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Salvation Army closing thrift store in Muhlenberg

Salvation Army closing thrift store in Muhlenberg

The Salvation Army Thrift Store in Muhlenberg Township will be closing for good.

Reading police car outside Southern Middle School

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Berks schools awarded grants for safety programs

Schools in Berks County are among 123 across Pennsylvania that will share in $2.6 million in safe schools targeted grants.

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Education fund set up for crash victim's young sons

Anyone wishing to pay tribute to one of the two people killed in the pileup on Route 222 in Berks County this week is being asked to do so by helping her two children.

Kutztown leaf collector rescue

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Man struck, trapped by leaf collector in Kutztown

Emergency crews have rescued a man who was reportedly struck by a leaf collector and trapped beneath its wheels.

Reading police shooting range

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Firearms training range sparking outcry from nearby residents

A shooting range used to train Reading police officers is sparking controversy among residents in Cumru Township.

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Earl added to municipalities quarantined for spotted lanternfly

A state quarantine imposed following the discovery of the spotted lanternfly -- an invasive insect that is new to the United States -- has once again been expanded in Berks County.

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DNA links suspect to shooting at nightclub in Reading

A man is now behind bars thanks to DNA that linked him to a stolen gun found at the scene of a shooting in Reading, police said.

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Firefighters battle multi-alarm brush fire in Exeter

Firefighters have extinguished a brush fire in Exeter Township.

Survivor of deadly crash: 'It happened in the blink of an eye'

A man who survived a terrifying crash on Route 222 Wednesday in Berks County said he still remembers the moment of impact.

Trust fund established for boy who survived alleged abuse

Trust fund established for boy who survived alleged abuse

A trust fund has been established for the brother of a little boy who, police said, was tortured for days at the hands of his mother and her boyfriend.


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