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City Council approves new Reading Fire Chief

City Council approves new Reading Fire Chief

The Reading Fire Department officially has a new leader.

Police ARL seek tips after dog found abandoned

Police, ARL seek tips after dog found abandoned

Reading police are searching for leads after a small dog was found abandoned, sealed in a plastic bag and left for dead.

Reading City Council meeting

Mayor refuses to sign water lease, Council to litigate

The Reading City Council voted unanimously tonight to authorize the initiation of litigation to require Mayor Vaughn Spencer to execute the Water Lease Agreement with the Reading Area Water Authority.

Reading City Council meeting

New safety leaders appointed for the City of Reading

The City of Reading resolved to promote two members of the city's safety crew during Monday night's meeting.

Green Dragon to open Friday

Green Dragon to open Friday

The Green Dragon Flea Market in Ephrata Township, Lancaster County is poised to open for the first time since a fire broke out in one of its buildings.

Partnership could speed up bridge repairs

Partnership could speed up bridge repairs

PennDOT says it's evaluating a first-of-its-kind public- private partnership to speed up bridge repairs.

Bomb squad called in for old metal lunchbox

It was a tense morning for students at a Berks County high school as a bomb squad was called in for a suspicious item.

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Man makes off with church bake sale money, police say

Police say a 19-year-old Reading man tried to make off with the proceeds of a church bake sale Sunday.

Dog gets new lease on life

New lease on life for dog found abandoned in plastic bag

Police in Reading are looking for the person who abandoned a dog in a plastic bag.

Berks K9 Unit gets grant

Berks K-9 Division gets $5,000 donation from PetSmart

The Berks County Sheriff's Office K-9 Division got a $5,000 donation from PetSmart.


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