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Deadly crash in Spring Township

Deadly crash in Spring Township

A busy road in Spring Township reopened hours after a deadly crash involving 2 SUVs.

Tractor trailer flips on 222; driver's dog found dead

An overturned tractor trailer slowed traffic on a stretch of Route 222 in Berks County for hours Thursday

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Fatal crash closes road between mall, shopping center

A fatal accident closed a stretch of busy road between the Berkshire Mall and the Broadcasting Square shopping center in Berks County.

Red Cross Heroes Animal rescue

Red Cross Heroes: Animal rescue

There are a few qualities that help make a hero. Heroes are brave. They're often quick to react, and they look out for others.

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Car overturns, bursts into flames on Route 183

Two people were injured in a fiery crash involving an overturned car on Route 183 in Berks County.

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Threat sends Fleetwood HS students home early

A threat to Fleetwood Area Senior High School prompted an early dismissal of students on Thursday.

We Need to Unite Behind Donald Trump says Berks GOP leader

Need to 'unite behind Donald Trump,' says Berks GOP leader

It started with 17, so many Republican candidates, they needed two separate stages for debates. But after the Indiana primary, the last three standing dwindled down to one--…

 

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New program aims to prevent teen pregnancies

READING, Pa.

Officials in Berks County are launching new efforts to prevent teen pregnancy.

Congressman, officials discuss opioid addiction

READING, Pa.

A congressman who represents Berks County met with county officials to help find an end to opioid addiction.

RSD superintendent addresses 'state of the schools'

READING, Pa.

The Reading School District's superintendent delivered his annual "state of the schools" address on Wednesday.

Muhlenberg School District discusses preliminary budget

MUHLENBERG TWP., Pa.

The Muhlenberg School Board's committee of the whole began its preliminary budget discussions for the 2016-17 school year Wednesday night.

Red Cross Heroes: Youth good Samaritan

READING, Pa.

Every day, ordinary citizens perform extraordinary acts, essentially saving the lives of those around them.

Teacher, student had sexual relationship, police say

LOWER POTTSGROVE TWP., Pa.

A high school teacher has been arrested for allegedly having a sexual relationship with one of his students.

Police ID Berks man struck, killed in OCMD

OCEAN CITY, Md.

Police have identified the Berks County man who died after being struck by a police car while on a fishing trip to Maryland.

Police in Bern Twp. search for wanted man

BERN TWP., Pa.

Police in Bern Township, Berks County were searching for a man wanted for theft.

Wilson names new school superintendent

SPRING TWP., Pa.

The Wilson School District is naming its new leader.

Fatal shooting in Reading: Police consider self-defense

READING, Pa.

Police have identified the man who was shot and killed outside a busy Dollar General store in Reading.

Berks man struck, killed by police car in OCMD

OCEAN CITY, Md.

A Berks County man, believed to be on vacation, was struck and killed by a police car in Ocean City, Maryland, early Tuesday morning.

Red Cross Heroes: Fire safety

EXETER TWP., Pa.

The call goes out and they spring into action.

Car, school bus collide; 17 students to hospitals

SPRING TWP., Pa.

More than a dozen students were taken to the hospital following an accident involving their school bus and a car in Berks County.

Wounded man near tracks possibly stabbed, police say

READING, Pa.

Police are working to determined how a man ended up wounded beside a set of railroad tracks in northwest Reading.

Man killed by gunfire in Reading

READING, Pa.

Police are investigating the shooting of a man outside a busy Dollar General store in Reading.

Brewers raise glass to restored monument

READING, Pa.

Volunteers from across the country are rallying around a historic monument that was vandalized in Reading.

Crime Alert launches 'Ribbons of Respect' campaign

WYOMISSING, Pa.

A show of support for members of law enforcement is now in full swing in Berks County.

Sheetz hiring hundreds in Berks, surrounding counties

ALTOONA, Pa.

Sheetz is planning to hire hundreds of workers in our area.

Reading-based troopers honor fallen comrades

READING, Pa.

Pennsylvania State Police troopers who have made the ultimate sacrifice are being remembered.

More than 20 arrested in drug sweep in Tamaqua

TAMAQUA, Pa.

The Tamaqua Police Department worked with the Schuylkill County Drug Task Force to conduct a drug sweep operation Monday morning. 


Red Cross Heroes: 911 dispatcher

BERN TWP., Pa.

Telecommunicator Robert Mountz Sr. has been at the Berks County Emergency Services Center just about 15 years.

Police boosting patrols around construction zone

FLEETWOOD, Pa.

A major road closure is causing chaos in a Berks County community.

Man guilty of killing girlfriend in college dorm

LANCASTER, Pa.

A man has been found guilty of third-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend inside her college dormitory.

Man charged in firing of gun outside bar

MUHLENBERG TWP., Pa.

A man is facing charges for allegedly firing a handgun outside a bar in Muhlenberg Township.

Kutztown man found to have child porn, AG says

HARRISBURG, Pa.

A Berks County man is one of four people to be charged by the Pennsylvania attorney general's office with child pornography possession.

Authorities urge residents to get rid of leftover drugs

READING, Pa.

Local and federal authorities are inviting people to do a bit a spring cleaning this weekend in an effort to save lives.

Volunteers clean up vandalized basketball building

READING, Pa.

It was all hands on deck in Reading, where volunteers gave it their best shot.

Church hosts day of service for single moms

SPRING TWP., Pa.

A church in Berks County hosted a day of service devoted to single mothers.

Schuylkill Mall going up for sheriff's sale

POTTSVILLE, Pa.

The Schuylkill Mall near Pottsville is up for sheriff's sale.

69 News receives 2016 People's Choice Award

EXETER TWP., Pa.

69 News is celebrating a big honor.

 
 
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