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Hamburg High School

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Hamburg district: Auditor general's report on loss 'deeply flawed'

Calling it "deeply flawed," the Hamburg Area School District responded Friday to the Pennsylvania auditor general's report on the district losing millions of dollars in an interest rate swap.

Amity plane crash

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Hospitalized pilot injured in plane crash improving, doctors say

A pilot who was injured when his small plane crashed in Berks County earlier this week is improving.

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Ex-color guard instructor pleads guilty in student sex case

A former color guard instructor for the Reading High School marching band has admitted in court to her role in a student sex case.

Woman caught on camera stealing puppy from pet store

Woman pleads guilty in theft of puppy from pet store

A high-profile case involving the theft of a puppy caught on camera has concluded with the suspect admitting to the crime.

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Police: Woman makes false rape claim as revenge on ex-boyfriend

A woman's plan to get revenge on her former boyfriend has backfired, police said Friday.

Ice Bucket Challenge raises money for ALS charter school

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Ice Bucket Challenge raises money for ALS, charter school

The ice water was flowing in Reading on Thursday for two organizations.

Laney Brown

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West Reading police advise of traffic restrictions for Laney 5K

The first-ever Laney's Fashionista 5K is set for this Sunday morning in West Reading.

Jonestown bank robbery surveillance

Bank closed; would-be robber leaves empty-handed

A man's apparent plans to rob a bank were thwarted by a locked door.

Costco donates new book bags to Reading school students

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Costco donates new book bags to Reading school students

Hundreds of Reading School District students are ready for the school year, thanks to a generous donation.

Commissioners OK application for courthouse lights grant

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Commissioners OK application for courthouse lights grant

The Berks County Commissioners have endorsed a plan to seek funds to help put lights back on top of the courthouse in downtown Reading.


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    On this day: August 29

    American troops march through a liberated Paris, the King of Pop is born, The Beatles perform their last concert before paying fans, and Hurricane Katrina hits the Gulf Coast, all on this day.

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