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Penn National OTB prepares to shut its doors

Penn National OTB prepares to shut its doors

The iconic Exeter Township location plans to close its doors this weekend

Drug bust in Spring Township nets K-2 6 000 in cash

Spring Township man arrested for K-2 distribution

According to police, the owner of a home based distributing company in Spring Township was supplying stores in Reading with the deadly drug

Former wrestling star Diamond Dallas Page in Reading

Former wrestling star Diamond Dallas Page in Reading

Fans lined up to meet former professional wrestler Diamond Dallas Page who showed off his stretching skills with some pre-game yoga on the field

Staff at Reading Hospital stuff the bus

Staff at Reading Hospital "stuff the bus"

Employees at a Reading hospital are making sure students have everything they need for the new school year

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Police investigate early morning armed robbery in Lyons

Troopers with the Reading barracks are investigating the armed robbery that occurred just before 5 a.m. Friday on Ash Street just north of State Street in Lyons

Police man tried to sell marijuana meth to undercover cop

Police: man tried to sell marijuana, meth to undercover cop

State police said Jon Knarr admitted to selling marijuana and methamphetamine to the officer

Local Berks site honored by White House

Local Berks site honored by White House

The White House is honoring the Colebrookdale Railroad

 

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Local version of the "Sistine Chapel" trying to survive the test of time

ALBANY TWP., Pa.

The Kempton Hotel has been around since 1874 and once inside you have to look up to see its rich history

Sighting of spotted lanternfly quarantines Colebrookdale

COLEBROOKDALE TWP., Pa.

Another township in Berks County is being quarantined to stop the spread of an invasive pest

Man who attempted to rob bank identified by his girlfriend

READING, Pa.

Officials said Vincent Myers of York County tried to rob the Wells Fargo Bank in the 500 block of Penn Street Wednesday

Plans unveiled for Stokesay Castle development

READING, Pa.

Jack Gulati pitched his idea to Berks County Commissioners Thursday

Police find thousands of dollars' worth of marijuana in Reading man's home

READING, Pa.

Calvin Rosado was arrested Thursday morning in the 1500 of Birch Street

Reading firefighter injured battling fire at vacant house

READING, Pa.

Reading firefighters spent the night battling a two-alarm house fire.

Reading police charge 2 teens in shooting

READING, Pa.

The victim was shot in the abdomen following an argument outside a North Fourth Street home.

Berks man fires shots during domestic dispute

ROCKLAND TWP., Pa.

Authorities say a Berks County man fired shots at a locked door behind which a woman was hiding during an early morning domestic disturbance in Rockland Township.

Volunteers pitch into prep for the Reading 120

READING, Pa.

Volunteers are sprucing up bike trails in Reading ahead of the Reading 120 Pro Cycle Race.

Neighbors seek stop light for busy Reading intersection

READING, Pa

Neighbors who live near S. 5th and Bingaman, in Reading, are hoping to see a light at the end of the tunnel in their quest for a stoplight.

Fightin Phils begin final home stand of season

READING, Pa.

It's another sign that summer is winding down as the Reading Fightin Phils begin the final home stand of the season

Berks County to increase security at county facilities in wake of Chester County attack

A security master plan has already been put into motion, and the county hired a consulting firm to recommend ways to better protect both visitors and employees

Charges dismissed in Berks cockfighting investigation

READING, Pa.

All of the charges connected to an alleged cockfighting operation in Penn Township have been dismissed.

Reading police investigate shooting

READING, Pa.

A man is in the hospital after a shooting in reading early Wednesday night.

Crash shuts down Route 724 in Spring Township

Route 724 in Spring Township between Spohn Road and Iroquois Avenue was shut down for more than nine hours Wednesday after a car wiped out a utility pole.

Local K-9 officers celebrate national dog day in style

WEST PENN TWP., Pa.

West Penn Township K-9 "Gunner" received his very own bulletproof and stab-proof vest thanks to local donations

Plans for $3.4 million transportation center denied

EXETER TOWNSHIP, Pa.

Exeter Township officials are shutting down plans to build a proposed multi-million dollar bus garage

Federal judge calls for release of some detainees at Berks County Residential Center

BERN TWP., Pa.

A federal judge is calling for the release of some detainees at the Berks County Residential Center

Man accused of watching child porn to "relieve stress" heading to trial

EXETER TOWNSHIP, Pa.

Timothy Johnson waived his preliminary hearing Wednesday

Muhlenberg Township police car catches fire

MUHLENBERG TWP., Pa.

The blaze happened around midnight outside the police station in the 200 block of George Street

Police: Toddler struck by truck driven by mother

EXETER TOWNSHIP, Pa.

An Exeter Township toddler is fighting for her life after being struck by a pick-up truck that was driven by her mother, police said

Following incident, Fleetwood school district removes football coach

FLEETWOOD, Pa.

Head coach, James Martinez, was removed following an incident during a scrimmage on Saturday against Saucon Valley

Gov. Mifflin students celebrate the start of school

KENHORST, Pa.

Students from the Governor Mifflin School District are starting the school year off with a party.

Police stress school zone safety as kids head back to school

Police are urging drivers to be cautious as the start of a new school year kicks off across Berks County.

Toddler hit by mother's pickup outside Exeter home, police say

EXETER TWP., Pa.

A small child was seriously injured when she was struck by her mother's pickup truck in the driveway of the family's home in Berks County on Tuesday, police said.

St. Joseph centralizing services in Reading's eastern suburbs

EXETER TWP., Pa.

Penn State Health St. Joseph is promising its patients in Reading's eastern suburbs greater and more convenient access to health care.

Vacation turns tragic for family of firefighters

OCEAN CITY, Md.

A family of volunteer firefighters is asking for help after a trip to the shore turned tragic.

Police: Man tried to sell heroin to undercover officer

MUHLENBERG TWP., Pa.

Police said they busted a Muhlenberg Township man when he tried to sell 100 grams of heroin to an undercover officer.

Reading teachers, district remain at odds over contract

READING, Pa.

A new school year is proving to have the same challenges for teachers in the Reading School District.

Downed pole knocks out power to hundreds in Cumru area

CUMRU TWP., Pa.

A downed utility pole caused some power problems for hundreds of people in and around Cumru Township on Tuesday.

 
 
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