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FirstEnergy Stadium in Reading

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2nd Annual LGBT Night coming back to FirstEnergy Stadium

Monday night is the 2nd Annual LGBT Night at FirstEnergy Stadium.

Red Rose approves pursuing merger with BARTA

Red Rose approves pursuing merger with BARTA

BARTA is another step closer to merging with its Lancaster County counterpart

One dead after crash in Windsor Township

Berks man dies in accident after hitting tree, overturning vehicle

A one-car accident left a 21 year-old Berks County man dead Thursday.

Carjackers plan fails when gun falls apart police say

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Carjackers' plan fails when gun falls apart, police say

Neighbors are on edge after an attempted carjacking in Reading.

City Council RAWA come to an agreement

RAWA authorizes execution of new lease, requests small changes

Reading Area Water Authority (RAWA) moved to authorize execution of the 4th Amendment to the lease agreement between RAWA and the City of Reading on Thursday, but not without leaving room for small changes.

Traffic flagger killed in Schuylkill County

Traffic flagger struck by vehicle, killed in Schuylkill County

Officials say a man directing traffic was killed in Schuylkill County Thursday.

Crime Alert celebrates another year with Redner s donation

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Crime Alert celebrates another year with Redner's donation

The number one crime stoppers group in Pennsylvania is celebrating another successful year.

Grant allows police to target aggressive motorcyclists

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Grant allows Exeter police to target aggressive motorcyclists

Police in Exeter Township are cracking down on aggressive driving.

Pedestrian killed in Heidelberg crash

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Deadly pedestrian accident investigated as hit-and-run, police say

An accident that took the life of a man walking across Route 422 in Berks County is being investigated as a hit-and-run, state police said Thursday.

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Berks man charged in theft of millions in public money

A Berks County man is one of two people charged in the alleged theft of more than $3.6 million in taxpayer money.


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