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Suspect in theft of Crime Alert donation box surrenders

The man accused of swiping a box filled with cash donated to Crime Alert Berks County is now behind bars.

Prostitution suspects panorama

RPD busts 8 women in undercover prostitution sting

Complaints about prostitution have helped police put a dent in one Reading neighborhood's illegal sex trade.

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Man heading to trial in killing of teen in Reading

A man is heading to trial in the killing of another man in Reading.

Penn State - St. Joseph celebration

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Nittany Lion welcomes St. Joseph to Penn State family

St. Joseph Regional Health Network has been given a roaring welcome to the Penn State University family.

Kutztown Folk Festival

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Despite rain, Kutztown Folk Festival happy with 2015 attendance

The Kutztown Folk Festival has closed the books on another successful year.

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Masked man robs convenience store in Hamburg

A search is underway for the man who robbed a convenience store in northern Berks County on Tuesday.

Construction delays opening of school near Hamburg

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Argall: Budget stalemate delays school projects reimbursement

The start of a new fiscal year without a state budget is impacting school districts in Berks and Schuylkill counties, according to a Pennsylvania lawmaker.

 

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Jehovah's Witnesses set to convene again in Reading

READING, Pa.

Thousands of Jehovah's Witnesses are planning their return to downtown Reading for the first time since 2013.

Giant to close Rockland Street store in Reading

READING, Pa.

The busy commercial district near Albright College in northeast Reading is about to lose a longtime fixture in the neighborhood.

2-week warning: Buttonwood Street Bridge to close July 20

READING, Pa.

If your travels routinely take you across the Buttonwood Street Bridge between Reading and West Reading, here's your two-week notice.

Theft at festival results in struggle between suspect, police

KUTZTOWN, Pa.

A Northampton County woman didn't go quietly during her arrest on theft charges at the Kutztown Folk Festival, according to police.

High-speed chase through Schuylkill County ends in arrest

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, Pa.

Police say the chase on Route 61 South near Cressona and ended in Deer Lake with the arrest of a 39-year-old man.

Fatal accident in Cumru Township claims life of 72-year-old man

CUMRU TWP., Pa.

Cumru Township Police are investigating a two-vehicle crash that left one person dead and four others injured.

Four fire companies called to battle Exeter Township house fire

EXETER TWP., Pa.

A fire severely damaged a home in Exeter Township, Berks County Saturday night.

State Police search for Berks County escapee

READING, Pa.

State Police are searching the Reading area for an escapee from the ADDAPT re-entry facility.

Pat Garrett Amphitheater set to reopen this month

UPPER TULPEHOCKEN TWP., Pa.

For years, it played host to some of the biggest names in country music.

Route 422 East jughandle in Exeter open to traffic

EXETER TWP., Pa.

Motorists on Route 422 East in Exeter Township will now notice some changes in their travels.

Flushed to freedom: Ducklings rescued from storm drain

BERN TWP., Pa.

There were tense moments in Berks County on Friday as police and firefighters worked to rescue ducklings from a storm drain.

Tamaqua Community Pool closed through holiday weekend

TAMAQUA, Pa.

Schuylkill County residents who were planning to enjoy the holiday weekend at the Tamaqua Community Pool should make other arrangements

Donald Trump inspires Berks musician Pat Garrett

UPPER TULPEHOCKEN TWP., Pa.

As the 2016 race for president heats up, Berks County's own Pat Garrett is trying to lighten the mood.

What's on the menu at Kutztown Folk Festival?

KUTZTOWN, Pa.

The Folk Festival is still going strong in Kutztown as it continues through the Fourth of July weekend

Boy, 12, dies after falling into rain-swollen creek, police say

WARWICK TWP., Pa.

A young boy's walk along the French Creek ended in tragedy.

Phanatic’s Galapagos Gang to make MiLB debut in Reading

READING, Pa.

The population of mascots in Baseballtown will nearly double next week.

Berks group using art to educate about storm drain pollution

READING, Pa.

On Thursday, the Schuylkill Action Network and Berks Conservancy will install a storm drain art exhibit in City Park at 11th and Washington streets in downtown Reading.

Boscov's 'Christmas in July' event to benefit people in need

EXETER TWP., Pa.

Christmas is sure to come early this year for local veterans and people in need.

NWS confirms tornado touched down in Honey Brook area

HONEY BROOK TWP., Pa.

A path of damage and destruction on the border between Berks and Chester counties was caused by a tornado, according to the National Weather Service.

Exeter man jailed on child pornography charges

EXETER TWP., Pa.

A Berks County man is behind bars on more than two dozen child pornography charges.

Santander Arena to host free World Cup viewing party

READING, Pa.

The United States' win over Germany in the women's World Cup soccer tournament has set the stage for what's being billed as Berks Country's largest soccer viewing party of all time.

Police probe 'string of mischief' in Muhlenberg Township

MUHLENBERG TWP., Pa.

Residents in a quiet Muhlenberg Township community have a string of questions regarding some dangerous mischief.

Berks hotels booked for pope's Philly visit; 'It's unreal'

READING, Pa.

Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia is generating excitement all around the region.

Kutztown Folk Festival avoids brunt of severe weather

KUTZTOWN, Pa.

The wet weather is having an impact at the Kutztown Folk Festival.

Firefighters called to Reading Eagle building

READING, Pa.

At least five firetrucks were parked for a time outside the Penn Street structure.

Schuylkill County boy hit by car, flown to hospital

BLYTHE TWP., Pa.

The 12-year-old was riding a scooter Monday when he was struck by a Honda that ran a stop sign, Pennsylvania State Police say.

Crafters busy at the Kutztown Folk Festival

KUTZTOWN, Pa.

It's a busy week in kutztown as hundreds of thousands of people come for the annual Kutztown Folk Festival.

Police ID victim of deadly shooting in Reading

READING, Pa.

Reading police have identified the man who was shot and killed in a homicide over the weekend.

Folk Festival vendor makes something money can't buy

KUTZTOWN, Pa.

The festival is an event that features locally made crafts, food and quilts

Crash takes out pole on 422 in Exeter, knocks out electricity

EXETER TWP., Pa.

An accident involving a dump truck and a tractor trailer has created quite a mess on a major highway in Berks County.

 
 
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