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Ice bucket challenge

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Local groups, businesses joining in on 'Ice Bucket Challenge'

Joining in on the fast-growing trend, businesses and groups across Berks County are drenching themselves as part of the "Ice Bucket Challenge" movement for ALS awareness.

Muhlenberg accident #2

Good Samaritan jumps into action after violent wreck on bypass

Three people are lucky to be alive after a guardrail impaled a vehicle during a violent wreck on a busy highway.

Muhlenberg accident #2

Guardrail pierces car; 'It's a miracle no one was decapitated,' police say

An accident in Berks County certainly looked bad, but officials on the scene said it could easily have been much worse.

Luis Antonio Segura Jr.

All 7 men wanted in connection with fatal stabbing now in custody

Reading police have arrested all seven of the alleged gang members wanted in connection with a deadly stabbing over the weekend.

Gas leak at Walmart

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Gas main struck in Walmart; store evacuated

Leaking gas from a struck line forced the evacuation of a Walmart store in Berks County on Monday.

Head-on crash in Schuylkill County

No injuries after head-on crash in Schuylkill County

Crews in Schuylkill County were at the scene violent head-on crash Sunday afternoon.

Exeter barn destoyed by fire

Fire destroys barn in Exeter Township, damages neighboring home

A fire destroyed a barn and caused heat damage to a neighboring home in Exeter Township, Berks County.

Reading homicide

7 charged in connection with deadly Reading stabbing

Five of the seven people charged in connection with Saturday's deadly stabbing in Reading are now in custody, according to court documents.

Cabela's exterior

Motorcycle swiped from Cabela's parking lot

Police are searching for the person who swiped a motorcycle from the Cabela's parking lot on Saturday.

Reading homicide

Reading police continue search for suspects in deadly stabbing

Reading Police are looking for at least three additional suspects in a deadly stabbing early Saturday morning. Three other men, including a teenager, are already charged in connection to the death.

 
 
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