals at pet dealer ranch

Federal inspectors found sick and dead animals, inadequate sanitation, untrained employees performing euthanasia and other deficiencies at a small-animal dealer that supplied major pet retailers like Petco and PetSmart.

Chatty Monks nixes plans for 2nd brewpub

WEST READING, Pa.

The owners of a craft brewpub in Berks County have tabled plans to open a second location in neighboring Chester County.

Allentown center's closing may impact facility in Berks

HARRISBURG, Pa.

A corrections center in Berks County may soon see a boost in its population of residents.

Sheetz to interview for open jobs in Berks stores

ALTOONA, Pa.

Sheetz is looking to fill hundreds of jobs at its convenience stores in Berks and surrounding counties.

3 people injured in fiery crash in eastern Berks

PIKE TWP., Pa.

Three people were injured in a fiery crash in eastern Berks County on Tuesday.

Pa. State Police offer free child car seat checks

READING, Pa.

Parents concerned about the safety of their child's car seat can have their minds put at ease.

 
 
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