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Berks Sustainability Festival continues despite heat

Berks Sustainability Festival to take place despite heatwave

Despite the heat wave, events and activities in West Reading Park are moving forward this weekend.

Ambush killing in Schuykill County

Police name suspect, victim in East Brunswick fatal shooting

The shooter was found dead about 3 miles west of New Ringgold

Amity Township car theft

Police nab suspect in car theft of 83-year-old man

Authorities said the Amity Twp. man hopped into the car when the driver stopped to check a door.

Jehovah s Witness Convention in Reading

Conventions brings millions to Berks County

Reading is hosting one of five Jehovah's Witness conventions this weekend.

Reading hosts Jehovah's Witnesses Convention

Reading hosts Jehovah's Witnesses Convention

Philadelphia might be busy with preparing for the Democratic National Convention next week, but Reading is getting ready for one, too.

Charges refiled against Reading police officer

Charges refiled against Reading police officer; defense attorney surprised by move

The Berks County District Attorney is refiling charges against Reading police officer, Jesus Santiago-DeJesus who had charges against him dismissed last month.

2 dead in East Brunswick shooting gunman killed himself

2 dead in East Brunswick shooting

Pennsylvania State Police were called to the scene of a reported shooting in Schuylkill County Friday morning.

 

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Greenwich Township reorganizes police department

Greenwich Township committee voted 3-1 to eliminate the deputy chief of police position and appoint Lt. Dennis Cahill as officer in charge until litigation can be wrapped up regarding former Chief Rich Hummer.

Trying to save Berks County's 'Green Truck'

LAURELDALE, Pa.

The community is rallying behind Dave Fahnauer and the memories his ice cream truck has provided.

Charges re-filed against Reading police officer

READING, Pa.

Jesus Santiago-Dejesus will face charges after a district judge dismissed the case.

Charges refiled against Reading police officer

READING, Pa.

Charges have been reifiled against against a Reading police officer, who prosecutors said punched a woman and smashed her cell phone during a traffic stop. The Berks County District Attorney's Office made the announcement on Thursday.

Fleetwood police say wayward bovine returns home

FLEETWOOD, Pa.

The 'cantankerous' cow was rounded up Wednesday, according to the police chief.

A sibling's gift of life

MAIDENCREEK TWP., Pa.

A Berks County woman saved her brother by donating a kidney.

Turnpike tolls to go up in 2017

Next year, drivers on the Pennsylvania Turnpike will be paying more.

Reading Bomb Squad detonates suspicious package donated to Goodwill

ST. LAWRENCE, Pa.

The Reading Bomb Squad jumped into action when a suspicious package turned up at the Goodwill Store in St. Lawrence. Police say it was a box filled with blasting caps.

Exeter School Board approves disposal of unused equipment

The Exeter Township School Board met Tuesday evening for a meeting that included a lot of housekeeping items to be voted upon.

Cumru police plan community outreach

In light of recent events across the country, Chief of Police Madison Wincester announced that the department will be hosting a police forum and community meeting on Wednesday, August 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the recreation center.

Berks community rallies around damaged dino

READING, Pa.

Vandals damaged the animatronic dinosaur outside the Reading Public Museum.

Suspicious package prompts Goodwill evacuation

ST. LAWRENCE, Pa.

A thrift store in Berks County was evacuated Tuesday afternoon due to a suspicious package.

Arrest made in Lower Heidelberg shooting

LOWER HEIDELBERG TWP.

Police have arrested a Reading man in connection with a shooting at a party in Berks County.

Volunteers clean up area near Kernsville Dam

TILDEN TWP., Pa.

Summer activities can be all fun and games, until things get messy.

Reading Police Chief reacts to recent shootings

In light of attacks on police in Baton Rouge and Dallas, Reading Police Chief Andres Dominguez said the first thing that crosses his mind is the families of the fallen officers.

First-time delegate from Berks County at the RNC

CLEVELAND

Retired Womelsdorf police Chief John Reber said he's impressed with security in Cleveland.

Berks police after Baton Rouge: 'We're here to help'

Police departments are planning more community engagement in wake of high-profile shootings.

Berks County company outfitting champions

READING, Pa.

GK Elite Sportswear is designing and creating uniforms for the U.S. gymnastics teams.

Reading man accused of holding friend hostage

READING, Pa.

Police said the 27-year-old lured the victim to his apartment by asking for help with a project.

Police respond to overnight shooting in Lower Heidelberg Township

LOWER HEIDELBERG TWP., Pa.

Police responded to an overnight shooting in Lower Heidelberg Township.

Rock icon Alice Cooper comes to Reading

READING, Pa.

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Alice Cooper is coming to Reading later this year.

Luzerne County man killed in crash

NORTH UNION TWP.

A Luzerne County man was killed in a Schuylkill County crash.

Girl raises money for damaged dinosaur

WYOMISSING, Pa.

A popular exhibit at the Reading Public Museum that was vandalized is getting help for repairs thanks to a little girl.

People ride belt sanders to benefit MS Society

EXETER TOWNSHIP, Pa.

Saturday in Berks County, people were revving up their power tools for a race benefiting a special cause.

Reading woman charged along with son in ex-husband's 2008 murder

SOMERSET, Pa.

The ex-wife of a western Pennsylvania man authorities said was killed in 2008 is now charged with murder, and her son - who was charged earlier - now says that his mother killed the victim and has led authorities to a body.

Security guard arrested for stealing from Berks County company

RICHMOND TOWNSHIP, Pa.

A security guard was arrested for stealing from a company he was hired to protect.

Community comes together to fix damaged dinosaur

READING, Pa.

The community is rallying after vandals damaged a robotic dinosaur outside of the Reading Public Museum

Three vehicle accident in Berks County sends 1 to hospital

MUHLENBERG TWP., Pa.

A stretch of Route 61 in Muhlenberg Township remained shut down for part of Friday evening as police investigated a crash involving a PennDOT truck, a GMC Envoy and a dirt bike

Teachers help Reading teen's dream come true

READING, Pa.

A Reading teenager's dream is coming true, and it's all thanks to her teachers.

France native in Berks: 'We have to be strong'

EXETER TWP., Pa.

The attack in Nice created scary moments for one Berks County man who has family in France.

 
 
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