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Wilson names new school superintendent

The Wilson School District is naming its new leader.

Police ID victim of fatal shooting in Reading

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Fatal shooting in Reading: Police consider self-defense

Police have identified the man who was shot and killed outside a busy Dollar General store in Reading.

Berks man struck killed by police car in OCMD

Berks man struck, killed by police car in OCMD

A Berks County man, believed to be on vacation, was struck and killed by a police car in Ocean City, Maryland, early Tuesday morning.

Red Cross Heroes Fire safety

Red Cross Heroes: Fire safety

The call goes out and they spring into action.

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Car, school bus collide; 17 students to hospitals

More than a dozen students were taken to the hospital following an accident involving their school bus and a car in Berks County.

Stabbing near railroad tracks in Reading

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Wounded man near tracks possibly stabbed, police say

Police are working to determined how a man ended up wounded beside a set of railroad tracks in northwest Reading.

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Man killed by gunfire in Reading

Police are investigating the shooting of a man outside a busy Dollar General store in Reading.

 

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Brewers raise glass to restored monument

READING, Pa.

Volunteers from across the country are rallying around a historic monument that was vandalized in Reading.

Crime Alert launches 'Ribbons of Respect' campaign

WYOMISSING, Pa.

A show of support for members of law enforcement is now in full swing in Berks County.

Sheetz hiring hundreds in Berks, surrounding counties

ALTOONA, Pa.

Sheetz is planning to hire hundreds of workers in our area.

Reading-based troopers honor fallen comrades

READING, Pa.

Pennsylvania State Police troopers who have made the ultimate sacrifice are being remembered.

More than 20 arrested in drug sweep in Tamaqua

TAMAQUA, Pa.

The Tamaqua Police Department worked with the Schuylkill County Drug Task Force to conduct a drug sweep operation Monday morning. 


Red Cross Heroes: 911 dispatcher

BERN TWP., Pa.

Telecommunicator Robert Mountz Sr. has been at the Berks County Emergency Services Center just about 15 years.

Police boosting patrols around construction zone

FLEETWOOD, Pa.

A major road closure is causing chaos in a Berks County community.

Man guilty of killing girlfriend in college dorm

LANCASTER, Pa.

A man has been found guilty of third-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend inside her college dormitory.

Man charged in firing of gun outside bar

MUHLENBERG TWP., Pa.

A man is facing charges for allegedly firing a handgun outside a bar in Muhlenberg Township.

Kutztown man found to have child porn, AG says

HARRISBURG, Pa.

A Berks County man is one of four people to be charged by the Pennsylvania attorney general's office with child pornography possession.

Authorities urge residents to get rid of leftover drugs

READING, Pa.

Local and federal authorities are inviting people to do a bit a spring cleaning this weekend in an effort to save lives.

Volunteers clean up vandalized basketball building

READING, Pa.

It was all hands on deck in Reading, where volunteers gave it their best shot.

Church hosts day of service for single moms

SPRING TWP., Pa.

A church in Berks County hosted a day of service devoted to single mothers.

Schuylkill Mall going up for sheriff's sale

POTTSVILLE, Pa.

The Schuylkill Mall near Pottsville is up for sheriff's sale.

69 News receives 2016 People's Choice Award

EXETER TWP., Pa.

69 News is celebrating a big honor.

Amity Fire Company carnival this weekend

AMITY TWP, Pa.

A carnival in Amity Township is lighting up the sky.

Santander Arena, PAC launch #Concerts4Cans

READING, Pa.

A year-long food drive is aiming to hit the right note in the fight against hunger.

Pills for Phils: Exchange unused drugs for tickets

READING, Pa.

Officials in Berks County will work to get dangerous drugs out of homes and off the streets.

Thieves taking aim at unlocked cars

SPRING TWP., Pa.

More than 20 cars have been broken into so far this month in Spring Township.

Dinosaurs come to life in Reading

READING, Pa.

It's a chance to experience dinosaurs like you've never seen them before.

Truck flips, catches fire in Washington Twp.

WASHINGTON TWP., Pa.

State police are investigating a crash involving a truck in Berks County.

Harrisburg bishop hospitalized after not feeling well

HARRISBURG, Pa.

The Roman Catholic bishop of Harrisburg is in a hospital after not feeling well.

Arrests in Reading-York drug operation

READING, Pa.

Two Reading men are behind bars in connection with a large scale drug operation.

Central Berks police seek tips in daytime burglary

LOWER ALSACE TWP., Pa.

Police are seeking tips in the case of a daytime burglary in Berks County.

Defense expert: Millersville student died of nosebleed, not assault

LANCASTER, Pa.

A defense expert says a college freshman, who died in her Pennsylvania dorm room last year, wasn't beaten or strangled, but died from a "massive nosebleed" caused by a previous fracture of her eye socket.

DA speaks about ongoing investigation at NHS School

READING, Pa.

Two staff members at the Northwestern Human Services (NHS) School in Reading are on administrative leave after videos of fights involving students surfaced, officials said.

Met-Ed proposes electric rate hike

MUHLENBERG TWP., Pa.

Met-Ed customers could see their bills climb in the coming months.

More seniors arming selves for protection, NRA says

SAINT LAWRENCE, Pa.

Gun sales across the country are soaring, and demand is especially high among senior citizens.

Federal inmate charged for having homemade weapon

MINERSVILLE, Pa.

Thirty-six-year-old Davon Perry, a prison inmate, has been indicted for allegedly possessing a homemade sharpened weapon last June.

Car rams rear of school bus in Reading

READING, Pa.

At least one person was injured in an accident involving a car and a school bus in Reading.

 
 
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