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West Reading Police seek burglary suspects seen in surveillance video

Police in West Reading hope newly released surveillance video will lead them to whoever stole $70,000 worth of merchandise from a business.

Crews battle house fire in Muhlenberg Township

A house caught fire Sunday afternoon in Muhlenberg Township.

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.

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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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    On this day: December 22

    Christmas tree lights are born, the Lincoln Tunnel opens, Alvin and The Chipmunks hit No. 1, the "Shoe Bomber" tries to take down a transatlantic flight, and "Don't ask, don't tell" is repealed, all on this day.

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