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Reading police investigating shooting, victim in surgery

Police in Reading are investigating a shooting that happened Saturday morning.

Busy shopping weekend before Christmas

Busy shopping weekend before Christmas

It's the last weekend before Christmas and for many shoppers that means it's time to hit the shelves to snag last minute deals

Ceremony honors woman who helped create Hispanic Center

Ceremony honors woman who helped create Hispanic Center

One of the founders of The Hispanic Center was on the receiving end of a surprise Friday.

Pine Forge Academy

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Email to school: Pay $1 million or be hacked

State police are investigating $1 million hacking threat against a local school.

Reading police officer suspended with intent to dismiss

Reading police officer suspended with intent to dismiss

A Reading police officer is in hot water.

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Berks woman among 20 arrested in insurance fraud sweep

Twenty people across Pennsylvania, including one in Berks County, have been arrested for a variety of unrelated insurance fraud offenses, the state's attorney general announced Friday.

Mail carrier hero

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Mail carrier a 'hero' for saving elderly man's life, police say

A local mail carrier is being hailed a hero after potentially saving an elderly man's life.

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PSU committee OKs proposal to acquire St. Joseph health network

A Penn State University proposal to acquire the Berks County-based St. Joseph Regional Health Network took another step forward Friday.

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Injured driver freed from wrecked car in Exeter

At least one person was taken to the hospital following an accident in Exeter Township.

Power outage in Exeter area

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Fallen line knocks out power to hundreds in Exeter area

A downed power line sparked some trouble in and around Exeter Township on Friday.


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  • Elvis Presley meets President Richard Nixon

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    On this day: December 21

    The Pilgrims land on Plymouth Rock, the first crossword puzzle is published, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" premieres, Gen. Patton dies, and Elvis visits Nixon at the White House, all on this day.

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